The Port Townsend Sangha meets and conducts weekly meditation sits each Wednesday evening at the Friends Meeting House, a wheelchair-accessible site at the corner of Sheridan Avenue and 19th Street in Port Townsend WA. We also sponsor non-residential retreats, conduct charitable activities with the goal of reducing suffering in our area, and offer introductions to meditation,
While our focus is on Vipassana, or Insight Meditation, all are welcome who wish to sit with us in silent meditation and who are interested in the dharma. 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.
Tuere Sala April 6-8 2018
Free Friday talk: 7 PM April 6th
Saturday and Sunday: 9 AM – 5 PM ($30)
At Port Townsend Yacht Club
2503 Washington Street
On Seeing Freedom In The Coming And Going of Life It has been said that the next Buddha will be the sangha. Sangha, which means community, can be thought of as the coming together and falling apart of every aspect of life. This coming together and falling apart is one of Buddha’s central teaching on the “Three Characteristics of Existence”. These three universal characteristics — impermanence, dissatisfaction and not-self — can be thought of as the infrastructure of life. Through meditation practice, we can acquaint ourselves with their truth and strengthen our awareness of their presence in the whole of our experience. This nonresidential weekend retreat is about learning to relax into the natural flow of the Three Characteristics to more directly experience the freedom of Dharma.
The weekend is appropriate for both new and experienced meditators, and will include meditation (with instructions), walking/reflective periods, and Dharma talks.
PORT TOWNSEND: In May, there will be a five-day residential retreat at Fort Wardon! Details are found here.
SEATTLE: Tara Brach, Rick Hanson and Frank Ostaseski, and Steve Baird will all be leading retreats or trainings in the next few months. More information is here.
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.
A Nonresidential Weekend Retreat with Tuere Sala will be held in April, with information above on this page. We are planning an Autumn retreat as well. For more information email us here.
If you are looking for other opportunities for Dharma Study and Meditation in or around Port Townsend, here are some suggestions and additional links.
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
To learn more about how the library works, visit our Lending Library page.