Announcements

with Kimberly BrownSaturday, April 29, 201710 AM - 2 PM $30*/$50/$60 - Please pay the highest rate you can reasonably afford.  This enables us to accomodate as many students as possible.  If you are a Monthly Member, we suggest you select the middle rate. Scholarship information is...
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...
with Kimberly BrownSaturday, May 6, 201710 AM - 4 PM $65/$95/$125 IDP offers its events on a sliding scale basis so that everyone can attend, regardless of financial means. This requires that you pay the highest rate you can reasonably afford. If you are a Monthly Member, we suggest you select the...
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...
Sunday, April 30 10-11:30am   This workshop, presented by the Center for Anti-Violence Education (CAE), is designed to help New Yorkers facing hate and violence defend themselves, and empower bystanders with the tools they need to help those facing harassment.   The program involves...
Saturday, May 20, 10am-3pm Sunday, May 21, 10am-1pm Kindness and forgiveness are often perceived as weaknesses and indulgences, particularly if we extend them to our limitations, perceived imperfections, or mistakes.   However, true freedom lies in developing a relationship to ourselves...

Featured Events

Fri, 4/28/2017, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
No class June 30 or September 1. Metta, or Lovingkindness Meditation (LKM), is the practice of wishing oneself and others happiness, health, and ease...
Sat, 4/29/2017, 10:00am - 2:00pm
with Kimberly BrownSaturday, April 29, 201710 AM - 2 PM $30*/$50/$60 - Please pay the highest rate you can reasonably afford.  This enables us...
Sun, 4/30/2017, 10:00am - 11:30am
Sunday, April 30 10-11:30am   This workshop, presented by the Center for Anti-Violence Education (CAE), is designed to help New Yorkers facing...

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

A Conversation About Suffering and Pain with IDP's Kimberly Brown & Dan Cayer April 20
In this podcast IDP teachers Kimberly Brown and Dan Cayer discuss their experience with both...
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...

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