Portland Insight
Meditation Community

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...

[Online] Breitenbush Fundraiser, with Robert and Others (May 7-9, 2021)

Over the years before COVID, many of you have been to retreats with Robert Beatty at Breitenbush Hot Springs, near Detroit OR.
 

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Join Robert Live Online

Weekdays 7 am - 8 am
Sundays at 10 am - 12 pm
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Watch Previous Broadcasts

Robert's YouTube channel.

Listen to Podcasts

Of previous talks here on our website.

[Live-Stream] 1st Saturday Retreat Series at PIMC, with Gary Sanders (Sat., May 1, 2021)

Gary Sanders looks forward to sharing the May edition of the 1st Saturday Retreat with you. The theme will be:

         Cultivating a Boundless Heart: A Day of Deepening Our Practice and Opening Our Hearts.

 

This retreat will be hosted on Zoom.

 

Date/Time: Saturday, May 1, 2021 10 AM - 3 PM (with a one-hour break for lunch)

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Events & Activities

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Class: Intro to Heart Cultivation, with Doug Pullin (Spring 2021 - begins Apr. 29)

 

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.

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Online Offerings: Schedule of Online Meditation Gatherings

Please use the following link to see the schedule of existing online meditation gatherings:

 https://conta.cc/31ZEVwf

 

 

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"Mindfulness for a Happy Life," Robert's and Laura's Book, is Now Available on Audible

Mindfulness for a Happy Life is an honest, real and approachable book that gives you practical, actionable steps for lasting happiness for all of the complexities in life told through stories, simple explanations and exercises that Robert Beatty, an avant-garde leader in the westernization of Buddhism, has developed over four decades of teaching mindfulness and mindfulness-based psychotherapy

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Maintaining Community and Staying Connected in a Time of Separation

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 NEED

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New Interview with PIMC Founder Robert Beatty: "How to Meditate," on the STIMULUS Podcast, with Rob Orman, MD

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!

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Class: 8-Week Practice and Study with Robert Beatty (Spring 2021 - begins Apr. 21)

 

This special online Zoom class is an opportunity to dive more deeply into your meditation, both on and off the cushion, with Robert as your guide.

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Monthly NonViolent Communication (NVC) Practice Group via Live-Stream (Tues. May 11, 2021)

Please join Doyle for the monthly, live-streamed NonViolent Communication practice group on Tues., 5/11/2021.

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PIMC 's Statement Regarding Social Justice and Support of #BlackLivesMatter

 

Link - Statement of Support from PIMC Teachers Council

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QiGong Half-Day Retreat Live-Stream (9am-1pm, Sat. May 15, 2021)

QiGong in the comfort of your home!!!
 
Please join Jim for the next QiGong half-day retreat coming to you via Zoom on  your computer,  on  Saturday, May 15.

 

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DONATE HERE: Support Your Dharma Center

 

To donate, please click          HERE

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