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Mindful Working Wednesdays 1:00 pm
Mindful Working Wednesdays
Mar 1 @ 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[...]
Community Drop-In Hours 2:00 pm
Community Drop-In Hours
Mar 1 @ 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.
Eco Sangha 7:00 pm
Eco Sangha
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
NYI Eco Sangha is creating its own spirit and form, and welcomes all dharma fellows who have keen interest in combining their Dharma practice and studies with the environment. We intend to create a community that engages in spiritual activism as a response to the social and environmental challenges that we currently face. Group meetings include sitting[...]
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Community Drop-In Hours 2:00 pm
Community Drop-In Hours
Mar 2 @ 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.
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Community Drop-In Hours 2:00 pm
Community Drop-In Hours
Mar 3 @ 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.
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Dedicated Practice Sangha 6:00 pm
Dedicated Practice Sangha
Mar 5 @ 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[...]
Insight Dialogue 6:00 pm
Insight Dialogue
Mar 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Insight Dialogue is an interpersonal meditation practice bringing the mindfulness and tranquility of silent meditation directly into our experience with other people. To learn more about the practice please visit http://www.metta.org. The evening begins with silent meditation practice, followed by gentle mindful movement, and then shifting into dyad practice where interpersonal mindfulness is explored with[...]
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Community Drop-In Hours 2:00 pm
Community Drop-In Hours
Mar 6 @ 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.
Addiction & Recovery: The Buddha & Bill W. 7:00 pm
Addiction & Recovery: The Buddha & Bill W.
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Addiction & Recovery: The Buddha & Bill W. @ New York | New York | United States
2500 years ago the Buddha said craving and attachment is the cause of suffering. In the 1930’s Bill Wilson started the first Twelve-Step program that worked with a deep form of craving and suffering: addictions. In these monthly meetings, we explore the ways that Buddhism and the Steps support and complement each other and can[...]
Dharma² 7:00 pm
Dharma²
Mar 6 @ 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[...]
People of Color Sangha 7:00 pm
People of Color Sangha
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
People of Color Sangha
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[...]
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Aging As A Spiritual Practice 1:00 pm
Aging As A Spiritual Practice
Mar 7 @ 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[...]
Community Drop-In Hours 2:00 pm
Community Drop-In Hours
Mar 7 @ 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.
Tuesday Night Teacher-Led Sit 7:00 pm
Tuesday Night Teacher-Led Sit
Mar 7 @ 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[...]
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Mindful Working Wednesdays 1:00 pm
Mindful Working Wednesdays
Mar 8 @ 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[...]
Community Drop-In Hours 2:00 pm
Community Drop-In Hours
Mar 8 @ 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.
Eco Sangha 7:00 pm
Eco Sangha
Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
NYI Eco Sangha is creating its own spirit and form, and welcomes all dharma fellows who have keen interest in combining their Dharma practice and studies with the environment. We intend to create a community that engages in spiritual activism as a response to the social and environmental challenges that we currently face. Group meetings include sitting[...]
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Community Drop-In Hours 2:00 pm
Community Drop-In Hours
Mar 9 @ 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.
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Community Drop-In Hours 2:00 pm
Community Drop-In Hours
Mar 10 @ 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.
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Aging and the Dharma: Wisdom in the Practice 10:00 am
Aging and the Dharma: Wisdom in the Practice
Mar 11 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Aging and the Dharma: Wisdom in the Practice @ New York | New York | United States
In this safe and supportive space, we will explore our reality of the aging process, our cultural conditioning and views of how life should look. When unacknowledged, the gap between expectations and reality can be fertile ground for dukkha to arise. Together we will examine our thoughts, feelings and actions in response to life as[...]
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S.O.S.—Sitting On Sunday 10:00 am
S.O.S.—Sitting On Sunday
Mar 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
S.O.S.—Sitting On Sunday
These regularly scheduled mornings begin with a guided meditation, sometimes followed by standing or walking meditation. There is a Dharma talk and often a question and answer period where attendees can inquire about practice. Fee by donation: Suggested starting donation is $15 but whatever you offer is greatly appreciated and no one is ever turned[...]
Dedicated Practice Sangha 6:00 pm
Dedicated Practice Sangha
Mar 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dedicated Practice Sangha @ New York | New York | United States
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[...]
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Community Drop-In Hours 2:00 pm
Community Drop-In Hours
Mar 13 @ 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.
Dharma² 7:00 pm
Dharma²
Mar 13 @ 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[...]
Insight OUT Refuge: LGBTQI Sangha 7:00 pm
Insight OUT Refuge: LGBTQI Sangha
Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Come join us for meditation and discussion to meet and socialize with other LGBTQI practitioners at NYI. Our community is open to students of all Buddhist traditions, as well as those who are in the beginning stages of exploring their meditation practice and have an interest in the Dharma. All those who identify as LGBTQI[...]
People of Color Sangha 7:00 pm
People of Color Sangha
Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
People of Color Sangha
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[...]
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Mindful Working Wednesdays 1:00 pm
Mindful Working Wednesdays
Mar 15 @ 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[...]
Community Drop-In Hours 2:00 pm
Community Drop-In Hours
Mar 15 @ 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.
Eco Sangha 7:00 pm
Eco Sangha
Mar 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
NYI Eco Sangha is creating its own spirit and form, and welcomes all dharma fellows who have keen interest in combining their Dharma practice and studies with the environment. We intend to create a community that engages in spiritual activism as a response to the social and environmental challenges that we currently face. Group meetings include sitting[...]
