Welcome to Compassion Kadampa Buddhist Centre, a place where anyone can learn to meditate, explore Buddhist ideas and develop essential life skills for wisdom, compassion and happiness.

– Relax and de-stress
– Develop and maintain a peaceful mind
– Engage in a path of wisdom and growth
– Meet like-minded people and engage in meaningful discussion
– Discover and benefit from authentic spiritual teachings

Courses and Events

Purification Retreat: Monday 23rd to Saturday 28th November

Monday to Friday (evening sessions guided, morning sessions unguided)

Wishfulfilling Jewel chanted prayers 12pm-1pm

Everyone is welcome to join this retreat, which emphasises the powerful purification practice of Vajrasattva, helping us remove obstacles to our spiritual practice and be relieved of the burden of past negativity.

Please note the guided evening sessions will _take the place_ of all usual drop-in meditation classes. Regular meditation classes at our branches in Hexham, Morpeth, the Coast etc. will be running as usual. Everyone is welcome to join any of the sessions.

Suggested donation for guided sessions – £3/£4
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Meditation half day retreat: Sunday 6th December


Everyone is welcome to join us for another half-day retreat for a review and guided meditation.

In December we’ll be summarising and building on some of the main points from the Lamrim meditations in How To Understand the Mind ….
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Meditation for kids: Sunday, 6th December

A chance for youngsters to try out some meditation and Dharma activities specially designed for children.The session will include activities such as an introduction to the meditation room, relaxing breathing meditation and a practical and interactive Dharma teaching… Read More

City Centre de-stress: Wednesday 18th November and 9th December

Quilliam Brothers Teahouse
1 Eldon Place
Claremont Buildings
Newcastle NE1 7RD

Everybody is welcome to de-stress and enjoy an hour’s break with a guided meditation in the cosy downstairs cinema room at Quilliam Brothers teahouse. Suggested donation £4…Read More

Meditation and Mince Pies: Sunday 20th December


We’ll be finishing this term’s events and teachings with a relaxed afternoon of guided meditation and seasonal snacks and treats at Compassion Centre. Everyone is welcome….Read More

New Year Retreat: Sunday 3rd to Sunday 10th January

Everyone is welcome to join us on this very special new year getaway, when we’ll be spending a week emphasising meditation on the path to enlightenment.

This retreat will be fully guided by Gen Kelsang Sherab and will focus on two main areas of practice: The Lamrim meditations which form the path to enlightenment, and Mahamudra, Buddhist Tantric meditations…Read More