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   “Be kind to yourself as you proceed along this journey. This kindness, in itself, is a means of awakening the spark of love within you and helping others to discover that spark within themselves.”

~Tsoknyi Rinpoche

As our communities face the challenges that resisting the Covid-19 virus brings, our world and so much that we may have taken for granted seems turned upside down.

We hope that you received the news that ICD is suspending in-person meetings on Sundays and Tuesdays.  We will stream meetings online. To join the Dharma Talk, please click on the event in the calendar and follow the instructions for that event.

Even though we will not be meeting in-person on Sundays and Tuesdays for now, it’s so important for us to maintain connections: to our friends, family, coworkers, and especially the communities that support us and can continue to support us. The board and teachers are exploring new ways of connecting. Connecting is blessing.


ICD Book Club Goes Virtual

Wednesday April 8, 2020 @ 6:30 – 8 pm.

Join friends and sangha members for an  discussion of the monthly book selection.  We meet on the second Wednesday of every month.

April’s book selection is On the Brink of Everything:  Grace Gravity & Gettin Old by Parker J. Palmer.  The discussion will be held on the zoom platform.

Visit the Book Club website to get information for joining the online meeting.

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Coming Home to Our Hearts

Coming Home to Our Hearts

From the comfort of your own home, explore and practice the foundational teachings of Mindfulness in a 5 night silent on-line retreat. Led by certified MBSR and Meditation Teachers Beth Mulligan and Hugh O’Neill.

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Alan Arkin Visits ICD

Alan Arkin Visits ICD

Alan Arkin appeared at a sold out event at Insight Community of the Desert on December 7, 2019. All of us at ICD are so deeply moved and grateful for our community being able to raise $16,400 at this event. In response, this note from Ian Challis, our Guiding Teacher:

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5 Day Silent Mindfulness Retreat

5 Day Silent Mindfulness Retreat

January 2 – 7, 2020.
Joshua Tree Retreat Center.
Join us for 5 days of silence and meditation; a great way to start the New Year. This retreat is an opportunity to renew and deepen your practice of mindfulness and living fully.

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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