PORTLAND INSIGHT MEDITATION COMMUNITY
Greetings Sangha!
We are excited to present PIMC's offerings
for the upcoming spring 2020 season.

THIS SEASON, ALL PIMC CLASSES IN THE CATALOG WILL BE ONLINE VIA ZOOM.

Below you will find a catalog of our classes and workshops,
along with links to register.

Once you register for classes, the receipt for registration will be emailed to you with a link to access the class.
In the growth and aliveness of spring, may the season inspire and renew your path of practice.
Spring 2020 Classes and Workshops
1.    The Dhammapada: An Eight Week Class with Robert Beatty

2.   Four Foundations with Gary Sanders

3.    An Introduction to Heart Cultivation with Doug Pullin

4.   Meet Your Teachers
THE DHAMMAPADA:
An Eight-week Class with ROBERT BEATTY
THIS CLASS HAS STARTED, CONTACT GREGORY@PORTLANDINSIGHT.ORG DIRECTLY TO ENROLL IN CLASS
The  Dhammapada  is the most widely read and beloved Buddhist scripture. It is a distillation of the of the earliest Buddhist teachings and provides elegant guidance for our meditation practice and the shaping of our lives. 

We will come to each weekly session having contemplated a selection from the Dhammapada and taken it into sitting practice and the practice of daily life. The conversation will be deep and personal as participants will be invited to share how the Dhammapada illuminates the challenges of life and allows them to make skillful choices regarding thought, speech and action. 

Each session will begin with meditation, and some contemplation of the Dhammapada selection for that week.  Participants will be encouraged to really engage with their daily practice.

We will use two translations to give us a deeper reflection of this ancient text.

A Dhammapada for Contemplation   by Ajahn Munindo

CLASS DETAILS:
Dates:  Wednesdays: April 22, 29, May 6, 13, 27, June 3, 17, 24
Time:  7 PM – 9 PM, PIMC Dharma Hall
Suggested Dana: $240 (no one is turned away for lack of funds)
Teacher Contact (for class questions): robert@robertbeatty.com

FOUR FOUNDATIONS
with GARY SANDERS
Four Foundations is a book study and practice group utilizing  Bhante Henepola Gunaratana’s book,  The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain English. A foundation will be examined each week, and in community discussion and study we will explore the Buddha’s teachings on mindfulness and how we can implement these principles to improve our daily lives, deepen our practice, and move closer to our spiritual goals.

Please purchase the book in advance of the first class meeting:

CLASS DETAILS:
Dates:  5 Mondays; 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 6/1, 6/8
Time:  Weekly Classes 7:30 PM – 9:00PM
Suggested Dana:  $115 (no one is turned away for lack of funds)
Teacher Contact (for class questions): pimc.gary@gmail.com

TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE
AN INTRODUCTION TO HEART CULTIVATION:
The Buddha's Teaching on the Divine Abodes
with DOUG PULLIN
"This is what should be done 
By one who is skilled in goodness 
And who knows the path of peace ....." 
The Metta Sutta


Deepen your experience of love, compassion, joy and peace.


The Intro to Heart Cultivation Class has been postponed with the new start date being May 7th.   

In a supportive environment, learn to develop these qualities of mind and heart that are referred to in Buddhism as the Divine (or Sublime) abiding’s (or modes of conduct). They are also known as the Brahmaviharas (Brahma +viharas). They are described as the "four illimitables" (appamannya) in that they have no bounds. Through a variety of concentration meditation practices and skillful intention we can cultivate our inherent capacity for calming, stilling, and healing our state of mind and body. As we cultivate these limitless qualities of loving goodwill, compassion, joy, and equanimity, we can harvest true happiness, spiritual strength, and insight. These practices are considered complementary to insight meditation.

Each class will focus on one of the four Brahmaviharas with the final class being an opportunity to practice integration into daily life. The format for classes includes a Dharma talk, guided meditation, discussion, interactive exercises and take home practices. This class is open to both new and more experienced students. It is also a good companion to the Basics of Mindfulness class.

BOOK FOR CLASS:

by Nyanaponika Thera.   (Click on title for a free version.)

CLASS DETAILS:
Dates:  5 Thursdays 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28, 6/4 
Time:  6 PM – 7:25 PM
Suggested Dana:  $115 (no one is turned away for lack of funds)
Teacher Contact (for class questions):  douglas@douglaspullin.com

TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE

MEET YOUR TEACHERS
ROBERT BEATTY

Robert Beatty   is a member of the first wave of Theravada Buddhist Teachers who   brought the Dharma from Asia in the 1970’s  .  His mission is to help others discover the profound ways Buddhist practices can transform one’s life, reduce suffering and create happiness. Robert founded the  Portland Insight Meditation Community    where he is the guiding teacher.

His meditation training began in India in 1972. He has studied with many teachers in Burma, India and the US. He traces his primary lineage is through   Ruth Denison , founder of the   Dhamma Dena Retreat Center  , who named him a Dharma successor and authorized him to teach in 1982.

He has a Masters Degree in Environmental Studies from York University in Toronto, and Masters in Social Work from Portland State. 
His teaching includes the non-dual perspective. He uses humor, movement poetry and drumming to teach meditation for everyday life, including intimate relationships, parenting, work and community.

GARY SANDERS

Gary Sanders  lives in Portland, OR. He is originally from the Los Angeles area, where he was the founder of SCV Mindfulness and led up to three weekly groups for over 5 years. He was empowered to lead Buddhist meditation and dharma groups at Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society. He helped, from the ground level, to found Refuge Recovery, a Buddhist based recovery program for all addictions, which has now spread worldwide. After moving to Portland, Gary was asked to join the teaching staff at Portland Insight Meditation Community. Gary travels frequently and teaches daylongs and workshops all around North America.
DOUG PULLIN
Doug 2

Doug Pullin is a student of Robert Beatty. In 2015 he completed a three year teacher training program with Robert. He has also received teaching and guidance from a variety of other Western Buddhist teachers. In 2008 Doug completed the Spirit Rock sponsored two and half year Community Dharma Leader Training with Tara Brach and James Baraz.  More recently he has been a student of Mathew Flickstein and is currently in a teacher training program with him.

Doug's teaching is an integration of Western psychology, neuroscience, Eastern spiritual practices, mindful attention to life, and compassionate engagement in the world. While remaining true to the core of the Dharma, his approach is relevant and accessible to our culture today. Doug's focus is on practices that lead directly to freedom from suffering, awakening joy, and deepening compassion.

PORTLAND INSIGHT MEDITATION COMMUNITY
6536 SE Duke, Portland, OR 97206
Tel: 503-771-4123