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Relaxing in the Rat Race Living in New York City can sometimes feel like running a race that never ends.  With obligation after obligation, there’s always somewhere to go, something to do or someone to meet.  The harried New Yorker may be a stereotype, but there’s certainly truth to that […]

Five Places to Chill Out in New York City


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New York Insight Eco Sangha A Budding Community for Spiritual Practice and Environmental Action Meeting in the heart of New York City every Wednesday night, New York Insight’s Eco Sangha provides a refuge for people who seek to connect their spiritual practice with  environmental and social action. As someone who […]

New York Insight Gains a New Eco Sangha


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The Daily Grind Every city has its own version of commuter hell.  Let’s face it, getting to and from work is frustrating the world over.  London, Paris and Milan are listed among the top ten worst traffic cities in the world.  New York City doesn’t even make the cut.  How […]

NYC MTA = Dukkha? Commuting through Samsara



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To Whom Does Buddhism Offer Refuge? As Buddhists, we take refuge in the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha.  These three refuges, referred to as the ‘Triple Gem,’ protect us and provide succor from the difficulties in life.  However, do we, as practitioners, have an obligation to offer this same […]

Immigration, Race and Dharma


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Buddhists Put Compassion in Action in NYC We’ve all heard about the refugee crisis.  We’ve seen their images on the news or read about them in the newspaper. But how much do we really know about the daily struggles faced by the Syrian refugees?  We watch or read news, but […]

Compassion NYC Sends a Lifeline to Syrian Refugees


From NYC–>DC:  Buddhist Global Relief Stands up for Clean Energy! On July 24th, Buddhist Global Relief joined over 10,000 others in Philadelphia to make their voices heard for Clean Energy legislation. Environmental and health activists found the timing, just before the democratic national convention, apt.  Traveling with the Buddhist and […]

BGR Joins Clean Energy March in Philadelphia



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9/11 Day of Service in New York City This past Sunday marked the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in New York City and Washington DC.  It also marked the 14th anniversary of the organization 9/11 Day, founded by David Paine and Jay Winuk, whose brother Glenn lost his life […]

Compassion NYC Joins 9/11 Day to Help Hungry in NYC