The InsightLA Community
InsightLA is open every day to support you in establishing and sustaining a mindfulness meditation practice that can change your life journey in the most positive ways.
From daily sitting groups to weekend retreats, as well as in a variety of both secular and Buddhist classes designed for students at all levels of experience, you'll find it easy to build on the progress you’ve made. We’ll help you learn new ways to make mindfulness and meditation a continuous presence in your life.
Led by Guiding Teacher and Founder Trudy Goodman, a well-trained and experienced teacher, the InsightLA community is growing and thriving. When you really connect with the teachings and begin to practice them, you will inevitably experience transformation and insight. We’re dedicated to serving you, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation or financial condition. And people come to InsightLA for different reasons; you may long to effectively reduce stress in your life or you may be ready to embark on a profound spiritual journey.
1. Drop-in Sitting Groups
Drop-in groups are a great way to support your on-going practice. The groups meet for 30 to 40 minutes of silent meditation, sometimes followed by walking meditation. There is always some teaching and conversation about how people are integrating the principles of mindfulness and meditation into everyday life. These groups are free and open to everyone.
Meditation retreats offer an opportunity to deepen your practice. Retreats are held monthly and usually last for one or two days. It’s a time for you to experiment and play with your edges if you’re new, and to expand and explore your range more when you’ve had some experience.
3. Speakers Series
InsightLA brings some of the very best teachers on meditation and spirituality to educate and inspire you. Jack Kornfield, Joseph Goldstein, Sharon Salzberg, Robert Thurman, Stephen Batchelor, Rick Hanson and others have all shared their deep wisdom and profound understanding with us.
4. Social Path
InsightLA also sponsors occasional social events, so we can meet one another and connect with community as an endless source of friendship, gladness and belonging.