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Please note – We are temporarily suspending in-person programs due to the Covid-19 surge.

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Class links will be emailed to registered participants.

Special Metta Meditation for Myanmar

Please Join Us
Fri. Jan. 21, 8:00 PM
For A Mettā Vigil for Myanmar:
The Golden Land

Hundreds of people from around the world will gather this month to offer Mettā (lovingkindness*) for the people of Myanmar and express our gratitude for all Burmese Buddhism has given us.

Right now every person in Myanmar is suffering physically and spiritually. We grieve for them and want to offer our support.

Together we will offer our wishes that all people in Myanmar and all beings seen and unseen are peaceful, healthy and liberated.

We are honored that Ven. Aggacitta Bhikkhu, Abbot of Sāsanārakkha Buddhist Sanctuary in Malaysia, will lead us in Mettā practice for the benefit of all beings everywhere and the people of Myanmar.

We will be offering Mettā each month in support of the brave people of Myanmar with an array of leading teachers. 

With gratitude from


Promoting the teachings of Sayadaw U Tejaniya in North America
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This event will take place on Zoom at https://bit.ly/34mbybH.

Zoom ID: 892 8143 4572 Password: 151902

Meditation Practice and Dharma Talk

Working with Fear

Thursday, January 27, on Zoom

by Kim Weeber

07-26-20, 2 crop

All of us have been impacted by the recent challenging events in our society.  Even if we have a regular meditation practice, there may be times when we really feel afraid.  Of course, fear is a normal human reaction to these issues, but it is helpful to find ways to work with it, rather than let it take over.

Let’s look at fear from a Buddhist perspective, and find ways to work with it in our meditation practice.  

Taught 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. 

Suggested donation for evening is $8 – 20.  Please donate according to your means. 

Everyone is welcome to attend.

Other Zoom options available here

Beginners/Beginner's mind class

Monday, February 14 to March 21
6:45 to 8:45 PM
on Zoom and hopefully in person

This six-week course will include basic Buddhist teachings on mindfulness and meditation.  Neuroscience techniques to make meditation easier will be emphasized.

Learn about and practice body meditations, mindfulness, loving kindness, and learn how to collect the mind. We will offer an overview of the Buddha’s teachings as a way to bring our practice into our daily lives.

Suitable for beginners and those who wish to “begin again”.

Taught by Kim Weeber

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Registration and Donation information here:

Suggested donation for class series is $90.  Please donate according to your means.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Donate your chosen amount: 

1. PayPal or credit card – Click the Class Donation button to the right (or bottom).

2. Mail a check made out to River Valley Insight to PO Box 1292 Northampton, MA 01061-1292

Support the teachings by donating directly to the teacher.  Click the Teacher Donation button to the right (or bottom).

Register for In Person or Zoom using the Register Here button to the right (or bottom).  You can change your attendance later if you wish. 

The Zoom link will be emailed to you the day before, or the day of the class.

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Location – 191 Main St. 3rd Floor, Northampton 

Elevator available at the back  – call 413-570-0097 on arrival

Sunday morning meditation

8:30 - 9:30 AM on Zoom

All are welcome to join the program. 

Zoom starts at 8:30. 

8:30 – mindful movement

8:45 – 9:15 meditation

9:15 – 9:30 – dharma discussion

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Meditation donation.

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Metta

Loving Kindness Meditation

Mondays through February 7

7:00 – 7:45 PM

on Zoom

All are welcome to join the program.  This meditation will be guided. 

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Meditation donation.

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Thursday evening meditation

Beginning at 7:00 PM (on Zoom only)

January 27 – Qi gong and meditation

The program may vary from week to week, but will always include meditation.  

1. Qi gong or Thai hand meditation instructions 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 and Q&A until 8:30.  

3. Meditation from 7:00 until 7:30 followed by a closed class. 

4. Movement at 7:00, followed by meditation and Q&A with Kim Weeber, guiding teacher.  Program ends at 8:00.

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

If attending in person, arrive by 6:45 to help with dharma tasks – mindful practice to build community together.

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Meditation donation.

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from the drop down menu in PayPal.

Please note – We are temporarily suspending in-person programs due to the Covid-19 surge.

Our indoor practice space

191 Main St, 3rd floor  Northampton, MA

(shared with Pioneer Valley Shambhala)

Elevator available at the back  – call 413-570-0097 on arrival

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