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teaching mindfulness to children, children's mindfulness, mindfulness for kinds
Early registration discount ends July 31! 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....
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...
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...
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...
Saturday September 16, 10am - 5pm Sunday September 17, 10am - 2pm   IDP is so glad to welcome dear teacher and friend back to NYC for a weekend retreat.  A steady mind and an open heart are required to make wise and loving decisions for ourselves and others. Ven. Dr. Pannavati has...
Learning to become mindful and familiar with our body sensations and paying attention to our physical reactions can help with stress, pain, and self-acceptance. In this monthly workshop with experienced teacher Dan Cayer, you will learn to activate your body's natural relaxation response through...

Featured Events

Wed, 8/2/2017, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Community Meditation and DiscussionLed by Jane M ChunWednesday Nights at 7-8PM EST
Fri, 8/4/2017, 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...
Sat, 8/5/2017, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Learning to become mindful and familiar with our body sensations and paying attention to our physical reactions can help with stress, pain, and self-...

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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