InsightLA Schedule



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

RetreatDateTeachers
DAY 1: Weekend Retreat With Trudy Goodman and Kate WheelerFeb 14 (Sat)Trudy Goodman and
Kate Lila Wheeler
DAY 2: Valentine's Weekend Retreat - Trudy Goodman and Kate WheelerFeb 15 (Sun)Trudy Goodman and
Kate Lila Wheeler
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
Evening Basics of Mindfulness Meditation - Santa Monica SOLD OUT Dec 1 (Mon) - Jan 12 (Mon)Celeste Brooke Young
Evening Basics of Mindfulness Meditation - Santa Monica (14th St.) SOLD OUT Dec 2 (Tue) - Jan 13 (Tue)Celeste Brooke Young
Daytime Basics of Mindfulness Meditation - Los FelizJan 9 (Fri) - Feb 13 (Fri)Lisa Kring
Mindful NatureJan 24 (Sat) - Feb 14 (Sat)Dr. Chris Chapple and
Traca Gress
Daytime Mindful Parenting - Los FelizJan 15 (Thu) - Feb 19 (Thu)Paloma Cain
Daytime Basics of Mindfulness Meditation - Santa Monica (Olympic)Jan 20 (Tue) - Feb 24 (Tue)Celeste Brooke Young
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.)Jan 28 (Wed) - Mar 4 (Wed)Celeste Brooke Young
Daytime Basics of Mindfulness Meditation - Santa Monica (14th St.)Feb 6 (Fri) - Mar 13 (Fri)Ava Louise Stanton
Evening Basics of Mindfulness Meditation - Santa Monica (14th St.)Mar 3 (Tue) - Apr 7 (Tue)Celeste Brooke Young
Evening Basics of Mindfulness Meditation - Santa Monica (Olympic)Mar 9 (Mon) - Apr 13 (Mon)Celeste Brooke Young
We offer classes for people who want to sustain their practice.

ClassDateTeachers
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)Allen Weiss
Introduction to the Buddha's Teachings - Santa Monica (14th St.)Jan 20 (Tue) - Feb 24 (Tue)Beth Sternlieb
Deepening Your PracticeJan 15 (Thu) - Feb 26 (Thu)Trudy Goodman
Evening Deepening the Basics - Long BeachJan 27 (Tue) - Mar 3 (Tue)Cayce Howe
Deepening Joy - Los FelizJan 7 (Wed) - Mar 4 (Wed)Lisa Kring
Eightfold Path: Eight Steps to Freedom and Happiness--SM (Olympic)Jan 14 (Wed) - Mar 4 (Wed)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 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 EveningPeer-led
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
UNCOVERING HAPPINESS with author Dr. Elisha Goldstein, special talkJan 17 (Sat)Elisha Goldstein
10% Happier: The Skeptic's Case for Meditation with Dan HarrisJan 22 (Thu)Dan Harris
Exploring Awakening Together: A daylong retreat w Kramer & SurreyJan 24 (Sat)Gregory Kramer & Janet Surrey
Water & Energy: A Sustainable Works WorkshopFeb 8 (Sun)Gina Garcia
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.
Exploring the Dharma through Poetry with Phillip MoffittApr 25 (Sat)Phillip Moffitt
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 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 FelizJan 20 (Tue) - Mar 10 (Tue)Paloma Cain
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction - Long BeachJan 25 (Sun) - Mar 15 (Sun)Cayce Howe & Gullu Singh
Evening Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction - Santa Monica (Olympic)Jan 27 (Tue) - Mar 17 (Tue)Christiane Wolf
and Beth Mulligan
Afternoon Mindfulness for Teens (CALM) - Santa Monica (Olympic)Feb 5 (Thu) - Mar 26 (Thu)Stefanie Goldstein
MBSR daylong with Paloma Cain - Santa Monica (14th St.)Feb 15 (Sun)Paloma Cain
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
Evening Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) - Los FelizMar 31 (Tue) - May 19 (Tue)Paloma Cain
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
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 (Olympic)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
ClassDateTeachers
Introduction to the Buddha's Teachings - Santa Monica (14th St.)Jan 13 (Tue) - Feb 17 (Tue)Allen Weiss
Introduction to the Buddha's Teachings - Santa Monica (14th St.)Jan 20 (Tue) - Feb 24 (Tue)Beth Sternlieb
Eightfold Path: Eight Steps to Freedom and Happiness--SM (Olympic)Jan 14 (Wed) - Mar 4 (Wed)Beth Sternlieb