Financial Support

We are committed to providing opportunities for all people to participate in our programs. We are able to offer payment plans for students who request them.  Approximately 50% of programming is donation-based, pay what you can. If you are interested in attending an offering that is tuition-based and are not able to afford the cost of the class, we offer financial support to reduce the fee of the class on a first-come first-served basis. 

We have funding allocated for People of Color (POC), Queer people, folks with serious medical conditions, and young adults (age 18-24). Funding is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Funding is budgeted per class, retreat or event and because of high demand, can run out quickly.   

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.

Drop-in Classes 

>24 hours – Fully refundable 

<24 hours – No Refunds – Credit given if requested or donation to InsightLA

 

Class Series

>7 days – Fully refundable 

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


Non-Residential retreats 

>7 days – Fully refundable 

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

 

Residential Retreats 

> 8 weeks

    Full refund

4-8 weeks

    50% refund

2-4 weeks

    25% refund

< 2 weeks

    No Refunds

 

Special Events

>7 days – Fully refundable 

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

 

Trainings & Study Programs 

> 8 weeks

    Full refund

4-8 weeks

    50% refund

2-4 weeks

    25% refund

< 2 weeks

    No Refunds

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Event Policies

Come spend the weekend at ILA’s beautiful Benedict Canyon Retreat House deepening your Insight meditation practice with other meditators. In this weekend we will learn how to cultivate the seven factors of awakening to support the development of our meditation. The seven factors are mindfulness, investigation, energy, joy, tranquility, concentration, and equanimity. By bringing mindful attention to our moment to moment experience, we can learn to balance and deepen our practice together to bring forth these factors. We will focus on practices that quiet the mind and open the heart, supporting continuity of mindfulness and the unfolding of insight.

There will be periods of silent sitting and walking meditation with some instruction and guidance, Dharma talks, and some periods of mindful q and a. Enjoy the seclusion and peace that a weekend of quiet practice in community offers. 

Participants are encouraged to continue practicing mindfulness in the evenings at home in the evenings to strengthen their continuity of mindfulness for the full retreat experience, although this is a non-residential retreat.

Please bring your own water bottle, lunch and snacks each day.

Schedule:

Saturday, August 31st – 9am – 4pm

Sunday, September 1st – 9am – 4pm

Monday, September 2nd – 9:30am – 3pm

Space is limited, please be sure to sign up soon if you plan on joining us.

Pricing Options
Base $225
Supporter $325
Sustainer $425

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