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  • Book Club: Pali Canon (Patience, Impermanence, Temptations, 4NT & Dep-Orig'n)

    Please read chapters 21, 23, 25, and 28 for discussion. If you feel excited to read more, please read chapter 29. For preparation of the discussion read/skim through the introduction as Bhikkhu Bodhi helps us understand the background and basics. Also skim through chapter 1; however we will not be discussing this. - - - ORIG MESSAGE BELOW - - - Dear Dharma Drink Friends, Our next book club will be on The Middle-Length Discourses of the Buddha, Majjhima Nikāya. Per Bodhi Monastery: "The Majjhima Nikaya, or 'Middle-length Discourses' of the Buddha, is the second of the five nikayas, or collections, in the Sutta Pitaka of the Pali Tipitaka. This nikaya consists of 152 discourses by the Buddha and his chief disciples, which together constitute a comprehensive body of teaching concerning all aspects of the Buddha Dharma." Per Bhikkhu Bodhi: “If the Majjhima Nikāya were to be characterized by a single phrase to distinguish it from among the other books of the Pali Canon, this might be done by describing it as the collection that combines the richest variety of contextual settings with the deepest and most comprehensive assortment of teachings.” The translation we plan to use is by Bhikkhu Nanamoli and Bhikkhu Bodhi. This is a BIG book, so we plan to do the following: - We will cover only select nikayas, chapters, not the whole book. - Please hold the date for our first book discussion. - Every meet will cover select nakyas, (each stands on its own) - Will try to meet regularly, either weekly or every two to three weeks. Since each chapter or nakaya is independent on its own, you can join at any session provided you have read the material for the discussion. The book is available in many different formats, from free downloads to ($) hard copies, please see the links below. NOTE: that we are here to read, exchange and help each other. We’re not here to expound. If you need deeper learnings, please go visit a Buddhist teaching center. _/|\_ Eddie - - - Where to get this book (Price as of write up of event) - - - Free PDF: http://promienie.net/blog/philosophy-spirituality/buddhism/dharma-collection/item/172-middle-length-discourses-of-the-buddha Free PFD: http://lirs.ru/lib/sutra/The_Middle_Length_Discourses(Majjhima_Nikaya),Nanamoli,Bodhi,1995.pdf Hardcopy ($75) or Ebook ($30) by Wisdomexperience.org - https://wisdomexperience.org/product/middle-length-discourses-buddha/ Kindle ($38) or Hard Copy ($50), you can find it on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/086171072X?ie=UTF8&tag=bodhimonas-20&link_code=wql&camp=212361&creative=380601

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

    THIS WILL BE A VIRTUAL HANGOUT LINK WILL BE SENT OUT PARTICIPANTS - - - - original text below - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 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! Look for the “Dharma Drink” sign or ask the staff, we are generally at the same spot next to the stairs but sometime we are at other locations due to special museum activities. 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: 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 - - - - - - picture - - - - - Avalokiteshvara, Ming Dynasty[masked], from National Palace Museum at Taipei, Taiwan

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  • Book Club: The Dhammapada (Ch 15 - Ch 20) - A Buddhist Classic

