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Get Involved with Compassion NYC for a Better NYC

There are many ways you can get involved in making New York a more compassionate, caring community. We’re about more than ‘volunteering.’  We’re about bringing Buddhist ethics of kindness and compassion to every moment, every action.  So, whether you’d like to join us serving food in a soup kitchen, at a protest for social justice, or even participating in one of our annual events, there’s something for you.  Below are just some of the ways you can be a part of bringing more compassion to NYC:


Upcoming C_NYC Actions!

Animal Rights March banner 2017

Join Compassion NYC and New York Insight’s Eco Sangha and Unite for Animal Rights.  The Eco Sangha will host a meet and greet and film screening of Animals and the Buddha.  Light vegan snacks will be served! Please be sure to register to take part in this event.  The group will march together in New York City on Saturday.   Make sure not to miss this special weekend with New York’s only Eco Sangha and Compassion NYC.


Lighted lanterns floating on East River Manhattan

Buddhist Council of New York will host the annual Meditate NYC event on Saturday, September 16th, at the Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City, Queens.  Join us for a day of sitting, walking, and canoeing meditation!  We’ll have fun in the sun at this all-day event. Check back for more details as they become available, and mark your calendars now!


Join in on the annual Walk to Feed the Hungry!  The walk will take place on Saturday, October 28th, at Riverside Park.  Register today and start raising funds to support the many programs financed through Buddhist Global Relief.


Other opportunities:

Always dreamed of being a writer? Volunteer to write a post about one of our local actions

Videographers, reporters and video editors–apply to volunteer with Buddhist Global Relief TV

If you’re a social media maven, fluent in Twitter, Instagram and hootsuite, we’d love to hear from you

These and many more opportunities away you at Compassion_NYC.  Fill out the form below to express your particular interest.