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Community

Since the time of the Buddha, his followers have created communities in which the values of generosity, friendship, compassion, lovingkindness, and awareness are nurtured. We are carrying on that tradition, creating for ourselves and for future generations, a place of refuge, meditation practice, instruction, and spiritual inspiration.

A Group of Meditators Engaged in Qi-Gong in the Dhamma Hall
Meditation Teacher Ruth Denison surrounded by flowers giving roses to two students
The PIMC Dharma Hall filled with meditators listening to a Dharma Talk by Robert

In an ancient Buddhist story, the Buddha’s faithful attendant, Ananda, asked about the importance of having wholesome companions. Ananda asked the Buddha whether having noble friends and companions wasn’t half of the holy life. The Buddha replied: “Do not say so, Ananda. Noble friends and companions are the whole of the holy life.”  (SN 45.2, Bhikkhu Bodhi)

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