Independent and on the High Street
Independent and on the High Street
The coronavirus outbreak has posed a very real threat to the survival of many organisations, both large and small. This is certainly true of the Meditation Centre, a small charity run entirely by volunteers.
We now face a combination of very challenging circumstances that, in spite of our best efforts, we are simply not able to overcome. As a result, the Trustees have recently made the difficult decision to close the Centre and wind up operations permanently.
We know this will come as very disappointing news to many people, who will miss all that the Centre has been over the years.
We are very grateful to everyone who has been part of the journey – we literally couldn’t have done it without you.
Although the Centre will now remain closed, the online sessions will continue for the foreseeable future, and new courses and programmes are planned under the Just Meditation brand.
The following timetable of drop-in meditation sessions will continue online via Zoom as we continue to make the benefits of meditation ‘accessible, affordable and available to all’ at a time when those benefits are most needed. For more information about our online sessions, click here.
Wednesdays 08.00-08.25 am
Saturdays 10.30-11.30 am
In order to maintain security in our sessions we now require anyone wishing to attend to register for the meetings. Please click here to complete the registration process. We look forward to welcoming you to our online meditation sessions soon!
The online drop-in sessions are offered completely free of charge, to anyone anywhere, but donations are always welcome!
everyday meditation for everyone
Tuesdays 6pm, Wednesdays and Saturdays 11am
There is no need to book for any of our drop-in classes – just turn up in good time – payment by donation
At the The Newcastle Meditation Centre, we offer a regular programme of weekly ‘Just Meditation’ drop-in classes, an ongoing programme of courses and workshops, as well as opportunities for groups and individuals to hire the space for their own meditation related activities.
Check Eventbrite and Facebook for details of our Saturday afternoon workshops on a wide range of topics related to mindfulness, meditation and related disciplines, as well as courses, seminars, discussion groups and other activities.
Today meditation and mindfulness are more popular than ever, but finding out how to learn or practice meditation can be difficult and confusing. There are so many different techniques and teachings available: it is hard sometimes to know where to start.
The best way to learn how to meditate is by attending a class or workshop, such as the ‘Just Meditation’ drop-in classes provided at the Centre. There is no substitute for learning with an experienced practitioner, and a group of other people on the same path.
The Newcastle Mindfulness and Meditation Centre is a registered charity operating in Newcastle City Centre. We provide a safe, welcoming and ideologically neutral space, wholly dedicated to the learning and practice of mindfulness and meditation.
We believe it is the first independent high street meditation centre of its kind in the UK.
At the Centre you can attend drop-in classes, courses and workshops, together with a range of other activities, including research seminars, discussion groups and social events. Bespoke packages can also be arranged for groups and organisations.
Drop-in Classes, Courses and Workshops
We host a variety of courses, at different times throughout the year, as well as regular Saturday Afternoon Workshops on a wide range of topics related to mindfulness and meditation: the perfect way to deepen your understanding and practice.
It is our goal to make the benefits of meditation accessible, affordable and available to all.
The Centre is currently only open for drop-in classes and other scheduled activities. Please get in touch if you would like to visit.
We are always keen to hear from people willing to volunteer at the Meditation Centre, whether by simply being there so that we can have the place open, or leading activities.
For any expressions of interest, please either speak to someone at the centre or get in touch via the contact page.
Groups and individuals are welcome to use the space for meditation and related activities, at reasonable rates for a prime city centre location.
Our upstairs meditation room has space to seat 24 people comfortably. Please be aware that unfortunately there is no lift.
We are always looking for people to facilitate courses and workshops at the centre. If you have a course or workshop you would like to deliver in central Newcastle, that is relevant to the practice of mindfulness and meditation, then please get in touch and lets have a chat about it.
The Newcastle Meditation Centre is easy to get to by public transport, being just a short walk from Central Station. There are a few parking meters on Westgate Road, and nearby carparks at Times Square and Grainger Town multi-story.