Introduction to the GroupIf you come to reception you'll be pointed in the right direction. Broadacre House is only a few minutes walk from Monument metro station, and there's metered street parking in the surrounding streets which is free after 6.30, although can be busy. There's more parking in Dean Street and Manors multi-storey car parks which are free after 5.00pm and pretty close.
Our evenings usually follow the same format. We start at 7.00pm with a short service consisting of an incense offering and a scripture recitation. We then meditate for twenty minutes, followed by five minutes of walking meditation, then do a further twenty minutes of meditation, finishing with a short litany recitation.
The meditation is normally finished by 8.00pm, at which time some people leave early, others stay longer to talk over tea and biscuits, finishing at around 9.00pm. Once a month we listen to a recorded dharma talk given by one of the monks at Throssel Hole.
We also have a monk allocated to us from Throssel: Rev. Master Adelin Bryceson. Rev. Adelin visits once every other month to meditate with us and lead us in an informal discussion. We have the opportunity to ask any questions that are currently 'alive' for us which is a great opportunity.
In addition we sometimes arrange day retreats and other events, and group members regularly visit Throssel Hole Buddhist Abbey for festival days as well as longer retreats. Transport to Throssel can be shared.
Meeting Times and Location
We meet every Wednesday night in Broadacre House, which is on Market Street near the centre of Newcastle. See here for a Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/aqzQi
Aim to arrive at 6.45pm for a 7.00pm start.
If you have any questions about the group then please get in touch. If you would like to join us but not have not meditated before within our tradition of Buddhism then we recommend you contact us before your first visit so that meditation instruction can be arranged.
If you have been before, or meditated at Throssel Hole or another OBC group then please feel welcome to join us at any time.
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