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:  A voluntary donation to the teacher and facility (called the
practice of “Dana” or Generosity) is appreciated, with no one
turned away for lack of funds.
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Other Practice Opportunites with ICD Teachers:

Larry Yang

Living With Presence: a retreat for LGBTQ communities May 28 to Jun 1, 2014
4-night residential retreat at Spirit Rock Meditation Center
Led by Larry Yang, Anushka Fernandopulle, and Madeline Klyne

Please join our Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer (LGBTQ) communities to deepen our collective intimacy and practice of cultivating a clear mind and open heart. We will practice being present with the truth of our experience in silence through sitting meditation, walking meditation, eating meditation, and spending time in nature. Support will be provided through dharma talks, meetings with teachers, and time for questions about your practice. Through developing our ability to see clearly with kindness and compassion, we can see through fears and illusions that hold us back and we can learn to bear witness to the unique beauty of our lives as LGBTQ people. Welcome for all levels of meditation experience.

registration information
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

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
A Daylong Retreat
with Beth Mulligan
& Jim Gross

Saturday, May 17,
9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist
Church of the Desert,
Rancho Mirage
True Happiness
The desire to experience more happiness may be one thing which motivates many of us to develop our mindfulness meditation practices.  We may come to our practice with the belief that happiness is based on external experiences, where happiness does, of course, arise but also soon enough fades.
In this daylong session, we will look deeply at true and enduring happiness to examine its root causes which are not dependent on temporary experiences and conditions. Extending this inquiry, we will explore cultivation of these root causes leading to a happiness founded on equanimity and compassion, not subject to impermanence, and available to all of us.    

The day will include sitting and walking practice (accommodation will be made for those for whom walking or movement is difficult) with talks on the nature and cultivation of True Happiness.
Please bring a packed lunch and beverage.

For more information or to register please click below:
Insight Community Of The Desert
Insight Community of the Desert officially turns 2 this month, and on SUNDAY, APRIL 13, 2014, we are celebrating this milestone.

The Board of Directors and Teachers invite you to celebrate this event with a potluck gathering after our meditation and talk with Larry Yang.

We will also be honoring our volunteers whose tireless efforts make this sangha possible!

Please bring a vegetarian dish to share and gather with your Sangha family and friends to celebrate this happy occasion.  If you would like to assist in putting this event together please contact Maria Soliz (Event Manager) or Greg Varra (Volunteer Coordinator). 

We are looking for assistance in the area of set-up, kitchen prep, photographer and clean up.
Our sangha turns two!