Upavana

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.

Teachings/News

Morning Dhamma Options

Morning Dhamma Options This morning, as I have most mornings this year, I woke early before the gears of the world started turning. In the morning stillness I dressed, brewed ...
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Discussion Around Truth

The most fruitful dhamma explorations, I find, are the ones that are delved into communally – the ongoing dialogue among seekers that allows us to push beyond our limited understandings ...
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The Uposatha

In the Buddha's time, people of many faiths were already keeping a sabbath on the Full and New Moons, called observing the Uposatha. When they requested that the Buddha also ...
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Online Programs

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Retreats

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.