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July 30, 2006 5:58 AM   Subscribe

Can someone suggest a Buddhist Dharma group in NYC, preferably scripture/class orientated, rather than meditation orientated?


I am look for a Buddhist Dharma group in NYC. I've searched the internet, but I know a lot of groups don't have websites and I'd rather have a recommendation.

I am primarily interested in Tibetan Buddhism; any branch is fine, but I tend to lean towards the Kagyu/Nyingma traditions. I would seriously consider any other group, but I'm not that interested in Pure Land or Nichiren.

Ideally, I am looking for a group that is friendly and meets regularly. I'd prefer it to be somewhat academic and structured in nature. For example, I'd rather not just have a different dharma talk every sunday on a different topic. I'd like a group that has a course of study. Meditation is fine, but I am looking for more of a social group that likes learning about dharma in a structured way -- in other words, a nice sangha. I'd also like a qualified teacher, e.g. a geshe.

Although the above is good, I would really be open to pretty much any and all recommendations, especially if the group is nice and open to new members.

Thanks to all.

Note: I've investigated ACI classes, but due to the contraversy surrounding the organization, I'd prefer not to associate with the it. Same goes for NKT. No direspect to any members.
posted by milarepa to Religion & Philosophy (3 answers total)
Response by poster: My email is in my profile if you want more info or to contact me directly.
posted by milarepa at 6:10 AM on July 30, 2006

You might generate answers by also posting your question on 43Places's New York City page.
posted by NYCinephile at 4:02 PM on July 30, 2006

The Shambhala Center in New York might be what you are looking for.

Note: I'm not endorsing their Buddhism classes, because I know very little about them, but I remembered them from when I was searching for yoga classes in the city.
posted by anjamu at 4:06 PM on July 30, 2006

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