Articles & Announcements
The next QiGong Workshop will be held at PIMC this Saturday on October 8. As usual we will meet from 10:00am until 2:00pm. The format is a rhythm alternating between 20 minutes of movement and 20 minutes of silent sitting.
Our purpose is to learn to carry mindfulness from the cushion into daily life. In the Metta Sutta, it is described as the "sublime abiding." One translation actually refers to it as a Divine State...
Saturday, October 22nd, 7pm - 9:30pm.
We share in such beautiful community by sitting together and sharing in the art of meditation. We would like to invite you to come and share in a different expression of art and community, celebrating that we are the living breathing earth!
The time is finally here! PIMC will be moving to a list serv associated only with our website! You will be able to talk with one another, post pictures and have discussions.
with Robert Beatty, Saturday Oct 15 and Sunday Oct 16.
Everything that has a beginning has an ending. Life is utterly unstable and unpredictable. Our only certainty is that everything will change. Faced with his truth we vulnerable humans try to find some stable place to stand. We ignore the truth of impermanence all around and within us.
Putting the Buddha's Path to Happiness into Practice
Begins October 18, 2016
Presented by Gregory Maloof and Christine Gieben
The Noble Eightfold Path is the fourth of the Buddha's Four Noble Truths and is described by the Buddha as the way leading to the cessation of suffering and the blossoming of self-awakening. The Eightfold Path is often said to contain a summary of all the instructions and essential elements of the path to realization.
Curious about volunteering at PIMC? Please come and chat in the Dharma Hall following Robert's Dharma Talk at 1:00 pm!
Questions? Call me! Kate - 503-771-4123
As a holder of the complete Nyingmapa lineage -- kama, terma, and Dzogchen teachings--Khenpo Tsewang Rinpoche is fully versed in all the schools of Buddhism and is a master of Dzogchen, the most advanced tradition of meditation practice in Tibetan Buddhism.
Friday, Sept. 16, 7:30pm, $15
Saturday, Sept. 17th, 10am-5pm $75
Sunday, Sept. 18th, 7pm $20
Friday September 23rd, 7:00-8:30 pm
"We are healed from suffering only by experiencing it to the full."
~ Marcel Proust.
The human quest in liberating the human condition from suffering has been a constant search in the hearts and minds of seekers, seekers ranging from Proust above to Tao. The dizzying offerings ranging from New Age to variants of Classical religions also casts the appearance that awakening is multi-variant in diagnosis to remedy.
Just a reminder about the Half-Day of practice on Saturday August 6 doing mindful movement and contemplating some inspirational reflections from a variety of traditions.
Busy-ness is violence.
It covers our fear of being found out as the phonies we are.
– Thomas Merton