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A great way to get Dharma connected in New York!

We meet at the Rubin every Friday, except for summers. During the summer months, we meet at the Rubin the last Friday of each month, but special events will be announced like "Dharma Drink at the Beach or the Park" plus special group visits to see amazing teachers as they come to NYC over the summer! Should be awesome!!!

SUMMER NOTICE: We're meeting the First Friday of June, July and August at the Rubin, for other Fridays we'll post special events.

For people interested in Buddhism or meditation or just leading a kinder life who are up for meeting like minded people.

Dharma Drink is now Self Service!

The table is always reserved in the same spot - just show up and see what happens - just like if you were hanging out meeting other Buddhists and travelers randomly in Kathamandu, India, Japan, Korea... And don't take the RSVP too seriously - people are coming now who don't RSVP. The word is getting out....

Everyone is invited! Dharma Drink is all about building community amongst the Buddhist and like minded crowd in New York City. Greg, the founder, was inspired to start Dharma Drink by hanging out with all of the great students of all of the different lamas in Kathmandu - Kagyu, Nyingma, Sakya, Gelug - totally Rimey (also Zen, Thai, Theravadan, yoga travelers, and the curious - just about everyone!). Everyone became great friends and learned from each other. We're there every Friday night - see you there.

Motivation: To make the Rubin Museum Lounge on Friday night the Buddhist and like-minded hang-out spot in New York. If you like Buddhas or to meditate - then you'll love the Rubin!

Who: ALL ARE INVITED. Feel free to spread the word. The more, the merrier.

Time: 6:30-?pm
Date: Every Friday - like clockwork
Place: Rubin Museum Lounge, 17th Street and 7th Avenue
How to find us: Look for a table with the small sign "Dharma Drink" + Lounge staff will know where we are.

http://www.dharmadrink.com

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Dharma Drink: the hang-out for Buddhists (& like minded) + Buddha Relics Exhibit

NOTE: Special Buddha's Relic's exhibit! --------- A great way to get Dharma connected in New York! For people interested in Buddhism or meditation or just leading a kinder life who are up for meeting like minded people. Dharma Drink is now Self Service! The table is always reserved in the same spot - just show up and see what happens - just like if you were hanging out meeting other Buddhists randomly in Kathamandu or India. And don't take the RSVP too seriously - people are coming now who don't RSVP. The word is getting out.... Everyone is invited! Dharma Drink is all about building community amongst the Buddhist and like minded crowd in New York City. Greg the founder of Dharma Drink: "I was inspired to start Dharma Drink by hanging out with all of the great students of all of the different lamas in Kathmandu - Kagyu, Nyingma, Sakya, Gelugpa - totally Rimey (also Zen, Thai, Theravadan, yoga travelers, and the curious - just about everyone!). We all became great friends and learned from each other." We're there every Friday night - see you there. Motivation: To make the Rubin Museum Lounge on Friday night the Buddhist and like minded hang-out spot in New York. Who: ALL ARE INVITED. Feel free to spread the word. The more, the merrier. Time: 6:30-?pm Date: Friday Place: Rubin Museum Lounge, 17th Street and 7th Avenue How to find us: Look for a table with the small sign "Dharma Drink" + Lounge staff will know where we are. http://www.dharmadrink.com

Opera @ Lincoln Center: Voyage to the East - Buddhist Mission to Japan (50%-Off)

Dear Dharma Drink Friends! Join us for an OPERA performance at David Koch Theatre of Lincoln Center. It's based on historical facts and artistically represent the stories of China-Japan cultural exchange through the ages. Lincoln Center: "In 742 AD (...Tang Dynasty), at Japanese monks’ invitation, eminent monk Jianzhen took sea-voyage eastward to Japan for six times successively, through innumerable trials and hardships, he finally reached Japan in 754 AD. Among his companions, there were people having knowledge of art, medicine, and skillful craftsmen. He brought a large number of books and cultural objects to Japan, and painstakingly propagated the cultural achievements of the Tang Dynasty. Up to this day, the altar lamps in Daming Temple in Yangzhou, China and Toshodai Temple in Japan reflect with each other with warmth and peace light in distance." TICKETS PRICES: $40 to $160 (4th ring to orchestra purchased directly from websites listed below. 50% DISCOUNT: $20 to $80. I can purchase tickets directly from the Buddhist sponsoring organization and get 50% off. Note the I cannot select seats as I will be getting the tickets in groups. If you like to take advantage of the 50% discount, you will need to tell me the seating section and pay me in advance. _/|\_ Eddie ps - additional show 2pm on June 23rd - - - Links Info / Websites / Tickets - - - https://davidhkochtheater.com/tickets/reserve.aspx?performanceNumber=6613 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/voyage-to-the-east-tickets-62278998160 https://www.lincolncenter.org/show/jiangsu-performing-arts-voyage-to-the-east -- Sponsor Buddhist organization The sponsor of this event is Buddhist Light International Association or Fo Guang Shan of Taiwan. https://www.fgs.org.tw/en/worldwide/America/

