InsightLA Schedule



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

RetreatDateTeachers
One-Day Retreat for Professional Health CaregiversMay 13 (Wed)Trudy Goodman, Paloma Cain, and Suzanne Smith
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
Evening Basics of Mindfulness Meditation - Long BeachMar 26 (Thu) - Apr 30 (Thu)Cayce Howe
Mindfulness at Work - Santa Monica (14th St.) SOLD OUT Apr 12 (Sun) - May 3 (Sun)Allen Weiss
Evening Basics of Mindfulness Meditation - Los Feliz SOLD OUT Apr 9 (Thu) - May 14 (Thu)Lisa Kring
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)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
JUST ADDED! Evening Basics of Mindfulness Meditation - SM (Olympic)Jun 18 (Thu) - Jul 23 (Thu)Allen Weiss
Evening Basics of Mindfulness Meditation - Santa Monica (Olympic)Jun 15 (Mon) - Jul 27 (Mon)Celeste Brooke Young
We offer classes for people who want to sustain their practice.

ClassDateTeachers
Introduction to the Buddha's Teachings - Santa Monica (Olympic)Mar 24 (Tue) - Apr 28 (Tue)Beth Sternlieb
Deepening Your PracticeMar 5 (Thu) - Apr 30 (Thu)Trudy Goodman
Eightfold Path: Eight Steps to Freedom and Happiness - Long BeachApr 7 (Tue) - May 12 (Tue)Cayce Howe and Wendy Block
Exploring Right View with Pablo Das - Santa Monica (Olympic)Apr 29 (Wed) - May 20 (Wed)Pablo Das
Daytime Wise and True: 10 ways to cultivate the mind and heartApr 28 (Tue) - Jun 9 (Tue)Celeste Brooke Young
Evening Deepening the Basics - Santa Monica (14th St.)Apr 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
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
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
Depression Support GroupFirst and Third Monday of each monthMichael Stroud
Come meet us at one of our InsightLA special events, which includes thoughtful speakers.

Special EventDateTeachers
Celebrate the Definitive Clinician's Guide to Teaching MindfulnessMay 2 (Sat)Christiane Wolf and Greg Serpa
Nourishing Loving Relationships with Tara BrachMay 9 (Sat)Tara Brach
LA EcoDharma Film Night: PLANETARY - Santa Monica (Olympic)May 15 (Fri)Various Teachers
The Secret to Pure Performance, Special Talk with George MumfordMay 30 (Sat)George Mumford
The Secret to Pure Performance, Daylong with George MumfordMay 31 (Sun)George Mumford
Matthieu Ricard in conversation with Pico IyerJun 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
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
Afternoon Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) - Santa Monica SOLD OUT Mar 8 (Sun) - May 3 (Sun)Christiane Wolf
Evening Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) - Los FelizMar 31 (Tue) - May 19 (Tue)Paloma Cain
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for Depression-Los Feliz SOLD OUT Apr 22 (Wed) - Jun 10 (Wed)Michael Stroud
MBSR daylong with Paloma Cain - SM (Olympic)May 2 (Sat)Paloma Cain
Evening Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) - Santa MonicaMay 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
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
ClassDateTeachers
Afternoon Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) - Santa Monica (14th St.)Mar 26 (Thu) - May 14 (Thu)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
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
ClassDateTeachers
Introduction to the Buddha's Teachings - Santa Monica (Olympic)Mar 24 (Tue) - Apr 28 (Tue)Beth Sternlieb
Eightfold Path: Eight Steps to Freedom and Happiness - Long BeachApr 7 (Tue) - May 12 (Tue)Cayce Howe and Wendy Block
Exploring Right View with Pablo Das - Santa Monica (Olympic)Apr 29 (Wed) - May 20 (Wed)Pablo Das
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