May
24
7:00 PM19:00

KIRTAN WITH LILY CUSHMAN

May 24 is our last night in our current space. Join us for a special community kirtan to say goodbye and to celebrate our amazing community. More details at this LINK.

Lily returns to The Interdependence Project for an evening of call and response chanting in New York City. Lily is accompanied by Tom Cucinotta on drums and Sundar Das on bansuri flutes for an evening of mantra practice together. This event is offered on a sliding donation scale:

$10 Basic: for students, seniors, and unemployed

$15 Discount: suggested for Members

$20 Full: suggested donation

$50 Patron: supports this and other initiatives

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Metta Meditation Group + Livestream  (Friends of IDP Event)
Aug
12
7:00 PM19:00

Metta Meditation Group + Livestream (Friends of IDP Event)

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This weekly meditation is led by Kimberly Brown of Meditation with Heart. Details at this LINK .

This is a Friends of IDP event - activities led by outside teachers and organizations that may interest to our community. Please contact the event organizers at the link for more information.

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Metta Meditation Group + Livestream  (Friends of IDP Event)
Aug
19
7:00 PM19:00

Metta Meditation Group + Livestream (Friends of IDP Event)

  • Love and Compassion Integrative Healing (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This weekly meditation is led by Kimberly Brown of Meditation with Heart. Details at this LINK .

This is a Friends of IDP event - activities led by outside teachers and organizations that may interest to our community. Please contact the event organizers at the link for more information.

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Metta Meditation Group + Livestream  (Friends of IDP Event)
Aug
26
7:00 PM19:00

Metta Meditation Group + Livestream (Friends of IDP Event)

  • Love and Compassion Integrative Healing (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This weekly meditation is led by Kimberly Brown of Meditation with Heart. Details at this LINK .

This is a Friends of IDP event - activities led by outside teachers and organizations that may interest to our community. Please contact the event organizers at the link for more information.

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Sunset Meditation with Mindful Astoria (Friends of IDP Event)
Sep
3
7:00 PM19:00

Sunset Meditation with Mindful Astoria (Friends of IDP Event)

This weekly summer meditation at Socrates Sculpture Park is led by Mindful Astoria. Details at this LINK .

This is a Friends of IDP event - activities led by outside teachers and organizations that may interest to our community. Please contact the event organizers at the link for more information.

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Metta Meditation Group + Livestream  (Friends of IDP Event)
Sep
9
7:00 PM19:00

Metta Meditation Group + Livestream (Friends of IDP Event)

  • Love and Compassion Integrative Healing (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This weekly meditation is led by Kimberly Brown of Meditation with Heart. Details at this LINK .

This is a Friends of IDP event - activities led by outside teachers and organizations that may interest to our community. Please contact the event organizers at the link for more information.

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Sunset Meditation with Mindful Astoria (Friends of IDP Event)
Sep
10
7:00 PM19:00

Sunset Meditation with Mindful Astoria (Friends of IDP Event)

This weekly summer meditation at Socrates Sculpture Park is led by Mindful Astoria. Details at this LINK .

This is a Friends of IDP event - activities led by outside teachers and organizations that may interest to our community. Please contact the event organizers at the link for more information.

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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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May
18
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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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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Mar
27
6:30 AM06:30

RISE & SHINE - WEEKLY LIVESTREAM MEDITATION

Join Renee Bochman every Wednesday morning for guided compassion meditation on our Facebook Livestream. Join us at the link: https://www.facebook.com/theidproject

Beginners are welcome.

This program is offered freely and no pre-registration is necessary. Please give or become a Member to help support this and our other donation-based initiatives.

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Mar
20
6:30 AM06:30

RISE & SHINE - WEEKLY LIVESTREAM MEDITATION

Join Renee Bochman every Wednesday morning for guided compassion meditation on our Facebook Livestream. Join us at the link: https://www.facebook.com/theidproject

Beginners are welcome.

This program is offered freely and no pre-registration is necessary. Please give or become a Member to help support this and our other donation-based initiatives.

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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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