Saturday September 26, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM PDT
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Insight Community of the Desert Meditation Center 
1111 E Tahquitz Canyon Way
Bldg. C, 2nd Floor
Palm Springs, CA 92262

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Connect and Sustain-A Daylong Retreat for the LGBTQI/Queer Community with Pablo Das 

The practices of Mindfulness and Loving kindness from the Buddhist tradition deepens our insight into truth about ourselves and the conditions in which we live, while cultivating an open heart and deeper presence for the full range of our unique human experience as members of the LGBTQI community.

This daylong meditation retreat is open to all levels—new, beginner, or experienced - and will include periods of individual practice as well as interpersonal or relational practices. You do not have to call yourself a Buddhist to benefit from meditation. Please join us!  Get on a cushion or chair, settle your mind, allow your heart to open, and experience each other in spiritual community.

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. Professionally, he works as a mindfulness based wellness, nutrition and recovery coach integrating mindfulness practices and Buddhist principles in his private “in person” (and phone based) counseling work. Pablo is an advocate for a Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender and “other identified” voice in American Buddhism.

Participants please bring a sack lunch.

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 are 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.