Discovering Self-Compassion

A Six-Week Series with Kimberly Brown & Emily Herzlin


The Interdependence Project
302 Bowery, Middle Buzzer
New York, NY 10012
United States


Mon, 9/14/2015, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Mon, 9/21/2015, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Mon, 9/28/2015, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Mon, 10/5/2015, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Mon, 10/12/2015, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Mon, 10/19/2015, 7:00pm - 8:30pm


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.

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This six-week course, taught by IDP’s Executive Director, Kimberly Brown, with assistance from Emily Herzlin, incorporates western psychological techniques with traditional practices and instructions to help you develop a healthy relationship to yourself. 

Though compassion is often confused with putting others’ welfare above our own, Buddhism understands that genuine self-concern is the necessary foundation for kindness and compassion towards all beings.  Recent research indicates that compassion and lovingkindness are inherent human qualities, which everyone can develop.  In this unique offering, we’ll look at the difference between self-compassion and self-indulgence, transform emotional barriers and resistances, and learn to work with self-judgements and criticism through understanding and patience.  

Due to the nature of the course, enrollment will be limited to 30 people.  Participants will be asked to meditate at home for 20 minutes daily, and are encouraged to commit to attending all six classes.   They will also be supported by attending IDP’s weekly Metta Meditation Sitting Group. 

Series Prices
$100 Full Price (Non-member)
$80 Basic Members
$70 Sustaining Members
$50 Fearless Members
FREE for Endowing Members - contact toregister

Drop-In Prices
$20 Full Price (Non-member)
$15 All Members

Kimberly Brown has degrees in physics and literature, and trained as a psychodynamic psychotherapist before joining The Interdependence Project as its Executive Director. A graduate of the first year-long IDP Meditation Teacher Training Program, Kimberly studies Tibetan and American Buddhism, and her teachers include Lama Norlha Rinpoche and Sharon Salzberg.  Her work and teachings emphasize the ways in which contemplation, wisdom, and ethics are shared among all traditions of awakening.


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IDP strives to meet the financial needs of our community while facing the financial challenges of a not-for-profit in NYC. Reduced-payment options can be arranged by contacting Click here to learn about our Work-Study program. 

IDP and a very generous Member are co-sponsoring POC Scholarships for our Monday and Wednesday class series. If you identify as a Person of Color and would like to enroll in this class series, please visit

The Secular Buddhist Studies Program at The Interdependence Project provides a multi-lineage foundation in Buddhist meditation, psychology, philosophy, and ethics from a secular perspective, inclusive of many traditions and bodies of teaching. Learn more here.

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