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.

October 18, 2017 – Wednesday Meditation and Discussion

The Port Townsend Sangha will meet for meditation at 7 PM on October 18, at the Friends Meeting House at Sheridan and 19th Streets.

After meditation and a break for tea, we will play portions of two short videos related to the cultivation of sati (mindfulness): one by Zen teacher Alan Watts (1915 – 1973), and another by Rolf Sovik. Both lectures discuss the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.

These talks are available at https://youtu.be/wMGTGwk2g-8 and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KSjrRbnuLE . After the videos, Peter will facilitate a discussion about the practice of observing the fluctuations of the mind during meditation and in daily life.

Everyone is invited to attend.

November 11th Day of Mindfulness with Tim Geil

The Port Townsend Sangha warmly welcomes Seattle Insight Meditation Society’s co-leader Tim Geil who will facilitate our November Day of Mindfulness on Saturday, November 11th.

The topic for the retreat is ‘Releasing Resistance to This Moment’:

Much if not all of Dharma practice revolves around our resistance to this moment. Through mindfulness and meditative inquiry, we see directly both the cause of suffering, and its release. In doing so, we encounter patterns of identification and reactivity within our bodies, our emotions, and our thoughts. From the heart of compassion and wisdom, we invite a deep understanding of the nature of this resistance and its fundamental release. The day will flow through sitting and walking meditation periods, dharma talks, dyads, and dialogue. Continue reading

2017 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 2017 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.

More Opportunities to Practice the Dharma

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