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Daily/Weekly Live-Streamed Dharma Talk & Meditation Groups

IMPORTANT NOTICE:     AS OF SUN., 3/15/20, PIMC SUSPENDED ALL IN-PERSON GATHERINGS, DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.

ALL REGULARLY SCHEDULED, WEEKLY DHARMA GATHERINGS ARE NOW ONLINE AS LIVE-STREAMS AT THEIR REGULAR TIMES. TO VIEW THE LIVE-STREAMS, AS WELL AS CONTRIBUTE TO THE VIRTUAL DANA BOWL FOR EACH GATHERING, PLEASE CLICK ON THE EVENT TITLE BELOW.

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Portland Insight Meditation Community hosts daily and weekly live-streamed Dharma talk and meditation groups every day of the week. The complete listing of those sessions is below, with web links and other information. Donations are requested, but no required. Just show up - no advance registration or fee is needed. As in ancient Buddhist tradition the classes are offered on a "Dana" basis. In keeping with their financial ability, and their understanding of the importance of generosity, participants contribute to the support of the community.

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Guiding teacher: Robert Beatty
Format: A Group Guided Meditation & Dharma talk - FaceBook Live
Attendance: Live-Stream
Description: The morning will begin with a poem then a sit for 30 minutes, then a bit of discussion.
Watch on the PIMC FaceBook Page: https://www.facebook.com/PIMC.meditate
You can also participate interactively via the Zoom Meeting (To receive the Zoom link, please use the following registration link: https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=zYMcCH
Virtual Dana Bowl link for Morning Meditations: https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=A6g2Pr
Contact: Robert Beatty - robert@portlandinsight.org
Leader: None
Format: 40 min sit, 20 min walk.
Attendance: 5-10
Description: The PIMC Dharma Hall is currently closed for on-site meditation practice.
Contact: K. Avi Klepper - avi@portlandinsight.org
Guiding teacher: Robert Beatty
Format: Guided Meditation
Attendance: Live-Stream
Description: Guided meditation, silence, and mindful movement.
To get access to the Zoom live-stream, please use the following registration link: https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=zYMcCH
Virtual Dana Bowl link for Sunday Dharma: https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=VGKFdm
Contact: K. Avi Klepper - avi@portlandinsight.org
Guiding teacher: Robert Beatty
Format: Dharma Talk
Attendance: Live-Stream
Description: Instruction is given in sitting, walking and movement meditations, as well as ways of carrying the practice into daily life. Helpful for beginners and experienced meditators.
To get access to the Zoom live-stream, please use the following registration link: https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=zYMcCH
Virtual Dana Bowl link for Sunday Dharma: https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=VGKFdm
Contact: K. Avi Klepper - avi@portlandinsight.org
Format: Sunday Children's Program
Leader: Rebecca Bower
Attendance: Typically 5-10
Description: The Sunday Children's Education Program is currently closed.
Leader: Candle Summers
Format: Meditation, discussion
Attendance: Online
Description: Dharma practice and spiritual friendship presented in an easeful, natural style. The time together will include 45-minutes of gently guided insight meditation and loving friendliness practice along with personal sharing and discussion of various Dhamma topics such as applying awareness in daily life and Sutta study. This group is committed to making the exploration of practices and teachings of the Buddha relevant and accessible in today’s world and welcomes all people of every age, ethnicity, cultural heritage and religious background, socio-economic group, ability, sexual orientation and gender identity.  In this way we aspire to follow in the footsteps of the Buddha, who offered his teachings of awakening and freedom freely to everyone without exception. 
Join Zoom Meeting Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7173268368
Watch on the PIMC FaceBook Page: https://www.facebook.com/PIMC.meditate/?view_public_for=237044460461
Virtual Dana Bowl link for Sunday Insight & Metta: https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=r6ukgU
Contact: Candle - candlemaui@gmail.com
Guiding teacher: Jim Dalton
Format: Meditation, movement, discussion
Description: Reach out and connect for an evening of meditation and connection. How will we connect? We know how to do this. For centuries groups of people have banded together and supported each other through wars, famines and epidemics. Today’s situation is unique and seemingly overwhelming, but we know how to work with feelings and thoughts. We know how to build a circle of empathy. We know how to still the mind. All cultures have developed skills and rituals to summon the interior forces to face the challenges we all face as fragile human beings. Each one of us contributes to this ancient resilience and wisdom. Let’s begin.
This is an invitation to fill your electronic screen with faces and smiles and listen to how your friends are coping with our current challenges. We will be creating a group mindfulness session, including quiet sitting, guided meditation, mindful movement and time for discussion and questions.
Please be compassionate with yourself and your friends. Use this virtual tool to stay connected while we are seemingly separated one from another.
Join Zoom Meeting here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/558206117?pwd=eVdpVWhnbGQ2bGs0RTNPSSt0Y3dEdz09
Virtual Dana Bowl link for Monday Night Guest House: https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=YAi9LH
Contact: Jim Dalton - (503) 292-6951 - walkerdalton95@gmail.com
Leader: Peer-Led
Format: Meditation, movement, discussion
Description: This is a friendship and meditation group. Leadership is rotated among all who wish to lead. It meets every Tuesday morning and typically includes sitting and walking meditation, optional personal sharing, reading, and discussion of Dharma topics. Practice and support among friends.
Join Zoom Meeting here: http://us04web.zoom.us/j/7052162866.
Virtual Dana Bowl link for Peer Meditation Group: https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=rWCJQ6
Contact: Larry Berry - lberry2552@aol.com
Guiding Teacher: Gary Sanders
Format: Introductions/check-ins, brief talk about the meditation, guided meditation, Dharma talk and discussion.
Description: In the Metta Sutta, the Buddha encouraged us all to cultivate a boundless heart of loving-kindness for all beings and that is exactly what our intention is for this new weekly group. We will practice a variety of meditations and discuss a full spectrum of dharmic nuggets, all infused with the gentleness and friendliness of metta.
Join Zoom Meeting Here: https://zoom.us/j/552545982.
Virtual Dana Bowl link for Boundless Heart: https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=pAJfsX
Contact: Gary Sanders - pimc.gary@gmail.com
Guiding Teacher: Gregory Maloof

