Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM PST
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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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Dr. Stephen Pickard 
Insight Community of the Desert 

A Day of Mindfulness:  Cultivating Compassionate Presence;  A Gift for All Seasons

In these busy times it is easy to lose sight of what is most meaningful in our lives sometimes taking for granted so much of this precious life. The practice of Mindfulness Meditation, mindful Yoga, mindful walking and mindful eating, in a mostly silent day long format, with the support of community and experienced teachers, allows us to cultivate our true and natural compassionate presence. This presence then becomes a gift to all whose lives we touch. You are invited to join us for a day of practice, to clear our minds and open our hearts. This Day will be informed by the well researched work of Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, Dr. Chris Germer and Dr. Kristin Neff who’s research shows that these practices also have measurable effects on our mental and physical well- being.

Cost: $45.00  + donation for the teacher and facility.  Sliding scale and scholarships are available on the Registration Page.  Click on Register Now! for that information.

Bring: Lunch, water, yoga mat, meditation cushion or bench if you have one (chairs are provided).


About Our Teacher

Beth Mulligan, PA-C is a certified MBSR teacher, teacher trainer, and adjunct faculty through the UMASS Center for Mindfulness. She has been teaching MBSR for over a decade to diverse populations; from the critically ill, to non-profit organizations, the underserved, educators, and corporate leaders. She currently teaches at the Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine at UCI and Insight LA. Beth teaches the 10-week and nine-day practicum for teachers in training nationally and internationally. Beth is a certified Mindful Self-Compassion teacher and teacher trainer and does international training for the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion.

Beth has a background in primary care medicine as a Board Certified Physician Assistant having graduated Magna cum Laude from Duke University and has practiced medicine for over thirty years. She is a long time student of Charles Tenshin Fletcher, Roshi at Yokoji Zen Mountain Center where she has lived in residence. Beth is a Dharma teacher at Insight Community of the Desert and is a certified yoga instructor.