    Join us for a book discussion on The Dhammapada, a Buddhist Classic. Please read from Chapters 15 - 20. We will cover chapters 15 thru 18. These chapters are short so if you missed any previous meetings, you can quickly read the Intro and chapters covered. PLEASE REREAD THE INTRO - the translator explains many things that set's the stage for the translation. NOTE: IF YOU HAVE NOT PURCHASED THE BOOK - we have links to two other versions in PDF by other translators. You can read that instead. Hope you see you at our next discussion! A link to join the online book discussion will be sent to those who RSVP'd. _/|\_ Eddie - - - ORIGINAL TEXT BELOW - - - Dear Dharma Drink Friends, We’re about to embark on another Buddhist book (Buddhist Sutra / Pali Canon) adventure. We’ve read many fascinating and eye opening texts from the Surangama & Diamond sutras to Pali Canon Anthologies (by Bhikkhu Bodhi). Let's read the Dhammapada! Dhammapada as described by Bhikkhu Bodhi: "From ancient times to the present, the Dhammapada has been regarded as the most succinct expression of the Buddha;s teaching found in the Pali Canon and the chief spiritual testament of early Buddhism...." Wiki:"...is a collection of sayings of the Buddha in verse form and one of the most widely read and best known Buddhist scriptures..." This Dhammapada version we selected is translated by Gil Fronsdal. While there are many translations, Pete Sarfaty who will be leading this book discussion found this translation to be good for our group. Translator Gil Fronsdal's comment: "In this translation, I have tried to put aside my own interpretations and preferences, insofar as possible, in favor of accuracy. In attempting a literal translation, I am trying to understand early Buddhism in its own terms so I can better evaluate our modern versions of Buddhism. After nearly thirty years of practice, I remain inspired by the teachings of the Buddha, and I hope to understand better what the Buddha taught by going back to the original text and rendering it into modern English." https://www.lionsroar.com/in-translation-the-inexhaustable-dhammapada/ Please try to read the same version but if you have another translated version, you are also welcome to join, if you have done the reading. However, when we reference texts, translations or pages, we will be focused on Gil Fronsdal. READING: Ch-11 to 15 COVERING: Ch-11 to 15 If we don't finish, we will start right where we left off next time. NOTE that we are here to read, exchange and help each other. We’re not here to expound. If you need deeper learning, please go visit a Buddhist teaching center. _/|\_ Pete & Eddie - - - Links to Book - - - https://www.shambhala.com/dhammapada-15046.html https://www.amazon.com/Dhammapada-Translation-Buddhist-Classic-Annotations/dp/1590303806/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Dhammapada+Translated+by+Gil+Fronsdal&qid=1578945162&sr=8-1 - - - Link to two other versions of the Dhammapada - - - http://www.buddhanet.net/pdf_file/scrndhamma.pdf https://www.bdkamerica.org/system/files/pdf/dBET_Alpha_T0211_ScripturalTextVersesofDoctrine_1999.pdf?file=1&type=node&id=465

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  • Book Club: The Middle-Length Discourses of Buddha (Middle Path & Thoughts)

    NOTE - each book discussion is independent of others, so you can join any meeting without having attended previous ones. Please read chapters 14, 18, 19, and 20 for discussion. Topics covered include meditation, Four Noble Truths, and Dependent Origination For preparation of the discussion read/skim through the introduction as Bhikkhu Bodhi helps us understand the background and basics. Also skim through chapter 1; however we will not be discussing this. - - - ORIG MESSAGE BELOW - - - Dear Dharma Drink Friends, Our next book club will be on The Middle-Length Discourses of the Buddha, Majjhima Nikāya. Per Bodhi Monastery: "The Majjhima Nikaya, or 'Middle-length Discourses' of the Buddha, is the second of the five nikayas, or collections, in the Sutta Pitaka of the Pali Tipitaka. This nikaya consists of 152 discourses by the Buddha and his chief disciples, which together constitute a comprehensive body of teaching concerning all aspects of the Buddha Dharma." Per Bhikkhu Bodhi: “If the Majjhima Nikāya were to be characterized by a single phrase to distinguish it from among the other books of the Pali Canon, this might be done by describing it as the collection that combines the richest variety of contextual settings with the deepest and most comprehensive assortment of teachings.” The translation we plan to use is by Bhikkhu Nanamoli and Bhikkhu Bodhi. This is a BIG book, so we plan to do the following: - We will cover only select nikayas, chapters, not the whole book. - Please hold the date for our first book discussion. - Every meet will cover select nakyas, (each stands on its own) - Will try to meet regularly, either weekly or every two to three weeks. Since each chapter or nakaya is independent on its own, you can join at any session provided you have read the material for the discussion. The book is available in many different formats, from free downloads to ($) hard copies, please see the links below. NOTE: that we are here to read, exchange and help each other. We’re not here to expound. If you need deeper learnings, please go visit a Buddhist teaching center. _/|\_ Eddie - - - Where to get this book (Price as of write up of event) - - - Free PDF: http://promienie.net/blog/philosophy-spirituality/buddhism/dharma-collection/item/172-middle-length-discourses-of-the-buddha Free PFD: http://lirs.ru/lib/sutra/The_Middle_Length_Discourses(Majjhima_Nikaya),Nanamoli,Bodhi,1995.pdf Hardcopy ($75) or Ebook ($30) by Wisdomexperience.org - https://wisdomexperience.org/product/middle-length-discourses-buddha/ Kindle ($38) or Hard Copy ($50), you can find it on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/086171072X?ie=UTF8&tag=bodhimonas-20&link_code=wql&camp=212361&creative=380601

