Awakening Together: ILAYA Weekend Non-Residential Retreat

Sep 9 (Sat) - Sep 10 (Sun)
10am - 5pm (Saturday) 10am - 4pm (Sunday)
InsightLA Benedict Canyon
Come spend the weekend with Celeste Young and Jozen Tamori Gibson at InsightLA's retreat center in the canyon, and deepen your Insight practice with other young meditators. This is a retreat for anyone in their 20's and 30's.

There will be periods of silent sitting and walking meditation with some instruction and guidance, a Dharma talk, and discussion. This retreat will be held mostly in the container of silence, and will include some relational practices with our own heart-mind-bodies (breath, movement) and with others (deep listening and some relational mindfulness exercises). There will be some time for small group check ins about your practice and Qigong (chi gung) offered with Gabrielle Hammond.

Participants are encouraged to continue practicing mindfulness in the evening after our Saturday retreat to strengthen continuity of mindfulness, for a full retreat experience.

*Special Note: Directions and location information will be emailed to you the week of the event.

Space is limited, please be sure to sign up soon if you plan on joining us.

InsightLA reserves the right to cancel a class or special event due to low enrollment or other circumstances which would make the event non-viable. If InsightLA cancels an event, registrants will be offered a full refund. Should circumstances arise that result in the postponement of an event, registrants will have the option to either receive a full refund or transfer registration to the same event at the new, future date.
Contact teacher:
Contact by email (expect responses Monday - Friday, only)

Sliding scale from $75 to $125 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

Enrollment Limit:
35 | There are still openings for this program.
Items to Bring:
Please be sure to bring your own brown bag lunch and a favorite cushion for sitting if you have one.
Contact Information:
or 310-450-1821