Welcome to Insight North-East

Insight North-East is a meditation group based in Whitley Bay (near Newcastle), set up to create a supportive environment in which members can practice mindfulness and develop insight.

Our aim is to support each other in the practice and understanding of the teachings of the Buddha, with emphasis upon the four ennobling truths. We have established a friendly, supportive community. The group practises insight meditation (also known as vipassana meditation) as taught in the Theravadan Buddhist tradition and we welcome anyone who has made a commitment to regular meditation practice.

You do not have to be a Buddhist to join our group. Insight North East is a non-dogmatic, secular group in which we are learning to take care of each other and help each other to develop ethical actions, mindfulness and wisdom in our lives. We are primarily interested in putting the Noble Eightfold Path into practice and understanding what it means for how we live.