Region: Northeast USA


Documentary screening: “A Gesar Bard’s Tale”

August 27, 2014
4:00 pmto6:00 pm

STILL_gesars_bard_documentary__illume_ltdNew York City

As a boy, Dawa was an illiterate Tibetan nomad whose life revolved around herding yaks. At thirteen, his life changed: through a series of visions, Dawa acquired the gift of telling Tibet’s King Gesar epic story. Read More »

World premiere: “The Son of a Herder”

August 28, 2014toAugust 30, 2014

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A herder’s son, Gonpo Tseden, has just completed training at the vocational school, and is eager to reorient his ideals and ambitions beyond pastoral life. Read More »

Freedom and Ease of Being: A meditation retreat for our LGBTIQ community

September 2, 2014toSeptember 7, 2014

Barre, MA
With Pascal Auclair, Anushka Fernandopulle, and Maddy Klyne

This Insight Meditation Society retreat creates a space of ease and support for our LGBTIQ meditators to come together, beginners and experienced practitioners alike. Sharing silence and meditative space allows us to make greater peace with ourselves and our Read More »

Weekend at a Buddhist Monastery, with Lama Zopa Tharchin and KTD Staff

September 12, 2014toSeptember 14, 2014

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Karma Triyana Dharmachakra

Aimed at people who want to learn more about the basics of Tibetan Buddhism, this program includes introductory classes, meditation instruction and practice, and one-on-one time with Lama Zopa Tharchin, a monk and spiritual advisor. Read More »

The Way of the Peacemaker: Socially Engaged Mysticism

September 12, 2014toSeptember 14, 2014

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Join Zen Peacemaker minister Anthony Stultz, EdD, for a very special retreat on practicing the Path of the Peacemaker. In this retreat, Sensei Tony will share his experiences of living out the Three Tenets of a Zen Peacemaker in socially engaged challenges (prison, politics, environment, interfaith, LGBT issues) and instruct on Read More »

Meditation Posture Clinic at The Interdependence Project: Attend in person or online

September 14, 2014
12:00 pmto2:00 pm

New York City
Remote students are welcome too — Dan will be offering this live via Google Hangout.  Please email him for details.
Often, meditators struggle to hold their sitting posture rigidly from the start of practice until the concluding bell. Fixating on an idealized position tends to increase pain and distraction. Many times, fear of losing the correct seat reinforces the feeling that they are practicing the the wrong way. Read More »

Nalanda Institute’s Certificate Program in Contemplative Psychotherapy

September 18, 2014toMay 15, 2015

New York City / Also available for online study

This unprecedented year-long program trains health professionals in compassion-based psychotherapy and features some of the world’s foremost scholars, researchers, and clinicians in the emerging fields of contemplative Read More »

Working With Negative Emotions: Body, Speech and Mind, with Traleg Khandro

September 19, 2014toSeptember 21, 2014

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Karma Triyana Dharmachakra

What are the causes and conditions that give rise to negativity? Understanding habitual tendencies that fuel negative emotions provides the opportunity to replace them with healthier habits that produce more positive outcomes. Traleg Khandro will introduce traditional techniques, including Read More »

Family Day at KTD, with Traleg Khandro

September 21, 2014
9:00 amto4:00 pm

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Karma Triyana Dharmachakra

Bodhi Kids uses the arts, storytelling and environmental awareness activities to convey the Buddha’s teachings. Traleg Khandro is the featured teacher on this day of learning about meditation and other activities suitable for Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike. Read More »

The Union of Shamatha and Vipassana, with Lama Dudjom Dorjee

September 26, 2014toSeptember 28, 2014

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Karma Triyana Dharmachakra

Shamatha is calm-abiding meditation, while vipassana is analytical meditation in a step-by-step approach. Combining the two helps us to avoid obstacles to meditation such as hopes, fears, and low self-esteem. In this retreat, we try to gain some experience of the union of luminosity and emptiness. Read More »

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness: October weekend retreat at The Interdependence Project

October 24, 2014toOctober 26, 2014

New York City

The Satipatthana Sutta, the Discourse on the Foundations of Mindfulness, is a foundational teaching from the Buddha from which all modern practices of mindfulness are derived. The instructions given in this teaching on the practice of mindfulness meditation are presented systematically in a clear and comprehensible way that requires no special knowledge or prior experience. Read More »

Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: The Foundations of Mindfulness-Based Modalities and Research (MBMR)

January 24, 2015toJanuary 31, 2015

Insight Meditation Society

With Christina Feldman, John Peacock, and Chris Cullen

This retreat is specifically designed for professionals involved in mindfulness-based modalities. Educators, clinicians, and researchers engaged in teaching or training in mindfulness-based approaches are welcome to attend. Read More »