The Port Townsend Sangha website provides information on Meditation, Fellowship and Dharma Study opportunities in Port Townsend, Washington. While our focus is on Vipassana, or Insight Meditation, all who wish to meditate or who are interested in the dharma are welcome at all announced events. Weekly program information are found below, and updated weekly.
The Port Townsend Sangha is an informal leaderless, volunteer-driven, peer-led group. It’s members include all seekers interested in the Buddhist path. Sangha members and friends have gathered weekly for 22 years. In 2020, in response to the Covid pandemic, the sangha began hosting weekly meetings at 7 PM each Wednesday on Zoom. These Wednesday online gatherings continue, with weekly details announced below.
Starting November 7th, 2022, a group of meditators began to meet in-person Monday evenings at the Friends Meetinghouse in Port Townsend, also at 7PM.
WEDNESDAY MEDITATION: The Sangha meets every Wednesday evening at 7 PM on Zoom to meditate, listen to a dharma talk, and to discuss our practice. Weekly details are found below.
MONDAY MEDITATION: A meditation group gathers Monday evenings at the Friends Meetinghouse. Details are announced below. Responsible distancing is maintained to promote public health.
SATURDAY EVENING PROGRAMS: When guest teachers present Saturday Meditation Programs, they are announced here and by email.
RETREAT PROGRAM: The Sangha has a history of offering weekend and daylong retreats. When offered, these are announced below and by email to subscribers.
THE CHANT: At the start of Wednesday meditation, we play the devotional chant or Vandana known as the Salutation to the Buddha. A recording and the words of the chant may be found here.