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September 2020

Mindfulness, MWe, and Our Interconnected Reality

September 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

With Dan Siegel, MD A systematic survey of consciousness has revealed a first-person experiential pattern of descriptions consistent with ancient wisdom teachings—that awareness, interconnection, and love appear to be three interwoven threads forming a tapestry of the deep fabric of life. These scientific observations have emerged with a practice in which the knowing of consciousness is differentiated and then linked with the knowns, utilizing the visual metaphor of a “wheel of awareness” in which the hub is the experience of…

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The Dharma of Anxiety and Uncertainty: Finding the Inner Trust Fund

September 5 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

During this time of global uncertainty when so much of familiar life still remains out of reach, many of us grapple daily with anxiety and uncertainty. External efforts to move beyond them through relationships and activities may not be available right now. What happens when intense fear and uncertainty are met with some of the kindness and understanding that can emerge from our practice of Insight meditation? In this day retreat with Trudy and Lisa Ernst we will practice meeting…

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Sharon Salzberg in Conversation with Trudy Goodman – Harvard Bookstore

September 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Harvard Book Store's virtual event series is excited to welcome SHARON SALZBERG—renowned meditation teacher and author of the acclaimed, bestselling book Real Happiness: A 28-Day Program to Realize the Power of Meditation—for a discussion of her latest book, Real Change: Mindfulness to Heal Ourselves and the World. She will be joined in conversation by celebrated meditation instructor TRUDY GOODMAN, founding teacher of InsightLA. Ticketing In lieu of our traditional ticketing at this time, we ask that you pay what you can to support…

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October 2020

Sunday Morning Meditation Group with Trudy & Friends

October 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Sunday mornings are treasured at InsightLA as we enjoy a warm community gathering for this special weekly practice group. Drop-in sitting groups are an opportunity to begin or sustain a meditation practice in a welcoming environment. There will be a meditation with some guidance, followed by a Dharma talk and discussion. Sunday Practice Groups are led by InsightLA founder Trudy Goodman with occasional special guest teachers. No prior meditation experience necessary. All Practice Groups at InsightLA are drop-in and donation-based.…

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The Embodiment Conference

October 14 - October 25

Join Trudy and many other beloved teachers at this year’s Embodiment Conference – this event is free and open to all. It will be a rich opportunity to come home to your body in our ever-changing, chaotic world. Yoga, leadership, dance, creativity, social change, intimacy, martial arts, meditation, breathwork, coaching body therapy, anatomy, ecology and trauma are all represented! At this conference you can: • Learn about new areas of the field (they have it covered!) • Gain deep personal…

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November 2020

Election Night Community Support

November 3 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

On Election Night, InsightLA is hosting an evening of connection and comfort as we ground ourselves to meet the outcome of this extraordinarily intense election. There will be a virtual “living room” main space with family-friendly activities, music, movement, interactive polls, self-care tips, and open mic sharing, as well as three breakout rooms for meditating, watching election returns, and BIPOC affinity connection. I'll be leading an "Affectionate Body Scan" meditation at 7:15pm PT in the meditation room.

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Sit-Heads Meditation Club Q+A

November 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Join me online for a Q+A sponsored by Sit-Heads Meditation Club—a (free) sitting and social group for people who love the craft of meditation.

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The Social Dilemma

November 16 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Join Trudy Goodman, founder of InsightLA, Tristan Harris, and Jack Kornfield for a discussion on the The Social Dilemma moderated by Randima (Randy) Fernando. Discussion topics include: How can we understand and heal some of the extreme political division that exists across the US and other countries? How do we grapple with the asymmetry of power between exponentially advancing technology and our human physiology? Dependent Co-Arising – how is technology effecting us at the individual level and how is social…

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Awakening to the Heart of Compassion

November 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

How do we maintain a wise heart and engage in acts of loving kindness during these turbulent times? Join Venerable Dhammananda Bikkhuni in conversation with hosts Trudy Goodman and Cindy Rasicot as Dhammananda reflects on her response to the COVID pandemic, thoughts about feminism, concerns for the environment, and hopes for the future. Topics that Venerable Dhammananda Bikkkuni will cover: • The very first case of COVID came from your province. Can you comment on how you responded to the…

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Yoga Gives Back: Namaste Award Presentation, Guided Meditation & Dharma Talk

November 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The Yoga Gives Back (YGB) Namaste Award is a tribute to visionaries who inspire the global yoga community and beyond with their vision. In addition, these individuals have committed themselves to humanitarian causes to make this world a better place. YGB IS proud to honor Jack Kornfield and Trudy Goodman as the recipients of the 2020 YGB Namaste Award. Jack and Trudy will offer a guided meditation and Dharma Talk with Q&A on 11/21 beginning at 5pm PT. The Yoga…

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