InsightLA Schedule



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

RetreatDateTeachers
Vallecitos Mountain Refuge: Insight Meditation RetreatJul 23 (Thu) - 30 (Thu)Trudy Goodman and Wes Nisker
Residential Retreat with Beth Sternlieb & Celeste Young (3 nights)Sep 4 (Fri) - 7 (Mon)Beth Sternlieb & Celeste Brooke Young
Spirit Rock Retreat: Finding Freedom in the BodySep 14 (Mon) - 20 (Sun)Christiane Wolf
September Daylong Retreat with Trudy GoodmanSep 26 (Sat)Trudy Goodman
Spirit Rock Fall Insight Meditation RetreatOct 20 (Tue) - 30 (Fri)Trudy Goodman and
Beth Sternlieb

Cloud Mountain Retreat with Lila Kate Wheeler and Christiane WolfDec 4 (Fri) - 8 (Tue)Lila Kate Wheeler & Christiane Wolf
We offer lots of classes that introduce you to the practice of mindfulness meditation.

ClassDateTeachers
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.) SOLD OUT Jun 19 (Fri) - Jul 31 (Fri)Ava Louise Stanton
Daytime Basics of Mindfulness Meditation - Los Feliz SOLD OUT Jul 1 (Wed) - Aug 12 (Wed)Lisa Kring
Mindfulness for Psychotherapy Practice - Santa Monica (14th St.)Jul 29 (Wed) - Sep 2 (Wed)Mark Miller
Daytime Basics of Mindfulness Meditation - Santa Monica (Olympic)Aug 12 (Wed) - Sep 16 (Wed)Celeste Brooke Young
Evening Basics of Mindfulness Meditation - Santa Monica (Olympic)Aug 10 (Mon) - Sep 21 (Mon)Celeste Brooke Young
The Mindful Writer's JourneySep 9 (Wed) - Oct 21 (Wed)Amy Spies
Evening Basics of Mindfulness Meditation - Santa Monica (Olympic)Oct 5 (Mon) - Nov 9 (Mon)Celeste Brooke Young
Evening Basics of Mindfulness Meditation - Santa Monica (Olympic)Nov 16 (Mon) - Dec 21 (Mon)Celeste Brooke Young
We offer classes for people who want to sustain their practice.

ClassDateTeachers
Evening Deepening the Basics - Long BeachJun 4 (Thu) - Jul 9 (Thu)Cayce Howe
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 Intro to the Buddha's Teachings - Santa Monica (Olympic)Jun 16 (Tue) - Jul 28 (Tue)Beth Sternlieb & 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)Wendy N. Block
Deepening Your PracticeJul 9 (Thu) - Aug 27 (Thu)Trudy Goodman
Wise Mindfulness: The Seven Factors of Awakening - Santa MonicaJul 29 (Wed) - Sep 9 (Wed)Beth Sternlieb
Daytime Metta: The Awakened Heart (Olympic)Aug 11 (Tue) - Sep 15 (Tue)Celeste Brooke Young
Metta: The Awakened Heart (Olympic)Sep 16 (Wed) - Oct 28 (Wed)Celeste Brooke Young
Introduction to the Buddha's Teachings - Santa Monica (14th St.)Oct 12 (Mon) - Nov 23 (Mon)Beth Sternlieb
Tibetan Buddhism with Christopher Key ChappleAug 16 (Sun) - Dec 20 (Sun)Christopher Key Chapple
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
Saturday Morning Beach Sitting GroupEvery 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
Westlake Village Peer-led Sitting GroupThursday Evenings (2nd and 4th of the month)Peer-led
Come meet us at one of our InsightLA special events, which includes thoughtful speakers.

Special EventDateTeachers
Escaping the Prison Within: Transforming Suffering into OpportunityJul 11 (Sat)Jacques Verduin
Community Sit - Santa Monica (Olympic)Jul 18 (Sat)Various Teachers
MBSR Every Day - Talk and Book Event with Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.Jul 25 (Sat)Elisha Goldstein
An Evening with Poet, Clown, Activist and FUNdraiser Wavy GravySep 26 (Sat)Wavy Gravy
MSC Core Skills Training with Kristin Neff & Michelle BeckerOct 1 (Thu) - 2 (Fri)Kristin Neff and Michelle Becker
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
Changes and Transitions in your 30s & 40s with Phillip MoffittNov 7 (Sat) - 8 (Sun)Phillip Moffitt
Bounce Back from difficulty - a workshop with Linda GrahamNov 14 (Sat)Linda Graham
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
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) SOLD OUT Jun 21 (Sun) - Aug 16 (Sun)Beth Sternlieb
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction - Long BeachJul 12 (Sun) - Sep 13 (Sun)Cayce Howe and Gullu Singh
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 Cayce Howe and Gullu Singh - Long BeachAug 23 (Sun)Cayce Howe and Gullu Singh
MBSR daylong with Beth Sternlieb - Santa Monica (Olympic)Aug 29 (Sat)Beth Sternlieb
TEACHER TRAINING: 10 week MBSR PracticumSep 10 (Thu) - Dec 3 (Thu)Christiane Wolf
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
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
Refuge in Mindfulness and Compassion (Olympic)May 27 (Wed) - Jul 22 (Wed)Beth Sternlieb
Daytime Intro to the Buddha's Teachings - Santa Monica (Olympic)Jun 16 (Tue) - Jul 28 (Tue)Beth Sternlieb & Celeste Brooke Young
Ten Reliable Ways to Cultivate the Mind and Heart - Long BeachJul 21 (Tue) - Aug 25 (Tue)Wendy N. Block
Wise Mindfulness: The Seven Factors of Awakening - Santa MonicaJul 29 (Wed) - Sep 9 (Wed)Beth Sternlieb
Daytime Metta: The Awakened Heart (Olympic)Aug 11 (Tue) - Sep 15 (Tue)Celeste Brooke Young
Metta: The Awakened Heart (Olympic)Sep 16 (Wed) - Oct 28 (Wed)Celeste Brooke Young
Introduction to the Buddha's Teachings - Santa Monica (14th St.)Oct 12 (Mon) - Nov 23 (Mon)Beth Sternlieb