InsightLA founder Trudy Goodman will be leading the Sunday Morning Practice Group IN-PERSON on July 16th (and then every first Sunday of the month thereafter) in our Culver City Studio Space! This will be her first time leading the Sunday Morning Practice Groups in-person for three years and we are extremely excited to have the sangha together again to share that face-to-face energy we have all been missing so much. Mark it in your calendar – it will be a joyful gathering for us all. See you there! (To register online please click here.)
Sunday July 16th, 11-12:30pm PT
Sunday Aug 6th, 11-12:30pm PT
Sunday Sept 3rd, 11-12:30pm PT
Sunday Oct 1st, 11-12:30pm PT
Sunday Nov 5th, 11-12:30pm PT
Sunday Dec 3rd, 11-12:30pm PT
Sunday mornings are treasured at InsightLA as we enjoy a warm community gathering for this special weekly practice group. This group began late in 2002 and is the longest-running, most attended group after almost twenty years. All of our 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!
There will be a meditation with some guidance, followed by a Dharma talk and dialogue. Optional break-out groups give you a chance to get to know others and explore your practice experiences together.
No prior meditation experience is necessary. If you are a complete beginner, Trudy suggests you take an Essentials of Mindfulness class, too.
NEW: Some of you have been wanting Sunday Morning Practice Group to offer breakout groups so you can feel more sense of community. Now, Sundays @ 12:40 (after a bio break) small groups meet in-person (and on zoom) for 20-30 minutes. It’s a great opportunity to meet 3 or 4 people in a more personal way. During the ten minute ‘intermission’ you can gather your lunch, stretch or simply enjoy some quiet moments.. These small group discussions can strengthen your understanding and give you courage to keep going. It’s an optional way to learn more about yourself and some of the folks you practice with. If you feel drawn to connect with others, please come! The groups change from week to week (both in-person and on Zoom) so you can meet more of your Sunday sitting group community.
Suggested Donation: $30
In keeping with the principles of the dharma that underlies all of our activities, primarily non-harming, we are requiring that all attendees be fully vaccinated in order to attend any in-person event. Please read the Benedict Canyon location page for notes on parking (there is limited parking and carpooling is strongly encouraged – click Signup to the left).
Max Capacity: 70
Masks: Optional (all attendees are fully vaccinated).
Exciting news! InsightLA is running a Food Bank Program to offer our community the opportunity to support the Westside Food Bank and help folks dealing with low income living and/or experiencing houselessness. To participate please click here.