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The Interdependence Project is the only multi-lineage, Secular Buddhist Center in New York City, committed to personal development and collective engagement both online and in person. Our classes and Transformational Activism initiatives are establishing us in the vanguard of engaged and mindful...
Committing to making a difference means embarking on a lifelong journey of personal and social transformation. To move from intention to impactful, sustainable action, there are many steps to be taken and many aspects to be considered:  How can we engage our creativity and the depth of our...
Saturday Afternoons from 3:00 to 4:00 April 5 through May 17 No Class on April 19 This unique class has been developed to provide children and their parents opportunities to explore the concept and practice of mindfulness through a variety of experiential activities.  Research has shown that...
Register for the In-Person Course at this link. 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. Wednesday Nights, 7-9pm - April 2 - May 28...
April 14 - May 19 Register for Live Class Here. Audio Lectures are available a few days following the live class session.  They're available in mp3 format and and may be streamed from this website, or downloaded and listened to at your convenience. This six-week series will present an overview...
“Peace comes from within.  Do not seek it without." The Buddha Join us every Sunday from 3pm - 5pm for meditation instruction and sitting practice led by members of the IDP Teaching Staff.   Appropriate for beginners as well as experienced meditators, this afternoon...
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...
Friday April 25 - 7-9 pmSaturday April 26 - 10 am -6 pmJoin Shastri Ethan Nichtern for this special weekend, which will provide a foundational understanding of the philosophy, psychology, and techniques of the Vajrayana tradition.  He will present a public talk on Friday,...
Register for the in-person class series here. Remote Study Course Monday Nights from 7-9pm - 6/2 - 7/28, No Class 7/7 Audio Lectures are available a few days following the class session in mp3 format, and may be streamed from the website or downloaded and listened to at...
Whether you’re new to Zen Buddhism or a seasoned practitioner, this two-day mini-retreat will give you a fresh look at a traditional spiritual practice. Most 21st Century Zen lineages are not concerned with dogma, beliefs, or outdated rules of behavior: instead, Zen stresses the importance of...
“Peace comes from within.  Do not seek it without." The Buddha Join us every Sunday from 3pm - 5pm for meditation instruction and sitting practice led by members of the IDP Teaching Staff.   Appropriate for beginners as well as experienced meditators, this afternoon...
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. Audio Lectures are available a few days following the class session....

Featured Events

Mon, 4/21/2014, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
April 14 - May 19 Register for Live Class Here.
Wed, 4/23/2014, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Register for the In-Person Course at this link. Audio Lectures are available a few days following the class session.  They're available in...
Mon, 4/28/2014, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
April 14 - May 19 Register for Live Class Here.

Blog

Dharma Connect: Four-Star Buddhism April 18
Eric Ripert, the chef at the renowned four-star restaurant Le Bernardin, is a Buddhist who expects those who work in his kitchens to be silent as...
Can we love people without being attached to them? April 14
I've been watching the free online course on Buddhism and Modern Psychology by Princeton professor Robert Wright (available here).
Peter Matthiessen - In Memory and Gratitude April 13
The news arrived a week ago that author and Zen teacher, Peter Matthiessen had died. As he makes the journey onward, I offer profound gratitude to...

Podcasts & Videos

Liberating Desire: Dharma and Sexuality - Part 2 of 2 April 13
We all have a sex life, active or otherwise, alone or with others. Sex takes up a lot of mental and...
Mindfulness & Children - Interview with Dr. Heidi Marben - Part 2 of 2 March 28
Research has shown that mindfulness techniques benefit children as well as adults by enhancing...
Mindfulness & Children - Interview with Dr. Heidi Marben - Part 1 of 2 March 28
Research has shown that mindfulness techniques benefit children as well as adults by enhancing...

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