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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

The Buddha's Voice - Meditation and Poetry

Monday, Sept 26, Oct 3 and 10

7:00 to 8:30 PM in person and on Zoom

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Hearing poetry read aloud can deeply inspire meditation and daily practice.  Poems can “land” in the body-mind in a powerful way to calm, comfort, or shake us out of our conditioned perspectives.  Over three evenings, we’ll explore the relationship between the dharma and poetry. Please bring a favorite poem or poems and we’ll take (voluntary) turns reading them to each other, reflecting on how they might express the “Buddha’s voice” and teachings.  No one will be required to read; it’s fine to just come and listen.

The poem(s) you bring do not need to be written by Buddhist authors.  Dr. Seuss, for example, wrote some profound pieces in his children’s books.  Song lyrics and short prose paragraphs can also be used.  On the third week we will search out and focus on poems or short prose by indigenous authors.  All sessions will include meditation and (optional) movement as well as the readings.

Taught by Devin Ryder

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Suggested donation for class series is $45 – 75.  Please donate according to your means.  If you are able to donate more, this allows others with less means to attend.  

Everyone is welcome.

Register here:

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

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Beginners/Beginner's mind class

Monday, October 17 to November 21
7:00 to 8:00 PM, In person and on Zoom

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, founding teacher.

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Suggested donation for class series is $90 – 150.  Please donate according to your means.  If you are able to donate more, this allows others with less means to attend.  

Everyone is welcome.

Register here:

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Registration and donation for class series (Choose QTY1)show details + $120.00 (USD)  
Registration and donation for class series (Choose the amount of your donation and QTY1)show details + $0.00 (USD)  
I plan to attend in person (Choose QTY1)show details + $0.00 (USD)   Expired
I plan to attend on Zoom (Choose QTY1)show details + $0.00 (USD)   Expired

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

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Outdoor meditation - Sangha gathering

Meditation, Movement/Qigong, Discussion

Sunday mornings in Florence

8:30 – 9:30 AM

Afterwards, join us outside for tea or brunch at Miss Florence Diner at 9:45.

Led by Kim Weeber, Devin Ryder or Richard Baer.

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.

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CANCELLATIONS

In case of inclement weather, we will meet in person at 191 Main St Northampton.

We will post the change here by 7 AM.

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Location of meditation in Florence: Click for map

Look for us at the white marker – in the grass field next to the parking lot.

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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.

Important – Please read our Covid policy here before arriving

 

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Thursday evening meditation

Beginning at 7:00 PM (on Zoom only)

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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.

Led by Kim Weeber, Devin Ryder or Richard Baer.

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Special Talk

Near Death Experience and Spirituality - Invaluable Lessons for Living

Thursday, September 29, on Zoom

by Audrey Beth Tanner, guest presenter

Audrey Tanner Walker (2)

Audrey had a near death experience which profoundly impacted her spiritual life.  

She will talk about what NDE is, and commonalities among experiences.  She will share how it affects experiencer’s lives, as well as what we can learn from the common threads to improve our own well-being.

Join us on Zoom for a meditation practice at 7:00 PM, followed by a dharma talk at 7:30. 

There will be a short Q&A after the talk by Audrey Beth Tanner, guest presenter.

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

Everyone is welcome to attend.

Other Zoom options available here

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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