Free meditation classes in Auckland

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Sport and Meditation

Vajin Armstrong, New Zealand representative ultra-distance runner, shared with Aucklanders the secrets to his sporting success at the Auckland Sri Chinmoy Centre on 12 January. Vajin is the winner of the prestigious Swiss Alpine Marathon this year and the three-time winner of Kepler Challenge (2010-2012), 2012 American River, 2014 Bedrock50 Ultra, 2014 Buffaloo Stampede Marathon, 2015 Two Bays 56km Trail Run …

 

 

 

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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

 

 

 

 

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About our meditation classes

sri-chinmoy1Why 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. Meditation reconnects us with our inner strength, unburdens the mind, and takes us to an inner space of stillness. More on the benefit of meditation >>

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.

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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.

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!

“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


January
Option 1: Four consecutive Mondays, 6.00 – 7:30pm. Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30.


February
Option 2: Four consecutive Tuesdays: 6.00 – 7:30pm. Feb. 14, 21, 28; March 7.
Option 3: Saturday half-day workshop: Feb. 18, 8:30am – 12:30pm


March
Option 4: Four consecutive Mondays, 7:00–8:30pm. March 6, 13, 20, 27.
Option 5: Sunday half-day workshop: March 19, 8:30am–12:30pm.


April
Option 6: Saturday half-day workshop: April 22, 8:30am–12:30pm.
Option 7: Four consecutive Mondays, 6.00-7:30pm. April 8, 15, 22, 29.

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.

Hridayinee Williams

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Muslim Badami

muslim 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.

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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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.

Reflections on Diwali

Diwali is here – our annual free celebration of Indian culture and our city’s ethnic diversity, a weekend of music, dance, food and splendid cultural performances.

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Life experience and insight

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

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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Talking to the Universe

One spiritual memory that lingers from the long ago is a time of solitude I experienced in my mid-twenties. Four decades have passed since those solitary months when I was living in a very remote area of the North Island, a walk from a gravel road-end across a...

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Waikaremoana in Winter. Why Not?

Eleven intrepid Auckland boys set out to go for a three-day trek around Lake Waikaremoana last July. They have literally the whole place to themselves – all 46km or so of scenic but mountainous rough track with mist-shrouded valleys…

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News

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

Sport and Meditation

New Zealand ultra marathon legend Vajin Armstrong talks to Aucklanders about the secrets of success that can be applied to any sporting endeavours…

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Songs of the Soul: Indian Melodies for Western Hearts

An article about ‘Songs of the Soul’ by Daniel Rubin It’s a long way from Europe to New Zealand. For those living up in the northern hemisphere and Oceania-bound, it’s a 28 or 35-hour plane ride, chasing the moon through a long restless night, tossing about in an...

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Songs of the Soul: A Free Concert

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 the Soul’. Some twenty visitors from Europe, the US and England came together to offer their vocal and...

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