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 youíre 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
Michaelís 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
The Circle of Compassion:
Cultivating  self-compassion in the
service of all sentient beings
A daylong retreat
with Beth Mulligan

Saturday, August 23, 
9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Venue: Unitarian Universalist
Church of the Desert,
Rancho Mirage
"You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere.  You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection." - The Buddha

When lovingkindness meets suffering, compassion is born.  We are often quick to offer compassion to people we love, even acquaintances, but reflect for a moment; how do you typically treat yourself when things go wrong.  Particularly if you feel you have done something wrong.  If you realize that the language, tone and attitude are different, perhaps harsher than what you would usually say to someone else, then please join us.

"If your compassion does not include yourself it is incomplete" - Jack Kornfield

Developing an active self compassion practice has been shown in research to have many physical and psychological benefits.  But it can also deeply enhance your meditation practice.  We flourish with encouragement and wilt under the lash of criticism.  In this daylong workshop you'll learn some well tested practices to enhance your spiritual journey and perhaps make your world (and your mind and heart) a friendlier place.

"A moment of self compassion can change your entire day.  A string of such moments can change the course of your life."
- Christopher Germer


Cost:  A suggested registration fee of $25 is suggested with no one turned away for lack of funds. This registration fee does not include any payments to the teacher.  Please support the Teachings through your voluntary donations of Dana directly to the teacher.

For more information or to register please click below:
Survey: Please take a moment

Dear Friends and Community,

Over the last two years we've seen wonderful growth at Insight
Community of the Desert.  We have become a precious resource for
teaching, study and practice of the Dharma (the Buddha's teachings)
and mindfulness meditation in the Coachella Valley - and we are just
at the beginning of our journey together!

The development of a spiritual path in our lives and our communities
is a cause for gratitude and joy.  As we look forward to the 2014-2015
year we have many opportunities to strengthen and improve our
organization in service to the community. 

Would you please help by taking a few moments today to complete a
survey about your experience with Insight Community of the Desert? 

Whether you are a regular attendant, or have only attended once, your
opinion and your experience are valued and requested. 

On behalf of the Board of Directors, thank you for your participation
and support of this beautiful community

With all good wishes in the Dharma. 

Ian Challis, President
Board of Directors
Insight Community of the Desert
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.