Zen Buddhist Temple-New York City opened its door to the public in 2014 after three years of intensive renovation of the building on 206 E. 63rd Street in Manhattan. The mission to found a temple in New York City began November 2007 by renting an apartment in the China Town. We moved around from China Town to Brooklyn to Chelsea before the current temple building was purchased in March 2011. Founding teacher, the Venerable Samu Sunim dedicated tirelessly to the search and supervision of the renovation. Our Dharma teacher Gagan Rocco Caputo and Dharma Student Soyong Timothy Niewold conduct the Sunday public services and teach the meditation course.
The Sunday morning meditation service takes place at 10:30 am (you may arrive between 10 and 10:30 am). Your donation is very much needed and appreciated ($10 suggested donation).
Sit still and concentrate
NYC Zen Buddhist Temple July 2015
Group Photo after the Summer Yongmaeng Jeongjin
First Yongmaeng Jeongjin retreat was held June 2014
Sunim moving his library in the midst of renovation
Toan and Jeongdo working on the temple facade
Taking down the ceiling of the 2nd floor (current Retreat Center)
The first floor (current Buddha Hall) in August 2011
A Makeshift meditation space in the midst of renovation
Sunim and Toan right after the purchase of the building,