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Whether you’re new to Zen Buddhism or a seasoned practitioner, this two-day mini-retreat will give you a fresh look at a traditional spiritual practice. Most 21st Century Zen lineages are not concerned with dogma, beliefs, or outdated rules of behavior.  Instead, Zen stresses honing...
Join us every Sunday from 3pm - 5pm 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...
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...
Pain, chronic illness, aches and other physical limitations can create a seemingly endless and exhausting cycle of mental and physical distress. In this workshop, Dan Cayer will draw on his training as an Alexander Technique teacher and his own experience with chronic pain to demonstrate how we can...
Looking for the Study at Home course? Click 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....
The Path of Awakening in Four Stages  - April 23 - June 11 Audio Lectures will be posted every Thursday.  They're available in mp3 format and may be streamed from the website or downloaded and listened to at your convenience. Do you feel at home right now? Or do you sense a hovering...
2015 Annual Membership Meeting is May 30th! Our Next Members' Event is an Evening at the Rubin Museum on June 19th!                                                  ...
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 harmonious...
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.  Click here to Study at Home. Monday Nights, 7-...
This course is only available online. Audio lectures will be posted online each Thursday no later than 7pm. The recordings are in mp3 format and may be streamed from the website or downloaded to listen to at your convenience. This special course brings together two of of our favorite Buddhist...

Featured Events

Wed, 5/27/2015, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Looking for the in-person course? Click here.
Thu, 5/28/2015, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Path of Awakening in Four Stages  - April 23 - June 11 Audio Lectures will be posted every Thursday.  They're available in mp3 format...
Fri, 5/29/2015, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Whether you’re new to Zen Buddhism or a seasoned practitioner, this two-day mini-retreat will give you a fresh look at a traditional spiritual...

Blog

How to Make Sickness your Practice May 19
Excerpted from Toni Bernhard's How to Be Sick. In this book, Bernhard shares ways to make “being sick” the heart of a spiritual practice — and...
Meditation For the Win May 15
One of the reasons for meditating -- sitting still and focusing on an object, such as the breath -- is to train in tapping into the calm space in...
Nepal Earthquake - How Not to Look Away May 12
It's been a few weeks since the Nepalese earthquake struck, devastating the country, killing over 8,000 people and injuring ~20,000.  Today...

Podcasts & Videos

Amma Thanasanti On Sex and Awakening - Part 2 of 2 May 9
In this week's podcast Amma Thanasanti concludes her talk on Sex and Awakening. Amma...
Amma Thanasanti On Sex and Awakening - Part 1 of 2 May 8
In this week's podcast Amma Thanasanti discusses Sex and Awakening. Amma Thanasanti ...
What is an Ally?: Practicing Solidarity in the Sangha - Part 2 of 2 April 28
With the recent increased visibility of racism in the mainstream media, many people who aren't...

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