Next Meetup

South Gosforth Class Morning
The general practice classes are taught in the centre and are open to all people with no knowledge or experience to attend. A donation can be made to help with the running of the centre and the classes (£5 concessions and £6). The format is normally based an explanation, followed by a meditation for about 30mins and then teachings and discussions in small groups, finishing with a short meditation at the end. Stay for a coffee or a chat after and maybe a biscuit too ^_^.

Compassion Buddhist Centre

2 Station Rd · Gosforth

What we're about

What is Meditation ?

Meditation is a mind that focuses on a positive experience, and a mental action that is the main cause of mental peace. Whenever we meditate, we are performing an action that will cause us to experience inner peace in the future. Normally, throughout our life, we experience negative states of mind day and night, and these are the opposite to mental peace. Sometimes, however, we naturally experience inner peace, and this is because in the past we concentrated on positive objects. A positive object is one that causes us to develop a peaceful mind when we concentrate on it.
The purpose of meditation is to make our mind calm and peaceful. If our mind is peaceful we will be free from worries and mental discomfort, and so we will experience true happiness; but if our mind is not peaceful, we will find it very difficult to be happy, even if we are living in the very best conditions. If we train in meditation, our mind will gradually become more and more peaceful, and we will experience a purer and purer form of happiness. Eventually we will be able to stay happy all the time, even in the most difficult circumstances.

Want to know more ?

We run a variety of classes from beginners to more advanced, that take place during the day and at night in a variety of locations. We run weekend morning courses and retreats as well as providing a range of other activities. For more information either contact the admin team, check out our webpages.. or pop along? .. We even have a lovely shop with all sorts of gifts, fresh food and household goods ^_^

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