Jan
18
6:00 PM18:00

WEEKLY METTA MEDITATION + LIVESTREAM

Beginners as well as more experienced meditators are welcome to join this event.  More details at this link. This program is offered on a by-donation basis and no one with financial difficulties will be turned away.

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Jan
18
to Jan 20

MINDFULNESS TEACHER TRAINING

Mindfulness & Meditation Teacher Training Program

Begins January 18 | Early Bird Registration Deadline November 1 | Final Deadline December 15

IDP MTT is a 200-hour professional certificate program for committed practitioners to learn to confidently lead others on a path of mindfulness, wisdom, and compassion with integrity and heart.

The 2019 program will be led by teachers Emily Herzlin, Kimberly Brown, Mona Chopra, and Renee Bochman, with Dan Cayer, Nandini Naik, Paul Sireci, and other members of IDP’s esteemed faculty. 

Select this link for application and details.

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Jan
21
8:00 PM20:00

LIVESTREAM - CULTIVATING A HEALING MINDSET

Livestream Only with Dan Cayer, 1st and 3rd Mondays, 8-9pm

Link: https://www.facebook.com/pg/theidproject/

“Be positive.”

“Hang in there.”

“Don’t worry.”

In the pantheon of well-intentioned but lame advice, ill people have borne the brunt of it. Whether you’re suffering from chronic pain, stress, or just feeling out of sorts, the underlying message from others tends to be that you aren’t trying hard enough. If only you were more disciplined, rational, or grateful, life would be better.

This can lead to an attitude that something is deeply wrong with us – perhaps that’s caused our predicament? The ancient teachings of Buddhism however point us towards a different understanding of our selves. In this Facebook livestream, you’ll learn what it means to cultivate a true healing mindset.

A healing mindset is:

• present and powerful

• full of compassion

• ready for laughter

• not based on fear or shame

• generous to others

• inspirational to those around you

This open and free livestream is taught by IDP teacher, Dan Cayer, whose experience with chronic pain inspired him to help others see their situation as workable and potentially transformative. Dan is a trained meditation instructor and Alexander Technique teacher who has also written a book on the pitfalls and profundities of major events like pain and illness: Don’t Get Better: The Secret of a Healing Mindset. Link: https://www.facebook.com/pg/theidproject/

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Jan
23
1:00 PM13:00

Lunchtime Meditation at the Rubin Museum with Kimberly Brown

Whether you’re a beginner, a dabbler, or a skilled meditator seeking the company of others, join IDP's Executive Director, Kimberly Brown at a forty-five-minute program, inspired by a different work of art from the Rubin Museum’s collection. Designed to fit into your lunch break, the event includes an opening talk, a twenty-minute sitting session, and a closing discussion.

Chairs will be provided. Late comers may not be admitted after 1:10 p.m., in order to prevent disruption during the sitting session.

Purchase tickets at this link: http://rubinmuseum.org/events/event/kimberly-brown-01-23-2019

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Jan
25
6:00 PM18:00

WEEKLY METTA MEDITATION + LIVESTREAM

Beginners as well as more experienced meditators are welcome to join this event.  More details at this link. This program is offered on a by-donation basis and no one with financial difficulties will be turned away.

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Jan
26
9:00 AM09:00

LOVINGKINDNESS MEDITATION TEACHER TRAINING

Registration deadline is January 11, 2019. See full details and requirements here.

Participants must complete the Application Form.

SCHEDULE

January 26 - 10-5pm

February 3 - 10-5pm

March 2 -10-4pm

March 3 - 10-1pm  

Interactive Online Meetings: February 12, 19, 26 - 7:30-9:30pm

TUITION

This program is offered on a sliding fee scale. Please select the highest amount you can comfortably afford to support this and other donation-based initiatives.

  • Supported    $500: for students, seniors, and unemployed

  • Full .             $850

  • Patron          $1050: for those who can pay the full cost of this program, and wish to  help support scholarship students

Payment and Refund Policies

·      Upon acceptance, participants must submit a non-refundable deposit of 50% of the program tuition. The remaining 50% of the program tuition must be received by January 18, 2018.

