InsightLA Schedule



Retreats are for deepening your practice. We have non-residential daylong and weekend retreats every month.

RetreatDateTeachers
Awakening the Heart Daylong RetreatJun 20 (Sat)Celeste Brooke Young
Vallecitos Mountain Refuge: Insight Meditation RetreatJul 23 (Thu) - 30 (Thu)Trudy Goodman and Wes Nisker
SEPTEMBER DAYLONG RETREAT WITH TRUDY GOODMAN Sep 26 (Sat)Trudy Goodman
We offer lots of classes that introduce you to the practice of mindfulness meditation.

ClassDateTeachers
Evening Basics of Mindfulness Meditation - Santa Monica (Olympic) SOLD OUT Apr 27 (Mon) - Jun 8 (Mon)Celeste Brooke Young
Daytime Basics of Mindfulness Meditation - Santa Monica (14th St.) SOLD OUT May 8 (Fri) - Jun 12 (Fri)Ava Louise Stanton
Mindful Nature - In Beautiful Benedict Canyon (Beverly Hills)May 28 (Thu) - Jun 25 (Thu)Traca Gress
Daytime Basics of Mindfulness Meditation - Santa Monica (Olympic) SOLD OUT Jun 3 (Wed) - Jul 8 (Wed)Celeste Brooke Young
People of Color (POC) Basics of Mindfulness Meditation - Los FelizJun 17 (Wed) - Jul 22 (Wed)Alisa Dennis
Evening Basics of Mindfulness Meditation - Santa Monica (Olympic) SOLD OUT Jun 18 (Thu) - Jul 23 (Thu)Allen Weiss
Evening Basics of Mindfulness Meditation - Santa Monica (Olympic) SOLD OUT Jun 15 (Mon) - Jul 27 (Mon)Celeste Brooke Young
Daytime Basics of Mindfulness Meditation - Santa Monica (14th St.)Jun 19 (Fri) - Jul 31 (Fri)Ava Louise Stanton
Daytime Basics of Mindfulness Meditation - Los FelizJul 1 (Wed) - Aug 12 (Wed)Lisa Kring
Mindfulness for Psychotherapy Practice - Santa Monica (14th St.)Jul 29 (Wed) - Sep 2 (Wed)Mark Miller
We offer classes for people who want to sustain their practice.

ClassDateTeachers
Evening Deepening the Basics - Santa Monica (14th St.)Apr 28 (Tue) - Jun 9 (Tue)Celeste Brooke Young
Daytime Wise and True: 10 ways to cultivate the mind and heartApr 28 (Tue) - Jun 9 (Tue)Celeste Brooke Young
Daytime Deepening the Basics - Santa Monica (14th St.)May 8 (Fri) - Jun 12 (Fri)Ava Louise Stanton
Deepening Joy - Santa Monica (Olympic)Apr 22 (Wed) - Jun 24 (Wed)Christiane Wolf
Deepening Your PracticeMay 7 (Thu) - Jun 25 (Thu)Trudy Goodman
Evening Deepening the Basics - Long BeachJun 4 (Thu) - Jul 9 (Thu)Cayce Howe
Daytime Intro to the Buddha's Teachings - Santa Monica (Olympic)Jun 16 (Tue) - Jul 21 (Tue)Beth Sternlieb
Refuge in Mindfulness and Compassion (Olympic)May 27 (Wed) - Jul 22 (Wed)Beth Sternlieb
Evening Meditation and Mindfulness in Daily Life - SM (14th St.)Jun 16 (Tue) - Jul 28 (Tue)Celeste Brooke Young
Daytime Meditation and Mindfulness in Daily Life - SM (14th St.)Jun 16 (Tue) - Jul 28 (Tue)Celeste Brooke Young
Deepening Joy - Los FelizJun 30 (Tue) - Aug 11 (Tue)Lisa Kring
Ten Reliable Ways to Cultivate the Mind and Heart - Long BeachJul 21 (Tue) - Aug 25 (Tue)Cayce Howe and Wendy Block
Introduction to the Buddha's Teachings - Santa Monica (14th St.)Oct 12 (Mon) - Nov 23 (Mon)Beth Sternlieb
READ THIS TO IDENTIFY THE BEST SITTING GROUP FOR YOU
Drop-in sitting groups are a great way to start or maintain your mindfulness practice.
Our main sitting group is Sunday mornings with Trudy Goodman.

Sitting GroupDateTeachers
Thursday Evening Sitting GroupThursday Evenings Diana Gould
Sitting Group on BeachEvery SaturdayChristiane Wolf
Sitting Group at LMUTuesdays (see description for details)Maureen Shannon-Chapple
Dharma Alliance LGBTQ Sitting GroupEvery TuesdayDiana Gould and Mark Koberg
Santa Monica Friday Morning Soto Zen Sitting GroupFriday MorningsAva Louise Stanton
Sunday Morning Sitting Group with Trudy GoodmanSunday MorningsTrudy Goodman
Los Feliz Sitting Group - MondaysMonday Evenings Christiane Wolf, Paloma Cain and Lisa Kring
Young Men's Sitting GroupEvery 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every monthJon Ames and Eric McCullum
Men's Wednesday Morning Sitting GroupWednesday morningsPeer-led
South Bay Sitting Group in R.P.V.Second and Last Sunday of each monthPeer-led
Thursday Evening Sitting group at the ocean's edge in MalibuThursday EveningsPeer-led
Aging Mindfully Wednesday Morning Sitting GroupSecond and Fourth Wednesday of each monthWendy Schmelzer
Orange County Laguna Beach Monthly Sitting Group Monthly on a Monday EveningKaren K. Redding, Ph.D
Long Beach Sunday Sitting GroupSunday MorningsCayce Howe
People of Color Sitting Group at InsightLASecond and Fourth Sundays of each monthPeer-led
Mindful Writer's Group - Using Mindfulness to Connect with Our WorkSaturday Afternoons, Bi-MonthlyAmy Spies
Come meet us at one of our InsightLA special events, which includes thoughtful speakers.

