Supporting Buddhist Practice

The goal of Upavana is to support the founding of a Theravada Buddhist practice community in Western Massachusetts, as well as support practitioners wherever they are through various online offerings.


A Refuge for Love

The other day on almsround I was stepping up in front of the local country store and was greeted by a friend. He’d just suffered a blow – a breakup ...
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Gradual Training Retreat

This month's In-Person retreat, "The Gradual Training", wrapped up this evening. It was wonderful having friends together in a comfortable space for two days of dedicated practice, and the first ...
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The Path to Impermanence

This week the conversation both online and on the street has been around Impermanence. The ‘idea’ of impermanence is one that every person has at some point – realistically many ...
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Online Programs

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There are currently no planned online-centric retreats.  The upcoming in-person retreat, Jul 30-Aug 1, will include meditation instructions and dhamma talks, and these will be available live through YouTube.

Western Mass

A listing of activities Upavana is supporting or participating in locally in Western Mass.  Find out more about the Upavana project on our About page.

Meditation Groups

Wendell Senior Center – Every Sunday, 8:30 – 9:30 am

Events & Retreats

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Upavana’s mission of supporting practitioners extends to nurturing and providing resources for the monastic Sangha. 

To learn more about supporting Upavana and other practitioners, including offering dana and requesting chanting, click here.