Dearest Sangha, During this season of gratitude, I invite you to reflect with me on what we’ve experienced and accomplished together since last fall, and to open your hearts as we embrace our future. Since January when I became NYI’s Executive Director, I have sat with you as we listened, learned and practiced [...]
Planting the Seeds: Growing or Cutting the Roots of Thoughts and Feelings by Jill Satterfield Just like a garden bed, seeds can be planted in our mind to either flourish or be prevented from taking root. This all depends on the how receptive and fertile the garden bed (of the mind) is at [...]
"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 [...]
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?
“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 [...]
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 [...]