Special Events

Teacher Authorization Celebration
with Trudy Goodman and Jack Kornfield

We are no longer taking registrations for this class/event.
May 13 (Sat)
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Santa Monica
Please join Trudy Goodman and Jack Kornfield on Saturday May 13th at 2pm for our community appreciation and honoring of one of our brilliant groups of teachers: Paloma Cain, Celeste Young, Lisa Kring, Emily Horn and Vincent Horn.

Jack represents the Theravada lineage handed down to Trudy, who in turn passes on the Dharma to the InsightLA teachers in this formal Teacher Authorization ceremony. First Christiane Wolf, Beth Sternlieb, Allen Weiss and Ron Ames, and now this new group, embody the lineage at InsightLA.

We're also excited to be celebrating (on Saturday as well) Beth Sternlieb and Christiane Wolf's graduation from Spirit Rock's 4th Retreat Teacher Training Program as they offer their special blessing to the new trainees for the 5th Spirit Rock Teachers Training, Teresa Romano, Alisa Dennis, and Gullu Singh. On this special day we recognize Beth and Christiane's hard work and rejoice that Alisa, Gullu and Teresa will soon begin their extensive study. We're happy that this training is specifically designed to expand the presence and reach of Teachers of Color in our centers.

Later this summer -- probably on July 29th at 2pm -- Trudy and Sharon Salzberg will be honoring the second half of this brilliant group, Maureen Shannon-Chapple, Diana Gould, Elizabeth Rice, Wendy Block, and Cayce Howe. (Please save the date, and we will confirm soon.) Sharon, along with Jack, is one of the first lineage holders in the Theravada tradition in the West. In this ceremony, as on May 13th, the blessings of the lineage cascade down the generations, handed from Sharon and Trudy to our InsightLA teachers. All of these teachers have devoted decades of study and intensive practice to the Dharma, combined with years of selfless service and excellent teaching at InsightLA.

Come join us as we joyfully celebrate and cherish the wisdom, compassion, and community spirit of all of our skilled and generous teachers!

InsightLA Founder and Guiding Teacher Trudy Goodman and InsightLA Board of Directors member Jack Kornfield will preside over the celebratory ceremony, which will be followed by light hors d'ouevres.

There is a $10 registration fee for this event and everyone is welcome.
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)
Contact Information:
or 310-450-1821
We are no longer taking registrations for this class/event.