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
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.
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
PLEASE BRING A LUNCH AND WRITING MATERIALS
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.
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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
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