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An Introduction to Self-Compassion

A day long retreat lead by Douglas Pullin, Saturday January 21st, 2017 from 9:30am to 4pm.

"For someone to develop genuine compassion towards others, first he or she must have a basis upon which to cultivate compassion, and that basis is the ability to connect to one's own feelings and to care for one's own welfare... Caring for others requires caring for oneself."- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama -

Practicing Dana in Support of PIMC

Dear friend of PIMC,

After a month of sometimes difficult, always compassionate conversations about the state of our country, and on the heels of a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration here at the center, we are more convinced than ever that our community is fostering positive change in our own hearts and minds and in the world as a whole.

January Breitenbush Retreat

With Robert, January 6th-8th or 11th 2017.

Mindfulness (Vipassana) meditation is the art of being fully alive. On this silent retreat we will be mindful of every activity, from sitting in the meditation hall, to walking in the ancient forest, to bathing in the hot springs. You will go home with practices that will change your life.

The Basics of Mindfulness

6 week class starting January 26th 2017 - Doug Pullin
1. Develop a healthier relationship with your thoughts.
2. Develop more balance with your emotions.
3. Become more in touch with your body and mind.

Thursdays 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23 and 3/2. Time: 6:00 PM - 7:25 PM


Hello PIMC Community:

You are invited to spend an afternoon of giving thanks at our Center on Thursday November 24th from 1 - 3 PM. The intent is to spend the day with sangha sharing gratitude, good food and cheer.

QiGong Retreat

Half-Day of practice with Jim on Saturday November 19 doing mindful movement and contemplating some inspirational Thanksgiving reflections from a variety of traditions.

O how I laugh when I think of my vague indefinite riches. No run on my bank can drain it, for my wealth is not possession but enjoyment.

PIMC Community Meeting

Sunday, October 23, 1pm - 2:20pm.

We are meeting to celebrate the life that is burgeoning at PIMC, and to plan for the future. We will discuss program and community development, long-term financial stability, and governance. Whether you've been coming to PIMC for years or are new to our community, we encourage you join in this important conversation about our shared purpose and the future of PIMC.

QiGong Workshop for October

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...