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April 2018

Cultivating Joy as a Practice: A Daylong Retreat for LGBTQI and Gender Fluid

April 28 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Insight Community of the Desert, 1111 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Bldg C - 2nd Floor
Palm Springs, CA 92264 United States
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Cultivating Joy as a Practice: A Daylong Retreat for LGBTQI and Gender Fluid Neurologists, psychologists and even medical doctors now acknowledge that the energies of appreciation, joy and gratitude are key elements for sustaining good health and happiness. Buddhism has many practices that contribute to this well being and in particular is the cultivation of joy and appreciation. We don't have to be any different than we are, nor improve ourselves to appreciate what is already living inside of us.…

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May 2018

The End of Craving: A Practical Workshop-Retreat

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Insight Community of the Desert, 1111 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Bldg C - 2nd Floor
Palm Springs, CA 92264 United States
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The Buddha taught that freedom from suffering can be realized simply by letting go of craving.  Sounds good, but simple doesn’t necessarily mean easy!  In practice we find that “letting go of craving” is a multifaceted learning process that involves recognizing craving in its many forms (what’s the difference between craving and wholesome desire?), viewing it correctly (not as a failing but as a natural human process), and learning to work with it skillfully.  Ultimately, it’s compassion that lets go…

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