Offering Mindfulness Meditation

in the context of the Buddha’s teachings

in a welcoming community

Special Events

Daylong Retreat with Larry Yang:

Tenderly This Life: Ages, Changes, and Passes Away 

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Mindfulness allows us to appreciate our lives just as they are—even as our bodies, minds, and hearts change and age. Being present in Tender Awareness, being kind to ourselves supports us, as life has its own way of transforming itself through the gains, limitations, and losses of our experiences. Join us in this daylong retreat to explore different mindfulness practices meant to build our skills, and create greater ease and peace of mind and heart. Topics will cover our increasing limitations, changing nature of the body and mind, loss and impermanence of all things including ourselves.

Daylong Retreat with Pablo Das:

Connect and Sustain – A Day of Practice and Connection for the LGBTQIA+ Community.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

As the world continues to change, we come together again in a contemplative space to practice presence for ourselves and for one another. This daylong retreat will include periods of mindfulness practice as well as periods of discussion and interpersonal practices.

Please join Insight Community of the Desert’s day long retreat created especially for those who identify as members of the LGBTQIA+ community, from all faith traditions, who feel that they might benefit from meditation.

In an external world that is still caught in the collective suffering of homophobia and discrimination, it is often difficult for people who are LGBTQIA+ to find space for spiritual refuge and safety. This event is intended as a sacred space for the LGBTQIA+ community. LGBTQIA+ meditators of all levels and ages are invited and we respectfully request that only those who self identify as such attend.

Regular Events

  • Weekly Sit and Dharma talk: Sundays 4:30pm – 6:00pm
  • Meditation as Refuge: Tuesdays 7:00pm – 8:30pm
  • Peer Led silent sit: Wednesdays 5:30pm – 6:15pm
  • Intro to meditation: First Sunday of each month, 3:00pm

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Meditation as Refuge

Meditation As Refuge We are happy to welcome Meditation As Refuge (formerly Meditation in Recovery at Michael’s House) to Insight Community of the Desert. Greg Varra and Jokai Blackwell extend a weekly invitation (Tuesdays, at 7:00pm) to everyone who desires to...

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New Website!

At long last a new web design! We rely on volunteers to do almost everything at Insight Community of the Desert. Sangha members volunteer to be greeters, sound people, openers, cleaners, to work on the program committee, the diversity committee, to do our...

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Sustain Our Sangha!

December marks our annual pledge drive! Our sangha relies upon your financial support to be able to offer teachings and community to the Palm Springs area! The gift of your support has far-reaching effects. If you have already pledged for 2017, we thank you! The act...

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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