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 - 'Boundless Heart' Sit & Dharma Talk with Gary Sanders

We have a new weekly drop-in with Gary Sanders, Tuesdays 7pm-8.30pm in the PIMC living room.

Basic Flow: Introductions/check-ins, brief talk about the meditation, guided meditation, Dharma talk and discussion.

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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 10/05

Insight Meditation or Vipassana is a simple technique, beginning with focusing the attention on the breath. However, simple doesn't always mean easy. It can be very helpful to have the support of a group and a teacher to navigate the challenges that arise in this practice.

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Events & Activities

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Taking Heart in Troubled Times

A one-day workshop with Joanna Macy, Aug 26th at PIMC.

Eco-philosopher, Buddhist scholar, and Rilke translator Joanna Macy, PhD, is a visionary leader in the movements to heal our planet, reignite our interconnected humanity, and chart a meaningful path into the future for our children. The modalities in her "Work That Reconnects" encourage engaged spirituality and activism for the benefit of all beings.

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