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.

January 16th: Wednesday Meditation and Discussion

On Wednesday January 16, we will gather at the Friends Meeting House at Sheridan and 19th Streets for 45 minutes of meditation followed by tea and a discussion. Meditation begins at 7 pm.

Our discussion, starting at 8 pm, will consider Buddhist strategies for working with difficult emotions. The program will include a talk by Philip Moffitt, a guiding teacher at spirit rock meditation center.

The talk may be found here.


We hope you can attend. Contact us any time if you have questions.

Volunteer for a few hours of fun and dana

Every year, the Port Townsend Sangha helps provide some meals for people without homes, who are at our community’s Winter Shelter. We’ll buy some food, prepare some meals and perform various simple tasks.

We are  sharing our week of service with the Quakers from January 27th to February 3rd, 2019.

If you would be willing to participate in any way, such as shopping (at no cost to you) or with meal preparation, or in any other way, please send an email to ptsangha@gmail.com, and we will contact you promptly.

Your help would be most gratefully appreciated. Thank you.

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 Tuere Sala, and is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, April 6 and April 7.

There will also be a free introductory presentation by Tuere on the prior Friday night, April 5. The location will be the Port Townsend Yacht Club. More information will be posted before the event. If you have questions, please email us here.

Port Townsend Day of Mindfulness Program

There is a Day of Mindfulness program in Port Townsend that conducts one-day retreats  on the second Saturday of most months.

Please see the “Monthly Days of Mindfulness” page for further information on these Saturday sits.

You can sign up to attend a Day of Mindfulness one-day retreats there.

If you would like additional information, you can contact the program sponsors by email.

More Opportunities for Dharma Study and Meditation

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

Below 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.

Use This Link To: Search Our Library Collection Online

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