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Welcome to

Portland 

Insight

Meditation Community

ABOUT PORTLAND INSIGHT MEDITATION COMMUNITY

Based in Portland, Oregon, the Portland Insight Meditation Community is an experiment in American Buddhism. We welcome all people of every age, ethnicity, cultural heritage, religious background, socio-economic group, ability, sexual orientation and gender identity. 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.

A pile of colorful meditation cushions in a sunbeam

A listing of all scheduled events at PIMC.

A wooden gate with metal filagree at PIMC, entrance to the garden.

Residential meditation retreats events & classes. 

A close up of the face of a wooden statue of the Buddha with a circular tile mosaic background.

Open weekly group meditation gatherings. 

SUPPORT PIMC'S MISSION AND PROGRAMS

This center is exclusively supported by the generosity of others - both financially and in volunteer service. PIMC is committed to the principle that all people shall have access to programs offered here, regardless of financial means.   

The wheelchair ramp at PIMC.

ACCESSIBILITY

Portland Insight's building features newly upgraded ADA-Compliant bathrooms and a wheelchair ramp for ease of entrance to our Dharma Hall.  We also have hearing assisted devices for those who attend in-person events.

LINEAGE & LEGACY

Ruth Denison

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Pioneering Dhamma Teacher. 

Ruth Denison's teaching impact cannot be understated.  Founder of Dhamma Dena Meditation Center and the first Buddhist teacher to lead an all-women's retreat in the United States, Ruth Denison shaped a generation of meditators and Dhamma teachers. 

PIMC Guiding teacher Robert Beatty was given authorization to teach and named a successor to Ruth in 1982.

From PIMC teachers to students, the community holds the deepest gratitude to Ruth and her teacher, Sayagi U Ba Khin, for the transmission of the Buddha's teachings.

The Front of PIMC.

KEEP IN TOUCH

CONTACT & SOCIALS

Portland Insight Meditation Community

6536 SE Duke

Portland, OR 97206

Tel: 503-771-4123

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