Discovering Self-Compassion



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


Sat, 4/29/2017, 10:00am - 2:00pm


with Kimberly Brown
Saturday, April 29, 2017
10 AM - 2 PM

$30*/$50/$60 - Please pay the highest rate you can reasonably afford.  This enables us to accomodate as many students as possible.  If you are a Monthly Member, we suggest you select the middle rate. Scholarship information is available at the bottom of this page.

* This rate is suggested for students, senior citizens, and unemployed persons. 

Though compassion is often confused with putting others’ welfare above our own, true wisdom understands that genuine self-concern is the necessary foundation for kindness and compassion towards all beings.  This workshop will incorporate western psychological techniques with traditional practices and instructions to help you develop a healthy relationship to yourself. Recent research indicates that compassion and lovingkindness are inherent human qualities, which everyone can develop.  In this unique offering, we’ll look at the difference between self-compassion and self-indulgence, transform emotional barriers and resistances, and learn to work with self-judgements and criticism through understanding and patience.

This is an all-levels workshop, designed for beginners as well as more experienced students.  All are welcome.  It will include guided meditation, discussion, and Q&A.

Kimberly Brown is IDP's Executive Director and also a teacher and a graduate of the 2011 Meditation Teacher Training.  She leads mindfulness and compassion classes, workshops, and retreats for groups and individuals.  Kim studies American and Tibetan Buddhism and practices lovingkindness meditation.  Her teaching methods integrate depth psychology, compassion training, and traditional Buddhist techniques as a means to help everyone reconnect to their inherent clarity and openness. Discover more about Kim and her teaching at her website.


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. 

IDP relies upon the generosity of individuals like you.  We receive no grants and have no wealthy patrons.  Support your values by becoming a Member today!




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