The New York Buddhist Church



Copyright © 2017 New York Buddhist Church

331-332 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10025
Phone: 212-678-0305
Fax: 212-662-4502

  

Ongoing Programs
 

Weekly Dharma Programs
  • For a schedule of services, please see the Calendar
Buddhist Chanting & Meditation Sessions
  • Buddhist Chanting and Meditation: Evenings, Wed. 7:00 PM (please check the Calendar to confirm when sessions will be held. Note: there are infrequent unforseen circumstances where a meditation session needs to be cancelled before the website is updated every month. Usually this is not an issue; but please call the temple at 212-678-0305 if you need to confirm).
Japanese Howakai
  • Japanese Howakai: Monthly (usually first Thursday) 7:00 - 8:30 PM (please check the Calendar to confirm when sessions will be held. Note: there are infrequent unforseen circumstances where a weekday session needs to be cancelled before the website is updated every month. Please call the temple at 212-678-0305 if you need to confirm).
Weekly Cultural & Spiritual Programs
  • Soh Daiko Drumming, Thu. 7:00 - 9:30 PM and Sat. 2:00- 5:00 PM, Dojo. For additional information, please visit Soh Daiko - Taiko in New York.
  • Tachibana Japanese Dance, Sat. 11:30 - 6:00 PM, Annex, 2nd Floor. For additional information, please visit Tachibana School of Nihon Buyou.
  • Martial Arts Class, Weekday Evenings and Saturday Morning, Dojo. For additional information, please visit Kokushi Budo Institute.
Fun Activities
  • New Uke City Strumming Circle, two Saturdays monthly for ukulele practice, 12:30pm to 2pm. New players are given lesson. Bring a uke and join in! See calendar for dates. 

 

Special Services / Special Events

HANAMATSURI and Hatsumairi services: Join us for our Hanamatsuri service this coming Sunday, April 8 at 11:30 am. This special holiday commemorates the birth of Shakyamuni Buddha, who was born in India in Lumbini's Garden over 2500 years ago. The Hanamido flower altar which holds the baby Buddha statue inside depicts this wondrous event. The statue is bathed with sweet tea and is offered flowers. Family friendly service, children are welcome, open to the public!

Hatsumairi means "first Buddhist service," and represents the first opportunity for parents to bring infants who were born during the previous year to the temple. This introductory service will be held at 10:30 am. Please contact Rev Earl Ikeda for more information (212-678-0305).

GOTAN-YE service will be held on on Sunday, May 20 at 11:30 am. This service commemorates the birthday of our founder, Shinran Shonin, in Japan in 1173 CE. Join us in expressing our respect and gratitude for his life and the teachings he left us, which we call Jodo Shinshu. All are welcome!