News

When It Rains It Pours

Lots of news! News, like the rain, is rarely purely good or purely bad, but a mix of both. For ...
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Our First Retreat

Upavana's first in-person/online retreat was a big success! Many thanks to everyone who helped out, especially our retreat coordinator Alex, ...
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Retreat Underway

Despite many planning hurdles, everything is coming together for our first meditation retreat. It will be held this weekend, starting ...
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Upcoming Meditation Retreat

Despite many planning hurdles, everything is coming together for our first meditation retreat. It will be held this weekend, starting ...
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Teachings

Finding Our Center

Last night during the tea time another perennial question came up – how are we supposed to relate to the differences between the Buddhist traditions, and which practices should we ...
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Practice with Family

At times it feels like there are two different narratives going on around spiritual practice - the clear, direct, meditative path of becoming peaceful and serene like a Buddha statue; ...
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Can Laypeople Become Enlightened?

Recently I was traveling with a friend when I was asked a perennial Theravada Buddhist question – “Can laypeople become arahants?” It’s a fairly sophisticated question, requiring a knowledge of ...
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