·      Because we can accept only a limited number of applications, we cannot offer refunds.

·      Payment plans can be arranged for the Basic or Patron Tuition rates only. Contact us if you’re interested in arranging a payment plan.

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Feb
1
7:00 PM19:00

Path of Wellbeing

The Path of Wellbeing program is a course of study and meditation developed as a training to help you relate to your body and mind with acceptance and openness. Taught by Dan Cayer and Kimberly Brown. Details at this link.

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Feb
2
10:00 AM10:00

PATH OF WELLBEING

The Path of Wellbeing program is a course of study and meditation developed as a training to help you relate to your body and mind with acceptance and openness. Taught by Dan Cayer and Kimberly Brown. Details at this link.

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Feb
4
8:00 PM20:00

LIVESTREAM - CULTIVATING A HEALING MINDSET

Livestream Only with Dan Cayer, 1st and 3rd Mondays, 8-9pm

Link: https://www.facebook.com/pg/theidproject/

“Be positive.”

“Hang in there.”

“Don’t worry.”

In the pantheon of well-intentioned but lame advice, ill people have borne the brunt of it. Whether you’re suffering from chronic pain, stress, or just feeling out of sorts, the underlying message from others tends to be that you aren’t trying hard enough. If only you were more disciplined, rational, or grateful, life would be better.

This can lead to an attitude that something is deeply wrong with us – perhaps that’s caused our predicament? The ancient teachings of Buddhism however point us towards a different understanding of our selves. In this Facebook livestream, you’ll learn what it means to cultivate a true healing mindset.

A healing mindset is:

• present and powerful

• full of compassion

• ready for laughter

• not based on fear or shame

• generous to others

• inspirational to those around you

This open and free livestream is taught by IDP teacher, Dan Cayer, whose experience with chronic pain inspired him to help others see their situation as workable and potentially transformative. Dan is a trained meditation instructor and Alexander Technique teacher who has also written a book on the pitfalls and profundities of major events like pain and illness: Don’t Get Better: The Secret of a Healing Mindset. Link: https://www.facebook.com/pg/theidproject/

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Feb
9
10:00 AM10:00

YOUR BODY IS YOUR PRACTICE

Learning to become mindful and familiar with our body sensations and paying attention to our physical reactions can help with stress, pain, and self-acceptance. In this monthly workshop with experienced teacher Dan Cayer, you will learn to activate your body's natural relaxation response through practicing simple techniques. 

Our body can be a source of joy and confidence, and an instrument for pleasure and connection.  But all too often, we experience it as an achy, chubby, worry and tension-filled burden that we try to manage, ignore, or control in the midst of our busy lives.  Research indicates that being with the reality of our present moment body experience, and learning to explore it with patience and kindness, can help everyone find a sense of peace which doesn't depend on pleasant feelings or ideal circumstances.

In this ongoing monthly workshop, we will explore what it means to establish a spiritual and mindfulness practice with the body as a central element.  How can we care for our body without trying to micromanage or endlessly perfect it?  How much discomfort is okay? Can we learn to hear our body's wisdom?

This two-hour workshop will incorporate meditation practice, awareness of emotions, and skills drawn from the Alexander Technique.  Dan's personal experience with debilitating illness enables him to help others meet their experiences with curiosity, humor, and compassion. 

No experience is necessary.  Cushions and chairs will be provided. 

Registration Fees:

  • $20 Students & Unemployed

  • $40 Members

  • $60 Full Fee

This program is offered on a sliding fee scale. Please select the highest amount you can comfortably afford to support this and other donation-based initiatives.  IDP Members, please select the middle rate.  Students, seniors, and unemployed persons, please select the lowest rate. See below for scholarship opportunities.

