Financial Support

Our mission is to make all of our programs accessible. Every fee-based offering has a limited number of pay-what-you-can spots available to support self-identified people of color, members of marginalized groups (queer people, transgender people, and  people with disabilities) and those in financial need (those for whom the cost to attend is not financially possible). 

These spots are offered on a first come, first served basis. Please pay at the highest level you can afford. In order for this support to be available, we rely on those who can afford to pay the full price to do so.

Find out if spots are available by clicking REGISTER NOW on the event you are interested in.

Safety 

We work to protect the safety of all students. We reserve the right to remove any student from any class, sitting group, retreat, or any event if the student is disruptive to the safe learning environment we maintain for all.

Cancellation & Refunds

We reserve the right to cancel a class or special event due to low enrollment or other circumstances which would make the event non-viable. If InsightLA cancels an event you’ve registered for, you will be offered a full refund. If an event has to be postponed for any reason, you will have the option to either receive a full refund or transfer your registration to the same event at the new, future date. If you cancel, we apply a 5% credit processing fee and the refunded amounts are listed below:

MBSR, MSC, & MBHC, Mindfulness for Beginners & Special Events

7 days – 95% Refund
<7 days – No Refunds – Credit given if requested or donation to InsightLA

Non-Residential Retreats

>7 days – 95% Refund
<7 days – No Refunds – Credit given if requested or donation to InsightLA

Residential Retreats

> 8 weeks – amount paid less $100
4-8 weeks – amount paid less $175
2-4 weeks – amount paid less $300
< 2 weeks – No refund

Residential Retreats with Financial Support:

> 8 weeks – amount paid less $75
4-8 weeks – amount paid less $100
2-4 weeks – amount paid less $200
< 2 weeks – No refund

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In this day-long women’s retreat, join Senior Teacher Justine Dawson and the women of InsightLA to settle the chattering mind and touch deeply into the wisdom of the body.

Spend a day in the nourishing, empowering company of women* as we meditate, reflect, practice embodiment and open to the desires of mid-summer. 

Opening to Desire

In a safe and supportive space, we will explore desire as an energy which sparks inspiration, nourishes vitality, and fuels creativity. During this day-long retreat, expect to move between silent practice, introspective journaling, enlivening group inquiry and warm-hearted connection in community.

Who is this day-long retreat for?

This women’s retreat is for those who are yearning to connect more intimately to the wisdom of the body and the deepest arisings of the soul.

*All female-identified beings are welcome. Mindfulness, meditation and inquiry practices are suitable for all levels, from beginners to advanced practitioners. 

Where is this retreat located? 

This event will take place in-person at the Benedict Canyon Retreat House and live online (the program will not be recorded). Find directions, information on what to bring and more on this link.

Attending in person? Please note, 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 in-person. Masks are optional as all attendees are fully vaccinated. Attendance is limited to allow for social distancing.

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Volunteer for InsightLA

We are recruiting one volunteer for Zoom set up and moderation on-site, and a second volunteer for space setup. If you are interested please fill out the form here.  

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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.

Justine Dawson Senior Teacher

Justine Dawson is a teacher and guide of mindfulness, intimacy and awakening. A 25 year practitioner of Insight Meditation, she completed training as a teacher under Jack Kornfield in 2012. In addition to her training and practice in traditional meditation and Buddhist psychology, Justine has devoted over 15 years to engaged practice and teaching in... Read more

Pricing Options
Class Fee In-Person $85
Class Fee Online $85

Financial Support

Our mission is to make all of our programs accessible. Every fee-based offering has a limited number of pay-what-you-can spots available to support members of marginalized groups (people of color, queer people, people with disabilities) and those in financial need (those for whom the cost to attend is not financially possible).

These spots are offered on a first come, first served basis. Please pay at the highest level you can afford. In order for this support to be available, we rely on those who can afford to pay the full price to do so.

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