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...

ANNOUNCING PIMC'S FALL 2019 SCHEDULE OF CLASSES & RETREATS

Guiding Teacher Robert Beatty and PIMC Teachers Council are pleased to present the Fall 2019 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 Fall 2019 PIMC Catalog:

CATALOG LINK

 

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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.

[Robert Interview, 5-28-2019] "Can We Fully Heal From Our Traumas?"

This is an interview Robert did with the creator of the Project Mindfulness Podcast. It is Episode #26: "Can We fully Heal From Our Traumas?"

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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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ETD Event: PIMC Participation in the Global Climate Strike in Portland (Fri. Sept. 20, 2019)

PIMC will be marching as a sangha in the Global Climate Strike in Portland on Friday, 9/20.

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ETD Event: Sign and Banner Making Party For the 9/20 Global Climate Strike in Portland (Sun., 9/15)

There will be a sign and banner making party on Sept. 15 for the upcoming Global Climate Strike in Portland (for more information about the Climate Strike, please see below).

We'll get started at 12:30 at PIMC, after the Dharma Talk. In addition to making signs, we'll also have fun creating a poignant mantra … so we can stay mindful throughout the march!

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Next Monthly Meeting: The PIMC Engaging the Dharma (ETD) Initiative (Sun., 10/6/2019, 12:30-1:30pm)

The next regularly scheduled monthly ETD meeting will be on Sunday, 10/6/19 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 (Sat., Oct. 5, 2019)

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Monthly NonViolent Communication (NVC) Practice Group at PIMC (Oct. 8)

On Tuesday, Oct. 8, 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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PIMC End-Of-Summer Volunteer Retreat with Robert (Sept. 21, 2019)

In gratitude for the gift of time and loving attention by all of you who volunteer to keep PIMC going, PIMC wants to give you a gift in return. A special retreat day with Robert, just for you.

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Buddhist Movie Night at PIMC: "American Beauty" (Sat., 9/21/19, 6:30pm)

Please join us for another edition of Buddhist Movie Night at Portland Insight Meditation Community (PIMC). We'll be watching "American Beauty" on Saturday, Sept. 21, 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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RETREAT: Mindfulness For A Happy Life, with Robert Beatty (10/27-11/1)

Robert invites you to experience his next retreat at Breitenbush Hot Springs, in the midst of the forested beauty of Detroit OR. The theme is: "Mindfulness For A Happy Life." The retreat is Oct. 27 through Nov. 1.
 

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Half-Day QiGong Retreat at PIMC (Sat. 9/21/19)

Please join us on Saturday, Sept. 21, 10am-2pm, for our monthly PIMC QiGong half-day retreat, taught by Jim Dalton.

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