Keeping Your Heart Open: Working with Anger and Hatred


The Interdependence Project
28 West 27th Street, Suite 704 Between Broadway and 6th Avenue
New York, NY 10001
United States


Sat, 3/11/2017, 10:00am - 4:00pm


Sliding Scale

Please select the highest rate you can reasonably afford. If you are a Monthly Member, we suggest you select the middle rate. 





with Emily Herzlin and Caitlin Bailey
Saturday, March 11, 2017
10 AM - 4 PM

IDP offers its events on a sliding scale basis so that everyone can attend, regardless of financial means. This requires that you pay the highest rate you can reasonably afford. If you are a Monthly Member, we suggest you select the middle rate. 

Scholarship information is available at the bottom of this page. 

It's a challenging time for many of us to keep our hearts open in the
face of disturbing events and destructive speech and behavior in the
world and our society.  How can we stand firm skillfully, without
getting overwhelmed by anger or hatred?  The development of The Four
Immeasurables: Lovingkindness, Compassion, Joy, and Equanimity, can
support clear decision making, wise action, and compassion for all
beings, including ourselves.

Also known as the Four Sublime States, the Divine Abodes, and the
Brahmaviharas, we can all develop these
awakened qualities of heart and mind to guide us in our daily life and
help us meet the challenges of being a human in a complex and
interconnected world.  Learn to meet difficulties with greater ease
and care for yourself and others.

The day will consist of alternating periods of sitting meditation,
walking meditation, gentle stretching, and teachings on the Four
Immeasurables.  Meditation instruction in mindfulness and the Four
Immeasurables is included.

This retreat will be silent to deepen your experience and allow you to
rest from the stress of talking, cellphones, email, writing, and
media.  There will be a one-hour lunch practice period.


Emily Emily Herzlin is a Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher trained through the Center for Mindfulness. She is a Mind-Body Therapist at Memorial Sloan Kettering, and founder and lead teacher at Mindful Astoria, a meditation community in her neighborhood in Astoria, NY. She has been a student at the Interdependence Project since 2005 and is a graduate of IDP's Meditation Teacher Training Program. She is also a published writer with a particular love for memoir and poetry. She received her MFA in Nonfiction from Columbia University's School of the Arts in 2012. 


Caitlin Bailey studied sound recording, Italian, and cello for her bachelor and master degrees, but her life took a different turn when she moved to New York and fell in love with yoga and cycling. She has raced for Team Vulpes and Team Dedicated Endurance Training. Caitlin has been a student at The Interdependence Project since 2011 and is a graduate of the 2014 Yearlong Meditation Teacher Training Program. She is a student of Ethan Nichtern and enjoys exploring how meditation and yoga practice can help us uncover our kindest and most authentic selves.


IDP strives to meet the financial needs of our community while facing the financial challenges of running a not-for-profit in NYC.  Each of our paid programs grant one Work Study position to a reliable volunteer, and two POC Scholarships that reduce registration to half price for eligible students.  You must apply for these programs at the link below no later than one week before the program begins. 

Click here to apply for a Work-Study Position.

Click here to apply for a POC Scholarship. 

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