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Over October some of our regular classes have been suspended due to our move. The two classes currently still running are the Monday night drop-in class (5.30-6.30pm) and the Wednesday night Sangha meeting (7.30-9.30pm). From 8/10/14 both of these events will happen in the ground floor meeting room at Broadacre house. We hope to move into our permanent home and restart our other classes and events from November. Details will be included in our next newsletter due out on 1/11/14.

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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 run on a donation (dana) basis. We suggest £3.50 per session. The class does not run on Bank Holidays

We run a lunch time meditation class every Tuesday from 1pm-2pm. This is aimed at those who have some experience of meditating with us and is also run on a donation basis. We suggest £3.50 per session.

We also occasionally run introduction to meditation courses either over a weekend or over five consecutive Wednesday evenings. Dates will be advertised on the website and in the newsletter.


Sangha night takes place on Wednesdays from 7:30pm-9:30pm and consists of a meditation and a talk or discussion on some aspect of Buddhism. This is open to anyone who is familiar with our meditation practices, either through attending an introductory course or the drop-in class.

New class! We have a new Drop-in class on Thursdays between 5.30 and 6.30pm 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! Run on a donation basis.

What is Buddhism?

Buddhism is:

♦ 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.

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What is Meditation?

Meditation is:

♥ 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.

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Newcastle Buddhist Centre

At Newcastle Buddhist Centre, you will find:

♦ introductory courses and 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.

For more information,  see our About Us section.