Cultivating Loving Presence: A Course on Mindful Communication - In NYC & Online!

A Six-Week Course with Emily Herzlin


The Interdependence Project
302 Bowery, 3rd Floor
New York , NY 10012
United States
Phone: 9176757151


Mon, 4/4/2016, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Mon, 4/11/2016, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Mon, 4/18/2016, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Mon, 4/25/2016, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Mon, 5/2/2016, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Mon, 5/9/2016, 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
$90   Early Bird Discount - Register by March 28
$100 Full Price (Non-member)
$80   Basic Members
$70   Sustaining/Full Members
$50   Fearless Members
Free for Endowing Members - 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 the 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.

$72 Full Price
$58 Basic Members
$50 Sustaining/Full Members
FREE for Fearless and Endowing Members - to register.


It can be incredibly challenging to stay present while communicating with others. We can enter a communication with the best intentions and get so easily thrown off course by judgment, blame, fear, and our many familiar habitual patterns of reactivity.

In this course we will learn how to bring our meditation practice into speaking and listening to others and how to stay grounded in the body during communication; explore and get to know our own familiar blocks to listening; learn about Buddhist ethical guidelines on wise speech; practice speaking and listening in pairs during class as a mindfulness practice; and most importantly, we will explore together how we might bring an attitude of love and care into even our difficult communications.

Emily Herzlin is a writer and editor with a particular love for memoir, poetry, and playwriting. She received her MFA in Nonfiction Writing from Columbia University in 2012. She has been a student at the Interdependence Project since 2005, and is also a graduate of IDP's Meditation Teacher Training Program. Emily trained to teach Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the University of Massachusetts Medical School Center for Mindfulness. She is particularly interested in the role of meditation in the creative process. Emily also leads meditation classes in her neighborhood of Astoria, Queens. 

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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.

POC Scholarships are available for this course. 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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