Special Events

InsightLA presents COLDWATER
with author Diana Gould in conversation with Trudy Goodman

We are no longer taking registrations for this class/event.
May 17 (Fri)
7:30pm - 9:00pm
InsightLA goes "noir" for a night on Friday May 17 at 7:30 we proudly celebrate the release of COLDWATER the exciting thriller written by InsightLA's own Diana Gould.
In conversation with Trudy Goodman, Diana will discuss the connection between mysteries, crime novels and thrillers, with the teachings of the Buddha. There will also be a reading, an opportunity to get your book signed, and time for Q&A.

This is a FREE event but we ask that you register so that we know how many to set up for. Thank you!

Nestled within the pages of this noir thriller written by InsightLA's teacher Diana Gould, are little nuggets of dharma teachings. How many can you find? Make a list, give your reasons, and submit to contest@insightla.org.

The winner will receive your choice of a free basics class at InsightLA or a personal consultation with Diana about dharma practice & writing or both!

Winner to be announced on June 15th!

"With Coldwater, Diana Gould has staked her claim as a writer on par with the L.A. greats. Think Chandler, Macdonald, and Ellroy. A classic "Tinseland" tour from glitz to gutter, narrated by a woman on her own trip to narcotic hell, in a voice you'd follow anywhere. For fans of noir, fans of fearless, unflinching fiction, and fans of literature, this is the kind of book you'll read till your eyes bleed, then stagger into daylight in sheer, brain-fucking wonder." --Jerry Stahl, author of Permanent Midnight, Bad Sex On Speed, and Happy Mutant Baby Pills

"Coldwater is an extremely persuasive Hollywood thriller, an inflammatory and heartbreaking mix of money, fame, guilt, and hard-earned redemption. A great debut novel by Diana Gould."--Timothy Hallinan, Edgar and Macavity Award nominated author of The Fear Artist and Crashed

"Diana Gould's debut novel is so entertaining you won't even realize she is leading you through the dark side of Hollywood towards truth and light" -- Parabola.

To purchase a copy of "Coldwater," please click on the image below, which will take you to a page on Amazon.com. (Your purchase supports InsightLA.)

Location Details:
InsightLA Olympic
1430 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Please note: Parking is metered every day from 9AM - 6PM, except on Sunday.
*This site is equipped with a chair lift for persons with limited mobility.
Contact teacher:
Contact by email (expect responses Monday - Friday, only)
This is a donation (dana) class/event.
Enrollment Limit:
80 | There are still openings for this program.
Contact Information:
programs@insightla.org or 310-450-1821
We are no longer taking registrations for this class/event.