IDP Meditation Practice

21st Century Buddhism and Meditation Podcast

Our podcast features lectures and discussions with our multi-lineage teaching staff, interviews with authors and guest speakers, and artful explorations of traditional teachings, designed for modern students. 

Recent podcasts include: Sharon Salzberg, Susan Piver, Dr. Miles Neale, Kimberly Brown, Ven. Lawrence Do'an Grecco, Ruth Ozeki, Dan Harris, Kate Johnson, and Ethan Nichtern, with discussions on community, the arts, the environment, and meditation. 

Each podcast features music by our talented friend, Kodomo.

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Learn To Meditate (Podcast)
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 7:30pm

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Meditation is a skill everyone can practice, using simple techniques to become present with your mind and your body. Join IDP executive director Kimberly Brown and learn traditional methods developed for modern people. Sit still, develop your concentration, and bring a sense of ease and kindness to your life.

This podcast is provided by the generosity of listeners like you.  Become a Member or make a contribution to support this and other initiatives by The Interdependence Project.

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Guided Metta Meditation - Recorded at IDP 06/05/15
Monday, June 8, 2015 - 11:37am

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Our weekly Metta Meditation Group began on Friday, and was attended by 15 students.  We've provided an audio recording of this first session, which includes a guided instruction as well as discussion. 

If you're interested in learning more about this practice, we're offering a new series, Introduction to Lovingkindness Meditation, in August.  You're also welcome to email Kim with questions.

 

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Ethan Nichtern Interviews Dan Harris - Part 2 of 2 (Podcast)
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 8:05pm

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In this week’s podcast author and founder of the Interdependence project Ethan Nichtern continues his discussion with Dan Harris.  Dan is a journalist for ABC News, meditator, and author of "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Really Works — a True Story."  In Part 2 Ethan and Dan talk about subjects ranging from the path and fatherhood to the definition of enlightenment.  This is part 2 of a 2 part interview.

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Ethan Nichtern Interviews Dan Harris - Part 1 of 2 (Podcast)
Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 5:12pm

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In this week’s podcast Ethan Nichtern sits down and talks with Dan Harris.  Dan is a journalist for ABC News, meditator, and author of "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Really Works — a True Story.  In Part 1 Dan talks about what led him to start a meditation practice and why he decided to write a book about it.  This is part 1 of a 2 part interview.

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Intention Setting Ceremony - Part 2 of 2 (Podcast)
Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 11:36am

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"Whatever we're doing could be done with one intention. That intention is that we want to wake up, we want to ripen our compassion, and we want to ripen our ability to let go. We want to realize our connection with all beings."  Pema Chodron
 
In the New Year, we often make resolutions to do things differently; to change our diet, visit new places, be kinder to our selves and others or get a new job. Usually, these resolutions remain unfulfilled because we’re not looking at what’s behind all our actions, speech, and thoughts: our intentions.
 
Intention is the underlying motive that governs all that we do. Join Lawrence and Kim for IDP’s third annual intention setting ceremony. During this special event they discuss how to uncover your truest motivations, clarify and set an intention for 2015, and honor your intention throughout the year using wisdom, not will-power.

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Intention Setting Ceremony - Part 1 of 2 (Podcast)
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 7:55am

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"Whatever we're doing could be done with one intention. That intention is that we want to wake up, we want to ripen our compassion, and we want to ripen our ability to let go. We want to realize our connection with all beings."  Pema Chodron
 
In the New Year, we often make resolutions to do things differently; to change our diet, visit new places, be kinder to our selves and others or get a new job. Usually, these resolutions remain unfulfilled because we’re not looking at what’s behind all our actions, speech, and thoughts: our intentions.
 
Intention is the underlying motive that governs all that we do. Join Lawrence and Kim for IDP’s third annual intention setting ceremony. During this special event they discuss how to uncover your truest motivations, clarify and set an intention for 2015, and honor your intention throughout the year using wisdom, not will-power.

