River Valley Insight Meditation Community

A welcoming Buddhist Sangha in western Massachusetts


In-person programs have a Zoom option available, with the exception of some outdoor programs. 


Click here to get the Zoom link for meditations and talks.

Class links will be emailed to registered participants.

Guided Meditation


We will resume our outdoor Sunday morning meditations in June, which will continue through Sept, and possibly Oct. depending on weather.  In case of inclement weather we will be on Zoom.    Zoom link here.

Join us for our monthly discussion about neuroscience and awakening.      Thursday offerings       Monthly Calendar


Meditation Tips for more Happiness and Ease - Class Series

Monday, May 6 – May 20

7:00 to 8:30 PM on Zoom


The Buddha taught both general meditation practices, as well as specific practices to help people when they get stuck.

Sometimes we need some specific techniques to open up our practice.  We will explore some of these ways to find more happiness and ease, including breath practices and devotional practices.

The class will be taught by Kim Weeber.


Suggested donation for class series is $60 – 90.  Please donate according to your means.  If you are able to donate more, this allows others with less means to attend.  

Everyone is welcome.

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Held in person at 191 Main St. Northampton, MA 01060: Location

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Additional support for the teachers can be offered here:

Step by Step Mindfulness

Monday, June 3 thru August 12

7:00 to 8:30 PM

On Zoom.  Taught by Kim Weeber

Please note that Kim will be on medical sabbatical during part of this course, so stay tuned for details as to which days the class is being held.

Mindfulness is one of the key practices in Buddhism.  The Buddha assured us that we could free ourselves from suffering by practicing mindfulness in specific ways.  The Four Establishments of Mindfulness contains those practice instructions.

We will use Analayo’s, The Satipatthana Practice Guide for our basic instructions.  Each week will focus on a particular mediation.  We will explore mindfulness of the body, hedonic tones, mind, and dharmas. 

Drop in for any one class, or take the entire series.  No class on July 8.  Suitable for beginners and experienced students.

Registration and Donation information:

Suggested donation for class series is $20 – 25 per class.  Please donate according to your means.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Choose your preferred donation amount, and please consider sharing more to help support those who have less means.

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Attend in person at 191 Main St. Northampton, MA 01060  Location

Sunday morning meditation

Sunday, May 26 on Zoom
8:30 – 9:30 AM

We will be resuming outdoor meditation in Florence on June 2.

Sunday Outdoor meditation

Meditation, Movement/Qigong, Discussion

Sunday mornings in Florence

8:30 – 9:30 AM

In person, easy parking. 

Zoom by request: text 413-570-0097

Led by Kim Weeber, Devin Ryder or Richard Baer.


Location of meditation in Florence: Click for Google map

Look for us by the white marker here (red marker on the Google map) – in the grass field next to the parking lot, across the bike path from Quadrini.

Program details: 10 minutes of mindful movement of your choosing, and 30 minutes of meditation followed by dharma discussion. 

Optional tea or breakfast after meditation.



Where to find us (map below): Meet just off Norwottuck bike path at intersection of Keyes St. and Depot Ave. behind Florence Savings bank. Bring something to sit on and bug repellent.

Look for our sign just beyond where the bike path crosses Keyes St. If you are coming from Main St. in Florence, park on the east side of Keyes, and look for us near Quadrini Bikes.

No need to register. Donations are appreciated.


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In case of inclement weather, we will post the change here and meet on Zoom.

Zoom link

Thursday evening meditation

Beginning at 7:00 PM (on Zoom only)

woman meditating outdoors

Silent or Group Awareness Meditation.

The program varies from week to week, but will always include meditation.  See Offerings Calendar for weekly details.

1. Qi gong or Thai hand meditation instructions usually given at 7:00.  Optional movement practice of your choice.  Followed by meditation for 45 minutes.

2. Meditation from 7:00 until 7:30 followed by a discussion about neuroscience, deepening and awakening.

3. Qi gong, movement of your choice or Thai hand meditation instructions at
7:00.  Followed by meditation for 30 minutes, and a 15 minute dharma

4. Moving meditation at 7:00 followed by group awareness meditation.

All are welcome to join the meditation program.  Please attend a basic meditation class if you plan to attend regularly.

Led by Kim Weeber, Devin Ryder or Richard Baer.


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