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

    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

  • Book Club: Thich Nhat Hanh - The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching (Ch-13 - Ch 15)

    Dear Dharma Drink Friends,

    The 4-Noble Truths? 8-Fold Path? 6 Perfections? Thich Nhat Hanh teaches these and other core Buddhist concepts in the book, The Heart of Buddha's Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation.

    While we read many Mahayana sutras and Pali Canons, this time we like to read and learn the core Buddhist concepts from Thich Nhat Hanh, Thay. Thay is a world renowned Buddhist Zen Master and he skillfully teaches important ancient Buddhist concepts to everyday seekers like us.

    BOOK LINKS: see bottom or write up.

    READING:
    Ch 13 - Right Action
    Ch 14 - Right Diligence
    Ch 15 - Right Concentration
    - WILL ADJUST BASED ON HOW FAR WE COVERED PREVIOUSLY

    We will likely not be able to cover all the chapter readings, so if we don't finish, we will start right where we left off for the following meet.

    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.

    ALSO: *** MUST READ TO PARTICIPATE ***

    _/|\_

    Eddie

    - - - Links - - -
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B011G3HD6I/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

    https://plumvillage.org/books/the-heart-of-the-buddhas-teaching/

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  • Book Club: Lotus Sutra (Reeves) - [Sutra of the Lotus Flower Ch-14 to Ch-16]

    Dear Dharma Drink Friends,

    We’re about to revisit a Buddhist Sutra adventure. We’ve read many fascinating and eye opening texts from the Surangama & Diamond sutras to Pali Canon Anthologies & Middle Length Discourse (by Bhikkhu Bodhi).

    We will be rereading the Lotus Sutra, a very important Mahayana sutra. Per Wiki: "The Lotus Sūtra .. is one of the most popular and influential Mahayana sutras..."

    We will be using the version translated by Gene Reeves this time around. If you don't want to spend the money you can use the BDK translation, the translation we used for our previously Lotus Sutra discussion. See links below.

    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 the Gene Reeves's version.

    READING:
    ( - ) The Sutra of the Lotus Flower of the Wonderful Dharma
    Ch 14 - Safety and Easy Practices
    Ch 15 - Springing Up from the Earth
    Ch 16 - The Lifetime of the Tathagata

    Please make sure you've also read the Intro & Preface as well, Reeves sets up the reader ready for the translations. In future readings if there are a lot to cover and 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.

    ALSO: *** MUST READ TO PARTICIPATE ***

    _/|\_

    Eddie

    - - - Links - - -
    Gene Reeve's translation - https://www.amazon.com/Lotus-Sutra-Contemporary-Translation-Buddhist-ebook/dp/B00HT53JNO/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2H4ZT4F50ZP6W&dchild=1&keywords=gene+Reeves+lotus&qid=1621027810&sprefix=gene+ree%2Caps%2C147&sr=8-1

    BDK translation - http://www.bdk.or.jp/document/dgtl-dl/dBET_T0262_LotusSutra_2007.pdf

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

    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: Thich Nhat Hanh - The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching (Ch-13 - Ch 15)

    Dear Dharma Drink Friends,

    The 4-Noble Truths? 8-Fold Path? 6 Perfections? Thich Nhat Hanh teaches these and other core Buddhist concepts in the book, The Heart of Buddha's Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation.

    While we read many Mahayana sutras and Pali Canons, this time we like to read and learn the core Buddhist concepts from Thich Nhat Hanh, Thay. Thay is a world renowned Buddhist Zen Master and he skillfully teaches important ancient Buddhist concepts to everyday seekers like us.

    BOOK LINKS: see bottom or write up.

    READING:
    Ch 13 - Right Action
    Ch 14 - Right Diligence
    Ch 15 - Right Concentration
    - WILL ADJUST BASED ON HOW FAR WE COVERED PREVIOUSLY

    We will likely not be able to cover all the chapter readings, so if we don't finish, we will start right where we left off for the following meet.

    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.

    ALSO: *** MUST READ TO PARTICIPATE ***

    _/|\_

    Eddie

    - - - Links - - -
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B011G3HD6I/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

    https://plumvillage.org/books/the-heart-of-the-buddhas-teaching/

  • Book Club: Lotus Sutra (Reeves) - [Sutra of the Lotus Flower Ch-11 to Ch-13]

    Dear Dharma Drink Friends,

    We’re about to revisit a Buddhist Sutra adventure. We’ve read many fascinating and eye opening texts from the Surangama & Diamond sutras to Pali Canon Anthologies & Middle Length Discourse (by Bhikkhu Bodhi).

