Welcome to the Sangha

The Port Townsend Sangha offers an opportunity for silent meditation, tea and discussion each Wednesday from 7 pm to 9 pm at the Friends Meeting House, a wheelchair-accessible site at the corner of Sheridan and 19th St in Port Townsend, WA.

While our focus is on Vipassana, or Insight Meditation, all are welcome who wish to sit with us to meditate or who are interested in the dharma. More information is here.

We also sponsor non-residential weekend and one-day retreats, conduct charitable activities, maintain a library, and offer information on meditation,

For more information on Sangha activities, join us any Wednesday evening or subscribe to our email list. If you have questions, please send us an email.

Wednesday Meditation and Discussion – September 25th

The Port Townsend Sangha will meet Wednesday September 25th, from 7 pm to 9 pm at the Friends Meeting House at the
corner of Sheridan and 19th.

After 45 minutes of meditation and a tea break, there will be a dharma talk on a topic chosen for the week.

We hope you can join us Wednesday.

An Event in Tacoma – September 22nd

We have been asked  by Tacoma’s Loving Kindness Buddhist Center to share an invitation to attend an event on September 22nd. 

Pháp Dang (a senior Dharma Teacher at Thich Nhat Hanh’s Plum Village and a former Abbot) and his fellow monk Pháp Tu will be offering an evening Dharma Talk.

The time is from 5:00 to 7:30 pm on Sunday, September 22. The Loving Kindness Buddhist Center is located at 8121 Portland Avenue E. in Tacoma.

You can view a recording of a talk by Pháp Dang.

Additional information is available from Sol at 253-376-3243.


The Sangha’s Autumn Weekend Retreat with Keri Pederson

Port Townsend Sangha’s
Autumn Weekend Retreat

Insight Meditation
With Keri Pederson

Teacher – Spirit Rock 




October 5 – 6, 2019
Saturday:         9 am – 5 pm
Sunday:            9 am – 5 pm

Port Townsend Yacht Club
2503 Washington Street
Port Townsend, WA

Registration Form

Suggested Donation to cover costs is $30 for the weekend. A dana basket will be provided for the teacher.

KERI PEDERSON began meditating 21 years ago, and has practiced with a variety of lay and monastic teachers in the United States, Thailand and India. Rodney Smith invited her to teach in 2007, and she was authorized to teach by Spirit Rock/IMS/IRC after a four year retreat teacher training. Keri also works in elder care; she lives on Vashon Island with her husband and young son.

Keri will lead us in exploring old patterns that keep us lost, and offer effective practices that support transformation on a path to awakening.

More information is found at PTSangha.org

Email us with any questions.

Registration Form

We hope you can attend.

Port Townsend Sangha’s Nonresidential Weekend Retreats

The Port Townsend Sangha conducts non-residential weekend retreats twice each year with a visiting teacher. Information on Sangha’s Retreat Program is found here.

Our next Weekend Retreat will be with Seattle Insight Meditation Society teacher Keri Pederson, and is scheduled for the weekend of October 5-6, 2019.

The location will be the Port Townsend Yacht Club. More information is posted above. If you have questions, please email us here.

The Sangha Lending Library

The PT Sangha Library shares space with the Quaker Library at the Friends Meetinghouse. It is open on Wednesday evenings.

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.

Use This Link To: 
Search Our Library Collection Online

To see a list of all books in our library, click here.

To learn more about how the library works, visit our Lending Library page.

Port Townsend Sangha’s Day of Mindfulness Program

Days of Mindfulness (DoMs) are one-day retreats  offered by the Port Townsend Sangha. They are usually held on the second Saturday of the month and are led by visiting teachers when available. Our next DoM will be November 9th, and will be open for registration shortly.

When teachers are not available, we present recorded material along with periods of sitting and walking meditation.

Apart from listening to the teachings themselves, or when we have a period of guided meditation, silence is maintained during these daylong retreats to strengthen and stabilize the group energy.

DOMs are announced on this page, and notices are sent by email to our mailing list. Additional information on our daylong retreats is here. If you would like to help with this program, please contact us as volunteers are needed.

More Opportunities for Dharma Study and Meditation

There are other current opportunities for Vipassana and Dharma Study and Meditation in or around Port Townsend.

Below are some suggestions and additional links.

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Service and Dana

Dana is charitable giving. Every year, members of the Port Townsend Sangha and allied groups contribute time and funds to support services for the most vulnerable members of our community.

This year, a  week was spent buying and preparing food for Port Townsend’s Winter Shelter. A report on the meal program is found here.

Additional donations were made to area food and shelter programs and to groups providing services to persons with disabilities. A breakdown of these donations is found here. If you wish more information or want to participate, please contact us here.

Our Calendar

If you wish to look ahead for future events, the Calendar is the place to go.

Just click on this link or select Calendar from the menu at the top of the page for advance information on Sangha activities.

Early notices will be posted for Wednesday Meditation and their Discussion Topics, Days of Mindfulness, Weekend Retreats, Special Events, and the Picnic, all as information becomes available.