Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 6:30 PM PST
Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 8:00 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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Meditation: A Solid Foundation 

Mindfulness meditation is a proven path to becoming more open, compassionate and relaxed in our ever-changing lives, in this “eternally unfolding moment”.   Mindfulness is a technique and practice that we can each develop that brings greater presence, calm, clarity, and ultimately -- freedom, into our experience. 

Join ICD Guiding Teacher Ian Challis for this five week course, where we will examine and practice the techniques of Mindfulness Meditation in the context of the Buddha's teachings.

Our focus will be a Solid Foundation: the fundamentals of practice; meditation techniques; working with distractions; lovingkindness meditation; integrating your practice and your life; practicing in community, and more.  We’ll alternate practice periods, instruction, Q&A and discussion.

Please Join Us! No prior meditation experience needed!

More Information

This five week class series is for beginners and experienced meditators.  Classes will be held January 24 - February 21, 2019.

Class dates:

Five Thursday evenings

(Jan 24, 31, Feb 7, 14, 21) 6:30pm - 8:00pm

One Saturday (Feb 16) extended practice period: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Registration and cost: 

Sliding scale $0 - 135 for this five week program.

Reduced rates and full scholarships are available.

Space is limited so please pre-register!

ICD Guiding Teacher Ian Challis

Ian Challis is the Guiding Teacher of Insight Community of the Desert, Palm Springs. He began a committed meditation practice in 2005 and has studied with many teachers in the Insight tradition of Buddhism, including Larry Yang, Joseph Goldstein, Sylvia Boorstein and Leigh Brasington. Ian is a graduate of the Community Dharma Leader training at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. Supporting your practice of mindfulness meditation is a true passion!