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A Half-Day retreat: Solid Foundation: Simple Practice with Ian Challis

February 17 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The focus of our day will be on individual meditation practice with minimal teaching or instruction. We’ll alternate silent sitting and walking periods, eating meditation, and lovingkindness practice with some basic instructions and support.

Please join Ian Challis, and your friends at Insight Community of the Desert as we co-create a supportive space for meditation and inner exploration.

Note: If you are enrolled in the Solid Foundation meditation class, you are already registered for this event.



Ian Challis has been practicing and studying within the Insight Tradition of Buddhism for 13 years. He has sat retreats with Rodney Smith, Santikaro, Narayan Liebenson, Larry Yang, Leigh Brasington, and Joseph Goldstein, among many others.

He works as an artist, web and product designer. A long-time resident of Seattle, he now makes his full-time home in Palm Springs with his husband David Roos. He is a founding and current board member and past president of Insight Community of the Desert.

In addition to teaching at ICD, Ian facilitates the weekly Desert Meditation Group in Rancho Mirage, and he is a graduate of the  two year Community Dharma Leader training program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and is authorized to teach Insight Meditation. Supporting your practice of mindfulness meditation is a true joy!

Cost: The registration fee for this event is $35. This fee is shared with the teacher, however does not mean the costs of the event or the teachings are fully covered. A dana (voluntary donations) may be made at the event, and we encourage you to offer as much support of generosity as you are able. Please know that our policy is that no one is ever turned away for lack of funds. Please contact the event coordinator if you need the scholarship support.

Note: If you are enrolled in the Solid Foundation meditation class, you are already registered for this event and there is no registration cost.


February 17
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Stephen Pickard – Program Coordinator


Insight Community of the Desert
1111 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Bldg C - 2nd Floor
Palm Springs, CA 92264 United States
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