Announcements

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...
Sunday May 7,  9:00am - 1:00pmwith Kim Brown$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 suggest you select the...
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...
Saturday June 24, 9:30 AM - 6 PMSunday June 25, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM This two-day workshop offers an expansive and useful understanding of how to work with chaos and adversity such as illness, grief, loss of livelihood, ending of a relationship, and other devastating losses. Jeff Rubin will help us...
Join IDP teacher and sound practitioner Jackie Stewart Reed, with Jimmy Reed for another special evening of deep breathing, ethereal overtones, and a healing return to our natural state of awareness. Through attentive listening, participants are guided through a journey beyond the discursive...
After our successful discussion in March, we have invited guest teacher Joe Weston back to continue the exploration of his work and take us deeper into the practices with some meditative and interactive exercises, as well as discuss further the importance of clarifying our authentic power,...

Featured Events

Wed, 5/24/2017, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Community Meditation and DiscussionLed by Jane M ChunWednesday Nights at 7-8PM EST
Fri, 5/26/2017, 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...
Fri, 5/26/2017, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Join IDP teacher and sound practitioner Jackie Stewart Reed, with Jimmy Reed for another special evening of deep breathing, ethereal overtones, and a...

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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