We are a coalition of New York City area Buddhists, dedicated to bringing Buddhist morals and values into action in order to bring about true justice. Our Mission is to organize and inspire compassionate Buddhist initiatives in advancing social, economic, and environmental justice for the benefit of all beings, undertaken through advocacy and nonviolent direct action.

We meet monthly, and all are welcome. To keep up with what we’re doing, sign up for our mailing list below. We meet the first Monday of the month at Union Theological Seminary.

Our next meetings are as follows:

  • Our next General Meeting is Monday, November 12, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Stewart Room (2nd Floor), Union Theological Seminary, 3041 Broadway.

  • Our next Visioning Meeting is Tuesday, November 20, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at AJ Muste Institute, 168 Canal St 6th floor, New York, NY 10013.


29 October 2018, NYC -- 
In observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Buddhist Action Coalition (BAC) partnered with the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA) in hosting a domestic violence panel discussion at the Rissho Kosei-kai Buddhist Center of New York.

The evening opened with a moment of mindful meditation, fostering a communal atmosphere that carried through the night. At the evening's end, there was a sense of hope and optimism that comes with being better informed and, hence, better equipped in addressing domestic violence and serving the victims and survivors.

The evening concluded with the well known chant from the Heart Sutra, as we held in our minds all people affected by domestic violence. Gate gate, paragate parasamgate, bodhi svaha.


We are dedicated to bringing the Buddhist values of compassion, wisdom and interdependence into our national conversation on social and environmental justice issues. Find out more about us.

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