Shelburne Sangha

For the last two months, Tahn Pamutto has been in residence in Shelburne, MA, not far from the Dhammadhara Vipassana Center.

This small community has been very active with group sittings, a study group, and a family group.  Because it is on private property, many functions are not open to the general public, but it is still possible to arrange to offer dana or visit with Tahn Pamutto.

How to Support Sangha

At the moment, the best ways to support Upavana’s growing mission to build Buddhist practice community is:

  • Help feed the Monastics!  Check the next section on this page for more info.
  • Help find a home:  Upavana has a few places available for monastics to stay, but no permanent home.  If you know of land, property, or space that may be suitable in the Pioneer Valley, please contact us at
  • Shelter Fund:  Financial support to Upavana will help cover heating and housing costs through the winter.
  • Amazon Wish List:  these are items that could be useful to the Sangha at this time.

Our current mailing address is:


280 Colrain-Shelburne Rd

Shelburne Falls, MA   01370

May you be well and happy!

Current Sangha:  Shelburne, MA

Currently Upavana is centered around one community in Shelburne, MA.  Tahn Pamutto is there in a sizeable and comfortable apartment provided by friends and attached to their house.

It is possible to visit by arrangement and there is also the possibility of in-person sittings arising in the near future.  You can inquire by sending an email to

Tahn Pamutto’s ability to survive outside the monastery is thanks to the generosity of lay supporters interested in Upavana’s mission.  One way to help is to offer a meal.  This can be done in two ways – in person or by offering a meal fund.  If you live near Peckville Rd in Shelburne, MA, Tahn can come to you; he can be picked up or food can be dropped off.  To offer a meal fund, a donation can be made via donorbox on the Support page with a note about when and how you would like the meal offered.

Please check the calendar above to see what days are available.  Tahn Pamutto typically only needs one meal per day.

Upavana Foundation

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