Akemi Osajima


Akemi is both a facilitator and staff member at InsightLA, serving as the Community Relations Manager. Her dharma practice is inspired by the intersection of 13 years of deep sangha practice at the Orange County Buddhist Church among Japanese American community, Insight meditation practice with the Against the Stream People of Color sangha, and nearly a decade of social justice mobilizing work at non-profits around California. She is passionate about bridging inner (self) and outer (society) transformation, co-creating joyful and creative collective spaces of healing and freedom, and intergenerational connection. 

Akemi is a graduate of InsightLA’s Facilitator Training Program, and enjoys facilitating mindfulness and creative expression for youth, and well as mindful improv, movement, writing, music, and meditation for people of all ages.