Insight Meditation or Vipassana is a simple technique, beginning with focusing the attention on the breath. However, simple doesn't always mean easy. It can be very helpful to have the support of a group and a teacher to navigate the challenges that arise in this practice.
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PIMC is delighted to host the premier of a new documentary about emerging technology solutions to global warming, created by sangha member Jim Cassidy. His movie and labor of love, "A Most Convenient Convergence," will premier at PIMC on Fri., 3/2, 7-9pm.
Saturday, February 24th, 7pm at PIMC.
The opportunity arises once again, for us to gather to share the light that shines from within us!
Come to tell a story or poem, share a few songs, show your art, demonstrate your dance, or just support others in community! The possibilities are as wide open as the imagination.
Richard Lang workshop Saturday, February 17, 2018, 9am - 9:30pm, and Sunday morning, February 18, 10am - 12pm.
2/3/18, 8:00AM NOTE:
THE KEVIN GRIFFIN WORKSHOP IS CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS. WE WILL RESCHEDULE. EVERYONE WHO REGISTERED ONLINE WILL RECEIVE REFUNDS ON MONDAY, 2/5.
PLEASE DIRECT ANY QUESTIONS TO THE COMMUNITY COORDINATOR:
Please join us for a special weekend with Buddhist teacher Pablo Das, who will be will be giving a weekend of teachings at PIMC 1/26 through 1/28.
Pablo was trained as a Buddhist teacher at the Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society. He was on the founding treatment team at Refuge Recovery, a Buddhist addiction treatment center in Los Angeles.
Have you ever wondered why it is you can talk to someone until you're "blue in the face" and walk away knowing you haven't been heard? Has anyone ever told you, "You never listen to me or if you do, you don't hear me!"? Do your disagreements with others end up in cold silence? Heated exchanges? Hurt feelings and disconnection?
Please join us for a special Boundless Heart sit on Tues., 1/9, as PIMC Teacher Gary Sanders welcomes visiting teacher Scott Tusa. Together, in addition to the usual guided meditation, Gary and Scott are planning to engage the group in a free-wheeling "Dharma Conversation". To find out what that means, you'll have to be there!
Before the sit, from 6:30 to 7:00pm, Scott will be doing a meet and greet. Feel free to arrive early for tea and good conversation.
Please join Robert for a powerful New Year's grief ritual to pave the way for joy, forgiveness, and compassion in the coming year. January 31st, 8:15pm till 12:30am