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Feb
9
2:00 PM14:00

CULTIVATING JOY IN URBAN PRACTICE

Often the greatest challenge of meditation practice, especially in an urban environment, is finding the enthusiasm and drive to establish and maintain a regular daily sitting practice. In our hectic lives it can seem difficult or even irresponsible to take the time to sit quietly, even for short periods, when we have work, family, and many other obligations. City practitioners also may suffer from exhaustion, fears, anxieties, and  burnout - which can be alleviated through the cultivation of joy.  This unique class will help you rediscover a sense of joy - the attitude of delight in our and others' experience. Joy is traditionally considered an essential mindstate necessary to reap the benefits of meditation practice, which include qualities of equanimity, discernment, and compassion. Through guided meditation, experiential exercises, mindful movement, inquiry and discussion, talented teacher Leslie Joren Wagner will lead you to explore, revive, and cultivate the joy so essential to maintaining both a regular daily meditation practice and a balanced, satisfying life.

No experience is necessary.  Please wear loose or comfortable clothing. Cushions and chairs are provided. Beginners are welcome. 

Registration Fees:

  • $30 Students & Unemployed

  • $45 Members

  • $60 Full Fee

This program is offered on a sliding fee scale. Please select the highest amount you can comfortably afford to support this and other donation-based initiatives.  IDP Members, please select the middle rate.  Students, seniors, and unemployed persons, please select the lowest rate. See below for scholarship opportunities.

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 Work Study to a reliable volunteer, and POC Scholarships that reduce registration to half the lowest 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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Feb
10
9:00 AM09:00

Half Day Retreat

Our monthly Half-Day Meditation Retreats are designed for new meditators, people who want to sit for a longer period of time without attending a full retreat, and an opportunity for experienced students to cultivate their practice.  We'll have periods of sitting and walking meditation, and time for discussion and Q&A. This month’s retreat is led by IDP teacher Leslie Joren Wagner and Manaslu Gurung.

Scientific research indicates that practicing meditation regularly has many benefits, including a stress relief, anxiety management, and better concentration and focus. You can read more about this here and here.

Beginners are welcome. Chairs and cushions will be provided.

Registration Fees

  • Students, seniors, or unemployed: $20

  • Members: $30

  • Full Fee: $40

This program is offered on a sliding fee scale. Please select the highest amount you can comfortably afford to support this and other donation-based initiatives.  IDP Members, please select the middle rate.  Students, seniors, and unemployed persons, please select the lowest rate. See below for scholarship opportunities.

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 Work Study to a reliable volunteer, and POC Scholarships that reduce registration to half the lowest 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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Feb
15
7:00 PM19:00

LOVINGKINDNESS MEDITATION + THE POWER OF FEELING SAFE

LovingKindness Meditation and The Power of Feeling Safe: The Intersection of Metta-Based Trauma Therapy and PolyVagal Theory Through the Use of Mind/Body Practices with Guest Teacher Gina de la Chesnaye

Full description and details on this special event are at this LINK.

Registration Fees:

  • $30 Students & Unemployed

  • $45 Members

  • $60 Full Fee

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 Work Study to a reliable volunteer, and POC Scholarships that reduce registration to half the lowest 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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Feb
18
8:00 PM20:00

LIVESTREAM - CULTIVATING A HEALING MINDSET

Livestream Only with Dan Cayer, 1st and 3rd Mondays, 8-9pm

Link: https://www.facebook.com/pg/theidproject/

“Be positive.”

“Hang in there.”

“Don’t worry.”

In the pantheon of well-intentioned but lame advice, ill people have borne the brunt of it. Whether you’re suffering from chronic pain, stress, or just feeling out of sorts, the underlying message from others tends to be that you aren’t trying hard enough. If only you were more disciplined, rational, or grateful, life would be better.

This can lead to an attitude that something is deeply wrong with us – perhaps that’s caused our predicament? The ancient teachings of Buddhism however point us towards a different understanding of our selves. In this Facebook livestream, you’ll learn what it means to cultivate a true healing mindset.

