Portland Insight
Meditation Community

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...

PIMC Volunteer Retreat and Potluck - Winter 2019

DATE: Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019

TIME: 10:00am-4:00pm

LOCATION: PIMC, 6536 SE Duke St., Portland OR 97206

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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.

Listen to Podcasts

Of previous talks here on our website.

'Living With An Undefended Heart': Retreat With Visiting Teacher Mary Stancavage (Sat., 2/9/19, 9am-4:30pm)

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."

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Events & Activities

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Monthly 1st Saturday Retreat Series at PIMC (Sat., Feb. 2)

Please join us for the February edition of PIMC's regular, monthly, day-long retreat series. Gregory will be leading this month's retreat.

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Monthly NonViolent Communication (NVC) Practice Group at PIMC (2nd Wednesday of the month)

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.

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Buddhist Movie Night at PIMC: "Samsara" (Sat., 1/19/19, 6:30pm)

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.

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Visiting Teacher: Richard Lang's "The Headless Way" Workshop (Sat. Feb. 16 & Sun. Feb. 17, 2019)

Who are you really?

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Winter 2019 Class: Deep Dharma - Meditation and Wisdom, with Robert Beatty (8 Weeks, Starting 1/23)

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.

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Next Meeting: The PIMC Engaging the Dharma Initiative (Sun., 2/10/2019, 1-2:30pm)

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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Winter 2019 Class: The Basics of Mindfulness - (6 Weeks, Starting 1/17)

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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