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Spiritual Center of the Desert, Palm Desert provides spiritual tools to transform our personal lives and help make the world a better place.

Spiritual Center of the Desert,  Palm Desert is a spiritual community that honors all paths to God and can help you experience a personal relationship with God. When God is the focus of our spirituality, then other areas of our lives fall into place – we are happier, we can do more for others, be better stewards of the Earth, and help bring peace and harmony to the world.

If you are in search of a spiritual community where you are respected and accepted for who you are and want the inspiration and support to grow to your highest potential, please accept our invitation to visit us soon!

Message from Dr. Laura Shackelford

Dr. Laura Shackelford

Dr. Laura Shackelford  Interim Spiritual Director


I’m so grateful you are taking the time to visit Spiritual Center of the Desert website.  There’s a reason you were drawn here.

Have you been searching for YOU?  Is there a yearning within you to do more, to be more, to experience life in a deeper and more meaningful way?

Just as you were drawn to this website, over 20 years ago I was drawn to our Center.  I knew there was a void in my life, an emptiness in my soul.  From the outside my life looked great, but deep within my soul I felt like Peggy Lee’s song, “Is That All There Is?”  I knew there was something missing in my life.

What I found was a spiritual community that communicates and celebrates the positive aspects of humankind, a spiritual place that welcomes people of all races, religions, sexual orientations and social backgrounds in dignity and love. I found a heart-felt community where they believe in diversity and provide a multitude of opportunities for anyone, in any stage of life, to grow spiritually.  The community I discovered was a community where Love and Oneness is the focus.

So let me ask you:  What would it be like to be part of a spiritual community that is practical and provides tangible steps and programs for individuals and families, which melds ancient wisdom with today’s science, that powerfully and positively impacts your life?

What if you could find a place that is alive and exciting on Sundays – one that leaves you feeling wonderful and optimistic about you and your life?

Well, look no further. You’ve found your spiritual home and it’s waiting for you!

I hope you will allow us to support you wherever you are on your path with all that is available through our dynamic and growing spiritual community.

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“It is only when we allow the Divine current to flow through us, in and out, we really express life. The law of giving and receiving is definite.”                                                 — Ernest Holmes