Larry Yang The Tenderness of Life: Aging and Change with Larry Yang at UC Riverside Saturday, November 21, 2015 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Join Larry in this day-long retreat to explore different mindfulness practices meant to build your skills, and create greater ease and peace of mind and heart. Agenda will cover our increasing limitations, changing nature of the body, changing nature of the mind, loss and isolation, interest and curiosity as positive reinforcements. To register, call 951.827.4105 For more information on teaching and practice opportunities with Larry:Larryyang.org Cheryl Slean Liberation through Mindfulness: Awakening into a New Year A 3-day New Years retreat with Cheryl Slean and Dave Smith Thursday December 31, 2015 - Sunday January 3, 2016
Anurag Gupta's Vision 2040 is a project targeting the changing landscape of race in the United States. On October 1st, our Guiding Teacher, Larry Yang, shared his vision for a beloved community.
#beLoved Community - Vision 2040
A Message from our Guiding Teacher with Community Reflections
Greetings Dear Friends,
On May 3rd, we celebrated Insight Community of the Desert's third Anniversary. As part of that gathering, community members were asked to share reflections on why they attend ICD. Please see the moving and heartfelt messages below. As Guiding Teacher I was truly heartened and inspired by these reflections.
Please know that whether you have attended once or many times, you are part of something. We practice together, to support each other and in doing so we make the community and the world more peaceful. The fact that in what is really such a short time, we are taking active steps to move into our own space, speaks to your commitment to your selves and to the community as a whole.
I invite you to join us as we move forward to co-create this "Next Buddha" in our own home, perhaps thinking about; "What would I like it to look and feel like? And what would I be willing to do to make that happen?" Deep bows of gratitude for your practice and I hope to see you soon! Beth Mulligan Our Reflections! To sit with people and to breathe. To explore the causes of my suffering Sunday is my anchor. I feel more open here - a safe environment I appreciate the teachings and the time the teachers put into them I come because I'm learning to love myself and this is a kindness I do for myself by sitting with other kind people. I keep on coming back because I feel safe, a place where I can feel everything without having to assess, react. It gives me a sense of belonging and being connected to others. I feel nurtured here. I come to ICD for my weekly, much needed kindness and compassion tune-up. I find spiritual comfort. I feel centered here and want to learn more. The teachings and group meditations strengthen my own practice, which in turn makes me happier and more efficient in the world. I come for safety, love, discipline and inspiration. It's my reset button. I feel more grounded and my petty emotional trials and tribulations are placed in their proper trash can. It reduces my suffering, makes me a better, happier person and makes life seem more sensible. It calms me. I come for the loving wisdom. I feel better when I leave. I come for the sense of belonging and also to hear the dharma live from our engaged teachers. It's a safe and peaceful place that accepts me for who I am and what I am.
A report on the first meeting of Western Buddhist leaders at the White House Larry has just returned from the first Conference of US Buddhist Leaders at the White House yesterday (May 15). There were conversations about Climate Change, Social Economic and Racial Justice, as well other current issues of urgency between 125 monastics, spiritual leaders and teachers, social activists, and scholars, and White House administration and staff. One suggestion was that next year the meeting is taken to the other side of the National Mall--i.e. Congress.
The Buddha said that wisdom and compassion are both essential to awakening. They are the wings upon which our spiritual practice takes off and soars. On this daylong retreat, we will explore where they meet in our capacity to engage and respond to what is arising in our daily life and in all pervasive awareness.
Suitable for beginning and experienced meditators. Please bring a bag lunch for yourself and something to share with Amma. Kindly come fragrance free out of compassion for those with chemical sensitivities.
This is a beautiful opportunity to practice with a Buddhist monastic and ICD's founding teacher.
On July 26, 2015 we held our opening meeting for our new home at 1111 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Bldg. C, 2nd Floor, Palm Springs, CA 92264
Come and practice together in a new space dedicated to mindfulness meditation and practice serving the Coachella Valley. Our new center is the manifestation of a cherished vision -- a vision of compassion, learning, service and community. Your gifts of service, dana and especially your presence and practice are the ground that has allowed this vision to become realized.
The new center location and mailing address is: 1111 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Bldg. C, 2nd Floor Palm Springs, CA 92262
Some of the 102 folks who showed up for our first meeting in
our new space!
Kindfulness: Where Wisdom and Compassion Meet, a daylong retreat
A special daylong retreat for all with Amma Thanasanti Bhikkhuni and ICD Founding Teacher, Larry Yang