Intermediate Classes

Sharon Salzberg: Real Happiness - The Power of Meditation

We are no longer taking registrations for this class/event.
Feb 26 (Sat)
10:00am - 1:00pm
Due to fire regulations, this event must be capped when it reaches capacity. If you do not have a reservation already, you may come to the event and we will let people in as long as we are able to do so.

Happiness that is not shaken by conditions begins with imagining that such stable and open happiness exists, and could exist for us. We also need wisdom in order to know how to make such happiness real. This implies patience, perspective, and an ability to see things as they are.

During this special half-day retreat with one of America's leading spiritual teachers, Sharon Salzberg, we will explore our notions of happiness, strength, aloneness and possibility. We'll practice meditation along with dialogue and discourse.

Suitable for both beginning and more experienced meditators, don't miss this wonderful opportunity to spend a Saturday morning practicing with Sharon!

Sharon's new book Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program will be for sale at the retreat, and she will sign copies of the book afterwards. For more information about the book, visit:

Musician Joey Lugassy and his band will perform before the start of the program, beginning at 9:30am. Lugassy, one of LA's most esteemed spiritual musicians, has sung for Thich Nhat Hanh, written a song for Amnesty International, and received two Emmy nominations for best song in a drama series. Visit his website at

Sharon Salzberg
One of America's leading spiritual teachers and authors, Sharon Salzberg is cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, Massachusetts. She has played a crucial role in bringing Asian meditation practices to the West. The ancient Buddhist practices of vipassana (mindfulness) and metta (lovingkindness) are the foundations of her work.

For more information about Sharon, visit her website:
Location Details:
1008 Eleventh Street
Santa Monica, CA 90403

Spacious free parking is available across from the church on 11th Street and is open to all guests.
Contact teacher:
Contact by email (expect responses Monday - Friday, only)

Sliding scale from $35 to $75 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.

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Enrollment Limit:
550 | There are still openings for this program.
Contact Information:
or 310-450-1821
We are no longer taking registrations for this class/event.