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Purchase tickets for this event here! Discounts for Saturday and SundayAre you a member of Nalandabodhi or Interdependence Project? Or are you senior?Use promo code MEMBER and admission is $170.Want to bring a friend? We have a two-for-one deal. Use promo code BUDDY and admission is $85.Are you a...
A steady mind and an open heart are required to make wise and loving decisions for ourselves and others.  Ven. Dr. Pannavati has designed this practice-based weekend to support engaged practice through a deep cultivation of concentration and mindfulness.  As a leader in the vanguard of...
This six-week course, taught by IDP’s Executive Director, Kimberly Brown, combines western psychological techniques with traditional practices and instructions to develop our capacity for forgiveness and compassion toward all beings without exception.  We understandably feel negative feelings...
Join us each week for meditation instruction and sitting practice led by members of the IDP Teaching Staff. Appropriate for beginners as well as experienced meditators, this afternoon session offers guided instruction, discussion, and opportunity for questions and comments in an encouraging...
The Buddhist word for meditation is "bhavana," which means "to make grow,"  to use contemplative techniques to develop an understanding and mastery of one's own mind.  All Buddhist traditions cultivate wisdom and ethics through meditation and teach both concentration (Pali: samatha) and/...
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...
Online Community Meditation and Discussion Led by Jackie StewartSunday Nights at 7-8PM EST Come together (from wherever you are) and take some time to breathe before the start of a new week. We’ll meditate together and discuss approachable ways to settle the mind and create spaciousness for...
It can be incredibly challenging to stay present while communicating with others. We can enter a communication with the best intentions and get so easily thrown off course by judgment, blame, fear, and our many familiar habitual patterns of reactivity. In this course we will learn how to bring our...
Would you like to feel more centered? To meet the stresses and unpredictability of life with a sense of balance? Can you imagine having a less negative mental narrative about yourself?   We've designed this class for everyone interested in learning to live a mindful life, or deepening their...
It often feels like our lives are so hectic and busy that we don’t have time to notice the many neighbors, strangers and so many other living creatures that surround us everywhere at every moment in this great metropolis.  It’s easy to forget that our lives are supported by and interconnected...
This six-week course will examine the relationship between inner peace and world peace. Using traditional practices, including the Eightfold Path, we’ll learn techniques to understand how we can cultivate a harmonious relationship to our own mind, laying the foundation and building the capacity to...
“You are the world expert on your life, your body, and your mind, or at least you are in the best position to become that expert if you observe carefully. Part of the adventure of meditation is to use yourself as a laboratory to find out who you are and what you are capable of doing.” – Jon Kabat-...

Featured Events

Wed, 5/4/2016, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
This six-week course, taught by IDP’s Executive Director, Kimberly Brown, combines western psychological techniques with traditional practices and...
Fri, 5/6/2016, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Purchase tickets for this event here! Discounts for Saturday and SundayAre you a member of Nalandabodhi or Interdependence Project? Or are you senior...
Sat, 5/7/2016, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Purchase tickets for this event here! Discounts for Saturday and SundayAre you a member of Nalandabodhi or Interdependence Project? Or are you senior...

Blog

Infographic: 3 Levels of Meditation April 29
What does meditation look like beyond mindfulness? I made this infographic to offer a quick overview of the three levels of meditation: Presence,...
Real Happiness Week 4: How Metta Changes the World February 28
The first time I learned lovingkindness meditation, or metta, I was at a weekend retreat a couple of hours away from my house. As I drove home, I...
Real Happiness Challenge Week 4:LovingKindness Subway Walk: Embracing Ourselves And Others February 25
The New York City Subway is not exactly the first place that comes to mind when we hear the phrase “Lovingkindness.” Lovingkindness, or “Metta,” is a...

Podcasts & Videos

Learn To Meditate February 2
Meditation is a skill everyone can practice, using simple techniques to become present with your...
Community Night September 19
Join IDP teachers Kim, Kate, and Mona for an evening of discussion and contemplation in a friendly...
Pain as a Doorway to Change: Transforming Your Relationship to Your Body August 12
Pain, chronic illness, aches and other physical limitations can create a seemingly endless and...

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