“It is not enough to sit on our zafus. These times call for compassionate action to be an integral part of our practice.” -Venerable Pannavati
The Interdependence Project welcomes this renowned Buddhist leader to our community for the first time. Don't miss what's sure to be an inspiring evening with this multi-lineage, humanitarian Buddhist teacher!
Join us for an evening with Representative Tim Ryan, the author of A Mindful Nation, who will share his experiences as a member of Congress and discuss what’s necessary to create real change. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions at this lively community event which is free and open to all!
So many revolutions & reform movements end up simply replacing one gang of thugs with another. If we have not begun to transform our own greed, ill will and delusions, our efforts to address their institutionalized forms are likely to be useless, or worse.
Join us for this Special evening with Acharya Eric Spiegel as he discusses the meaning and the signifance of the Buddhist "Refuge" and "Bodhisattva" Vows. There will be brief meditation, lecture and time for Q&A.
Join us for a special weekend arts and meditation retreat. -- In the belief that acting training is also training in being a human being, we'll examine how meditation helps us connect with our creativity and cultivate the mental focus, physical freedom, emotional range, and spontaneity that make for vibrant acting and vibrant living. This retreat a potentially transformational investigation of the process of "acting" meditation as we move through the world.
All are invited to warm up their winter chills at IDP’s "Occupy Your Heart" Holiday Party and Fundraiser. This evening will be a celebration of all that the IDP community has done to support personal and social transformation over the past year, and a chance to look forward to all the great possibilities for 2012.
We would like to invite you to participate in the ID Project's Dharma Art Exhibition and Silent Auction on October 4th, 7:30 – 11:30pm. The Dharma Art Silent Auction is a fundraising event to benefit the Interdependence Project community as it grows and expands into a new space in the next year. If you feel that the dharma, Buddhism, and meditation influence your work as an artist, please considering submitting! Submissions are due by September 15th.
"Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that."