Special EventDateTeachers
The Secret to Pure Performance, Daylong with George MumfordMay 31 (Sun)George Mumford
Join Us for Vesak Celebration!Jun 1 (Mon)Various Teachers
Matthieu Ricard in conversation with Pico Iyer SOLD OUT Jun 9 (Tue)Matthieu Ricard and Pico Iyer
The State of Mind Called Beautiful, a special talk with PannavatiJun 13 (Sat)Venerable Dr. Bhikkhuni Pannavati
The State of Mind Called Beautiful, a daylong with PannavatiJun 14 (Sun)Venerable Dr. Bhikkhuni Pannavati
Managing Communication Pitfalls and Enhancing RelationshipsJun 19 (Fri)Dr. Manijeh Motaghy
An Evening with Pema Chödrön and k.d. langJun 20 (Sat)Pema Chodron and k.d. lang
Make Me One With Everything with Lama Surya DasJun 27 (Sat)Lama Surya Das
Escaping the Prison Within: Transforming Suffering into OpportunityJul 11 (Sat)Jacques Verduin
MBSR Everyday - Talk and Book Event with Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.Jul 12 (Sun)Elisha Goldstein
An Evening with Poet, Clown, Activist and FUNdraiser Wavy GravySep 26 (Sat)Wavy Gravy
The Psychology of Loving Awareness with Jack Kornfield, Ph.D.Oct 3 (Sat) - 4 (Sun)Jack Kornfield
Special Talk with Stephen Batchelor: Towards a Culture of AwakeningNov 5 (Thu)Stephen Batchelor
Studies in Buddhist Dharma with Christopher Key Chapple SOLD OUT Jan 19 (Sun) - Dec 20 (Sun)Christopher Key Chapple
We offer lots of classes on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).

ClassDateTeachers
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for Depression-Los Feliz SOLD OUT Apr 22 (Wed) - Jun 10 (Wed)Michael Stroud
Evening Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) - Santa Monica SOLD OUT May 19 (Tue) - Jul 7 (Tue)Christiane Wolf
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction - Santa Monica (Olympic)Jun 21 (Sun) - Aug 16 (Sun)Beth Sternlieb
MBSR daylong with Christiane Wolf - Santa Monica (Olympic)Jun 27 (Sat)Christiane Wolf
Evening Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) - Santa MonicaJul 14 (Tue) - Sep 8 (Tue)Beth Sternlieb
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) - Santa Monica (14th St.)Jul 25 (Sat) - Sep 26 (Sat)Gullu Singh
MBSR daylong with Beth Sternlieb - Santa Monica (Olympic)Aug 8 (Sat)Beth Sternlieb
MBSR daylong with Beth Sternlieb - Santa Monica (Olympic)Aug 29 (Sat)Beth Sternlieb
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) - Santa Monica (Olympic)Sep 13 (Sun) - Nov 1 (Sun)Christiane Wolf
Evening Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) - SM (Olympic)Sep 24 (Thu) - Nov 19 (Thu)Christiane Wolf
MBSR daylong with Christiane Wolf - Santa Monica (Olympic)Oct 10 (Sat)Christiane Wolf
ClassDateTeachers
Introductory Mindful Self-Compassion WorkshopJun 7 (Sun)Ava Louise Stanton & Wendy Schmelzer
Mindful Self-Compassion Continuing Study Class - SM (14th St.)May 27 (Wed) - Jun 17 (Wed)Ava Louise Stanton
Daytime Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) - Los FelizApr 30 (Thu) - Jun 18 (Thu)Lisa Kring & Beth Mulligan
Mindful Self-Compassion Continuing Study Class - SM (14th St.)Jun 4 (Thu) - 25 (Thu)Ava Louise Stanton
Evening Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) - Santa Monica (14th St.)Jun 1 (Mon) - Jul 27 (Mon)Beth Sternlieb
Afternoon Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) - Santa Monica (14th St.)Jun 11 (Thu) - Jul 30 (Thu)Ava Louise Stanton & Wendy Schmelzer
Daytime Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) - Santa Monica (14th St.)Sep 11 (Fri) - Oct 30 (Fri)Ava Louise Stanton & Wendy Schmelzer
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) - Santa Monica (14th St.)Oct 11 (Sun) - Dec 4 (Fri)Beth Sternlieb
ClassDateTeachers
Daytime Wise and True: 10 ways to cultivate the mind and heartApr 28 (Tue) - Jun 9 (Tue)Celeste Brooke Young
Daytime Intro to the Buddha's Teachings - Santa Monica (Olympic)Jun 16 (Tue) - Jul 21 (Tue)Beth Sternlieb
Refuge in Mindfulness and Compassion (Olympic)May 27 (Wed) - Jul 22 (Wed)Beth Sternlieb
Ten Reliable Ways to Cultivate the Mind and Heart - Long BeachJul 21 (Tue) - Aug 25 (Tue)Cayce Howe and Wendy Block
Introduction to the Buddha's Teachings - Santa Monica (14th St.)Oct 12 (Mon) - Nov 23 (Mon)Beth Sternlieb