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
Immediately!

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!

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!


June
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.


July
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.


August
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.

On Meditation

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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 Perspectives on Happiness

World class Kiwi trail runner and ultramarathoner Vajin Armstrong, whose happiness formula is a mix of meditation and mountain trails, inner calm and the soothing beauty of landscape.

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Golden Grove School: Learning with Heart

An article by contributing writer Jogyata Dallas Reprinted with kind permission of Indianz Outlook One very positive attribute of life in New Zealand is an acceptance of religion and the many manifestations of spirituality throughout our culturally diverse society. As...

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Music and Meditation

Explore how meditation can be used to elevates our consciousness.

The Unifying Power of Music

Recently I have been listening to the Indian singer Kaushiki Chakrabarty performing her beautiful and haunting devotional bhajans while accompanied by tabla, sarangi, harmonium and sarod. The songs were a recording from a live concert in the Netherlands, but across...

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Songs of the Soul: A Free Concert

More in the article in Indian NZ Outlook Dec 2016 Page 10: http://www.indianzoutlook.co.nz/archives.php 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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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.

Running’s Mt Everest

Welcome to the 21st Annual Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race and one of the most remarkable races in history! Called 'The Mount Everest of Ultramarathons' by The New York Times, this is the longest certified footrace in the world and the 2017 event has just kicked off...

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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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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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Dawn After Dark

Learn how meditation within the context of a spiritual path produces positive transformation and brings hope ….

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Diet

Body and mind are interconnected. Proper diet maintain the body-temple in mint health and enable deeper and subtler meditation experience.

Favorite Haunts

We all have our favorite haunts to meet friends or dine out - mine are scattered
about in numerous places, magnets that draw me back time and again. My current number one is The Hungry Elephant vegan/vegetarian cafe in Matakana, a leisurely one hour’s drive up north...

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Food for Thought

IndiaNZ Outlook contributing writer Jogyata Dallas interviews Auckland nurse and vegan Cheryll Martin about vegan principles and the growing global interest in animal rights/ethical living.

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Benefits of a vegetarian diet

Read how a vegan or vegetarian diet develop a deepening understanding of our oneness with all living things and the impact of our diet in the refinement of our consciousness …

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Community Services

As well as meditation, our members run several enterprises that bring the principles of meditation into daily life, and are continually organising projects to serve the public, and to help each human being find the best within themselves.

Karma Yoga: Service to Humanity

Humanity's great teachers, the spiritual masters, sages and yogis that have been with us over the long centuries, tell us how remarkable and splendid the human soul is, its capacity for love and compassion, the hope it carries for a brighter future and a peaceful...

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The Peace Run: A Meditative Journey

Several of our Kiwi team joined the Peace Run in Iceland, Australia and Europe. Here’s a shot of our team in Iceland, way up north in those spectacular landscapes of glaciers, volcanic mountains and fast running ice-fed rivers. Find out more…

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Viewpoints

Spiritual viewpoints to ponder upon life, the world and the Universe.

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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News

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

Global Peace Run Visits NZ

History’s longest and largest participation relay for world peace swept through Auckland and the central North Island in recent weeks, with thousands of school children clamouring to touch and hold the ceremonial peace torch that luminaries such as Mikhail Gorbachev...

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How to book a place in our classes »

Call (09) 309 1136 or visit our contact form to leave a message
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