Attending Upavana Virtual Events

Upavana is using ZOOM Meetings to host several online events during the week. These are free and open to the public.

To access the Upavana ZOOM meeting room, use this link:

https://zoom.us/j/6578079769?pwd=RjFBckpZZnk3R3lwd0VzNll1YVpYZz09

Meeting ID: 657 807 9769 Passcode: upavana

To dial-in by phone (audio only), visit: https://zoom.us/u/an61PRrrw

Group Meditation

Online (See Zoom Info above)

  • Wednesday 8-9PM EDT

  • Friday 8-9PM EDT

In-Person

  • TBD (In-Person meditations are happening in different locations for small groups)

Other Offerings

Tea with Tahn: Wednesday 7-8PM EDT

An online tea-time chat for asking questions, exploring dhamma, and building community.


Monastic Vinaya Studies: Tuesday 4-5PM EDT

Ongoing studies of the Bhikkhu and Bhikkhuni monastic life by way of rules and procedures in the Vinaya Pitaka. These weekly sessions are online and open to ordained monastics and those in training. Recordings of previous sessions are also available. Contact by email for more info.

Biweekly Uposatha Gathering

Every two weeks, on the New and Full Moon, Buddhist practitioners all over the world come together to observe the Uposatha. Upavana's Uposatha gathering is held both in-person and broadcast in real-time via Zoom.

8PM EDT: 45 Minute silent meditation.

8:45PM: Chance to take the Three Refuges and Eight Precepts.

9PM: An Upavana teacher will give a dhamma talk. Following the talk, the room stays open for informal sitting and walking meditation practice until midnight.

Upcoming Uposatha Dates:

May 26 (Vesakha Puja)

June 11

June 25 (beginning of Anapanasati Retreat)


If you live in Western Massachusetts and would like to attend or offer a location, please contact us by email at info@upavana.org

Retreats

Meditation retreats are an invaluable way to develop our practice and will be an ongoing offering for Upavana. While there will be limited slots for In-Person attendance, retreats are also offered online, all for free.

Anapanasati and Developing Samadhi (Jun 25-27)

This will be our first retreat. The retreat will begin formally on Friday evening, following the format of the Uposatha gatherings (midnight sitting optional). It will end Sunday at 5pm.

The retreat will be both in-person and online, and free of charge. A schedule will be provided, and the instructional talks and guided meditations will be broadcast live. The teacher will be Tahn Pamutto. This retreat will focus on using the first tetrad of the Anapanasati Sutta, the discourse on Breath Meditation, as a framework for developing a Samadhi practice. It will be suitable for Beginners and Intermediate meditators. There will be a Q&A session on Saturday evening, and an opportunity for a brief interview with the teacher on Sunday.

Making the retreat a reality will require bringing together a variety of resources. If you know of a location for a non-residential retreat, could provide or sponsor food for retreatants, or would like to attend please email us at info@upavana.org.