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Sundays - Beginner's Mind - Weekly Guided Meditation
Instruction and Group Sitting Practice with David Bartlett & Heather Coleman
Sun, 1/6/2013, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Sun, 1/13/2013, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Sun, 1/20/2013, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Sun, 1/27/2013, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Join us every Sunday from 3pm - 5pm for meditation instruction and sitting practice led by IDP teachers David and Heather. Appropriate for beginners as well as experienced meditators, this afternoon session offers guided instruction, discussion, and opportunity for questions and comments in an encouraging and compassionate environment. Beginner's Mind at IDP is a perfect introduction to our community and our unique multi-lineage, secular approach to Buddhism.
David Bartlett has been practicing meditation with The Interdependence Project and its senior teacher, Ethan Nichtern, for five years, as well as participating in several intensive meditation retreats in various Buddhist traditions. He is a graduate of the 2011 IDP Teacher Training Program, holds a BA in psychology and biology from York College, and has also completed work toward becoming a hospital chaplain through the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care. He is currently attending graduate school to become a physician's assistant. He is grateful to all his teachers and the teachings he's received, and wishes all good things for all beings, everywhere.
Heather Coleman has been practicing and studying Buddhism and meditation at the Interdependence Project and Shambhala Center, understanding little by little the balance between wisdom and compassion. She is a Buddhist Psychotherapist and Neurofeedback trainer under the mentorship of Natalie Baker, a fellow Buddhist Psychotherapist and Shambhala teacher, and has worked as a social worker in various clinical settings throughout New York City. In 2011, Heather completed the Yearlong Immersion Training program at IDP under the guidance of Ethan Nichtern. She is most interested in the intersection of Buddhism and Western Psychology and approaches the dharma from that perspective; with curiosity about the unconscious and with an emphasis on the relative truth. As an abstract painter, she is also open and interested in discussions about creativity, art, and the richness found in this world via dharmic exploration. Heather is grateful for all her teachers that have come in many forms.
This is a drop-in event, and advance registration is not necessary. We're offering it on a donation basis, and ask each participant to contribute $5 - $10 to support this and other initiatives led by The Interdependence Project.