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Community Drop-In Hours 2:00 pm
Community Drop-In Hours
Mar 16 @ 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.
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Community Drop-In Hours 2:00 pm
Community Drop-In Hours
Mar 17 @ 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.
Dharma & Sangha: Potluck Nights 6:30 pm
Dharma & Sangha: Potluck Nights
Mar 17 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The March Potluck will be co-hosted by the NYI EcoSattva Sangha. This week we will come together and contemplate our impact on the Earth, which we rely heavily on, but tend not to look deeply at our daily actions and how they add up. After a 40 minute sit, we will have time to enjoy[...]
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Dedicated Practice Sangha 6:00 pm
Dedicated Practice Sangha
Mar 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dedicated Practice Sangha @ New York | New York | United States
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[...]
Generation Meditation: Young Adults 6:00 pm
Generation Meditation: Young Adults
Mar 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Generation Meditation: Young Adults @ New York | New York | United States
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[...]
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Living Urban Dharma: Monday Daytime Sit 12:30 pm
Living Urban Dharma: Monday Daytime Sit
Mar 20 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Living Urban Dharma: Monday Daytime Sit @ New York | New York | United States
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[...]
Community Drop-In Hours 2:00 pm
Community Drop-In Hours
Mar 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.
Dharma² 7:00 pm
Dharma²
Mar 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[...]
People of Color Sangha 7:00 pm
People of Color Sangha
Mar 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
People of Color Sangha
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[...]
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Aging As A Spiritual Practice 1:00 pm
Aging As A Spiritual Practice
Mar 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[...]
Community Drop-In Hours 2:00 pm
Community Drop-In Hours
Mar 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.
Integrated Orientation for Beginners 7:00 pm
Integrated Orientation for Beginners
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
As part of the Tuesday evening sit, beginners have the opportunity for beginning meditation instruction, questions, and discussion from 7:00—8:00pm in the small room on the 10th Fl. Attendees can then join the teacher-led sit for a Dharma talk and discussion until 9:00pm in the larger room. No registration required. Fee by donation: Suggested starting[...]
Tuesday Night Teacher-Led Sit 7:00 pm
Tuesday Night Teacher-Led Sit
Mar 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[...]
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Mindful Working Wednesdays 1:00 pm
Mindful Working Wednesdays
Mar 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[...]
Community Drop-In Hours 2:00 pm
Community Drop-In Hours
Mar 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.
Eco Sangha 7:00 pm
Eco Sangha
Mar 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
NYI Eco Sangha is creating its own spirit and form, and welcomes all dharma fellows who have keen interest in combining their Dharma practice and studies with the environment. We intend to create a community that engages in spiritual activism as a response to the social and environmental challenges that we currently face. Group meetings include sitting[...]
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Community Drop-In Hours 2:00 pm
Community Drop-In Hours
Mar 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.
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Community Drop-In Hours 2:00 pm
Community Drop-In Hours
Mar 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.
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Dedicated Practice Sangha 6:00 pm
Dedicated Practice Sangha
Mar 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dedicated Practice Sangha @ New York | New York | United States
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[...]
Generation Meditation: Young Adults 6:00 pm
Generation Meditation: Young Adults
Mar 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Generation Meditation: Young Adults @ New York | New York | United States
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[...]
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Living Urban Dharma: Monday Daytime Sit 12:30 pm
Living Urban Dharma: Monday Daytime Sit
Mar 27 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Living Urban Dharma: Monday Daytime Sit @ New York | New York | United States
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[...]
Community Drop-In Hours 2:00 pm
Community Drop-In Hours
Mar 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.
Dharma² 7:00 pm
Dharma²
Mar 27 @ 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[...]
People of Color Sangha 7:00 pm
People of Color Sangha
Mar 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
People of Color Sangha
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[...]
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Aging As A Spiritual Practice 1:00 pm
Aging As A Spiritual Practice
Mar 28 @ 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[...]
Community Drop-In Hours 2:00 pm
Community Drop-In Hours
Mar 28 @ 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.
Integrated Orientation for Beginners 7:00 pm
Integrated Orientation for Beginners
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
As part of the Tuesday evening sit, beginners have the opportunity for beginning meditation instruction, questions, and discussion from 7:00—8:00pm in the small room on the 10th Fl. Attendees can then join the teacher-led sit for a Dharma talk and discussion until 9:00pm in the larger room. No registration required. Fee by donation: Suggested starting[...]
Tuesday Night Teacher-Led Sit 7:00 pm
Tuesday Night Teacher-Led Sit
Mar 28 @ 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[...]
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Mindful Working Wednesdays 1:00 pm
Mindful Working Wednesdays
Mar 29 @ 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[...]
Community Drop-In Hours 2:00 pm
Community Drop-In Hours
Mar 29 @ 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.
Eco Sangha 7:00 pm
Eco Sangha
Mar 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
NYI Eco Sangha is creating its own spirit and form, and welcomes all dharma fellows who have keen interest in combining their Dharma practice and studies with the environment. We intend to create a community that engages in spiritual activism as a response to the social and environmental challenges that we currently face. Group meetings include sitting[...]
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Community Drop-In Hours 2:00 pm
Community Drop-In Hours
Mar 30 @ 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.
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Community Drop-In Hours 2:00 pm
Community Drop-In Hours
Mar 31 @ 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.