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...

Skillful Speech at PIMC for Summer/Fall 2018 (12-Week Class + Day-Long Retreat)


PIMC is pleased to offer a new Skillful Speech series of classes for Summer/Fall 2018, to teach the foundational skills of NonViolent Communication (NVC)... or, as experienced NVC folks say, how to "speak giraffe".

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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.

Buddhist Movie Night at PIMC: "Kung Fu Panda" (Sat., 7/14/18, 6:30pm)

Please join us for another edition of Buddhist Movie Night at PIMC. We'll be watching "Kung Fu Panda" on Saturday, July 14.  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. 

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Events & Activities

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PIMC Monthly Day-Long Retreats (1st Saturday of the month)

The PIMC Teachers Council is happy to announce the beginning of regular monthly, day-long, meditation retreats on the first Saturday of each month, beginning July 7, 2018 - a regular opportunity for us to deepen our connection to one another while taking refuge in Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha.

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

Please join us on Saturday, July 21 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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PIMC Skillful Speech/NVC Monthly Practice Group (2nd Wednesday of the month)

On Wednesday, July 11, 2018, we will gather once more for our monthly NonViolent Communication practice group in the PIMC Living Room.

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