Friends Night

Meditation and Buddhism – Triratna Friends’ Night

The Triratna NYC Buddhist Community welcomes anyone with an interest in exploring Buddhist practice to their regular Tuesday Friends’ Night hosted at Tournesol. No previous meditation experience is required. Each week begins with a meditation, followed by a talk and discussion. The emphasis is on spiritual fellowship, meditation practice, and the practical application of Buddhist principles in our daily lives.

Triratna NYC is part of a larger Buddhist movement with groups and centers in 27 countries, all grounded in the commitment to authentically engage with the Buddha’s radical teachings in the conditions of our modern world. An ecumenical Buddhist movement that started over 50 years ago, Triratna is affiliated to no single particular school, drawing thoughtfully instead on the many streams of Buddhist tradition to share the teachings in a relevant and inspiring way. Known for is friendliness and balanced approach of study, meditation, community, and ritual, Triratna wholeheartedly welcomes people of all backgrounds and experience to its regular community gathering.

Open to all 


What is Triratna Buddhism?
Samayasri and Ananta will be taking us through a seven-week course on what is distinctive about Triranta Buddhism. To April 11th 2017

Weekly Program:

Program Times and Location (please note new times!)
6:15 – 6:30 pm Welcome
6:30 – 7:10 pm Meditation
7:10 – 7:20 pm Break
7:20 – 8:30 pm Dharma Topic and discussion

Tournesol Wellness, 26 East 36th Street, New York, NY 10016
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Suggested donation for attending Friends Night: $15/$20/$25, on a sliding scale

While our teachers are not paid for leading Friends Night, there are costs involved, such as rent, supplies, and so on.

Regular attendees who make a monthly pledge of $75 or more do not need to donate for Friends Night.  Click to starting Pledging Now

(If you need instruction in meditation, see the introductory classes for more information.)


Location: Tournesol Wellness
is located at 26 East 36th Street between Madison and Park Avenues in the Murray Hill neighborhood of New York City.

By Subway
Tournesol Wellness is accessible by the 6 line at Grand Central Station, or the 33rd Street stop.  We are also conveniently located near the D, F, N or Q lines at the 34th Street – Herald Square stop.

By Bus
The M1, M2, M3 and M4 buses stop near Tournesol Wellness on Madison Avenue at 36th Street.

26 East 36th St. Midtown East, New York City