Creating a Compassionate World - In NYC & Online!

A Six-Week Course with Kimberly Brown


The Interdependence Project
302 Bowery, Middle Buzzer
New York, NY 10012
United States
Phone: 9176757151


Wed, 1/6/2016, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Wed, 1/13/2016, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Wed, 1/20/2016, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Wed, 1/27/2016, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Wed, 2/3/2016, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Wed, 2/10/2016, 7:00pm - 8:30pm


This course is available both as a live, in-person program at our NYC center and online through our unique Study at Home program.  Please select the appropriate option after clicking "Register Now."

NYC Registration
Attend this course in person at our NYC center.  You may drop-in for a single class, or register for the course.  Registration for the course offers a discounted per-class rate, and includes access to class recordings, readings, and discussion board.

Full Course Prices
$90   Early Bird Discount - Register by January 1
$100 Full Price (Non-member)
$80   Basic Members
$70   Sustaining/Full Members
$50   Fearless Members
Free for Endowing Members - contact to register

Single Class Prices
$20   Nonmembers
$15   Members

Study at Home Registration
Connect with our community and teachers online. Participants receive audio recordings from each week's class, access to the readings, and an opportunity to correspond with the teachers and other students on the discussion board.

Class recordings are posted to the online course page a few days following the class session. They're available in mp3 format and may be streamed from the course page or downloaded and listened to at your convenience.

$72 Full Price
$58 Basic Members
$50 Sustaining/Full Members
FREE for Fearless and Endowing Members - contact to register.


This six-week course, taught by IDP’s Executive Director, Kimberly Brown, combines western psychological techniques with traditional practices and instructions to develop our limitless capacity for beneficial and wise action. 

Though we often regard love and compassion as limited qualities, of which we hardly have enough to extend to ourselves and our families, these states can be developed and expanded with practice and effort.  In fact, each of us has a boundless capacity for kindness and understanding, which we can apply to all of our relationships -- to ourselves, our family and friends, people we don’t know, and even those we don’t like. 

With this unique offering, we’ll challenge our preconceptions about our limitations, learn to use gentleness to become aware of inherent biases, understand obstacles of guilt and shame, and uncover our true nature of lovingness and receptivity. 

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, which meets directly before each class.

Though prior meditation experience is not required, experience with metta/lovingkindness meditation may be helpful. Chairs will be provided.

Kimberly Brown has degrees in physics and literature, and trained as a psychodynamic psychotherapist. She worked at a marketing consultancy for more than a decade before joining The Interdependence Project. 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.

As a not-for-profit organization, IDP is supported by the generosity of our community. Please become a Member today!

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.

POC Scholarships are available for this course. 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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