Format: Offers a variety of dynamic formats for practice that will include: sitting, walking, and mindful movement, along with formal Dharma talks, meditation skill building, contemporary book and classic sutta study, and loving kindness practice.

Description: This mid-week sit will offer you a unique opportunity to greatly expand your understanding of the psychology, philosophy, and spirituality of the Buddhist Eight-Fold Path. It will also help you gain the necessary technical mastery that will exponentially increase the effectiveness of your meditation practice. Within a safe and supportive group of dedicated meditators, we will focus on integrating meditative insights into daily life in order to cultivate lasting peace and harmony, as we aspire to embody the liberating promise of waking up to true happiness and freedom from suffering.

For more information, please use this link: https://conta.cc/2XLq31f.
Join Zoom Meeting Here: https://zoom.us/j/530481206.
Virtual Dana Bowl link for Wednesday Wake-Up: https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=oUANwU
Contact: Gregory - gregory@portlandinsight.org
Guiding teacher: Doug Pulin
Format: Meditation, movement, discussion
Attendance: 15-25
Description: The evening includes guided and silent sitting in the practice that leads to insight or Vipassana mind. This is the mindfulness meditation practice that was taught by the Buddha over 2500 years ago. The focus of Doug's teaching is on the cultivation of compassion, loving-kindness and wisdom through the practice of being fully present for the ever changing joys and sorrows of life. In addition to traditional mindfulness meditation, there is also an opportunity for informal discussion and for questions related to practice. The Dharma discussion is in a small group setting. Open to beginning and advanced students alike.
Join Zoom Meeting Here: https://zoom.us/j/676631178
Virtual Dana Bowl link for Heart of Freedom: https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=M34TkR
Contact: Doug Pullin - douglas@douglaspullin.com
Guiding teacher: Doyle Banks
Format: A 15-30-minute Dharma talk - FaceBook Live
Attendance: N/A
Description: A little bit of Dharma with Doyle to help you relax during your lunch break. This live-stream video is non-interactive.
Watch on the PIMC FaceBook Page: https://www.facebook.com/PIMC.meditate/?view_public_for=237044460461
Virtual Dana Bowl link for Friday Lunchtime Dharma Talk: https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=NhK4XE
Contact: Doyle Banks - doyle@doylebanks.com