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

    THIS WILL BE A VIRTUAL HANGOUT LINK WILL BE SENT OUT PARTICIPANTS - - - - original text below - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 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! Look for the “Dharma Drink” sign or ask the staff, we are generally at the same spot next to the stairs but sometime we are at other locations due to special museum activities. 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: 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 - - - - - - picture - - - - - Avalokiteshvara, Ming Dynasty[masked], from National Palace Museum at Taipei, Taiwan

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  • Dharma Drink Coffee (Friday 10:00AM)

    Online event

    Dear Dharma Drink Friends, Join us early this Friday for a virtual coffee at home. THIS WILL BE A VIRTUAL HANGOUT. We will be joint event with Vegan Coffee. LINK WILL BE SENT OUT PARTICIPANTS So much is going on, let's take a break and connect with fellow compassionate friends. Please read below with simple instructions so that we can all have a great time. _/|\_ Eddie - - - PLEASE READ - - - - Our meetups are welcoming; we want everyone to welcome each other. This means to give each other space, to keep your contributions short so as to give each other time, and to be hospitable. Each of us will be expressing and sharing how we feel or view the world, we all need to try and refrain from imposing our views on to others or to offer unsolicited advice. If the speaker requests for advice, we may try to do break out rooms for the advice seeker and giver to communicate in the break out room. Let’s have a great conversation and SHARE. No competition here! Let’s keep the conversations upbeat, respectful, relaxed, and FUN.

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  • Book Club: The Middle-Length Discourses of Buddha (Ch2/8/9/10: 4 NobleTruths++)

    Please read chapters 2, 8, 9, and 10 for discussion. Topics covered include meditation, Four Noble Truths, and Dependent Origination For preparation of the discussion read/skim through the introduction as Bhikkhu Bodhi helps us understand the background and basics. Also skim through chapter 1; however we will not be discussing this. - - - ORIG MESSAGE BELOW - - - Dear Dharma Drink Friends, Our next book club will be on The Middle-Length Discourses of the Buddha, Majjhima Nikāya. Per Bodhi Monastery: "The Majjhima Nikaya, or 'Middle-length Discourses' of the Buddha, is the second of the five nikayas, or collections, in the Sutta Pitaka of the Pali Tipitaka. This nikaya consists of 152 discourses by the Buddha and his chief disciples, which together constitute a comprehensive body of teaching concerning all aspects of the Buddha Dharma." Per Bhikkhu Bodhi: “If the Majjhima Nikāya were to be characterized by a single phrase to distinguish it from among the other books of the Pali Canon, this might be done by describing it as the collection that combines the richest variety of contextual settings with the deepest and most comprehensive assortment of teachings.” The translation we plan to use is by Bhikkhu Nanamoli and Bhikkhu Bodhi. This is a BIG book, so we plan to do the following: - We will cover only select nikayas, chapters, not the whole book. - Please hold the date for our first book discussion. - Every meet will cover select nakyas, (each stands on its own) - Will try to meet regularly, either weekly or every two to three weeks. Since each chapter or nakaya is independent on its own, you can join at any session provided you have read the material for the discussion. The book is available in many different formats, from free downloads to ($) hard copies, please see the links below. NOTE: that we are here to read, exchange and help each other. We’re not here to expound. If you need deeper learnings, please go visit a Buddhist teaching center. _/|\_ Eddie - - - Where to get this book (Price as of write up of event) - - - Free PDF: http://promienie.net/blog/philosophy-spirituality/buddhism/dharma-collection/item/172-middle-length-discourses-of-the-buddha Free PFD: http://lirs.ru/lib/sutra/The_Middle_Length_Discourses(Majjhima_Nikaya),Nanamoli,Bodhi,1995.pdf Hardcopy ($75) or Ebook ($30) by Wisdomexperience.org - https://wisdomexperience.org/product/middle-length-discourses-buddha/ Kindle ($38) or Hard Copy ($50), you can find it on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/086171072X?ie=UTF8&tag=bodhimonas-20&link_code=wql&camp=212361&creative=380601

