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

Discussion about Awakening

Due to popular demand, our monthly Neuroscience and Meditation discussion, held on Thursday evening, is being expanded to include all topics, including awakening, and spiritual experiences. 

Do you think you have had an opening or awakening of some type?  Have you had a shift in your perception of the way the world is or how “you” are?  Did you want a place to share these insights?

Join us for our monthly discussion.             Thursday offerings             Monthly Calendar

Meditation Made Easier through Neuroscience

Monday, March 4 thru April 15

7:00 to 8:30 PM

In person and on Zoom.  Taught by Kim Weeber

Combining modern neuroscience to understand our brain, and the Buddha’s teachings to work with our mind, we can meditate more easily. 

We will draw from the work of John Yates, PhD (Culadasa) in The Mind Illuminated, as well as Rick Hanson, PhD, and Buddhist scholar-monk Analayo. Their techniques include using positive reinforcement to train ourselves to be more kind, mindful and stabilize our attention. 

Learn to practice without fighting your mind’s natural tendencies! Suitable for beginners and experienced students.

Registration and Donation information:

Suggested donation for class series is $120 – 150.  Please donate according to your means.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

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

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Your donations for events support our programs.

Additional support for the teachers can be offered here:

Sunday morning meditation

Meeting at 191 Main St. Northampton
(subletting from Pioneer Valley Shambhala)
In person and on Zoom
8:30 – 9:30 AM

(1st weekend of the month is on Zoom only)

All are welcome to join the program. 

Arrive and set up at 8:15. 

8:30 – mindful movement

8:45 – 9:15 meditation

9:15 – 9:30 – dharma discussion

9:30 – take down


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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