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.
Insight Meditation or Vipassana is a simple technique, beginning with focusing the attention on the breath. However, simple doesn't always mean easy. It can be very helpful to have the support of a group and a teacher to navigate the challenges that arise in this practice.All posts »
Please join us this October-November for our 3rd annual Eightfold Path class. This will be an 8-week class in which we will explore each fold of the path and its application to daily life through readings, Dharma talks, group discussion, weekly reflections, and group meditation. The class will be held on Wednesdays from 7-8:30pm, beginning October 4th. The class dates are: 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/4 (Saturday half-day session from 9am to about 1pm), 11/8, 11/15, and 11/29.All posts »
A one-day workshop with Joanna Macy, Aug 26th at PIMC.
Eco-philosopher, Buddhist scholar, and Rilke translator Joanna Macy, PhD, is a visionary leader in the movements to heal our planet, reignite our interconnected humanity, and chart a meaningful path into the future for our children. The modalities in her "Work That Reconnects" encourage engaged spirituality and activism for the benefit of all beings.All posts »