Insight Community of the Desert - Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation in Palm Springs
Insight Meditation in the Desert

Insight Community of the Desert is a Buddhist Center in
the Vipassana tradition serving the Palm Springs and the
Coachella Valley.  We welcome you to our  weekly
meditation group and programs.  Mindfulness and Insight
meditation lead to an open, joyful heart through the
release of stress and suffering.

We offer programs for beginning and experienced
meditators, meditation classes, daylong retreats, and
weekly sitting groups.

Whether you’re an experienced practitioner or you want to
try meditation for the first time, please join us.

Our Sunday meeting consists of a meditation period
followed by a talk by one of our experienced dharma
teachers. We meet every Sunday afternoon, 4:30 to 6 pm

Location: The Center for Spiritual Living
2100 Racquet Club Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262 (map)

Cost: Our Sunday meditation and teachings are offered
without a set fee.  We suggest a donation of $5 or more
for the facilities and a Dana offering (voluntary donation)
for the teachings.  Whatever you can offer is appreciated
and no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.
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Other Practice Opportunites with ICD Teachers:

Larry Yang

For information on teaching and practice opportunities with

Cheryl Slean

Against the Stream L.A. events with Cheryl
For more information:
2nd Sunday of every month, 11am-12:30pm: dharma talk & practice, Melrose center, 4300 Melrose Ave

Every third Tuesday of the month:
Meditation in Recovery, Palm Springs
Sit and dharma talk, 7-8:30 PM
Michael’s House Outpatient Center
515 N. Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Beth Mulligan

Mindfulness Weekend Retreat, July 18-July 20, 2014
3-day/2-night residential retreat at Joshua Tree Retreat Center
Led by Beth Mulligan and Hugh O'Neill

Use your natural awareness to explore the world inside you and around you as you practice mindful yoga, eat delicious vegetarian meals, meditate in sacred spaces and participate in creative workshops.  Welcome for all levels of experience.

Visit Mindful Way's website for Registration Information

of the Desert
Insight Community Of The Desert
A Half Day Retreat
with Cheryl Slean

Saturday, July 26,  9:30 am to 1:30 pm
Venue: Unitarian Universalist Church of the Desert,
Rancho Mirage
The Buddha invited his students to take his instructions and insights not as religious dogma to believe in without question, but as a point of departure for personal inquiry.

“Ehipassiko,” he said: “Come and see for yourself.”  The heart of the Buddhist path to awakening is a willingness to open to experience with curiosity and in the spirit of investigation, guided by our sincere intention to heal.

Just what is the nature of this mind and body when we watch and feel it directly?  How does transformative change come about and how can we best help it along?

In this half-day of mindfulness, we’ll investigate these and other questions through mindful sitting, walking and inquiry.  We’ll experiment with cultivating an attitude of joyful, receptive curiosity that can change not only the way we practice, but how we approach our daily lives.  This event is suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators.

For more information or to register please click below:
Come and See
for Yourself:

Curiosity & Investigation on the Dharma Path
Practicing Forgiveness

Earlier this year, when Larry was at IMS, 
he spoke with Executive Director, Linda
Spink about the importance of forgiveness
in our lives.

In their conversation, he described a forgiveness practice
that helps us release the patterns of our suffering, and
become more compassionately connected to the world
around us.
Download or stream this interview with Larry Yang.