Portland Insight
Meditation Community

The Portland Insight Meditation Community is an experiment in American Buddhism. The purpose of PIMC is to improve the lives of participants, their families and the greater community through meditative practice and a lifestyle that supports liberation from suffering, the awakening of wisdom, and the manifestation of compassion.
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New PIMC Community Mailing List

SIGN UP FOR PIMC CONNECTIONS

The time is finally here!  PIMC will be moving to a list serv associated only with our website! You will be able to talk with one another, post pictures and have discussions.

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Watch Sunday Broadcast Live on UStream!

PIMC on UStream

10:00am - Group Meditation
10:40am - QiGong with Jim Dalton
11:00am - Dharma Talk with Robert Beatty

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Either here on our website or directly on Robert's YouTube channel.

The Basics of Mindfulness

6 week class starting September 22nd 2016 - Doug Pullin
1. Develop a healthier relationship with your thoughts.
2. Develop more balance with your emotions.
3. Become more in touch with your body and mind.

Thursdays 9/22, 9/29, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27 and 11/3. We will not be meeting on 10/6.
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:25 PM

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Events & Activities

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PIMC Refuge Retreat & Refuge Ceremony

with Robert Beatty, Saturday Oct 15 and Sunday Oct 16. 

Everything that has a beginning has an ending. Life is utterly unstable and unpredictable. Our only certainty is that everything will change. Faced with his truth we vulnerable humans try to find some stable place to stand. We ignore the truth of impermanence all around and within us.

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The Noble Eightfold Path

Putting the Buddha's Path to Happiness into Practice

Begins October 18, 2016
Presented by Gregory Maloof and Christine Gieben

The Noble Eightfold Path is the fourth of the Buddha's Four Noble Truths and is described by the Buddha as the way leading to the cessation of suffering and the blossoming of self-awakening. The Eightfold Path is often said to contain a summary of all the instructions and essential elements of the path to realization.

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October Hollyhock Retreat with Robert

Oct 2-7 - Hollyhock, BC, Canada.

Be fully alive. Let go of anxiety, self-criticism, depression, fear, and loneliness. You are not your moods, racing mind, compulsions, addictions or wounds from the past. Awaken to the love, compassion and joy that are your natural state.

Allow meditation to bring vibrancy, enthusiasm, connection, humour and awareness to every aspect of your life.

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Fall Breitenbush Retreat with Robert

Oct 30 - Nov 4

Mindfulness (Vipassana) meditation is the art of being fully alive. On this silent retreat we will be mindful of every activity, from sitting in the meditation hall, to walking in the ancient forest, to bathing in the hot springs. You will go home with practices that will change your life. Suitable for beginning and experienced meditators.

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