The Portland Insight Meditation Community is an experiment in American Buddhism. We welcome people of all faiths, orientations, genders, abilities, ages, and racial/cultural backgrounds. The purpose of PIMC is to improve the lives of participants, their families and the greater community through meditative practice and a lifestyle that supports liberation from suffering, the awakening of wisdom, and the manifestation of compassion. Read more...
As we all hunker down and adapt to the new normal of social distancing and proactive self-isolation in the age of coronavirus, the PIMC teachers and staff are committed to maintaining and encouraging community connection via the internet, something that humanity did not have access to in previous pandemics.
Even though we cannot meet in-person for the time being, we remain a community.
HELPING THOSE IN NEEDAll posts »
Please join Doug in a guided exploration of the four Brahmaviharas.
Each class will focus on one of the four Brahmaviharas with the final class being an opportunity to practice integration into daily life. The format for classes includes a Dharma talk, guided meditation, discussion, interactive exercises and take home practices.All posts »
Gary Sanders looks forward to sharing the May edition of the 1st Saturday Retreat with you.
This retreat will be hosted on Zoom.
Date/Time: Saturday, May 1, 2021 9 AM - 2 PM (with a one-hour break for lunch)All posts »
In a new podcast uploaded on Jan. 25, Dr. Rob Orman, MD, talks with Robert about the basics of meditative practice.
Robert walks through the basics of meditation, how to start a meditation practice, principles of mindfulness, understating the roots of suffering, how concentrating on the breath can lead to insight, and healthy vs unhealthy coping. Don't miss this lively and thoughtful podcast episode!All posts »