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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Fierce Compassion: A Daylong Workshop for Women

In this 6 hour retreat-style workshop we’ll explore what it means to have a “Strong back and a soft front” in other words what might it look like to go through the world with an open heart and strong clear boundaries? Vulnerability researcher, Social Worker and best...

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Larry at Wisdom 2.0

Larry Yang was selected to speak at this year’s Wisdom 2.0 conference in San Francisco. We are so proud of our Founding Teacher and his inspiring message of True Integrity, and that this timely message could be shared with the world! Click below to see the video of this inspiring teaching!

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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 6:30pm) to everyone who would like 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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Awakening Together: Words for these Times

Commentary: This Nation Needs Our Awakening Together. Please see Larry's insightful words of hope and community in the wake of the presidential election in the dharma publication the Lion's Roar....

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We’ve Moved!

On July 26, 2015 we held our opening meeting for our new home! Come and practice together in a new space dedicated to mindfulness meditation and practice serving the Coachella Valley. Our new center is the manifestation of a cherished vision -- a vision of compassion,...

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