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Meditation is a skill everyone can practice, using simple techniques to become present with your mind and your body. This summer, using traditional methods developed for modern people, learn to meditate in a welcoming and comfortable environment with experienced teachers. Sit still, develop your...
Each of us has been treated badly by someone at sometime in our lives; by friends or family, in our community or workplace, or even through self-inflicted guilt or shame about our own mistakes. Sometimes we can get so stuck in resentment, bitterness, or anger, that we’re prevented from...
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/...
Online Community Meditation and Discussion Led by Jackie StewartSunday Nights at 7-8PM EST Note: No Class July 3rd in Honor of Holiday! Come together (from wherever you are) and take some time to breathe before the start of a new week. We’ll meditate together and discuss approachable ways to settle...
Would you like to feel more centered? To meet the stresses and unpredictability of life with a sense of balance? Can you imagine having a less negative mental narrative about yourself?   We've designed this class for everyone interested in learning to live a mindful life, or deepening their...
Metta, or Lovingkindness Meditation (LKM), is the practice of wishing oneself and others happiness, health, and ease. Based on traditional Buddhist teachings, it has become an increasingly popular practice, as it generates both concentration and a deep understanding of the nature of our connection...
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 and...

Featured Events

Wed, 6/29/2016, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Each of us has been treated badly by someone at sometime in our lives; by friends or family, in our community or workplace, or even through self-...
Fri, 7/1/2016, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Metta, or Lovingkindness Meditation (LKM), is the practice of wishing oneself and others happiness, health, and ease. Based on traditional Buddhist...
Wed, 7/6/2016, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Each of us has been treated badly by someone at sometime in our lives; by friends or family, in our community or workplace, or even through self-...

Blog

Lady Gaga Meets HH Dalai Lama - China Bans Her Music June 27
Lady Gaga and HH Dalai Lama met June 26 in Indiana, where the 30 year old singer interviewed His Holiness on the topic of kindness.  They were...
My Weekend Retreat with Venerable Pannavati June 13
I have never been on a Buddhist meditation retreat before, and I had no idea what to expect from it. I was nervous at first because the longest I had...
Right Speech Means Speaking Up June 13
On the Buddha's Eightfold Path, right speech is followed by right action. So it's no surprise that the opposite happens -- that hate-filled speech is...

Podcasts & Videos

Don’t Be a Jerk - Zen Priest Brad Warner May 16
Zen priest and bestselling author Brad Warner discusses his new book Don’t Be a Jerk, which...
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...

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