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Fall Breitenbush Retreat with Robert

Oct 30 - Nov 4

Mindfulness (Vipassana) meditation is the art of being fully alive. On this silent retreat we will be mindful of every activity, from sitting in the meditation hall, to walking in the ancient forest, to bathing in the hot springs. You will go home with practices that will change your life. Suitable for beginning and experienced meditators.

QiGong and Rumi with Jim

You are invited to a Half-Day of practice doing mindful movement and contemplating some Rumi Poems. For instance:

"Inside the Great Mystery that is,
we don't really own anything.
What is this competition we feel then,
before we go, one at a time, through the same gate?"

~Rumi (tr. Moyne and Barks)

Spring Work Party

Saturday April 2nd, 9am-4pm, lunch provided by PIMC.

A day of conscious shared work as we join together to spring clean the center and grounds! Dress accordingly, especially if you'd like to take on gardening or maintence tasks. Bring extra gardening tools if you can, but it's not required.

Already Awake

"You are already awake, Believe nothing to the contrary" - An Exploration of Non-Dual Teachings - Robert Beatty
March - December 2016

Ultimate reality is subject to no description or characterization. Language is dualistic and misleading. Around the world, in every mystical tradition, individuals have experiences that are beyond words. They "wake up". This opening to a "different reality" has a profound impact upon them, their view of the world, and the way they live their lives.

Four Foundations of Mindfulness

A Ten-Month Training of Insight Meditation, March - December 2016, with Robert Beatty.

This ten-month class will provide a thorough study and experience of the core meditation teachings of the Buddha. Each of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness will be explored both cognitively and experientially. By the end of this class participants will deeply understand the purpose and practice of meditation and have the skills to bring mindfulness to every aspect of life.

Robert Beatty & Tori Lopez

Sunday, February 7, 2016

The path of awakening requires that we become aware of layer after layer of our conditioning. We are conditioned by genetics, gender, family of origin, socioeconomic status, health, exposure to media, the ideologies of our time, ethnic identity, and race. When left in the shadows of unconsciousness these powerful influences lead us to act robotically and with prejudice rather than with wakefulness, compassion and wisdom.