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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 (4+)

Join Us @ Rubin Museum of Art: MANDALA LAB Exhibit Opening + Social at K2 Lounge

Dharma Drink Friends,

The K2 lounge will be opened for the special opening night celebration of the new exhibit, Mandala Lab. Please read the message in its entirety as it includes important info on entry requirements.

It has been a long time since we last hung out at the museum's K2 lounge. Here's our chance! However, as this is a special evening at the museum, there will not be any reservations so we will not have a designated area. Come look for us or just enjoy all the museum has to offer.

Per museum: "The Mandala Lab is a new interactive space for social, emotional, and ethical learning that invites curiosity about our emotions. Consider how complex feelings show up in your everyday life and imagine how you might have the power to transform them."

Per museum: "Inspired by Buddhist principles, the Mandala Lab features five thought-provoking, playful experiences—including videos, scents, a sculpture that invites synchronized breathing, and artist-curated gongs—that guide you along an inner journey focused on self-awareness and awareness of others. See, smell, touch, and breathe your way through the space where emotions can turn to wisdom."

PROOF OF FULL VACCINATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT.
- To attend this event, visitors must show 1) proof of full vaccination and 2) a valid ID.
- Visitors are considered fully vaccinated after their second dose of a two-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.

Proof of vaccination may include:
- NYC COVID Safe app: Android | iOS
- Excelsior Pass
- CDC Vaccination Card (or photo of card)
- NYC Vaccination Record
- An official immunization record from outside New York City or the United States

TICKETS (Free + Donation)
https://buy.acmeticketing.com/orders/327/tickets?eventId=613e25cb0f0de240487eb7ba&cdEventIds=613e25cb0f0de240487eb7ba&date=2021-10-01T18:00:00-04:00

The Rubin Museum is FREE this Friday night but TICKETS are required.

Look forward!

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Info - https://rubinmuseum.org/events/event/opening-night-celebration-10-01-2021

Ticket - https://buy.acmeticketing.com/orders/327/tickets?eventId=613e25cb0f0de240487eb7ba&cdEventIds=613e25cb0f0de240487eb7ba&date=2021-10-01T18:00:00-04:00

Dharma Drink: the hang-out for Buddhists (& like minded) - Virtual

THIS WILL BE A VIRTUAL HANGOUT
LINK WILL BE SENT OUT PARTICIPANTS

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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

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Avalokiteshvara, Ming Dynasty[masked], from National Palace Museum at Taipei, Taiwan

Surangama Mantra Recitation

Online event

Buddhist mantra recitation is another type of Buddhist practice that helps to cultivate the mind. Join us to recite together the Śūraṅgama (Shurangama) Mantra.

We will watch and follow a YouTube video which recites and spells out the mantra in Sanskrit pronunciation. The video is around 20 minutes long to recite the mantra one time.

Have you heard of Shurangama Mantra?
- Thich Nhat Hanh stated in his book THE HEART OF BUDDHA'S TEACHING: "When I could not attend morning chanting because I had another task, just hearing the words of the Surangama Sutra coming from the Buddha Hall brought me happiness." (Shurangama Sutra, a big book, was spoken for the sake of the Shurangama Mantra)

What is the Śūraṅgama Mantra?
- "The Śūraṅgama Mantra was, according to the opening chapter of the Śūraṅgama Sūtra, historically transmitted by Gautama Buddha to Manjushri to protect Ananda before he had become an arhat. It was again spoken by the Buddha before an assembly of monastic and lay adherents." Chan Meditation Center.

Why are we reciting Buddhist mantras?
- "...in Buddhism, the primary purpose of reciting mantras, particularly those consisting of the names and fundamental vows of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, is to cultivate the mind. Buddhist mantras are also known as dharanis. Practitioners evoke their recollections of the Buddhas and the Bodhisattvas through specific sounds and rhythms. When reciting with utmost sincerity, practitioners' body, speech and mind will naturally harmonize, thereby aligning with the power of Buddhas' and Bodhisattvas' compassionate vows." Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association

Why recite the Shurangama Mantra?
- There are many different Buddhist mantras such as the Great Compassion Mantra, Mantra of Medicine Buddha, etc. and you may find certain one more fitting for you. Per late Venerable Master Hsuan Hua of City of Ten Thousand Buddhas: "Among the Buddha's teachings, the Shurangama Mantra is considered to be the king of mantras because it is the longest and most important. ... It is the efficacious phrases of the Shurangama Mantra that keep the world from coming to an end.,"

Who is this for?
- This is for people who are already or interested in reciting the Shurangama Mantra and would like to do so with fellow practitioners on the path. Additionally this may help us learn how to pronounce properly.

Youtube link
- Shurangama Mantra in Sanskrit pronunciation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3tEEgf_Ruc

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Eddie

- - - Relevant links - - -

https://chancenter.org/en/teachings/chanting-and-liturgy/surangama-mantra-chanting-service

https://www.dharmadrum.org/portal_d8_cnt_page.php?folder_id=7&cnt_id=19&up_page=2

http://www.cttbusa.org/dharmatalks/shurangamamantra.asp.html

Dharma Drink: the hang-out for Buddhists (& like minded) - Virtual

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

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Avalokiteshvara, Ming Dynasty[masked], from National Palace Museum at Taipei, Taiwan

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