Say Their Names: Honoring Black Lives Lost to Violence

On July 19, 2020 we hosted an event which was an interruption of the usual, the comfortable.  This post contains a video of that event.  The interruption was necessary to make space for the recognition of a painful trend of violence towards the black community in the...

Virtual Art Show: Creating in Place

ICD’s inaugural “Virtual Art Show” held on September 14 was a great success on so many levels! Our inspiring evening proved to be a impactful vehicle for us to become more personally acquainted, as well as providing an uplifting respite from the challenging times our...

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...

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 without you there is no community. Since...

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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