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SPECIAL NOTICE: In response to concerns regarding the coronavirus, COVID-19, and the health and safety of our members, we had canceled all in-person meetups for the since March and will continue through May. At this time we are not planning any meet-in-person in June at this time as well.

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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

Upcoming events (5)

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

Dharma Documentary Chat: The Dhamma Brothers

Online event

Dear Dharma Drink Friends, Sept 25th Friday night we will chat about the documentary Dhamma Brothers. This had been on my list of to-watch-doc for Dharma Drink friends for some time now. It's a compelling documentary on the transformative powers of meditation. dhammabrothers.com: "The Dhamma Brothers tells a dramatic story of human potential and transformation as it closely follows and documents the stories of a group of prisoners as they enter into this arduous program. It will challenge assumptions about the very nature of prisons as places of punishment rather than rehabilitation. Despite the difficulty in obtaining permission to film inside a prison, the Alabama Department of Corrections allowed a film crew to document, not only the Vipassana program, but many other scenes and settings revealing the daily lives of prisoners and staff." HOW: If you like to join us, you MUST first watch the documentary film yourself and then join us for discussion on line. We're here to have fun and chat so let's all have a good time. REVIEWS: NYT Critic's Pick - https://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/11/movies/11dham.html https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/dhamma_brothers https://www.spiritualityandpractice.com/films/reviews/view/18052 WHERE TO WATCH?https://www.cultureunplugged.com/documentary/watch-online/play/7974/The-Dhamma-Brothers http://www.dhammabrothers.com/WatchNow/index.htm FORMAT: We will be doing this the same time as our usual Dharma Drink Friday night. We will start all together in one group and then we'll split the group up between those (1) who like to meet like minded and hang out and (2) those planning to join a fun discussion on the documentary. Looking forward! Eddie - - - - Relevant Links - - - - http://www.dhammabrothers.com/WatchNow/index.htm

Book Club: Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, Shunryu Suzuki [Bowing to Repetition]

Dear Dharma Drink Friends, "The practice Zen Mind is beginners mind. The innocence of the first inquiry--what am I?--is needed throughout Zen practice. The mind of the beginner is empty, free of the habits of the expert, ready to accept, to doubt, and open to all the possibilities. It is the kind of mind to see things as they are, which step by step and in a flash, can realize the nature of everything." Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind. We’re about to embark on another Buddhist book 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: "ZEN MIND, BEGINNER'S MIND" by Shunryu Suzuki! READ: - Bowing, - Nothing Special - Single-minded Way - Repetition DISCUSSION: Likely to only cover from Mind Waves through the Marrow of Zen Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind is considered one of the most beloved of all American Zen books. Per Shambhala.com: "In the thirty years since its original publication, Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind has become one of the great modern Zen classics, much beloved, much re-read, and much recommended as the best first book to read on Zen. Suzuki Roshi presents the basics—from the details of posture and breathing in zazen to the perception of nonduality—in a way that is not only remarkably clear, but that also resonates with the joy of insight from the first to the last page. It's a book to come back to time and time again as an inspiration to practice." There are many different version but I believe they are all the same. Just make sure the table of contents are as follows: Preface by Huston Smith; Into by Richard Baker; Prologue: Beginner's Mind; Part 1 Right Practice; Posture; Breathing;, Control; Mind Waves... See the various links below A link to join the online book discussion will be sent to those who RSVP'd. _/|\_ Pete & Eddie - - - Links to Book - - - https://www.shambhala.com/zen-mind-beginner-s-mind-1796.html https://www.amazon.com/Zen-Mind-Beginners-Informal-Meditation-ebook/dp/B00I8USOM0 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/402843.Zen_Mind_Beginner_s_Mind

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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