Announcements

In our hectic modern life, feelings of loneliness and separation can be a painful struggle for many. Metta, or Lovingkindness, is a traditional Buddhist meditation that cultivates our inherent qualities of love, kindness and friendliness to all beings, including ourselves. Whether you're single or...
This is a live online series.  Each week's class will be livestreamed from 7-9pm EST via Zoom videoconferencing, and include both lecture and interactive periods of Q&A.  Each class will also be recorded and posted to the course page, so that those unable to participate in the live...
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...
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...
This six-week course, taught by IDP’s Executive Director, Kimberly Brown, combines western psychological techniques with traditional practices and instructions to develop our limitless capacity for beneficial and wise action.  Though we often regard love and compassion as limited qualities, of...
Breakfast of Champions!   Join talented teacher Maho Kawachi every Friday morning for guided meditation instruction.  We've designed this special offering to benefit beginners as well as experienced meditators and to encourage your commitment to creating a daily practice.  This...
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/...
So you learned how to meditate.  Now what?  We understand how difficult it can be to maintain a regular meditation practice with 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...
Part of the experience of being human is that we suffer.  Whether we are struggling with physical pain, imbalances, dysfunction and disease, and/or the emotional pain of feeling stuck in feelings of fear, alienation, separation, anger, confusion, disconnection, despair… we suffer. ...

Featured Events

Wed, 2/10/2016, 1:00pm - 1:45pm
We're thrilled to be part of the Rubin Museum of Art's Mindfulness Meditation Series!Whether you’re a beginner, a dabbler, or a skilled meditator...
Wed, 2/10/2016, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
This six-week course, taught by IDP’s Executive Director, Kimberly Brown, combines western psychological techniques with traditional practices and...
Thu, 2/11/2016, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
This is a live online series.  Each week's class will be livestreamed from 7-9pm EST via Zoom videoconferencing, and include both lecture and...

Blog

Real Happiness Challenge - Week 2 Political Bodies February 10
by ellen s
The New Hampshire primary ended last night, with Bernie Sanders pulling in the Democrats  
Real Happiness Challenge: Week 2 - Where Am I? February 9
Like a lot of New Yorkers, I'm a busy person!  Rushing from place to place, answering endless emails, Facebooking, Instagraming, Twittering,...
Real Happiness Challenge - Week 2: How Fast Can You Take Your Time, Kid? February 8
“DE is a way of doing. DE simply means doing whatever you do in the easiest most relaxed way you can manage which is also the quickest and most...

Podcasts & Videos

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...
Pain as a Doorway to Change: Transforming Your Relationship to Your Body August 12
Pain, chronic illness, aches and other physical limitations can create a seemingly endless and...

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