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teaching mindfulness to children, children's mindfulness, mindfulness for kinds
APPLY This intensive training provides educators, therapists, counselors and other youth professionals including parents, with the skills, knowledge and experience necessary to effectively teach mindfulness and compassion techniques to children aged 5-12.  Participants will begin by...
No July Meeting Due to Holiday! 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 peer led, and we'll be...
July 21st - 7:00pm - 9:00pm I’m just the same radical person.  I’m radically working on my own mind. Not believing in the way things appear to us: you can’t get more radical than that. I want to uproot the causes of all suffering, which are mental. In that, I am more radical than ever. Ven....
Our weekly Friday night Metta Meditation Group is celebrating its two year anniversary so we're throwing a party!  Join us for dancing and fun with the IDP community!  We'll provide music and soda and snacks, and you're welcome to BYOB beer and wine.  Please select the red "Register...
Saturday, July 2210AM - 1PM The meditation instruction is simple: stay with the present moment. Yet meditators invariably run into complex questions. How much discomfort is too much? Is it ever unhelpful to lean into difficult emotions?  When should we explore pain and when should we back...
9:30 - 11 AMSunday July 23: Emily HerzlinSunday August 27: Rob CodlingSunday October 29: Rob Codling Join us every month for an informal dharma talk, meditation, and community gathering. Meditators Drinking Coffee on Weekends will feature a different IDP teacher and a different theme each month....
Sunday August 6,  9:00am - 1:00pmwith Kim Brown and Caitlin Bailey$20/$30/$50 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...

Featured Events

Fri, 7/21/2017, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
No class September 1. Metta, or Lovingkindness Meditation (LKM), is the practice of wishing oneself and others happiness, health, and ease. Based on...
Fri, 7/21/2017, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
July 21st - 7:00pm - 9:00pm I’m just the same radical person.  I’m radically working on my own mind. Not believing in the way things appear to...
Sat, 7/22/2017, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday, July 2210AM - 1PM The meditation instruction is simple: stay with the present moment. Yet meditators invariably run into complex questions...

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

Respectful Confrontation - Joe Weston June 3
Guest teacher Joe Weston discusses his work with conflict, confrontation, and meaningful resolution...
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,...

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