Celeste Young

Celeste Young is a Theravadin Buddhist mindfulness and Dharma teacher. She has been practicing meditation and sitting retreats since 2002. She was one of the first teachers to be empowered at InsightLA, a nonprofit Buddhist and secular mindfulness organization based in Los Angeles.

Since 2011, Celeste has worked with thousands of meditation and Dharma students teaching Buddhist Dharma and mindfulness classes, leading silent meditation retreats, and working with individual students. She teaches both in the US and internationally. Additionally, she has led corporate sessions and retreats for organizations such as Netflix and the University of Southern California.

For the last 13 years, her own practice has been centered around yearly long silent retreats in the Insight meditation tradition lasting from one to three months in length. In 2022 she also became a certified Life Balance Strategist and is extremely passionate about this work which empowers people to make mindful change in their lives. She sees life balance work and Dharma teaching and practice as a pragmatic way of supporting people in living their deeper values and navigating their lives with much more clarity and well being. Sharing in the Dharma with others brings her immense joy.

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Events with Celeste Young

Opening to Inner + Outer Change: A Life Balance Retreat
April 25 - 28, 2024

A Workshop Retreat Navigate life with clarity, confidence, joy and deeper Insight This is designed to be a highly interactive workshop retreat format, not a silent insight meditation retreat.  Thursday, April 25th – Sunday, April 28th  Registration closes April 11th at 11:59pm Pacific Time If you’re considering a big change, are in the midst of one now, or are still feeling the effects of past changes, this unique retreat offers you the personal understanding and tools to open to the next phase of your life with clarity, confidence, joy, and deeper Insight. Early registration is encouraged, as space is limited…

Celeste Young Phillip Moffitt Ease of Letting Go Retreat BBRC Big Bear Retreat Center The Ease of Letting Go
May 21 - 25, 2024

A Silent Insight Meditation Retreat Tuesday, May 21st – Saturday, May 25th  Registration closes May 7th at 11:59pm Pacific Time Join us in the beautiful San Bernardino mountains for this short insight retreat to refresh the mind and inspire the heart. In this retreat, we will focus on the Buddha’s teaching of non-clinging. The more we practice letting go, compassion, wisdom, and insight begin to blossom. We will strengthen our capacity for continuity of mindfulness and connection with ourselves and each other, while enjoying nature and quiet rest within this secluded setting. The structure of an Insight meditation retreat includes…

Celeste Young Dawn Scott Big Bear Retreat Center BBRC Equanimity + Metta: The Ground of Wisdom
June 3 - 9, 2024

A Silent Insight Meditation Retreat Monday, June 3rd – Sunday, June 9th Registration closes May 20th at 11:59pm Pacific Time Join us for an in person retreat in the beautiful San Bernardino mountains and deepen your practice within this secluded setting in nature. In this silent retreat we will focus on the development of equanimity as a ground for skillful cultivation of all the other Brahma Viharas, as well as a support for our mindfulness practice. This ground of wisdom and capacity of heart strengthens our connection with ourselves, with others, and the world around us. There will be time…

[ONLINE] The Dharma is Made for These Times: An Exploration of the Four Distortions of Perception
June 23, 2024

A very special online half day retreat exploring the four distortions of perception (Vipalassa) Sunday, June 23rd 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Registration closes June 22nd at 11:59pm Pacific Time Ayya Santacitta and Celeste Young will also offer an on land retreat on this same topic, all are invited to attend that retreat as well.  October 20 – 26, 2024 Weaving Ourselves Back into the Fabric of Life: An Exploration of the Four Distortions of Perception The 4 Distortions of Perception: Seeing what is impermanent (anicca) as permanent (nicca ) Seeing what is painful (dukkha) as pleasant (sukha) Seeing what…

Weaving Ourselves Back into the Fabric of Life: An Exploration of the Four Distortions of Perception
October 20 - 26, 2024

A Silent Meditation Retreat: Dana-based retreat in the monastic tradition (donate at any amount) Sunday, October 20th – Saturday, October 26th Registration closes October 6th at 11:59pm Pacific Time This retreat is also offered as a brief half-day online retreat in June by these teachers as a donation-based rate. This is a great option if you are considering this full in-person retreat! Sunday, June 23rd, 2024 (1oam – 1pm Pacific) The Dharma is Made for These Times: An Exploration of the Four Distortions of Perception An Exploration of the Four Distortions of Perception Join us for an in person retreat…

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