Special Events

Insight Dialogue: Awakening Together Under the Bodhi Tree

We are no longer taking registrations for this class/event.
Feb 27 (Sat)
10:00am - 4:00pm
Santa Monica
*SPECIAL NOTE FOR ATTENDEES OF THE INSIGHT DIALOGUE DAYLONG: Due to your participation in the daylong with Janet Surrey you are welcomed to attend the special talk with Janet and Samuel Shem, MD, at no charge. We ask that you register as pending or inform the InsightLA office that you will be attending.

This daylong retreat will introduce the meditation guidelines of Insight Dialogue and offer an opportunity to explore the possibilities of a fully engaged co-meditation practice.

We will explore the origins of suffering within relationship as well as the great potential of cultivating together in relationships the mental factors of awakening, including mindfulness, concentration,equanimity and loving kindness.

We will investigate Speaking and Listening as meditative practices held and nourished by the deep foundation of silent practice.

There will be periods of silent practice and relational practice of Insight Dialogue in dyads and small groups.

Contemplations from the book The Buddha's Wife: The Path of Awakening Together will be offered as it pertains to this retreat.

The devotional practice to particular relationships in our lives as parents, friends, partners and adult children will be explored as whole life relational practices and part of the Eightfold path.

*CEUs are available for California MFTs & LCSWs.

Janet will also be giving a special talk with co-author Samuel Shem - LEARN MORE HERE.
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)

Sliding scale from $60 to $165 per person.

Please pay at the highest level of the sliding scale that you can afford. This helps us make sure those who pay less can attend.

Whatever you pay above the lowest end of the sliding scale is a tax-deductible donation to InsightLA.

Please note: There are many ways to attend InsightLA classes and events. If you are unable to pay the suggested registration price, please contact us by emailing programs@insightla.org.

Enrollment Limit:
80 | There are still openings for this program.
Items to Bring:
Contact Information:
programs@insightla.org or 310-450-1821
We are no longer taking registrations for this class/event.