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.
A one day retreat with Robert Beatty and Doug Pullin, April 14th 9am to 4:30pm.
We use the word love to mean many things. The spectrum goes from passionate romantic falling in love all the way through loving a restaurant or vacation beach, to selflessly loving a child, to loving all beings. The Buddha taught that love is our true nature, which can be revealed and developed through cultivation.All posts »
Exploring Our Strength, Wisdom and Resilience - March 31, 2018 9:00am - 1:00pm.
It's not easy being human in these emotionally and psychologically fraught times. Being a woman brings its own issues to the full realization of our human and spiritual nature.
This retreat is intended to explore both the barriers we might face and the wide range of gifts that we, as women, can bring to enrich our journey.All posts »
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.All posts »