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Offering Mindfulness Meditation in the context of

the Buddha’s teachings in a welcoming community

Sunday Teachings

Please join us for this weekly meeting and teaching. Everyone is welcome.

We’ll explore how we can apply Buddha’s ancient teachings to help us live our day-to-day lives more skillfully. There will be time for meditation, a dharma (teaching) talk by one of our regular or guest teachers, and time for your comments and questions.

Cost: Donation basis, there is no charge to participate. Our center and teachers are supported by your generosity. Please give from your ability and heart.

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Join us online for these regular events…

Meditation as Refuge

6:30 – 8 pm

Meditation as Refuge extends a weekly invitation to everyone who would like to explore meditation as a support for their spiritual development. The intention is to focus on realizing our innate capacity for care, compassion and mutual respect.

Just Sit

5:30 – 6:15 pm

Join friends and sangha member for a silent 45 minute peer-led sit. Everyone is welcome!


Weekly Metta Meditation with Ian Challis and Friends

4:30 – 5:15 pm


When the Buddha’s followers felt anxious and afraid, he taught them the practice of metta or lovingkindness meditation. Metta is a form of practice that helps us touch deeply into our own hearts, uncover the energies of kindness and compassion, and share these energies for the benefit of all beings.

If you would like to explore this powerful practice, please join Ian Challis and friends online.  These 45 minute meetings will be practice- focused, with most of the time spent in meditation. If you are new to the practice, great! We will learn by doing.  After practice there will be time for questions and sharing.

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Greetings from the Guiding Council

Lorene’s Jabola’s note of resignation & Mary Stancavage’s note of acceptance to the Insight Community of the Desert Guiding Council…

Happy New Year, dear ICD Sangha!

Attuned to the seasons of life–its unfolding and development–I find my heart full of gratitude for the opportunities and blessings through the Buddhadhamma. I appreciate your presence in my life for the last five years and the chance to serve on the Board of Directors, Teachers’ Circle, and the first ICD Guiding Council.

The Book of Form and Emptiness

By Ruth Ozeki

Book Club Discussion: January 12

A boy who hears the voices of objects all around him; a mother drowning in her possessions; and a Book that might hold the secret to saving them both—the brilliantly inventive new novel from the Booker Prize-finalist Ruth Ozeki.

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