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Retreats at PIMC

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.

QIGONG & MINDFUL MOVEMENT
A Daylong Retreat with Jim Dalton

Saturday, July 20, 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 AT PIMC

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

Join us on for our quarterly Qigong retreat. The format is similar to the half-day workshops given at PIMC over the past dozen or so years: movement, poetry and sitting practice. We use mindful movement (Qigong patterns of breathing and moving) to settle the body and mind; we pause to reflect on poetry centered on mindfulness, and then make time to do nothing but sit together in silence. With the extended time frame we will repeat more cycles of moving, listening, and sitting.

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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