Welcome to the Port Townsend Sangha

The Port Townsend Sangha meets each Wednesday Evening at 7 pm for meditation, dharma discussion and fellowship. 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 hereTo keep up to date, subscribe to our email list. Or if you have questions, please email us.

OUR CURRENT PROGRAM

WEDNESDAY MEDITATION: The Sangha meets each Wednesday evening at 7 pm on Zoom to meditate, listen to a dharma talk, and to discuss our practice. Weekly details are found below.

SATURDAY EVENING PROGRAM: Tuere Sala is offering a continuing monthly program for those seeking sequential training and practice to develop insight and right action. Tuere is the guiding teacher at SIMS (Seattle Insight Meditation Society). Details and the Zoom Invitation are posted below. Her next evening with us is Saturday, October 31st.

RETREAT PROGRAM: The Sangha offers occasional Daylong and Weekend Retreats on Zoom, allowing us to join together in fellowship and practice together, while safe at home. 

October 28th – Wednesday Meditation

Join us on Wednesday,

October 28th at 7 PM,

For Silent Meditation and

A Discussion following an Interview with Tuere Sala

The sangha gathers weekly on Zoom.

The link to the Zoom meeting is sent to our mailing list, or is available by writing us

This week’s discussion will follow a portion of an interview of Tuere Sala from the Ten Percent Happier podcast. 

The topic of discussion is sympathetic joy which is one of the Four Brahma Viharas, the other three being loving kindness, compassion, and equanimity.  All four have been discussed through the month of October as part of what Ten Percent Happier calls their Election Sanity Series.

If you wish to listen to the entire interview, it is found here.

Everyone is welcome. We hope you can attend.

Tuere is also meeting with the sangha for a live event on October 31st described below. 

October 31st – Tuere Sala Meditation and Dharma Talk

PLEASE JOIN US

FOR AN EVENING WITH

TUERE SALA

SATURDAY, October 31

7 PM to 9 PM

 

The Port Townsend Sangha welcomes Tuere Sala, Guiding Teacher at Seattle Insight Meditation Society, for a special evening of meditation and Dharma discussion.  Tuere will be meeting with us on Zoom once a month.  

We will continue discussing the Four Noble Truths using the book Dancing with Life: Buddhist Insights for Finding Meaning and Joy in the Face of Suffering by Phillip Moffitt.  In October we will discuss chapters 1-6 focusing on the first 2 Insights. The book is not required for participating, but you may find it useful for our discussion and your practice.

Please join the Zoom meeting by clicking Tuere’s personal link:

https://zoom.us/j/9340466510?pwd=QmJTSFRoMGxCMGpzWE5Ra2hXdzAwQT09

For more login details and phone numbers for audio connection only, click here. Those wishing to offer dana to support Tuere’s work may do so here.

Tuere Sala has practiced Vipassana meditation for over 25 years.  She has been an active member and volunteer at Seattle Insight since 2001.  In 2009, she was appointed to be a Local Dharma Leader.  She believes that urban meditation is the foundation for today’s practitioner’s path to liberation.  She is inspired by bringing the Dharma to nontraditional places, and is a strong advocate for practitioners living with high stress, past trauma and difficulties sitting still.  Her teachings reflect an approach to Dharma that is both easy to follow and to understand – making it accessible to everyone.

For more information, email us with any questions.

Port Townsend Sangha’s Nonresidential Weekend Retreats

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

The program is currently conducted on Zoom, allowing participants to join together for a weekend while remaining safe at home.

These events are open to all serious aspirants of any level. There is no charge.  Information on voluntary contributions to support a teacher’s work may be be provided.

Invitations for future retreats will be sent to our mailing list or may be obtained by emailing us. We hope you will be able to join us.

Port Townsend Sangha’s Day of Mindfulness Program

Days of Mindfulness (DoMs) are one-day meditation retreats offered for many years by the Sangha and currently conducted on Zoom. There is no charge to attend.

Information on these events will be posted here, and Zoom meeting invitations will be sent to our mailing list or may be obtained by writing us.  

More information on in-person DoMs (when resumed) is found 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 when the Sangha meets.

We have a wide variety of books and recordings on Buddhism, Buddhist practice, meditation and other spiritual traditions.

Search Our Library Collection Online

See a list of all books here.

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

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 contribute time and funds to support services for the most vulnerable members of our community.

Our goal is to provide support for nonprofit entities that work to reduce identified suffering in our area.

This year, a team of volunteers will buy and prepare food for Port Townsend’s Winter Shelter. Through the generosity of those attending Wednesday meditation, Sangha retreats and Days of Mindfulness, we were also able to make cash donations this year. A final round of donations was made in September, 2020. A list of recipients is here.