Portland Insight
Meditation Community

The Portland Insight Meditation Community is an experiment in American Buddhism. 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.

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

Please join us on May 19 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.


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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.

Embracing the Wounded Self - The Dharma of Real Life

A series of 8 classes with Robert Beatty starting April 25th.

One aspect of the spiritual journey is the direct realization of our vast nature that is beyond birth/death, attachment and suffering. Profound liberating experiences arise from meditation. These are not the whole story, however, for we come to the journey with an experience of self that has psychological wounds, attachment injury, trauma, loss, social conditioning and deeply held beliefs.


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Events & Activities

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Recollective Awareness Meditation Workshop

Please join us for a special workshop by visiting teacher Jason Siff, who will be teaching his Recollective Awareness Meditation method at PIMC, Saturday, May 12, 9:00am-5:00pm.

Have you ever wondered what it would like to meditate with greater awareness of thoughts and emotions? Jason will be teaching ways to become more open and aware of your mind in meditation during his day-long workshop at PIMC.


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PIMC Karma Yoga Spring Cleaning Party!

On Saturday, May 28, the beautiful opportunity arises once again, for us to spend a day together giving back to our beloved community!

As spring is upon us, the time has come once more to clean up the physical structure that our sangha calls "home." Please come join us for a day of community, fun, and getting things done!


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