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...

News About Robert During His Recovery.... And How You Can Help

Robert Beatty, PIMC's founder and guiding teacher, had surgery on Mon. Nov. 11, 2019 and is expected to be away from PIMC for a month during his recovery.

Robert and Jen have asked that people please refrain from calling or visiting during his recovery.

 

To get news about how he is doing, please use the following link to Robert's CaringBridge webpage (currently, he's doing fine!!).

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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.

Listen to Podcasts

Of previous talks here on our website.

ANNOUNCING PIMC'S WINTER 2020 SCHEDULE OF CLASSES & RETREATS

Guiding Teacher Robert Beatty and PIMC Teachers Council are pleased to present the Winter 2020 schedule. The teachers have been working for months to develop and coordinate their offerings to provide a diversity of subjects.

For more information and to register, please use the following link to get to the Winter 2020 PIMC Catalog:

CATALOG LINK

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Events & Activities

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SIGN-UP FOR SUNDAY CHILDREN'S PROGRAM - PIMC NEEDS 1-2 VOLUNTEERS EACH SUNDAY (Posting Date: 4/17/19)

Click to View Sunday Children's Pgm Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com

We have hired a new teacher as of 4/10/19. Her name is Rebecca Bower and she is looking forward to getting to know you and your children.

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Visiting Teacher - Paige Cogger at PIMC: "Resting In The Moment" (Nov. 23, 2019)

Please join us for a very special day-long retreat with Paige Cogger on Nov. 23, 2019. This is part of our Women In The Dharma Series

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Next Monthly Meeting: The PIMC Engaging the Dharma (ETD) Initiative (Sun., 12/1/2019, 12:30-1:30pm)

The next regularly scheduled monthly ETD meeting will be on Sunday, 12/1/19 after the Dharma Talk - 12:30-1:30pm. The monthly ETD meetings are held the first Sunday of every month.

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Monthly 1st Saturday Retreat Series at PIMC - with Gary Sanders (Sat., Dec. 7, 2019)

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Buddhist Movie Night at PIMC: "A Man Escaped" (Sat., 11/16/19, 6:30pm)

Please join us for another edition of Buddhist Movie Night at Portland Insight Meditation Community (PIMC). We'll be watching "A Man Escaped" on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019.  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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Mindful Hike, with Vik (Sat. Nov. 30, 2019)

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New ETD Event: Making Brown Bag Lunches for Laurelwood Shelter (Fri., 11/22/19)

PIMC is scheduled to provide a brown bag meal for Laurelwood Shelter – Transition Project’s newest adult shelter - whose primary focus is homeless adults over the age of 55. The date is Friday, November 22, 2019.

We ask you to volunteer in this effort to share resources with those less fortunate.

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Monthly NonViolent Communication (NVC) Practice Group at PIMC (Dec. 10)

On Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, we will gather once more for our monthly NonViolent Communication practice group in the PIMC Living Room. The meeting will go from 7pm to 9:15pm.

Doyle will be co-leading the practice session.

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Half-Day QiGong Retreat at PIMC (Sat. 11/16/19)

Please join us on Saturday, Nov. 16, 10am-2pm, for our monthly PIMC QiGong half-day retreat, taught by Jim Dalton.

DETAILS:

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