Compassion Buddhist Centre is a place where everyone is welcome to come and find out about meditation and Buddhism, and to learn how people use meditation and Buddhist practice in their everyday lives. Weekly drop-in classes offer the chance to try meditation, listen to talks on various aspects of Buddhism, and ask questions.
Compassion Centre was established in 1994. Due to a growing interest in Buddhism and meditation the centre has blossomed into a vibrant and friendly residential community, offering both general introductory classes and in-depth study programmes.
"Newcastle is a big city, many people need help. Now we have a strong foundation, and definitely it will grow." Advice given in 1994 to Compassion Centre by our founder Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.
Our volunteers working on reception are Buddhists who have their own practice of learning to meditate.
Please ask them any questions you have about meditation or Buddhism and they will try to help or to guide you in further reading.
You are also welcome to stay for a cup of tea or coffee after a class in our sitting area.
The meditation room at Compassion Centre is a peaceful space where everyone is welcome to take part in a meditation class or simply to come and sit and meditate in your own time.