Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation Mondays

Every Monday (except bank holiday – no class on 27th August) Meditation for Beginners: 5:30pm-6:30pm. Learn the mindfulness of breathing, loving kindness practices. We start promptly, doors open 5.15pm. Buddhism For Today:  6.45pm-7.30pm This class covers the life of the Buddha and his key teachings. Topics include, ethics, karma and love, ritual and mantra, and //Read More

Dharma Ramble, on the last Sunday of the month 

  Join our friendly group of Sunday morning strollers who take a walk from Newcastle quayside to the coast starting at 9am on Sunday 26th August. Meet at the Millennium Bridge. (Newcastle side)

Sangha Nights in August – exploring the divine abodes…

  The Brahma Viharas (sublime abodes) meditation practices will be our focus on sangha nights from August to October. These practices help us develop our emotional capacity for: compassion, sympathetic joy and equanimity.    Our teacher, Sangharakshita, has often stressed the important of the Brahma Viharas, he says: “Throughout the //Read More

Early Morning Meditations 27th-31st August

  Early Morning Meditations are held across the week of the full moon each month. This month: Monday 27th to Friday 31st August. Doors open 7am: 1st meditation: 7.30am-8.30am     and second sit:  9am-9.40am.    For beginners and seasoned meditators.

Dharma Day Festival 28th July

Dharma Day Festival Saturday 28th July, 10am-4pm Dharma Day is one of the three main festivals of the Buddhist year. We’ll be celebrating the time when the Buddha first communicated to other people, thus opening the way for us all to become Buddhas. Please bring a contribution to a shared //Read More

Womens’ Practice Morning 21 July

All women in the sangha are welcome to join this event. Amritamati from the women’s Ordination Training Retreat Centre, Tiratanaloka will be joining us and will talk on the topic of ‘Why join the Order?” This event is suitable for all women. No charge – dana welcome, please bring a //Read More

Sangha Nights in July

Sangha nights are open to all who have learned basic meditation. The timings are: 5.30-6.30pm – shared vegetarian meal (please bring a contribution) 6:30-7:10pm – meditation 7:15-8:15pm – Dharma study (or puja) 8.15- 8.35pm – Break 8:35- 9.15pm – meditation ​This month we conclude our exploration of the six Paramitas //Read More

New for Tuesdays – Lunchtime meditation

We are starting a new regular session of meditation on Tuesday lunchtimes from 1.10pm – 1.50pm. Arrive from 12.45pm. All are welcome.

Sub-35 Group Friday 6 July

The sub-35 group meets for meditation, discussion, and hanging out on the first Friday of every month. The next meeting is on Friday 6 July, and everyone under 35 is welcome. Start 6:30pm through to 8:30pm. This time, we’ll be having an evening of practice and discussion, including a Q&A //Read More

Sangha Nights in June

Every Wednesday we have any extended evening of activities for the community of Buddhists associated with Newcastle Buddhist Centre. In June EVERYONE IS WELCOME. These events start at 5.30pm with a shared vegetarian meal (everyone brings a contribution), meditation at 6.30pm, talk/presentation at 7.15pm. For more details on each week’s //Read More