The Heart of Gratitude: Non Residential Weekend Retreat

Nov 11 (Sat) - Nov 12 (Sun)
10:00am - 5:00pm Saturday, 10:00am - 4:00pm Sunday
InsightLA Benedict Canyon
Come spend the weekend at ILA's beautiful Benedict Canyon Retreat House deepening your Insight meditation practice with other meditators. By bringing mindful attention to our moment to moment experience, we can learn to cultivate resilience amidst change. We will focus on practices that quiet the mind and open the heart, allowing us to access gratitude for what is, in the midst of it all.

There will be periods of silent sitting and walking meditation with some instruction and guidance, a Dharma talk, and discussion. Enjoy the seclusion and peace that a weekend of quiet practice in community offers.

Participants are encouraged to continue practicing mindfulness in the evenings at home on Saturday to strengthen their continuity of mindfulness for the full retreat experience, although this is a non-residential retreat.

The address to this location will be sent out closer to the date. Parking is limited. If you'd consider carpooling please let us know and we'll help coordinate.
Contact teacher:
Contact by email (expect responses Monday - Friday, only)

Sliding scale from $100 to $200 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:
30 | There are still openings for this program.
Items to Bring:
A bag lunch, a mug, a favorite cushion if that's important to you. Wear comfortable clothing.
Contact Information: or 310-450-1821