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Meditation is a skill everyone can practice, using simple techniques to become present with your mind and your body. This summer, using traditional methods developed for modern people, learn to meditate in a welcoming and comfortable environment with experienced teachers. Sit still, develop your...
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 EST Note: No Class July 3rd in Honor of 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...
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...
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...
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 and...
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...
Lovingkindness Meditation (LKM), is the practice of wishing oneself and others happiness, health, and ease. Based on traditional Buddhist teachings, LKM has become an increasingly popular practice, as it generates both concentration and a deep understanding of the nature of our connection to...
You learned how to meditate. Now what? We understand how difficult it can be to maintain a regular meditation practice within a hectic and busy life.   Join us for this six week class, designed to encourage and support a mindful life and a daily sitting commitment. Led by experienced and...
Saturday 10am - 5pmSunday   10am - 1:30pm Create a world of harmony and peace for yourself and others.  Learn to develop kindness, compassion, and clarity with this special weekend training designed to deepen your meditation practice. Metta, or Lovingkindness, is a traditional...

Featured Events

Fri, 7/29/2016, 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, 7/31/2016, 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Please note that registration for this course is now closed! Please email caitlin@theidproject.org to be put on the waitlist. You can also subscribe...
Sun, 7/31/2016, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Join us each week for meditation instruction and sitting practice led by members of the IDP Teaching Staff. Appropriate for beginners as well as...

Blog

Prevent Anger, Prevent Violence - August is Metta Month July 19
Recent news of killings and shootings in the U.S., and terrorist acts abroad have created a lot of discussion about the causes and conditions which...
Look for the Buddhas July 15
When bad things happen -- as they do with blinding regularity these days -- along w
Finding Balance in an Unstable World July 11
Like many people, I have been wishing for more balance in my life recently.  The political and social worlds seem chaotic and heartbreaking....

Podcasts & Videos

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...
Community Night September 19
Join IDP teachers Kim, Kate, and Mona for an evening of discussion and contemplation in a friendly...

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