A WARM WELCOME to Newcastle Buddhist Centre!
We are a community of practising Buddhists, part of the worldwide network of the Triratna Buddhist Community.
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 a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order
♦ like-minded people and a very friendly welcome.
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. The activities for the month ahead are posted on our website at the start of the each month.
Monday Evening Introductory Drop-ins
These run every Monday except Bank Holidays. Feel free to come to either or both, and join us for a cup of tea in between. The classes are by donation, which helps us with the running costs of the Centre. You don’t need to book.
Regular Classes in February
All our events are at our centre on the 3rd floor, Broadacre House NE1 6HQ.
Monday Drop-In Beginners Meditation: 5:30pm-6:30pm Class runs 6th, 13th, 20th 27th February. All welcome. This class is free but we ask for a donation if you can spare it.
Monday Drop-In Buddhism For Today Class: 6.45 – 7.30pm
Dates and cost as above. This class is specifically aimed at beginners and covers a different Buddhist teaching each week. The evenings follow a sequence, the next cycle of which began on 23/1/17 All welcome.
Wednesdays – see details on Sangha nights below.
Drop-in early morning meditations This month Lynne will be leading morning meditations from 7.30-8.30am and 9-9.40am (doors open at 7am), from Monday 6th – Friday 10th February. Open to all from beginners to seasoned meditators. Free (though donations help towards the costs of running the centre).
Sangha Nights in February – some changes
We’ve arranged Sangha nights so you can come to the early part of the evening, the later part, or both. We’re trying out some new timings based on our observations of the numbers of people attending the evening.The timetable for each Wednesday evening now is:
5:30-6:30 – opportunity for shared vegan supper – please bring along a contribution
6:30-7:10 – meditation
7:15-8:15 – Dharma study
8.15- 8.35 – Break
8:35- 9.15 – meditation
We’ll therefore be ending the evening 15 minutes earlier. We’re trying this out so do feel free to email comments or talk to a member of the team if you have any ideas/suggestions/responses.
On our Sangha evenings this month we’re carrying forward our theme of fearlessness in relation to the 3 areas of Ethics, Meditation and Wisdom:
Wednesday 1st February Talk on Fearless Ethics
Wednesday 8th February Talk on Fearless Meditation
Wednesday 15th February Puja dedicated to Shakyamuni to mark Parinirvana day
Wednesday 22nd February Fearless wisdom