Featured Articles and Journals: IDP

February 25, 2014
For the fourth in the series of my videos promoting Sharon Salzberg's latest book release, 'Real Happiness At Work', I sit down in my workplace and attempt a conversation with two of my bosses who are having a disagreement. The...
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December 28, 2013
"Can you be a decent person and buy R. Kelly's Music?" the headline asks
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November 11, 2013
As you may know, this weekend Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche visited New York City.
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July 21, 2013
Metta, one and all! May you be happy, healthy, safe, and at ease! Also, guess what? Come on, guess. If you need a hint, take a look at the title. Now, guess. That’s right! We now have an IDP – Pets group on Facebook.
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July 13, 2013
The first time you walk into a new place is an experience of groundlessness -- and since we generally don't like to free-fall through life, the first thing we do is look for ground. It's part of our survival instinct, a remnant of our lizard brain:...
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June 10, 2013
Honoring my story while putting one foot in front of the other
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June 7, 2013
A recent meditation retreat prompts me to connect and give thanks
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April 20, 2013
Membership month at IDP is winding down -- although, really, you can join at any time during the year -- so I wanted to take advantage of the space that I get on the blog every week to share why I'm a member and encourage you to join up.
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March 14, 2013
I was lost. Somehow I had ended up on the other side of lower Manhattan, staring across the water at New Jersey. Which I immediately knew wasn't right.
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March 3, 2013
-follow Ethan on Facebook or Twitter or visit his website Big News: A new study from the University of Toronto claims that meditation makes individuals more politically liberal in their outlook and actions. Although it...
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January 12, 2013
The Buddha -- who was reluctant to teach in the first place -- didn't set out to create Buddhism. I think he'd endorse using the path he laid out to find your own wisdom. But the path requires you to keep checking in, to see if your wisdom comes...
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December 28, 2012
Make your New Year’s Resolution for 2013 to meditate every day! Ok, I admit, that’s too simple. If you… 1) …have a daily meditation practice, can you add one more session per day for 365 days?
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October 2, 2012
Can I just take a moment to express my love and gratitude for The Interdependence Project? At the beginning of summer I started volunteering here on a regular basis. I started doing Seva work with IDP because I felt it was the next step in my...
September 20, 2012
Venerable Robina Courtin spoke again at IDP NYC last night.
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July 27, 2012
I like to give people advice.  If someone gives me a chance to say what I think, I jump at it. So when someone talks to me about how difficult their life is, I listen deeply, because my turn to speak is coming. (Tongue and cheek implied.)
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June 25, 2012
Here is something that I did kind of spontaneously to tease out some “Mind-Only” understanding for myself. You will need at least 30 minutes to try this out. Take your time. It will only be useful if you spend the time it takes. If you have never...
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June 10, 2012
This week I had the opportunity to listen to Venerable Robina Courtin speak on the IDP podcast, which you can listen to
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January 13, 2012
My post this week will be my last as an IDP blogger. Among other things, I’ve realized the need to refocus my practice. I want to dedicate more time to my sitting meditation and yoga training and, in doing so, spend less time with my contemplative (...
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December 12, 2011
Yesterday, along with 18 other IDP students, I became a graduate of the Teacher Training Program.  This was a year-long intensive immersion experience which took place over six weekend retreats, along with lots of studying and...
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November 4, 2011
It’s quoted on coffee cups and bumper stickers everywhere because, of course, Mahatma Gandhi was right. Social justice starts with being the change you want to see in the world.
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October 7, 2011
With all the buzz about Occupy Wall Street this week, I love even more that the heading on the IDP’s “About Us” page reads: Get Connected. Because We Already Are. The mission, as articulated under this heading, explains that the...
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August 27, 2011
Karma is often described metaphorically as planting a seed. When you plant tomatoes, you get tomatoes, not peas. When you plant seeds of craving, jealousy, anger in your mind, they blossom into attitudes that color your life. It's the law of...
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May 5, 2011
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April 25, 2011
(Follow Ethan on Facebook or Twitter) After the Earth Day Party this weekend, IDP co-hosted the great Vajrayana teacher Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche at the Tibet House in New York City.
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April 9, 2011
I fear it.  Yep, that's right, the IDP Touch the Earth party. 
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