Financial Support

We are committed to providing opportunities for all people to participate in our programs. We are able to offer payment plans for students who request them.  Approximately 50% of programming is donation-based, pay what you can. If you are interested in attending an offering that is tuition-based and are not able to afford the cost of the class, we offer financial support to reduce the fee of the class on a first-come first-served basis. 

We have funding allocated for People of Color (POC), Queer people, folks with serious medical conditions, and young adults (age 18-24). Funding is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Funding is budgeted per class, retreat or event and because of high demand, can run out quickly.   

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.

Drop-in Classes 

>24 hours – Fully refundable 

<24 hours – No Refunds – Credit given if requested or donation to InsightLA

 

Class Series

>7 days – Fully refundable 

<7 days – No Refunds – Credit given if requested or donation to InsightLA


Non-Residential retreats 

>7 days – Fully refundable 

<7 days – No Refunds – Credit given if requested or donation to InsightLA

 

Residential Retreats 

> 8 weeks

    Full refund

4-8 weeks

    50% refund

2-4 weeks

    25% refund

< 2 weeks

    No Refunds

 

Special Events

>7 days – Fully refundable 

<7 days – No Refunds – Credit given if requested or donation to InsightLA

 

Trainings & Study Programs 

> 8 weeks

    Full refund

4-8 weeks

    50% refund

2-4 weeks

    25% refund

< 2 weeks

    No Refunds

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Refund and Event Policies

Energy for the practice is a rare commodity in today’s times. How do we cultivate and sustain energy for the practice in our busy life? How does the path itself lead us to our natural energy resources?

“The characteristic of energy is strengthening and support. As an old house stands when strengthened by new pillars, so, when strengthened by energy, wholesome states do not fall away or deteriorate.” (Atthasalini I,)

Let us explore this together in this unique non-residential retreat in our beautiful wooded sanctuary nestled in the hills of Benedict Canyon. By bringing mindful attention to our moment to moment experience, we can learn to cultivate resilience amidst change. We will focus on practices that quiet the mind and open the heart, supporting continuity of mindfulness and the unfolding of insight.

There will be periods of silent sitting and walking meditation with some instruction and guidance, a Dharma talk, and discussion. Enjoy the seclusion and peace that a weekend of quiet practice in community offers. 

Participants are encouraged to continue practicing mindfulness at home in the evenings to strengthen their continuity of mindfulness for the full retreat experience, although this is a non-residential retreat.  

This is a great opportunity for those who have been on retreat and want to re-connect to their practice as well as for those who have not been on retreat and would like to take a more easeful step before committing to a full residential retreat. 

Please bring your own water bottle, lunch, and snacks each day. 

This is 2-day commuter non-residential retreat. If you are interested in joining for Thursday and Friday as well please click here

Date: October 26th – October 27th

Time: 10am – 5pm

Sample Schedule:

  • 10am-10:30 Arrival Meditation Check In- Welcome /Logistics
  • 10:30-12:30 – Introductions, Taking Refuge, Precepts, How to go on retreat, Noble Silence, Custody of the eyes, Show up on times, Poem
  • 12:30-1pm Sit
  • 1-1:45 Lunch
  • 1:45 – 2:15 Talk on Energy
  • 215-2:35 Walk
  • 2:35-3pm Posture / Guided Sit
  • 3-3:30 Walk
  • 3-4pm Light Guided sit
  • 4-4:30 Dharma Talk
  • 4:30-5 Sit
Pricing Options
Subsidized $150
Base $188
Supporter $225

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