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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.

Thank you for understanding.

Please be careful, stay safe and healthy,

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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

Book Club: The Dhammapada (Ch 9 - Ch 15) - A Buddhist Classic

Join us for a book discussion on The Dhammapada, a Buddhist Classic. Please read from Chapters 9 - 15. We will likely only covers chapters 9 thru 12. These chapters are short so if you missed any previous meetings, you can quickly read the Intro and chapters covered. PLEASE REREAD THE INTRO - the translator explains many things that set's the stage for the translation. NOTE: IF YOU HAVE NOT PURCHASED THE BOOK - we have links to two other versions in PDF by other translators. You can read that instead. Hope you see you at our next discussion! A link to join the online book discussion will be sent to those who RSVP'd. _/|\_ Eddie - - - ORIGINAL TEXT BELOW - - - Dear Dharma Drink Friends, We’re about to embark on another Buddhist book (Buddhist Sutra / Pali Canon) 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 the Dhammapada! Dhammapada as described by Bhikkhu Bodhi: "From ancient times to the present, the Dhammapada has been regarded as the most succinct expression of the Buddha;s teaching found in the Pali Canon and the chief spiritual testament of early Buddhism...." Wiki:"...is a collection of sayings of the Buddha in verse form and one of the most widely read and best known Buddhist scriptures..." This Dhammapada version we selected is translated by Gil Fronsdal. While there are many translations, Pete Sarfaty who will be leading this book discussion found this translation to be good for our group. Translator Gil Fronsdal's comment: "In this translation, I have tried to put aside my own interpretations and preferences, insofar as possible, in favor of accuracy. In attempting a literal translation, I am trying to understand early Buddhism in its own terms so I can better evaluate our modern versions of Buddhism. After nearly thirty years of practice, I remain inspired by the teachings of the Buddha, and I hope to understand better what the Buddha taught by going back to the original text and rendering it into modern English." https://www.lionsroar.com/in-translation-the-inexhaustable-dhammapada/ Please try to read the same version but 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 Gil Fronsdal. READING: Ch-9 to 15 COVERING: Ch-9 to 12 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. _/|\_ Pete & Eddie - - - Links to Book - - - https://www.shambhala.com/dhammapada-15046.html https://www.amazon.com/Dhammapada-Translation-Buddhist-Classic-Annotations/dp/1590303806/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Dhammapada+Translated+by+Gil+Fronsdal&qid=1578945162&sr=8-1 - - - Link to two other versions of the Dhammapada - - - http://www.buddhanet.net/pdf_file/scrndhamma.pdf https://www.bdkamerica.org/system/files/pdf/dBET_Alpha_T0211_ScripturalTextVersesofDoctrine_1999.pdf?file=1&type=node&id=465

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 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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