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.

Learn Meditation

Learn from wisdom-teachings of the great Masters on meditation and the spiritual life.

Meditation at Auckland Uni

Silence is the increase of outer strength. Sri Chinmoy

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

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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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

Welcome to our 2019 ‘Learn Meditation’ free course options. Our current series of free meditation programs run throughout the year in our CBD venues and in multiple surburban locations around Auckland. 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 text your name, course option and numbers attending to our contact phone: 022 1887432.

We look forward very much to meeting you and sharing our love of meditation with you!

To learn more about the 10 Compelling Reasons to meditate…<click here>.

Meditation: An Overview

Down through the ages, the wisdom-teachings of the great Masters have reminded us of our fundamentally spiritual nature, the nobility and beauty of the soul, the paths and practices that help us to find happiness. Like a map of a journey that we have now embarked upon, their insights and teachings help us to navigate our own way to enlightenment, freedom, Self-discovery. Beyond mind and mindfulness, beyond thought and thinking, what self-discoveries await us?

These meditation courses invite you on a journey, cover a wide canvas of meditation practices; the main branches and paths of yoga; a look at reincarnation; the finding of a spiritual path; how to bring the benefits of meditation into daily life; and a look at the wisdom-teachings of several Masters.

The four sessions of each course form a structured program and you’re encouraged to attend each of the four evenings – admission is free, but registration is required to accommodate numbers attending. Course instructors are from the Sri Chinmoy Centre, with decades of teaching experience and a genuine love of sharing their own insights with others. The w/shops are informal, informative and helpful and a lot of material and exercises are drawn from the teachings of the late spiritual master Sri Chinmoy.

Free admission, but due to limited seating please register by using our contact page, or text to 0221887432. You can also phone this number for further course inquiries.


Option F: Weekend Workshop with special guest speaker

For thousands of years our great luminaries and spiritual leaders have mapped out the inner pathways to happiness, the secrets of enlightenment and liberation. The practise of meditation runs through all of these teachings as a beautiful river of knowledge, confers inner peace, a desireless contentment, a deeper sense of our life’s true purpose, a blossoming of our spiritual nature.

With humour, story-telling, a profound sincerity and a wealth of knowledge, Jogyata brings these topics to life in this workshop which will present the fundamentals of meditation in a unique and compelling way. 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.

Mt Eden

Saturday 6 July, 10.30am to 2pm 

 

Mt Eden War Memorial Hall (Chamber Room), 489 Dominion Rd

Registration
All classes are completely free of charge. However, we do require registration. For further queries or to register kindly phone/ text 021 121 5783 or fill in a Contact Form.

 


 

 

Option G: Meditation – Getting Started

For newcomers to meditation, a step-by-step guide to the essential techniques in concentrating the mind, cultivating stillness, setting up an effective home practice.

Date: Four consecutive Monday evenings, July 1, 8, 15, 22: 6.00 – 7:30pm nightly

Venue: 93 Dominion Road, Mt Eden/Kingsland

Registration: All classes are completely free of charge. However, we do require registration. Please call or text to register and to ensure seating: 022 188 7432 or fill in a Contact Form.


Option Z: Workplace ‘Learn Meditation’ workshop.

Meditation – an effective and simple answer to workplace stress – is fast becoming a mainstream workplace tool. Auckland’s Sri Chinmoy Centre is sponsoring an initiative to introduce meditation and stress reduction skills through free workplace introductory sessions to ten or more people. An Hour Of Peace involves an instructor teaching the ABC’s of simple and proven meditation techniques and practical tips on getting started to your staff and employees. The offer is entirely free of charge.

Click here to find out more about Workplace Meditation.



Meditation Resources

For those people interested in deepening their meditation experience and their understanding of the techniques and secrets to help achieve this, a new edition of Sri Chinmoy’s timeless guidebook on the subject has just been published. Behind the deceptively simple title, “Meditation’, the 300 pages that follow offer a wealth of insights and guidance that takes the reader from the initial start-up steps through to the deepest meditations attainable, the high points or samadhi’s. 
 
