InsightLA Schedule



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

RetreatDateTeachers
Mindful Valley Daylong Retreat: The Wisdom of Give and TakeNov 8 (Sat)Ron Ames
Holiday Half-Day Dana Retreat: Gratitude with Christiane WolfNov 22 (Sat)Christiane Wolf
Thanksgiving Friday Half-Day Soto Zen Retreat - SM (Olympic)Nov 28 (Fri)Ava Louise Stanton
People of Color Day of Mindfulness with Tere Abdala-RomanoDec 6 (Sat)Tere Abdala-Romano
Cloud Mountain Retreat with Lila Kate Wheeler and Christiane WolfDec 5 (Fri) - 8 (Mon)Lila Kate Wheeler and Christiane Wolf
Residential Retreat with Trudy Goodman & Beth Sternlieb (4 nights)Apr 1 (Wed) - 5 (Sun)Trudy Goodman and Beth Sternlieb
Vallecitos Mountain Refuge: Insight Meditation RetreatJul 23 (Thu) - 30 (Thu)Trudy Goodman and Wes Nisker
We offer lots of classes that introduce you to the practice of mindfulness meditation.

ClassDateTeachers
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.) SOLD OUT Oct 20 (Mon) - Nov 24 (Mon)Celeste Brooke Young
Evening Basics of Mindfulness Meditation - Long Beach SOLD OUT Oct 28 (Tue) - Dec 2 (Tue)Cayce Howe
Evening Basics of Mindfulness Meditation - Los Feliz SOLD OUT Nov 4 (Tue) - Dec 9 (Tue)Paloma Cain
Daytime Basics of Mindfulness Meditation - Los FelizOct 30 (Thu) - Dec 11 (Thu)Paloma Cain
Daytime Basics of Mindfulness Meditation - Santa Monica (Olympic)Nov 11 (Tue) - Dec 16 (Tue)Celeste Brooke Young
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 - Los FelizJan 9 (Fri) - Feb 13 (Fri)Lisa Kring
Evening Basics of Mindfulness Meditation - Santa Monica (Olympic)Jan 19 (Mon) - Feb 23 (Mon)Celeste Brooke Young
Evening Basics of Mindfulness Meditation - Santa Monica (Olympic)Jan 28 (Wed) - Mar 4 (Wed)Celeste Brooke Young
We offer classes for people who want to sustain their practice.

ClassDateTeachers
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 Wisdom - SM (Olympic)Oct 29 (Wed) - Dec 10 (Wed)Beth Sternlieb
Introduction to the Buddha's Teachings - Santa Monica (14th St.)Oct 30 (Thu) - Dec 11 (Thu)Allen Weiss
Mindfulness, Compassion, and the Psychotherapist - SM (Olympic)Nov 3 (Mon) - Dec 15 (Mon)John Briere & Beth Sternlieb
Deepening Joy - Santa Monica (Olympic)Oct 22 (Wed) - Dec 17 (Wed)Christiane Wolf
Daytime Deepening the Basics - Santa Monica (Olympic)Nov 7 (Fri) - Dec 19 (Fri)Ava Louise Stanton
Daytime Meditation and Mindfulness in Daily Life - SM (Olympic)Dec 3 (Wed) - Jan 21 (Wed)Celeste Brooke Young
Introduction to the Buddha's Teachings - Santa Monica (14th St.)Jan 13 (Tue) - Feb 17 (Tue)Beth Sternlieb
Daytime Deepening the Basics - Santa Monica (Olympic)Jan 28 (Wed) - Mar 4 (Wed)Celeste Brooke Young
Deepening Your Practice YearlongJan 1 (Thu) - Dec 31 (Thu)Trudy Goodman
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
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
Coming Home, a Daylong Retreat with Amma Thanasanti BhikkhuniNov 2 (Sun)Amma Thanasanti Bhikkhuni
Climate Change GatheringNov 7 (Fri)Elizabeth Rice
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
We dare you: Commit to Daily Practice in NovemberNov 1 (Sat) - 30 (Sun)Christiane Wolf
Climate Change GatheringDec 5 (Fri)Elizabeth Rice
Exploring Awakening Together: A daylong retreat w Kramer & SurreyJan 24 (Sat)Gregory Kramer & Janet Surrey
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
Afternoon Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) - Santa Monica SOLD OUT Sep 21 (Sun) - Nov 9 (Sun)Christiane Wolf
Afternoon Mindfulness for Teens (CALM) - Santa Monica (Olympic)Oct 16 (Thu) - Dec 11 (Thu)Stefanie Goldstein &
Elisha Goldstein
Evening Uncovering Happiness: Overcoming Depression - SM (Olympic) SOLD OUT Oct 19 (Sun) - Nov 23 (Sun)Elisha Goldstein
Evening Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction - Santa Monica (Olympic) SOLD OUT Oct 28 (Tue) - Dec 16 (Tue)Beth Sternlieb
MBSR daylong with Beth Sternlieb - Santa Monica (Olympic)Dec 6 (Sat)Beth Sternlieb
Afternoon Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) - Santa MonicaJan 11 (Sun) - Mar 1 (Sun)Christiane Wolf
TEACHER TRAINING: 10 week MBSR PracticumJan 20 (Tue) - Mar 24 (Tue)Christiane Wolf
and Beth Mulligan
Evening Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) - Los FelizJan 20 (Tue) - Mar 10 (Tue)Paloma Cain
Evening Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction - Santa Monica (Olympic)Jan 27 (Tue) - Mar 17 (Tue)Christiane Wolf
and Beth Mulligan
MBSR daylong with Christiane Wolf - Santa Monica (Olympic)Mar 7 (Sat)Christiane Wolf
Evening Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) - Los FelizMar 31 (Tue) - May 19 (Tue)Paloma Cain
ClassDateTeachers
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) - Santa Monica (14th St.)Oct 15 (Wed) - Dec 10 (Wed)Christiane Wolf
and Beth Mulligan
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) - Santa Monica (14th St.)Jan 15 (Thu) - Mar 5 (Thu)Beth Sternlieb & Ava Louise Stanton
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) - Santa Monica (Olympic)Jan 23 (Fri) - Mar 13 (Fri)Ava Louise Stanton & Wendy Schmelzer
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) - Santa Monica (Olympic)Mar 2 (Mon) - Apr 20 (Mon)Beth Sternlieb & Beth Mulligan
ClassDateTeachers
The Nature of Awakening: From Mindfulness to Wisdom - SM (Olympic)Oct 29 (Wed) - Dec 10 (Wed)Beth Sternlieb
Introduction to the Buddha's Teachings - Santa Monica (14th St.)Oct 30 (Thu) - Dec 11 (Thu)Allen Weiss
Introduction to the Buddha's Teachings - Santa Monica (14th St.)Jan 13 (Tue) - Feb 17 (Tue)Beth Sternlieb