Nonviolent Communication 1 day introductory workshop

Nonviolent Communication 1 day introductory workshop Sunday 21 October 10am – 4pm Here is a great opportunity to come and discover a practical toolbox to enable our compassion to flow, to put into practice techniques that enable greater authenticity in ourselves, and to have deeper clarity on how we and //Read More

Early Morning Meditations

Early Morning Meditations are held across the week of the full moon each month. This month: Monday 22nd to Friday 26th October. Doors open 7am: 1st meditation: 7.30am-8.30am and 2nd sit: 9am-9.40am. For beginners and seasoned meditators.

Dharma Ramble

Dharma Ramble, on Sunday 21 October Join our friendly group of Sunday morning strollers who take a walk from Newcastle quayside to the coast starting at 9am on Sunday 21st October. Meet at the Millennium Bridge.

Meditation in Durham

14th October – Durham Meditation The next meditation in Durham will be on the above date starting at 7.30pm til 8:30pm. It takes place at the house of one of our Sangha members and is for those already familiar with our meditation practices. Advance notice: the remaining dates for this //Read More

Padmavajra – ‘The Bodhisattva in Today’s World’

Sangha Night 26th September 5.30 for shared veggie meal 6.30 for meditation, talk Padmavajra is a public preceptor of the Triratna Buddhist Order and lives at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, where he helps men prepare for ordination. He will be giving a talk on what it means to live the life //Read More

Padmasambhava Day Festival

Aryashila leads us in celebrating the Padmasambhava Day festival. In evoking Padmasambhava, the legendary tantric guru and founder of Tibetan Buddhism, we evoke the power of the Dharma to deeply transform us, and our world. Sangha Night 19th September. 5.30pm for shared veggie meal 6.30pm meditation and puja

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 23th September. 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 24-28th September

  Early Morning Meditations are held across the week of the full moon each month. This month: Monday 24th to Friday 28th September. Doors open 7am: 1st meditation: 7.30am-8.30am     and second sit:  9am-9.40am.    For beginners and seasoned meditators.