Offering Mindfulness Meditation

in the context of the Buddha’s teachings

in a welcoming community

Special Events

Awakening Together: Building Beautiful and Beloved Communities with Larry Yang

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Join ICD Founding Teacher, Larry Yang for this daylong retreat. Building community can seem like a worthy purpose, a high aspiration, even a wholesome ideal. But the practices of Mindfulness and Lovingkindness invite us into experiencing more than that. The Compassion and Wisdom of Mindfulness invites us into the experience that Community is not just possible, but that it is necessary for our spiritual growth and path…. and that it is, sometimes, a challenging thing to accomplish.

Building community is not a luxury; it is not a hobby; it is a necessity in the intensities of this current world. Please come with the intention to really explore what Community feels like and to experience both how Community holds us together to grow and love, and also how it can push us beyond who we think we are as individuals and as groups, in the beauty of our human condition.

Beginning and experienced meditators are welcomed. Please bring a bag lunch, if you can. There will be a book signing and purchase opportunity for Larry’s new book Awakening Together at the end of the daylong.

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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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8 Week Mindfulness (MBSR) class with Beth Mulligan and Ian Challis

Experience the original 8-week MBSR-Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program taught by ICD’s guiding teacher Beth Mulligan and Ian Challis! Begins October 19th. Expertly designed to teach you how to understand and work with the mind-body connection in order to reduce stress and improve self-regulation.  The program, which will be taught at UUCOD in Rancho Mirage (near Costco), provides training in a variety of mindfulness techniques, including mindfulness meditation instruction, relaxing body awareness practices and gentle yoga type exercises.

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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