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
Part of being in community, is doing whatever we can to be responsive to those in need. For those of you who are/become house-bound, either due to virus symptoms or because of other pre-existing conditions, we will work to see if we can mobilize a community effort to make sure vulnerable people have access to food and other necessities. If this is your situation or becomes your situation, please contact either:
Robert (click HERE)
Gregory (click HERE)
DHARMA CONSULTS CONTINUE TO BE AVAILABLE
Robert and the Teachers Council are committed to continuing to provide free, 30-minute Dharma Consults. They want to make sure, in this strange and difficult time, sangha participants can continue to access spiritual guidance as needed, especially guidance on starting and pursuing a regular, personal meditation practice. Dharma Consults will be offered exclusively by phone for now.
To arrange for a Dharma Consult, please contact:
Avi (Click HERE)
NOTE: Because Dharma Consults are subject to teacher availability, it could take several days to a week before you are actually able to talk with a PIMC teacher. Please be patient.
REMAINING CONNECTED TO THE PIMC SANGHA
The best ways to remain plugged in to PIMC are:
1. Attending our online, interactive Dharma live-streams (for a complete list, please click HERE)
2. Regularly visiting the PIMC Website (http://portlandinsight.org)
3. Joining our Constant Contact email distribution list (please click HERE)
4. Joining our PIMC Connections group forum (please click HERE)
NOTE: If you should have any trouble joining the forum, please contact Avi and he will help you.
5. Following the PIMC FaceBook page (please click HERE)