Shinnyo Feature Film – Where the Ocean Meets the Sky

Thursday, May 24

Every year on Memorial Day, something truly beautiful takes place in Hawaii. At sunset, thousands of paper lanterns are released into the ocean in memory of loved ones who have passed. “Where the Ocean Meets the Sky” is a documentary that explores this annual ritual of Lantern Floating. Both as an instrument in helping people deal with death and as a unique experience, it draws a diverse crowd of people together in the name of Peace.

May 24, 2018 - Thursday 6pm viewing – Where the Ocean Meets the Sky

Free admission!



Shinnyo Feature Film – The Awakening Fire

Saturday, June 2

With so much struggle in the world, how do we affect change? “The Awakening Fire” is a documentary film on the traditional Shinnyo fire ceremony meant to be a Buddhist Prayer for Peace.

June 2, 2018 - Saturday 1:15 viewing – The Awakening Fire

Free admission!


June 7, 2018 - Thursday 6pm viewing – The Awakening Fire

Free admission!


Meditation in the Greenhouse

Saturday, June 16 at 10:30 - 11:00

Come join us at Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park Greenhouse for a free Shinnyo Guided Meditation session on Saturday Jan 20 (2:30- 3pm).  Park Entrance: West 145th Street & Riverside Drive OR 138th Street & Riverside Drive, NYC

June 16, 2018, 10:30 - 11:00 - Meditation in the Greenhouse

Free admission!


Satisfaction: Impulse, Nutrition and Mindfulness

Friday, June 22 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A part of our original wellness series, “Satisfaction” workshops aim to explore how meditative practices can enhance everyday life.  Craving and desire are motivating factors that stem from a surprising variety of sources.  Being present and focused within ourselves as we navigate a world of choices can help us achieve balance not only in our diets, but in our overall well-being.  Satisfaction is a multi-faceted experience and the daily ritual of eating, food choices, impulse, and self-awareness are all interconnected.  This workshop will conclude with a tasting meditation using organic foods.

June 22, 2018, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

$25 admission



Jazz Meditation

Friday, July 20 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Music is often used as a background for meditation, yoga, and massage. Our Jazz Meditation series places music as the center of the meditative experience. Each session is structured by an experienced Shinnyo Meditation guide, whose clear, spoken instructions allow your body to relax and your mind to enter a state of restful awareness. Jazz Meditation allows you to enjoy a live music performance while practicing meditation.

“My music is the spiritual expression of what I am — my faith, my knowledge, my being … When you begin to see the possibilities of music, you desire to do something really good for people, to help humanity free itself from its hang-ups … I want to speak to their souls.” —John Coltrane


July 20, 2018, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Jazz Meditation

$20 admission