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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!

On Saturday, January 13th, 2018, Join Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi at New York Insight for a day-long retreat and discussion on the environment, entitled ‘Climate Change and Environmental Justice: Protecting the Future of Our Planet’

This program will offer a Buddhist perspective on the climate crisis, an exploration of its moral dimensions, and an overview of the kinds of actions that we must take if we are to prevent wholesale calamity.

Registration is $70, and scholarships are available here!     No one will be turned away from lack of funds, so please apply and attend this rare event with Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi!


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Deepen your understanding of the Buddha’s teachings through the study of basic Pali!  This class will being on Monday, January 22nd, at New York Insight Meditation Center.  Class taught by one of Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi’s longtime Pali scholars, Stephen Sass.  Register today for this rare and unique opportunity!


Saturday, February 3rd, 9a-5p

Are you fed up with the way things seem to be headed these days?  With effects of climate change beginning to have worldwide implications on all living beings, income inequality growing, educational and housing costs rising, and wage growth going to an ever smaller group of people, many are beginning to feel disempowered.  Well, don’t!  Spend the day with progressive Buddhists from around the tri-state area to form a new Buddhist Action coalition!  Event is free and lunch will be served.  Please register here 


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Saturday, June 30th, 1pm

Join a group of 10 Compassion NYC members for a matinee of 2018’s most anticipated revivals–Iceman Cometh–a play about dispelling delusion, with a decidedly un-Buddhist approach. Or, not?!  We’ll enjoy a vegetarian brunch after the show.  If you are interested, email  Tickets deeply discounted at $39!


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.