“It is not enough to sit on our zafus. These times call for compassionate action to be an integral part of our practice.” -Venerable Pannavati
The Interdependence Project welcomes this renowned Buddhist leader to our community for the first time. Don't miss what's sure to be an inspiring evening with this multi-lineage, humanitarian Buddhist teacher!
The traditional Buddhist teaching of the Four Minds is used to create awareness of the preciousness of human life, the truth of impermanence, the law of cause and effect, and the nature of suffering as we move about our lives. When contemplated along-side our consumption habits, the Four Minds help create a contrast between actions that promote general health and well-being, and actions that are harmful to our own health and that of our planet.
So many revolutions & reform movements end up simply replacing one gang of thugs with another. If we have not begun to transform our own greed, ill will and delusions, our efforts to address their institutionalized forms are likely to be useless, or worse.
Calling all Transformative Prayer, Meditation, Yoga, Wellness and Contemplative groups in NYC!!
As a part of a national call to Nine Minutes of Silence on Sat. Dec. 3rd (http://on.fb.me/tntrzX), We invite you to join our NYC coalition from 6pm - 7:09pm to practice and offer Nine Minutes of Silence with Occupy Wall Street.
The IDP, in conjunction with several other NYC based yoga and meditation communities, will be offering daily meditation sessions at Liberty Plaza (Zuccotti Park), homebase of the NYC "Occupy Wall Street" movement.
The goal of the sits will be to provide a ground of mindfulness and lovingkindness within the demonstration and to promote non-violence and peaceful action.
Note: All IDP courses are available to drop-in for a single class, but purchasing the entire series offers a discounted per-class rate. Full series registration includes access to readings, audio, and discussion board.
IDP Transformational Activism Meeting Friday, January 31 7:30-9pm
Ari Pliskin is a Zen Peacemaker and the founder of an organization that feeds the homeless in Massachusetts. He’ll be visiting IDP to discuss his work and how other communities like ours can help those in need.
Please join IDP's new Transformational Activism Coordinator, David Bartlett, with Board Member Michael Carey at a meeting to discuss and consider new programs in volunteerism and direct action through our community.