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Retreats at PIMC

CULTIVATING A NON-REACTIVE MIND
A Daylong Retreat with Candle Summers

Saturday, June 1st, 2024
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
$70 Suggested Donation

No one turned away for lack of funds

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HELD IN PERSON AND ONLINE

Zoom link provided upon registration

Portland Insight Meditation Center 6536 SE Duke Street Portland, OR 97206

Do you comment on something that’s happening, and it seems to ricochet around in the mind? As if there are lots of voices inside all agreeing, which makes what they say seem more real, and more worthy of credence.

By having curiosity, using tools given to us in the Buddha's teachings to help calm us, and employing some perspective on the changing nature of things, we can learn new ways of being in our tumultuous world. We will encourage a mindful and compassionate approach to both negative and positive thoughts we may be feeling right now. This is the invitation that life extends to us. This is the opportunity to find mindfulness, joy, peace and equanimity from within, while training the reactive mind.

Our comments on pain are often more unbearable than the pain itself. We can get worked up about a physical sensation and mental states that we haven’t really examined that carefully. To stop this sort of commentary we look into the actual sensation, to see what’s there in and of itself. This is what we will be doing at this June 1st Daylong as we really see impermanence, the changing nature of things, and begin to develop equanimity, non-reactivity of mind.

We will engage in what helps the body relax fully and feel comfortable with the breath. Breathing fully into the body in walking and movement practices is part of our toolbox for peace. We will also cultivate the beautiful states of mind, and touch into the subtler states of equanimity.

Please join us while we develop calm and spaciousness: to not be reactive to what is seen in the mind and by being centered in the body while nurturing freedom from greed, hatred and delusion.

For more info, email Candle at candlemaui@gmail.com

Registration

Click the button below to register. Drop-in donation at the door is also accepted.

 

Full scholarships are available: If you require a full scholarship, please use THIS FORM to register instead.

TEACHER TRAINEE Community Retreat
A Day of Practice and Connection

Saturday, June 8, 2024
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
$65 Suggested Donation

No one turned away for lack of funds

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HELD IN PERSON AND ONLINE VIA ZOOM

Portland Insight Meditation Center 6536 SE Duke Street Portland, OR 97206

Join Guiding Teacher Robert Beatty and the teacher trainees for a whole day of practice. There will be opportunities for individual guidance and meetings with the teachers: Vik Anantha, Paula Baugher, Paul La Vigne, Dan Leif, Miche McCausey, and Erin Schneider. We will reflect, sit in noble silence, and connect in community with these remarkable students of the Dharma.

 

Please visit https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=QXqkfd to learn more and register, or click below. Also, bring your lunch!

Registration

Click the button below to register. Drop-in donation at the door is also accepted. Full scholarships are available: If you require a full scholarship, please use THIS FORM to register instead.

SUMMER SOLSTICE Meditation, Movement, and Sound Healing
With Candle Summers and Phyllis Moses

Saturday, June 22, 2024
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
$60 Suggested Donation

No one turned away for lack of funds

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HELD IN PERSON AT PIMC

Portland Insight Meditation Center 6536 SE Duke Street Portland, OR 97206

Join Candle Summers of PIMC and Phyllis Moses of Taradhatu for a day of meditation, movement, and the healing sounds of crystal and Tibetan bowls.

You're invited to gather in joyous companionship, Dharma, rejuvenation and healing! We'll come together to share our heart’s joy with meditation led by Candle Summers, then mindful movement led by Phyllis Moses based on Tara dance practices, and conclude with the peaceful sound of healing bowls played by Candle. No experience is necessary, all genders welcome and no commitments to undertake other than to your own Presence!


*Bring a mat for laying on the floor, slippers, a blanket (to be cozy), and a sack lunch.

The Mandala Dances of the 21 Praises of Tara is a ritual dance offered worldwide as a prayer of peace, protection, empowerment, and wisdom. All traditional cultures celebrate life with music, song, art, and dance! Let's join in celebration of the Dharma.

