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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)

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

1 Day Zen Retreat with Ven Chang Zhai @ Chan Meditation Center (Intermediate)

Dear Dharma Drink Friends, There is a 1-day Meditation Retreat with Venerable Chang Zhai at Chan Meditation Center in Queens. Many members of Dharma Drink have taken Ven Chang Zhai''s meditation class and retreats and enjoyed the experience. Here is another opportunity. Please read the message in its entirely. DESCRIPTION: "An opportunity for serious practitioners to sustain practice and receive guidance from meditation teachers. This retreat is open to people who have taken Beginners’ Meditation Class or already have an established meditation practice." GUIDELINES: Noble silence (no talking), no cell phone use, and no leaving the retreat center grounds. EXPERIENCE: It is recommended that participants have prior experience in meditation (e.g. having taken a class or meditate at home)." TICKETS: MUST REGISTER WITH SPONSORS! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_rAmnR5lBE87pPr8aBetvU2zduHbrQkdPH-jjPaOOTO_-fQ/viewform FEE: Donation based - recommend that you donate ($25+) please! DIRECTIONS: http://www.chancenter.org/en/about/contact-us Look forward to meditating with everyone, _/|\_ Eddie - - ABOUT THE TEACHER: Venerable Chang Zhai Venerable Chang-Zhai entered the Dharma Drum Sangha University (DDSU) in 2008, mainly studying under the Chan Practice program. In 2010, Venerable received full ordination. In 2012, after completing a 4-year monastic education at DDSUniversity in Taiwan, she returned to the U.S. and has served as a member of the Chan Meditation Center in New York until now. Venerable speaks Mandarin and English.

Dharma Drink Meditate @ Zen Studies Society (**Meet for TEA first @ DavidsTea**)

Dear Dharma Drink Friends, Please join us March 28th, Thursday 6:00-9pm to visit the Zen Studies Society for an evening of meditation. This is a beginner’s practice, there will be instructions, so if you are new, come experience their meditation practice. TEA FIRST - We’ll get some tea first at DavidsTea, they have all kinds including non-caffeinated teas. Then we’ll head to Zen Studies Society for meditation together. Schedule: - 6:00pm MEET @ DavidsTea: 1124 Third Ave (65/66th St) - 6:40pm GOTO Zen Studies: 223 E 67th Street - 9:00pm Finish Fee: $10 (Suggested Donation) Note: Wear something comfortable so you can SIT! LATE: If you cannot join us for TEA, then go directly to the Zen Studies Society, however if you are too late then try to go some other time so you don’t disturb the meditation. _/|\_ Eddie - - - About the event from Zen Studies Society Per Zen Studies Society: “New to Zen Buddhism or interested in learning? New York Zendo Shobo-ji offers city dwellers the opportunity to experience traditional Zen practice in the midst of their daily lives, a true oasis of deep stillness in the heart of Manhattan. Every Thursday evening The Zen Studies Society offers an Introduction to Zazen. The evening covers the basics of zazen (Zen meditation): posture, breathing, and concentration. Beginners will also learn the form used at New York Zendo: bowing, chanting, and walking meditation...” ---- About Zen Studies Society The Zen Studies Society was established in 1956 to assist the Buddhist scholar D.T. Suzuki in his efforts to introduce Zen to the West. Influenced by the teachings of Soen Nakagawa Roshi and Nyogen Senzaki, ZSS is one of the oldest organizations dedicated to the practice of Rinzai Zen in the United States. New York Zendo Shobo-ji opened its doors on September 15, 1968. It was one of the first Rinzai Zen practice centers to be established in the West. An oasis of deep stillness in the heart of Manhattan, New York Zendo offers city dwellers the opportunity to experience traditional Zen practice in the midst of their daily lives, and provides ample opportunities for the Sangha to practice, work, and celebrate together. https://zenstudies.org/about/history/

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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