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.

First PIMC Jam

Saturday June 18, 7pm - 9:30pm.

Musicians and aspiring musicians please bring your enthusiasm and instruments. We have a piano and conga drum there already.

Let's have fun!


All posts »

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

Watch Previous Broadcasts

Either here on our website or directly on Robert's YouTube channel.

QiGong Workshop June 11

Half-Day of practice on Saturday June 11 doing mindful movement and contemplating some Rumi Poems with Jim Dalton. For instance:

If you want to change the ways others treat you, you should first change the way you treat yourself, fully and sincerely, there is no way you can be loved.

Once you achieve that stage, however, be thankful for every thorn that others might throw at you.


All posts »

Events & Activities

View calendar

Mountain Waters Retreat with Robert

July 3 – July 15, Mountain Waters Retreat Centre

We are capable of great wisdom, boundless love, true compassion , and deep-seated ease. And yet all to often our human experience is clouded by painful moods, mental compulsions, addictions, and difficult psychological scripts from the past.


All posts »