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Dharma Topic and Coffee
Dear Dharma Drinks members, Please join us for another small, intimate discussion investigating the Dharma over coffee, tea, and small bites. In the Satipatthana Sutta, the Buddha described his ancient form of meditation as thus: "Bhikkhus, this is the direct path for the purification of beings, the surmounting of sorrow and lamentation, for the disappearance of pain and grief, for the attainment of the true way, for the realization of Nibbana - namely, the four foundations of mindfulness." On July 10th, rescuers evacuated all 12 boys and their soccer coach from the Tham Luang cave in Thailand. Though the storied rescue was heroic in of itself, what the boys did for themselves while stuck in the cave was even more heroic. Ekapol Chanthawong, the soccer coach, spent 10 years of his life in a Buddhist monastery, and his instructions help keep him and the boys alive. Meditation became a source of salvation for this brave group in every aspect of the human condition: from psychological and existential distress of the mind to dropping their metabolic rate decreasing dependency on food and oxygen for the body to cultivating compassion for each other as a community. We invite you to come reflect on the power of meditation in the lives of those rescued from the cave and also to share how meditation has helped you through your times of distress and the darkness of your own personal "cave". Afterwards, we welcome you to attend our second Dharma Drink activity of the day, a free guided meditation session at central park sponsored by Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association: Please bring your own mug or tumbler to show compassion for the Earth that nourishes us and to practice mindfulness of how our actions lead to downstream consequences. Also, we want to support the venue for supporting us so BUY something and DO NOT BRING YOUR OWN FOOD OR DRINKS! This venue is offering their space and we want to be welcomed. We understand things come up, but given the nature of the small gathering, please do your best to honor your RSVP and arrive on time to the best of your abilities. Gratitudes, Allen

Ground Central Coffee -

155 E 52nd Street · New York, NY

What we're about

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.

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