Videos on meditation and spirituality
Members of the Sri Chinmoy Centre share insights on the practice of meditation for a dynamic joyful life of meaning. There are also meditation exercises and talks of spiritual teacher Sri Chinmoy.
Sri Chinmoy on Meditation
A selection of video clips featuring Sri Chinmoy talking about various aspects of meditation and spirituality.
Sri Chinmoy on the ABCs of meditation
Sri Chinmoy explains some basic techniques of meditation i.e. posture, breathing, silencing the mind and visualisation on the heart.
Sri Chinmoy answers questions about meditation
During an interview with Dr. Amritananda Russell Barber, Former WNBC-TV Religion Editor, Producer and Host, Sri Chinmoy briefly answers various questions about meditation. Sri Chinmoy explains what meditation is, how meditation differs from prayer and how to meditate.
Sri Chinmoy on the value of meditation
Watching these interviews, we see Sri Chinmoy commenting on the value of meditation, at what time of the day we should meditate, if a teacher is absolutely necessary, increasing capacities through meditation and other topics.
“It is always advisable it is always advisable to meditate early in the morning and in the evening, at least twice. Before you enter into the hustle and bustle of life, if you can pray and meditate, then you can make very fast progress.”
– Sri Chinmoy, (unofficial transcript) from the interview
Sri Chinmoy on regularity and punctuality of meditation
In these interviews, Sri Chinmoy explains the importance of time for meditation. Firstly, punctuality: the importance of meditating every day at the same hour, considering this time as an appointment with God. Then, regularity: meditating and aspiring every day, so we can keep going up and up in our search for true fulfilment, without troublesome interruptions in our upward journey.
“Before six (a.m.), you can meditate anytime…
Make it a point to meditate at six o’clock. Even if you go to bed at 5.30 (a.m.), after the meditation you can go back to sleep for half an hour, one hour or two hours…
Because after six, the atmosphere, nature, gets very, very restless, and their restlessness enters into us.”
– Sri Chinmoy, (unofficial transcript) from the interview
Using meditation to cultivate practical life skills.
Sri Chinmoy on enthusiasm
Sri Chinmoy comments on the importance of enthusiasm in order to achieve anything from getting up early to achieving continuous spiritual progress.
Excerpt from the interview:
”At every moment, when an idea comes, a good idea, if you do not act on that idea, that inspiration, then [it is] finished. You have lost it. You will say that tomorrow you will have higher or deeper inspiration, but that tomorrow never comes… If you are inspired to do something, do it immediately. And if you are not inspired, you have to create the inspiration, the enthusiasm. People who have made the fastest progress must realize that they have made it on the strength of two things – God’s Compassion and their enthusiasm.“
Sri Chinmoy on love and oneness
Sri Chinmoy visited Sweden in 1990 and gave a press conference before performing on stage in Stockholm. In this extract, Sri Chinmoy speaks about the meaning of love and oneness.
these short live conversations were recorded in Indonesia’s Lombok and Bali in the summer of 2017. Each year Sri Chinmoy’s students meet up in different parts of the world for meditations, concerts, a holiday break – a kind of global family gathering that’s always greatly anticipated and enjoyed! We randomly interviewed some of our holidayers about their meditations and other experiences in the gardens or lobbies of their hotels, and little or no editing was done to preserve their spoken spontaneity.
Devashishu Torpy lives in London and teaches meditation both at home and around Europe. He is a greatly talented playwright whose productions have been offered in many countries – he also heads up the European
torch relay, the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run, which involves children, civic and political leaders and people in communities in over 40 EU countries.
Abhinandan lives in Melbourne and is a key organiser of the Blue Mountains ultra trail races in which several thousand runners participate each year. He’s a keen and talented marathoner himself and teaches meditation in NSW and Australia’s Victoria.
Our classes are given by instructors from all walks of life. Here are some interviews on various aspects of meditation.
Having a spiritual master
The seeker’s journey
Read about NZ Herald’s interview of Jogyata entitled ‘Twelve Questions’ where selected New Zealander were asked 12 Questions about life – faith, hope, family, love and money >>>
Jogyata Dallas runs Auckland’s Sri Chinmoy centre is an accomplished teacher who studied for many years under meditation master Sri Chinmoy. Jogyata has offered his popular workshops in more than twenty countries and inspired countless people.
In this interview, Jogyata talked in depth about meditation.
Benefits of Meditation
Muslim, a meditation class giver, talks about his spiritual journey from following a religious path of prayer to discovering Sri Chinmoy’s path of meditation.
Members of the Sri Chinmoy Centre share their meditation experience and the implication of living a spiritual life in the modern world.
Vajin on meditation and running
Vajin Armstrong is a New Zealand representative ultra-distance runner from Christchurch and a disciple of Sri Chinmoy.
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, etc
Vajin shared the secrets to his sporting success, advice for new runners and the inspiration for his running career.
Shardul and his flute
Shardul Diliar became a disciple of Sri Chinmoy in 1984 and was inspired by Sri Chinmoy flute music and he began his own flute journey in 2000. Here Shardul recounts the inspiration for his musical journey and his unique experience of playing the flute at the Auckland Hospital whilst recovering from his numerous miraculous open heart surgeries.
Preetidutta, was once an Olympic level contender in yachting, candidly shares some of her profound meditative experiences. Her first experience came just after two months of meditating where she felt deep peace. Later experiences include gratitude and divine love.
Muslim relates an interesting meditation experience while handing out flyers for a meditation course.
In this ancedote, Muslim mentions how an experience of meditation can occur in the most unexpected of places. Muslim has been a student of Sri Chinmoy for over 10 years and gives meditation classes himself.
Serving the community in Auckland
As well as free meditation classes, our members continually organise projects to serve the public, and to help each human being find the best within themselves.
Songs of the Soul Concert 2016
Oneness-Dream tour of Ireland
Peace Run NZ – Kind Support from local heros
Peace Run at the 30th Anniversary of Nuclear Free Legislation
Peace Run NZ 2017
Peace Run NZ 2016
Enjoy the many outdoor weekend excursions in and around Auckland and sometimes further afield around New Zealand. See related articles e.g. Nature Meditation, Talking to the Universe, Old Ghost Road and Waikaremoana in Winter.
‘Nature is the expression of our inner life, our higher life.
It is from nature that we get all good things —
beauty, tranquillity, humility, simplicity and many other divine qualities.’
South Island tracking May 2017
Tongariro crossing 2015
Joy Weekend 2015 at Aio Wira Centre
Sri Chinmoy often teaches with inspiring and thought-provoking anecdotes, parables and plays.
Here are some amateur attempts that we hope will gladden your heart and lighten your mind.