If you want support in establishing a daily mindfulness meditation practice (or deepening practice) this is the class for you.

During this six-session journey you will learn mindfulness of breathing, the body, of emotions, thoughts, of mind and of the application of mindfulness in daily life and on retreat. This class is appropriate for beginners as well as for those more experienced meditators who want to refresh the fundamentals of practice.

The benefits of this practice include:

1. A healthier relationship with your thoughts.
2. More balance with your emotions.
3. Be more in touch with your body and mind.
4. Increase your capacity to be loving and kind.
5. Be more peaceful

This class will provide you with a relaxed and supportive environment for mindfulness practice to deepen. Doug will tailor his instruction to meet your specific needs. You will be provided an at home practice guide and instructions to expand mindfulness into everyday life. Practice outside of class is an important part of the learning process.


by Bhante Henepola Gunaratana (Click on the title to pick up latest edition.)

by Nyanaponika Thera.   (Click on title for a free PDF version.)
Dates: Thursdays 9/22, 9/29, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3
(We will not be meeting on 10/06.)  

Time: 6 PM – 7:20 PM

Location: This class will be offered online through Zoom and in person at Portland Insight Meditation Center. You will receive the Zoom link after you register.

Suggested Dana: $150 (no one is turned away for lack of funds)
Teacher Contact (for class questions): douglas@douglaspullin.com


Douglas Pullin has been teaching at PIMC since 2004. He is a lineage holder and authorized to teach in the Insight Meditation tradition of U Ba Kin, Ruth Denison, and Robert Beatty. Douglas graduated from the Spirit Rock sponsored Community Dharma Leader Training with Tara Brach and James Baraz. Douglas is currently a student of Mathew Flickstein in the Bhante Gunaratana linage from Siri Lanka. 

Douglas has a master’s degree in counseling psychology, and a master’s in clinical social work. He has over 25 years of non-profit management experience in community mental healthcare. In addition to teaching at PIMC, Douglas offers mindfulness-based psychotherapy and consultation in independent practice. Douglas also works as a consultant in the nonprofit social service field. He enjoys meditation retreats, running in the woods, hiking, and gardening.