Featured Articles: Events

February 5, 2013
The IDP Mindful Writing Workshop is meeting this Saturday, February 9, 1-3pm, so I thought I'd write a little bit about writing workshops.
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January 29, 2013
  Starting a new piece of writing is a fantastic opportunity to practice. A few weeks ago I wrote about how to tackle the smushy blob of too much work. But often when you’re beginning a piece of creative writing, there is no clear path from
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January 23, 2013
  In addition to being the first Latino and openly gay (and the youngest) poet to read at a US President’s inauguration, Richard Blanco’s poem, “One Today,” was also a beautiful example of the themes of compassion and interdependence expressed...
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January 7, 2013
  Sitting in a rehearsal studio on Saturday morning with about twenty strangers at a trauma relief training workshop, I found myself wondering about the value of stories. As a writer, that’s an almost blasphemous thing to admit. But as I...
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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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December 10, 2012
  Earlier this week, a friend confided in me, but while he spoke, I was already trying to solve his problem for him in my mind. When he was done telling me his story, I began to offer advice. He seemed a bit hurt, and I realized I had not...
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November 19, 2012
When I was young, I vaguely remember seeing something on television from the 1960s of some young people handing out free food.  It was a soup, or porridge of some kind, and they were doling it out in bowls to whoever was hungry.  It may...
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November 4, 2012
I had just walked across the Williamsburg Bridge.  Some other people walking across the bridge said the blackened city skyline looked cool.  I declined to entertain this idea, only saying I had never seen my city like this,...
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October 5, 2012
So much is said of the gap (check out this lovely article by Kipp Efinger), but how do we find it?
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September 20, 2012
Venerable Robina Courtin spoke again at IDP NYC last night.
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September 19, 2012
As a crisp breeze begins to circulate,Ethan Nichterns 6 week class “In Search of Self”,brews us with the solid downtimeof Fall flavored wondersto get wiser&be finer.  We shed our skin& sense of self for the colder...
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September 15, 2012
Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche defined sacred space as "a space that is recognized with heart and mind, that radiates a particular atmosphere you cannot help but feel."
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September 11, 2012
May the causes of violence, both internal and external, cease on Earth. 11 years later, this day still feels important, even if the importance has the quieter tone of a memory you've started to take for granted and pull out of your mental pocket to...
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April 2, 2012
Before I took the refuge vow in 2009, I asked Ethan if he thought that I should do it. I was hoping he would tell me what to do. He did discuss the issue with me, but he would not tell me what to do. I did take the vow and have never regretted...
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by Brian
March 7, 2012
This podcast features a lecture by Ethan and David Nichtern titled "Why Not Meditate?" It was recorded on February 20th, 2012 in New York City. This is the second of a two part podcast.
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November 23, 2011
I am so happy about starting up the Seattle Interdependence Project. I imagine a space where people can come to learn to work with their minds as I did a few years ago at IDP NYC. I am excited to be able to share this with the city that has...
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November 17, 2011
"...the root meaning of the word radical is just that...the root or origin of something. To be radical is therefore to go to the root of something. Radical is a method or approach to "knowing"...going beyond surface manifestations...
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November 12, 2011
"When I was quite young, living in Boulder, I was asked to teach a class, and it began. I honestly knew approximately zero at the time, but perhaps that was one approximation more than the next person, I suppose. In any case, it was the...
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September 10, 2011
"The sorrow of great and small losses is a river that runs in the underground of all of our lives," Roshi Joan Halifax writes. "When it breaks to the surface, we might feel as though only 'I' know this pain. Yet grief is a...
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March 19, 2011
(follow Ethan on Facebook or Twitter) According to Nasa, tonight's full "super moon" will be the largest since 1993, meaning the full moon is the closest to the Earth's surface in 18 years. Two analogies from Buddhism strike...
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March 15, 2011
(follow Ethan on Facebook or Twitter) I've been trying to follow the events in Japan while teaching a workshop on Fearlessness and emptiness up here at Karme Choling, a Shambhala meditation center in Vermont. It is amazing when reality pulls...
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March 5, 2011
As Americans we're used to thinking in terms of "Larger than Life", especially when it comes to the cinema.  I'm not just referencing the Backstreet Boys movie/song either; currently presiding over the Manhattan Bridge right...
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January 31, 2011
(follow Ethan on Facebook or Twitter) Sharon Salzberg rocks. Steadily and thoroughly. Once I had a baffling conversation with a Buddhist book editor where they claimed that there were already "so many" books about basic meditation...
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