• POWER PLAY RUBIN MUSEUM ANNUAL BLOCK PARTY (not a meetup - fyi only)

    Join the Summer Festivities with Rubin Museum! ( NOT A MEETUP - FYI ONLY) Per Rubin: " Discover the power of community at the Rubin Museum’s annual Block Party. Join thousands of other New Yorkers at this outdoor event featuring art and activities for all ages inspired by the Rubin’s yearlong exploration of the power that dwells within us and flows between us. "Art-Making Activities: -Power Down: Create your own stress balls -Power On: Create a portable lamp with LED lights -Power Objects: Wrap and weave string around wood and stone in a project inspired by the Tibetan Namkha "Participatory Experiences: -Flower Power: Build a collaborative floral feast for the eyes -Power Couple: Ask someone at the table to trace your hands to form patterns on the long table -Power Nap: Recharge with a guided meditation -Power Poles: Get scientific with magnetic force and metallic sand -Power Trip: Explore constellations in the Himalayas -Net Walk: Artist Milcah Bassel explores movement with groups that must move in unison -Playgami: Origami artist Uttam Grandhi creates an AR experience with images inspired by the Rubin collection -Power Forward: Wind powered messages with artist Kyung-Jin Kim "Activities led by community organizations: -Grassroots Movement in Nepal -Siddhartha School -Tibetan Community of NY/NJ -YindaYin Coaching -Nepal Hip Hop Foundation -And many more "Performances: -Building Beats -Fogo Azul Brazilian Women’s Drumline -Power Painting Jam *ASL interpretation available for stage programming "Food: -Van Leeuwen Ice Cream -People’s Pops -Yanni’s Coffee -Cafe Serai -Sweetface Snoballs -The Commons Chelsea" Enjoy!

  • Dharma Drink Downtown Brooklyn - Kimoto Rooftop (Covered), Japanese Beer Garden!

    Dharma Drink Friends, Join us for our first summer Dharma Drink Friday night excursion in Downtown Brooklyn at Kimoto Rooftop Bar & Lounge, Brooklyn's first Japanese Beer Garden! Set atop Downtown Brooklyn's Sheraton and Aloft hotels on the 24th floor with expansive views. This will be a perfect location for us to chill and enjoy the evening. MTA: Take the A, C, F, N or R trains to Jay Street-MetroTech, or the 2 or 3 trains to Hoyt Street. We'll go eat around 9 pm... See y'all soon, Eddie

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  • Dharma Drink @ Z Rooftop Bar in LIC Queens (MTA E,M,7,G,F,N,Q,R) - amazing views

    Join us for our 2019 summer Friday in Long Island City Queens at Z-Roof Rooftop Bar in Z NYC Hotel. Are you in town this Friday afternoon? If so, why not hang out under the sky with fellow Dharma Drink friends this Friday afternoon. We are meeting at Z-Rooftop Bar in LIC. But another bar in Queens??? Well, check out the view! This is actually a pic I took during the rain... The Gothamist put this rooftop in their top 10! Ny.curbed.com lists this as their #5 best view rooftops! MTA: (E) (M) (7) & (G) to Court Square, (F) to 21st St-Queensbridge, (N) & (Q) to Queensboro Plaza, and (R) to Queens Plaza. The order of the trains are listed based on closest trains first. This will be another adventure for us outside of Manhattan! Hope to see everyone! Eddie

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  • the Noguchi museum @ LIC / Astoria

