InsightLA to celebrate 10th anniversary with Jack Kornfield and actress Sandra Oh
Posted by InsightLA
On October 13, 2012, InsightLA, the leading nonprofit provider of mindfulness and mediation training in Los Angeles, will celebrate its 10th anniversary. Renowned meditation expert Jack Kornfield, PhD., a clinical psychologist, trained Buddhist monk, and author, and Trudy Goodman, founder of InsightLA, will be the featured speakers. Actress Sandra Oh is hosting the special event.
Founded in 2002, InsightLA is at the forefront of providing meditation and mindfulness courses to individuals and groups and has provided training to more than 9,000 individuals.
InsightLA’s courses, workshops, and retreats are based on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MSBR), which provides individuals with ways to cope with stress, depression, and other personal and professional challenges. Trudy Goodman founded the organization, which is based on Buddhist teachings.
InsightLA brings its training to some of the most challenging professions in society. For the past seven years, InsightLA has worked with caregivers of critically and terminally ill children and their families at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles. InsightLA leads day-long retreats for nurses, physicians, respiratory therapists, social workers, unit assistants, and chaplains caring for severely ill and dying patients. The courses provide tools and support for professionals working with a patient and/or family facing serious illness or death.
All funds raised from InsightLA’s October 13 event will go toward increasing the scope of the organization and providing financial assistance to students who otherwise could not attend courses and trainings.
For more information about InsightLA, its training and programs, and the upcoming October 13 event, please go to www.insightla.org.