Meditate NYC on September 25, 2016

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Buddhist Council to Host Free and Public Meditate NYC Event in Long Island City on September 25, 2016

A Day of Meditation to Cultivate the Mind of Peace and Compassion

The Buddhist Council of New York (BCNY), an association of diverse and international Buddhist temples and organizations, will present its annual Meditate NYC event for experienced practitioners and those brand new to meditation. Gathering inspiring speakers and well-known teachers from the New York area, the event will be held at Gantry Plaza State Park (Center Blvd and 49th Ave., Long Island City, NY 11101) from 2:30-6pm on Sunday, September 25, 2016.  Please bring your cushion, portable chair, or yoga mat for sitting.

Mediate NYC will be a part of the, sponsored by HaborLAB and BCNY, along with its partner the Interfaith Center of New York and the Global Movement for the Culture of Peace. The event also includes free paddling, and drawing lanterns from 2:30pm – 6:00pm, speakers and interfaith peace prayers at 6:30pm, followed by a sunset floating peace lantern launch on the East River starting at 7:30pm – 8:30pm.Peace Lantens Festival 2016 flyer 3

This event is taking place on a weekend dedicated to international peace corresponding with the United Nation’s International Day of Peace. Meditation is the way to bring peace in the mind and nurture the wholesome and healthy mind, and it is proved scientifically and practiced for thousands of years in various eastern culture and religions.

Various meditation and dharma teachers from various Buddhist traditions will participate, including Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Sri Lankan, Thai, Tibetan and American.

About the Buddhist Council of New York

The Buddhist Council of New York:, is an association of Buddhist temples and organizations whose mission is to foster dialogue, cooperation and unity within the Buddhist community in the New York City area. The Buddhist Council presents the annual Meditate NYC to promote beginning meditation, and the annual Buddhist Forum addressing current events of concern to Buddhists in the local area.


Contact: Rev. TK Nakagaki, President, The Buddhist Council of New York,




BCNY Vesak at Saint Peter’s Church


Vesak Flyer 2016Dear friends of the Buddhist Council of New York,

BCNY’s Vesak this year is something special.  The first Vesak Celebration by the BCNY happened at Saint Peter’s Church, on May 17, 1986, exactly 30 years ago.  So, we will celebrate the 30th Anniversary Vesk at the same Saint Peter’s Church on May 15, 2016, at 6:30pm – 9pm.  Please mark your calendar.  We now have an initial flyer for the event.  Please post and circulate the flyer at your center and temple.  We are looking for cultural performers from various Buddhist centers.  Please let us know if you are interested. We will send you more information soon.

Also we try to gather petition for Buddhist holiday Vesak to be recognized in our city and state. When you come to our Vesak Celebration this year, please bring petitions collected.  Please print attached petition sheet as many as you need.  Also there is on-line petition as well.  Please go to the page:


Petition for Vesak Day


Version 2Hi Everyone,

Following the momentum of the 30th annual Buddhist Council of New York Forum, we are in process of collecting petitions for Vesak Day in NYC. If you are interested, please sign our petition here