In-person programs have a Zoom option available, except for some outdoor programs.
Our indoor space is air conditioned.
Meditation Practice and Dharma Talk
Honoring our Identities Without Causing Suffering
Thursday, June 30, on Zoom
by Kim Weeber
Recent events have highlighted the ways in which we unconsciously act out of our perceived identities, sometimes causing conflict and suffering. Let’s explore how we can honor and express who we are in ways which do not contribute to more suffering in our relationships.
Presented by Kim Weeber
Join us on Zoom for a meditation practice at 7:00 PM, followed by a dharma talk at 7:35.
There will be a short Q&A after the talk by Kim Weeber, founding teacher.
Mindfulness - Four Ways to Practice
Monday, June 20 thru August 22
7:00 to 8:30 PM
In person and on Zoom. Taught by Kim Weeber
(We have air conditioning!)
The Buddha assured us that we could awaken and free ourselves from suffering by practicing mindfulness in specific ways. The Satipatthana Sutta / The Four Foundation of Mindfulness contains those practice instructions.
We will work from the translation by Analayo, The Satipatthana Practice Guide. After the introduction, 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. See the calendar (Offerings) for which topic is being discussed on a particular day. No class on July 4. Suitable for beginners and experienced students.
Registration and Donation information:
Suggested donation for class series is $15 – 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.
Outdoor meditation - Sangha gathering
Meditation, Movement/Qigong, Discussion
8:30 – 9:30 AM
Zoom will be listen in only.
Join us outside for tea at 9:30.
Program details: 10 minutes of mindful movement of your choosing, and 30 minutes of meditation followed by dharma discussion.
Remote viewers: Click here to get the Zoom link
Where to find us (map below): Meet at Florence 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, turn right on the bike path. Walk along the path toward Northampton and look for us.
We ask people to maintain a safe distance for those with Covid concerns.
No need to register. Donations are appreciated.
In case of inclement weather, we will meet in person at 191 Main St Northampton.
We will post the change here by 7 AM.
Choose the specific meditation
from the drop down menu in PayPal
Our downtown Northampton space: Arrive by 8:15 to help set up.
Zoom starts at 8:30. Front door will be locked after program starts.
8:30 to 9:30 – mindful movement, meditation and dharma discussion
9:30 to 9:45 – dharma tasks – put away for the next group
Please take a meditation class if you plan to attend regularly.
Thursday evening meditation
Beginning at 7:00 PM (on Zoom only)
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 dharma talk.
3. Meditation from 7:00 until 7:30 followed by a closed class.
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.
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