Introduction to the Group

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 currently meet every Wednesday night in Broadacre House, which is on Market Street near the centre of Newcastle. See here for a Google map:

If 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.

Aim to arrive at 6.45pm for a 7.00pm start.

Change of Venue to West Jesmond Library

From Wednesday 1st November we'll be meeting in West Jesmond Library on St George's Terrace. See here for a map:

We'll meet from 7pm-9pm so aim to arrive at 7pm sharp. West Jesmond Library is close to West Jesmond Metro, and very close to Acorn Road. There's buses along Osborne Road and parking in the streets around, although a lot of the parking is residents permit only so you'll need to park carefully.

Contact Details

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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