This podcast is provided by the generosity of listeners like you.  Become a Member or make a contribution to support this and other initiatives by The Interdependence Project.

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Vulnerability and Authenticity - An Evening with Susan Piver - Part 2 of 2 (Podcast)
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 12:11pm

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Developing a more receptive relationship to all of our experience allows us to manifest what is authentic in our lives while cultivating compassion for our vulnerability and struggles. Meditation helps us develop confidence to open our hearts to it all.  In this podcast, recorded at The Interdependence Project in November 2014, Susan Piver invites us to explore our practice and our hearts.  

Susan Piver has been meditating for nearly 20 years.  She teaches workshops on meditation, relationships and creativity, and is the author of six books. For more information, please visit her website.

This podcast is provided by the generosity of listeners like you.  Become a Member or make a contribution to support this and other initiatives by The Interdependence Project.

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Like you, over 100,000 people annually access our center, website, blog, social media, and podcasts, uniting and creating a network of awakening in which everyone can participate. If you have benefited from being a part of this unique sangha, now is the time to express your support.  The opportunity to donate to our annual Year-End Giving Campaign continues through December.  

Vulnerability and Authenticity - An Evening with Susan Piver - Part 1 of 2 (Podcast)
Monday, December 1, 2014 - 9:26am

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Developing a more receptive relationship to all of our experience allows us to manifest what is authentic in our lives while cultivating compassion for our vulnerability and struggles. Meditation helps us develop confidence to open our hearts to it all.  In this podcast, recorded at The Interdependence Project in November 2014, Susan Piver invites us to explore our practice and our hearts.  

Susan Piver has been meditating for nearly 20 years.  She teaches workshops on meditation, relationships and creativity, and is the author of six books. For more information, please visit her website.

This podcast is provided by the generosity of listeners like you.  Become a Member or make a contribution to support this and other initiatives by The Interdependence Project.

You may subscribe to IDP's podcasts at this link or via iTunes at this link.

Like you, over 100,000 people annually access our center, website, blog, social media, and podcasts, uniting and creating a network of awakening in which everyone can participate. If you have benefited from being a part of this unique sangha, now is the time to express your support.  The opportunity to donate to our annual Year-End Giving Campaign continues through December.  

Kindness & Compassion Training - Part 2 of 2 (Podcast)
Monday, November 3, 2014 - 11:33am

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As qualities inherent in every human being, compassion and loving-kindness can be developed and cultivated through practice and training.  With effort, each and every person can learn to be more compassionate, kinder, and more patient. Transform your relationship to yourself, your family, your community, and your world by learning metta and tonglen, contemplative techniques designed to exercise the heart and open the mind. 

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Kindness & Compassion Training - Part 1 of 2 (Podcast)
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 9:10am

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As qualities inherent in every human being, compassion and loving-kindness can be developed and cultivated through practice and training.  With effort, each and every person can learn to be more compassionate, kinder, and more patient. Transform your relationship to yourself, your family, your community, and your world by learning metta and tonglen, contemplative techniques designed to exercise the heart and open the mind. 

This podcast is provided by the generosity of listeners like you.  Become a Member or make a contribution to support this and other initiatives by The Interdependence Project.

You may subscribe to IDP's podcasts at this link or via iTunes at this link.

 
 
Open Dharma Night - What is Friendship? - Part 2 of 2 (Podcast)
Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 3:16am

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This open talk is about friendship; what does it mean to be friendly with ourselves and with others?   How does meditation help us make friends with our minds?   IDP Teachers Kate Johnson and Dr. Lani Rowe lead this wonderful community class which is designed for beginners as well as more experienced students.

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Open Dharma Night - What is Friendship? - Part 1 of 2 (Podcast)
Friday, August 15, 2014 - 4:18pm

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This open talk is about friendship; what does it mean to be friendly with ourselves and with others?   How does meditation help us make friends with our minds?   IDP Teachers Kate Johnson and Dr. Lani Rowe lead this wonderful community class which is designed for beginners as well as more experienced students.

