Wednesday Evening Meditation Group
Open to all - By Donation
Every Wednesday, between 7:00 and 9:00 p.m., a gathering of people come together to meditate and support one another in their meditation practice. While our focus is on vipassana, or Insight Meditation, we welcome anyone who wishes to sit with us in silent meditation and is interested in the dharma.
3rd Wednesday Meditation Orientation at 6 p.m. prior to regular start: for those new to the practice or group.
We start promptly at 7:00 with a 45 minute silent sitting period. (A bell is sounded after 25 minutes for those who want to also do some walking meditation). We then break for 15 minutes for some optional tea and snacks.
During the final hour, we will share a reading or listen to a recorded talk from a known teacher. Most of these readings tend to come from teachers of vipassana, or insight meditation (usually from the lineage of Theravada Buddhism—although we have also included such teachers as Eckhart Tolle, Pema Chodron and Adyashanti). We end at 9:00.
The group is peer led. Each meditation sitting is led by different members of the group, as is each discussion period after tea. Everything is done on a volunteer basis. A donation is requested to compensate Madrona for the use of the room. There is also an opportunity to support the activities of the meditation group by offering a small donation.
Introduction to Meditation
(3rd Wednesday of Every Month at 6 p.m.)
On the third Wednesday of the month,when there is interest, an introduction to meditation is offered prior to the evening gathering. If you would like to attend this introduction, or would like more information, contact Jim or Adriane at 379-0136 to let them know of your request.
For more information see The Port Townsend Sangha's website: http://ptsangha.org/