Portland Insight
Meditation Community

The Portland Insight Meditation Community is an experiment in American Buddhism. 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.
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PIMC Stewardship Circle

Attend the retreat!PIMC exists, and thrives, through your loving presence, meditation and generosity. The Buddha taught that generosity is one of the central practices of spiritual life.

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Watch Sunday Broadcast Live on UStream!*

PIMC on UStream

10:00am - Group Meditation
10:40am - QiGong with Jim Dalton
11:00am - Dharma Talk with Robert Beatty

*These activities are broadcast only when Robert is teaching. Please see the calendar for details

Day of Meditation - Celebration of our Stewardship Circle

Saturday, November 29th 9:00 to 4:00In celebration and honoring those who have become members of the Stewardship Circle, Robert will be offering a one day retreat Become Fully Alive: A Day of Meditation for Fully Embracing Life.

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Events & Activities

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What is Insight Meditation

Insight meditation, or Vipassana, has been practiced since the time of the Buddha, 2500 years ago. It originates in one of the three great streams of Buddhism, called the Theravada tradition. Theravada is practiced primarily in Thailand, Burma, India, Sri Lanka, and other parts of Southeast Asia. The other two streams are Mahayana, practiced mainly in China, Japan and Korea, and Vajrayana, practiced mainly in Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan. More...

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