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Join us Wednesday Nights 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!

Schedule and assigned teachers:

  • April 10 – LC Tran, Celeste Young, Christiane Wolf. Register for this special event (grand re-opening) through this event page.
  • April 17  – Tere Abdala
  • April 24 – Melissa McKay
  • May 1 – Christiane Wolf
  • May 8 – Gullu Singh
  • May 15 – LC Tran
  • May 22 – Allyson Pimentel
  • May 29 – Melissa McKay
  • June 5 – Tere Abdala
  • June 12 – Gullu Singh
  • June 19 – Christiane Wolf
  • June 26 – LC Tran

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


Melissa McKay Teacher

Melissa began her path of meditation in 1998 with a small group of dedicated practitioners in Oakland, CA with her beloved, though not known, teacher named Barbara Janus who introduced her to the teachings of Sayadaw U Pandita of Burma. Her first retreat was with Sayadaw U Pandita and the profound changes she saw in... Read more

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