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Difficult People: Practicing Kindness in Challenging Relationships

  • Savasana Station 212 Avenue B New York, NY, 10009 United States (map)
 Photo on Instagram pettitj16 (Yogini Jennifer Pettit)

Photo on Instagram pettitj16 (Yogini Jennifer Pettit)

Saturdays: Oct. 22, 29 Nov. 5, 12Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm 

This four-week course, taught by IDP’s Executive Director, Kimberly Brown, will help you begin to develop your capacity for forgiveness and compassion for yourself and others.

We understandably feel negative feelings and aversion towards those who have harmed us. But holding on to these feelings can cause us hurt and shame, and keep us bound to painful people and situations. We can free ourselves from this suffering by learning to develop balance and compassion for our own experience, and to recognize that each person we encounter is also struggling and searching for happiness.

With this unique offering, we’ll practice lovingkindness/metta meditation to challenge our preconceptions about what it means to forgive, understand true bravery and strength, and learn to use gentleness and kindness to uncover our true nature of lovingness and receptivity.  Each class will include guided meditation instruction, mindful exercises, discussion, and Q&A.

No prior meditation experience is required. Chairs will be provided.

Work study opportunity: position filled

Your financial investment: $100 // $80 members, seniors, students



Bio:  Kimberly Brown is a meditation teacher and the executive director of The Interdependence Project.  She leads mindfulness and compassion classes, workshops, and retreats for groups and individuals in NYC.  

Kim studies American and Tibetan Buddhism and practices lovingkindness meditation.  Her teaching methods integrate depth psychology, compassion training, and traditional Buddhist techniques as a means to help everyone reconnect to their inherent clarity and openness. Find out more about Kim at .


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