Guides for the Day

Candle Summers teaches Sunday Insight and Metta, and facilitates Women’s Restoration and Rejuvenation and other programs at Portland Insight Meditation Center. Candle has been active with Theravada Buddhism since 1983 and a teacher at PIMC since July 2020. Visit givenfreely.com for more info and her event calendar.

Phyllis Moses is a seasoned Tibetan Buddhist practitioner and facilitator and has been working somatically with people for the last 30 years. To learn more about her other healing modalities, visit phyllismoses.com.

For more information about the dances, visit taradhatu.org. Taradhatu is an organization established in 1985 to protect the Tara dance’s integrity as a Path to Liberation. We can rejoice in dancing and witnessing the devotion and peace transmitted by the movements.

For more info, email Candle at candlemaui@gmail.com

Registration

Click the button below to register. Drop-in donation at the door is also accepted. Full scholarships are available: If you require a full scholarship, please use THIS FORM to register instead.

Classes

Classes at PIMC

The Four Noble Truths
Eight Evenings of Meditation with Robert Beatty

Eight Wednesdays
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
$240 Suggested Donation

No one turned away for lack of funds

Robert Beatty, Founder and Guiding Teacher

5/29, 6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 7/3, 07/10, 7/31, 8/7

HELD IN PERSON AT PIMC AND ON ZOOM

Zoom link to attend class will be sent upon registration

The Buddha said he taught only one thing: Dukkha, The Cause of Dukkha, The End of Dukkha, and the Path to the End of Dukkha.

In this eight-week class you will learn a variety of meditation practices which will help you to open to the freedom that is just an eye blink away. There will be guided meditations, plenty of opportunities to ask questions and to learn from the experience of your fellow community members.

 

Robert will invite you to take your meditation to new depths and to open more fully and intimately to your life as it is.

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OUR BOOK FOR CLASS:

Dancing with Life by Phillip Moffitt

Registration

Full scholarships available. If you require a full scholarship, please use THIS FORM to register.

Drop-in donation at the door is also accepted.

Women's Restoration & Rejuvenation
Summer Session with Candle Summers

3rd Fridays May–August

May 17, June 21, July 19, August 16
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
$60 Suggested Donation

No one turned away for lack of funds

Candle Summers

HELD ONLINE VIA ZOOM

Zoom link to attend class will be sent upon registration

Women’s Restoration & Rejuvenation offers a monthly group to self-identified women, cis-gender, those gender fluid and non-binary, a place to come together in community to share our wisdom and strengthen our sense of belonging in our spiritual practice.

WRR comes together to reflect and inspire each other on the path to liberation. What has been inspiring you lately in your readings and your life? We will share our love for the Dharma through readings by women Buddhist teachers who have been influencing us. Each month there will be time for silent meditation and individual sharing about our practice. Candle will guide a 30 minute sitting practice of Mindfulness and Metta and guide the sharing of each person for about 5 minutes each.

This is a place to gather, speak truthfully, and listen deeply.  The format will be a talking stick style circle, each sharing, others listening deeply. No obligation to speak.

Women’s Restoration & Rejuvenation is committed to making the exploration of practices and teachings of the Buddha relevant and accessible in today’s world. It is important to welcome all people of every age, ethnicity, cultural heritage and religious background, socio-economic group, ability, sexual orientation and gender identity. In this way we aspire to follow in the footsteps of the Buddha, who offered his teachings of awakening and freedom freely to everyone without exception. A donation link will be provided to encourage generosity and to continue the time-honored teachings. 

Registration

This group fills up and will be limited to the first 20 people, so register early. Full scholarships available. If you require a full scholarship, please use THIS FORM to register. Drop-in donation at the door is also accepted.

Women's R&R
Events

Events at PIMC

No new events have been added to our calendar, but there are retreats and classes available above, and many weekly groups. Please check back soon, or subscribe to the PIMC newsletter to be notified when new events are added. Thank you!

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