InsightLA Schedule



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

RetreatDateTeachers
Half-Day Silent Meditation LabOct 31 (Fri)Ava Louise Stanton
We offer lots of classes that introduce you to the practice of mindfulness meditation.

ClassDateTeachers
Mindfulness for Parents, Teens & Tweens Intro - Santa MonicaSep 21 (Sun)Stefanie Goldstein
Daytime Basics of Mindfulness Meditation - Santa Monica (Olympic) SOLD OUT Sep 3 (Wed) - Oct 8 (Wed)Celeste Brooke Young
Daytime Mindful Parenting - Los FelizSep 4 (Thu) - Oct 9 (Thu)Paloma Cain
Evening Basics of Mindfulness Meditation - Santa Monica (Olympic) SOLD OUT Sep 8 (Mon) - Oct 13 (Mon)Celeste Brooke Young
Evening Basics of Mindfulness Meditation - Los Feliz SOLD OUT Sep 10 (Wed) - Oct 15 (Wed)Lisa Kring
Evening Basics of Mindfulness Meditation - Long Beach SOLD OUT Sep 11 (Thu) - Oct 16 (Thu)Cayce Howe
Daytime Basics of Mindfulness Meditation - Los Feliz SOLD OUT Sep 12 (Fri) - Oct 17 (Fri)Lisa Kring
Grupo para Principiantes de Meditación en EspañolSep 18 (Thu) - Oct 23 (Thu)Tere Abdala-Romano
Daytime Basics of Mindfulness Meditation - Santa Monica (Olympic)Oct 15 (Wed) - Nov 19 (Wed)Celeste Brooke Young
Evening Basics of Mindfulness Meditation - Santa Monica (14th St.)Oct 20 (Mon) - Nov 24 (Mon)Celeste Brooke Young
Evening Basics of Mindfulness Meditation - Los FelizNov 4 (Tue) - Dec 9 (Tue)Paloma Cain
Daytime Mindful Parenting - Los FelizOct 30 (Thu) - Dec 11 (Thu)Paloma Cain
Daytime Basics of Mindfulness Meditation - Santa Monica (Olympic)Nov 7 (Fri) - Dec 19 (Fri)Ava Louise Stanton
Evening Basics of Mindfulness Meditation - Santa MonicaDec 1 (Mon) - Jan 12 (Mon)Celeste Brooke Young
Evening Basics of Mindfulness Meditation - Santa Monica (14th St.)Dec 2 (Tue) - Jan 13 (Tue)Celeste Brooke Young
Daytime Basics of Mindfulness Meditation - Santa Monica (Olympic)Dec 3 (Wed) - Jan 21 (Wed)Celeste Brooke Young
Evening Basics of Mindfulness Meditation - Santa Monica (Olympic)Jan 19 (Mon) - Feb 23 (Mon)Celeste Brooke Young
We offer classes for people who want to sustain their practice.

ClassDateTeachers
Meditation and Mindfulness in Daily Life - Santa Monica (14th St.)Sep 2 (Tue) - Oct 7 (Tue)Celeste Brooke Young
Deepening Your PracticeSep 4 (Thu) - Oct 9 (Thu)Trudy Goodman
Wise and True: Ten reliable ways to cultivate the mind and heartSep 17 (Wed) - Oct 22 (Wed)Celeste Brooke Young
Deepening Your PracticeOct 16 (Thu) - Nov 20 (Thu)Trudy Goodman
Evening Deepening the Basics - Santa Monica (14th St.)Oct 21 (Tue) - Nov 25 (Tue)Celeste Brooke Young
The Nature of Awakening: From Mindfulness to WisdomOct 29 (Wed) - Dec 10 (Wed)Beth Sternlieb
Introduction to the Buddha's TeachingsOct 30 (Thu) - Dec 11 (Thu)Allen Weiss
Mindfulness, Compassion, and the Psychotherapist - S.M. (Olympic)Nov 3 (Mon) - Dec 15 (Mon)John Briere & Beth Sternlieb
Daytime Deepening the Basics - Santa Monica (Olympic)Nov 7 (Fri) - Dec 19 (Fri)Ava Louise Stanton
Introduction to the Buddha's TeachingsJan 13 (Tue) - Feb 17 (Tue)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 GroupSecond and Fourth Saturday of each monthDiana Gould
Santa Monica Friday Morning 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 EveningPeer-led
Long Beach Sunday Sitting GroupSunday MorningsPeer-led
People of Color Sitting Group at InsightLASecond and Fourth Sundays of each monthPeer-led
Come meet us at one of our InsightLA special events, which includes thoughtful speakers.

