InsightLA Schedule



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

RetreatDateTeachers
Back to the Basics of Mindfulness DaylongMar 28 (Sat) Celeste Brooke Young and Ava Louise Stanton
Residential Retreat with Trudy Goodman & Beth Sternlieb (4 nights)Apr 1 (Wed) - 5 (Sun)Trudy Goodman and
Beth Sternlieb

Confusion and Awakening: April Daylong Retreat with Trudy GoodmanApr 19 (Sun)Trudy Goodman
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 - Santa Monica (Olympic) SOLD OUT Jan 26 (Mon) - Mar 2 (Mon)Celeste Brooke Young
Evening Basics of Mindfulness Meditation - Santa Monica (14th St.) SOLD OUT Jan 28 (Wed) - Mar 4 (Wed)Celeste Brooke Young
Daytime Basics of Mindfulness Meditation - Santa Monica (14th St.) SOLD OUT Feb 6 (Fri) - Mar 13 (Fri)Ava Louise Stanton
Evening Basics of Mindfulness Meditation - Santa Monica (14th St.) SOLD OUT Mar 3 (Tue) - Apr 7 (Tue)Celeste Brooke Young
Daytime Basics of Mindfulness Meditation - Santa Monica (Olympic)Mar 3 (Tue) - Apr 7 (Tue)Celeste Brooke Young
Evening Basics of Mindfulness Meditation - Santa Monica (Olympic) SOLD OUT Mar 9 (Mon) - Apr 13 (Mon)Celeste Brooke Young
Daytime Basics of Mindfulness Meditation - Santa Monica (14th St.)Mar 20 (Fri) - Apr 24 (Fri)Ava Louise Stanton
Evening Basics of Mindfulness Meditation - Long BeachMar 26 (Thu) - Apr 30 (Thu)Cayce Howe
Mindfulness at Work - Santa Monica (14th St.)Apr 12 (Sun) - May 3 (Sun)Allen Weiss
Practices to Deeply Know NatureApr 9 (Thu) - May 7 (Thu)Traca Gress
Evening Basics of Mindfulness Meditation - Los FelizApr 9 (Thu) - May 14 (Thu)Lisa Kring
Evening Basics of Mindfulness Meditation - Santa Monica (Olympic)Apr 27 (Mon) - Jun 8 (Mon)Celeste Brooke Young
Daytime Basics of Mindfulness Meditation - Santa Monica (14th St.)May 8 (Fri) - Jun 12 (Fri)Ava Louise Stanton
Daytime Basics of Mindfulness Meditation - Santa Monica (Olympic)Jun 3 (Wed) - Jul 8 (Wed)Celeste Brooke Young
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
Deepening Joy - Los FelizJan 7 (Wed) - Mar 4 (Wed)Lisa Kring
Eightfold Path: Eight Steps to Freedom and HappinessJan 14 (Wed) - Mar 4 (Wed)Beth Sternlieb
Daytime Deepening the Basics - Santa Monica (Olympic)Jan 28 (Wed) - Mar 4 (Wed)Celeste Brooke Young
Introduction to the Buddha's Teachings - Long BeachFeb 10 (Tue) - Mar 17 (Tue)Cayce Howe and Wendy Block
Metta: The Buddha's Practice for Happiness - Santa Monica (Olympic)Mar 11 (Wed) - Apr 22 (Wed)Beth Sternlieb
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
Introduction to the Buddha's Teachings - Long BeachMar 31 (Tue) - May 5 (Tue)Cayce Howe and Wendy Block
Daytime Wise and True: 10 ways to cultivate the mind and heartApr 28 (Tue) - Jun 2 (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
Introduction to Metta - Santa Monica (Olympic)May 28 (Thu) - Jul 9 (Thu)Beth Sternlieb
Daytime Meditation and Mindfulness in Daily Life - SM (14th St.)Jun 9 (Tue) - Jul 21 (Tue)Celeste Brooke Young
Daytime Intro to the Buddha's Teachings - Santa Monica (Olympic)Jun 16 (Tue) - Jul 21 (Tue)Beth Sternlieb
Finding Refuge: Shelter from the Storm (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
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 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
LA EcoDharma Gathering - Santa Monica (Olympic)Mar 13 (Fri)Elizabeth Rice
Lovingkindness in the Face of Adversity with Sharon SalzbergMar 14 (Sat)Sharon Salzberg
An Intimate Evening with Master Teacher Sharon SalzbergMar 14 (Sat)Sharon Salzberg
Unconditional Confidence with Dr. Joe ParentMar 28 (Sat)Dr. Joe Parent
Parenting with Presence, Special Talk with Author Susan StiffelmanApr 12 (Sun)Susan Stiffelman
Exploring the Dharma through Poetry with Phillip MoffittApr 25 (Sat)Phillip Moffitt
Nourishing Loving Relationships with Tara BrachMay 9 (Sat)Tara Brach
