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So you learned how to meditate.  Now what?  We understand how difficult it can be to maintain a regular meditation practice with a hectic and busy life.   Join us for this six week class, designed to encourage and support a mindful life and a daily sitting commitment.  Led...
  One of the foundational teachings of Buddhism is anatta, or "not-self."  This concept suggests that no individual has a particular, permanent essence or aspect of their psychological or physical being that could be called “myself." Instead, each of us are made up of ever-changing,...
Join us each week for meditation instruction and sitting practice led by members of the IDP Teaching Staff. Appropriate for beginners as well as experienced meditators, this afternoon session offers guided instruction, discussion, and opportunity for questions and comments in an encouraging...
Breakfast of Champions!   Join talented teacher Maho Kawachi every Friday morning for guided meditation instruction.  We've designed this special offering to benefit beginners as well as experienced meditators and to encourage your commitment to creating a daily practice.  This...
The Buddhist word for meditation is "bhavana," which means "to make grow,"  to use contemplative techniques to develop an understanding and mastery of one's own mind.  All Buddhist traditions cultivate wisdom and ethics through meditation and teach both concentration (Pali: samatha) and/...
The Secular Buddhist Studies Program (“SBSP”) at The Interdependence Project offers a comprehensive, multi-lineage Buddhist foundation, incorporating the fundamental practices of meditation, psychology, philosophy, ethics, and their application in the lives of 21st century practitioners. Composed...
Part of the experience of being human is that we suffer.  Whether we are struggling with physical pain, imbalances, dysfunction and disease, and/or the emotional pain of feeling stuck in feelings of fear, alienation, separation, anger, confusion, disconnection, despair… we suffer. ...
In this daylong retreat, you have an opportunity to experience a day of guided meditation (breath meditation, walking meditation, mindful movement, mindful eating) in a full day of silence. Immersion in a period of silent meditation will deepen your experience and help you to develop a continuity...

Featured Events

Sun, 2/14/2016, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Join us each week for meditation instruction and sitting practice led by members of the IDP Teaching Staff. Appropriate for beginners as well as...
Sun, 2/14/2016, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Community Meditation and Discussion Led by Jackie StewartSunday Nights at 7-8PM EST
Mon, 2/15/2016, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
So you learned how to meditate.  Now what?  We understand how difficult it can be to maintain a regular meditation practice with a hectic...

Blog

Real Happiness Week Two: I love to alleviate suffering! February 12
In a talk last year at the New York City Shambhala Center, angel Kyodo Williams said that if your practice isn't in some way alleviating...
Real Happiness Challenge: Week Two--Relaxation is a Skill February 11
Hello, friends from IDP! Here I am! See me waving from Southern California? I'm sweating a bit. We are having a "mid-winter heat wave" here in Los...

Podcasts & Videos

Learn To Meditate February 2
Meditation is a skill everyone can practice, using simple techniques to become present with your...
Community Night September 19
Join IDP teachers Kim, Kate, and Mona for an evening of discussion and contemplation in a friendly...
Pain as a Doorway to Change: Transforming Your Relationship to Your Body August 12
Pain, chronic illness, aches and other physical limitations can create a seemingly endless and...

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