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...

[UPDATED 9/24/19] - ANNOUNCING PIMC'S FALL 2019 SCHEDULE OF CLASSES & RETREATS

Guiding Teacher Robert Beatty and PIMC Teachers Council are pleased to present the Fall 2019 schedule. The teachers have been working for months to develop and coordinate their offerings to provide a diversity of subjects.

For more information and to register, please use the following link to get to the Fall 2019 PIMC Catalog:

CATALOG LINK

 

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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.

SIGN-UP FOR SUNDAY CHILDREN'S PROGRAM - PIMC NEEDS 1-2 VOLUNTEERS EACH SUNDAY (Posting Date: 4/17/19)

Click to View Sunday Children's Pgm Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com

We have hired a new teacher as of 4/10/19. Her name is Rebecca Bower and she is looking forward to getting to know you and your children.

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Events & Activities

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Mindfulness Hike, with Vik (Sat. Oct. 26, 2019)

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Next Monthly Meeting: The PIMC Engaging the Dharma (ETD) Initiative (Sun., Nov. 3, 2019, 12:30-2:30pm)

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PIMC Family Music Jam Potluck (Sat., Oct. 26, 2019)

PIMC is hosting a family inclusive potluck gathering on Sat., Oct. 26 in the late afternoon/early evening - when people with kids in the sangha can socialize while the kids run amok (with the benefit of many adults around keeping an eye on the little ones). It will be a relaxed time with food and music. This will be an excellent opportunity to get to meet other families for whom mindful child rearing is a priority.

 

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Monthly 1st Saturday Retreat Series at PIMC - with Jim Dalton (Sat., Nov. 2, 2019)

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Buddhist Movie Night at PIMC: "Kumare" (Sat., 10/19/19, 6:30pm)

Please join us for another edition of Buddhist Movie Night at Portland Insight Meditation Community (PIMC). We'll be watching "Kumare" on Saturday, Oct. 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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Karma Yoga Service Volunteer Pizza Party! (Sat., Oct. 26, 2019)

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Monthly NonViolent Communication (NVC) Practice Group at PIMC (Nov. 12)

On Tuesday, Nov. 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.

Doyle will be co-leading the practice session.

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RETREAT: Mindfulness For A Happy Life, with Robert Beatty (10/27-11/1)

Robert invites you to experience his next retreat at Breitenbush Hot Springs, in the midst of the forested beauty of Detroit OR. The theme is: "Mindfulness For A Happy Life." The retreat is Oct. 27 through Nov. 1.
 

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Half-Day QiGong Retreat at PIMC (Sat. 10/19/19)

Please join us on Saturday, Oct. 19, 10am-2pm, for our monthly PIMC QiGong half-day retreat, taught by Jim Dalton.

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