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 PROGRAMS: Guest Teachers present Saturday Meditation Programs announced here and by email. 

RETREAT PROGRAM: The Sangha has a history of offering weekend and daylong retreats. These are announced below and by email to subscribers.

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January 26th – An Evening of Meditation and Discussion

Please Join Us Wednesday,

January 26th, at 7 PM

For Meditation, Discussion,

And a Dharma Talk by Gil Fronsdal

The sangha meets weekly for 30 minutes of meditation and a dharma talk followed by an open conversation. A link to the meeting is sent to our mailing list or by email request.

After 30 minutes of meditation, we will hear a dharma talk by Gil Fronsdal entitled “A Year To Care.” This will be followed by an open discussion of the dharma and announcements. If you would like to preview the dharma talk, it may be found here.

Gil Fronsdal is the senior guiding co-teacher at the Insight Meditation Center (IMC) in Redwood City, California and the Insight Retreat Center in Santa Cruz, California. He started Buddhist practice in 1975, and has been teaching for IMC since 1990. Gil is an authorized teacher in two traditions: the Insight Meditation lineage of Theravada Buddhism of Southeast Asia, and Japanese Soto Zen. He holds a Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from Stanford.

All are welcome.

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Winter Shelter Meals Going Forward

This Season, Sangha Volunteers

Will Prepare and Serve Three Meals 

For Port Townsend’s Winter Shelter  

January 31st, February 1 and February 2nd.

If you can volunteer to be part of the team, please contact the Sangha at ptsangha@gmail.com for a safe, easy way to help out this season.

If you would like to support the program with a cash contribution, thank you! It may be sent to:

Port Townsend Sangha Treasurer Ellen Ostern
20-1 Upper Bluffs Dr.
Port Townsend, WA 98368. 

All donations over the sangha’s meal service expenses will be donated to the Winter Shelter Program to meet their ongoing food costs this winter.

Thank you.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Learn more about how the library works at the the Lending Library.

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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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