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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Transforming your Life with Love and Silence

Mountain Waters Retreat, Nelson BC with Robert, July 8-20, 2017.

You are capable of great wisdom, boundless love, true compassion, and deep-seated ease. And yet all to often our human experience is clouded by painful moods, mental compulsions, addictions, and difficult psychological scripts from the past. For thousands of years, people have used Buddhist meditation as a way of training the mind and elevating consciousness to free themselves from anxiety, self-criticism, depression, and fear.

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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.

Metta, the Sublime Attitude of Love

A Six Week Class with Gary Sanders starting May 23rd.

"For all of us, love can be the natural state of our own being; naturally at peace, naturally connected, because this becomes the reflection of who we simply are."
Sharon Salzberg, Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness

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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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