A healing mindset is:

• present and powerful

• full of compassion

• ready for laughter

• not based on fear or shame

• generous to others

• inspirational to those around you

This open and free livestream is taught by IDP teacher, Dan Cayer, whose experience with chronic pain inspired him to help others see their situation as workable and potentially transformative. Dan is a trained meditation instructor and Alexander Technique teacher who has also written a book on the pitfalls and profundities of major events like pain and illness: Don’t Get Better: The Secret of a Healing Mindset. Link: https://www.facebook.com/pg/theidproject/

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Mar
1
7:00 PM19:00

Anxiety Laboratory

This workshop is for worriers at all levels. No matter what your flavor of anxiety - overthinking, overplanning, overstressing about a third example - IDP teacher Sagar Bhatt invites you to this informal forum to connect on our daily struggles, as an opportunity to examine together the private conversations we carry on in our own minds. All. The. Damn. Time. Sagar will share practical tools of mindfulness and compassion, and together we’ll meditate formally, talk casually, ask questions, and--who knows--we might even have some fun.  

The suggested donation for this community event is $20. Your contribution enables us to continue offer this and other initiatives like it. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

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Mar
4
8:00 PM20:00

LIVESTREAM - CULTIVATING A HEALING MINDSET

Livestream Only with Dan Cayer, 1st and 3rd Mondays, 8-9pm

Link: https://www.facebook.com/pg/theidproject/

“Be positive.”

“Hang in there.”

“Don’t worry.”

In the pantheon of well-intentioned but lame advice, ill people have borne the brunt of it. Whether you’re suffering from chronic pain, stress, or just feeling out of sorts, the underlying message from others tends to be that you aren’t trying hard enough. If only you were more disciplined, rational, or grateful, life would be better.

This can lead to an attitude that something is deeply wrong with us – perhaps that’s caused our predicament? The ancient teachings of Buddhism however point us towards a different understanding of our selves. In this Facebook livestream, you’ll learn what it means to cultivate a true healing mindset.

A healing mindset is:

• present and powerful

• full of compassion

• ready for laughter

• not based on fear or shame

• generous to others

• inspirational to those around you

This open and free livestream is taught by IDP teacher, Dan Cayer, whose experience with chronic pain inspired him to help others see their situation as workable and potentially transformative. Dan is a trained meditation instructor and Alexander Technique teacher who has also written a book on the pitfalls and profundities of major events like pain and illness: Don’t Get Better: The Secret of a Healing Mindset. Link: https://www.facebook.com/pg/theidproject/

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Mar
8
7:00 PM19:00

PATH OF WELLBEING

The Path of Wellbeing program is a course of study and meditation developed as a training to help you relate to your body and mind with acceptance and openness. Taught by Dan Cayer and Kimberly Brown. Details at this link.

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Mar
9
10:00 AM10:00

PATH OF WELLBEING

The Path of Wellbeing program is a course of study and meditation developed as a training to help you relate to your body and mind with acceptance and openness. Taught by Dan Cayer and Kimberly Brown. Details at this link.

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Mar
10
9:00 AM09:00

Half Day Retreat

Our monthly Half-Day Meditation Retreats are designed for new meditators, people who want to sit for a longer period of time without attending a full retreat, and an opportunity for experienced students to cultivate their practice.  We'll have periods of sitting and walking meditation, and time for discussion and Q&A. This month’s retreat is led by IDP teachers Katie Tanski and Mia Tootil.

Scientific research indicates that practicing meditation regularly has many benefits, including a stress relief, anxiety management, and better concentration and focus. You can read more about this here and here.

Beginners are welcome. Chairs and cushions will be provided.

Registration Fees

  • Students, seniors, or unemployed: $20

  • Members: $30

  • Full Fee: $40

This program is offered on a sliding fee scale. Please select the highest amount you can comfortably afford to support this and other donation-based initiatives.  IDP Members, please select the middle rate.  Students, seniors, and unemployed persons, please select the lowest rate. See below for scholarship opportunities.

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 Work Study to a reliable volunteer, and POC Scholarships that reduce registration to half the lowest 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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Mar
18
8:00 PM20:00

LIVESTREAM - CULTIVATING A HEALING MINDSET

Livestream Only with Dan Cayer, 1st and 3rd Mondays, 8-9pm

Link: https://www.facebook.com/pg/theidproject/

“Be positive.”

