STOP PRESS: Please ignore the email and postal address at the bottom of this page. 

Our new email address is:  Newcastlebuddhistcentre@gmail.com

Our new physical address is Third Floor, Broadacre House, Market street, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 6HQ When coming to classes please allow a little extra time as you need to sign in at reception on the ground floor before coming up to the centre.

We also now have a lift – hurray! 

Get your copy of the the Newcastle Buddhist Centre Cookbook here!

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.