Featured Upcoming Events

Feb
19
Sun
2017
1:00 pm Sutta Study with Bhante Suddhaso
Sutta Study with Bhante Suddhaso
Feb 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sutta Study with Bhante Suddhaso
Come join in on the first in a potential series of sutta study sessions led by Buddhist monk Bhante Suddhāso, beginning with one of the most important discourses in the Pāli canon: the Sabbāsava Sutta (MN 2), in which the Buddha clearly describes seven different ways to overcome our self-destructive tendencies and establish ourselves in[...]
4:30 pm You Are Not Your Pain
You Are Not Your Pain
Feb 19 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
(*) Registration for this event is closed after January 15, 2017. If you’re interested in taking this course in the future please e-mail us. This 8-Week class is geared toward those who deal with persistent pain, illness or other conditions affecting one’s physical health. The curriculum was originally developed by Vidyamala Burch, founder of Breathworks[...]
6:00 pm Dedicated Practice Sangha
Dedicated Practice Sangha
Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Are You Dedicated? If you are passionate about the Dharma, then the Sunday DP Sit is a perfect opportunity to deepen your practice. Sit, Walk, and Share with a friendly, peer-led group of practitioners with a variety of Vipassana, retreat and Dharma study experience. DEDICATED: adj: committed-devoted-sincere-enthusiastic Led by NYI Peer-Leaders. No instructions given. All[...]
6:00 pm Generation Meditation: Young Adults
Generation Meditation: Young Adults
Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This community meets on Sunday evenings to meditate, discuss Buddhist teachings, and provide mutual support in applying these practices to the specific challenges of early adulthood. The gathering is participatory and casual. Possible discussion topics include career, relationships, money, and dealing with difficulties. “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” –Jack[...]
Feb
20
Mon
2017
12:30 pm Living Urban Dharma: Monday Dayt...
Living Urban Dharma: Monday Dayt...
Feb 20 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Each meeting includes sitting and walking meditation, a Dharma talk, and a group discussion. Dharma talks evolve out of the needs of the participants. Fee by donation: Suggested starting donation is $15 but whatever you offer is greatly appreciated and no one is ever turned away for lack of funds. For this event all donations[...]
2:00 pm Community Drop-In Hours
Community Drop-In Hours
Feb 20 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The center is open for community use Monday–Friday, 2–6pm. Read, relax, chat quietly with friends — enjoy beautiful peace in the city. The small room is available for meditation, the large room is available for reading and quiet conversation.
7:00 pm Dharma²
Dharma²
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Dharma² @ New York | New York | United States
DHARMA² taps into the enormous power, wisdom and compassion that co-arises when to 2 or more people gather with the intention to be mindful. Every Monday we meditate in dialogue and reflect on Buddha’s teachings to gain insight into how relational suffering is created and how we can release this suffering. All are welcome! These[...]
7:00 pm People of Color Sangha
People of Color Sangha
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
People of Color Sangha @ New York | New York | United States
This sitting group provides instruction in insight meditation and fosters mutual support and understanding among the growing community of people of color who find nourishment and inspiration in the practice. No previous meditation experience is required. Fee by donation: Suggested starting donation is $15 but whatever you offer is greatly appreciated and no one is[...]
Feb
21
Tue
2017
1:00 pm Aging As A Spiritual Practice
Aging As A Spiritual Practice
Feb 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Aging As A Spiritual Practice @ New York | New York | United States
This sitting group meets every Tuesday afternoon and is a continuation of the course where we focused on aging as a spiritual practice and source of great wisdom. Open to all levels of practice and all interested persons, there is no age barrier! Pre-registration is not required. Each meeting includes sitting and walking meditation, a[...]
2:00 pm Community Drop-In Hours
Community Drop-In Hours
Feb 21 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The center is open for community use Monday–Friday, 2–6pm. Read, relax, chat quietly with friends — enjoy beautiful peace in the city. The small room is available for meditation, the large room is available for reading and quiet conversation.
6:30 pm Interpersonal Mindfulness
Interpersonal Mindfulness
Feb 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
(*) Registration for this course is closed after January 31, 2017. If you’re interested in taking this course in the future please e-mail us. This class is based upon the practice of Insight Dialogue and was developed over a period of 10 years. It is the result of a collaboration between the Center for Mindfulness[...]
7:00 pm Integrated Orientation for Begin...
Integrated Orientation for Begin...
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
As part of the Tuesday evening sit, beginners have the opportunity for beginning meditation instruction, questions, and discussion from 7—8pm. Attendees can then join the teacher-led sit for a Dharma talk and discussion until 9pm. No registration required. Fee by donation: Suggested starting donation is $20 but whatever you offer is greatly appreciated and no[...]
7:00 pm Tuesday Night Teacher-Led Sit
Tuesday Night Teacher-Led Sit
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tuesday Night Teacher-Led Sit
These teacher-led sittings provide an opportunity for the Sangha to meet with NYI teachers for meditation, a Dharma talk and dialogue to address practice issues. Fee by donation: Suggested starting donation is $15 but whatever you offer is greatly appreciated and no one is ever turned away for lack of funds. For this event all[...]
Feb
22
Wed
2017
10:00 am Dharma in Action
Dharma in Action
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
(*) Registration is now closed for this course. Everyday life is uncertain enough but in these times of societal and environmental instability the challenges seem far greater. At times we may feel hopeless and we might find ourselves always saying, “what can I do”.  The Buddha’s 8-Fold path offers a clear path to navigate life[...]
1:00 pm Mindful Working Wednesdays
Mindful Working Wednesdays
Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Mindful Working in Community Working remotely is currently trending as more and more folks are working on their own. Some may find working from their homes to be a challenge in discipline. Some may simply crave a new setting, but working in noisy co-working spaces, cafes, or other non-traditional work environments may not always be[...]
2:00 pm Community Drop-In Hours
Community Drop-In Hours
Feb 22 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The center is open for community use Monday–Friday, 2–6pm. Read, relax, chat quietly with friends — enjoy beautiful peace in the city. The small room is available for meditation, the large room is available for reading and quiet conversation.
7:00 pm Eco Sangha with Colin Beavan
Eco Sangha with Colin Beavan
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Eco Sangha with Colin Beavan @ New York | New York | United States
NYI Eco Sangha is delighted to welcome our special guest, Colin Beavan, the author of How to Be Alive: A Guide to the Kind of Happiness that Helps the World and No Impact Man. Drawing upon his experience as a writer, speaker, consultant, and activist, he will share his work on waking people up, on[...]
Feb
23
Thu
2017
2:00 pm Community Drop-In Hours
Community Drop-In Hours
Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The center is open for community use Monday–Friday, 2–6pm. Read, relax, chat quietly with friends — enjoy beautiful peace in the city. The small room is available for meditation, the large room is available for reading and quiet conversation.
6:30 pm Mindfulness-Based Stress Reducti...
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reducti...
Feb 23 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
(*) Registration for this event is closed after January 12, 2017. If you’re interested in taking this course in the future please e-mail us. About the Course This course is modeled after the renowned program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn (author of Wherever You Go, There You Are and Full Catastrophe Living) in 1979. Fascinated by[...]
7:00 pm Thursday Peer-Led Sitting
Thursday Peer-Led Sitting
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Peer-led sittings include a guided meditation, a brief Dharma reading and time for peer discussion. Led by NYI Peer-Leaders Fee by donation: Suggested starting donation is $10 but whatever you offer is greatly appreciated and no one is ever turned away for lack of funds. For this event all donations go to support NYI.
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