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

Class Series

>7 days – 95% Refund

<7 days – No Refunds


Non-Residential retreats 

>7 days – 95% Refund

<7 days – No Refunds

 

Residential Retreats 

> 8 weeks

   95% refund

4-8 weeks

    50% refund

2-4 weeks

    20% refund

< 2 weeks

    No Refunds

 

Special Events

>7 days – 95% Refund 

<7 days – No Refunds

 

Trainings & Study Programs 

> 8 weeks

   95% refund

4-8 weeks

    50% refund

2-4 weeks

    20% refund

< 2 weeks

    No Refunds

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  • Location Online
  • Experience Levels All
  • Date Starts Sunday, September 4, 2022
    Ends Saturday, September 10, 2022

    6 nights

Refund and Event Policies

Please note this retreat meets the requirements for participants in Jack Kornfield + Tara Brach’s Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification program through Sounds True. Gullu and Tere are mentors in the current MMTCP cohort. Please read the Criteria for MMTCP Retreat Attendance Requirements.

The ancient Buddhist word Sati, often translated as mindfulness, has the notion of remembering at its root. During this retreat, we’ll practice remembering to come home to the body in the present moment to allow the mind and heart to settle.  We’ll practice remembering the wholeness that exists within us even when we may feel fragmented, and we’ll practice remembering the innate capacity of the heart, to connect with a sense of freedom, joy, ease and well-being – a capacity important to remember – and which resources us – when times are difficult.  

We aim to simplify life for a few days, putting aside the usual responsibilities and distractions as much as is feasible and to turn inward.  We will alternate periods of sitting meditation and walking meditation, mindful eating, dharma talks, and rest. There will be daily instruction and guidance, periods where participants should be on camera, and periods of self-practice where a virtual meditation hall will be available.

To deepen your practice, there may be one optional Group Meeting session in Spanish and one in French (if there is sufficient demand). This retreat will be entirely in English with the exception of these two optional Group Meeting sessions.

Testimonials:
I held such resistance to the idea of online retreats, and I didn’t believe it would bring same kind of benefits as I would expect from in-person retreats. I couldn’t have been more wrong, and I was so, very grateful and glad that I decided to try. Yes, there are some cons, but it became clear to me that pros out weighed significantly soon after the retreat started. Thank you for the opportunity.

Being part of a retreat where all teachers were POC was a balm for my heart and soul. Dawn offering the Dharma through social justice lenses was re-affirming and powerful. So grateful for the container offered for all of us, participants, to show up with our full  whole, self. Gracias! 

I’ve been meditating on and off for 10 years, and it wasn’t until this retreat that some of the learnings from my past years of practice “clicked”. I have never had such an intimate, intense, joyful, humorous, devastating, supportive experience with myself and 102 virtual strangers. I don’t quite have the words to express all that I feel I gained from this experience except to say it was one of the “best” uses of my time, attention, energy and funds. Thank you to you all for sharing.

This retreat has brought me to a deeper understanding of this mind and body that I live within. I realized that my true connection with this life that I have been given, the knowledge that I have been seeking and the ways that I thought I was broken have brought me to this retreat. There have been so many moments throughout the past 7 days where I could see within myself every answer i was seeking for through books has always been inside me. I just needed the teachings of the Dharma to guide me there. 

Dana/Generosity: There will also be an opportunity to offer Dana for the teachers and center at the end of the retreat. Thank you for your support!

Pricing Options
Class Fee $545

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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 fill out this intake form to apply for financial support or a payment plan.

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