The Port Townsend Sangha has weekly meditation sits, offers introductions to meditation, and sponsors non-residential retreats. We are located in Port Townsend, WA.
While our focus is on vipassana, or Insight Meditation, we welcome anyone who wishes to sit with us in silent meditation and is interested in the dharma.
Heather Martin will be in Port Townsend to lead a two-day non-residential retreat on the weekend of October 6 and 7, 2012.
Heather has been leading retreats in Port Townsend for several years, and we are always pleased to have her here. She emphasizes the practical application of the teachings of the Buddha, in a manner that is warm-hearted, clear and immediate. She is the guiding teacher for Salt Spring Island Vipassana Community, where she has lived for 33 years. Continue reading
Talks from both days of the retreat on “Working with Dharma Fundamentals” with Rodney Smith on May 12-13, 2012 in Port Townsend are now online and may be listened to or downloaded on the Talks page.
Retreat manager Nancy McMahon has created a poster for the retreat with Rodney Smith May 12-13, 2012. Click on poster to see it.
We invite you to join us for a full-day retreat on the third Saturday of most months at the home of Joan Oakland and Johan Vellekoop. Check the Monthly Sits page for information about the retreats and how to register for them.
Rodney Smith will be in Port Townsend to lead a two-day non-residential retreat on the weekend of May 12 and 13, 2012. The topic will be “working with dharma fundamentals.” Rodney is the guiding teacher of the Seattle Insight Meditation Society and we are always happy to have him here to teach. The retreat will consist of sitting and walking meditation, dharma talks from the teacher, and small group meetings with the teacher. We will be in silence during the retreat. Continue reading
Four talks from the retreat with Heather Martin on Oct 8-9, 2011, are now online and may be listened to or downloaded on the Talks page.
Heather Martin, Vipassana teacher from Salt Spring Vipassana Community, will lead a two-day meditation retreat in Port Townsend, WA in October. Heather has led several weekend retreats in Port Townsend in the last several years and we are all very enthusiastic to have her here again. Continue reading
If you are attending the Wednesday night sit and park in Madrona MindBody Institute’s parking area, a state park parking pass is not required until July 2012.
According to the Port Townsend Leader, “A one-year exemption has been granted, at Fort Worden only, so a Discover Pass is not needed to visit businesses that include (but may not be limited to) the Port Townsend Marine Science Center, Port Townsend School of Woodworking, Madrona MindBody Institute, the Laundromat and the Cable House Canteen. This also applies to schools on campus.”
Sangha members contribute dana as a gesture of generosity and in support the Port Townsend Sangha. We have spoken for some time about using part of the dana to support members going on a meditation retreat. We’re happy now be ready to put those words into practice. Please see the new page on this website describing the Retreat Scholarship program. If you have any questions, please ask any member of the Guiding Committee.
Talks from both days of the retreat on “Distorting Reality” with Rodney Smith on April 9-10, 2011, are now online and may be listened to or downloaded on the Talks page.