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The Noble Eightfold Path: 10 week course

"We say that the path is the most important element in the Buddha's teaching because the path is what makes the Dhamma available to us as a living experience. Without the path the Dhamma would just be a shell, a collection of doctrines without inner life. Without the path, full deliverance from suffering would become a mere dream." - Bhikkhu Bodhi

Ruth Denison Memorial at Spirit Rock

Sunday, October 18, 2-6 PM

You are invited to join us at Spirit Rock to celebrate the life of Pioneer Dharma teacher Ruth Denison. With stories, teachings, practices and personal remembrance we will honor Ruth who passed away February 26, 2015 at the age of 92. Information will follow soon about registration for participation at Spirit Rock and also how to tune in to the live broadcast.

Please join us: Jack Kornfield, Julie Wester, Arina Wiseman and Robert Beatty

Northwest Climate Change

PIMC Living Room - Sunday mornings - 8:00-9:30am, July 19th to August 23rd.

The newest course offered by the Northwest Earth Institute, CHANGE IS OUR CHOICE - Creating Climate Solutions, will be offered this summer at the PIMC. Our group will meet in the living room area for six 90-minute discussion sessions, one for each chapter, plus a wrap up.

Remembering Death

June 27, 2015, 9am-4:30pm with Robert Beatty.

This retreat, focused on the reality of life and death, was initially scheduled for February. It was preempted by the passing away of my teacher Ruth Denison. I had the privilege of being present with Ruth through her last breath and cremation. This experience, and the ongoing realizations concerning life-and-death make the importance of this subject even more clear to me.

Dharma Consultations

Do you have questions about your practice? Beginning this Sunday the Dharma Leaders are offering 20-minute, individual consultations following the Dharma Talk. You can sign up in advance (online signup) and a sign-up sheet will be available each Sunday if appointments remain unfilled.