Building A Meditation Practice

A Six-Week Course with Kimberly Brown & Dan Cayer


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


Mon, 2/15/2016, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Mon, 2/22/2016, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Mon, 2/29/2016, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Mon, 3/7/2016, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Mon, 3/14/2016, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Mon, 3/21/2016, 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 February 8th
$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.


So you learned how to meditate.  Now what?  We understand how difficult it can be to maintain a regular meditation practice with a hectic and busy life.   Join us for this six week class, designed to encourage and support a mindful life and a daily sitting commitment. 

Led by experienced and friendly teachers, Kimberly Brown and Dan Cayer, this course will lead you through the fundamentals, as well as helping you cultivate the qualities necessary to develop concentration and clarity.  You’ll also learn strategies for maintaining your practice, and becoming more present for every moment of your life. 

Our traditional methods are developed for modern people, taught in a friendly and comfortable environment.  This course will include guided instruction, discussion, and Q&A. 

This program is particularly suited for those who are new to meditation, have completed IDP’s Basics course, or are looking for support in building their current practice.

No experience is necessary. Chairs will be provided.

Kimberly Brown is the Executive Director and a teacher at IDP.  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 compassion, wisdom, and ethics are shared among all traditions of awakening.


Dan Cayer is a nationally certified teacher of the Alexander Technique and a meditator in the Shambhala tradition. After a serious injury left Dan unable to work or carry out household tasks like cleaning dishes, he began studying the Alexander Technique. His return to health, as well as his experience dealing with the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of pain, has inspired him to help others. Dan now teaches the Alexander Technique as a method of recovering balance and well-being. He advocates it as a fantastic embodiment of mindfulness and awareness both on and off the cushion.


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 and Work-Study can be arranged by contacting to make prior payment arrangements.

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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