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  • Location Santa Monica Meditation CenterOnline
  • Experience Levels All
  • This class is a donation based class. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
  • Date/Time Wednesday, April 10, 2024
    6:30 PM - 8:00 PM PT
  • Ride Sharing Sign-Up

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Join us for our grand reopening on Wednesday April 10th for meditation Dharma and Community with some of InsightLA’s most senior teachers. The evening will include a guided meditation, dharma talk, Q & A and ending in tea and social time to meet your fellow community members and teachers.

Who is this practice group for?
InsightLA drop-in sitting groups are an opportunity for you to learn more about meditation practice in a welcoming environment. All Practice Groups at InsightLA are drop-in and donation-based. Let’s sit together!
You may also register here to join us in our weekly Wednesday nights meditation practice group.

Where is this event located?
This event takes place in person at the Santa Monica Meditation Center and via Zoom online

For those attending in-person, find directions and accessibility information here. Please consider carpooling and click Sign Up to the left for ride-share options.  

Suggested donation: $35


LC Tran Teacher

Lienchi was born into a Buddhist family. She began her path of meditation in 1986 with Thay Thich Nhat Hanh in the Mahayana tradition. In 1994, she met Venerable Khippapanno, and his kindness and wisdom inspired Lienchi to practice in the Theravada tradition. Since 1998, Lienchi has been visiting Asia regularly and has practiced with... Read more

Celeste Young Teacher

Celeste began formal meditation practice in 2002. She was invited to join the very first teacher development cohort at InsightLA under the guidance of founder Trudy Goodman in 2011 and has since taught thousands of students the essentials of mindfulness over the years. Celeste offers several classes a week as a core teacher at ILA,... Read more

Christiane Wolf, MD, PhD Teacher

Berlin to Los Angeles to InsightLA I started my professional life as a Gynecologist at the University Hospital in Berlin, Germany. I had fallen in love with the universality of the Buddhist teachings as a searching teenager and it surely helped me stay sane through medical school and residency. In 2003 my husband, baby daughter... Read more

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