Port Townsend Sangha

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.

Meditation Wednesday April 25th

On Wednesday April 25th, the Port Townsend Sangha will meet for meditation and discussion at the Friends Meeting House at 19th and Sheridan at 7 PM.

We begin with 45 minutes of meditation, followed by tea and a discussion until 9 PM. Everyone is invited and welcome to attend.

More information will be posted as available.


May 12 Day of Mindfulness

Our next Day of Mindfulness (DOM) will be a Quiet Day on Saturday May 12, from 10 AM to 5 PM at a private home in Port Townsend.        Registration Form

Interspersed with sitting and walking meditation, we will listen to talks by Steve Armstrong and Carol Wilson from a Spirit Rock retreat: Awareness and Wisdom.

We look forward to sharing the day with you. An email will be sent to residents with the location and other details.

A Registration Form is found here.

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A Residential Retreat in Port Townsend May 13 – May 18

From May 13 – May 18, Seattle’s Rebel Saints Meditation Society will present Noah Levine and Vinny Ferraro of Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society and offer a Five-Day Retreat at Fort Worden.

Details on this silent retreat with teachings, are found here.

If you do not require housing, the rates are discounted.
Five Day Retreat only-no meals $255.
Retreat with Lunch only $329.
Retreat with Lunch/Dinner $461.00
Retreat with all meals $500.00

The sponsors welcome suggestions and local participation, and may be reached here.

If you need other information, feel free to write to ptsangha@gmail.com and we will try to help.

2018 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 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 Nonresidential Retreats

The Port Townsend Sangha conducts Weekend Non-Residential Retreats twice each year with a visiting teacher.

Our next retreat will be held in the fall of 2018.

For more information, email us here.

More Opportunities for Dharma Study and Meditation

If you are looking for other opportunities for Dharma Study and Meditation in or around Port Townsend, here are some suggestions and additional links.

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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.