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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The Basics of Mindfulness - 6 Week Class Starting 01/25

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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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.

Saturday Retreat - Brahma Vihara Practices

Frank Leder and Robert Beatty, Saturday December 16th.

Robert and Frank are Dharma brothers, sharing Ruth Denison as their teacher. Frank is coming from Germany once again this year to teach at PIMC.

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Events & Activities

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Special Performance of "The Story of Ebenezer Scrooge", Sun 12/17 at 1pm

A family-friendly theater performance based on Charles Dickens's "A Christmas Carol" - The classic parable about the gifts of generosity, kindness, and community.

Ebenezer Scrooge is a nasty, mean and snarling old geezer, with no care for anything other than his money. His one and only friend visits him as a ghost, and starts him on a journey that melts his icy heart, and teaches him the joys of caring for, and giving to others.

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