Special Events

Teacher Authorization and Bodhisattva Vow Ceremony with Trudy Goodman and Sharon Salzberg

Jul 29 (Sat)
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Santa Monica
Please join Trudy Goodman and Sharon Salzberg on Saturday July 29th at 5pm for our community appreciation and honoring of one of our brilliant groups of teachers: Maureen Shannon-Chapple, Diana Gould, Elizabeth Rice, Wendy Block, and Cayce Howe.

Sharon is one of the first lineage holders in the Theravada tradition in the West. In this ceremony 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 fine 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 Sharon Salzberg will preside over the celebratory ceremony. They will offer an opportunity to take refuge and bodhisattva vows for those who are interested, followed by light hors d'oeuvres.

There is a $10 registration fee for this event and everyone is welcome.
Location Details:
First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica
1220 Second St., Santa Monica, CA 90401

Parking is available in the city parking structures along 2nd Street and surrounding the 3rd Street Promenade. The church does NOT offer validation for outside events.

The Santa Monica Farmer's Market happens on Wednesdays and Saturdays so be mindful to allow extra time if attending an event on one of these days.

*Please pay close attention to all parking and meter signs.

Contact teacher:
Contact by email (expect responses Monday - Friday, only)
Enrollment Limit:
65 | There are still openings for this program.
Contact Information:
or 310-450-1821