Featured Upcoming Events

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.
Feb
24
Fri
2017
9:30 am Mindfulness-Based Stress Reducti...
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reducti...
Feb 24 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
(*) Registration for this event is closed after February 3, 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[...]
2:00 pm Community Drop-In Hours
Community Drop-In Hours
Feb 24 @ 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.
Feb
25
Sat
2017
10:00 am Free to Be Human With Martin Ayl...
Free to Be Human With Martin Ayl...
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Free to Be Human With Martin Aylward
Teachings of liberation can seem to point to a kind of superhuman perfection, one reinforced by classical images and stories of Buddha and other semi-mythical historical saints. This can make our own freedom of being seem unattainable or at least far distant, yet Dharma teachings and practices emphasize immediate experience as the ground of liberation.[...]
10:00 am Live Stream of Free to Be Human ...
Live Stream of Free to Be Human ...
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Live Stream of Free to Be Human With Martin Aylward
Watch Martin Aylward’s class Free to Be Human live from your computer on February 25 & 26. The live stream is only available for both dates. It is not available for individual date purchase. Please note that technical support will be available via e-mail and chat 30 minutes prior to the event. Here’s how it[...]
Feb
26
Sun
2017
10:00 am Free to Be Human With Martin Ayl...
Free to Be Human With Martin Ayl...
Feb 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Free to Be Human With Martin Aylward
Teachings of liberation can seem to point to a kind of superhuman perfection, one reinforced by classical images and stories of Buddha and other semi-mythical historical saints. This can make our own freedom of being seem unattainable or at least far distant, yet Dharma teachings and practices emphasize immediate experience as the ground of liberation.[...]
10:00 am Live Stream of Free to Be Human ...
Live Stream of Free to Be Human ...
Feb 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Live Stream of Free to Be Human With Martin Aylward
Watch Martin Aylward’s class Free to Be Human live from your computer on February 25 & 26. The live stream is only available for both dates. It is not available for individual date purchase. Please note that technical support will be available via e-mail and chat 30 minutes prior to the event. Here’s how it[...]
4:30 pm You Are Not Your Pain
You Are Not Your Pain
Feb 26 @ 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 26 @ 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 26 @ 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
27
Mon
2017
10:00 am Walking the Walk and Talking the...
Walking the Walk and Talking the...
Feb 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
(*) Registration for this event is closed after January 30, 2017. If you’re interested in taking this course in the future please e-mail us. In the third Ennobling Truth, the Buddha makes the remarkable statement that it is possible to experience the cessation of Dukkha. In the Fourth Ennobling Truth, the Buddha describes the Noble[...]
12:30 pm Living Urban Dharma: Monday Dayt...
Living Urban Dharma: Monday Dayt...
Feb 27 @ 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 27 @ 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.
5:15 pm Meditation & Contemplation
Meditation & Contemplation
Feb 27 @ 5:15 pm – 6:30 pm
Meditation & Contemplation @ New York | New York | United States
We are all the heroes and anti-heroes of our own stories. We weave narratives based on our reactions to the conditions we find ourselves in, and the roles we create can become our fate. Yet it is possible to relate to our experience in a new way. “Virya,” the ancient Sanskrit word for the heroic,[...]
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