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In support of our month-long Lovingkindness Meditation Marathon in August ! “If we allow ourselves to believe that compassionate people just "arethat way," without any work, without serious development both on andoff the cushion, then we abdicate responsibility for our own...
WE'RE ALSO OFFERING ANOTHER MBSR COURSE ON FRIDAYS THIS AUTUMN.  SELECT LINK FOR INFORMATION. “You are the world expert on your life, your body, and your mind, or at least you are in the best position to become that expert if you observe carefully. Part of the adventure of meditation is to...
Looking for the in-person course? Click here.   Audio Lectures are available a few days following the class session.  They're available in mp3 format and may be streamed from the website or downloaded and listened to at your convenience.     All Buddhist traditions emphasize the...
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...
“Peace comes from within.  Do not seek it without." The Buddha There will be no class on August 31 in recognition of Labor Day. Join us every Sunday from 3pm - 5pm for meditation instruction and sitting practice led by members of the IDP Teaching Staff.   Appropriate...
You don't need to sit on the floor, do yoga, or recite a mantra. All you need to learn meditation is the guidance of a trained meditation teacher who can offer you simple, easily learned techniques you can do almost anywhere. Our instructors have extensive personal meditation practice and retreat...
This course is only available online. Audio lectures will be posted online each Thursday no later than 7pm. The recordings are in mp3 format and may be streamed from the website or downloaded to listen to at your convenience.  Eight Weeks beginning July 10 This special course brings...
Interested in Home Study? Click here.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.In an era of spiritual...
Looking for the in-person course? Click here. Audio Lectures are available a few days following the class session.  They're available in mp3 format and may be streamed from the website or downloaded and listened to at your convenience. Zen teachings emphasize great doubt, great faith, and...
Live Video Class via Google Hangouts Weekdays September 2-30 7am-8am EST Practices of wisdom, contemplation, and ethics comprise the path of awakening within all Buddhist lineages.  Meditation is just one of many techniques designed to cultivate concentration and insight, and alleviate the...

Featured Events

Thu, 8/21/2014, 7:00pm
This course is only available online. Audio lectures will be posted online each Thursday no later than 7pm. The recordings are in mp3 format and...
Mon, 8/25/2014, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
In support of our month-long Lovingkindness Meditation Marathon in August ! “If we allow ourselves to believe that compassionate...
Wed, 8/27/2014, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Zen teachings emphasize great doubt, great faith, and great courage; the foundational Buddhist texts indicate that the Buddha’s enlightenment was the...

Blog

Reacting to Tragedy August 21
My daughter, at water's edge on River St. in Sea Bright, NJ
Funeral for a Friendship August 20
May you be happy. May you be safe. May you have ease. May you be loved.
Is There No Balm In Gilead? August 19
I'm posting this on behalf of Thia Reggio, the Pastor of the Astoria First Presbyterian Church. The church has been generously allowing us local...

Podcasts & Videos

A Heart of Lovingkindness - Part 2 of 2 July 22
Lovingkindness, ("metta" in Pali, "maitri" in Sanskrit), is an inherent human quality which...
A Heart of Lovingkindness - Part 1 of 2 June 16
Lovingkindness, ("metta" in Pali, "maitri" in Sanskrit), is an inherent human quality which can be...
Ven. Robina Courtin - Taking Responsibility for Your Own Mind - Part 2 of 2 June 2
"According to Buddhism we all possess—innately—astonishing potential within our own being, right...

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