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in the context of the Buddha’s teachings

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Save the Date

Town Hall

Thursday March 19 @ 6:30 – 8:30 pm

On Race and Racism: Going to the Core

 A Course for People of Color

Friday March 20 @ 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Saturday March 21 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday March 28 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction with Beth Mulligan & Ian Challis

Starting January 23, 2020, experience the original 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program! 

Expertly designed, and research-backed, the MBSR course will teach you how to understand and work with the mind-body connection in order to reduce stress and improve self-regulation. The program, which will be taught in Palm Springs, provides fun and effective training in a variety of mindfulness techniques, including mindfulness meditation instruction, relaxing body awareness practices, and gentle yoga-type exercises.

Awakening into the Heart of Love: Retreat with Arinna Weisman and Ian Challis

Silent Retreat March 13 – 16, 2020

Come, relax and practice with your spiritual community of friends at Dhamma Dena. We are happy to again offer this special opportunity for Insight Community of the Desert sangha members to come together for a weekend of deepening practice.

Daylong Retreat: Facing Your Demons with Mary Stancavage

Saturday, February 29 @ 9:30 am – 4 pm

Come spend a day facing your demons and yourself with kindness and compassion, maybe invite them in for tea. There will be dharma talks, sitting and walking meditation and conversation. Suitable for everyone.

ICD Book Club

The selection  for March is  “On Apology” by Aaron Lazare.  

The next meeting has been moved to March 4.  

Find out more about Aaron Lazare and this book at the ICD Book Club website

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Insight Community of the Desert


Our center is centrally located between downtown Palm Springs and the airport.


1111 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way

Building C, 2nd Floor

Palm Springs, CA 92262