Practice session this Saturday 25th March 9-12 noon

We are holding an impromptu practice session open to everyone this Saturday followed by a shared lunch (please bring vegan food to share). We will be welcoming our president, Amoghavamsa who will be here for a visit, and he will be available at other times over the weekend if you //Read More

Spring Retreat – “Doorways to Liberation” 31st March – 2nd April at Burnlaw centre, North Pennines. A weekend of Dharma reflection, meditation, ritual, and Sangha.

The Buddha taught that all conditioned things are impermanent, unsatisfactory, and devoid of self. In the Triratna Buddhist Community Sangharakshita has encouraged us to reflect on these “three characteristics of existence”. If we contemplate them over the years, our understanding of them will mature and we can enter through “three //Read More

Dharma ramble Sunday 19th March

The next Dharma ramble will be on the above day. Meet at Millenium bridge in Newcastle at 9.30am for a gentle walk with Sangha members. All welcome.

Regular Classes in March

  All our events are at our centre on the 3rd floor, Broadacre House NE1 6HQ. Monday Drop-In Beginners Meditation: 5:30pm-6:30pm Class runs 6th, 13th, 20th 27th March. All welcome. This class is free but we ask for a donation if you can spare it. Monday Drop-In Buddhism For Today //Read More

Sangha Nights in March

We’ve arranged Sangha nights so you can come to the early part of the evening, the later part, or both. We’ve been trying out some new timings based on our observations of the numbers of people attending the evening.The timetable for each Wednesday evening now is: 5:30-6:30 – opportunity for //Read More

Visit by Order member Vajragupta

We are very pleased to let you know that during March and the early part of April we will be welcoming Vajragupta to NBC for a long visit. He will be contributing to our regular centre activities during his stay and will be leading our next centre weekend retreat (see //Read More

Spring Retreat – “Doorways to Liberation” 31st March – 2nd April at Burnlaw centre, North Pennines. A weekend of Dharma reflection, meditation, ritual, and Sangha.

The Buddha taught that all conditioned things are impermanent, unsatisfactory, and devoid of self. In the Triratna Buddhist Community Sangharakshita has encouraged us to reflect on these “three characteristics of existence”. If we contemplate them over the years, our understanding of them will mature and we can enter through “three //Read More

Marking Parinrivana day Wednesday February 15th

Parinirvana Day marks the passing away of the Buddha and the completion of his Enlightenment.  It is celebrated throughout the Buddhist world with a focus on the Buddha’s life, death and his spiritual achievements. We will be having a Puja dedicated to Shakyamuni Buddha this evening. You are invited to //Read More

Provisional dates for our Spring Sangha retreat 31st March – 2nd April

We are planning our next Sangha retreat at Burnlaw and have the above provisional dates for April – to be confirmed in the next week or so (see website for most up to date information on this). Information on how to book will be in our March newsletter. Open to //Read More

Advanced notice – visit by Order member Vajragupta

We are delighted to let you know that during March and the early part of April we will be welcoming Vajragupta to NBC for a long visit. He will be contributing to our regular centre activities during his stay and hopefully will be coming on our next centre weekend retreat //Read More