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Buddhist Movie Night at PIMC: "I Heart Huckabees" (Sat., 12/15/18, 6:30pm)

Please join us for another edition of Buddhist Movie Night at Portland Insight Meditation Community (PIMC). We'll be watching "I Heart Huckabees" on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018.  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.

Link: The "Awakening The Dreamer" Course, from the Pachamama Alliance

Before the 12/2 meeting, one very powerful thing you could do is participate in an excellent short course called Awakening the Dreamer, from the Pachamama Alliance. Tricia had talked about this briefly during the first meeting. The entire program takes about two hours and is broken into 4 segments. It can be done on your own time at your own pace. It’s a free offering from Pachamama:       

The Compassion In Action Short Film Tour at PIMC - Sat. Dec. 1, 2018

Portland Insight Meditation Community (PIMC) is honored to be partnering with the international Buddhist charity, Tzu Chi USA, to present an evening of films sharing stories of socially engaged Buddhism in the United States and beyond. Helping those in need is vital in today's unbalanced and turbulent world, and these films demonstrate how we can all play a part in spreading and practicing the wisdom of altruistic service.

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