Offering Mindfulness Meditation

in the context of the Buddha’s teachings

in a welcoming community

Special Events

Personal and Boundless Loving Kindness with Amma Thanasanti

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Join Amma Thanasanti at Insight Community of the Desert for this daylong retreat on Loving Kindness.  Loving-kindness has personal and boundless facets. When we cultivate it personally, we bring loving kindness directly to our body, emotions, mind states and relationships. Knowing unconditioned love is an access point to let go of a solid self-nature. When we do that we let go of boundaries that keep us feeling separate. Our fears that we will lose our personal love relationships release. We stop believing the stories we tell ourselves about who and w what we are. The myths that we are undeserving and essentially unlovable fall away. In this openness, the heart natural response is to feel and let love in.

A Day of Mindfulness: Ancient Teachings for Modern Times with Beth Mulligan

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Meditation and mindfulness are everywhere: in hospitals, clinics, and schools; in major medical, psychological, and scientific journals; on TV; and in popular publications—even on the cover of Time magazine. And thankfully so—since Jon Kabat-Zinn developed Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), a treatment blending meditation and yoga, it has been proven effective in treating conditions like chronic pain, stress, anxiety, and depression for sufferers around the world. Lesser known, however, are the deep philosophical roots of MBSR known as the Buddhist dharma, translated as “the teachings of the Buddha.” Although they form the very foundation underlying MBSR and other mindfulness-based interventions, they often remain hidden within modern mindfulness practices. Why are these 2500 year old teachings still with us and so effective and relevant to this very day?

This Day of Mindfulness will allow participants to answer this question for themselves through the experience of the essential MBSR practices and teachings on the links to their ancient origins. The day will be informed by Beth Mulligan’s forthcoming book;

The Dharma of Modern Mindfulness
New Harbinger Publications, January 2, 2018


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Regular Events

  • Weekly Sit and Dharma talk:
    Sundays 4:30pm – 6:00pm
  • Meditation as Refuge:
    Tuesdays 6:30pm – 8:00pm
  • Peer Led silent sit:
    Wednesdays 5:30pm – 6:15pm
  • Intro to meditation:
    First Sunday of each month, 3:00pm

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2018 Pledge Drive Underway

Our annual pledge drive kicked off last week with a beautiful talk by Beth Mulligan and words from board president Reuel Young. ICD's attendance numbers are healthy and growing, but our beloved sangha needs your ongoing support to stay fiscally healthy so that we can...

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A Day of Mindfulness: Ancient Teachings for Modern Times

This Day of Mindfulness (January 20, 2018)  will allow participants to explore the deep philosophical roots of MBSR known as the Buddhist dharma, translated as “the teachings of the Buddha.” Although they form the very foundation underlying MBSR and other...

read more

Insight Community of the Desert


Our center is centrally located between downtown Palm Springs and the airport.


1111 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way

Building C, 2nd Floor

Palm Springs, CA 92262