Portland Insight
Meditation Community

The Portland Insight Meditation Community is an experiment in American Buddhism. We welcome people of all faiths, orientations, genders, abilities, ages, and racial/cultural backgrounds. 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. Read more...

PIMC: Seeking A Part-Time Teacher For The Sunday Children's Program (Posting Date: 2/14/19)

PIMC is seeking a part-time teacher to head our Sunday Children's Program.

With the position having only 3 hours of classroom time plus planning time each week, this position provides an excellent opportunity for an early education student to get some hands-on experience that would easily fit in with an academic schedule, or someone who wants A side gig with a small time commitment. The position is currently open and whoever is hired would begin immediately.

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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

Watch Previous Broadcasts

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

Listen to Podcasts

Of previous talks here on our website.

PIMC Benefit Performance of "FORCE OF NATURE" (Mar. 16, 2019)

PIMC invites you a special benefit performance of "FORCE OF NATURE", a one-woman show on the social, political, and cultural aspects of childbirth.

So what does childbirth have to do with the Four Noble Truths? Only everything!

The actor and writer of the play is Carole Groobman. The play is directed by Kathleen Edwards.

Internationally known author, birth doula, and childbirth educator Penny Simkin wrote,

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Events & Activities

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Next Meeting: The PIMC Engaging the Dharma Initiative (Sun., 3/10/2019, 1-2:30pm)

Please join us for the next meeting of the PIMC "Engaging The Dharma" (ETD) initiative:

          DATE/TIME: Sun., Mar. 10 / 1:00-2:30 (after the monthly potluck)

           LOCATION:  PIMC Living Room


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Remembering Death: A Day-Long Retreat with Robert Beatty at PIMC (Sat. 3/9/19)

PIMC's founder and guiding teacher, Robert Beatty, will lead his "Remembering Death Retreat" on Saturday, March 9, 2019. It has been several years since Robert offered this teaching.
 

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Women's Retreat at PIMC (Monthly 1st Saturday Retreat Series - Sat., Mar. 2, 2019)

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Buddhist Movie Night at PIMC: "Wings Of Desire" (Sat., 2/23/19, 6:30pm)

Please join us for another edition of Buddhist Movie Night at Portland Insight Meditation Community (PIMC). We'll be watching "Wings Of Desire" on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019.  The screening will begin at 6:30pm.

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Monthly NonViolent Communication (NVC) Practice Group at PIMC (2nd Wednesday of the month)

On Wednesday, Mar. 12, 2019, we will gather once more for our monthly NonViolent Communication practice group in the PIMC Living Room. The meeting will go from 7pm to 9:15pm.

Kirsten and Doyle will be co-leading the practices.

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Half-Day QiGong Retreats at PIMC (Special Date/Time - Sun. 2/24)

Please join us on Sunday, Feb. 24, 1:30-4:30pm, for our monthly PIMC QiGong half-day retreat, taught by Jim Dalton.

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