Discovering (Self) Compassion Workshop

with Renee Bochman and Kimberly Brown


The Interdependence Project
28 West 27th Street, Suite 704 Suite 704
New York, NY 10011
United States


Sun, 1/14/2018, 10:00am - 1:00pm


Sunday, January 14, 2018

10 AM - 1 PM

Though compassion is often confused with putting others’ welfare above our own, real wisdom understands that genuine self-concern is the necessary foundation for kindness and compassion towards all beings. Many of us struggle with painful feelings of guilt, resentment, loneliness - yet feel guilty and unable to offer ourselves the same patience and care that we offer to friends, family, and community.  Join Renee and Kim at this special offering, where we'll explore how to approach all our experiences with true wisdom and improve our relationship with ourselves and others.

This workshop will incorporate western psychological techniques with traditional practices and instructions to help you develop a healthy connection with 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.

Fees and Registration

$25*/$35/$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.

Scholarship information is available at the bottom of this page.

Renée Bochman is a certified Standford Cultivating Compassion Training (CCT) teacher and a graduate of the IDP Meditation Teacher Training and former IDP Board Chairperson.  She studies American and Tibetan Buddhism with a focus on Compassion practice.  She teaches Cultivating Compassion classes in Boston, MA and you can learn more about her on her webpage (



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 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. 

Click here to apply for a Work-Study Position.

Click here to apply for a POC Scholarship. 

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