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Portland Insight Meditation Community Dharma Talks

Jun 30, 2018

Responding to Racism and the Hate in our Time


Dharma talk by Robert Beatty. Recorded 6/24/2018 at Portland Insight Meditation Community.


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Jun 19, 2018

We each have a person who "in this lifetime played the role of father". This person, no matter how wise, loving and awake he was was a human being with challenges and flaws. In order to go deep into our spiritual awakening we inevitably encounter our father. It is essential to come to terms with the conditioning we...

Jun 17, 2018

As a participant in PIMC, you get to experience the power of sangha (community) first hand. Our center is flourishing and presenting new opportunities to experience the dharma together. Once this facility was only a dream. Now we are now adding weekly sits and new programs to accommodate the many new faces at PIMC.


Jun 17, 2018

Our suffering is created by the mind liking and disliking the experiences that arrive in our inner and outer lives. All day long there is attaching to the pleasant and rejecting the unpleasant. Freedom and happiness come from accepting life on its own terms.


Dharma talk by Robert Beatty. Recorded 6-10-18 at...

Jun 17, 2018

Awakening is a natural process. The Theravada Buddhist tradition has a very clear model of the process of awakening. It includes four distinct stages of awakening.


Awakening is often described in such extreme ways that meditators think it is something that may happen after decades of retreat practice. In fact,...