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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

Beginning Again

2018-01-16T08:58:06-04:00

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.

Beginning Again2018-01-16T08:58:06-04:00

Awakening Together in Wisdom

2018-01-16T09:01:35-04:00

The Buddha called the faculty of wisdom, the fifth and final Spiritual Faculty, the crowning virtue among all the requisites of enlightenment, as it illuminates the meaning of karma (the weaving of causes and effects in our interdependent world) and the characteristics of phenomena—naggingly incomplete, impermanent and without self. Wisdom also includes establishing intentions of good will and harmlessness in all actions of body, speech and mind.

Awakening Together in Wisdom2018-01-16T09:01:35-04:00

The Circle of Generosity

2017-01-08T23:00:08-04:00

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.

The Circle of Generosity2017-01-08T23:00:08-04:00

What is New York Insight?

2017-01-08T23:02:37-04:00

There was a question at our recent Town Hall meeting that we didn’t have time to answer but I thought it would be worth addressing now. The question was: Is New York Insight a Buddhist Center, a Meditation Center or a Mindfulness Center? To which my answer would be “yes”.

What is New York Insight?2017-01-08T23:02:37-04:00