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The Newcastle Meditation Centre

Between 2016–2020, the Newcastle Meditation Centre, at the bottom of Westgate Road in Newcastle city centre, provided a safe, welcoming and ideologically neutral space, wholly dedicated to the learning and practice of mindfulness and meditation.  It was the first independent high street meditation centre in the UK, and it existed to make the benefits of …

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The Rise of Mindfulness

During the course of the first two decades of the new millennium, one particular brand of self-development – namely mindfulness, which is derived from Buddhist meditation teachings – achieved unprecedented levels of mainstream popularity. The story of how this came about is bound up with the wider story of the transmission of Buddhism to the …

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