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.

Quiet Day of Mindfulness – November 12, 2016

Our next Day of Mindfulness is Saturday November 12The dharma focus will be in keeping with our November Dharma Study program: the Brahmaviharas —attitudes of unlimited good will, compassion, empathetic joy, and equanimity — useful tools for counteracting unskillful mind states. The day will be spent in quiet meditation, walking and sitting, with an opportunity to listen to a recorded dharma talk on our topic. Continue reading

Special Meeting of the PT Sangha – November 2, 2016

The PT Sangha Guiding Committee gathered on October 4, 2016 for their quarterly meeting. A priority issue at this meeting was to discuss the continuation of the Sangha, a concern that has arisen due to insufficient levels of volunteering over the past year. Continue reading

Guiding Committee Meeting Minutes – October 4, 2016

The PT Sanhga Guiding Committee met on October 4, 2016 for their third Quarterly Meeting. Minutes of this meeting can be accessed here.

2016 Days of Mindfulness Retreat Schedule

The Day of Mindfulness (DOM) committee met recently to organize our 2016 schedule of Saturday Sits. The day-long retreats take place on the second Saturday of the month (note: this is a change from last year when they fell on the third Saturdays), except those months of our weekend retreats (January and October this year).

Please see our “Monthly Days of Mindfulness” page for further information on our Saturday Sits and a complete 2016 schedule.

Recordings from January retreat with Kamala Masters

Digital recordings from our weekend retreat with Kamala Masters are now available for listening or download on our Talks page.

Lending Library Revised!

Our PT Sangha Library has moved out of the dungeon and into the light! The Library now shares space with the Quaker Library at the Friends Meetinghouse. 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

Guiding Committee Meetings

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.

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.