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.
LINEAGE & LEGACY
Pioneering Dhamma Teacher.
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.