The book spans many different approaches and a wide canvas of techniques – breath work, visualization, mantra, heart centre meditation, the various branches of yoga (jnana, bhakti, karma etc), along with question and answer sections and chapter topics discussing the lesser known secrets of successful meditation. 
 ‘Meditation’ is a beautifully presented hardback edition, and possesses the simplicity, clarity, depth and inspiration that will make it a lifelong companion for its readers. It offers and shares a map of the inner journey, and a wonderful resource for all of those interested in the path of self-discovery, enlightenment and awakening.
Copies can be requested by leaving your details here on our contact page

 

The latest news and updates

Global Peace Relay Visits NZ

History’s longest and largest participation relay for world peace ever seen passed through the Auckland region this week, part of an epic 2,700 km length of New Zealand event. Runners are visiting more than twenty towns and cities throughout March, carrying the...

A Walking Meditation

April 13, 2019 – today in New York several hundred people from 40 countries have gathered at a beautifully decorated outdoors meditation space to commemorate and remember spiritual master Sri Chinmoy’s arrival in the West. That historic arrival day was in the long-ago...

Latest videos

Meet the class givers

Our class instructors have all learnt the art of meditation personally from Sri Chinmoy.

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Interview with Ursula Maag

Ursula talked about meditation and daily life.

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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.

A Walking Meditation

April 13, 2019 – today in New York several hundred people from 40 countries have gathered at a beautifully decorated outdoors meditation space to commemorate and remember spiritual master Sri Chinmoy’s arrival in the West. That historic arrival day was in the long-ago...

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Beyond Infinity

The philosophy of the heart that imposes no finite boundaries on infinity has an advanced understanding that infinity actually, really is……….infinite!

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Music and Meditation

Explore how meditation can be used to elevates our consciousness.

Distant Travels

Travel always widens us, inspires us, ushers in new insights and adventures – our recent tour of the UK proved the truth of this conclusively! Fourteen members of our a cappella music group, Oneness-Dream, have just concluded a seven-day tour around parts of England,...

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Invitation to An Evening of Peace

The following article by Jogyata Dallas is reprinted with the kind permission of the IndiaNZ Outlook newspaper. For those with an interest in peaceful music and meditation, an upcoming free event in Three Kings will soon offer a very special opportunity. Auckland’s...

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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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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.

Tangariro Crossing adventure

Untamed landscapes always inspire and humble us, and our recent hike over the Tongariro Crossing was all of this, a 21 km tramp over the Central Plateau’s old volcanic wonderland with it’s big massifs and plains of buckled lava and jutting cones of mountains. A...

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Impossible Distance

How far can you walk, run or shuffle during 6 hours or 12 hours of continuous forward motion - or way out there on the far frontiers of impossibility, how far in 24 hours? How many miles or kilometres will your legs, lungs and heart carry you, how much determination...

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Life experience and insight

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

Mt Arthur adventure

Several of our marathon team members enjoyed a snowy expedition in the South Island’s Mt Arthur tablelands recently. Our hopes of hiking across the alpine tops to summit Mt Arthur were dashed by high winds, deep snow that had us up to our armpits in places, and mist....

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Oneness-Dream tour – April 2018

By Jogyata Dallas I have always felt fortunate to be a member of "Oneness-Dream”, an acapella male choir featuring students of Sri Chinmoy performing selections of his songs based on various spiritual themes and messages. We have toured to many parts of the world,...

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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.

Peace Run and the Christchurch tragedy

The saying ‘Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness’ has a poignant relevance to our country after the shadows cast by the Christchurch tragedy. The sense of national grief at the misfortunes of our fellow countrymen, the wonderful outpourings of support,...

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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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Viewpoints

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

A Spotlight on Peace 

A new statues in Taupo encouraging reminding us to look towards a better world and provides inspiration about our individual role in fostering this.a brighter future for humanity …

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Reflections on Astrology

Humanity has always wondered about its future, devising myriad ways to look beyond the present moment to prepare and shape its destinies and its fortunes. Since ancient times, shamans have looked for patterns in the spiraling contours of smoke, taken hallucinogenic...

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Some Reflections on ‘Light’ 

Auckland’s 17th Diwali festival, colloquially referred to as ‘The Festival of Lights’, will soon be enlivening our city streets and temples and bringing gaiety, color, dance, music, theatre, workshops and a wonderfully irresistible array of multi-ethnic food stalls to...

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Video Features

Members of the Sri Chinmoy Centre share their perspective on meditation in daily life plus selected interviews with Sri Chinmoy on various aspects of meditation and spirituality.

How to book a place in our classes »

Call 022 188 7432 or visit our contact form to leave a message