Northampton Insight Meditation Community
Pioneer Valley Sanghas
Buddhist Links


Hopping Tree Sangha - Amherst
Meets Wednesday mornings from 7 to 8:15 AM at 17 Kellogg St.
For more information, call Laurene Grenier, 413.256.4516

Living Dharma Center (see: Northampton)

North Amherst Mindfulness Meditation Group
Insight meditation and dharma study Sundays 10:00 to 11:30 am.
For more information call Mary Porcino at 413.549.8405

Single Flower Sangha Amherst
Chogye/Rinzai/Soto Zen practice Every Wednesday 7:30-8:30pm, our monthly schedule includes: precept study group, informal interviews, dharma talks and opportunities for half/full day sittings, sesshin with Roshi Bomun and SFS teachers. Call Mushim and Marina at 413.256.2178 or just show up at 7:00pm for introduction at UU Meetinghouse 121 N. Pleasant St., Amherst, MA.


Ashfield Group
Mondays from 7:30 to 8:45 am.
For information and location call Ann Gibson at 413.625.1094


Insight Meditation Center of Pioneer Valley (Dhamma Dena)
Drop-in sitting and discussion Mondays from 5:30 to 6:45 pm and Wednesdays from 7:15 to 8:45 pm, as well as classes, retreats, and other programs.
Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street, Suite 242
For more information call 413.527.0388


Greenfield Zen
Meditation: Mondays 7:15-8:45PM, Green River Yoga, 158 Main St., Suite 6. For information please contact Paul Sonier at 413.665.0278.


Green River Zen Center
Tuesdays 7 - 9:30 pm and Sundays 3 - 5:30 pm. Extended schedule for meditation, study and retreats. Interviews with Eve Myonen Marko. All are welcome. Sit with us at the Montague Retreat Center, 177 Ripley Road, Montague, MA 01351.


Black Moon Zendo
Public sittings Sunday mornings.
For information contact or call 413.582.1805

Boundless Way Zen Northampton (Now on Tuesday evenings!!)
Tuesday Meditation 7:30-8:30 PM. Dharma Talk first Tuesday each month. Unitarian Society Parlor (side door) - 220 Main Street. Contact:,

Living Dharma Center
Soto and Rinzai Zen Meditation and teachings
Tuesdays 7-9PM, 35 State St., with teachers Paul Gerstein and Norma Salter. For more information:

Northampton Insight Meditation Community
Buddhist Vipassana and Metta meditation and study of related Buddhist teachings.
Sundays 7:00 to 9:00 pm.
Karuna Center for Yoga and Healing Arts, The Fitzwilly Building, 25 Main Street
For more information call Martin Urbel at 413.584.2515.

Northampton Shin Buddhist Sangha
Taitetsu Unno, Sensei.
For schedule of sangha gatherings, Family Dharma, and other activities email

Northampton Zen Center
Zen practice, Mondays 7:30 to 9:00 pm. Instruction available. 320 Riverside Drive. For more information call Jeffrey Brooks at 413.584.6139

Oxbow Zen Sangha NEW!
Practicing in the White Plum Lineage of Zen, we invite meditators from all traditions to participate in weekly sits, occasional Dharma talks, and quarterly day-long sits. For our schedule of events, see or contact oxbowzensangha @

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30 and Sundays from 9AM to 12 noon. 191 Main Street, Northampton. Call 413.585.9848 or visit for information on ongoing courses and programs.

River Valley Sangha
The River Valley Sangha in the tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh meets every Monday, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m., at the Edwards Church, 297 Main Street, Northampton. Join us for sitting and walking meditation, and dharma sharing. All are welcome to experience peace in our circle. For more information call Michael Todd at 207.841.5419.

Two Streams Zen
Transforming People and Communities Through Fearless Intimacy and Living Compassion. ShinJinJi (Body-Mind Zen Temple) in Northampton and AnRyuJi (Peace Dragon Zen Home Temple) in Westhampton (Route 66 West). Guiding Teachers and Co-founders: Catherine Anraku Hondorp Sensei and Ryumon H.G. Baldoquín Sensei. For current practice schedule visit: For Zazen instruction and more information contact:

Shelburne Falls

Vipassana Meditation Center -- Dhamma Dhara
Vipassana Meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin, typically in the form of Ten Day Courses. Details at

Western Mass Sangha of the Order of Interbeing
Based on the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh. Meets on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month, in the winter from 4:00 to 6:00 pm and in the summer from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.
For more information call Pru Grand at 413.625.9495


Bodhisara Dharma Community
Mark Hart, guiding teacher.
For more information visit or call Mark Hart at 413.259.2145


Howling Dragon Zen
Zen study, meditation, and private interviews on Tuesday evenings from 7-9:pm with James Daikan Bastien Sensei. 15 South Plain Rd., Sunderland. For information email or call 413.687.7844.

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