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  • Location Online
  • Experience Levels All
  • This class is a donation based class. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
  • Date/Time Friday, September 24, 2021
    7:30 PM - 9:00 PM PT

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This drop-in, donation-based sitting group meets for 90 minutes once a month (every third Friday) and is dedicated to those who identify as being in recovery from addictions/dependencies of all kinds. It is facilitated by trained InsightLA mindfulness teachers who are in recovery themselves. All participants are anonymous.

The purpose of the group is to create a safe, welcoming, and trauma-informed environment in which to explore the ways in which mindfulness and the strength of community can support recovery. This group is not affiliated with, nor is it a substitute for any existing program of recovery such as the 12-steps, RR, SMART, or therapy. It is offered as a complementary and supportive practice. We welcome all levels of meditation experience, especially those who are either new to meditation or those who find meditation challenging. Each session will include guided meditation, opportunity for connection and community, and group discussion around topics related to recovery and mindfulness.

When: This group meets every 3rd Fridays of the month from 7:30pm – 9pm PT

Suggested Donation: $15


Chris Spurrell Facilitator

Chris is a recent graduate of the InsightLA Mindfulness Facilitator Training Program. Chris came to practice in San Francisco, sitting regularly and taking retreats at Spirit Rock and the San Francisco Insight Sangha led by Eugene Cash. Chris moved to LA in 2013 where has a gallery and photo studio at the Brewery Artist Lofts and... Read more

Emilie Rosanvallon

Emilie Rosanvallon moved to LA in 2011 from her hometown, Paris, France. She discovered meditation in 2001 at Vassar College in New York. Over the past 15 years, Emilie has studied Buddhism and practiced meditation with Zen communities (La Demeure sans Limite Monastery in France; Le Jardin de L’Instant – a Paris-based sangha affiliated with... Read more

Diana Gould Senior Teacher

Diana Gould has been a meditator for over 35 years, practicing Insight Meditation for 20 of those years. She has been a facilitator for the Vipassana Support Institute and has taught meditation at the Learning Curve at the Gay and Lesbian Center. She is a graduate of the Community Dharma Leader program at Spirit Rock,... Read more

Megan Heiser Facilitator

Megan’s practice originates from the Zen Soto tradition of Shunryu Suzuki- roshi, in Sonoma County, California, where she learned from her father, a student of Suzuki-roshi. Today, she teaches the principals of Mindfulness and compassion for the self and others in order to live a more awake and joyful life. She is dedicated to offering... Read more

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