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Unplug and Tune-In: A Day of Mindfulness with Ian Challis
June 15 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Need a break from the busy-ness of life? Some time to reconnect to what is truly important and nourishing?
Sometimes we may find ourselves squeezing in our practice after everything else. On Saturday, June 15, let’s prioritize our practice, let’s offer ourselves the space, time and support to truly enjoy and explore mindfulness practice in the company of like-minded friends.
The focus of the day will be practice: plain and simple. The day will be similar to what you might experience on an extended residential retreat: alternating periods of walking, sitting and heart meditations. There will be brief practical instructions, and support with opportunities for questions.
All that is required is a willingness to show up, and to practice the Buddha’s way of peace that leads to wisdom and an open heart.
Doors open at 9:00 and practice begins at 9:30am. Please come early, enjoy some tea and relax into the day. Please bring a packed lunch. Space is limited so please register soon!
Teacher: Ian Challis is the Guiding Teacher of Insight Community of the Desert. After decades of interest in the dharma and meditation, he embraced a committed Insight practice in 2005. Since then, he has sat residential retreats and studied with many senior teachers. He is a founding board member of Insight Community of the Desert and leads the Desert Meditation Group in Rancho Mirage. Ian is a 2017 graduate of the Community Dharma Leader (CDL) training program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center.
Cost: The registration fee for this event is $40 with a sliding scale. This fee is shared with the teacher, however does not mean the costs of the event or the teachings are fully covered. A dana offering (voluntary donation) may be made at the event, and we encourage you to offer as much support of generosity as you are able. Please know that our policy is that no one is ever turned away for lack of funds. You may contact the event coordinator if you need a full scholarship.