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A 75th Birthday Evening of Honoring and Reflection: Finding Refuge Amidst the Flames
June 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The long-planned honoring of Trudy Goodman and InsightLA is now joined with an urgent new call. Our practices, our sense of justice, compassion and caring presence are being challenged by shared suffering and the need for wise and courageous response.
For the day of her 75th birthday, June 9, Trudy Goodman, InsightLA founding teacher, invited her old friends to celebrate with us as a benefit for InsightLA. Now, in these times, we are fortunate to have some of the world’s most admired teachers and authors, Anam Thubten, George Mumford, Sharon Salzberg, Joseph Goldstein, Jack Kornfield, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Chris Germer, Tara Brach and more, to share their wisdom with us.
Together we will honor the creation of InsightLA as a place of refuge and action. Our guest teachers will reflect, offer teachings, understanding and support as we stand together against the scourge of racism and the need for profound change.
Let’s sit together so we can stand together!
All proceeds from this benefit event will go towards Insight in Action, InsightLA’s social justice program. Insight in Action makes mindfulness meditation available to the dedicated caregivers, social justice and environmental activists, first responders, teachers, and individuals who are on the front lines of suffering in Southern California and beyond at no cost to them. This program also makes it possible for all of InsightLA programming to be accessible, with 20% of spots in all fee-based programming reserved for people of color, people from marginalized communities, and those in financial hardship to attend on a pay what you can basis. Insight in Action also sponsors affinity programming for people of color, queer people, transgender and non-binary people, Spanish-speakers, aging folks, parents, educators and those with chronic pain and illness.