Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 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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Stephen Pickard, Coordinator of Program and Events 
Insight Community of the Desert 

A Day of Mindfulness: Ancient Teachings for Modern Times 

Meditation and mindfulness are everywhere: in hospitals, clinics, and schools; in major medical, psychological, and scientific journals; on TV; and in popular publications—even on the cover of Time magazine. And thankfully so—since Jon Kabat-Zinn developed Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), a treatment blending meditation and yoga, it has been proven effective in treating conditions like chronic pain, stress, anxiety, and depression for sufferers around the world. Lesser known, however, are the deep philosophical roots of MBSR known as the Buddhist dharma, translated as “the teachings of the Buddha.” Although they form the very foundation underlying MBSR and other mindfulness-based interventions, they often remain hidden within modern mindfulness practices. Why are these 2500 year old teachings still with us and so effective and relevant to this very day?

This Day of Mindfulness will allow participants to answer this question  for themselves through the experience of the essential MBSR practices and teachings on the links to their ancient origins. The day will be informed by Beth Mulligan’s forthcoming book;

The Dharma of Modern Mindfulness

New Harbinger Publications, January 2, 2018


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Beth Mulligan, PA-C is a board certified Physician Assistant who has practiced medicine in the Coachella Valley for 28 years. She also had a long standing Buddhist meditation and yoga practice. Seeing the way Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn brought these two worlds together through MBSR Under the guidance of Dr. Kabat-Zinn,she became a certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction(MBSR) teacher and International Teacher trainer and retreat leader. Over the last 12 years she brought MBSR to Eisenhower medical Center, Desert Regional Medical Center, the Lucy Curci Cancer Center, The Shelter from the Storm, and School, hospices and county agencies in the Desert. She offers these life changing teachings in ways that are secular and accessible to everyone.  As a Core Teacher at Insight Community of the Desert, and long time Zen Senior Student, Beth Ann Mulligan, is equally committed to to exploring the Buddha’s path.