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BAC Pre-Youth Climate Strike Buddhist Gathering
Friday, Sept 20, 10:30 am
Jacob Wrey Mould Fountain in City Hall Park NYC

On Friday, September 20, join us for a Buddhist-led event prior to the Youth Climate Strike. We will chant, sit, sing, and ring our bells for climate justice, then do a walking meditation to the gathering site of the Youth Climate Strike. Then we will spend the afternoon supporting the striking youth as they speak out loudly for their future and the future of our planet. Please bring a small bell if you have one, and feel free to wear any robe, rakusu or other visual sign of your practice for this event. If you are part of a Buddhist group coming from out of town and need a place to stay, DM us - we may be able to help.

You can RSVP here to let us know you're coming, or just show up.

Strike Start Location:
Foley Square, 1 Federal Plaza, NY, 10013
Route TBA by Strike organizers
If you join us at the march, look for the orange flag and banner image attached here to find us.

You can learn more about the NYC event here, and register for one of the many strikes being held globally on the Global Climate Strike website. See you out there!

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BAC at LIGHTS FOR LIBERTY: A Vigil to End Human Concentration Camps
6:00 PM18:00

BAC at LIGHTS FOR LIBERTY: A Vigil to End Human Concentration Camps

On FRIDAY JULY 12th, 2019, Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Concentration Camps will bring thousands of people to locations worldwide as well as to concentration camps across the country, into the streets and into their own front yards, to protest the inhumane conditions faced by migrants.

MEETING LOCATION: small park at 105 Duane St., between Church and Broadway, a block and a half from event site. (We will have access to bathroom.)

6PM - arrive
6:10PM - welcome and overview of event
6:20PM - sitting meditation, chant
6:40PM - walking meditation to join the large gathering at Foley Square
7-9PM - speakers
9PM - moment of silence and vigil
If the moment is right, we may do a walking meditation around the federal building in silence and/or with chants. The federal building by Foley Square is home to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services and is where hundreds of migrants daily are processed through detention... To find us, should you get separated or come late, look for orange balloons.

- LIGHT SOURCE: LED candles or candle app on your phone. Organizers also mentioned flashlights. Please DO NOT bring real candles (they're not allowed, for safety reasons).
- SIGN: We will have some signs available, but please feel free to bring your own. Here's our sign you can print.

Please share this call to action widely. Send it to your sangha mailing list. Post it on social media. Let us know you'll be there so we can have a head count and prepare accordingly. Email us at For more info on Lights for Liberty and list of events worldwide, click here.

For those not in NYC, shine your bright light wherever you are. Share your action. Send us a note and photos.

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The Rohingya Genocide, a Panel Discussion
6:30 PM18:30

The Rohingya Genocide, a Panel Discussion

  • Union Theological Seminary - James Chapel (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Buddhist Action Coalition (BAC) cordially invites you to an evening of presentation and discussion for the extended New York Buddhist communities and allies concerning the history and development of the Rohingya humanitarian tragedy in Myanmar and the resulting refugee crisis. 

The evening’s conversation will focus on the causes and conditions of the crisis along with the role that Buddhist laity and monastic communities have played in the rhetoric and violence. 

Led by an esteemed guest panel, this open discussion will hopefully bring a better understanding to the situation and identify compassionate ways of seeking justice and delivering relief to those suffering.

RSVP here:

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