Mindfulness in Newcastle
It is with great pleasure that I can announce that my colleague Ani Tselha and I are co-delivering the Introductory Mindfulness Practitioner Foundation Course for the Mindfulness Association in Newcastle upon Tyne at Northumbria University, May 28th/29th 2016.
This is the first time the Foundation Course has been delivered in Newcastle. For me, living in Whitley Bay and having taught this course in London, York, Scarborough and Samye Ling, it’s more than fitting-for this North Easterner: it’s like inviting you to my home.
For those of you who have not experienced the delights of Newcastle upon Tyne, it’s often called a bijou city, for you can practically walk from one end to the next, quite easily. It also has one of the most architecturally stunning streets in the U.K.-Grey Street, which runs from the heart of a pulsing and thriving shopping complex, Eldon Square. What is more, it has some beguiling cultural hotspots. They range from the music complex of The Sage and the post-industrial modern art of the Baltic Building across the Tyne to the tranquility and wild solitude of Jesmond Dene and Armstrong Park.
Ani Tselha and I have taken great care in deciding on the venue. After ruling out quite a few, we settled on Rutherford Hall in Northumbria University. This means that when delivering the course, we will be right in the academic heart of student life in Newcastle, yet snuggled far enough away to provide calm and reflection.
We also decided that Northumbria University was ideal as a central meeting point for access to cafes, restaurants, coffee bars, art galleries and cinemas (check out the Tyneside Cinema at https://www.tynesidecinema.co.uk/ ) but also close to car parks, rail, bus and metro stations: ideal for anybody arriving from far away. We also sought good, yet cheap B&B’s-the University offer nights from £30 pp-a bargain, and for any folk who want to stop over, a warm Newcastle welcome awaits.
Graeme Armstrong* and Ani Tselha**
You can find out more about Ani Tselha here http://www.yorkshire.samye.org/#!team/c1157
you can find out more about Graeme Armstrong here http://www.mindfulnessassociation.org/tutors.aspx
you can find out more about Northumbria University at https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/
you can find out more about Newcastle here http://www.newcastlegateshead.com/whats-on
*the bonnie lad
**the bonnie Buddhist