Date(s) - Jul 20, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
ILA E. Hollywood
4300 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
7/20/2019 10:00 AM 4:00 PM at East Hollywood Meditation Center, (4300 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90029) (Map It) The tapestry of the community of people of color is as varied as the many places and cultures that our ancestors come from. Yet, many of us share many common life questions such as: What does it mean to belong or not belong? What does it mean to be high-visible or invisible? How do we navigate different or even conflicting cultural norms? How do we heal from and respond to the oppression we face? This list goes on and on. The Buddhist teachings on mindfulness invite us to cultivate a calm and peaceful abiding in the here and now, regardless of what may be taking place, so that we can find an inner refuge. This cultivation is supported by the Sangha (community of practitioners) in mysterious yet palpable ways and this effect is exponential when we feel safe and connected to one another. This day of contemplative practice will provide such a place of safety and solidarity to practice together and will include sitting meditation, walking meditation, mindful movement, the opportunity to hear some teachings and to do some relational practice involving mindful speaking and listening. <REGISTER HERE> What to bring: Please bring a bagged lunch and any snacks you might need. There are a few restaurants withing walking distance as well. Wear comfortable clothing with layers to help you adjust to temperature changes throughout the day. We may also go outside. Shoes are not worn in the meditation hall so if you need shoes at all times, please bring “indoor shoes.” This retreat is open to anyone who self-identifies as person of color. No prior meditation experience is required. The suggested donation is $65 for the daylong to support the teacher and center. No one turned away for lack of funds.
At InsightLA, we’re dedicated to creating a safe and welcome, open and equitable community that stands firmly against all racial, gender, economic, or religious bias. InsightLA works to protect the safety of all students. We reserve the right to remove any student from any class, sitting group, retreat, or any event if the student is disruptive to the safe learning environment we maintain for all. There is special funding allocated to People of Color (POC), Queer people, folks with serious medical conditions, and young adults (age 18-24). Funding is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Financial support is budgeted per class, retreat or event and because of high demand, can run out quickly. We are committed to providing opportunities for all people to participate in our programs. No one is turned away for lack of funds. We offer easy payment plans and reduced or waived fee opportunities. Please click HERE to fill out the support form and our office team will follow up with you in 3 – 5 business days. 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 you’ve registered for, you will be offered a full refund. If an event has to be postponed for any reason, you will have the option to either receive a full refund or transfer your registration to the same event at the new, future date. <REGISTER HERE>