PIMC is pleased to announce an additional opportunity to gather as a community on Sunday Evenings from 6:30pm until 8:00pm. This group will include a short Dharma Talk and 45 minutes of silence, and will be led by various PIMC Teachers. We look forward to seeing you there!

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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Rescheduled for this Friday - The Truth Mandala Meditation: Good Medicine for Bad Times

Friday, January 20th 6:30 - 8:30 pm.

Many of us in the PIMC community are deeply hurting in response to the U.S. presidential election, Standing Rock and the DAPL, continuing police and fellow-citizens' violence toward people of color, women, those in the LGBTQ community and others. Hunger, poverty, lack of affordable housing, unemployment, racism, blind prejudices and more plague our society, including some of our own Dharma sisters and brothers.

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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.

The Headless Way: Who are You, Really?

Richard Lang at PIMC - Workshop February 18, 2017 9am - 9pm and Sunday Morning, February 19, 10am - 12pm.

Who are you really? Richard Lang will guide you through the simple but powerful Headless Way experiments invented by the philosopher Douglas Harding, author of On Having No Head.

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What is Insight Meditation

Insight meditation, or Vipassana, has been practiced since the time of the Buddha, 2500 years ago. It originates in one of the three great streams of Buddhism, called the Theravada tradition. Theravada is practiced primarily in Thailand, Burma, India, Sri Lanka, and other parts of Southeast Asia. The other two streams are Mahayana, practiced mainly in China, Japan and Korea, and Vajrayana, practiced mainly in Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan. More...

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Remembering Death

Saturday, February 4, 2017 with Robert Beatty.

If we want to live fully, to risk intimacy and closeness with other persons, it is essential that we embrace the reality of death. 

Being alive as a separate person is one end of a polarity which includes death. We do our best to deny this truth. Much of the anxiety that we experience arises from this unconscious fear of death.

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What Makes Me Tick? An Exploration of Dependent Arising

Have you ever found yourself really ramped up about something--negative or positive--then suddenly you stop and wonder, "What the heck is going on? How'd I get here?!?!"

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An Introduction to Self-Compassion

A day long retreat lead by Douglas Pullin, Saturday January 21st, 2017 from 9:30am to 4pm.

"For someone to develop genuine compassion towards others, first he or she must have a basis upon which to cultivate compassion, and that basis is the ability to connect to one's own feelings and to care for one's own welfare... Caring for others requires caring for oneself."- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama -

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