Category Archives: Blog

New data protection policy

We’ve got a new policy about how we handle your data to remain compliant with the new data protection law coming into force at the end of May 2018. To see our policy look under the “About us” page under “Registered charity”. We have sent everyone on our current newsletter //Read More

Sangha Nights and Regular classes in May

Our timings for Sangha nights at our new centre are: 5.30-6.30pm – shared vegan supper (please bring a contribution) 6:30-7:10 – meditation 7:15-8:15 – Dharma study (or puja) 8.15- 8.35 – Break 8:35- 9.15 – meditation This month we conclude our journey around the Refuge tree with the following: Wednesday //Read More

May 18th -20th Weekend Retreat – the Power of Love – just a few places left!

  “As strongly as a mother, perhaps risking her life, cherishes her child, her only child, develop an unlimited heart for all beings. Develop an unlimited heart of friendliness for the entire universe, sending metta above, below, and all around, beyond all narrowness, beyond all rivalry, beyond all hatred.” We’ll //Read More

Ascent into Beauty – A Celebration of Art in the Spiritual Life Saturday 7th April

Saturday 7 April 10am-1pm with shared vegan lunch to follow (please bring a contribution). We’re celebrating Triratna Day (the Triratna Buddhist Community’s 51st birthday) with a half day retreat. One of Triratna’s traditional emphases has been the place of the arts in the spiritual life. Indeed, Sangharakshita has written of //Read More

Regular classes, morning meditations, chill out at the weekend and Sangha Nights in April

Regular classes  All our events are taking place in our new centre at 187 Westgate road. Monday Drop-In Beginners Meditation: 5:30pm-6:30pm Class starts promptly so please arrive at 5.15pm  Class runs 9th 16th 23rd 30th April No class 2/4/18. All welcome. These events are free but we ask for a //Read More

New! Weekend Chillout Mantra Hour

From 23 March, we’ll be holding Mantra Hour. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 8 – 9pm (including bank holidays). A chance to come along and chill out evoking the presence of the Buddha. No experience necessary. Open to all. By donation. Please arrive before 8pm as we might not be able //Read More

Advance notice of Sangha Retreat 18-20th May

  We will be holding our first weekend retreat of 2018 from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th May at the beautiful Burnlaw Centre, set within 40 acres of organic pastures, woodland and gardens in the North Pennine hills. The cost will be: £100 (waged) £50 (unwaged). To book please contact //Read More

Regular Classes and Sangha nights in March

  Regular Classes and Sangha nights in March All our events are taking place in our new centre at 187 Westgate road. Mondays Monday Drop-In Beginners Meditation: 5:30pm-6:30pm Class starts promptly so please arrive at 5.15pm  Class runs 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th March. All welcome. These events are free but //Read More

Under 35 and interested in Buddhism?

The new Newcastle sub-35 group meets for meditation, discussion, and hanging out on the first Friday of every month. The next meeting is on Friday 2nd March with Aryashila. Everyone who is under 35 is welcome. There won’t usually be a meditation teacher present so it’s best if you have learned the //Read More

Newcastle Buddhist centre garden space needs helpers!

We are hoping to turn the yard at the back of our new building into a relaxing, beautiful and meditative area and are looking to start designing and building the Buddhist centre garden over the next two months. We are hoping that you may have some ideas and would like //Read More