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 Larry:Larryyang.org

Cheryl Slean

Against the Stream L.A. events with Cheryl
For more information: www.againstthestream.org/programs/calendar
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

Visit Mindful Way's website for other events with Beth!


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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.
Ten Essential Meditation Tools -
A Daylong Retreat with Pablo Das



In this daylong retreat we will explore and practice ten tools that are fundamental to any meditation toolbox. The tools will range from basic mindfulness tools to heart oriented practices (like kindness, compassion and forgiveness) to contemplative reflections on death awareness and the preciousness of each moment.

You'll leave the retreat with a powerful set of tools that allow you to be both deeply present as well as wisely responsive to whatever arises in your life.

Pablo Das is empowered to teach Vipassana meditation and Buddha Dharma by the Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society founder Noah Levine. He teaches regularly at A.T.S. centers in Los Angeles and at various A.T.S. groups and in retreat settings nationwide.

Cost: To reserve your place, a registration payment is required in advance. The suggested amount of $25 is the minimum ICD needs to pay its bills, with no one turned away for lack of funds. 

If you’re currently in financial hardship, you’re welcome to pay what you can, and if you can afford to offer more than the suggested amount, it will help those who are unable to pay the full amount.  We hope that the generosity of the community will ensure that everyone has access to the dharma regardless of means.

Please note, 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.
Saturday, September 27 
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Venue: Unitarian Universalist
Church of the Desert,
Rancho Mirage
Spiritual Integrity
A Daylong Retreat Larry Yang



Saturday, October 18 
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Venue: Unitarian Universalist
Church of the Desert,
Rancho Mirage
Regardless of where we have come from and wherever we may go, as we continue on our spiritual path, our faith, strength, and sustenance arise when we bring all of who we are into our journey. This is the experience of Integrity, or creating Wholeness from the different pieces of our lives. And we know intuitively, experientially, and empirically that the Whole is so much greater than the sum of the parts.

Join us to explore cultivating Integrity and Wholeness in our spiritual practice.  This daylong retreat is open to all levels of meditation-beginners to experienced practitioners. Please bring your lunch and all of who you are into our experience together.

Larry Yang teaches meditation nationally, and has spent much energy to deepen Dharma teachings within multicultural communities. Larry is the Guiding Teacher of Insight Community of the Desert. He is on the Teachers’ Council and the Board at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, and is a core teacher of East Bay Meditation Center (EBMC) in Oakland, CA.

Cost:  To reserve your place, a registration payment is required in advance.  The suggested amount of $25 is the minimum ICD needs to pay its bills, with no one turned away for lack of funds. 

If you’re currently in financial hardship, you’re welcome to pay what you can, and if you can afford to offer more than the suggested amount, it will help those who are unable to pay the full amount.  We hope that the generosity of the community will ensure that everyone has access to the dharma regardless of means.

Please note, 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.