This podcast is provided by the generosity of listeners like you.  Become a Member or make a contribution to support this and other initiatives by The Interdependence Project.

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Ven. Robina Courtin - Taking Responsibility for Your Own Mind - Part 2 of 2 (Podcast)
Monday, June 2, 2014 - 8:22am

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"According to Buddhism we all possess—innately—astonishing potential within our own being, right now, to be more happy, more wise, more loving, more kind."  

This podcast was recorded in December 2013, during Venerable Robina Courtin's third visit to The Interdependence Project.  You can access her 2012 talk at this link:  http://www.theidproject.org/media/podcast/ven-robina-courtin-awakening-our-hearts-world-part-1-2

Venerable Robina Courtin was born in Melbourne, Australia, and brought up as a Catholic. She became active in the radical left in the 1970s, working mainly with a London-based support group for black prisoners and radical feminists. In November 1977, Robina went to Kopan Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal, where she was ordained as a monastic. Since then, she has lived as a Buddhist nun in the Tibetan tradition, founding The Liberation Prison Project, and traveling, teaching, and bringing the Dharma to people around the world, both in and out of prison.  http://robinacourtin.com/

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Ven. Robina Courtin - Taking Responsibility for Your Own Mind - Part 1 of 2 (Podcast)
Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 6:54am

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"According to Buddhism we all possess—innately—astonishing potential within our own being, right now, to be more happy, more wise, more loving, more kind."  

This podcast was recorded in December 2013, during Venerable Robina Courtin's third visit to The Interdependence Project.  You can access her 2012 talk at this link:  http://www.theidproject.org/media/podcast/ven-robina-courtin-awakening-our-hearts-world-part-1-2

Venerable Robina Courtin was born in Melbourne, Australia, and brought up as a Catholic. She became active in the radical left in the 1970s, working mainly with a London-based support group for black prisoners and radical feminists. In November 1977, Robina went to Kopan Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal, where she was ordained as a monastic. Since then, she has lived as a Buddhist nun in the Tibetan tradition, founding The Liberation Prison Project, and traveling, teaching, and bringing the Dharma to people around the world, both in and out of prison.  http://robinacourtin.com/

This podcast is provided by the generosity of listeners like you.  Become a Member or make a contribution to support this and other initiatives by The Interdependence Project.

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Liberating Desire: Dharma and Sexuality - Part 2 of 2 (Podcast)
Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 3:38pm

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We all have a sex life, active or otherwise, alone or with others. Sex takes up a lot of mental and emotional space in our lives, yet while dharma teachings offer profound understanding of many aspects of human experience, sex too often gets ignored, despite its potency and frequency in our experience.

Join renowned dharma teacher Martin Aylward for a provocative and powerful presentation of teachings, practice, and discussion around dharma and sex, exploring such questions as:

Why do dharma teachings often ignore sex?
In which ways do you go unconscious around sex and why?
How can dharma practice wake you up in your sex life?
Might the potency and erotic charge of sexual desire be an important part of a passionate, liberated engagement with life?

This podcast is provided by the generosity of listeners like you.  Become a Member or make a contribution to support this and other initiatives by The Interdependence Project.

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Liberating Desire: Dharma and Sexuality - Part 1 of 2 (Podcast)
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 8:17am

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We all have a sex life, active or otherwise, alone or with others. Sex takes up a lot of mental and emotional space in our lives, yet while dharma teachings offer profound understanding of many aspects of human experience, sex too often gets ignored, despite its potency and frequency in our experience.

Join renowned dharma teacher Martin Aylward for a provocative and powerful presentation of teachings, practice, and discussion around dharma and sex, exploring such questions as:

Why do dharma teachings often ignore sex?
In which ways do you go unconscious around sex and why?
How can dharma practice wake you up in your sex life?
Might the potency and erotic charge of sexual desire be an important part of a passionate, liberated engagement with life?

