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...

Monthly PIMC Day-Long Retreat Series - Sat., Nov. 3 (1st Saturday of the month)

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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

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Either here on our website or directly on Robert's YouTube channel.

Buddhist Movie Night at PIMC: "Amongst White Clouds" (Sat., 11/17/18, 6:30pm)

This is Portland Insight Meditation Community’s (PIMC’s) monthly Buddhist/mindfulness-themed movie night – a chance to see movies that expand our understanding of the Buddha and the Dharma and talk about these ideas with other interested folks.

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Events & Activities

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Introductory Meeting: The PIMC Engaging the Dharma Initiative (Sun., 10/28/18, 1-2:30pm)

With all the environmental challenges and social injustice we see in the world today, it becomes increasingly clear for many Buddhists that the path of engagement and action is becoming essential; that it’s important to add in their voices and perspectives, and work together with those striving for a better world. Engagement provides the opportunity to create the world we want to live in, both off the cushion as well as on it.

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Monthly NonViolent Communication (NVC) Practice Group at PIMC (2nd Wednesday of the month)

On Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, we will gather once more for our monthly NonViolent Communication practice group in the PIMC Living Room. The meeting will go from 7pm to 9pm.

Kirsten and Doyle will be co-leading the practices.

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Daylong Retreat: Spiritual Liberty or Religious Tyranny

A Daylong Retreat at PIMC, with Robert Beatty and Gary Sanders (Sat., Nov. 10, 2018)

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

Please join us on Saturday, Nov. 17 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.

No experience is necessary and beginners are welcome.

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