Free meditation classes in Auckland

Learn to experience the beauty and joy within. We offer classes every 1-2 months, as well as concerts and workshops by international speakers.
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Meditation at Auckland Uni

Each meditation
Is a dive inward.
Sri Chinmoy

Learn meditation for self-awareness, unleashing your true potential, making vital life decisions and spiritual awakening.

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How meditation helps my athletic career

Read this interview with Vajin Armstrong, New Zealand representative ultra-distance runner. A three-time winner of the Kepler Challenge, Vajin has also won many other marathons and ultras, including the prestigious Swiss Alpine Marathon this year.
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The new year comes

To give you another opportunity,
Another hope.
But the new year will come and go.
So begin your self-transformation-play

Sri Chinmoy

Tips on how to make this year the best year ever !!

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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.

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Locations: Auckland CBDGreen BayBlockhouse Bay • Highland Park • University of Auckland • Unitec • Home meditation  • Invite us to your workplace!

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 3: Four consecutive Mondays, May 8, 15, 22, 29; 6.00-7:30pm.
Option 4: Sunday half-day workshop, May 21; 9:30am – 1:30pm.
Option 5: Two-evening intensive: Tuesdays May 23, 30; 6:30 – 9:00pm.

Option 6: Tuesdays/Thursdays June 13, 15, 20, 22; 7:30 – 9:00pm.
Option 7: Sunday half-day workshop: June 25; 9:00am – 1:00pm.

Option 8: Mondays/Thursdays July 3, 6, 10, 13; 6:00 – 7:30pm.
Option 9: Sunday half-day workshop July 16; 9:30am – 1:30pm.
Option 10: Two-evening intensive: Tuesdays July 18, 25; 6:00 – 9:00pm.

Option 11: Three Consecutive Mondays July 31: August 7, 14; 7:00 – 9:00pm.

Course Venues

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 registerregistration

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.

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Jogyata Dallas

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.

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Preetidutta Thorpe

Preetidutta works in the vegetarian café The Blue Bird in Auckland’s Mt Eden and was once an Olympic level contender in yachting. She visited New York on many occasions to study meditation with Sri Chinmoy.

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Muslim Badami

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 Williams

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.

Meditation Essentials

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.

Nature Meditations

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.

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A Karma Yoga Exercise

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.

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Exercise for Beginners

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.

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On 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 Heart in the New Millennium

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...

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The Coffin Club

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...

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Sport and Meditation

Meditation can enhance our physical performance, but also makes our satisfaction from sport deep and lasting. Explore the inner aspect of sport —a dimension that everyone can add to his or her current physical and mental training.

Some Reflections On Running

If you have good health, if you touch your health everyday it gets new life. By giving attention to something you give new life to it. Find out how to maintain good health …

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Spirit of a Runner

Man has always been a runner, a biped-miracle capable of running hundreds of kilometers in a single day and seemingly inexhaustible and limitless in potential. Can running be used as part of a spiritual expression ?

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Life experience and insight

Profound insights as well as inspiring and amusing life-stories.

A Runner’s Diary

By Jogyata Dallas Ah this cold winter. Peering outside into a dreary grey dawn, at sagging clouds and wet glistening roads and footpaths with their banks of sodden leaves; and to the east the apricot blush of sky above the harbor, its serpent tides tugging at the...

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Old Ghost Road

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...

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Catch up on the latest activities of the Sri Chinmoy Centres in New Zealand as well as world wide.

Songs of the Soul: A Free Concert

More in the article in Indian NZ Outlook Dec 2016 Page 10: Auckland welcomed a unique group of musicians from seven different countries for their first ever concert tour in New Zealand this month, an event called ‘Songs of...

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