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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Refund and Event Policies

There is a way to release the mind  — and heart ! — from confusion, afflictive emotions and wrong understanding about reality. Wise mindfulness can disentangle the tangle that cuts us off from joy and a vibrant heart. It is a way of living that includes meditation but also meditative presence in daily life. During this online home retreat we will put on the Dharma (buddhist psychology) lens to explore our experience with curiosity and tenderness and see how freedom might be possible no matter what is going on. 

There will be instructions given by Pascal, guided meditations, Q&A, teachings, periods of silent sitting and walking meditations as well as time for self-structured mindfulness practice.  

Beginners and experienced students are welcome to this quiet and friendly gathering.

Sample Schedule (PT)
Friday May 7, 2021
6pm to 8pm welcome and opening

Daily schedule:
7:30   sit
8am   break
9:30   instructions & sit
10:30 walking
11am  sit
11:30  q+a
12pm  break
2pm   sit
2:30   walking
3pm   dharma talk
4pm   walking
4:30   sit
5pm   pause (Sunday May 9th: closing session for 3-Day Retreat)
7pm   guided metta sit

May 11, 2021 (Last Day for the 5-Day Retreat):
7:30   sit
8am   break
9:30   instruction and sit
10:30  walking
11:00   sit
11:30   q+a
12:00  break
2pm   sit
2:30   walking
3pm   dharma talk
4pm   walking
4:30   closing session
5:15   end of retreat

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We would like you to feel free to participate to the extent possible for you, considering your needs, family life, and/or work commitment. You may register for:

  • 3-Day Retreat: Friday, Saturday & Sunday or
  • 5-Day Retreat: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, & Tuesday

Pricing:

This is a dana retreat. The Base Cost includes InsightLA’s administration fees only and it does not include compensation to the teacher. There will be an opportunity at the end of the retreat to give a donation/dana to Pascal.

Please consider paying at the highest rate you can afford. Your generosity helps to support fellow practitioners who might not otherwise be able to attend InsightLA. Any amount above the Base Cost becomes a tax deductible donation.

Dana to the teacher : 
The practice of generosity helps continue the ancient Buddhist monastic tradition of teaching on a dana basis – dana being the Pali word for generosity or giving freely. Your contributions help Pascal lead a life devoted to teaching both at InsightLA and in other parts of the world, including communities without the means to donate. Your gifts also allow the teacher to take time for his own practice, ensuring that his teachings are continuously enriched. We thank you for your support!
 
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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.

Join the waitlist for a cabin on the Big Bear Retreat Center website HERE.
(Arrive 5/7/2021, Depart 5/11/2021)

Pricing Options
Class Fee (Fri, Sat, & Sun)
$55
Class Fee (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, & Tues)
$100

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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.

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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