    The Noguchi Museum

    Dear Dharma Drink Friends, Are you around this July 5th? We're planning to check out the Noguchi museum this Friday at Queens' LIC/Astoria. FEE: Free first Friday's HOURS: Extended to 8pm Fridays (from May to Sep) MEET: Cafe Per website: "The Noguchi Museum was founded and designed by internationally-renowned American artist Isamu Noguchi (1904–1988), for the display of what he considered to be representative examples of his life’s work. Opened in 1985, the Museum complex was built around a 1920s industrial building, and features indoor-outdoor galleries and a serene outdoor sculpture garden, with two floors of interior exhibition space. Located in the vibrant neighborhood of Long Island City, Queens, the Museum is itself considered to be one of the artist’s greatest achievements. In building a museum, Noguchi was an early pioneer who led the metamorphosis of the Long Island City area into the arts district it is today, home to cultural institutions such as Socrates Sculpture Park, SculptureCenter, MoMA PS1, and Museum of the Moving Image, among others." https://www.noguchi.org/ Looking forward, Eddie - - - - - TRANSPORTATION - - - - - It will take a little effort to get here. Please see the various direction provided by the museum's website: https://www.noguchi.org/visitor-info/getting-here Subway & Bus Before planning your trip, please check mta.info for service alerts, schedules, and more information. F train to the Queensbridge-21st Street stop in Queens. At 21st Street and 41st Avenue, take the Q69 or Q100 bus Northbound to Broadway. Walk 4 blocks west on Broadway towards the Manhattan skyline and the East River. Turn left onto Vernon Boulevard and walk two blocks to 33rd Road. The Museum entrance is at[masked]rd Road, between Vernon Boulevard and 10th Street. 7 train to the Vernon-Jackson stop in Queens. Transfer to the Q103 bus at 50th Avenue and Vernon Boulevard to Vernon Boulevard and 33rd Road. The Museum entrance is at[masked]rd Road, between Vernon Boulevard and 10th Street. N / W train to the Broadway stop in Queens. Transfer to the Q104 bus to Vernon Boulevard & 33rd Road; or walk west along Broadway to Vernon Boulevard, turn left onto Vernon Boulevard, and walk two blocks to 33rd Road. The Museum entrance is at[masked]rd Road, between Vernon Boulevard and 10th Street. The Q103 and Q104 buses stop directly in front of the Museum on Vernon Boulevard between 33rd Road and Broadway. Always use caution when crossing Vernon Boulevard.

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  • Dharma Drink in Williamsburg @ Wythe Hotel Rooftop Lemon's

    Wythe Hotel Rooftop - Williamsburg

    Dear Dharma Drink Friends, Join our 2019 summer Friday get-together in Williamsburg at Wythe Hotel. Are you in town this Friday afternoon? Come to Williamsburg, the first stop into Brooklyn on the L train. Hang out with fellow Dharma Drink friends this Friday afternoon at Wythe Hotel Rooftop Bar. Oh and by the way, the view is ridiculous. MTA: (L) to Bedford and exit at North 7. (G) to Nassau. We'll go eat around 9 pm... See y'all soon, Eddie

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  • 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

  • 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/

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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

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  • Book Club: The Diamond Sutra That Cuts Through Illusion, Thich Nhat Hanh

    Rubin Museum of Art - K2 Lounge / Cafe Serai

    Dear Dharma Drink Friends, Last Session! 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. Everyone MUST pre-read before participating. READING: Read through the end! 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

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  • GO [Ancient Board Game] & MIND - (@ Chan Meditation Center in Queens)

    Chan Meditation Center (Temp)

    Dear Dharma Drink Friends, Want to play GO with a Zen Mind? DDYP (Dharma Drum Mountain Young People) kindly invited Dharma Drink friends to join them for this amazingly fun event! Per DDYP: "The board game Go was invented in ancient China more than 2,500 years ago and is believed to be the oldest board game continuously played today. We have the honor to invite Ms. Jie Tang (5 dan) and her student Mr. Ying-Hsien Ku (1 dan) to teach us how to play Go and share with us how Go is related to their practice, to Buddhism and to the universe. It is a simple game, but it is powerful and can positively impacts our practice, the ways we plan out our life, and how we cope with wins and losses. We welcome players of all levels and prior knowledge of Go is not required." Per DDYP: "Ms. Jie Tang (5 dan) is a US Open Go tournament champion and has 10 years of Go teaching experience in New York Chinese School. Mr. Ying-Hsien Ku (1 dan) studies Go with Ms. Tang for 6 years; he gained his 1 dan certificate in Taiwan and was a teaching assistant for Ms. Tang in New York Chinese School." We hope to see you there! RSVP: Welcome to do so here but, MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE to help organizers prepare! > https://www.eventbrite.com/e/go-and-mind-tickets-62713410499 Look forward to the event! _/|\_ Eddie ---------- ABOUT DDYP Dharma Drum for Young People (DDYP) is a volunteer organization serving college students and young professionals. We offer Meditation and Dharma instruction at retreats and workshop throughout the year; we provide opportunities for community service; and we develop new programs that meet our goals of cultivating the self, developing harmonious relationships in one's personal and professional lives, and of providing compassionate service to the larger community. For more information, or to participate in our activities, or to volunteer with DDYP, please email [masked] or visit http://www.ddyp.org. ABOUT Chan Meditation Center The Chan Meditation Center (CMC), located in Elmhurst (Queens), New York, was founded by the late Chan Master Sheng Yen in 1977 with the purpose of bringing Chinese Chan [Zen] Buddhism to the Western world. CMC is part of Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association. http://chancenter.org/cmc/ Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association (DDMBA), is a US based organization which aims to contribute to the well-being of humanity and the planet through its focus areas; youth leadership, interfaith dialogue, peace building, protecting the natural environment and disaster relief. http://ddmba.org/about-us/

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