Setting an Intention for the New Year - 01/09

Welcome 2013 with True Motivation


Wed, 1/9/2013, 7:00pm - 9:00pm




‎"Whatever we're doing could be done with one intention. That intention is that we want to wake up, we want to ripen our compassion, and we want to ripen our ability to let go. We want to realize our connection with all beings."  Pema Chodron

In the New Year, we often make resolutions to do things differently;  change our diet, visit new places, be nicer, get a new job.  Usually, these resolutions remain unfulfilled because we’re not looking at what’s behind all our actions, speech, and thoughts: our intentions.

Intention is the underlying motive that governs all that we do.   Join us at this special class and learn how to uncover your truest motivations, clarify and set an intention for the new year, and honor your intention through wisdom, not will-power. 


Ven. Lawrence Dō'an Grecco

Ven. Lawrence Dō'an Grecco (Do'an Dharma) is a fully ordained monk in the Vietnamese Zen tradition of Ven. Dr. Thich Thien-An. He is also an authorized Zen teacher in the Korean Zen tradition as represented by the Five Mountain Zen Order. In addition, Lawrence received authorization as a dharma teacher from the Interdependence Project, and holds a certificate in Foundations in Buddhist Chaplaincy from the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care. He writes for Sweeping Zen, The Interdependence Project blog, and Open Sky Zen, and works with individuals and couples as a life coach and wedding officiant. Lawrence is the Founding Director of Open Sky Zen Meditation & Buddhist Studies Group which meets regularly in Manhattan and the facilitator of Queer Sangha which meets at the Interdependence Project in Manhattan. For more information about Lawrence, please visit


Kimberly Brown

Kimberly is both a student and a teacher at The Interdependence Project.  She's a graduate of the first IDP Yearlong Training Immersion Program, is a Tibetan Buddhist, trains with Sokuzan Bob Brown, and practices Kriya Yoga with Alan Finger.  Kimberly has degrees in physics and literature, and spent several years in post-graduate training as a psychodynamic psychotherapist.  She teaches dharma classes and meditation at IDP and privately, and is filled with tremendous gratitude for The Interdependence Project community and its founder, Ethan Nichtern. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

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Single Class Prices

$15 Drop-In
$10 Student/Unemployed Rate*

*IDP strives to meet the financial needs of our community while facing the financial challenges of a not-for-profit in NYC. Reduced-payment options and Work-Study can be arranged by contacting to make prior payment arrangements.

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