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

    THIS WILL BE A VIRTUAL HANGOUT LINK WILL BE SENT OUT PARTICIPANTS - - - - original text below - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 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! Look for the “Dharma Drink” sign or ask the staff, we are generally at the same spot next to the stairs but sometime we are at other locations due to special museum activities. 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: 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 - - - - - - picture - - - - - Avalokiteshvara, Ming Dynasty[masked], from National Palace Museum at Taipei, Taiwan

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  • Book Club: The Dhammapada (Ch 11 - Ch 15) - A Buddhist Classic

    Join us for a book discussion on The Dhammapada, a Buddhist Classic. Please read from Chapters 11 - 15. We will cover chapters 11 thru 15. These chapters are short so if you missed any previous meetings, you can quickly read the Intro and chapters covered. PLEASE REREAD THE INTRO - the translator explains many things that set's the stage for the translation. NOTE: IF YOU HAVE NOT PURCHASED THE BOOK - we have links to two other versions in PDF by other translators. You can read that instead. Hope you see you at our next discussion! A link to join the online book discussion will be sent to those who RSVP'd. _/|\_ Eddie - - - ORIGINAL TEXT BELOW - - - Dear Dharma Drink Friends, We’re about to embark on another Buddhist book (Buddhist Sutra / Pali Canon) adventure. We’ve read many fascinating and eye opening texts from the Surangama & Diamond sutras to Pali Canon Anthologies (by Bhikkhu Bodhi). Let's read the Dhammapada! Dhammapada as described by Bhikkhu Bodhi: "From ancient times to the present, the Dhammapada has been regarded as the most succinct expression of the Buddha;s teaching found in the Pali Canon and the chief spiritual testament of early Buddhism...." Wiki:"...is a collection of sayings of the Buddha in verse form and one of the most widely read and best known Buddhist scriptures..." This Dhammapada version we selected is translated by Gil Fronsdal. While there are many translations, Pete Sarfaty who will be leading this book discussion found this translation to be good for our group. Translator Gil Fronsdal's comment: "In this translation, I have tried to put aside my own interpretations and preferences, insofar as possible, in favor of accuracy. In attempting a literal translation, I am trying to understand early Buddhism in its own terms so I can better evaluate our modern versions of Buddhism. After nearly thirty years of practice, I remain inspired by the teachings of the Buddha, and I hope to understand better what the Buddha taught by going back to the original text and rendering it into modern English." https://www.lionsroar.com/in-translation-the-inexhaustable-dhammapada/ Please try to read the same version but if you have another translated version, you are also welcome to join, if you have done the reading. However, when we reference texts, translations or pages, we will be focused on Gil Fronsdal. READING: Ch-11 to 15 COVERING: Ch-11 to 15 If we don't finish, we will start right where we left off next time. NOTE that we are here to read, exchange and help each other. We’re not here to expound. If you need deeper learning, please go visit a Buddhist teaching center. _/|\_ Pete & Eddie - - - Links to Book - - - https://www.shambhala.com/dhammapada-15046.html https://www.amazon.com/Dhammapada-Translation-Buddhist-Classic-Annotations/dp/1590303806/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Dhammapada+Translated+by+Gil+Fronsdal&qid=1578945162&sr=8-1 - - - Link to two other versions of the Dhammapada - - - http://www.buddhanet.net/pdf_file/scrndhamma.pdf https://www.bdkamerica.org/system/files/pdf/dBET_Alpha_T0211_ScripturalTextVersesofDoctrine_1999.pdf?file=1&type=node&id=465

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  • Dharma Drink Coffee (Sunday 9:30AM)

    Online event

    Dear Dharma Drink Friends, Join us early this Sunday for a virtual coffee at home. THIS WILL BE A VIRTUAL HANGOUT. We will be joint event with Vegan Coffee. LINK WILL BE SENT OUT PARTICIPANTS So much is going on, let's take a break and connect with fellow compassionate friends. Please read below with simple instructions so that we can all have a great time. _/|\_ Eddie - - - PLEASE READ - - - - Our meetups are welcoming; we want everyone to welcome each other. This means to give each other space, to keep your contributions short so as to give each other time, and to be hospitable. Each of us will be expressing and sharing how we feel or view the world, we all need to try and refrain from imposing our views on to others or to offer unsolicited advice. If the speaker requests for advice, we may try to do break out rooms for the advice seeker and giver to communicate in the break out room. Let’s have a great conversation and SHARE. No competition here! Let’s keep the conversations upbeat, respectful, relaxed, and FUN.

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