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...

Buddhist Movie Night at PIMC: "Kubo and the Two Strings" (Sat., 10/20/18, 6:30pm)

This is Portland Insight Meditation Community’s (PIMC’s) monthly Buddhist/mindfulness-themed movie night – a chance to see movies that expand our understanding of the Buddha and the Dharma and talk about these ideas with other interested folks.

"Kubo and The Two Strings" is a 2016 animated epic action-adventure set in a fantastical Japan from acclaimed animation studio LAIKA.

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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.

Karma Yoga Service, Pizza, Potluck, and Socializing Party! (Sat., Sept. 29)

Putting out the call for the Fall 2018 service day for PIMC volunteers on Saturday, Sept. 29. Spend the day taking refuge in the sangha - socializing with friends and getting to know folks in the PIMC community as we get some necessary maintenance done on our lovely home!

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All PIMC Sangha Members Needed: Please Fill Out The "Engaging The Dharma" Survey

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Class: Basics of Mindfulness, Fall 2018 (6 Wks)

In this introductory class, a six-week series on the Heart Of Mindfulness Practice, the basic instruction in insight meditation will be given sequentially, beginning with a focus on mindfulness of breathing, followed by mindfulness of the body, of emotions, of thoughts, of mind and of the application of mindfulness in daily life and on retreat This 6-week class is appropriate for beginners as well as for experienced meditators who want to refresh the fundamentals of their practice.

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Monthly PIMC Day-Long Retreat Series - Sat., Oct. 6 (1st Saturday of the month)

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

On Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, we will gather once more for our monthly NonViolent Communication practice group in the PIMC Living Room. The meeting will go from 7pm to 9pm.

Kirsten and Doyle will be co-leading the practices.

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