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
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 Jan 11 (Sun) - Mar 1 (Sun)Christiane Wolf
Daytime Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction - Santa Monica (Olympic)Jan 12 (Mon) - Mar 2 (Mon)Beth Sternlieb
TEACHER TRAINING: 10 week MBSR Practicum SOLD OUT Jan 20 (Tue) - Mar 24 (Tue)Christiane Wolf
and Beth Mulligan
Evening Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) - Los Feliz SOLD OUT Jan 20 (Tue) - Mar 10 (Tue)Paloma Cain
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction - Long BeachJan 25 (Sun) - Mar 15 (Sun)Cayce Howe and Gullu Singh
Evening Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction - Santa Monica (Olympic) SOLD OUT Jan 27 (Tue) - Mar 17 (Tue)Christiane Wolf
and Beth Mulligan
Evening Uncovering Happiness: Overcoming Depression - SM (Olympic) SOLD OUT Feb 1 (Sun) - Mar 8 (Sun)Elisha Goldstein
Afternoon Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)Feb 4 (Wed) - Mar 25 (Wed)Christiane Wolf
Afternoon Mindfulness for Teens (CALM) - Santa Monica (Olympic) SOLD OUT Feb 5 (Thu) - Mar 26 (Thu)Stefanie Goldstein
MBSR daylong with Christiane Wolf and Beth Sternlieb - SM (Olympic)Feb 28 (Sat)Christiane Wolf and Beth Sternlieb
MBSR daylong with Christiane Wolf - Santa Monica (Olympic)Mar 7 (Sat)Christiane Wolf
Afternoon Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) - Santa MonicaMar 8 (Sun) - May 3 (Sun)Christiane Wolf
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for Depression-SM (14th)Mar 15 (Sun) - May 3 (Sun)Michael Stroud
Evening Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) - Los FelizMar 31 (Tue) - May 19 (Tue)Paloma Cain
Daytime Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) - Los FelizApr 10 (Fri) - Jun 5 (Fri)Lisa Kring
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for Depression-Los FelizApr 22 (Wed) - Jun 10 (Wed)Michael Stroud
MBSR daylong with Paloma Cain and Christiane Wolf - SM (Olympic)May 2 (Sat)Christiane Wolf & 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
ClassDateTeachers
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 (14th St.)Jan 22 (Thu) - Mar 12 (Thu)Ava Louise Stanton & Wendy Schmelzer
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) - Santa Monica (Olympic)Mar 2 (Mon) - Apr 20 (Mon)Beth Sternlieb & Wendy Schmelzer
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) - Santa Monica (14th St.)Mar 26 (Thu) - May 14 (Thu)Ava Louise Stanton & Wendy Schmelzer
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) - Santa Monica (14th St.)Mar 26 (Thu) - May 14 (Thu)Ava Louise Stanton & Wendy Schmelzer
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) - Los FelizApr 23 (Thu) - Jun 11 (Thu)Lisa Kring & Beth Mulligan
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) - Santa Monica (14th St.)Jun 1 (Mon) - Jul 27 (Mon)Beth Sternlieb
ClassDateTeachers
Eightfold Path: Eight Steps to Freedom and HappinessJan 14 (Wed) - Mar 4 (Wed)Beth Sternlieb
Introduction to the Buddha's Teachings - Long BeachFeb 10 (Tue) - Mar 17 (Tue)Cayce Howe and Wendy Block
Metta: The Buddha's Practice for Happiness - Santa Monica (Olympic)Mar 11 (Wed) - Apr 22 (Wed)Beth Sternlieb
Introduction to the Buddha's Teachings - Santa Monica (Olympic)Mar 24 (Tue) - Apr 28 (Tue)Beth Sternlieb
Introduction to the Buddha's Teachings - Long BeachMar 31 (Tue) - May 5 (Tue)Cayce Howe and Wendy Block
Daytime Wise and True: 10 ways to cultivate the mind and heartApr 28 (Tue) - Jun 2 (Tue)Celeste Brooke Young
Introduction to Metta - Santa Monica (Olympic)May 28 (Thu) - Jul 9 (Thu)Beth Sternlieb
Daytime Intro to the Buddha's Teachings - Santa Monica (Olympic)Jun 16 (Tue) - Jul 21 (Tue)Beth Sternlieb
Finding Refuge: Shelter from the Storm (Olympic)May 27 (Wed) - Jul 22 (Wed)Beth Sternlieb