About our meditation classes
Why meditate ?
In our fast-paced and often stressful modern lives, meditation is becoming recognized as a powerful life skill, bringing a renewed sense of clarity, purpose, simplicity and calm. Effective and natural, meditation reconnects us with our inner strength, unburdens the mind, takes us down to an inner space of stillness.
With the help of a few simple techniques we can learn to improve focus, develop poise, solve problems, reduce stress and see our life path more clearly. Our class givers have spent many years studying meditation under the guidance of Sri Chinmoy (pictured in photo), and are very happy to answer any questions you might have about meditation.
What does the meditation 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.
October: Meditation Month
Option A: Choose any one of the following single-evening repeat intensives: 6.00–9.00pm:
- Monday Oct 3 OR
- Tuesday Oct 4 OR
- Thursday Oct 6.
Option B: Four consecutive Mondays, 7:00–9:00pm: Oct 10, 17, 24, 31.
Option C: Three lunchtimes, 12.15–1.00pm: Oct 10, 11, 13.
Friday special topics: 6.00–7.15pm. Just turn up to any of these evenings:
- Oct 7: Reincarnation: The Soul’s Eternal Journey
- Oct 14: Meditation Mantras – live music, guest presenters
- Oct 21: Holistics – perfecting the mind/body/spirit interplay
- Oct 28: Meditation and Creativity – fun with paints and music
November: Introductory Courses
Option D: Tues/Thursdays, 7:30–9:00pm: Nov 8, 10, 15, 17.
Option E: One evening workshop, 6:00–9:30pm: Thursday Nov 17.
Option F: Saturday workshop, 8:00–12:00pm: Nov 17.
December: Introductory Courses
Option G: Mondays, 6:00–7:30pm: Dec 5, 12, 19.
Option H: Tuesdays, 7:30–9:00pm: Dec 6, 13, 20.
Learn to Meditate is a popular and proven series of classes that teaches life skills essential to achieving a peaceful and happy inner life – and so a fulfilling outer life. Using music, meditation, mantras and other techniques drawn from numerous spiritual traditions, our classes introduce a programme to help you become a peace-filled human being.
Try to attend all of the meditation classes of your chosen option which form a structured course.
Kindly do not join any course after the second session.
Glenfield Community Centre, Bentley Ave
Monday Oct 10; 7.00pm – 8.00pm
Green Bay Community House, 1 Barron Drive
Every Thursday for 4 weeks starting 13 Oct; 6.30-7.30pm
Unitec Waitakere Campus, Ratanui St, Building 510, Room 2035
Every Tuesday for 3 weeks starting 6 Sep; 7:00 – 8:00pm
Co-sponsored by the Unitec Multi-Faith Chaplaincy Team and the Sri Chinmoy Centre.
Whatever your goals or dreams, meditation is a powerful lifeskill that will help you to achieve them – even 5 minutes of daily practice will have transforming results.
Our free weekend workshop covers the ABCs of meditation – breathing and concentration techniques to remove stress and calm the mind; the use of creative visualisations and mantric chants; meditation in the spiritual heart centre; how to set up your own personal meditation program – plus discussion topics and pointers on using your meditation skills to really make a positive difference in your daily life.
Highland Park Community House, 47 Aviemore Dr.
Saturday Sep 17; 2.00pm – 5.00pm
The Power of Meditation
Learn the art of meditation and unlock your inner creative energy to develop your unlimited potentiality, to become a more fulfilled and happy individual. Open to students, staff and the general public.
Venue: Room 303-B07, Department of Maths, 38 Princess St, City Campus
Wednesdays at 5.00 – 6.00 pm
Registration: required,so we can contact you as the venue can change at short notice.
Call/text Daniel on 021 831 382 to register or email email@example.com.
Our popular Learn to Meditation series of classes are designed to introduce you to simple and effective exercises to still the mind, including breathing techniques, creative visualisation, concentration and meditation techniques. Topics for discussion include using meditation for self-awareness, overcoming stress and other life problems, achieving inner potential and spiritual awakening.
Mt Albert Campus
Tuesdays Sep 13,20, 27, Oct 4; 6:30 – 7:30pm
Unitec Chapel, Building 159
To register your interest please call or text Uni coordinator Vera on 0211 215 783 or fill in a Contact Form
Tuesdays Sep 6, 13,20; 7:00 – 8:00pm
Unitec Waitakere Campus, Room 510 – 2035
To register your interest please call or text Uni coordinator Durba on 0220 653 719 or fill in a Contact Form
Co-sponsored by the Unitec Multi-Faith Chaplaincy Team and the Sri Chinmoy Centre. Each series of classes is entirely free. To gain the maximum benefit it is recommended that you attend all the classes in the series. Kindly do not join after the second class.
If you have an interest in exploring some meditation techniques at home and getting started with your practice, the following helpful online course will guide you through the basic steps:
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.
Don’t miss a major musical event with visiting musicians from Europe, the US and England…
Date and Venue
Monday 7 November 2016; 7.30 pm
Dorothy Winstone Centre
Auckland Girls’ Grammar School
16 Howe St., Newton
Reserve your free seats: text 021 2168343, phone (09) 309 3437 or book online here.
Free Spirit Magazine
“Sri Chinmoy’s sublime spiritual mastery reveals through music the infinite vastness of the universe as an intimate sanctuary of the soul”
“Discover the music of genius…”
“Sri Chinmoy has a tremendous, a fantastic creative urge!”
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 Badami 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.
Serving the community in Auckland
As well as free meditation classes, the members of the Auckland Sri Chinmoy Centre strive to play their part in bringing about a more harmonious world by offering concerts, peace programmes and other cultural and athletic events.
An Hour Of Peace – at your workplace
Monk Party Concert
You are invited to an evening of mantric and meditative music. Auckland duo Pragunya and Nelson Myers-Daly play the compposition of Maestro Sri Chinmoy. They draw upon musical influnces such as Indian, Middle Eastern and other world music.
418 Titirangi Rd
Monday 3 October 7pm
Aphorisms on Happiness
To mark the UN international day of happiness, we created these inspiring posters featuring aphorisms by Sri Chinmoy.
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