The Port Townsend Sangha meets and conducts weekly meditation sits each Wednesday evening at the Friends Meeting House, a fully wheelchair-accessible site at the corner of Sheridan Avenue and 19th Street in Port Townsend, WA. We also sponsor non-residential retreats, engage in 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, feel free to send us an email at any time or use our contact form.
The Port Townsend Sangha will meet for meditation, tea and discussion, on Wednesday, February 21. Everyone is welcome.
We will begin meditation at 7 PM at the Friends’ Meeting House at Sheridan Avenue and 19th Streets.
At 8 PM, after meditation and tea, Katya will facilitate our annual discussion with a focus on Wednesday night Sangha sessions.
The agenda includes: what’s working well, what could be improved, the next six months of openers/closers and facilitators, potential discussion topics and other possibilities during the second hour on Wednesdays, volunteer opportunities (email, website, banking), and other sub-groups (caring committee and more).
We value your ideas and hope you can attend.
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.
Port Townsend Sangha
A Nonresidential Weekend Retreat with Tuere Sala will be held at the Port Townsend Yacht Club April 7th and 8th with an introductory talk the evening of April 6. Kamala Masters will be coming in September.
Full details will be posted on the Home Page as soon as available. But if you would like advance information, contact us here.
Tara Brach, Rick Hanson and Frank Ostaseski; Noah Levine and Vinny Ferraro will all be leading retreats or trainings in Port Townsend or Seattle in the next few months. More information is 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.