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...
10:00am - Group Meditation
10:40am - QiGong with Jim Dalton
11:00am - Dharma Talk with Robert Beatty
Of previous talks here on our website.
Please join PIMC in welcoming visiting Dharma Leader and Chaplain Mary Stancavage for a special retreat exploring her approach to mindfulness, called "Living with An Undefended Heart."
On Wednesday, Feb. 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.
Please join us for another edition of Buddhist Movie Night at Portland Insight Meditation Community (PIMC). We'll be watching "Samsara" on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. The screening will begin at 6:30pm.
This is a chance to come together as a community, enjoy Buddhist/mindfulness-themed cinema, and discuss how the material relates to our understanding of the Buddha and the Dharma.
Please join Robert for a wonderful opportunity to go deeper into your practice, and your understanding of spiritual view. The Buddha left us a priceless collection of teachings known collectively as the Eightfold Path. At some point, many meditators discover it is time practice more deeply, to go beyond stress management and psychological well being to explore the life-changing insights that come from wise understanding and practice.All posts »
Please join us for the next meeting of the PIMC "Engaging The Dharma" (ETD) initiative:
TIME: 1:00-2:30 (after the monthly potluck)
LOCATION: PIMC Living Room
In addition to considering the next community action project, there will be discussion about the 1/20 meeting of the new ETD Core Leaders Group.
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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.