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Special Performance of "The Story of Ebenezer Scrooge", Sun 12/17 at 1pm

A family-friendly theater performance based on Charles Dickens's "A Christmas Carol" - The classic parable about the gifts of generosity, kindness, and community.

Ebenezer Scrooge is a nasty, mean and snarling old geezer, with no care for anything other than his money. His one and only friend visits him as a ghost, and starts him on a journey that melts his icy heart, and teaches him the joys of caring for, and giving to others.

Breitenbush Retreat with Robert

Meditation for a Happy and Loving Life, January 5-7th or 5-10th.

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.

Fall Karma Yoga Pizza Party

DATE: Sat. Oct. 21, 2017
TIME: 9:30am - 4:00pm
PLACE: Portland Insight Meditation Center 6536 SE Duke St., Portland

Hi Sangha!
Time for our quarterly Karma Yoga gathering. Time to hang out with community while eating pizza and getting some things done. If you're new to PIMC, this is a great way to meet folks in the sangha and deepen your experience here. The only thing you need to bring is YOURSELF! But, if you're inclined, consider bringing:

Buddhist Psychology, The Practices of Freedom, with Robert Beatty

Understand what you are doing in meditation. A class to help you deepen your practice starting October 18th.

Buddhist Psychology is the foundation upon which all Dharma practice and realization stands. By understanding these fundamental teachings of the Buddha you will be more skillful in the efforts you make in meditation and your journey along the Eightfold Path.

We will be reading The Wise Heart, a modern classic by Jack Kornfield. The following is from the book.

Dzogchen Buddhist Teachings With Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche

September 15-17 at PIMC. 

The Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche is a holder of the complete Buddhist Nyingma lineage— Kama, Terma, and Dzogchen teachings. He is an expert in all the schools of Buddhism, and is a master of Dzogchen, the most advanced tradition of meditation practice in Tibetan Buddhism.

Eightfold Path Class with Christine Gieben & Gregory Maloof

Please join us this October-November for our 3rd annual Eightfold Path class. This will be an 8-week class in which we will explore each fold of the path and its application to daily life through readings, Dharma talks, group discussion, weekly reflections, and group meditation. The class will be held on Wednesdays from 7-8:30pm, beginning October 4th. The class dates are: 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/4 (Saturday half-day session from 9am to about 1pm), 11/8, 11/15, and 11/29. 

QiGong Workshop August 12

Half-day of practice on Saturday August 12 doing mindful movement and contemplating some inspirational reflections from a variety of traditions.

I have lived on the lip of insanity,
wanting to know reasons,
knocking on a door.
It opens.
I've been knocking from the inside.
RUMI