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...

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...

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....

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...

Buddhist Teachers at the White House

A report on the first meeting of Western Buddhist leaders at the White House. Larry has just returned from the first Conference of US Buddhist Leaders at the White House yesterday (May 15). There were conversations about Climate Change, Social Economic and Racial...