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Community Blog

27June 2019

The POC Sangha Changed My Life

June 27th, 2019|Blog, Community News|

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 [...]

31May 2019

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

May 31st, 2019|Blog, Community News|

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 [...]

22April 2019

Finding My Spiritual Home

April 22nd, 2019|Blog, Community News|

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 [...]

20August 2018

The Buddha & Bill W

August 20th, 2018|Blog|

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.

4April 2017

MBSR—Going Deep in 8 weeks!

April 4th, 2017|MBSR|

More and more these days there are ways of learning about mindfulness and the meditation practices that support it. There are apps, YouTube videos, online classes and a multitude of mindfulness classes and drop-in centers offered to the public. What makes a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) class different?