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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Please note this retreat meets the requirements for participants in Jack Kornfield + Tara Brach’s Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification program through Sounds True. It is designed for both Pacific and Eastern Time Zones. 

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.

Schedule:

All times listed are PT.  All are strongly encouraged to attend as much of this retreat as your schedule allows with emphasis on the bolded sessions. For the schedule in ET click here.  For all other time zones:  Link to Time Zone Converter

Monday February 1
6:45 – 7 AM Arrive, settle, announcements
7 – 8 AM Opening
8 – 8:15 Break
8:15 – 9 AM Stationary meditation with instructions, walking instructions
9 – 9:30 AM Movement meditation
9:30 – 10 AM Guided Heart Practice
10 – 11:30 AM Meal break
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM Stationary meditation
12:15 – 12:45 PM Stationary meditation or Group meeting (when assigned)
12:45 – 1:15 PM Movement meditation or Group meeting (when assigned)
1:15 – 2 PM Stationary meditation
2 – 2:15 PM Break
2:15 – 3 PM Dharma Talk
3 – 3:45 PM Movement meditation
3:45 – 4:30 PM Stationary meditation or Group Meeting (when assigned)

Tuesday February 2 – Saturday February 6
6 – 6:45 AM Stationary meditation
6:45 – 7 AM Arrive, settle, announcements
7 – 8 AM Stationary meditation with instructions, Q&A
8 – 8:30 AM Movement meditation
8:30 – 9 AM Stationary meditation or Group meeting (when assigned)
9 AM – 9:30 AM Movement meditation or Group meeting (when assigned)
9:30 – 10 AM Guided Heart Practice
10 – 11:30 AM Meal break
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM Stationary meditation
12:15 – 12:45 PM Stationary meditation or Group meeting (when assigned)
12:45 – 1:15 PM Movement meditation or Group meeting (when assigned)
1:15 – 2 PM Stationary meditation
2 – 2:15 PM Break
2:15 – 3 PM Dharma Talk
3 – 3:45 PM Movement meditation
3:45 – 4:30 PM Stationary meditation or Group Meeting (when assigned)

Sunday February 7
6 – 6:45 AM Stationary meditation
6:45 – 7 AM Arrive & settle
7 – 7:45 AM Stationary practice and Dana Talk
7:45 – 9 AM Closing ceremony 

The MMTCP student attendance and practice participation (with camera on) requirement is at least 5 bolded sessions per day including: Dharma Talk, Guided Heart Practice, Group meetings (when assigned), and at least 2 Stationary meditations.

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OPTIONAL: Meditation Cabins for Rent at Big Bear Retreat Center

If retreat practice is challenging because of your living situation or you would like to practice in a private location, there is an option to practice this online retreat on your own at the Big Bear Retreat Center. Please note: there would not be any in-person instruction or facilitated activities during your stay.

Big Bear Retreat Center is offering a limited number of its 3 bedroom / 2 bathroom cabins for rent, on a first-come first-served basis, for the duration of this retreat. Each cabin has a living area and small kitchen. The cabin (and portions of the grounds with wifi access) would be your own private space to participate in the online retreat virtually via your computer or phone.

Contact-free vegetarian meals will be delivered to your cabin three times per day, and coffee, tea, and snacks will be available in your cabin’s kitchen. You may also bring your own snacks with you. In addition to your private cabin, you will also have full access to the grounds, trails, meditation hall (limited capacity), and outdoor dining spaces.

Reserve a cabin on the Big Bear Retreat Center website HERE.
(Arrive 1/31/2021, Depart 1/7/2021)

Pricing Options
Class Fee
$450

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.

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