Concentration and Wisdom:
Taking Practice Deeper

An Eight Week Class with:

Robert Beatty


Robert Beatty
Robert Beatty MES MSW is the founding teacher of the Portland Insight Meditation Community and a therapist in private practice. He brings 35 years of Buddhist Dharma practice to his teaching and therapy.  He is a Dharma successor to Ruth Denison in the lineage of the Burmese master U Ba Khin. Robert is a member of the first wave of lay Theravada Buddhist teachers who brought Buddhism from Asia to America.  He uses humor, poetry, music and drumming to present ancient Buddhist teachings in ways that can be readily assimilated by the Western mind. Robert teaches meditation for everyday life, bringing lovingkindness and wisdom to intimate relationships, parenting, work, and the cultivation of engaged and compassionate community.

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Is it time for you to take your meditation to a new level? Are you longing for greater ease in practice and your life? Have you taken other classes and now find yourself ready to make a greater commitment?

If so,  this class will provide the structure and instruction to make it possible. 

We will be reading the book The Wise Heart by Jack Kornfield. This clear presentation of Buddhist Psychology will provide a framework for deeper meditative practice and increased integration of meditation into daily life. .

While not required, it is suggested that you consider increasing your formal daily practice to thirty minutes or an hour.  In the past this has led to people discovering pleasure and insight in their practice that they had not found before.
 Each class will include  meditation, reflection upon the book chapters indicated for that week, instruction, and time for questions. There is no test at the end of the class. Your increased contentment, emotional resilience and happiness are the outcomes
Location: Portland Insight Meditation Center

Book for the class: The Wise Heart by Jack Kornfield

Cost: $160 for the series of eight classes. See financial policy below.

Time: 7 - 9 PM Wednesday evenings.  January 27 - Feb 3, 10, 17, 27, March 3, 17, 24.

 Location: 6536 SE Duke Street, Portland OR 97206

Information:  Call 503-223-2214 or

Love, Concentration and Wisdom.
Taking Practice Deeper:



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