    We will be rereading the Lotus Sutra, a very important Mahayana sutra. Per Wiki: "The Lotus Sūtra .. is one of the most popular and influential Mahayana sutras..."

    We will be using the version translated by Gene Reeves this time around. If you don't want to spend the money you can use the BDK translation, the translation we used for our previously Lotus Sutra discussion. See links below.

    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 the Gene Reeves's version.

    READING:
    ( - ) The Sutra of the Lotus Flower of the Wonderful Dharma
    Chapter 11: The Sight of the Treasure Stupa
    Chapter 12: Devadatta
    Chapter 13: Encouragement to Uphold the Sutra

    Please make sure you've also read the Intro & Preface as well, Reeves sets up the reader ready for the translations. In future readings if there are a lot to cover and 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.

    ALSO: *** MUST READ TO PARTICIPATE ***

    _/|\_

    Eddie

    - - - Links - - -
    Gene Reeve's translation - https://www.amazon.com/Lotus-Sutra-Contemporary-Translation-Buddhist-ebook/dp/B00HT53JNO/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2H4ZT4F50ZP6W&dchild=1&keywords=gene+Reeves+lotus&qid=1621027810&sprefix=gene+ree%2Caps%2C147&sr=8-1

    BDK translation - http://www.bdk.or.jp/document/dgtl-dl/dBET_T0262_LotusSutra_2007.pdf

    1
  • Dharma Drink: the hang-out for Buddhists (& like minded) - Virtual

    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

  • Book Club: Thich Nhat Hanh - The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching (Ch-12 - Ch 14)

    Dear Dharma Drink Friends,

    The 4-Noble Truths? 8-Fold Path? 6 Perfections? Thich Nhat Hanh teaches these and other core Buddhist concepts in the book, The Heart of Buddha's Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation.

    While we read many Mahayana sutras and Pali Canons, this time we like to read and learn the core Buddhist concepts from Thich Nhat Hanh, Thay. Thay is a world renowned Buddhist Zen Master and he skillfully teaches important ancient Buddhist concepts to everyday seekers like us.

    BOOK LINKS: see bottom or write up.

    READING:
    Ch 12 - Right Speech
    Ch 13 - Right Action
    Ch 14 - Right Diligence
    - WILL ADJUST BASED ON HOW FAR WE COVERED PREVIOUSLY

    We will likely not be able to cover all the chapter readings, so if we don't finish, we will start right where we left off for the following meet.

    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.

    ALSO: *** MUST READ TO PARTICIPATE ***

    _/|\_

    Eddie

    - - - Links - - -
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B011G3HD6I/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

    https://plumvillage.org/books/the-heart-of-the-buddhas-teaching/

  • Book Club: Lotus Sutra (Reeves) - [Sutra of the Lotus Flower Ch-11 to Ch-13]

    Dear Dharma Drink Friends,

    We’re about to revisit a Buddhist Sutra adventure. We’ve read many fascinating and eye opening texts from the Surangama & Diamond sutras to Pali Canon Anthologies & Middle Length Discourse (by Bhikkhu Bodhi).

    We will be rereading the Lotus Sutra, a very important Mahayana sutra. Per Wiki: "The Lotus Sūtra .. is one of the most popular and influential Mahayana sutras..."

    We will be using the version translated by Gene Reeves this time around. If you don't want to spend the money you can use the BDK translation, the translation we used for our previously Lotus Sutra discussion. See links below.

    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 the Gene Reeves's version.

    READING:
    ( - ) The Sutra of the Lotus Flower of the Wonderful Dharma
    Chapter 11: The Sight of the Treasure Stupa
    Chapter 12: Devadatta
    Chapter 13: Encouragement to Uphold the Sutra

    Please make sure you've also read the Intro & Preface as well, Reeves sets up the reader ready for the translations. In future readings if there are a lot to cover and 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.

    ALSO: *** MUST READ TO PARTICIPATE ***

    _/|\_

    Eddie

    - - - Links - - -
    Gene Reeve's translation - https://www.amazon.com/Lotus-Sutra-Contemporary-Translation-Buddhist-ebook/dp/B00HT53JNO/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2H4ZT4F50ZP6W&dchild=1&keywords=gene+Reeves+lotus&qid=1621027810&sprefix=gene+ree%2Caps%2C147&sr=8-1

    BDK translation - http://www.bdk.or.jp/document/dgtl-dl/dBET_T0262_LotusSutra_2007.pdf