Half Day Meditation Retreat

Why not do something nice for yourself?


the Interdependence Project
28 West 27t Street Suite 704
New York, NY 11372
United States


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


Sunday September 2, 9am-1pm with Leslie Joren Wagner & Maui Villapando

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.

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.

Leslie Joren Wagner took Buddhist precepts in 2009, studying for 16 years in the Soto Zen lineage of Maezumi Roshi, after cumulatively meditating in various other traditions and now a total of 30 years. She has acted as a representative to the Buddhist Council of New York, developing community education and outreach programs such as Meditate NYC and the Buddhist Forum.  Leslie Joren is a fine artist and graduate of Parsons School of Design, and most recently received a 2018 Hemera Tending Spaces Fellowship for artists that meditate. She continues to explore the connection between Art and Dharma and to that end, she creates workshops which encourage people to thrive, blossom and share their own unique wisdom in the world. Leslie Joren is a graduate of the 2017 IDP Meditation Teacher Training and is most grateful to all of her teachers. 



IDP strives to meet the financial needs of our community while facing the financial challenges of running a not-for-profit in NYC.  Each of our paid programs grant one Work Study position to a reliable volunteer, and two POC Scholarships which reduce registration to half price for eligible students.  You must apply for these programs at the link below no later than one week before the program begins. 

Click here to apply for a Work-Study Position.

Click here to apply for a POC Scholarship. 

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