What we're about

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.
www.dharmadrink.com

Upcoming events (4+)

Meditation @ Village Zendo (may grab a quick bite after)

Zen Center Village Zendo

Dear Dharma Drink friends,

Please join us February 8th, Wednesday evening to meditate with Village Zendo sangha.

After meditation, we may go grab some vegan friendly dinner to chat about our experience.

Note: Dharma Drink is not affiliated with the Village Zendo.

DETAILS:
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm = Meet and greet in front of the Village Zendo
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm = Meditate inside
**8:00 pm - 8:10 pm = Tentative, Walk to nearby veg-friendly restaurant
**8:15 pm - 9:15 pm = Tentative, Eat dinner & chat.

FEE:

DIRECTIONS:
The nearest trains are the (A), (C), (E), (1) & (2) to Canal St. The next nearest trains are (N), (Q), (R) & (W) to Canal St. followed by (J) & (Z) to Canal St. and (4) & (6) to Spring St.

Covid Policy
Please adhere to Village Zendo covid guideline
Village Zendo COVID Protocol - Link

— LINKS —
Village Zendo - https://villagezendo.org/in-person-practice/

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

Link visible for attendees

THIS WILL BE A VIRTUAL HANGOUT
LINK WILL BE SENT OUT PARTICIPANTS
TOPIC OF DISCUSSION WILL BE POSTED IN THE COMMENT SECTION

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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

Book Discussion: Hoofprint of the Ox [ZEN PRIMER] by Zen Master Sheng Yen

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Dharma Drink Friends,

Join us for a Dharma book discussion on Hoofprint of the Ox by late Chan (Zen) Master Sheng-Yen.

For this book club event, while we prefer that you've read the book, if you just didn't get to finish or barely started, you're welcome to join. Note that for the this Meetup we will be basing our discussion from the entirety of book.

DESCRIPTION
From book description: "...Master Sheng-yen shares his wisdom and teachings in this first comprehensive English primer of Chan, the Chinese tradition of Buddhism that inspired Japanese Zen..."
"Master Sheng-yen provides an unprecedented understanding of Chan, its precepts, and its practice. Beginning with a basic overview of Buddhism and meditation, Hoofprint of the Ox details the progressive mental exercises traditionally followed by all Buddhists. Known as the Three Disciplines, these procedures develop moral purity, meditative concentration, and enlightening insight through the "stilling" of the mind. Master Sheng-yen then expounds Chan Buddhism, recounting its centuries-old history in China and illuminating its fundamental tenets. He contemplates the nature of Buddhahood, specifies the physical and mental prerequisites for beginning Chan practice, and humbly considers what it means to be an enlightened Chan master."

WHERE TO GET THE BOOK:

  1. Amazon Link
  2. Thrift Books Link
  3. Google Play Link

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. We will be adhering to the contents of the book. We will not have any inter-religious discussions. If you like to discuss any topics with anyone not pertaining to the book, we advise you to initiate a conversation with whomever on another zoom at another time, not during the book club discussion. Thank you for understanding.

Intro video to book club

- - - About the Author
Chan Master Sheng Yen - https://www.shambhala.com/the-legacy-of-master-sheng-yen/

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

Link visible for attendees

THIS WILL BE A VIRTUAL HANGOUT
LINK WILL BE SENT OUT PARTICIPANTS
TOPIC OF DISCUSSION WILL BE POSTED IN THE COMMENT SECTION

- - - - - 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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