Offering Mindfulness Meditation

in the context of the Buddha’s teachings

in a welcoming community

Special Events

Mindfulness in a CrAzy World: a daylong retreat with Beth Mulligan and Larry Yang

Saturday, July 22, 2017

How do we develop mindfulness and compassion in the midst of the world’s contradictory craziness?” Join us to explore mindfulness and loving-kindness practices in demanding and challenging times.

This First Noble Truth that there is suffering in our lives—seems to be even more apparent these days than not. We live in a world that encourages us to get away with as much as we can, while giving as little as possible. Some leaders and messages in the larger culture encourage us to win at any cost, to hoard as much material wealth as possible, and to gain as much power as we can. One current advertising slogan paraphrases a cynical aphorism of doing things before asking any permission because it is easier to ask for forgiveness afterwards than to ask for permission.

Is this how we wish to live our lives? We know if you are reading this you don’t, however you may be asking, “How do we develop mindfulness and compassion in the midst of this contradictory craziness?” Join us to explore mindfulness and lovingkindness practices in demanding and challenging times. Create the stillness and peacefulness internally, that is so needed in the external world. We already have this peace within us, sometimes, like these times, it just needs some extra space to emerge and become strong. The intention of this retreat is to provide this kind and open space for all of us.

Waking Up in Relationship: A half-day retreat and workshop with Cheryl Slean

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Relationship can sometimes seem like the last frontier of spiritual practice. Because there’s so much that goes on inside when we’re interacting with others, it’s easy to lose awareness and fall back into old, unhelpful habits of relating. Bringing receptive mindfulness and wise reflection to our encounters is not only possible, it’s a deeply educational process that paves the way for significant positive change.

This half-day mindfulness workshop will focus on improving our relationships by including them in our daily life practice. Through reflection, group process and meditation we’ll explore topics like compassion with safe boundaries, forgiveness, releasing the need to change or judge others, and relational mindfulness practices. You’ll come away with skills and understandings that will help you find your way toward more harmonious, compassionate and fulfilling relationships.

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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Waking Up in Relationship August 19, 2017

Join ICD Teacher Cheryl Slean for this half day workshop and retreat that will focus on improving our relationships by including them in our daily life practice.  Information and registration for this event can be found by clicking on the following link: More...

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Mindfulness in a CrAzy World

Please join us for our July 22nd Daylong Retreat, Mindfulness in a CrAzy World, with Beth Mulligan and Larry Yang.  At this retreat explore mindfulness and lovingkindness practices in demanding and challenging times. Create the stillness and peacefulness internally,...

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Congratulations to Ian Challis

We are delighted to announce that Ian Challis just completed the two year Community Dharma Leaders Teacher Training Program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Marin County California.  Ian graduated on Saturday April 29, 2017 with 90 of his classmates.  Over the past...

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Insight Community of the Desert

Location

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

Address:

1111 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way

Building C, 2nd Floor

Palm Springs, CA 92262

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