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 Monday, November 14, 2022
    Ends Sunday, November 20, 2022

    6 nights

Refund and Event Policies

This retreat also meets the requirements for participants in Jack Kornfield + Tara Brach’s Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification program through Sounds True.

This retreat will be held both in person at Big Bear Retreat Center, and also online. To register for the in-person option, click here.

Join us for an online retreat and deepen your practice. We will tend to the heart and mind with compassionate mindfulness and strengthen our connection with ourselves and each other, with time for enjoying nature, deep rest, and practice in this beautiful setting. During this six day night, we will learn to slow down and attune to the fresh simplicity of our present moment experience, rest in stillness, and connect with the heart’s inner capacity for healing and freedom.

Together we will explore some of the supports for presence: letting go of distraction, the deliberate cultivation of simplicity and contentment, and a renewed sense of connection with our own bodies, hearts, and minds in community. By bringing mindful attention to our moment to moment experience, we can learn to cultivate resilience amidst change and grow in awareness, love, and wisdom. 

The structure of this Insight meditation retreat includes guided meditation with Q&A each day, time for silent sitting and walking meditation periods, rest, mindful eating instruction, Dharma talks, and small group practice discussion meetings with the teachers. This format is configured to maximize its effectiveness as a virtual retreat. It combines the dedicated practice time of a residential retreat while supporting those with family members and other personal commitments.

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

Testimonials:
“Dawn and Celeste really got through to me in a way that no other teacher has before. Their loving spirits, gentle demeanor, and presence made this retreat so wonderful and helped me experience myself more than I would have thought possible.” – Annie C

“This retreat was my first, ever. I meditated a lot but never as intensively as one would while on retreat. During the retreat I faced every aspect of myself, in the loving company of sangha (which I never experienced until then). Love, joy and a blissful feeling filled my experience during this whole retreat. It was a very beautiful experience. The teachers were lovely, the administrative work was exquisite, the community was phenomenal. I can’t express with words how deep and lovely this experience was.” – Guillermo C

“The Rest in Simplicity Retreat was so well and thoughtfully planned, down to every Zoom link and Dharma talk. The teachers, Celeste and Dawn, were incredibly warm, passionate, authentic, and engaging leaving me feeling inspired about the Dharma and wanting to learn more.” – Krista P

“I am a healthcare worker. This retreat offered me deep rest, deep wisdom and a balm for my soul.” – Lesley S

“This retreat took my practice to a complete different direction. Looking back my practice had become very robotic and almost at a plateau. During this week, the teaching provided has just open so many new doors to my practice and I’m so grateful for that. Celest and Dawn are such incredible teachers.” – Stephane Z

Pricing Options
Class Fee $545

Register Now

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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