Wednesday Night Open Talks at IDP - The Buddha Walks into a Bar: A Guide to Life for a New Generation

with Lodro Rinzler


The Interdependence Project NYC
302 Bowery 3rd Floor, Middle Buzzer
New York, NY 10012
United States
Phone: 917-675-7151


Wed, 1/18/2012, 7:00pm - 8:30pm


“We live in a vivid and precise field of causality with infinite other beings.”  
-- Ethan Nichtern, Founder, The ID Project

Join us for meditation, lecture, and discussion with engaged speakers from many lineages and contemplative practices, including members of the IDP Community.  This weekly series promises to inspire and lead positive possibilities and transformations for ourselves, our community, and our world.

This Week, Join 28-year-old Shambhala Buddhist practitioner Lodro Rinzler in celebrating the release of his new book, The Buddha Walks into a Bar. This is a book for those who are spiritual but not religious, who are disillusioned by the state of the world, who are sick of their jobs (and just started last Tuesday), who like drinking beer and having sex and hate being preached at, who are striving to deepen their social interactions beyond the digital realms of Twitter and Facebook. This is Buddhism presented to a generation leaving the safe growth spurts of college and entering a turbulent and uncertain work force.

The Buddha Walks into a Bar is Lodro Rinzler’s introduction to Buddhism for anyone who wants to ride the waves of life with mindfulness and compassion. Join the author and teacher for meditation instruction and a discussion on how to bring mindfulness principles to the nitty gritty areas of daily life, from Monday morning blues to partying on a Saturday night, and ultimately how doing so can start to bring light to a dark world. A book signing will follow the event, alongside an invitation to join Lodro at the pub downstairs.

Lodro Rinzler is a practitioner and teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage. Over the last decade he has taught numerous workshops at meditation centers and college campuses throughout the United States. He has served as the Executive Director of the Boston Shambhala Center and currently oversees development efforts for Shambhala internationally. Lodro’s column, What Would Sid Do, appears regularly on the Interdependence Project site and the Huffington Post. Lodro writes from his apartment in the East Village.

Wednesday Night Open Talks are a great introduction to Buddhist teachings and an opportunity to meditate in a supportive group setting.  Drop by and discover how the principles of meditation can be applied to everyday life while uniting with other practitioners in a receptive and welcoming environment.

Every Wednesday 7-8:30pm

No Previous Meditation Experience Required.

Bring your friends and hang out for tea afterwards!  

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