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Heather Martin, Vipassana teacher from Salt Spring Vipassana Community, will lead a two-day meditation retreat in Port Townsend, WA in October. Heather has led several weekend retreats in Port Townsend in the last several years and we are very enthusiastic to have her here again.

More information and registration instructions are on the Port Townsend Sangha’s web site.

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Heather Martin, Vipassana teacher from Salt Spring Vipassana Community, will lead a two-day meditation retreat in Port Townsend, WA in October. Heather has led several weekend retreats in Port Townsend in the last several years and we are very enthusiastic to have her here again.

More information and registration instructions are on the Port Townsend Sangha’s web site.

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Heather Martin, Vipassana teacher from Salt Spring Vipassana Community, will lead a two-day meditation retreat in Port Townsend, WA in October.  Heather has led two weekend retreats in Port Townsend in the last two years and we are all very enthusiastic to have her here again.

Reservations are requested so that we know how many people to plan for.  The following is the announcement message from the Port Townsend sangha.



Her practical and wholehearted approach embodies ease and joy, while grounded in realism

——from Heather Martin web page

The Port Townsend Sangha is pleased to announce that vipassana teacher Heather Martin will be back in Port Townsend to lead a two-day non-residential retreat on the weekend of October 2-3, 2010.

Heather is the resident teacher of the Vipassana  group on Salt Spring Island off the coast of Vancouver. She is also the guiding teacher for the Victoria Vipassana Community, http://www.victoriavipassana.org/, and the sanghas in Bellingham and on Samish Island. She teaches at centers up and down the West Coast and at times at IMS in Barre, Mass.

This retreat is based on the Vipassana Buddhist practice and follows a typical retreat format.  We will sit in meditation for periods from 30 to 45 minutes at a time, interspersed with walking meditation.  The teacher will give a dharma talk each day and probably some additional teachings.  She will probably also meet with some small groups.  We will be in noble silence during retreat times.

We plan to meet from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. The retreat will be held at the Yacht Club in Port Townsend. Please plan to arrive in time to be settled in by 9 a.m.

While the space should be ample for all who want to attend, we still need to know how many people to expect. To register or ask questions, fill out the contact form below. We will reply acknowledging your registration and answering any questions.

If you can only come for one day, please let us know. A week or two prior to the retreat we will email all registrants more complete directions to the meditation hall and any other pertinent information. We will be sitting on a vinyl tiled floor, but there are also chairs for your use.  Please bring any cushions, mats, or wraps that you will need for sitting.  We are not able to provide any cushions, etc. Chairs will be provided.

As is typical practice in our tradition, there is no charge for the teachings, but we encourage everyone to practice generosity by giving dana to the teacher so that she may continue to teach the Dharma.  Like many teachers, Heather has chosen to make the practice and teaching of the dharma her sole work, and she relies on our generosity for her sustenance.  There is a $10 charge to help defray the cost for the room and the expense of organizing the retreat.

The retreat is over and registration is closed.

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Rodney Smith, guiding Vipassana teacher from Seattle Insight Meditation Society, will lead a two-day retreat in Port Townsend, WA May 15-16, 2010. We are very happy when Rodney will be with us again this year.

Reservations are requested because space is limited. The following is the announcement message from of the Port Townsend sangha.
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Heather Martin, Vipassana teacher from Salt Spring Vipassana Community, will lead a two-day retreat in Port Townsend, WA in February. Her retreat in Port Townsend last year was very well received. We are very happy that Heather will be with us again this year.

Reservations are requested because space is limited. The following is the announcement message from of the Port Townsend sangha.

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Rodney Smith will be in Port Townsend to lead a two-day non-residential retreat on the weekend of May 9 and 10.  Rodney is the guiding teacher of the Seattle Insight Meditation Society and we are always happy to have him here to teach.  The retreat will consist of sitting and walking meditation, Dharma talks from the teacher, and small group meetings with the teacher.

The topic will be Aligning the Mind with the Now of the Body.

Rodney says:  “How distant is our mind from our body?  That gap is our relationship to the present moment since the body is always here and now.  The mind leaves the body, the body never leaves the mind.  This weekend will explore how meditation helps close the distance between the two and the difficulties we face when we embody ourselves.”

Dates: Saturday and Sunday, May 9th and 10th
Times: Sat, 9 AM – 5 PM. Sunday, 9 AM – 2 PM.
Location: Port Townsend Yacht Club

We will be in silence during the retreat.

While the space is plenty big for us, we still need to know how many people to expect.  So please reply via e-mail to register for this retreat or to ask any questions.  Be sure “Rodney Retreat” is in the subject line of anything you send me about the retreat.

The Port Townsend Yacht Club is two blocks off of Sims Way on Washington St, across from West Marine and next to SeaJ’s.  If you are coming from out of town, drive into town on Sims (Hwy 20), past the Safeway to Benedict St. (Henery’s Garden store and the Safeway gas station are on that corner) and turn south on Benedict.  Go two blocks and curve to the left onto Washington.  The Yacht Club is the first large building on the right; there are PTYC signs on the gray/blue building.  Entrance is on Washington St.

There is parking available in the area but please try to carpool.   You may park in front of the yacht club and to the west along Washington Street facing the water.   Please do not park in front of any of the businesses in the area as they will need those places for their customers during the day. You can also go farther west into the Boat Haven parking lot and park there.

We will be sitting on a vinyl tiled floor, but there are also chairs for your use.   Please bring any cushions, mats, or wraps that you will need for sitting.  We are not able to provide any cushions, etc.

Food:  Bring a lunch and/or snacks.   We’ll provide tea.  The food coop is just a few blocks away if you need to buy something for lunch.   If you are coming from east of the Hood Canal Bridge, you will need to take a passenger ferry and shuttle.  You can get more information at: http://www.ptguide.com/gettingaround/hoodcanalbridge.html.

Costs: There is a minimal suggested donation for the rental of the space ($5 or $10). In the Buddhist tradition the teachings are considered priceless and are offered freely. There will be an opportunity to offer voluntary donations or dana to the teacher.

For more info: please contact Randi Winter (email much preferred) using the form below.

If you plan to attend: Please send an email confirmation to Randi Winter using the form below.  If you can only come for one day, please let us know.

To make reservations or ask questions:

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As I posted last month, Vipassana teacher Heather Martin will be in Port Townsend to lead a two-day non-residential retreat on the weekend of January 24 and 25 of 2009.  Please note that the location of the retreat has changed from the previous posting!

Details on the retreat location, times, and transportation are in this post.

(As before, I am reposting Selden’s email about retreat details.  Please respond if you plan to attend the retreat and have not yet let Selden know you are coming or if you need any help in getting here.)

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