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.
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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 PROGRAMS: Guest Teachers present Saturday Meditation Programs announced here and by email.
RETREAT PROGRAM: The Sangha will offer a Summer Retreat with Tuere Sala. Details are found below. We hope you can attend.
You are invited to join us
For a Guided Meditation,
Dharma Talk and Discussion
Featuring Nikki Mirghafori,
Wednesday at 7 pm on Zoom.
Our peer-led sangha meets weekly for 30 minutes of meditation and a dharma talk – currently on Zoom. For a link to the meeting signup to our mailing list or send an email request.
Our volunteer facilitator will present a recorded guided meditation and a talk on Metta and Impermanence by Nikki Mirghafori. An open discussion will follow. If you would like to preview the material, it is found here.
Nikki Mirghafori, PhD, is a Buddhist teacher and Artificial Intelligence scientist. She is associated with Burmese master Venerable Pa Auk Sayadaw, as well as the Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Insight Meditation Society, and the Insight Meditation Center. She serves on the Teachers Council and Board of Directors at the Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, CA, and also as a Teacher at the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, CA. She’s a Stanford-trained compassion cultivation instructor, a Berkeley ex-academic, and author. Nikki is of Persian heritage, and aspires to serve as a doula for wisdom and compassion.
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.
In 2021, the sangha provided volunteer and financial support for Port Townsend’s Winter Shelter. This work is conducted in cooperation with the Port Townsend Friends Meeting (Quakers) to help feed the most vulnerable members of the community during the winter months.
The sangha’s charitable activities support nonprofit entities that work to reduce identified suffering in our area and have demonstrated financial need. A list of 2020 recipients may be found here.
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.
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 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.
Learn more about how the library works at the the Lending Library.
There are other current opportunities for Vipassana and Dharma Study and Meditation in or around Port Townsend.
Below are some suggestions and additional links.