This podcast is provided by the generosity of listeners like you.  Become a Member or make a contribution to support this and other initiatives by The Interdependence Project.

You may subscribe to IDP's podcasts at this link or via iTunes at this link.

Set Your Intention for 2014 (Podcast)
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 5:05pm

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In the New Year, we often make resolutions to do things differently; to change our diet, visit new places, be kinder to our selves and others or get a new job.  Usually, these resolutions remain unfulfilled because we’re not looking at what’s behind all our actions, speech, and thoughts: our intentions.

Intention is the underlying motive that governs all that we do. In this podcast, IDP teachers, Lawrence Grecco and Kimberly Brown, discuss how to uncover your truest motivations, clarify and set an intention for 2014, and honor your intention through wisdom, not will-power. 

This podcast is provided by the generosity of listeners like you.  Become a Member or make a contribution to support this and other initiatives by The Interdependence Project.

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Ven. Robina Courtin - Awakening our Hearts in the World - Part 2 of 2 (Podcast)
Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 9:53am

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In this special podcast, VenRobina Courtin, discusses how to engage our practice without surrendering to anger or clinging to "right and wrong".   We were thrilled to host this global activist, renowned teacher, and Tibetan nun for her second visit to The Interdependence Project in September 2012.

Ven. Robina returns to IDP on December 11, 2013.  Details and tickets are available at this link.  The talk will be podcasted for our remote listeners. 

Robina Courtin was born in Melbourne, Australia, and brought up as a Catholic.  Since 1977, she has lived as a Buddhist nun in the Tibetan tradition, traveling, teaching, and bringing the Dharma to people around the world, including prisoners via The Liberation Prison Project, which she founded.  More information and schedule:  http://robinacourtin.com/

This podcast is provided by the generosity of listeners like you.  Become a Member or make a contribution to support this and other initiatives by The Interdependence Project.

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Ven. Robina Courtin - Awakening our Hearts in the World - Part 1 of 2 (Podcast)
Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 9:48am

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In this special podcast, VenRobina Courtin discusses how to engage our practice without surrendering to anger or clinging to "right and wrong".   We were thrilled to host this global activist, renowned teacher, and Tibetan nun for her second visit to The Interdependence Project in September 2012.

Ven. Robina returns to IDP on October 30, 2015.  Details and tickets are available at this link.  The talk will be podcasted for our remote listeners. 

Robina Courtin was born in Melbourne, Australia, and brought up as a Catholic.  Since 1977, she has lived as a Buddhist nun in the Tibetan tradition, traveling, teaching, and bringing the Dharma to people around the world, including prisoners via The Liberation Prison Project, which she founded.  More information and schedule:  http://robinacourtin.com/

This podcast is provided by the generosity of listeners like you.  Become a Member or make a contribution to support this and other initiatives by The Interdependence Project.

You may subscribe to IDP's podcasts at this link or via iTunes at this link.

The Practice of Ethics, Concentration, and Wisdom with Sharon Salzberg - Part 2 of 2 (Podcast)
Friday, November 1, 2013 - 6:43pm

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Recorded in May at IDP in NYC, Sharon discusses the Three Trainings of ethics, concentration, and wisdom. Ethics grounds us in compassion and ease of heart; concentration trains us in steadiness and peace of mind; and wisdom opens up our understanding of our own true nature and the nature of life itself. 

Sharon Salzberg is a Lineage Mentor at The Interdependence Project, co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, Massachusetts, and a world-renowned teacher for four decades. She has been a student of meditation since 1971, guiding meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. Sharon's latest book is Love Your Enemies, How to Break the Anger Habit. She is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and is also the author of several other books including The Force of Kindness (2005), Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience (2002), andLovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness (1995). For more information about Sharon, please visit: www.sharonsalzberg.com.

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