The New York Buddhist Church

Community Notices, Dharma Sharing, Links



Buddhist Chanting and Meditation: meets online Wednesday evenings from 7-8 pm. Email for link to join the sessions.

Japanese Howakai: online first Thursday of each month from 7-8 pm. Email for link to join the class.

Sunday Services: you may attend in person, or watch service livestreamed on Facebook Sundays at 11:30 am. Also visit our YouTube channel for archived recorded videos. 

Monthly Dharma Gathering Study Class meets online first Saturday of each month from 11 to 12:15 pm. Check calendar to verify, email us at to request link to join. 

DHARMACHAT  is a twice monthly online discussion group facilitated by Rev. Isabelle Shinjo Bernard and Rev. Gary Shobo Jaskula on Saturdays from 11:00 am-12 noon. For link to join email us at

Buddha Goes to the Movies: Please join Sangha members and friends online on Zoom for NYBC's gathering of "Buddha Goes to the Movies" lead by sangha members Brian Dauth and Matt Kaufmann. You can join the session via Zoom by emailing or Brian at

*NEW*:  We welcome you to New York Buddhist Church on the third Monday night of each month (see Calendaras we raise funds for a new projection screen. We are showing a series of Silent Films with benshi narration. This unique form of enjoying film is quite nostalgic and has ties and connections to Japan’s rich history of storytelling. We will provide a little contextual background to the film and share any bonus features that this collection provides. Suggested donation is $10.00 and includes snack and bottle of green tea. *For more information click on link:  






Taiko Drumming:  Teddy Yoshikami, former member of Soh Daiko, will hold taiko classes every other Sunday in the NYBC basement dojo at 332 Riverside Drive, starting Sunday, Oct.15.

The following are dates and times of the classes — 7-10 yr-olds, teenagers, adult beginner and advanced adult classes. 
3-4 pm: Teens
4-4:30 pm: 7-10/11 year old students
4:30-5:30 pm: Adult beginners
5:30-6:30 pm: Adult advanced

Classes: $10/person/class. Drum sticks will be supplied or students may purchase a pair. Wear comfortable clothes.
For information, email


STANLEY T. OKADA SCHOLARSHIP: we encourage students to apply for the NYBC Stanley T. Okada Scholarship.  Application forms for school year 2023-2024 are available for students who are seeking to further their education beyond high school. They must be children or grandchildren of pledged NYBC church members. Interested students should contact the scholarship committee (Gertrude Kihara, Keiko Ohtaka, Nancy Okada) at New York Buddhist Church. Applicants must submit completed forms by the end of June 2023.

Support NYBC With Your Donation

We welcome your dana (generosity) support for without it we cannot continue the services, classes and activities at the NYBC. We are most grateful for those supporters who have maintained their generosity through these past years.

Don't forget to renew your 2023 membership and thank you for your support! Download form here




Recent talks and events sponsored by the BCA Center for Buddhist Education are now viewable online