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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, June 26, 2020
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PT

Refund and Event Policies

The InsightLA BIPOC Sangha is a growing community where all ‘self-identified’ black, Indigenous, and people of color are invited to practice in a safe and welcoming space together.  Sangha is a Pali word translated as beloved community and it’s used to describe a group of people who come together to practice meditation and mindfulness together.

Every Friday night we will gather to meditate together and share Buddhist-based teachings focused on love, wisdom and liberation. The goal is to let go of our pain and suffering and start getting free! With an open heart, we can learn to live more fully in the present moment. Whether you are new to meditation or have been practicing for years you will always learn something new.  So come out and join us select Friday night from 7:00pm – 9:00pm!

The BIPOC Sangha will be taking a short summer break. Please join us again at the beginning of August! 

July 22 no class
August 5 Elizabeth
August 12 no class
August 19 no class
August 26 no class
Sept 2 no class
Sept 9 nico
Sept 16 Elizabeth
Sept 23 Dina
Sept 30 Ananada
Oct 7 no class
Oct 14 Nico
Oct 21 Elizabeth
Oct 28 Ananda
Nov 4 Elizabeth
Nov 11 Nico
Nov 18 Helen
No 25 Ananda
Dec 2 no class
Dec 9 Nico
Dec 16 Elizabeth
Dec 23 Ananda
Dec 30 no class


Suggested Donation: $20

Nico Cary Facilitator

Nico Cary (he/him) is a dharma practitioner, mindfulness facilitator, writer and performance artist. He received his BA from UC Berkeley’s Interdisciplinary Studies Field School, specializing in cognitive linguistics and graduated from InsightLA’s Facilitator Training Program. He is currently a Garrison Institute Fellow, and his multimedia installations on collective grieving processes have been featured at the... Read more

Ananda Kiamsha Madelyn Leeke

Ananda Kiamsha Madelyn Leeke discovered mindfulness, self-care, and wellness when her career as a stressed and time-pressed Type A lawyer, an investment banker, and a digital communications professional overwhelmed her, caused burnout and depression, created anxiety and panic attacks, and did not produce the level of success she expected. During Ananda’s healing journey, she studied... Read more

David Cabrera

David Cabrera is a Vispassanna practitioner and instructor for the past 16 years and is certified in the MMTCP Teacher training course under Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach class of 2021. David is also an instructor at One Dharma Nashville where he helped co-found their thriving BIPOC Sangha. He is a co-teacher for Daylong Compassion... Read more

Dina Aish, EdD Facilitator

Dina is an educator and mindfulness teacher with a doctorate degree in education and teaches methods and social emotional learning professionally at the college level and to elementary school faculties throughout Los Angeles, CA. She is a founding teacher with the Insight in Schools program and has a passion for supporting teachers with mindfulness and... Read more

Helen Setyan

Dr. Helen Setyan is a board-certified physical therapist, Yoga Alliance-certified yoga instructor, and a trained Mindfulness Facilitator, through UCLA Mindfulness Awareness Research (MARC) dedicated to the practice and integration of the mind-body systems approach to addressing pain, wellness, prevention and recovery of functional limitations for orthopedic, pelvic health, chronic pain and performance arts injuries. Helen... Read more

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