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.
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
Our next Day of Mindfulness (DOM) is Saturday March 11, from 10am – 4pm at a home in Port Townsend. Continue reading
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.
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.
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
Looking for other opportunities to practice the Dharma on the Olympic Peninsula? Here are some suggestions: Continue reading
The PT Sangha Guiding Committee meets occasionally to discuss issues that are currently relevant to the Sangha. Click here for an archive of minutes for these meetings.
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.