“Hang in there.”

“Don’t worry.”

In the pantheon of well-intentioned but lame advice, ill people have borne the brunt of it. Whether you’re suffering from chronic pain, stress, or just feeling out of sorts, the underlying message from others tends to be that you aren’t trying hard enough. If only you were more disciplined, rational, or grateful, life would be better.

This can lead to an attitude that something is deeply wrong with us – perhaps that’s caused our predicament? The ancient teachings of Buddhism however point us towards a different understanding of our selves. In this Facebook livestream, you’ll learn what it means to cultivate a true healing mindset.

A healing mindset is:

• present and powerful

• full of compassion

• ready for laughter

• not based on fear or shame

• generous to others

• inspirational to those around you

This open and free livestream is taught by IDP teacher, Dan Cayer, whose experience with chronic pain inspired him to help others see their situation as workable and potentially transformative. Dan is a trained meditation instructor and Alexander Technique teacher who has also written a book on the pitfalls and profundities of major events like pain and illness: Don’t Get Better: The Secret of a Healing Mindset. Link: https://www.facebook.com/pg/theidproject/

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Mar
29
7:00 PM19:00

PATH OF WELLBEING

The Path of Wellbeing program is a course of study and meditation developed as a training to help you relate to your body and mind with acceptance and openness. Taught by Dan Cayer and Kimberly Brown. Details at this link.

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Mar
30
10:00 AM10:00

PATH OF WELLBEING

The Path of Wellbeing program is a course of study and meditation developed as a training to help you relate to your body and mind with acceptance and openness. Taught by Dan Cayer and Kimberly Brown. Details at this link.

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Mar
31
10:00 AM10:00

YOUR BODY IS YOUR PRACTICE

Learning to become mindful and familiar with our body sensations and paying attention to our physical reactions can help with stress, pain, and self-acceptance. In this monthly workshop with experienced teacher Dan Cayer, you will learn to activate your body's natural relaxation response through practicing simple techniques. 

Our body can be a source of joy and confidence, and an instrument for pleasure and connection.  But all too often, we experience it as an achy, chubby, worry and tension-filled burden that we try to manage, ignore, or control in the midst of our busy lives.  Research indicates that being with the reality of our present moment body experience, and learning to explore it with patience and kindness, can help everyone find a sense of peace which doesn't depend on pleasant feelings or ideal circumstances.

In this ongoing monthly workshop, we will explore what it means to establish a spiritual and mindfulness practice with the body as a central element.  How can we care for our body without trying to micromanage or endlessly perfect it?  How much discomfort is okay? Can we learn to hear our body's wisdom?

This two-hour workshop will incorporate meditation practice, awareness of emotions, and skills drawn from the Alexander Technique.  Dan's personal experience with debilitating illness enables him to help others meet their experiences with curiosity, humor, and compassion. 

No experience is necessary.  Cushions and chairs will be provided. 

Registration Fees:

  • $20 Students & Unemployed

  • $40 Members

  • $60 Full Fee

This program is offered on a sliding fee scale. Please select the highest amount you can comfortably afford to support this and other donation-based initiatives.  IDP Members, please select the middle rate.  Students, seniors, and unemployed persons, please select the lowest rate. See below for scholarship opportunities.

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Mar
31
2:00 PM14:00

CULTIVATING JOY IN URBAN LIFE

Often the greatest challenge of meditation practice, especially in an urban environment, is finding the enthusiasm and drive to establish and maintain a regular daily sitting practice. In our hectic lives it can seem difficult or even irresponsible to take the time to sit quietly, even for short periods, when we have work, family, and many other obligations. City practitioners also may suffer from exhaustion, fears, anxieties, and  burnout - which can be alleviated through the cultivation of joy.  This unique class will help you rediscover a sense of joy - the attitude of delight in our and others' experience. Joy is traditionally considered an essential mindstate necessary to reap the benefits of meditation practice, which include qualities of equanimity, discernment, and compassion. Through guided meditation, experiential exercises, mindful movement, inquiry and discussion, talented teacher Leslie Joren Wagner will lead you to explore, revive, and cultivate the joy so essential to maintaining both a regular daily meditation practice and a balanced, satisfying life.

