Ian Challis Announces the Formation of the Guiding Council

Dear Sangha, dear friends along the path, Thich Nhat Hanh writes, “Thanks to impermanence, everything is possible.” In these uncertain times I find great comfort in this profound truth. Every moment of life is rich with change and possibility. When I am able to...

Letter from the Board President December 2020

Dear Friends, The Insight Community of the Desert Board of Directors and I are deeply grateful for the resilience of the sangha and our teachers when COVID upended our lives. In the transition from in-person gatherings to Zoom programming, we discovered new ways of...

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...