The Basics of Meditation - In NYC and Online!

A Four-Week Course


The Interdependence Project
302 Bowery, Middle Buzzer
New York, NY 10012
United States


Mon, 1/11/2016, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Mon, 1/18/2016, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Mon, 1/25/2016, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Mon, 2/1/2016, 7:00pm - 8:30pm


This course is available both as a live, in-person program at our NYC center and online through our unique Study at Home program.  Please select the appropriate option after clicking "Register Now."

NYC Registration
Attend this course in person at our NYC center.  You may drop-in for a single class, or register for the course.  Registration for the course offers a discounted per-class rate, and includes access to class recordings, readings, and discussion board.

Full Course Prices
$56 - Early Bird Special (register by 1/4/16!)
$66 - Full Price
$53 - Basic Members
$42 - Sustaining/Full Members
$33 - Fearless Members
FREE for Endowing Members. Please contact to register.

Single Class Prices
$20 - Nonmembers
$15 - Members

Study at Home Registration
Connect with our community and teachers online. Participants receive audio recordings from each week's class, access to the readings, and an opportunity to correspond with the teachers and other students on the discussion board.

Class recordings are posted to an online course page a few days following the class session. They're available in mp3 format and may be streamed from the course page or downloaded and listened to at your convenience.

$44 - Full Price
$35 - Basic Members
$31 - Sustaining Members
FREE for Fearless and Endowing Members - contact to register.


Meditation is a skill everyone can practice, using simple techniques to become present with your mind and your body. This winter, using traditional methods developed for modern people, learn to meditate in a welcoming and comfortable environment with experienced teachers. Sit still, develop your concentration, and bring a sense of ease and kindness to your life.

This course is designed for beginners or those wishing to refresh their practice.  It will include guided instruction and discussion, as well as one-on-one support.

No meditation experience is necessary. Chairs will be provided.

Maho Kawachi, Teacher

A Tokyo-born journalist living in NYC for many years, Maho completed the IDP Meditation Teacher Training in 2011 and continues to study with IDP Founder, Ethan Nichtern. She is aided and hindered in her search for enlightenment by her lovely dog and her equally lovely husband.

As a not-for-profit organization, IDP is supported by the generosity of our community. Please become a Member today!

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 can be arranged by contacting Click here to learn about our Work-Study program

IDP and a very generous Member are co-sponsoring POC Scholarships for our Monday and Wednesday class series. If you identify as a Person of Color and would like to enroll in this class series, please visit

The Secular Buddhist Studies Program at The Interdependence Project provides a multi-lineage foundation in Buddhist meditation, psychology, philosophy, and ethics from a secular perspective, inclusive of many traditions and bodies of teaching. Learn more here.

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