About our meditation classes
In our fast-paced modern lives, meditation is now recognized as a powerful life skill, bringing a renewed sense of clarity, purpose, simplicity and calm. Meditation reconnects us with our inner strength, unburdens the mind, and takes us to an inner space of stillness. More on the benefits of meditation »
Our class givers have spent many years studying meditation under the guidance of Sri Chinmoy (pictured), and are very happy to answer any questions you might have about meditation.
Special events: 14 March Mastering Meditation with Pradhan Balter
What does a typical course involve?
- Two guided meditations per session.
- Breathing and concentration techniques to still the mind.
- Covering the ABC’s of home practice.
- Creative visualisations, mantras, and the four pillars of yoga.
- Music and meditation.
Current Class Schedules
Our current series of free meditation programs run throughout the year in our CBD venues and in multiple surburban locations around Auckland.
Auckland CBD meditation courses
Welcome to our 2017 ‘Learn Meditation’ free course options. Look through the upcoming introductory courses below and choose a suitable time to attend. To register, simply leave your details on our contact page, or a message on our class answer phone: (09)3091136.
We look forward very much to meeting you in the New Year and sharing our love of meditation with you!
Option 6: Saturday half-day workshop: April 22, 8:30am–12:30pm.
Option 7: Four consecutive Mondays, 6.00-7:30pm. May 8, 15, 22, 29.
Unless specified otherwise, all classes and workshops are held at the Sri Chinmoy Centre, 24 Cross Street, CBD ( behind the ANZ bank on the corner of Karangahape Rd / Queen Street – look for the signposted blue door on the corner of Cross Street).
How to register
All classes and workshops are completely free of charge. However, we do require registration. For further queries or to register for a class/workshop kindly phone (09) 309 1136 or fill in a Contact Form.
Meet the class givers
Our class instructors have all learnt the art of meditation personally from Sri Chinmoy.
Jogyata has taught meditation for over 30 years and is the author of several books about the subject and his encounters and experiences with Sri Chinmoy. He lives in Auckland but teaches in many other countries. His workshops combine humor, personal anecdotes and guided meditations and reflect his sincere love of his subject.
Muslim has been a member of the Sri Chinmoy Centre since 2003. A keen marathoner and occasional actor he lives and works in Auckland after moving here from India. He teaches evening workshops in introductory meditation throughout the year.
Hridayinee has been practicing meditation in the Sri Chinmoy Centre for 20 years and teaching Beginner Meditation Classes for 15 years in Australia and New Zealand. She is a qualified children’s educator and loves working with children which helps keep her in the heart and happy.
It’s easy to become a little overwhelmed by the amount of information about meditation and this short section is to simply focus on some of the techniques for meditation and the practical use of meditation for a fulfilling life.
If you’re a nature lover, Auckland has some of the best outdoor places of any city in which to practise and enjoy your meditation.read more
Rather than the path of seclusion, karma yoga sees in the everyday challenges of life countless opportunities to learn, deepen and multiply our many good qualities.read more
It’s hard trying to meditate every day. The chatter and constant movement of our mind, the momentum of habits and the addictive patterns of thought, make sitting still, breathing slowly, stepping back from it all and disentangling ourselves very difficult.read more
Sri Chinmoy on beginning meditation
Sri Chinmoy On The ABCs Of Meditation
Explore deeper and greater truth about the Universe and Life. Insights on how meditation can help our life journey more meaningful and fulfilling.
The following article by Jogyata Dallas is reprinted with the kind permission of the IndiaNZ Outlook newspaper. Many people believe that human consciousness is on the verge of a pivotal change – from the dominance of the mind to a growing recognition of the importance...read more
Learn how meditation within the context of a spiritual path produces positive transformation and brings hope ….read more
I can recall several occasions when spiritual master Sri Chinmoy spoke of the soul’s world, that mystic place beyond our everyday comprehension where souls depart to at the time of death - and again arrive from when returning to the earth arena. He spoke familiarly of...read more
Life experience and insight
Profound insights as well as inspiring and amusing life-stories.
Celestial experiences of a long term meditator as she celebrates her 90th birthday …read more
The Old Ghost Road– named in memory of the 1880’s gold rush era – is a newly opened mountain bike and hiking trail in the north west corner of the South Island. Several of our members spent four days recently hiking this great walk, enjoying two days meandering from...read more
In June, 2012 the United Nations General Assembly, acknowledging a worldwide concern at rising levels of stress and declining mental health, dedicated every March 20th as the International Day of Happiness, an occasion now celebrated throughout the world in a global effort to promote a happier human society.
Remedies and happiness formulae are remarkably diverse and range from material ambitions to the quaint Chinese proverb: “If you want happiness for an hour – take a nap. If you want happiness for a day – go fishing. If you want happiness for a month – get married. If you want happiness for a year – inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime – help someone else.” Read ultra distance running champion Vajin’s view on happiness ….read more
Catch up on the latest activities of the Sri Chinmoy Centres in New Zealand as well as world wide.
NZ Peace Run representatives experience first hand the spiritual depth of Bali community …read more
New Zealand ultra marathon legend Vajin Armstrong talks about the secrets of success that can be applied to any sporting endeavours…read more
Attending a concert of meditative music can change your life …read more