We make space for the recognition of a painful trend of violence towards the black community in the United States and around the world. We recognize this pain, because only then can we transform it.
There is a perpetual, unifying drive to do what artists have done throughout history. During famines and floods, protests and viruses, artists continue to create. The need to express our observations of the world is vital.
Dear Sangha, Just before I started writing this letter I checked NYTimes.com (as I do compulsively throughout the day), and, as usual, the latest headline is more disturbing than the last: "Trump Vows to Deploy Military if Violence Continues.” What is happening here?...
Please join us for this month's Book Club on July 8th where we will be discussing Michelle Obama's Book, "Becoming". The meeting will begin at 6:30 PM via ZOOM. In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and...
Dear Sangha Family, Warm greetings to each of you. We are so grateful at Insight Community of the Desert to be a source of refuge for many. Equally appreciated is the continuity of your individual presence in the sangha, for...
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.
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:
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.
December 27, 2019 – January 1, 2020
Big Bear Retreat Center
We’ll gather over the New Year holiday to cultivate a deeper understanding of ourselves through gentle and sustained awareness of our breath, body, heart and mind.
A weekend retreat with meditation, yoga and mindfulness suitable for all levels from beginner to advanced, in a beautiful setting under the guidance of highly skilled and supportive teachers.