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News About Robert During His Recovery.... And How You Can Help

Robert Beatty, PIMC's founder and guiding teacher, had surgery on Mon. Nov. 11, 2019 and is expected to be away from PIMC for a month during his recovery.

Robert and Jen have asked that people please refrain from calling or visiting during his recovery.


To get news about how he is doing, please use the following link to Robert's CaringBridge webpage (currently, he's doing fine!!).


Guiding Teacher Robert Beatty and PIMC Teachers Council are pleased to present the Winter 2020 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 Winter 2020 PIMC Catalog:


Buddhist Movie Night at PIMC: "A Man Escaped" (Sat., 11/16/19, 6:30pm)

Please join us for another edition of Buddhist Movie Night at Portland Insight Meditation Community (PIMC). We'll be watching "A Man Escaped" on Saturday, Nov. 16, 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.

New ETD Event: Making Brown Bag Lunches for Laurelwood Shelter (Fri., 11/22/19)

PIMC is scheduled to provide a brown bag meal for Laurelwood Shelter – Transition Project’s newest adult shelter - whose primary focus is homeless adults over the age of 55. The date is Friday, November 22, 2019.

We ask you to volunteer in this effort to share resources with those less fortunate.

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.