Healing Through Lovingkindness - In NYC & Online!

A Six-Week Course with Mona Chopra & Jessica Rodrigues


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


Wed, 2/17/2016, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Wed, 2/24/2016, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Wed, 3/2/2016, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Wed, 3/9/2016, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Wed, 3/16/2016, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Wed, 3/23/2016, 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.

$90   Early Bird Discount - Register by February 10!
$100 Full Price (Non-member)
$80   Basic Members
$70   Sustaining/Full Members
$50   Fearless Members
Free for Endowing Members - contact kim@theidproject.org 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 kim@theidproject.org to register.


Part of the experience of being human is that we suffer.  Whether we are struggling with physical pain, imbalances, dysfunction and disease, and/or the emotional pain of feeling stuck in feelings of fear, alienation, separation, anger, confusion, disconnection, despair… we suffer.  However, part of our human experience also, is that we can, and we do, heal.  Observing the natural world teaches us this - our wounds will eventually heal.  How we heal, when we heal, and what scars, imprints, and gems are left on our consciousness and in our being from these experiences depends in part on how we approach our suffering and how we approach our healing.  The meditation practice known as Metta or Lovingkindness, rooted in the Buddhist tradition, is one powerful tool that we can use to help carry us through our suffering and engender deep healing.

Through the practice of Metta meditation, and associated teachings, we will explore how the qualities of loving kindness (metta), compassion (karuna), joy for others and self (mudita) and equanimity, (upeksha) can be revealed within ourselves and further cultivated, and how connecting with these qualities within ourselves and approaching our experience of life with these qualities awakened releases us from unnecessary suffering and opens up the gates to boundless healing. 

Each week will included guided Lovingkindness Meditation, an exploration of the principles which support his practice, as well as time for discussion and questions. No meditation experience is necessary. Chairs will be provided.

Mona Chopra, MA, MS, L.Ac., is a licensed and board certified acupuncturist, hypnotherapist, and therapeutic yoga and meditation instructor, whose work is guided by the belief that the capacity to heal is boundless, and the capacity to love without limits is what liberates us.  The Buddhist teachings and practices have resonated deeply with Mona, and have helped her wake up to experiencing the magic present in every moment of life - be it one of joy or even of sorrow.  Mona is grateful to all her teachers, in the myriad forms they appear.  She is a graduate of IDP's year-long Meditation Teacher Training Program.  For more information on Mona: www.peopletreewellness.com

Jessica Rodrigues' path has focused on the convergence between individual well-being, social justice and planetary health. Her experiences living in different countries and cultures have shaped her view of interdependence and continue to influence her approach to teaching mediation and building community. She is inspired by the potential for meditation and Buddhist teachings to empower ​everyone​ to face and transform our suffering and move through life more gracefully with a sense of joy and gratitude. Jessica holds a MS in International Development from Georgetown University​, and s​he is a graduate of IDP's ​Meditation ​Teacher Training Program​.  She ​regularly practices ​"​meditation for two​"​, otherwise known as Argentine tango. 

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 info@theidproject.org 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 theidproject.org/idpoc.

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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