Portland Insight Meditation Community has a number of regular and
occasional events on its schedule. No registration or fee is required
for these events. As in ancient Buddhist tradition the classes are
offered on a "Dana"
basis. In keeping with their financial ability, and their understanding
of the importance of generosity, participants contribute to the support
of the community.
For carpooling: please go to http://pimc.erideshare.com.
Our group password is "buddha". You'll have to get your own account
with ERideShare as well. All information except your username is kept
10 Years in Southeast Portland:
|40 min sit, 20 min walk
|guided sit, dharma talk
|Dharma talk, 45 min sit, discussion
|sit, walk, discussion
|Beaverton - sit, move, talk
|sit, Dharma talk, discussion
|sit, dharma talk, discussion
Volunteer Orientation: Sunday, March 16, 12:45 - 1:15pm
PIMC we have many opportunities to engage in karma yoga; the generous
dedication of your time and energy toward benefiting this wonderful
If you are interested in volunteering with us here at PIMC, please
consider attending our volunteer orientation. During the orientation
you will receive valuable information about karma yoga and our current
volunteer opportunities. March 16, after the Sunday Dharma talk and tea time.
Weekend Retreat in Seattle with Robert Beatty: Mindfulness
Nalanda West Center, April 5,6 and November 22,23, 2014.
Saturday 9-5, Sunday 9-4.
More Info / Sign-up
Kalyana Mitta Groups Are Forming
Mitta (spiritual friends) Groups bring together members of the dharma
community to study and share practice experiences in a friendly,
supportive environment. They are formed to provide peer support
as you deepen your practice and understanding of the Dharma.
Groups are generally comprised of six to twelve members to afford an
intimacy not always available in larger sitting groups. They may have a
variety of different "flavors," which could include a focus on a
particular interest or study, sharing observations and challenges about
meditative practice, or assigned readings that can be used to bring
focus to discussions. Between-meeting practices support conscious
action and awakening. KM Sign-up/Survey
Half-Day Retreats with Jim Dalton:
Meditation, QiGong movements, and Q&A. Jim Dalton
Sunday Mornings With Robert Beatty
Each session consists of instruction, guided meditation, silence, and a
Dharma talk reflecting upon some aspect of meditation. Instruction is
given in sitting, walking and movement meditations, as well as ways of
carrying the practice into daily life. Helpful for beginners and
experienced meditators. 10am - 12pm
Live Webcast of Robert Beatty's Sunday meditations: Webcast Info
Sunday Introduction to Meditation With Robert Beatty
Join Robert Beatty from 9-10 AM the first Sunday of each month for an
introduction to our center and to the practice of meditation.
Sunday Children and Family Program
have a children/family program Sundays from 10am to 12pm. Group activities may include performing and visual
arts, meditation, yoga, and play. See the Children's Page for more information.
7:30am-9:00am - 45 minute meditation, 45 minute talk and discussion. The group meets in the living room behind the main meditation hall. Enter through
the kitchen door on the left side of the building.
Tuesday Evenings With Jim Dalton
Join Jim Dalton for an evening of meditation in Beaverton, on the west side
of the Portland metro area. 7:30pm-9:00pm. For more information, contact Jim at
Tuesday Morning Leaderless Meditation Group, 9:30am
This is a friendship and meditation group.
Leadership is rotated among all who wish to lead. It meets every Tuesday morning and typically includes
sitting and walking meditation, optional personal sharing, reading, and discussion of Dharma topics.
Currently, and for the foreseeable future, we are mindfully making our way through Phillip Moffit's inspiring
book Dancing with Life. Tea is offered as well as practice and support.
Click the "Calendar" link at left for times.
Thursday Evenings With
The evening includes guided and silent sitting in the practice that
leads to insight or Vipassana mind. This is the mindfulness meditation
practice that was taught by the Buddha over 2500 years ago. The focus
of Doug's teaching is on the cultivation of compassion, loving-kindness
and wisdom through the practice of being fully present for the ever
changing joys and sorrows of life. In addition to traditional mindfulness
meditation, there is also an opportunity for informal discussion and
for questions related to practice. The Dharma discussion is in a small
group setting. Open to beginning and advanced students alike.
The group meets in the living room behind the main meditation hall. Enter through
the kitchen door on the left side of the building.
Extended Meditation and Mindfulness Retreats
Half-day, full-day and extended-length retreats are also available from time to time.
Please see the Retreats page for more details.
There are many opportunities to get involved in PIMC meetings and maintenance. See the "Volunteering at PIMC" page.