Robert Beatty MES, MSW, is the founding teacher of the Portland Insight Meditation Community and a member of the first wave of lay Theravada Buddhist teachers who brought Buddhism from Asia to America in the 1970s. Robert integrates Western psychology with the systematic training of the mind and heart offered by Buddhism. His teaching emphasizes kindness, relationship, humour, family, and work as vehicles for spiritual development.
Events with Robert Beatty
October 12, 2019
Waking up from the trance of everyday life is like waking up in the morning. The dreams just fall away. Come listen to the call from within and realize that you are vastly more than your person-ality. You are not your moods, racing mind, compulsions, addictions, or wounds from the past. Mindfulness potentiates this awakening to the freedom, love, compassion, and joy that are your natural state. This retreat includes sitting and walking meditations, lectures, and discussions, as well as music, poetry, and movement. Individual guidance and instruction are available. Return to your life and relationships rested, renewed, and inspired.…