Saturday, June 24, 2017 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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Stephen Pickard 
Insight Community of the Desert 

Connect and Sustain – A Day of Practice and Connection for the LGBTQIA+ Community.

 As the world continues to change, we come together again in a contemplative space to practice presence for ourselves and for one another. This daylong retreat will include periods of mindfulness practice as well as periods of discussion and interpersonal practices. 

Please join Insight Community of the Desert's day long retreat created especially for those who identify as members of the LGBTQIA+ community , from all faith traditions, who feel that they might benefit from meditation.

In an external world that is still caught in the collective suffering of homophobia and discrimination, it is often difficult for people who are LGBTQIA+  to find space for spiritual refuge and safety.  This event is intended as a sacred space for the LGBTQIA+ community.  LGBTQIA+ medtiators of all levels and ages are invited and we respectfully request that only those who self identify as such attend. 

Please bring a bag lunch.

Join Pablo Das on June 24, 2017 for daylong retreat for our LGBTQIA+ community. 

Pablo Das was empowered as a Buddhist teacher by Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society founder Noah Levine in 2009. He was a member of the founding teachers council at ATS until 2016. He is a practitioner of Somatic Experiencing (sep), a body centered system for the resolution of trauma and he is currently assisting S.E. trainings.  He was on the founding treatment team at Refuge Recovery, A Buddhist based, trauma informed, outpatient treatment program for drug and alcohol addiction.  Pablo has trained as a holistic health coach (hhc) at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and studied food therapy under Annemarie Colbin at the Natural gourmet institute in New York City. He maintains a private coaching practice working with clients one on one, integrating Buddhist practice and principles, trauma resolution,  and holistic health models. He studied council practice at the Ojai foundation and teaches classes on interpersonal mindfulness and authentic self expressin. Pablo Das has worked in suicide prevention for the LGBTQ teen population. and is an indie-folk (antifolk) musician and storyteller. Pablo lives and works in Los Angeles.

To learn more about Pablo Das, visit his website:  http://www.causesofwellbeing.com

Please consider supporting the ICD Scholarship Fund which supports events such as this daylong.  A donation of any amount is sincerely appreciated.  Blessings.