• Pali Canon Reading: Shining the Light of Wisdom (Ch 9 Con't), 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: NINE Pali discourse (nikayas) - Shining the Light of Wisdom Since we are using both hard copies and PDF [masked]), the pages are slightly different. 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

  • Book Club: The Diamond Sutra That Cuts Through Illusion, Thich Nhat Hanh (4of6)

    Rubin Museum of Art - K2 Lounge / Cafe Serai

    Dear Dharma Drink Friends, 4rd Session our of 5/6th. So excited to read The Diamond Sutra! It is one of the most important sutras in the Mahayana scripture and practice. Did you know that the OLDEST printed book is the Diamond Sutra? It is dated at 868AD, May 11th. Per British Library: "the earliest complete survival of a dated printed book Book Title / Translator: The Diamond Sutra / Thich Nhat Hanh We will be reading the book translation and commentary done by Thich Nhat Hanh. What more do we need so say! But in case you don't know who he is, please see the wiki link below. This book club is meant for us to read the sutra 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. This book has less than 120 pages. We will now cover We’ll start with a bigger reading up front followed by smaller reading per session after as we dig deeper. We like to finish this sutra in 4 - 5 sessions, estimating less than 2 months. Everyone MUST pre-read before participating. READING: Read through Chapter 24 (slightly diff paper back vs pdf) - Part Four Chapter 24 The Most Virtuous Act HOMEWORK: Come with 2 questions or comments & 1 favorite quote. Many links below for acquiring and info on the book plus wiki on TNH or Thay. _/|\_ Eddie - - - Where to get the book - - - 1) Free PDF: https://terebess.hu/zen/mesterek/Thich%20Nhat%20Hanh%20-%20The%20Diamond%20That%20Cuts%20Through%20I.pdf 2) Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1935209442/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1 3) B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-diamond-that-cuts-through-illusion-thich-nhat-hanh/1122985915?ean=9781935209447 - - - - Description of book - - - https://plumvillage.org/books/the-diamond-that-cuts-through-illusion/ - - - In case you don't know who Thich Nhan Haht https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Th%C3%ADch_Nh%E1%BA%A5t_H%E1%BA%A1nh

  • White Tara Lecture @ Pratt Institute on the Art, Iconography & Buddhism!

    Dear Dharma Drink Friends, It’s the start of Memorial Day long weekend. Normally we don’t meet up on this day but we have a special lecture on White Tara at Pratt Institute. Per Pratt Description: “Join a lecture led by Carmen Mensink, reknowned expert on Tibetan art and iconography for a lecture on White Tara, The Female Buddha of Longevity in the context of Tibetan art and Buddhism. This event in offered in conjuction with Pratt Institute's Contemplative Studies Program, Arts & Culture courses.” Description / info - https://www.pratt.edu/academics/continuing-education-and-professional/contemplative-studies/ RSVP - welcome to RSVP here so we know who you are but you must RSVP on EVENTBRITE with the organizers so they can better manage the event. Tickets - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/discovering-white-tara-the-female-buddha-of-longevity-tickets-55364035320 PRICE: Free — Other related workshops — FYI if you are interested to dig in more about the White Tara, they have other related paid workshops: - Draw the face of the Buddha, May 23rd 6:30-9:30pm - Create a Tibetan Amulet, May 24th 1-5pm - White Tara, the female Buddha of Longevity, May 25th-26th 11am-6pm https://www.pratt.edu/academics/continuing-education-and-professional/contemplative-studies/art-culture-courses-and-workshops/ For more information about these workshops and the fee, please call ( 212)[masked]

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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