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Minutes: Engaging the Dharma Meeting #1 (Oct. 28, 2018)

In answer to the question: What is most important to you in bringing about a more environmentally sustainable, socially just, spiritually fulfilling world? What qualities/principles can we bring as Buddhists (or followers of the dharma) to this?


•          The work starts inside, individually: small intentional shifts, taking a stand

•          Focus on love

•          Come to this work from the 5 precepts/compassion/loving kindness

Introductory Meeting: The PIMC Engaging the Dharma Initiative (Sun., 10/28/18, 1-2:30pm)

With all the environmental challenges and social injustice we see in the world today, it becomes increasingly clear for many Buddhists that the path of engagement and action is becoming essential; that it’s important to add in their voices and perspectives, and work together with those striving for a better world. Engagement provides the opportunity to create the world we want to live in, both off the cushion as well as on it.

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.

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!