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Please join us in the spirit of group meditation practice. We are meditation practitioners from many backgrounds. Everyone is welcome.
We practice a basic silent (non-guided) meditation for 30 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of walking meditation (deliberate walking, feeling connection to our bodies and the earth) followed by a Dharma book reading and discussion for 20 to 30 minutes. Recent books read by the group have included works by Thich Nhat Hanh, Tulku Thondup, Pema Chödrön, Joseph Goldstein and Charlotte Joko Beck.
Whether you are new to meditation or a seasoned practitioner this session offers each of us the ability to practice meditation with others and share our experiences.
For newcomers to meditation, we can offer a brief instruction on sitting meditation and getting comfortable. Please arrive a few minutes early so we can get to know you.

Unitarian Universalist Church of the Desert in Rancho Mirage
72-425 Via Vail,
Rancho Mirage, CA
on the corner of Key Largo,
1 block So. of Dinah Shore Dr.
Participation is free – donations are appreciated. All donations go to the UUCOD.

You are also welcome at any of the ongoing meditations offered by Insight Community of the Desert. 
- Sunday Meditation and Dharma Talk, 4:30pm to 6:00
- Tuesday Meditation and Dharma Talk, 6:30pm to 8:00
- Friday Metta (Lovingkindness) Meditation with Ian Challis, 4:30pm to 5:15
You can learn more about these offerings at www.desertinsight.org

I am aware that every step, every breath, every smile, every look made in mindfulness is an act of true love. —Thich Nhat Hanh

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Desert Meditation Group

Unitarian Universalist Church of the Desert

We provide space and support for mindfulness meditation, practice and discussion. We are informed by Buddhist teachings but we have no teacher and no particular lineage. We practice silent meditation for 30 minutes, walking meditation for 10 minutes, do a short reading, and have time for sharing and discussion. All practices are optional. We practice respect, confidentiality and no cross-talk. Feedback may be provided if requested.

Date and time: Mondays from 5:30 PM to 6:45 PM.
Location: UUCOD at 72425 Via Vail, Rancho Mirage, CA.
Cost: Free, donation suggested.

Desert Meditation Group

Unitarian Universalist Church of the Desert

We provide space and support for mindfulness meditation, practice and discussion. We are informed by Buddhist teachings but we have no teacher and no particular lineage. We practice silent meditation for 30 minutes, walking meditation for 10 minutes, do a short reading, and have time for sharing and discussion. All practices are optional. We practice respect, confidentiality and no cross-talk. Feedback may be provided if requested.

Date and time: Mondays from 5:30 PM to 6:45 PM.
Location: UUCOD at 72425 Via Vail, Rancho Mirage, CA.
Cost: Free, donation suggested.

Desert Meditation Group

Unitarian Universalist Church of the Desert

We provide space and support for mindfulness meditation, practice and discussion. We are informed by Buddhist teachings but we have no teacher and no particular lineage. We practice silent meditation for 30 minutes, walking meditation for 10 minutes, do a short reading, and have time for sharing and discussion. All practices are optional. We practice respect, confidentiality and no cross-talk. Feedback may be provided if requested.

Date and time: Mondays from 5:30 PM to 6:45 PM.
Location: UUCOD at 72425 Via Vail, Rancho Mirage, CA.
Cost: Free, donation suggested.

Desert Meditation Group

Unitarian Universalist Church of the Desert

We provide space and support for mindfulness meditation, practice and discussion. We are informed by Buddhist teachings but we have no teacher and no particular lineage. We practice silent meditation for 30 minutes, walking meditation for 10 minutes, do a short reading, and have time for sharing and discussion. All practices are optional. We practice respect, confidentiality and no cross-talk. Feedback may be provided if requested.

Date and time: Mondays from 5:30 PM to 6:45 PM.
Location: UUCOD at 72425 Via Vail, Rancho Mirage, CA.
Cost: Free, donation suggested.

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Desert Meditation Group

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