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  • Location Benedict Canyon Retreat House
  • Experience Levels All
  • This class is a donation based class. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
  • Date/Time Sunday, January 7, 2024
    7:00 PM - 8:30 PM PT
  • Ride Sharing Sign-Up

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Sit and meditate in person within the beautiful nature-rich environs of the Benedict Canyon Retreat House. Share in the collective wisdom of others.

The middle-era adult faces unique challenges around integrating the teachings of mindfulness and compassion in daily life while navigating substantial life transitions. We address these challenges with seated meditation practice and reflective readings within a supportive, mindful community.

If you have a topic regarding career, romantic or familial relationships, or life choices that you’d like to bring more clarity to, bring it to the group!

First Sundays
This affinity group meets in person on the first Sunday of the month from 7-8:30pm, with some additional fifth Sundays listed here on this page as they are announced. 

Attendees will have optional time for connection from 8:30-9pm after the session finishes.

We also meet online on the third Sunday of every month. To register for the online practice group please click here.

Scheduled Teachers: 
Sept 3rd: Eileen Ybarra  
Oct 1st: Eileen Ybarra
Oct 29th: Julian Kehs
Nov 5th: Julian Kehs 
Dec 3rd: Michael  Karakashian, PhD

Where is this event located? 
This event takes place in person at the Benedict Canyon Retreat House. As weather permits, expect to be mostly outdoors. 

Find directions and accessibility information here. Please consider carpooling as there is limited parking available (more info). Click Sign Up to the left for ride-share options. 


Donation Based

Although this is a donation-based class, registration is required.

Suggested donation: $20.

If you cannot make it, please cancel your reservation so that others may attend in your place. Space is limited.

COVID-19 Protocol
In keeping with the principles of the dharma that underlie our activities, primarily non-harming, we are requiring that all attendees be fully vaccinated in order to attend this in-person event. Masks are optional as all attendees are fully vaccinated. Attendance is limited to 30 to allow for social distancing.

Exciting News!
InsightLA is running a Food Bank Program to offer our community the opportunity to support the Westside Food Bank and help folks dealing with low income living and/or experiencing houselessness. To participate please click here.

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