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February 2017

Learning to Meditate – Ian Challis

February 5 @ 3:00 pm - 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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On the First Sunday of every month we offer a Learning to Meditate class. If you are new to meditation or would like a teacher-led refresher, please join us at 3:00 pm for an hour of instruction and answers to your questions. Cost: We suggest $20 for the monthly learn to meditate classes, this is split between the center and the teacher. Whatever you can offer is appreciated and no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.

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Meditation: A Solid Foundation – Five Week Class

February 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until February 16, 2017

Insight Community of the Desert, 1111 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Bldg C - 2nd Floor
Palm Springs, CA 92264 United States
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Five week meditation course, for beginners or anyone wanting to deepen their mindfulness meditation practice.

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Meditation: A Solid Foundation – Five Week Class

February 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until February 16, 2017

Insight Community of the Desert, 1111 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Bldg C - 2nd Floor
Palm Springs, CA 92264 United States
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Five week meditation course, for beginners or anyone wanting to deepen their mindfulness meditation practice.

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March 2017

Learning to Meditate – Cheryl Slean

March 5 @ 3:00 pm - 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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On the First Sunday of every month we offer a Learning to Meditate class. If you are new to meditation or would like a teacher-led refresher, please join us at 3:00 pm for an hour of instruction and answers to your questions. Cost: We suggest $20 for the monthly learn to meditate classes, this is split between the center and the teacher. Whatever you can offer is appreciated and no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.

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Tenderly This Life: Ages, Changes, and Passes Away.
A daylong retreat with Larry Yang

March 25 @ 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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Daylong retreat with Larry Yang

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May 2017

Fierce Compassion: A Daylong Workshop for Women with Beth Mulligan

May 27 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 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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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 selling author Brene Brown says, “The most compassionate people I know have the clearest boundaries.” With Compassionate Awareness (mindfulness) in the forefront of our day together, we’ll practice the well researched exercises from…

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June 2017

Connect and Sustain
A Day of Practice and Connection for the LGBTQIA+ Community.

June 24 @ 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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Daylong retreat with Pablo Das

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July 2017

Mindfulness in a CrAzy World with Beth Mulligan and Larry Yang

July 22 @ 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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How do we develop mindfulness and compassion in the midst of the world's contradictory craziness?” Join us to explore mindfulness and loving-kindness practices in demanding and challenging times. This First Noble Truth that there is suffering in our lives—seems to be even more apparent these days than not. We live in a world that encourages us to get away with as much as we can, while giving as little as possible. Some leaders and messages in the larger culture encourage…

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August 2017

Waking Up in Relationship
A half-day retreat and workshop with Cheryl Slean

August 19 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 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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Relationship can sometimes seem like the last frontier of spiritual practice. Because there’s so much that goes on inside when we're interacting with others, it's easy to lose awareness and fall back into old, unhelpful habits of relating. Bringing receptive mindfulness and wise reflection to our encounters is not only possible, it’s a deeply educational process that paves the way for significant positive change. This half-day mindfulness workshop will focus on improving our relationships by including them in our daily…

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September 2017

Connecting to our Heart’s Refuge with Ian Challis

September 30 @ 9:30 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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A daylong retreat at Insight Community of the Desert


Saturday, September 30, 2017


A sense of home or refuge -- an internal base that offers shelter, support and safety -- is vital in an ever-changing, unpredictable world. Buddhist teachings offer three universal refuges: Our own innate capacity for heart/mind awakening (Buddha), the refuge of practice and wisdom (Dharma), and the refuge of community (Sangha). Join us for a day of practice and exploration of refuge as it relates to our lives and our world. Is it possible to bring a sense of home and refuge wherever we may find ourselves?

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