The Portland Insight Meditation Community is an experiment in American Buddhism. We welcome people of all faiths, orientations, genders, abilities, ages, and racial/cultural backgrounds. 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. Read more...
Please join us for another edition of Buddhist Movie Night at PIMC. We'll be watching "Seven Years in Tibet" on Saturday, Sept. 8. The screening will begin at 6:30pm.
This is a chance to come together as a community, enjoy Buddhist/mindfulness-themed cinema, and discuss how the material relates to our understanding of the Buddha and the Dharma.All posts »
PIMC loves your voice! It doesn't matter if you've never been on the radio or a podcast, or even if you've never done any public speaking. We love your voice because it's yours. And, we would love to honor your voice by using it on ..... a PIMC podcast!All posts »
In this introductory class, a six-week series on the Heart Of Mindfulness Practice, the basic instruction in insight meditation will be given sequentially, beginning with a focus on mindfulness of breathing, followed by mindfulness of the body, of emotions, of thoughts, of mind and of the application of mindfulness in daily life and on retreat This 6-week class is appropriate for beginners as well as for experienced meditators who want to refresh the fundamentals of their practice.All posts »
On Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, we will gather once more for our monthly NonViolent Communication practice group in the PIMC Living Room. The meeting will go from 7pm to 9pm.
Kirsten and Doyle will be co-leading the practices.