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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!


Buddhists on Broadway–December 1, 2pm


Saturday, December 1st, 2pm

Join a group of Compassion NYC members for a matinee of the 2018 world premiere of To Kill a Mockingbird–a play about dispelling delusion, Right Speech, and growing up through the revelation of truth.  We’ll enjoy a vegetarian brunch after the show. Tickets deeply discounted at $45!  Available now on a first come basis.


Buddhist Action Coalition–First Mondays

For serious Engaged Buddhists, or those testing the waters, join the committee shaping the new, New York City Buddhist group, Buddhist Action Coalition. Dedicated to ending suffering from social injustice, the monthly meetings are a great place to learn, and act, from a place of compassion.

Meeting information:

First Monday of each month, 6:30-8:30p

Union Theological Seminary, 3041 Broadway


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.