News and Announcements
On February 28, 2021, the last class to be held at Insight Community of the Desert’s longtime meeting space on Tahquitz Way came to a graceful and grateful close, led over Zoom from the beloved Dharma hall by Guiding Council member Jokai Blackwell, Sensei.
Ian Challis announces the formation of the ICD Guiding Council.
Larry Yang presented the first webinar in The 2021 Buddhism and Race Speaker Series presented by Harvard Divinity School. It was enthusiastically received by more than 700 people. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to view the webinar here. It will only be available until February 4.
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...
January 2 – 7, 2021 Join us for 5 days of silence and meditation. We invite you to begin the year by dropping into stillness and silence from the comfort and safety of your own home.
We make space for the recognition of a painful trend of violence towards the black community in the United States and around the world. We recognize this pain, because only then can we transform it.
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.
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?...
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...
During this time of so much fear, change, and uncertainty we need each other and opportunities to practice Mindfulness and Equanimity the most. How to do this without gathering? We are offering this unique opportunity to engage in a silent retreat, from the comfort of your own home.