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Why Not Dive In And Really Meditate?

This series of classes with Robert will help you really establish a daily practice.

What is holding you back from more fully committing to your meditation practice? You have enough experience and knowledge to realize that your spiritual life and your meditation are the most important things in your life, yet somehow you don't quite commit to it.

Refuge Recovery with Gary Sanders

Saturday February 25th, 9am-5pm.

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced. We hope to serve you, and meet you on the path.

Remembering Death

Saturday, February 4, 2017 with Robert Beatty.

If we want to live fully, to risk intimacy and closeness with other persons, it is essential that we embrace the reality of death. 

Being alive as a separate person is one end of a polarity which includes death. We do our best to deny this truth. Much of the anxiety that we experience arises from this unconscious fear of death.

Rescheduled for this Friday - The Truth Mandala Meditation: Good Medicine for Bad Times

Friday, January 20th 6:30 - 8:30 pm.

Many of us in the PIMC community are deeply hurting in response to the U.S. presidential election, Standing Rock and the DAPL, continuing police and fellow-citizens' violence toward people of color, women, those in the LGBTQ community and others. Hunger, poverty, lack of affordable housing, unemployment, racism, blind prejudices and more plague our society, including some of our own Dharma sisters and brothers.

An Introduction to Self-Compassion

A day long retreat lead by Douglas Pullin, Saturday January 21st, 2017 from 9:30am to 4pm.

"For someone to develop genuine compassion towards others, first he or she must have a basis upon which to cultivate compassion, and that basis is the ability to connect to one's own feelings and to care for one's own welfare... Caring for others requires caring for oneself."- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama -

Practicing Dana in Support of PIMC

Dear friend of PIMC,

After a month of sometimes difficult, always compassionate conversations about the state of our country, and on the heels of a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration here at the center, we are more convinced than ever that our community is fostering positive change in our own hearts and minds and in the world as a whole.

January Breitenbush Retreat

With Robert, January 6th-8th or 11th 2017.

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. You will go home with practices that will change your life.