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Video: Ego, Buddhism & Freud with Mark Epstein

2019-09-24T21:17:14-04:00

"You" might not be as real as you think you are. In this short video below, author and psychologist Mark Epstein explains what Buddhism has to say about living ego-free, and how Freud misunderstood it. Join Mark at New York Insight on Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 for an evening discussion examining the relationship [...]

Video: Ego, Buddhism & Freud with Mark Epstein2019-09-24T21:17:14-04:00

Kindness in Action is Dharma in Action

2019-08-27T11:57:49-04:00

By Bart van Melik. Strengthening one’s resiliency is another way of saying strengthening one’s heart so it has the reserves to still reach out even under the most trying conditions. Are we strong enough to connect? Are we strong enough to be vulnerable? Strong enough to release the judging mind? Will we put kindness into action?

Kindness in Action is Dharma in Action2019-08-27T11:57:49-04:00

Bhikkhu Bodhi’s Powerful Addresses to the United Nations on Climate Change

2019-07-26T21:58:26-04:00

“Now we have a clear idea of the collective dangers that we face today and we can see on the horizon a glimmer of hope for a better shared future. Now we must walk the path, the path that will take us towards the future that we are presently hoping for. We know the [...]

Bhikkhu Bodhi’s Powerful Addresses to the United Nations on Climate Change2019-07-26T21:58:26-04:00

The POC Sangha Changed My Life

2019-07-01T11:22:22-04:00

The POC Sangha Changed My Lifeby Julio RiveraBack in November of 2017, I was going through a dark period trying to figure out ways to deal with my overwhelming sense of stress and anxiety. I had been meditating for sometime, but I hit a ceiling and began searching for guidance. I hunted New York [...]

The POC Sangha Changed My Life2019-07-01T11:22:22-04:00

It’s June, are you Still, in the City?

2019-05-31T15:15:37-04:00

Since we launched our Spring Membership Drive on April 29th, we’ve already surpassed last year’s goal of adding 50 new, renewed or upgraded members. And, we’re on a roll to add another 50 in time for the beginning of summer. On June 3rd our team of volunteers will be reaching out to many [...]

It’s June, are you Still, in the City?2019-05-31T15:15:37-04:00

Finding My Spiritual Home

2019-04-28T21:29:06-04:00

Finding My Spiritual Home by Erin O’Connor, NYI Community Member In September 2013, I attended a retreat for women on the west coast. A big takeaway from that retreat was how much I really needed to find a spiritual home – to have people who are on the path and can offer me [...]

Finding My Spiritual Home2019-04-28T21:29:06-04:00

The Buddha & Bill W

2018-08-20T16:13:48-04:00

Explore the connection between the path to recovery that Bill W. discovered for people with addictions (The Twelve Steps) and the path to freedom that the man who was the Buddha discovered for all beings with a human heart.

The Buddha & Bill W2018-08-20T16:13:48-04:00

Dear Abhi-dhamma: Desire and Unhappiness

2017-01-08T17:31:02-04:00

When it comes to generosity it seems there’s always an internal battle going on in my mind. Why do I offer to do things? How much should I give? What are my real intentions? I can honestly say that I have never really been at peace with my relationship to gift. There are a great deal of entanglements here for me.

Dear Abhi-dhamma: Desire and Unhappiness2017-01-08T17:31:02-04:00

Dear Abhi-Dhamma: Does Meditation Enhance Creativity?

2017-01-08T17:33:22-04:00

When it comes to generosity it seems there’s always an internal battle going on in my mind. Why do I offer to do things? How much should I give? What are my real intentions? I can honestly say that I have never really been at peace with my relationship to gift. There are a great deal of entanglements here for me.

Dear Abhi-Dhamma: Does Meditation Enhance Creativity?2017-01-08T17:33:22-04:00