Special EventDateTeachers
Join us for this very special talk and demo with Andrea Davis SOLD OUT Sep 20 (Sat)Andrea Davis
Awakening Together Six Building Blocks to Spiritual Life L.SuryaDasSep 20 (Sat)Lama Surya Das
UNLIKELY FRIENDS with director Leslie NealeOct 4 (Sat)Leslie Neale
Climate Change GatheringOct 10 (Fri)Elizabeth Rice
The Dharma of Color, a Special Talk with David ZylaOct 18 (Sat)David Zyla
Jack Kornfield: One Day Training in Buddhist PsychologyOct 18 (Sat)Jack Kornfield
A Special Talk with Zokestsu Norman FischerOct 18 (Sat)Norman Fischer
Coming Home, a Daylong Retreat with Amma Thanasanti BhikkhuniNov 2 (Sun)Amma Thanasanti Bhikkhuni
The Powerful Agents of Transformation, a workshop with Linda GrahamNov 8 (Sat)Linda Graham
Mindful Yoga and Embodied Presence with Anne CushmanNov 15 (Sat)Anne Cushman
ILA Movie Night: A RISING TIDE OF SILENCE with dir. Peter C. JonesNov 15 (Sat)Peter C. Jones
Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy with Ron Alexander, Ph.D. Pt.1Feb 20 (Fri)Ron Alexander, Ph.D.
Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy with Ron Alexander, Ph.D. Pt.2Feb 21 (Sat)Ron Alexander, Ph.D.
Studies in Buddhist Dharma with Christopher Key Chapple SOLD OUT Jan 19 (Sun) - Dec 20 (Sun)Chris Chapple
We offer lots of classes on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).

ClassDateTeachers
Evening Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction - Santa Monica (Olympic) SOLD OUT Sep 2 (Tue) - Oct 21 (Tue)Christiane Wolf
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for Depression-Los Feliz SOLD OUT Sep 4 (Thu) - Oct 30 (Thu)Michael Stroud
Evening Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) - Los FelizSep 9 (Tue) - Oct 28 (Tue)Paloma Cain
Afternoon Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) - Santa Monica SOLD OUT Sep 21 (Sun) - Nov 9 (Sun)Christiane Wolf
MBSR daylong with Paloma Cain and Christiane Wolf - Santa MonicaOct 11 (Sat)Christiane Wolf & Paloma Cain
Afternoon Mindfulness for Teens (CALM) - Santa Monica (Olympic)Oct 16 (Thu) - Dec 11 (Thu)Stefanie Goldstein &
Elisha Goldstein
Evening Uncovering Happiness: Overcoming Depression - Santa MonicaOct 19 (Sun) - Nov 23 (Sun)Elisha Goldstein
Evening Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction - Santa Monica (Olympic)Oct 28 (Tue) - Dec 16 (Tue)Beth Sternlieb
MBSR daylong with Christiane Wolf - Santa Monica (Olympic)Nov 1 (Sat)Christiane Wolf
MBSR daylong with Beth Sternlieb - Santa Monica (Olympic)Dec 6 (Sat)Beth Sternlieb
ClassDateTeachers
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) with Ava Stanton and Wendy SchmelzerSep 3 (Wed) - Oct 22 (Wed)Ava Louise Stanton & Wendy Schmelzer
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) with Christiane Wolf & Beth MulliganOct 15 (Wed) - Dec 10 (Wed)Christiane Wolf
and Beth Mulligan
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) with Beth Sternlieb and Ava StantonJan 15 (Thu) - Mar 5 (Thu)Beth Sternlieb & Ava Louise Stanton
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) with Beth Sternlieb & Beth MulliganMar 2 (Mon) - Apr 20 (Mon)Beth Sternlieb & Beth Mulligan
ClassDateTeachers
Wise and True: Ten reliable ways to cultivate the mind and heartSep 17 (Wed) - Oct 22 (Wed)Celeste Brooke Young
The Nature of Awakening: From Mindfulness to WisdomOct 29 (Wed) - Dec 10 (Wed)Beth Sternlieb
Introduction to the Buddha's TeachingsOct 30 (Thu) - Dec 11 (Thu)Allen Weiss
Introduction to the Buddha's TeachingsJan 13 (Tue) - Feb 17 (Tue)Beth Sternlieb