Community Drop-In Hours
The center is open for community use Monday–Friday, 2–6pm.
Read, relax, chat quietly with friends - enjoy beautiful peace in the city.
The small room is available for meditation.
The center will not be open for Community Hours* on the following days:
Thursday-Friday, June 13-14; Monday-Friday, June 17-21
This summer the center will not be open on Fridays for drop-in hours or the Friday Mid-day Sit starting Friday, June 7 - September 6.
*regularly scheduled evening programs will take place unless otherwise noted on the website
NYI Book Club
We will read fiction that can be discussed from the Buddhist point of view, rather than non-fiction books that are Dharma focused.
Our first meeting will be held at the center on Sunday, June 2 from 3–5pm.
I hope we have a lively and respectful discussion of the following book: Breath: A Novel by Tim Winton. To see more about this book, click
This book is described as “A brilliant literary Buddhist parable, intentionally or not,” and is available as hardcover, paperback, and e-book.
I’ve also created an online forum where we can start the discussion beforehand. Feel free to post thoughts, questions or insights. You can register to join the forum
I will be leading the club, please RSVP to email@example.com
The space is being offered by donation. Whatever you can offer is appreciated.
Hope to see you soon. Namaste.
Friday Potluck Sittings
April 19, May 17, June 21, July 26, August 9
Please see the main event calendar for more information regarding these specific potluck dates.
Filmmaker Larry Horowitz made a documentary about our center
New York Insight is a warm, welcoming haven of serenity and reflection in New York City. Here is a sample of what NYI members think about our center