Announcements

Join the festivities at our Annual Holiday Party and Fundraiser! Once again we'll be celebrating the joyful efforts of the IDP community over the past year and looking forward to the incredible possibilities for 2015. Wear your winter best and get on the dance floor with your...
A Six Week Practice Intensive - No Class 11/26 Looking for the in-person course? Click here. Audio Lectures are available a few days following the class session.  They're available in mp3 format and may be streamed from the website or downloaded and listened to at your convenience. The...
Looking for the in-person course? Click here. Audio Lectures are available a few days following the class session.  They're available in mp3 format and may be streamed from the website or downloaded and listened to at your convenience. One of the foundational teachings of Buddhism is ...
February - December 2015 The $40 application fee is waived for applications received by December 1, 2014.  Application form may be downloaded at this link.   The Interdependence Project’s Yearlong Meditation Teacher Training is a rigorous cycle of study and practice of the principles...
The Secular Buddhist Studies Program (“SBSP”) at The Interdependence Project offers a comprehensive, multi-lineage Buddhist foundation, incorporating the fundamental practices of meditation, psychology, philosophy, ethics, and their application in the lives of 21st century practitioners. Composed...
“Peace comes from within.  Do not seek it without." The Buddha There will be no class on August 31 in recognition of Labor Day. Join us every Sunday from 3pm - 5pm for meditation instruction and sitting practice led by members of the IDP Teaching Staff.   Appropriate...
In this experiential workshop led by trained Alexander Technique teacher and meditator, Dan Cayer, you will learn to unravel the fixation that leads to a rigid sitting posture. By learning to acknowledge and even welcome the unceasing stream of sensations in your body, students will learn to...
  "Whatever we're doing could be done with one intention. That intention is that we want to wake up, we want to ripen our compassion, and we want to ripen our ability to let go. We want to realize our connection with all beings."  Pema Chodron   In the New Year, we often make...
Committing to making a difference means embarking on a lifelong journey of personal and social transformation. To move from intention to impactful, sustainable action, there are many steps to be taken and many aspects to be considered:  How can we engage our creativity and the depth of our...
A growing body of research indicates the benefits of teaching meditation to children include better emotion regulation, less stress, and reduced impulsiveness.   Mindfulness education programs are improving students' relationships with their teachers and classmates, and creating more...
Live Video Class Via Google Hangouts Semi-Private Instruction with Robin Anderson Six Week Series 9am-10am PST  |  Noon-1pm EST Saturdays, January 10 - February 14, 2015   We know how challenging it can be to start and establish a regular commitment to meditation, so we’ve developed...
Register for Live, In-Person Classes at this link. This course is designed for students who are searching, or even struggling, to find the next steps in their Buddhist practice. We'll provide tools to establish or re-establish meditation as a sustainable and even unshakeable (really!) daily...
Interested in Home Study? Register here. Note: All IDP courses are available to drop-in for a single class, but purchasing the entire series offers a discounted per-class rate.  Full series registration includes access to readings, audio, and discussion board.  Buddhism is...

Featured Events

Mon, 12/1/2014, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Looking for the in-person course? Click here.
Wed, 12/3/2014, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Looking for Study-At-Home? Click here. Six Week Series - No Class 11/26
Sun, 12/7/2014, 6:30pm - 10:30pm
Join the festivities at our Annual Holiday Party and Fundraiser! Once again we'll be celebrating the joyful efforts of the IDP ...

Blog

For a Difficult Day November 25
All day I’ve been considering what is an appropriate statement for me to make about last night’s announcement that a grand jury has failed to indict...
Good Grief: why I'll march to #INDICTAMERICA tonight November 25
Grief is an appropriate response.  I feel it running down my spine, pooling in my legs, and pouring into the earth I pray can hold all this....
Ferguson, Anger, and Meditation November 22
The whole world is watching Ferguson, Missouri, as a grand jury verdict is expected any day on whether to indict a police officer who shot an unarmed...

Podcasts & Videos

Podcast Kindness & Compassion Training - Part 2 of 2 November 3
As qualities inherent in every human being, compassion and loving-kindness can be developed and...
Kindness & Compassion Training - Part 1 of 2 October 1
As qualities inherent in every human being, compassion and loving-kindness can be developed and...
Open Dharma Night - What is Friendship? - Part 2 of 2 September 11
This open talk is about friendship; what does it mean to be friendly with ourselves and with...

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