About

Welcome to the Newcastle Buddhist Centre website

We offer a variety of classes in meditation and Buddhism to suit both beginners and those with more experience.

We also run other events such as weekend retreats and the celebration of Buddhist festivals.

The best way to receive up to date information on all our activities is to subscribe to our enewsletter which comes out at the start of every month. You can sign up to receiving it by using the facility at the bottom of our home page.

Sangha

Sangha is a Pali word often translated as ‘spiritual community.’ This sense of community and friendship is very important at the Newcastle Buddhist Centre. We hope that when people come along, they gain more than knowledge about Buddhism, but experience the Buddha’s teachings through friendship and positive communication with others.

Payment

The Newcastle Buddhist Centre tries as far as possible to operate on the basis of dana. Dana is a Pali word meaning generosity and dana is seen as of fundamental importance in Buddhism.

We therefore hope to run the Buddhist Centre on the basis of the generosity of those who attend our courses and classes, without set charges for events.

At present however we have a set charge for our introductory courses and for our weekend retreats. All other classes are free but we ask for a donation to help us maintain the centre and it’s activities.

We are a not for profit organisation and our aim is to make the Buddha’s teaching available to anyone who wishes to access it – yet we are reliant on a certain income to make resources available. If money is a problem with any of our events, please do get into negotiation with us.

Policies

We now have policies on Equality and Diversity, Safeguarding vulnerable adults and hope to soon ratify a Loneworking policy. Please contact the centre by phone, telephone or email if you require further details on these policies.

We regret we are not able to allow children under 16 into our classes. If you wish to attend the centre and are between 16-18, we ask you to contact us first so we can set up a meeting with you before deciding whether we are able to agree to you attending our events.