Meditations and Talks

We have resumed in-person programs and have a Zoom option available.

Please scroll down to see all events – Information on specific meditation sessions is listed below.

Special Talk

Near Death Experience and Spirituality - Invaluable Lessons for Living

Thursday, September 29, on Zoom

by Audrey Tanner Walker, 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 talk at 7:30. 

There will be a short Q&A after the talk by Audrey Tanner Walker, 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

Meditation Practice and Dharma Talk

Working with our Spiritual Faculties On and Off the Cushion

Thursday, October 20, on Zoom

by Katy Wiss

Katy Wiss

Although we might be more familiar with The Seven Factors of Awakening, the teachings of Five Spiritual faculties also offer opportunities for realization.  Each of these faculties – confidence, energy, mindfulness, concentration, and wisdom, serve to counterbalance the five hindrances. We will explore the qualities of these faculties in daily life and formal practice.

Join us on Zoom for a meditation practice at 7:00 PM, followed by a dharma talk at 7:15. 
There will be a short Q&A after the talk by Katy Wiss, Visiting teacher. 

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

Other Zoom options available here

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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.

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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In case of bad weather  Meet at 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)

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 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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