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.

In the event that these spots have been claimed and you’re interested in attending please email support@insightla.org to be added to the financial support waitlist.

In addition, we offer Payment Plans in a variety of amounts and durations (ie: If the class is $100 you can make 2 monthly payments of $50 or 4 monthly payments of $25). For payment plan requests, please email support@insightla.org

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:

Drop-in Classes 

>24 hours – 95% Refund

<24 hours – No Refunds

Class Series

>7 days – 95% Refund

<7 days – No Refunds


Non-Residential retreats 

>7 days – 95% Refund

<7 days – No Refunds

 

Residential Retreats 

> 8 weeks

   95% refund

4-8 weeks

    50% refund

2-4 weeks

    20% refund

< 2 weeks

    No Refunds

 

Special Events

>7 days – 95% Refund 

<7 days – No Refunds

 

Trainings & Study Programs 

> 8 weeks

   95% refund

4-8 weeks

    50% refund

2-4 weeks

    20% refund

< 2 weeks

    No Refunds

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  • Location Online
  • Experience Levels All
  • Date Starts Saturday, March 25, 2023
    Ends Friday, March 31, 2023

    6 nights

Refund and Event Policies

Please note this retreat meets the requirements for participants in Jack Kornfield + Tara Brach’s Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification program through Sounds True. Please read the Criteria for MMTCP Retreat Attendance Requirements.

In this 6-night retreat, we will explore mindfulness practice based on the Four Establishments of Mindfulness with an emphasis on awareness and wisdom. In this style, we encourage practicing with a natural and relaxed attitude while developing continuity of awareness with present moment experience. 

We will strengthen mindfulness by devoting much of each day to formal sitting and walking practice. Some retreatants may wish to dedicate themselves fully to home retreat during this week. Others may have responsibilities with work or family, while still retaining a core of many hours of formal practice. Because our aim is to cultivate more continuous mindfulness, attending in a relaxed manner to our ordinary daily activities can also support our practice. 

This retreat is suitable for practitioners of all experience levels. Practicing with the Four Establishments of Mindfulness provides a clear an accessible entry into the world of meditation practice. These practices also deepen mental calm, refine understanding of how to relate to the body and mind, and foster the conditions for letting go into greater freedom.  

Daily practice guidance will be provided through meditation instructions, Dhamma talks, Q&A sessions, and practice discussions with the teachers.

When we are aware, with the right attitude & right understanding, then the mind has wisdom & it becomes stronger. This is not because we are putting in a lot of energy; if we use too much energy the mind will become tired. If we have awareness with wisdom & continuity, then the mind becomes stronger & stronger. When the mind becomes stronger it can do its job.
-Sayadaw U Tejaniya

We have designed this retreat so that it can work well from the Pacific to the Eastern time zones. 

Tentative Schedule (All Times in Pacific Time):
OPENING DAY (March 25)
4:00 – 8:00pm Opening Session

FULL DAY SCHEDULE (March 26 – March 30)
6:00 – 6:45am Sitting
6:45 – 8:30am Walking / Breakfast / Home practice
8:30 – 9:15am Sitting
9:15 – 9:45am Walking
9:45 – 10:45am Instructions and Guiding
10:45 – 11:45am Walking
11:45am – 12:15pm Sitting
12:15 – 1:45pm Lunch / Walking
1:45 – 2:30pm Sitting
2:30 – 4:00pm Walking / Home practice
4:00 – 5:00pm Dharma talk and Q&A
5:00 – 5:30pm Walking
5:30 – 6:00pm Sitting 
6:00 – 7:15pm Dinner / Walking
7:15 – 8:00pm Sitting
8:00pm Rest or further practice

CLOSING DAY (March 31)
6:00 – 6:45am Sitting
6:45 – 8:30am Walking / Breakfast / Home practice
8:30 – 9:15am Sitting
9:15 – 9:45am Walking
9:45 – 10:45am Instructions and Guiding
10:45 – 11:45am Walking
11:45am – 12:15pm Sitting
12:15 – 1:45pm Lunch / Walking
1:45 – 2:30pm Sitting
2:30 – 4:00pm Walking / Home practice
4:00 – 5:00pm Closing talk and Q&A
5:00pm End of retreat
*All are strongly encouraged to attend as much of this retreat as your schedule allows with emphasis on the bolded sessions. Each retreatant will attend two group meetings in the week.

Pricing Options
Class Fee $545

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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.

In the event that these spots have been claimed and you’re interested in attending please fill out this intake form to apply for financial support or a payment plan.

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