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Open Weekly Groups

Monday-Friday

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Morning Meditations with Robert Beatty

7-8 am, Every Morning Mon-Fri

Meets Online ONLY

Description: The morning will begin with a poem followed by a 30 minute meditation, and closes with a discussion.

Mondays

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Monday Night Guest House with Jim Dalton

7-8:30 pm

Meets Online ONLY

Format: Meditation, movement, discussion 


Description: Reach out and connect for an evening of meditation and connection. How will we connect? We know how to do this. For centuries groups of people have banded together and supported each other through wars, famines and epidemics. Today’s situation is unique and seemingly overwhelming, but we know how to work with feelings and thoughts. We know how to build a circle of empathy. We know how to still the mind. All cultures have developed skills and rituals to summon the interior forces to face the challenges we all face as fragile human beings. Each one of us contributes to this ancient resilience and wisdom. Let’s begin. 


This is an invitation to fill your electronic screen with faces and smiles and listen to how your friends are coping with our current challenges. We will be creating a group mindfulness session, including quiet sitting, guided meditation, mindful movement and time for discussion and questions. 
Please be compassionate with yourself and your friends. Use this virtual tool to stay connected while we are seemingly separated one from another.

Tuesdays

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Peer-Led Morning Meditation Group

9:30 - 11:30 am

Meets Online ONLY

Description: This is a friendship and meditation group. Leadership is rotated among all who wish to lead. It meets every Tuesday morning and typically includes sitting and walking meditation, optional personal sharing, reading, and discussion of Dharma topics. Practice and support among friends.

Thursdays

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Heart of Freedom with Doug Pullin

7:30 - 9:00 pm

Meets Online and In-Person at PIMC

Description: The evening includes guided and silent sitting in the practice that leads to insight or Vipassana mind. This is the mindfulness meditation practice that was taught by the Buddha over 2500 years ago. The focus of Doug's teaching is on the cultivation of compassion, loving-kindness and wisdom through the practice of being fully present for the ever changing joys and sorrows of life. In addition to traditional mindfulness meditation, there is also an opportunity for informal discussion and for questions related to practice. The Dharma discussion is in a small group setting. Open to beginning and advanced students alike. 

Sundays

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Sunday Group Meditation with Robert Beatty

10 am - 12 pm

Meets Online and In-Person at PIMC

Description: Guided meditation, Poetry, Drumming, Music, Dharma Talk, and mindful movement by PIMC Teacher Jim Dalton.

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Sunday Insight and Metta with Candle Summers

First and Third Sundays Monthly, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Meets Online ONLY

Format: Meditation, discussion 


Description: Dharma practice and spiritual friendship presented in an easeful, natural style. The time together will include 45-minutes of gently guided insight meditation and loving friendliness practice along with personal sharing and discussion of various Dhamma topics such as applying awareness in daily life and Sutta study.

 

This group is committed to making the exploration of practices and teachings of the Buddha relevant and accessible in today’s world and welcomes 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.