The Triratna Buddhist Order and Community
The Newcastle Buddhist Centre is run by ordained members of the Triratna Buddhist Order and friends of the community. A friend of the community is called a 'mitra' which means friend in Pali. Mitra's are invited to join Dharma study groups, which are usually weekly, exploring the Buddhas Dharma more deeply with others.
The Triratna Buddhist Order is a worldwide Order. Some helpful resources provided by Triratna can be found below.
School parties are welcome to visit the centre to help educate pupils in meditation and Buddhism. A Buddhist can also visit your school. Please contact us to enquire.
The Centre has a bookshop with books on a wide range of Buddhist topics, suitable for beginners as well as those with more experience of Buddhism. We also stock incense, cards, Buddha figures and beads. The bookshop is open when events are being held at the centre.
Newcastle Buddhist Centre library contains a wide selection of Buddhist books available to borrow, as well as a reference section of key Buddhist texts. Membership of the library is £5 per year. The library is open around the time of public events.
Safeguarding Adults and Children at Newcastle Buddhist Centre
We have Child Protection and Adult Safeguarding policies which define what we mean by harm or abuse, set out our values, outline the steps we have taken to maintain the centre as a safe and welcoming space, what to do if you suspect abuse or harm, and what our safeguarding officers will do if abuse is reported.
Our two volunteer safeguarding officers are Mary Lowe and Helen Clarke. If you have any questions, concerns or worries about potential harm done to yourself or another person whilst attending the centre please do not hesitate to contact Mary or Helen on our confidential email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Ethical Guidelines
Alongside these policies, we have our Ethical Guidelines, which apply to all those acting on behalf of the centre, in relation to everyone, whether classified as at risk or not.