River Valley Insight Meditation Community

A welcoming Buddhist Sangha in western Massachusetts

Welcome!

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

Holding the Climate Crisis with Heart 

Saturday, April 20th, 9:30-11:30 am 

on Zoom only

How often do you turn away from the climate crisis? The amount of anger, grief and disbelief sometimes feel too overwhelming. And yet, the avoidance leads to selfGaian suffering. So, let’s practice finding our inner wellspring to hold and work with the truth. 

We offer the opportunity to come together, nurture eco-resiliency, and hold our pain with compassion. If we can stay with the world and walk the bodhisattva path, we can offer ourselves the space to grieve and move forward together to do what needs to be done.

In a 2-hour workshop on eco-grief and interbeing, we will build eco-resiliency together. Through discussion and self-reflection we will look at the affects climate change, and how the dharma can help us open our hearts.

The workshop is co-facilitated by Molly Grover, member of the Upper Valley Insight Shanga, and Ariel K. McK. Burgess, eco-climate psychologist, educator, and Buddhist student.

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Suggested donation for retreat is $20 – $40.  Please donate according to your means. 

Additional support for the teachers is welcome.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

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Finding Peace Through the Awakening Factors - Class Series

Monday, April 22 – May 13

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

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We can practice mindfulness, joy, calmness and other skillful ways of using the mind as a way of deepening our practice.  When these mind states arise together in practice, our practice naturally deepens. 

We can learn to cultivate these practices to bring us more freedom and ease.  Everyone is welcome.

The class will be taught by Kim Weeber.

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Suggested donation for class series is $60 – 100.  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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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

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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 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
discussion.

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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