The Port Townsend Sangha

The Port Townsend Sangha hosts a weekly meditation session each Wednesday evening at the Friends Meeting House, a wheelchair-accessible site at the corner of Sheridan and 19th St in Port Townsend, WA.

While our focus is on Vipassana, or Insight Meditation, all are welcome who wish to sit with us in silent meditation or who are interested in the dharma. Each week after meditation, we have tea and an hour of facilitated discussion.

We also sponsor non-residential retreats, conduct charitable activities, and offer introductions to meditation,

If you would like more information on Sangha activities, join us any Wednesday or subscribe to our email list. If you have questions, please send us an email or use our contact form.

September Retreat with Keri Pederson

Friday Evening September 21
All Day Saturday September 22

Free 7 PM Friday Talk: Introduction to Meditation

Saturday All Day Retreat: 9 AM – 5 PM
Suggested Contribution $30            

At Port Townsend Yacht Club, 2503 Washington Street

Register Here

RETREAT DESCRIPTION                               Map to Yacht Club

Forgetting and Remembering:  Reflections on the Path of Awakening

“Many of us start out on the spiritual path with a sense of coming home to something essential, or reconnecting with what deeply matters.  And yet, the pull of habitual tendencies of mind often erodes our ability to integrate and live out what we know is possible. In this evening talk and day-long retreat, we will explore together how we can relate to the highlights and lowlights we may experience on the path, and how cultivating certain qualities of heart such as friendliness, patience, and resolve can serve as our support.”

KERI PEDERSON began meditating in 1998, motivated by a deepening yoga practice as well as a strong desire to understand suffering. She began attending retreats in the tradition of S.N. Goenka, and has since practiced with a variety of lay and monastic teachers in the US, Thailand, and India. Rodney Smith invited her to teach in 2007, and she began offering classes, groups, and individual mentorship through Seattle Insight Meditation Society. She has also completed the four-year Teacher Training program through Spirit Rock and IMS.

The weekend is appropriate for both new and experienced meditators, and will include meditation (with instructions) and Dharma talks. Registrants will receive additional details prior to the event. If you have questions, feel free to email us.

Register Here.

Wednesday September 26th Meditation and Discussion

You are invited to join the Port Townsend Sangha on Wednesday September 26th, for meditation, tea and a discussion beginning at 7 PM at the Friends Meeting House at Sheridan and 19th Streets.

More information will be posted when available.

We hope you will join us.


Days of Mindfulness Program

Days of Mindfulness (day-long retreats) take place on the second Saturday of the month.

Please see our “Monthly Days of Mindfulness” page for further information on our Saturday Sits and a complete 2018 schedule. On the same page, you can sign up to attend one of these one-day retreats.

If you would like additional information, please contact us by email.

Port Townsend Sangha Nonresidential Weekend Retreats

The Port Townsend Sangha conducts Weekend Non-Residential Retreats twice each year with a visiting teacher. Program details are found here.

Our next retreat with Seattle Insight Meditation Society teacher Keri Pederson is scheduled for Saturday, September 22, and includes a free introductory presentation on the prior Friday night September 21.

The location will be the Port Townsend Yacht Club. Details are above on this page. If you have questions, please email us here.

More Opportunities for Dharma Study and Meditation

There are other current opportunities for Dharma Study and Meditation in or around Port Townsend.

Below are some suggestions and additional links.

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Sangha Lending Library

The PT Sangha Library shares space with the Quaker Library at the Friends Meetinghouse. It is open on Wednesday evenings and retreat weekends.

We have a wide variety of books and recordings on Buddhism, Buddhist practice, meditation and other spiritual traditions. All books and media may be borrowed.

Search Our Library Collection Online

To learn more about how the library works, visit our Lending Library page.