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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+)

1 Day Zen Retreat with David Listen @ Buddhist Insights (Intensive Retreat)

Dear Dharma Drink Friends, There is a 1-day Meditation Retreat with David Listen (Formerly a Zen Monk) at Buddhist Insights this coming Sunday. Many members of Dharma Drink have taken David Listen's meditation class and retreats and enjoyed the experience. Here is another opportunity. Please read the message in its entirely. DESCRIPTION: "This series of one-day retreats will focus on the Chan practice of silent illumination. This style of meditation is a very gentle and relaxing approach to calming and clarifying the mind. Based on the principle that the mind is inherently wakeful, you’ll learn how to apply this approach to sitting meditation as well as to activities such as: walking, movements and exercises, and the whole of daily life." NOTE: "This retreat is intensive--there are strict guidelines of noble silence (no talking), no cell phone use, and no leaving the retreat center grounds. 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://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-gentle-way-day-2-intensive-retreat-with-david-listen-tickets-55597377252 FEE: Donation based - recommend that you donate please! Transportation: (A) Train to Beach 67th St Station. Look forward to meditating with everyone, _/|\_ Eddie - - ABOUT THE TEACHER: David Listen Bio David Listen, born and raised on Long Island, New York, is one of the few people to serve as monastic disciple of late Chan/Zen Master Sheng Yen and received his monastic education at Dharma Drum Mountain World Center for Buddhist Education. David has been studying and teaching Zen/Chan Buddhist practice, including intensive meditation retreats for over ten years throughout the US, Europe, and East Asia. Previously known as Venerable Chang Wen, he had been a monk for over a decade, living Buddhism's way of life within the structure and discipline of a monastic community. During that period he served for six years as the director of Dharma Drum Retreat Center in Upstate NY. Now he is following his own creative direction and returned to laity to continue to share the wisdom and compassion of the Buddha's teaching in a more engaged way. He currently lectures, leads meditation retreats, writes articles, translates Chinese Buddhist texts, and composes meditative music. His current profession is life mentoring/coaching practice. David holds a Bachelor's Degree of Science from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. He's currently getting his MSEd in Mental Health Counseling. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese. Professional Link - https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-kabacinski-359469106 http://theseventhwave.co/looking-for-the-buddha/ http://davidlisten.com (http://davidlisten.com/) - - - ABOUT Buddhist Insights- - - Buddhist Insights is a non-profit organization connecting people with monastics. Our mission is to make monastic teachings more accessible to the general public. We invite monks and nuns from various Buddhist traditions to offer the gift of the Dhamma in urban centers for designated short periods of times. The Buddhist monastic order is composed of individuals who have dedicated their lives to studying and practicing the Buddha’s teachings, and is therefore a valuable source of highly experienced and knowledgeable Dhamma teachers. http://buddhistinsights.com/about/ --- Comments from fellow Dharma Drinkers on David's meditation sessions --- Aug 23 Meditation Class C: Very helpful pointers. It's been helping me so much I am grateful. S: A very reinvigorating and rewarding meditation session to enjoy... T: The moving and sitting meditations that David led us thru were great... July 29 Meditation Retreat D:This was the most intense meditation retreat, I went to. I'm so glad, I decided to go. Lots of new information! Thank you David.. M: Great retreat and Monastery July 12 Meditation Class M: It takes a great teacher to gently transform our sometimes misguided ideas not just about how to do something, but about what it is. David Listen does that for meditation.

Pali Canon Reading: The Bringer of Light (In Buddha's Words, An Anthology) [Ch2]

Rubin Museum of Art - K2 Lounge / Cafe Serai

Dear Dharma Drink Friends, Join us on a Wednesday evening of Buddhist book reading? Let's read the Pali Canon together. While many regard the Pali Canon as Theravada Buddhist text, it is fundamental for everyone learning about Buddhism, Theravada, Mahayana, or Vajrayana. Bhikkhu Bodhi, the renown Buddhist monastic and prolific translator, presented select readings to provide key teachings. This book club is meant for us to keep pace and help each other where we can. This is NOT a book club for us to expound. For deeper learning, you can seek out centers that are giving Dharma talks on this sutra. We will try to do this x2 a month, every 2nd and 4th Wednesday evenings. BOOK TITLE: In Buddha's Word's, An Anthology of Discourses from the Pali Canon. Edited and introduced by Bhikkhu Bodhi, this book has 10 Pali Disourses, or chapters. We'll cover one per meet. Since we are using both hard copies and PDF, the pages are slightly different. (Links below) READING: Pali Discourse - The Bringer of Light NOTE: This is Chapter 2. Each Pali discourse can be read stand alone HOMEWORK: Come with two questions and one favorite quote your readings. TIME: Please try to come on time, settle in and we promptly start at 6:30pm EACH SESSION IS INDEPENDENT OF OTHER: In this anthology, there are 10 Pali discourses as presented by Bhikkhu Bodhi. We will cover each consecutively on a twice a monthly basis. Since each Pali discourse can stand alone, you are welcome to join in at any session without having attended any of the earlier book meetings. We only ask that you do read the material that is covered for the meetup. _/|\_ Peter and Eddie - - - About the book and author as described by wildmind.org - - - " Bhikkhu Bodhi stands as one of the foremost and most prolific modern translators of the Pali canon. ... "Bhikkhu Bodhi’s latest tour de force is this indispensible anthology — thematically arranged — of key teachings from each of the five sections, or nikayas, of the Pali discourses. The selected teachings are organized into ten themes such as The Human Condition, The Path to Liberation, and Shining the Light of Wisdom. This arrangement has the advantage of giving a more balanced view of the Buddha’s teaching than would be gained by randomly dipping into the Buddhist scriptures... "The Pali teachings are vast in scope .. This anthology does an excellent job of making the Pali teachings more accessible by eliding much of the repetition that is characteristic of the orally-transmitted Pali tradition, and this volume is therefore remarkably readable. Bodhi, himself a westerner, has also done an excellent job of selecting those parts of the Pali teachings that are likely to have an appeal for Westerners and for Buddhists living in modern societies anywhere in the world. .. "A highlight of the book is Bhikkhu Bodhi’s insightful introduction and chapter introductions. These passages supply useful contextual, historical, philological, and even spiritual background to the teachings, and would make an interesting and substantial book in their own right." - - - Where to get the book - - - Free PDF: https://www.sariputta.com/asset/pdf/tipitaka/817/Sutta_In_the_Buddhas_Words_-_An_Anthology_of_Discourses_from_the_Pali_Canon_pdf.pdf Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Buddhas-Words-Anthology-Discourses-Teachings/dp/0861714911/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= Amazon Audio: https://www.amazon.com/Buddhas-Words-Anthology-Discourses-Canon/dp/B01J4IT7AM/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= - - - Relevant Links - - - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhikkhu_Bodhi https://bodhimonastery.org/ven-bhikkhu-bodhi.html

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

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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