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 – Credit given if requested or donation to InsightLA

Class Series

>7 days – 95% Refund

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


Non-Residential retreats 

>7 days – 95% Refund

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

 

Residential Retreats 

> 8 weeks

   95% refund

4-8 weeks

    50% refund

2-4 weeks

    25% refund

< 2 weeks

    No Refunds

 

Special Events

>7 days – 95% Refund 

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

 

Trainings & Study Programs 

> 8 weeks

   95% refund

4-8 weeks

    50% refund

2-4 weeks

    25% refund

< 2 weeks

    No Refunds

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  • Location Santa Monica Meditation Center
  • Experience Levels All
  • Dates
    • Thursday, December 5, 2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Thursday, December 12, 2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Thursday, December 19, 2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Refund and Event Policies

“All poetry and art are offerings to the Buddha.”

In this mini-class we will create space to awaken through reading (and creating) poetry. We will consider what a meditative poem is and does, and how it functions as a form of meditation. We will study the many ways a poem might be sustained, opened up, and expanded. We will listen to what the poem itself is suggesting about what it’s needs are from the reader. So our poems are full of real presences that allow us to pay attention to the essential stillness and inwardness that exists in both practice and poems. We will be reading poets from diverse experiences and backgrounds and hope you will share some of your favorites, too. We will read and discuss meditative poems and/or poetic sequences and endeavor to have a grounding in the poetics of sustained meditation, but also an understanding of how we can mindfully read (and maybe, write) poetry. This is class is suited for experienced and newer meditators and searchers who are interested in and have been touched by poetry. Each class will have periods of guided meditation, quiet reflection, reading of poetry and small and large group discussions.

This class is co-led with Angela Stubbs, InsightLA’s Digital Communications and Content Producer. She has an MA an MFA in Creative Writing and Poetry. 

Pricing Options
Base
$90

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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.

You’ll see the financial support options after clicking the Register Now button.

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.