We are happily settling into our new home on the Third floor of Broadacre house (which has a lift – hurray!) and are extending our classes and activities. Please considering subscribing to our monthly enewsletter using the facility at the bottom of this page, to get the latest most up to date information on all our classes and events.
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Over 60 vegetarian and vegan recipes, beautifully presented. This makes a lovely gift. You can order yours online for £7.50 with £1 postage by clicking on the following link:
We run a drop-in meditation class every Monday from 5:30pm-6:30pm. This is aimed at total beginners and is free. We ask for a donation to help towards the cost of running the centre. The class does not run on Bank Holidays
We also occasionally run introduction to meditation courses. We don’t have any planned for this year as yet, but any dates will be advertised on the website and in the newsletter.
Sangha night takes place on Wednesdays and we have new timings for this. From January the structure of Sangha nights changed, giving more opportunity for meditation and for socialising with the sangha. New times are as follows:
5:30-6:30 – opportunity for shared supper – please bring along a contribution
6:30-7:15 – meditation
7:15-7:30 – break
7:30-8:15 – dharma study
8:15-8:45 – tea break
8:45-9:30 – meditation
This is open to anyone who is familiar with our meditation practices, either through attending an introductory course or the drop-in class. You can come early for the first session, or later for the 7.30pm session – we hope the new times will help people access the evening more flexibly, making it more accessible for more people.
New class! We have a new Drop-in class on Thursdays between 5.30 and 6.45pm called “Buddhism for Today”. This class introduces some basic buddhist teachings alongside a short meditation session.All welcome – no need to book – just turn up! Free – but again we ask for a donation towards the costs of running the centre.
What is Buddhism?
♦ a path towards fearlessness, clarity of mind and positive emotion
♦ a radical way of changing the world, starting with ourselves
♦ a journey towards greater happiness and sense of meaning in life
♦ founded on our own experience and exploration, not blind belief.
What is Meditation?
♥ a way of becoming more aware of ourselves – our body, mind and emotional responses
♥ a way of developing greater kindness and patience
♥ a way of deepening our understanding of life and insight into reality
♥ a way of finding peace and relaxation
♥ something that begins to give benefits quickly and can have life-changing effects.
Newcastle Buddhist Centre
At Newcastle Buddhist Centre, you will find:
♦ introductory drop-in classes in meditation and Buddhism
♦ regular events to help you explore Buddhist practice in your own life
♦ an experienced teaching team including members of the Triratna Buddhist Order
♦ like-minded people and a friendly welcome.