Generosity supports community

Insight Community of the Desert is completely supported by your donations. Your giving makes our programming possible and supports this community of wisdom and compassion for the Coachella Valley.

This sangha, this refuge, is one of the three precious jewels of Buddhism and it is here entirely because of your presence and your support. Together, we are creating a gift to share with each other and our communities. Please help us continue.

We often use the Pali word Dana when referring to the act of giving, it signifies “spontaneous generosity of the heart.” It is a spiritual perfection (parami) that the Buddha taught we can develop through practice and sangha. It’s a beautiful response to a consumption-driven culture. The world needs our generous heart…this community needs your generous heart.

How to Pledge or Donate

If you would like to set up a recurring pledge, please fill out our online Pledge Form or print and fill out a physical pledge card and send it to us with your payment. You can then make your payment by credit card through PayPal or via check.

Alternatively, you may notify us of your intention to pledge by contacting:



We use Paypal as a secure way to accept donations online.

You can make a recurring pledge, or a one-time donation to by clicking the donate button below:

Donations by check

Checks can be made out to Insight Community of the Desert and sent to:

Insight Community of the Desert

P. O. Box 4109

Palm Springs, CA 92263-4109

If your check is a pledge payment, please note “pledge” in the memo line. Thanks so much for your generous support of the sangha!

If you have any questions about how to make financial donations please contact our Treasurer:

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All donations to Insight Community of the Desert are tax deductible. We are a registered 501c3. Our tax id# is 45-4845221

My spiritual journey has been enriched and supported by Insight Community of the Desert. My ability and willingness to be with my unfolding experience with its joys and sorrows has been incredibly supported by the teachings and community I find at ICD.

I give as generously as I can to ICD because I know that I am supporting a place and people that I hold dear, a home that I hope will thrive for many years. My generosity is a practice, a practice from the heart.

~A sangha member

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