No experience is necessary.  Please wear loose or comfortable clothing. Cushions and chairs are provided. Beginners are welcome. 

Registration Fees:

  • $30 Students & Unemployed

  • $45 Members

  • $60 Full Fee

This program is offered on a sliding fee scale. Please select the highest amount you can comfortably afford to support this and other donation-based initiatives.  IDP Members, please select the middle rate.  Students, seniors, and unemployed persons, please select the lowest rate. See below for scholarship opportunities.

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 Work Study to a reliable volunteer, and POC Scholarships that reduce registration to half the lowest 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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Apr
14
9:00 AM09:00

HALF DAY RETREAT

Our monthly Half-Day Meditation Retreats are designed for new meditators, people who want to sit for a longer period of time without attending a full retreat, and an opportunity for experienced students to cultivate their practice.  We'll have periods of sitting and walking meditation, and time for discussion and Q&A. This month’s retreat is led by IDP teachers Manaslu Gurung and Maui Villapando.

Scientific research indicates that practicing meditation regularly has many benefits, including a stress relief, anxiety management, and better concentration and focus. You can read more about this here and here.

Beginners are welcome. Chairs and cushions will be provided.

Registration Fees

  • Students, seniors, or unemployed: $20

  • Members: $30

  • Full Fee: $40

This program is offered on a sliding fee scale. Please select the highest amount you can comfortably afford to support this and other donation-based initiatives.  IDP Members, please select the middle rate.  Students, seniors, and unemployed persons, please select the lowest rate.

ALL SCHOLARSHIPS HAVE BEEN AWARDED FOR THIS EVENT.

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May
10
7:00 PM19:00

Anxiety Laboratory

This workshop is for worriers at all levels. No matter what your flavor of anxiety - overthinking, overplanning, overstressing about a third example - IDP teacher Sagar Bhatt invites you to this informal forum to connect on our daily struggles, as an opportunity to examine together the private conversations we carry on in our own minds. All. The. Damn. Time. Sagar will share practical tools of mindfulness and compassion, and together we’ll meditate formally, talk casually, ask questions, and--who knows--we might even have some fun.  

The suggested donation for this community event is $20. Your contribution enables us to continue offer this and other initiatives like it. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

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May
19
9:00 AM09:00

HALF DAY RETREAT

Our monthly Half-Day Meditation Retreats are designed for new meditators, people who want to sit for a longer period of time without attending a full retreat, and an opportunity for experienced students to cultivate their practice.  We'll have periods of sitting and walking meditation, and time for discussion and Q&A. This month’s retreat is led by IDP teachers Sagar Bhatt and Mia Tootil.

Scientific research indicates that practicing meditation regularly has many benefits, including a stress relief, anxiety management, and better concentration and focus. You can read more about this here and here.

Beginners are welcome. Chairs and cushions will be provided.

Registration Fees

  • Students, seniors, or unemployed: $20

  • Members: $30

  • Full Fee: $40

This program is offered on a sliding fee scale. Please select the highest amount you can comfortably afford to support this and other donation-based initiatives.  IDP Members, please select the middle rate.  Students, seniors, and unemployed persons, please select the lowest rate. See below for scholarship opportunities.

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 Work Study to a reliable volunteer, and POC Scholarships that reduce registration to half the lowest 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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Jan
11
6:00 PM18:00

WEEKLY METTA MEDITATION + LIVESTREAM

Beginners as well as more experienced meditators are welcome to join this event.  More details at this link. This program is offered on a by-donation basis and no one with financial difficulties will be turned away.

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Jan
10
7:30 PM19:30

Path of Wellbeing

The Path of Wellbeing program is a course of study and meditation developed as a training to help you relate to your body and mind with acceptance and openness. Taught by Dan Cayer and Kimberly Brown. Details at this link.

