Port Townsend Sangha

The Port Townsend Sangha has weekly meditation sits, offers introductions to meditation, and sponsors non-residential retreats. We are located in Port Townsend, WA and meet at 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.

Vipassana Meditation & Qigong DOM: June 10

Our next Day of Mindfulness will be held on Saturday June 10th from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Adriane Oliver and Linda Smith will guide us through the day with a combination of two practices: Vipassana meditation and qigong. Continue reading

Sangha General Meeting – April 5, 2017

Since the guiding committee doesn’t exist anymore, Peter Guerrero facilitated an all-sangha meeting in lieu of what would have been the spring meeting of the committee. Here’s a brief summary: Continue reading

April 14-16 Weekend Retreat with Tuere Sala

Our Spring weekend retreat will take place on April 14-16, 2017. We welcome Seattle Insight Meditation Society co-teacher Tuere Sala to facilitate the retreat, entitled, “URBAN PRACTICE: Awakening Within Our Everyday Life Experiences”:

Often, we talk about our everyday difficulties as the problems and limitations to awakening. Continue reading

Save the Date: September 2-3, 2017 – Sangha Weekend Retreat

Our fall weekend non-residential retreat will be held on the first weekend in September and will be facilitated by Heather Martin, principle teacher at Salt Spring Island Vipassana Community. More information to come closer to the date.

2017 Days of Mindfulness Program

The Day of Mindfulness (DOM) committee met recently to organize our 2017 schedule of Saturday Sits. The day-long retreats take place on the second Saturday of the month except those months of our weekend retreats (usually May and October).

Please see our “Monthly Days of Mindfulness” page for further information on our Saturday Sits and a complete 2017 schedule.

Sangha Lending Library

The PT Sangha Library shares space with the Quaker Library at the Friends Meetinghouse. It contains a wide variety of books and tapes on Buddhism, Buddhist practice, meditation and other spiritual traditions. It’s available for members to peruse during Wednesday night sits and retreat weekends. Continue reading

More Opportunities to Practice the Dharma

Looking for other opportunities to practice the Dharma on the Olympic Peninsula? Here are some suggestions: Continue reading

Retreat Scholarships Available

Sangha members contribute dana as a gesture of generosity and in support the Port Townsend Sangha. Part of these funds are used towards members of the Sangha who would like to enrich their meditation practice by participating in an extended retreat. Please refer to the Retreat Scholarship program for details. If you have any questions, please ask any member of the Guiding Committee.