Port Townsend Sangha

The Port Townsend Sangha conducts weekly meditation sits each Wednesday evening. We offer introductions to meditation, and sponsor non-residential retreats. The Sangha meets in Port Townsend, WA at the Friends Meeting House, a fully wheelchair-accessible site.

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.

If you would like to receive information on Sangha activities, we invite you to join us any Wednesday or subscribe to our email list.

Wednesday December 13 – Meditation and the Parami of Generosity

On Wednesday, December 13th, the Sangha will meet for meditation, tea and discussion at 7 PM at the Friends’ Meeting House at Sheridan and 19th Streets in Port Townsend.

After meditation and tea, John will be facilitating a discussion on the Parami (Perfection) of Generosity.

Generosity is the first of the 10 wholesome qualities of mind and heart that the Buddha taught his students to cultivate. The practice of generosity aids our development of compassion and loving-kindness. It leads to the deepening of awareness of our connection to all living beings. It can assist us to develop non-attachment.

We can give in many ways: We can give materially with money and goods; we can give time and service; we can give care. In relationships we can give attention, as well as space to allow another to be the way he or she is or wants to be.

Join us Wednesday for a time to share with one another the ways we personally understand and engage in the practice of generosity/dana.

All are welcome and invited to attend.

2018 Days of Mindfulness Program

Days of Mindfulness (day-long retreats) take place on the second Saturday of the month, except during the months of weekend retreats.

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.

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.

You can Download a Searchable PDF file with the library catalog, or

Search Our Library Collection Online

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

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