Sources of Hope in a Runaway World

A Weekend Workshop with Dr. Jeffrey Rubin


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


Fri, 4/14/2017, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Sat, 4/15/2017, 10:00am - 4:00pm


Friday April 14, 7 - 9 PM
Talk and booksigning

Saturday April 15, 10 AM - 4 PM
Daylong Workshop

IDP is glad to welcome Dr. Jeffrey Rubin back to IDP to celebrate the paperback release of his wonderful book, The Art of Flourishing, and to offer us tools, practices, and encouragement on keeping our feet firm and our hearts open in a tumultuous time. 

We live in an increasingly out of control and unsustainable world; socially, ethically, environmentally, and politically. Many of us feel we have lost—or are losing—nearly all control of the world we uneasily inhabit. In the face of what seems like a runaway world plus our outrage, dread, and demoralization, some of us experience paralyzing pessimism; while others are relentlessly optimistic—assuming, without any evidence, that things will work out no matter what. Neither attitude equips us to cope with and change the world.

Realistic hope lies in unexpected places—like the remarkable kindness and cooperation that can arise when people work together to handle a community emergency or tragedy; or the unpredictability of history—the way the future often looks nothing like the way we imagine.

Drawing on wisdom and insights and practices from Buddhism and psychoanalysis, we will discover and illuminate where realistic hope lies. This two-session workshop will consist of meditative practice, instruction, lecture, and Q&A.  Open to all levels of experience.  Chairs and cushions will be provided. 

Jeffrey B. Rubin, Ph.D is a practicing psychotherapist and teacher of meditation in New York City and Bedford Hills, New York. He is considered one of the leading integrators of the Western psychotherapeutic and eastern meditative traditions. A Sensei in the Nyogen Senzaki and Soen Nakagawa Rinzai Zen lineage and the creator of meditative psychotherapy, a practice that he developed through insights gained from decades of study, teaching and trying to helping people flourish, Jeffrey is the author of the new ebook, Meditative Psychotherapy and the critically acclaimed books "The Art of Flourishing," "Psychotherapy and Buddhism," "The Good Life" and "A Psychoanalysis for Our Time." Dr. Rubin has taught at various universities, psychoanalytic institutes and Buddhist and yoga centers. He lectures around the country and has given workshops at the United Nations, the Esalen Institute, the Open Center and the 92nd Street Y. A blogger for Huffington Post, Psychology Today, Rewireme, and Elephant Journal, his pioneering approach to psychotherapy and Buddhism has been featured in The New York Times Magazine. His website is

Registration Fees

Please select the highest amount you can comfortably afford to support this and other donation-based initiatives.

Friday and Saturday (includes a signed copy of The Art of Flourishing)
Sliding Scale: $75/$90/$115

Friday Only
Sliding Scale:  $10/$15/$20/$40

Saturday Only
Sliding Scale: $50/$80/$100

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 which 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.  

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