About NYI

We Teach What the Buddha Taught


“I come to NYI to have genuine, meaningful conversations about practice and its implications in daily life.  I love the sense of community, and the feeling that we are figuring this out together.”

“I come to NYI because it is a safe place to feel unsafe, and to dive into the gamut of my feelings–of vulnerability, fear, joy, happiness, and more–as they arise, confident in and comfortable with the knowledge that those around me are journeying beside me.”

“The Dharma has done nothing short of saving my life. Before learning and practicing meditation, each day was a struggle, filled with discord with others, hatred and aversion. I was never present. Dukkha [suffering] lived in me. After practice, I went through changes I didn’t expect: patience, calm, non-reactivity. I learned to live in the moment, even those painful moments that we all dislike. Understanding impermanence allowed me to live life much more fully. It brought me to life, and NYI supports this new life. I am grateful to and for NYI.”

“Meditating in a group has been a very powerful experience for me. And having teachers and peers who are interested in the same Buddhist and contemplative teachings is so valuable.”

“NYI has given me a sense of community and friends to meditate with and practice becoming a more Buddha-like non-suffering person. I’ve learned to be more mindful in my everyday life and send loving-kindness to all beings rather than be full of self. I’m continuing to learn and I appreciate all the wonderful teachers here.”

“NYI has offered me a safe-haven to lean about the art of generosity, both giving and receiving. My practice at NYI has helped me to form a warm community with teachers, fellow meditators, and has transformed my relationships because I have this wisdom and humility I can now share with everyone I know. I feel empowered by mindfulness and the peace it brings to my everyday life. Ultimately, my unconditional love for myself and others is growing, and I could not ask for a more generous gift.”