Days of Mindfulness

The Port Townsend Sangha offers one-day retreats that we call Days of Mindfulness.

Well-known visiting teachers lead these daylong Saturday sits at the Friends Meeting House in Port Townsend several times each year.

The Sangha’s one-day retreats provide an opportunity to deepen practice, to engage in longer meditations and to offer opportunities for dharma study.

The DoM is focused on instruction by individual, respected teachers who conduct the day’s program, interspersing teachings with meditation practice.

Occasional peer-led DoMs give more time to silence and extended meditation practice (walking and sitting), with shorter guided meditation periods and recorded dharma talks. A volunteer serves as the facilitator.

A typical day begins at 9:00 AM, and finishes at 5:00 PM. A shared lunch is taken in silence, and participants bring their lunch items and eat together. Tea is provided.

Participants are asked to hold the intention of committing to the whole day when they register. This helps to strengthen and stabilize the group energy throughout the day. Participants bring any meditation items (cushions, shawls) needed. Chairs are provided.

When an event is announced on the website or by email, a link to a registration form is included in the notice. The following teachers are currently planning to visit for one or two day retreats between now and September. Expect changes and updates, as plans are firmed up with other established area teachers.

May 9                  A favorite teacher returns for a Day of Mindfulness at the Friends.
June 13               Salvatore Zambito – a Day of Mindful Breathing at the Friends
July 11                Keri Pederson – a Day of Mindfulness at the Friends
August 8            Steve Wilhelm – a Day of Mindfulness at the Friends
Sept. 11 – 13      Tuere Sala for a Nonresidential Weekend Retreat at the Yacht Club
October 3          Adriane Oliver – a Day of Mindfulness + Chi Gong at the Friends

Registration will be open a month in advance. Announcements are sent to our mailing list and posted with links to registration forms on the home page.

We depend upon volunteer support for this program; and your help is needed for its continuation. This Volunteer Guide explains the work done by all the team in some detail. There is plenty to do, and helping is quick and easy. We hope to see you at a retreat!