Nearby Insight Meditation Sitting Groups


Meditation, reading, and discussion of Buddhist-based writing.

Meets every Wednesday 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Contact Judith Parker for more information.


Mindfulness meditation.

Meets Sunday morning.

Contact Crystie for location and time.

Bainbridge Island

Vipassana tradition.

Meets second Monday of the month 7:30 – 9:00 PM

Contact Elizabeth Turner for more information.

Seattle Insight Meditation Society

SIMS has meditation groups and classes in the Seattle area.

A Tuesday evening meditation is followed by a dharma talk by their Principal Dharma Leaders, or a guest teacher. Other sitting and special interest groups meet throughout the week.

See the SIMS calendar for schedule and locations.

Residential Retreat Centers

Cloud Mountain Retreat Center

Located near Castle Rock, a 3 hour drive south of Port Townsend

Insight Meditation Society (IMS)

In Barre, Massachusetts. Home center for Joseph Goldstein, Sharon Salzberg and others

Barre Center for Buddhist Studies

Associated with IMS, presents a series of study courses and programs instead of silent retreats

Spirit Rock

Located north of San Francisco. Home center for Jack Kornfield and others

Gaia House

Located in England. Home center for Christina Feldman

Salt Spring Vipassana

In Salt Spring Island, B.C. Home center for Heather Martin