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The Noble Eightfold Path

Putting the Buddha's Path to Happiness into Practice

Begins October 18, 2016
Presented by Gregory Maloof and Christine Gieben

The Noble Eightfold Path is the fourth of the Buddha's Four Noble Truths and is described by the Buddha as the way leading to the cessation of suffering and the blossoming of self-awakening. The Eightfold Path is often said to contain a summary of all the instructions and essential elements of the path to realization.

Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche

As a holder of the complete Nyingmapa lineage -- kama, terma, and Dzogchen teachings--Khenpo Tsewang Rinpoche is fully versed in all the schools of Buddhism and is a master of Dzogchen, the most advanced tradition of meditation practice in Tibetan Buddhism.

Friday, Sept. 16, 7:30pm, $15
Saturday, Sept. 17th, 10am-5pm $75
Sunday, Sept. 18th, 7pm $20

An Evening of Tao with Barny Wong

Friday September 23rd, 7:00-8:30 pm

"We are healed from suffering only by experiencing it to the full."
~ Marcel Proust.

The human quest in liberating the human condition from suffering has been a constant search in the hearts and minds of seekers, seekers ranging from Proust above to Tao. The dizzying offerings ranging from New Age to variants of Classical religions also casts the appearance that awakening is multi-variant in diagnosis to remedy.

QiGong Workshop - Saturday Aug 6

Hello Friends,

Just a reminder about the Half-Day of practice on Saturday August 6 doing mindful movement and contemplating some inspirational reflections from a variety of traditions.

Busy-ness is violence.
It covers our fear of being found out as the phonies we are.
– Thomas Merton

The Basics of Mindfulness

6 week class starting September 22nd 2016 - Doug Pullin
1. Develop a healthier relationship with your thoughts.
2. Develop more balance with your emotions.
3. Become more in touch with your body and mind.

Thursdays 9/22, 9/29, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27 and 11/3. We will not be meeting on 10/6.
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:25 PM

QiGong Retreat

Half-Day of practice on Saturday July 9 doing mindful movement and contemplating some inspirational reflections. For instance:

So much has been given to me;
I have no time to ponder over that which has been denied.

-- Helen Keller

Bring a friend to learn some new forms in QiGong and bring a snack to share. We'll start at 10 am and plan to finish by 2 pm.


Saturday Aug 13, 7 - 9:30 PM.

Musicians and singers (this means YOU) please bring your enthusiasm and instruments. We have a piano and conga drum there already.

Let's have fun!

First PIMC Jam

Saturday June 18, 7pm - 9:30pm.

Musicians and aspiring musicians please bring your enthusiasm and instruments. We have a piano and conga drum there already.

Let's have fun!

PIMC Spring Dance

Intention: To build spiritual community through the shared experience of moving our bodies joyfully!

Saturday, June 4, 2016, 7-10pm

Suggested Donation: $10 per person - no one turned away for lack of funds!
Family friendly - although no formal child care provided

What to bring: