Announcements

IDP is moving on Friday!  Please join us on Wednesday to say goodbye to the Bowery space, and hello to new opportunities. We've identified a new location in Manhattan and hope to finalize the details soon. Our teachers and leaders will be in attendance on Wed to answer questions about this...
Metta, or Lovingkindness Meditation (LKM), is the practice of wishing oneself and others happiness, health, and ease. Based on traditional Buddhist teachings, it has become an increasingly popular practice, as it generates both concentration and a deep understanding of the nature of our connection...
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/...
Online Community Meditation and Discussion Led by Jackie StewartSunday Nights at 7-8PM ESTNO CLASS SEPTEMBER 4 DUE TO HOLIDAY 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...
Online Community GroupLed by Renee BochmanEvery Other Tuesday Night at 7:30-8:30PM EST The principle of interdependence means understanding our inextricableconnection to all  other beings.  We are offering this online groupfor the white people in our community to gather together and begin...

Featured Events

Fri, 9/30/2016, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Metta, or Lovingkindness Meditation (LKM), is the practice of wishing oneself and others happiness, health, and ease. Based on traditional Buddhist...
Sun, 10/2/2016, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Community Meditation and Discussion Led by Jackie StewartSunday Nights at 7-8PM ESTNO CLASS SEPTEMBER 4 DUE TO HOLIDAY
Tue, 10/4/2016, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Online Community GroupLed by Renee BochmanEvery Other Tuesday Night at 7:30-8:30PM EST

Blog

Zenpeacemakers: Bearing Witness at Standing Rock with Ven Pannavati September 12
We received this message today from our dear teacher and friend, Zen Peacemaker Venerable Pannavati, leader of Heartwood Refuge: "From Sept 17-24 we...
The Three Truths September 11
I was recently in Australia and heard an aboriginal D'harawal people's dreaming story that discussed what are known to them as the Three Truths....
We Don't Exist, Never Have, Never Will September 2
There is no you. The story of the Self is useful up to a point, but it is a complex work of fiction, and it has become a pernicious fiction. Ponder a...

Podcasts & Videos

Ponlop Rinpoche Interviewed by IDP's Kimberly Brown July 30
The Interdependence Project's Executive Director, Kimberly Brown, recently spoke to teacher, friend...
Don’t Be a Jerk - Zen Priest Brad Warner May 16
Zen priest and bestselling author Brad Warner discusses his new book Don’t Be a Jerk, which...
Learn To Meditate February 2
Meditation is a skill everyone can practice, using simple techniques to become present with your...

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