Buddhist Studies: Techniques of Meditation (10 Week Series - Study at Home also Available)

with Joseph Mauricio, Shastri Ethan Nichtern and Ellen Scordato


The Interdependence Project NYC
302 Bowery 3rd Floor (Middle Buzzer)
New York, NY 10012
United States
Phone: 917.675.7191


Wed, 1/12/2011, 7:00pm - 9:00pm




10 Wednesdays, 7-9pm
January 12 - March 16, 2011

This course is a chance to deepen your understanding and practice of three core Buddhist meditation techniques : Contemplative Insight Practice, Metta (Lovingkindness) and Tonglen (Sending & Taking). Study Topics will include: Experiencing the 9 Stages of Calm Abiding, The Four Limitless Minds, Types of Insight (Vipashyana), Obstacles to Practice, and The Tibetan Buddhist body of teachings associated with Tonglen practice.

The Techniques of Meditation Course will be open to anyone.  It serves as both an introduction to the techniques and practices of meditation, or a way to go deeper in your understanding of the practices from any level of experience.

Required Readings will be from:
Turning the Mind into an Ally by Sakyong Mipham (Riverhead)
Lovingkindness by Sharon Salzberg (Shambhala)
Training the Mind and Cultivating Lovingkindness by Chogyam Trungpa (Shambhala)

Suggested Readings:
"Natural Wakefulness" by Gaylon Ferguson
"Mastering the Core Teachings of the Buddha" by Daniel Ingram

Joseph Mauricio is the Director of Public Outreach at the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York, and the founder of LIFEWORK Personal Coaching Services where he serves as a life coach, public speaking and performance coach, and personal meditation instructor. He is also a partner in LUICIDPHENOMENA, a production company propagating artistic and theatrical events of staggering perspective.

Ellen Scordato has practiced Buddhism in the Shambhala tradition since 2004. She enjoys study and practice with the IDP, attending Zen retreats, and hearing teachings from rinpoches and roshis. A yoga student for 12+ years, she graduated from Om Yoga teacher training in 2005, where she joined the IDP as it began. She makes her living as the co-owner of the Stonesong Press, LLC, a book producer of high-quality nonfiction bestsellers for the popular market. She taught English at the New School for more than 10 years and is a published author. A graduate of Wellesley College, where she studied Classics and art history, she lives in Manhattan with her husband and cats.

Ethan Nichtern is the founding director and Senior Teacher in Residence of the Interdependence Project. For the past eight years, Ethan has taught ongoing meditation and Buddhist psychology classes and retreats in New York City and around North America. He is on the part-time faculty at Eugene Lang College at New School University and lectures regularly at Brown, Wesleyan, and New York Universities. In the summer of 2010, Ethan was empowered by his teacher, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, as a Shastri, a senior teacher of the Shambhala tradition representing the New York region.. He has also studied Theravadan and Soto Zen traditions, and is an avid yoga practitioner.


Fees for whole series:
$40 Deposit Required to hold your spot
$150 or $100 for IDP members (Click Here to learn more about becoming a member helps IDP)

Looking for Homestudy?  Click Here

Drop-Ins welcome:
$20 per class or $15 for IDP Members 

Can't Afford It?
It is our full intention to accommodate the financial needs of anyone who has a genuine commitment to practice and study. Reduced Payment Options and Work-Study are always available. Please contact patrick@theidproject.org to make alternative arrangements.

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