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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)

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! 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

Chinatown Buddhist Temple Tour

The Granddaddy

This is one of our favorite events! We'll be visiting 5+/- Buddhist temples in Chinatown. 9:45 AM meet at Granddaddy cafe Depending on the time available, we plan to visit 5+/- Buddhist temples, including the oldest in the East Coast, a statue of Eleven-Head Thousand-Arm Avalokitesvara. These temples have served the local community for nearly half a century. We'll go inside the temple if we can, however if there are any service at the temples, we will stay outside. Wear warm clothing and comfy walking shoes. TEMPLES: Guan Kwong Temple of America American Society of Buddhist Studies (Chan, 1974) Grace Gratitude Buddhist Temple (Chan & Pureland, 1974) Eastern Buddhist Association (Chan & Pureland, 1973) The Eastern States Buddhist Temple (Pureland, 1962) Optional: PLEASE DONATE TO TEMPLES! _/|\_ Eddie

Book Club: Lotus Sutra (Ch 7-10)

Rubin Museum of Art - K2 Lounge / Cafe Serai

Dear Dharma Drink Friends, We’re about to embark on another book (B-sutra) adventure. We’ve read many fascinating and eye opening texts from the Surangama & Diamond sutras to Pali Canon Anthologies (by Bhikkhu Bodhi). This time, with many eagerly awaiting regulars, we’ll read and discuss the Lotus Sutra, a very important Mahayana sutra. Per Wiki: "The Lotus Sūtra .. is one of the most popular and influential Mahayana sutras..." There are many translations of the Lotus Sutra. We will be using the BDK per link here. http://www.bdk.or.jp/document/dgtl-dl/dBET_T0262_LotusSutra_2007.pdf We will also reading this concurrently with Thich Nhat Hanh's commentaries, "Opening the Heart of the Cosmos: Insights on the Lotus Sutra". Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Opening-Heart-Cosmos-Insights-Lotus/dp/1888375337 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 the BDK version. Due to extended period between readings and short chapters, we will be covering Chapters 5 through 9. READING: (Ch7) The Apparitional City (Ch8) The Five Hundred Disciples Receive Their Predictions (Ch9) The Predictions for Those Who Still Have More to Learn and for Those Who Do Not (Ch10) The Expounder of the Dharma 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. _/|\_ Eddie

Dharma Drink Coffee (Joint event w NYC Vegan Coffee) @ Le Pain Quotidian, W 55th

Dear Dharma Drink Friends, Bright and really early on a Monday, let's start With some coffee and get connected with our fellow compassionate Dharma and vegan friends. Come anytime between 7-8:30 AM. It's meant as a relaxing get-together. This venue provides vegan friendly options if you are hungry. NOTE: Please order something, please don't bring your own food or drinks, this is an eating establishment and we like to come back! _/|\_ Eddie

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