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.

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.

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.

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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  • Experience Levels Experienced
  • Date/Time Saturday, October 26, 2019
    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Refund and Event Policies

Location: Outside at the Ocean’s Edge, Malibu

Time: 8:00 to 4:00 pm

It’s time to listen to the world. In order to listen, we need some stability of mind, and a way to work with our hard-wired preoccupations. If you have some skills around this, please join us for a sitting and walking in silence. There will be a Dharma Talk and short individual meetings with Ava Stanton if you like. The Just Show Up Zen Sangha* would love to have you join us.

Please plan to arrive by 7:30 so you have time to walk to the retreat location with your lunch and weather gear. We will sit on an open porch above the ocean, and there is space inside (if you get cold, for instance).

We will start with an orientation at 8:00. If you cannot arrive by 8:15, please join us another time – we have a small window of practice time together and it’s essential that we start together and learn the simple forms that will hold the container of silence and safety.

Please bring a simple lunch and any snacks you might need.

We will walk on the beach in the afternoon during lower tides.

A few words about this Zen retreat: The forms are simple; we do all our sitting and walking together. Our practice is disciplined, not harsh. We accommodate chairs, lying down, and standing. Our sitting periods will not be more than 30 minutes, so we ask that you find a posture and stay with it for the sitting period. Sitting still makes listening possible.

If you have any questions, please email Ava Stanton at ava@insightLA.org

Cost: $50.00 – $65.00

This covers InsightLA fees and retreat fees

Dana for Ava Stanton can be given on site

Please note this retreat is for students with some meditation experience. 

* We sit Monday and Friday mornings at the InsightLA Santa Monica Meditation Canter

Pricing Options
Cost $50

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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 email support@insightLA.org to be added to the financial support waitlist.

For payment plan requests, please email support@insightla.org.