BCNY Annual Vesak Celebration

If you missed the Vesak Celebration, you can watch from here. (Youtube)

Some of us went to Jung Myung Sa Temple.

On behalf of the BCNY I am inviting you to the BCNY’s VESAK CELEBRATION where we will celebrating the Buddha’s Birth, Enlightenment & Pari-Nirvana & which will be accessible to all of you via ZOOM and Buddhist Council Facebook page….
The Date & Time are: 
Saturday May 1, 2021  —– from 1:00-2:30PM!!!!

We are extremely excited to have the following Dharma Teachers participate:
Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi, Rev. TK Nakagaki, Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara, Rev.Duncan Ryuken Williams, and more!!!!!

The Zoom Info is: ID: 897 2015 9220Passcode: 112233

Facebook Live:
Buddhist Council Facebook Page:

Wishing you the very best,

Palms Together

In Friendship


Mindful Love Walk / Love Sit on Sunday, April 11, 20121 at 3:00pm – 6:00pm

As a result of your kindness, compassion and support  — and in solidarity with the Asian Community we have set the date for a Mindful “Love Walk” and Pilgrimage whereby people of good will, and of all races and all faiths move together to highlight their concerns for what is currently and historically happening to the Asian Community. The Love Walk will commence from Foley Square and then go through Chinatown and then return back to Foley Square. We will stress safe social distancing and stop by some key landmarks.  The details of the walk to follow.

In addition, we will have an important Zoom component to the Love Walk in this way those who may want to participate can do so regardless of time constraints, the distance and/or health concerns. You are welcomed to walk (wear mask, and keep social distance), or join “Love Sit” online (zoom or facebook live).

Here is Zoom information: Zoom ID: 721 322 0635, Pass word: lovewalk

Facebook live will be available HERE:

Again, I want to state that the BCNY is  extremely grateful that we now have a “Compassionte Coalition” for this needed step coming from such diverse communities as:

® The Abundant Life Church of Brooklyn,® The Brooklyn Monthly Meeting of Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), ® Brown Memorial Baptist Church, ® The Buddhist Action Coalition (“ BAC”), ® The Buddhist Association of the United State, ® Buddha’s Light International Association, ® The Coalition of Hindus of North America CoNHA, ® Church of Our Savior, ® East Regional Jogye Order of Korean Buddhist in North America, ® The Episcopal Diocese of New York,® The Heart Circle Sangha ,  ® Heiwa Peace and Reconciliation Foundation of New York, ® The Interfaith Center of New York, ® The Interfaith Center of USA,® The Governor’s Office, ® Korean Buddhist Wonkaksa, ® The Mayor’s Office of New York, ® Monju – do Zen Fellowship, ® The New York Board of Rabbis, ® Religious for Peace USA,® Rissho Kosei Kai, ® UNIFYIYI, ®  The Village Zendo, ® World Yoga Community, and many others.

Indeed, please let me know if you or your organization wish to be listed as a Co-Sponsor for this event!  Sponsorship literally costs nothing — but your willingness to sponsor may help end this cycle of violence or save a life!

Finally let-us again be mindful of our aspiration & vow:  “To remove the suffering of all living Beings”

And with your guidance, help and concern we can make it a living reality. Wishing you the very best always,

Palms Together

In Friendship

James Lynch, President of the Buddhist Council of New York