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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...
Saturday, July 15 - 10am-1pm This is the first of two workshops presented on July 15 and July 16 with guest teacher Dennis Hunter.  For information about July 16, please use this link.  You can register for one session or both, see below for details.  Breathing in, breathing out. It...
Sunday July 16, 10 AM - 1 PM This is the second of two workshops presented on July 15 and July 16 with guest teacher Dennis Hunter.  For information about July 15, please use this link.  You can register for one session or both, see below for details.  Buddhism and Yoga have been...
Saturday, July 15 - 2-5PM Please join the IDP community for a special interactive workshop to help our white members better understand and address the intersections of identity, learn how our implicit bias affects our language, and, through experiential exercises, learn how to spot your implicit...
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 July 9,  9:00am - 1:00pmwith Kimberly Brown$20/$30/$50 Our Half-Day Meditation Retreats are designed for new meditators, people who want to sit for a longer period of time without attending a full retreat, and an opportunity for experienced students to cultivate their practice.  We...
Saturday, July 2211AM - 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...
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. Robina Courtin We're so...
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...

Featured Events

Wed, 6/28/2017, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Community Meditation and DiscussionLed by Jane M ChunWednesday Nights at 7-8PM EST
Fri, 6/30/2017, 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, 7/1/2017, 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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