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Jan
4
6:00 PM18:00

WEEKLY METTA MEDITATION + LIVESTREAM

Beginners as well as more experienced meditators are welcome to join this event.  More details at this link. This program is offered on a by-donation basis and no one with financial difficulties will be turned away.

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Dec
21
6:00 PM18:00

WEEKLY METTA MEDITATION + LIVESTREAM

Livestreamed on Facebook for those who can't attend in person. Join us at this link at 6pm EST : https://www.facebook.com/theidproject/

Led by Executive Director, Kimberly Brown and other talented IDP teachers, our NYC Metta Meditation Group meets each week to practice lovingkindness meditation and cultivate our intention of living wisely and kindly for ourselves, each other, and our community. 

RSVP at the link below is suggested, but not required. Walk-ins are welcome. We recommend arriving a few minutes before class to have time to settle into your seat.

LOVINGKINDNESS MEDITATION (LKM)

Metta, translated as "lovingkindness", is the practice of offering kindness and compassion to yourself and other living beings.  A traditonal Buddhist method of mind training, LKM has become increasingly popular as western research indicates it increases positive emotions and feelings of social connection, decreases physical pain,activates empathy and emotional processing, slows aging, curbs self-criticism, and decreases biases towards others.  You can read more about LKM research at this link.  

THE BODHISATTVA VOW

We end our meditation by reciting Shantideva's Bodhisattva Vow together.  In this way, we remind ourselves that we are not alone in our endeavors to awaken - countless people and living beings in the past, the present, and the future are also committed to creating a wise and compassionate world.  Reciting this vow is optional, and it doesn't make you a Buddhist - it's simply a tool to reinforce our heartfelt and sincere aspirations and intentions. 

ALL ARE WELCOME

Beginners as well as more experienced meditators are welcome to join this event.  Buddhists, non-Buddhist, and people of any tradition can participate.  

IDP IS POWERED BY YOU

This program is offered on a by-donation basis and no one with financial difficulties will be turned away.  We're able to offer this event and others through the generosity of people like you.  If you benefit from this or any other IDP initiatives, please make a donation or become a Monthly Member today!

ABOUT THE TEACHER

Kimberly Brown is IDP's Executive Director, and has been teaching meditation and leading retreats since 2011.  A graduate of the esteemed Meditation Teacher Training program, she started the weekly NYC Metta Group in 2013.

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Dec
14
6:00 PM18:00

WEEKLY METTA MEDITATION + LIVESTREAM

Beginners as well as more experienced meditators are welcome to join this event.  More details at this link. This program is offered on a by-donation basis and no one with financial difficulties will be turned away.

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Dec
7
6:00 PM18:00

WEEKLY METTA MEDITATION + LIVESTREAM

Beginners as well as more experienced meditators are welcome to join this event.  More details at this link. This program is offered on a by-donation basis and no one with financial difficulties will be turned away.

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Nov
30
6:00 PM18:00

WEEKLY METTA MEDITATION + LIVESTREAM

Beginners as well as more experienced meditators are welcome to join this event.  More details at this link. This program is offered on a by-donation basis and no one with financial difficulties will be turned away.

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Nov
29
1:00 PM13:00

WEEKLY METTA MEDITATION + LIVESTREAM

Beginners as well as more experienced meditators are welcome to join this event.  More details at this link. This program is offered on a by-donation basis and no one with financial difficulties will be turned away.

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Nov
23
6:00 PM18:00

WEEKLY METTA MEDITATION + LIVESTREAM

Beginners as well as more experienced meditators are welcome to join this event.  More details at this link. This program is offered on a by-donation basis and no one with financial difficulties will be turned away.

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Nov
16
6:00 PM18:00

WEEKLY METTA MEDITATION + LIVESTREAM

Beginners as well as more experienced meditators are welcome to join this event.  More details at this link. This program is offered on a by-donation basis and no one with financial difficulties will be turned away.

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Nov
9
6:00 PM18:00

WEEKLY METTA MEDITATION + LIVESTREAM

Beginners as well as more experienced meditators are welcome to join this event.  More details at this link. This program is offered on a by-donation basis and no one with financial difficulties will be turned away.

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