Articles & Announcements
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.
Come join us on Saturday, Oct. 19, for a day-long retreat with visiting Dharma teacher Caverly Morgan, the creator of Peace In Schools, an in-school mindfulness program for kids. This will be a nourishing day of guided meditations, journaling, relational mindfulness practices, and group discussion. The theme of this retreat is:
There will be a sign and banner making party on Sept. 15 for the upcoming Global Climate Strike in Portland (for more information about the Climate Strike, please see below).
We'll get started at 12:30 at PIMC, after the Dharma Talk. In addition to making signs, we'll also have fun creating a poignant mantra … so we can stay mindful throughout the march!
PIMC's Engaging The Dharma (ETD) initiative group is organizing the sangha's participation in a six-part, web-based training on effective and skillful strategies for responding to global warming, informed by Buddhist principles. The "EcoSattva Training" will start in October, with details still to be determined.
NOTES FROM THE 9/1/19 Engaging the Dharma Meeting
A group of about 18 sangha members gathered in the PIMC Living Room after the Sunday Dharma Talk. The meeting was led by Tricia Andersson and Michael Midghall. We started with a 5-minute meditation on our connection with the Earth.