Just Meditation exists to help you learn and practise mindfulness, meditation and related disciplines through the provision of drop-in classes, courses, workshops and training.
Courses and Workshops
We run a variety of four and six week courses at different times throughout the year, as well as regular Saturday Afternoon Workshops on a wide range of topics related to mindfulness and meditation: the perfect way to deepen your understanding and practice. Courses include:
Six week Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation Course suitable for complete beginners as well as those with more experience who might want to refresh their practice.
Four week Beyond Mindfulness Course suitable for those who may have some experience of meditation but would like to explore it further.
Six week Yoga, Relaxation and Meditation Course exploring yoga posture through meditation and relaxation.
Weekly Drop-in Classes
There is no need to book for any of our drop-in classes – just turn up in good time – payment by donation.
Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11am
The standard drop-in meditation session, lasting 60 mins, suitable for all levels of experience, including beginners. Sessions comprise a brief introduction, two periods of silent meditation, and opportunities for sharing and reflections.
Early Evening Sessions
Tuesdays at 6pm
Early evening drop-in meditation session, lasting 50 mins, most suitable for people who may already have some experience of meditation, though beginners are always welcome. Sessions comprise two periods of silent meditation, with a short pause in between.
Just Meditation Research Seminars: Thursday evenings, 5.30-7pm
A bi-monthly inter-disciplinary research seminar series aimed particularly at those with a professional interest in any aspect of mindfulness, meditation and related practices (though all are welcome). Free of charge – no need to register.
15 March, The Neuroscience of Mindfulness
Colline Poirier, Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University
17 May, Glimpses of Mindfulness in the Christian Tradition
Revd Dr Nicholas Buxton, St John the Baptist Church, Newcastle
19 July, Mind-wandering: What happens when we age?
Lea Martinon, Department of Psychology, Northumbria University
Other Events and Activities
These include occasional social events, the Mindfulness & Meditation Reading Group, and One Day City Centre Retreats. Check the Courses and Workshops page, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.