Half-Day Meditation Retreat

Why not do something nice for yourself?


The Interdependence Project
28 West 27th Street, Suite 704 Suite 704
New York, NY 10011
United States
Phone: info@theidproject.org


Sun, 2/4/2018, 9:00am - 1:00pm


Sunday February 4,  9:00am - 1:00pm

with Betsy Fagin and Leslie Joren Wagner

Our monthly Half-Day Meditation Retreats are designed for new meditators, people who want to sit for a longer period of time without attending a full retreat, and an opportunity for experienced students to cultivate their practice.  We'll have periods of sitting and walking meditation, and time for discussion and Q&A. 

Scientific research indicates that practicing meditation regularly has many benefits, including a stress relief, anxiety management, and better concentration and focus. You can read more about this here and here.

Beginners are welcome. Chairs and cushions will be provided.


Betsy FBetsy Fagin received degrees in literature and creative writing from Vassar College and Brooklyn College and completed her MLS degree in Information Studies at the University of Maryland. A graduate of IDP's Meditation Teacher Training Program, Betsy's commitment to creating social justice through conscious, sustainable change centers on sharing the practices of yoga, meditation and creative expression. She teaches yoga and meditation in New York City and was awarded a 2017 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in Poetry. More information on Betsy is available at: http://betsyfagin.com.

JorenLeslie Joren Wagner is an artist who has been practicing meditation for 28
years. She took Buddhist precepts in 2009, studying for 16 years in
the Soto Zen tradition of Maezumi Roshi. Leslie Joren is also a certified Reiki Master Teacher and has acted as a representative to the Buddhist Council of NY, developing community education and outreach programs such as Meditate NYC and the Buddhist Forum. She received a BFA from Parsons School of Design, receiving a 2017 Hemera Tending Spaces Fellowship. She continues to explore the connection between Art and Dharma, and considers art- making a meditative practice. To that end, she creates workshops which encourage people to blossom and share their own unique wisdom in the world. Leslie Joren is a graduate of the IDP Meditation Teacher Training and is most grateful to all of her teachers.

IDP offers its events on a sliding scale basis so that everyone can attend, regardless of financial means. This requires that you pay the highest rate you can reasonably afford. If you are a Monthly Member, we suggest you select the middle rate.  Scholarship information is available at the bottom of this page.

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