Offering Mindfulness Meditation

in the context of the Buddha’s teachings

in a welcoming community

Special Events

Half-Day Retreat: Solid Foundation with Ian Challis

Saturday, February 17, 10:00am to 3:00pm

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 Guiding Teacher 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.

Daylong Retreat: Living the Four Noble Truth with Pablo Das

Saturday, March 17, 10:00am to 4:00pm

Pablo Das will be returning to ICD to offer a daylong on the Four Noble Truths!

Join Pablo at Insight Community of the Desert for this daylong retreat on the Four Noble Truths. The central message of the four noble truths is that every human life has an ever changing balance of pleasure and pain within it. Buddhist practice is a call to develop equal presence for the preferable and not so preferable conditions of our lives. In this series we will look at the four truths as much more than just a central Buddhist “philosophy”. The teaching outlines an active practice of presence and responsiveness which leads to an entirely different way of life.

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Regular Events

  • Weekly Sit and Dharma talk:
    Sundays 4:30pm – 6:00pm
  • Meditation as Refuge: (open to all)
    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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A Day of Mindfulness: Ancient Teachings for Modern Times

This Day of Mindfulness (January 20, 2018)  will allow participants to explore the deep philosophical roots of MBSR known as the Buddhist dharma, translated as “the teachings of the Buddha.” Although they form the very foundation underlying MBSR and other...

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Personal and Loving Kindness Retreat

Join Amma Thanasanti On December 9, 2018 at Insight Community of the Desert for this daylong retreat on Loving Kindness.  Loving-kindness has personal and boundless facets. When we cultivate it personally, we bring loving kindness directly to our body, emotions, mind...

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Insight Community of the Desert


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


1111 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way

Building C, 2nd Floor

Palm Springs, CA 92262