Virtual Art Show:  Creating in Place

Virtual Art Show: Creating in Place

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.

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Trust Your Struggle

Trust Your Struggle

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?...

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“Becoming” The ICD Book Club Selection for July 8, 2020

“Becoming” The ICD Book Club Selection for July 8, 2020

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...

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Our Sangha Continues

Our Sangha Continues

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...

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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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