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Robert Beatty

Robert Beatty, MESMSW, 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.

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Events with Robert Beatty

Hollyhock Sanctuary Benefit and Guided Meditation (Free, Online)
March 7, 2021

Sacred spaces are places that inspire meaningful transformation. Join Hollyhock Board Member, Deepa Narayan and longtime Hollyhock Presenter, Robert Beatty for a discussion on sacred spaces, followed by a guided meditation with Oriane Lee Johnston streamed from the Hollyhock Sanctuary. Earthen built structures can last 500 years with the right care and maintenance, however, it can be challenging to do in our beautiful but wet west coast rainforest. Currently the Sanctuary’s carefully crafted living green roof is leaking and raising concerns that the integrity of the building may be at risk. While Hollyhock has many needs in light of the global…

Mindfulness Meditation: A Way of Love and Compassion
September 17, 2021

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.…