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Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 from 7:00pm-9:00pm
Please join us for a special evening to launch the publishing of Still, in the City: Creating Peace of Mind in the Midst of Urban Chaos, a collection of stories and essays about the fierce practice of Urban Buddhism, edited by NYIMC teacher Angela Dews.
with Martin AylwardSaturday and Sunday, September 15th-16th, 2018 from 10am-5pm
Join Martin Aylward for a weekend retreat exploring the friction and inherent freeness at the heart of all experience. Find out more
with Jon Aaron, Elaine Retholtz, and Sandra WeinbergWednesday, September 19th, 2018 | 10am-6:30pm All are welcome to join us in this celebration and exploration of the Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement. There will be meditations focused on the idea of right action, the difference between guilt and remorse, the laws of karma, forgiveness, and lovingkindness. Find out more
Tuesday evening, October 9th, 2018 from 7:00pm-9:00pm
Join acclaimed playwright Lynn Nottage and renowned meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg for a special evening exploring creativity as a healing and disrupting force, the power of the contemplative space and the responsibility of engagement.
with Lama Rod OwensMonday, October 29th, 2018
Join visiting teacher Lama Rod Owens for a discussion on power and ethical misconduct in spiritual communities and how to work with these issues in daily life. Find out more
with Joseph GoldsteinSaturday, November 3rd, 2018 from 7:00pm - 9:00pm at Middle Collegiate Church
Join us for this special evening as we learn practical tools for deepening awareness of ourselves and others, and explore methods for cultivating greater insight, equanimity and kindness in the face of change and challenge. Find out more
with film director Mickey Lemle and Tricycle editor James ShaheenFriday, November 9th, 2018 | 6:00pm-8:30pm
Join Tricycle and New York Insight for a special screening of Mickey Lemle’s new award-winning documentary, The Last Dalai Lama?, in which the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, takes a look at his legacy as he enters the ninth decade of his life. Find out more
with Mark Epstein, MDTuesday, December 4th, 2018 from 7:00pm-9:00pm
Join Buddhist psychiatrist and author Mark Epstein for a discussion about the relationship of Buddhism and psychotherapy. Find out more
Friday, December 7th, 2018 from 6:00pm-8:30pm
Every 20 years, locals tear down Ise Jingu, one of the most important Shinto shrine complexes in Mie Prefecture, Japan, only to rebuild it entirely from scratch. Explore this 1,300-year-old ritual in Tricycle’s and New York Insight’s screening of In Between Mountains and Oceans (Umi Yama Aida) directed by acclaimed Japanese photographer Masaaki Miyazawa.
Saturday, December 15th, 2018 from 1:30pm - 6:30pm
Join us for an afternoon of amazing music, homemade refreshments and irresistible raffle prizes—from $5 up. We’re celebrating NYI’s 15 years at our beautiful Chelsea home and all the people who have made it a sangha, a refuge of peace and sanity in the city.
with Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.Monday, March 18th, 2019 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm
at Middle Collegiate Church
Come join Daniel Siegel in this exploration of well-being in our lives! We’ll dive deeply into the nature of presence, and how learning a reflective practice can build the mental skills of focused attention, open awareness, and kind intention that cultivate important aspects of social, psychological, and physiological flourishing. Find out more
with Sharon Salzberg and Elizabeth Mattis NamgyelFriday, April 26th, 2019 from 7:00pm - 9:00pm Saturday, April 27th, 2019 from 10:00am - 5:00pm
In this weekend program, we will explore a different sense of faith. We will discuss how it can connect us to a deeper place of strength within us and to a bigger picture of life. This type of faith increases confidence, openness, and our ability to recognize something outside of our immediate circumstances as describing who we are. Find out more
Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Please join NYI president Tom Carling, teacher Sebene Selassie, and Extinction Rebellion leader Bill Beckler, for an evening of meditation, presentations, and discussion as we explore your ideas and consider how NYI can best support our individual and collective practices in the midst of this new reality.
with Lin Gordon and Stephen RoylanceSaturday, June 15th, 2019 from 8:15am-10:30am
Join nature meditation teacher, Lin Gordon, and science teacher, Stephen Roylance, in taking an early morning walk through Central Park, where we will listen to the sounds within and without. Find out more
with Venerable PannavatiFriday, August 9th, 2019 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, August 10th, 2019 | 10:00am - 5:00pm
Join visiting teacher Ven Pannavati for a daylong program of renewal to move beyond mindfulness, contemplating key passages in the Buddhist suttas that awaken us to the necessity of cultivating joy and compassion. Find out more
with Bhikkhu Bodhi and GuestsFriday, September 6th, 2019 from 7pm - 9pm
Saturday, September 7th, 2019 from 10am - 5pm
Join us for this important event as we explore the causes and conditions that have brought us to the climate crisis, the dukkha of extinction and human suffering, and the solutions that we can bring to bear in this critical time of our world. Find out more
with Jon Aaron, Elaine Retholtz and Sandra WeinbergWednesday, October 9th, 2019 from 10:00am - 7:00pm
Yom Kippur is the Jewish Day of Atonement, a day when, as a community, Jews are asked to reflect on their actions of the past year and to ask for atonement for any actions that were unskillful. In support of this day, NYI hosts a day of silence and reflection. Find out more