Portland Insight
Meditation Community

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...

Next Meeting: The PIMC Engaging the Dharma Initiative (Sun., 12/2/18, 1-2:30pm)

Announcing the next meeting of the PIMC Engaging The Dharma initiative on Sunday, Dec. 2, at 1pm, right after the Dharma gathering. We're going to build on the progress made in the inaugural meeting on 10/28. 

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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

Watch Previous Broadcasts

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

The Compassion In Action Short Film Tour at PIMC - Sat. Dec. 1, 2018

Portland Insight Meditation Community (PIMC) is honored to be partnering with the international Buddhist charity, Tzu Chi USA, to present an evening of films sharing stories of socially engaged Buddhism in the United States and beyond. Helping those in need is vital in today's unbalanced and turbulent world, and these films demonstrate how we can all play a part in spreading and practicing the wisdom of altruistic service.

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Events & Activities

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Monthly PIMC Day-Long Retreat Series - Sat., Dec. 1 (1st Saturday of the month)

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Monthly NonViolent Communication (NVC) Practice Group at PIMC (2nd Wednesday of the month)

On Wednesday, Nov. 14, 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.

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Buddhist Movie Night at PIMC: "Amongst White Clouds" (Sat., 11/17/18, 6:30pm)

This is Portland Insight Meditation Community’s (PIMC’s) monthly Buddhist/mindfulness-themed movie night – a chance to see movies that expand our understanding of the Buddha and the Dharma and talk about these ideas with other interested folks.

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Half-Day QiGong Retreats at PIMC (3rd Saturday of the month)

Please join us on Saturday, Nov. 17 for our monthly PIMC QiGong half-day retreat, taught by Jim Dalton. The retreats are always on the third Saturday of the month, 10am-2pm.

No experience is necessary and beginners are welcome.

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