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.


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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Sunday Dhamma Session

Parivara Dhamma Sunday Session- Topic: The Hindrances (Nivarana) with Bhante Pamutto and Bhante Jayasāra ...
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Dhammapalooza –

Dhammapalooza every Monday 8-10pm EST Join Bhante Jayasara and guests on the 'Students of the Path' YouTube channel every Monday for a two-hour session of chanting, dhamma reflection, Q & ...
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Online Programs

Join Upavana’s ZOOM (passcode upavana)


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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.


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


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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.

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