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.
6 week class starting September 22nd 2016 - Doug Pullin
1. Develop a healthier relationship with your thoughts.
2. Develop more balance with your emotions.
3. Become more in touch with your body and mind.
Thursdays 9/22, 9/29, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27 and 11/3. We will not be meeting on 10/6.
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:25 PM
with Robert Beatty, Saturday Oct 15 and Sunday Oct 16.
Everything that has a beginning has an ending. Life is utterly unstable and unpredictable. Our only certainty is that everything will change. Faced with his truth we vulnerable humans try to find some stable place to stand. We ignore the truth of impermanence all around and within us.All posts »
Putting the Buddha's Path to Happiness into Practice
Begins October 18, 2016
Presented by Gregory Maloof and Christine Gieben
The Noble Eightfold Path is the fourth of the Buddha's Four Noble Truths and is described by the Buddha as the way leading to the cessation of suffering and the blossoming of self-awakening. The Eightfold Path is often said to contain a summary of all the instructions and essential elements of the path to realization.All posts »
Oct 2-7 - Hollyhock, BC, Canada.
Be fully alive. Let go of anxiety, self-criticism, depression, fear, and loneliness. You are not your moods, racing mind, compulsions, addictions or wounds from the past. Awaken to the love, compassion and joy that are your natural state.
Allow meditation to bring vibrancy, enthusiasm, connection, humour and awareness to every aspect of your life.All posts »
Oct 30 - Nov 4
Mindfulness (Vipassana) meditation is the art of being fully alive. On this silent retreat we will be mindful of every activity, from sitting in the meditation hall, to walking in the ancient forest, to bathing in the hot springs. You will go home with practices that will change your life. Suitable for beginning and experienced meditators.All posts »