Pali Canon Reading: The Planes of Realization (Ch 10), In Buddha's Words

Rubin Museum of Art - K2 Lounge / Cafe Serai

Dear Dharma Drink Friends, Let's read the Pali Canon together. While many regard the Pali Canon as Theravada Buddhist text, it is fundamental for everyone learning about Buddhism, Theravada, Mahayana, or Vajrayana. Bhikkhu Bodhi, the renown Buddhist monastic and prolific translator, presented select readings to provide key teachings. This book club is meant for us to keep pace and help each other where we can. This is NOT a book club for us to expound. For deeper learning, you can seek out centers that are giving Dharma talks on this sutra. Book Title: In Buddha's Word's, An Anthology of Discourses from the Pali Canon. Edited and introduce by Bhikkhu Bodhi Chapter: TEN - The Planes of Realization - Pali discourse (nikayas) HOMEWORK: Come with two questions and one favorite quote your readings. Note, EACH SESSION IS INDEPENDENT OF OTHER: In this anthology, there are 10 Pali discourses as presented by Bhikkhu Bodhi. While we will cover each consecutively on a monthly basis, since each Pali discourse can stand alone, you are welcome to join in at any session without having attended any of the earlier book meetings. We only ask that you do read the material that is covered for the meetup. _/|\_ Peter and Eddie - - - About the book and author as described by wildmind.org - - - " Bhikkhu Bodhi stands as one of the foremost and most prolific modern translators of the Pali canon. ... "Bhikkhu Bodhi’s latest tour de force is this indispensible anthology — thematically arranged — of key teachings from each of the five sections, or nikayas, of the Pali discourses. The selected teachings are organized into ten themes such as The Human Condition, The Path to Liberation, and Shining the Light of Wisdom. This arrangement has the advantage of giving a more balanced view of the Buddha’s teaching than would be gained by randomly dipping into the Buddhist scriptures... "The Pali teachings are vast in scope .. This anthology does an excellent job of making the Pali teachings more accessible by eliding much of the repetition that is characteristic of the orally-transmitted Pali tradition, and this volume is therefore remarkably readable. Bodhi, himself a westerner, has also done an excellent job of selecting those parts of the Pali teachings that are likely to have an appeal for Westerners and for Buddhists living in modern societies anywhere in the world. .. "A highlight of the book is Bhikkhu Bodhi’s insightful introduction and chapter introductions. These passages supply useful contextual, historical, philological, and even spiritual background to the teachings, and would make an interesting and substantial book in their own right." - - - Where to get the book - - - Free PDF: https://www.sariputta.com/asset/pdf/tipitaka/817/Sutta_In_the_Buddhas_Words_-_An_Anthology_of_Discourses_from_the_Pali_Canon_pdf.pdf Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Buddhas-Words-Anthology-Discourses-Teachings/dp/0861714911/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= Amazon Audio: https://www.amazon.com/Buddhas-Words-Anthology-Discourses-Canon/dp/B01J4IT7AM/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= - - - Relevant Links - - - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhikkhu_Bodhi https://bodhimonastery.org/ven-bhikkhu-bodhi.html

Dharma Drink: the hang-out for Buddhists (& like minded)

Rubin Museum of Art Lounge

A great way to get Dharma connected in New York! For people interested in Buddhism or meditation or just leading a kinder life who are up for meeting like minded people. Dharma Drink is now Self Service! The table is always reserved in the same spot - just show up and see what happens - just like if you were hanging out meeting other Buddhists randomly in Kathamandu or India. And don't take the RSVP too seriously - people are coming now who don't RSVP. The word is getting out.... Everyone is invited! Dharma Drink is all about building community amongst the Buddhist and like minded crowd in New York City. Greg the founder of Dharma Drink: "I was inspired to start Dharma Drink by hanging out with all of the great students of all of the different lamas in Kathmandu - Kagyu, Nyingma, Sakya, Gelugpa - totally Rimey (also Zen, Thai, Theravadan, yoga travelers, and the curious - just about everyone!). We all became great friends and learned from each other." We're there every Friday night - see you there. Motivation: To make the Rubin Museum Lounge on Friday night the Buddhist and like minded hang-out spot in New York. Who: ALL ARE INVITED. Feel free to spread the word. The more, the merrier. Time: 7-?pm Date: Every Friday - like clockwork Place: Rubin Museum Lounge, 17th Street and 7th Avenue How to find us: Look for a table with the small sign "Dharma Drink" + Lounge staff will know where we are. http://www.dharmadrink.com

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