The Buddhist Council of New York, an
association of diverse and international Buddhist temples and organizations, will host a public
meditation and prayer gathering “We are Together” on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (1/16)
in New York City. The gathering will include meditation, chanting, and speeches from local faith
group leaders. The gathering on Monday, January 16, 2017 from 1:00pm –2:30pm at the
Gandhi Statue, Union Square Park (on the southwest side of the park near 15th Street), will
welcome all participants.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Now is the time to gather together and pray for compassion and peace in the midst of an increase in violence, religious and racial bias, and hate in our society. “We Are Together” will cultivate and strengthen loving-kindness, compassion and peace with the spirit of non-violence and human dignity and equality. The event calls on participants to help heal our world with joy and love.
Buddhists of all traditions and practices will join “We Are Together” from the USA and other
Bangladesh, Burma, Cambodia, China, Japan, Korea,Mongolia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam.
Quoting Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history,
there is such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.”
About the Buddhist Council of New York, www.buddhistcouncilny.org, is an association of Buddhist temples and organizations whose mission is to foster dialogue, cooperation and unity within the Buddhist community in the New York City area. The Buddhist Council also presents the annual Meditate NYC to promote beginning meditation, and the annual Buddhist Forum addressing current events of concern to Buddhists in the local area.