Announcements

During this difficult and confusing time, each one of us can learn to take a stand with our actions to benefit others and prevent harm to ourselves and the world. Using traditional practices of mindfulness and concentration, we start to notice conditioned responses arising from anger, fear,...
Registration for the entire Mindfulness Plus 101 program can be found here. Since its inception, IDP has offered secular and multi-lineage programs accessible to everyone.  We've improved and updated our curriculum (formerly known as the Secular Buddhist Studies Program) to create a...
Our Engaged Practice Group supports activists and all those committed to a compassionate and just world.  We meet regularly to discuss our individual efforts, our collective endeavors, and share our experiences.  Meetings are led by friend and IDPeep Matt Jones, Board Director Tarikh...
Tuesdays 2/7- 4/4, 6:30-8:30 (no class 2/21)with Renee Bochman Tuition is offered on a sliding scale: $5/$10/$25/$50/$100Please choose the highest rate you can reasonably afford.  This allows us to continue to offer initiatives like this and others to as many people as possible. IDP is...
with Emily Herzlin and Caitlin BaileySaturday, March 11, 201710 AM - 4 PM It's a challenging time for many of us to keep our hearts open in theface of disturbing events and destructive speech and behavior in theworld and our society.  How can we stand firm skillfully, withoutgetting...
Friday April 14, 7 - 9 PMTalk and booksigning Saturday April 15, 10 AM - 4 PMDaylong Workshop IDP is glad to welcome Dr. Jeffrey Rubin back to IDP to celebrate the paperback release of his wonderful book, The Art of Flourishing, and to offer us tools, practices, and encouragement on keeping our...
February 24th, 7-9pm The work of bringing our practice to the world requires that we take time to be present in community together. Join us for a special “kirtan” or group chanting, designed to help everyone discover your brave and peaceful hearts and minds. Singing has always been a natural...
Sunday March 5,  9:00am - 1:00pmwith Kim Brown Our Half-Day Meditation Retreats are designed for new meditators, people who want to sit for a longer period of time without attending a full retreat, and an opportunity for experienced students to cultivate their practice.  We'll have...

Featured Events

Sun, 2/26/2017, 10:00am - 1:00pm
During this difficult and confusing time, each one of us can learn to take a stand with our actions to benefit others and prevent harm to ourselves...
Sun, 2/26/2017, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Community Meditation and Discussion Led by Jane M Chun
Tue, 2/28/2017, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Tuesdays 2/7- 4/4, 6:30-8:30 (no class 2/21)with Renee Bochman Tuition is offered on a sliding scale: $5/$10/$25/$50/$100Please choose the highest...

Blog

How to Rest: a Workshop for Activists and Concerned New Yorkers February 24
The other night, I tried to turn off my computer but the white circle in the center of my screen kept spinning for several minutes. Was it stuck, “...
Real Happiness Challenge - Week 3: The Journey Is the Destination February 21
My journey with mindfulness meditation has been long, winding, and sporadic.
Real Happiness Challenge - Week 2: Eating Hard or Hardly Eating? February 12
As a society, it's fair to say that we have a fraught relationship with food. We eat our feelings. We starve our feelings. We binge. We purge. We use...

Podcasts & Videos

Dr. Shanté Paradigm Smalls Interviewed by Brandon Holmes February 13
In this interview, Brandon Holmes and Dr. Shanté Smalls discuss the benefits of meditation,...
Ed Catmull Interviewed by IDP's Board Director Tarikh Korula November 18
In this podcast, IDP Board Director Tarikh Korula interviews Ed Catmull, the co-founder of Pixar...
Ponlop Rinpoche Interviewed by IDP's Kimberly Brown July 30
The Interdependence Project's Executive Director, Kimberly Brown, recently spoke to teacher, friend...

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