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.

Visiting Teacher Pablo Das

Please join us for a special weekend with Buddhist teacher Pablo Das, who will be will be giving a weekend of teachings at PIMC 1/26 through 1/28.

Pablo was trained as a Buddhist teacher at the Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society. He was on the founding treatment team at Refuge Recovery, a Buddhist addiction treatment center in Los Angeles.


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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.

Skillful Speech

Have you ever wondered why it is you can talk to someone until you're "blue in the face" and walk away knowing you haven't been heard? Has anyone ever told you, "You never listen to me or if you do, you don't hear me!"? Do your disagreements with others end up in cold silence? Heated exchanges? Hurt feelings and disconnection?


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Events & Activities

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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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