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November 2020

Awakening to the Heart of Compassion

November 18, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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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December 2020

Love4Live Online Meditation Retreat “A Backstage Pass to Your Inner-Life”

December 4, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - December 6, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

This online meditation retreat is an opportunity to go deeper into our practice and into ourselves. In this retreat, meditation teachers Sharon Salzberg, Trudy Goodman PhD, and Thomas Davis will guide us as we venture inward and learn to be with what we find. Come as you are. Suitable for all levels of meditators.

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What the World Needs Now: InsightLA’s Annual Benefit

December 12, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 8:30 pm

More than ever, the world is in need of the healing power of mindfulness, compassion, and the unifying force of community. We invite you to participate in InsightLA’s Annual Benefit and be nourished by practicing in community, while cultivating the qualities of mindfulness, resilience, compassion, wisdom, love and joy. This year’s all-day event on Saturday, December 12, 2020 was curated by our teachers and special guests to awaken our hearts to meet this moment and open our minds to new…

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H.O.P.E. Practice Group (Healing Ourselves through the Present Experience)

December 19, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Let’s join together to meditate and talk about supporting the people in our lives (including ourselves) who may struggle with hopelessness, helplessness, or suicide in these difficult times. We will discuss – and experience – the importance of connection, community, and compassion. If you are considering giving up or if you know someone who might be at risk for suicide, please call 800-273-TALK (8255) and visit: The need for physical distancing leaves many of us isolated and in distress.…

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“To All A Goodnight” A Christmas Eve Meditation featuring Performances from Broadway

December 24, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Given that many of us will be isolated from those we love this year, InsightLA would like to bring a spirit of warmth, togetherness, and meditation on Christmas Eve. Join us for this special zoom event and invite the whole family. The evening will consist of wise and comforting words along with a guided meditation from Trudy Goodman and Jack Kornfield followed by some of the best Broadway actors sharing some festive songs followed by a guided meditation from Melissa…

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January 2021

A Return to Wholeness: Caring for the Body-Mind During Turbulent Times

January 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:45 am

Learn powerful life-nourishing wisdom practices that foster our innate resilience as well as a deep sense of peace, trust and connection. Join Cain Carroll—a master teacher and synthesizer of ancient self-healing arts—and Dr. Josefa Rangel—a Stanford educated medical doctor and integrative medicine specialist—for this eye-opening experiential workshop hosted by Trudy and Myra Goodman, who have both greatly benefited from their work. Now, perhaps more than ever before, we need to be empowered to care for ourselves in ways that can support radiant…

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The Best Year of Your Life Free Summit

January 19 - January 28

10 Powerful Days… ​to Help You Make 2021 the Best Year of Your Life Clarify your life purpose and vision Transform the quality of your relationships, and live in more harmony with those around you Use the latest science to create new habits, and end habits that are getting in your way Optimize the physical, mental, and emotional fitness you need to live with more vitality and flow Cultivate the resilience and courage you need to challenge yourself and follow…

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February 2021

Insight Meditation Society (IMS) Turns 45

February 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

You Are Invited To a Celebratory Event on the 45th Anniversary of the Insight Meditation Society Sunday, February 14, 2021 4 pm – 5:30 pm ET Join us for a special gathering of our community… Festivities will include: Reflections on our past and our future; Honoring our lineage and its teachings; Taking Refuge and the Five Precepts together in Sangha; Lovingkindness practice; And more! Special Appearances by: IMS co-founder Sharon Salzberg IMS co-founder Jack Kornfield Steve Armstrong Christina Feldman Trudy…

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March 2021

Meditation 101: Getting Started with Mindfulness with Jack Kornfield and Trudy Goodman

March 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

With COVID-19, it’s more important than ever to learn how to calm the mind, be present with what is, and develop a sense of compassion and connection. Learning to practice mindfulness can do just that. Mindfulness is an intentional connection with the present moment that changes how we relate to ourselves, others, and the world. A dedicated mindfulness practice cultivates compassion, inclining us to treat ourselves and one another with greater kindness. Mindfulness is similar to learning a musical skill,…

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