“Music is inspiration, soulful inspiration. It inspires the human in us.Music is manifestation, fruitful manifestation. It manifests the divine in us.Music is satisfaction, supreme satisfaction. It satisfies the Pilot Supreme in us.”Sri Chinmoy
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.
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 2018 ‘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 and sharing our love of meditation with you!
Option B: Four consecutive Mondays/Thursday: 6.00 – 7:30pm. Feb 5, 8, 12 and 15.
Special workshop: “Mantras and Sacred Chants” Mondays, 7:30pm, Feb. 19 and March 19. Two special live-music Mondays with popular instrumental duo Monk Party – an introduction to music-meditation.
Option C: Four consecutive Tuesday: 6.00 – 7:30pm. Feb 20, 27, Mar 6 and 13.
Option D: Four consecutive Mondays/Thursday: 7:30 – 9:00pm. March 5, 8, 12, 15.
Special workshop: “Mantras and Sacred Chants” Mondays, 7:30pm, March 19. A special live-music Mondays with
popular instrumental duo Monk Party – an introduction to music-meditation.
Option E: Three consecutive Tuesdays: 7:30 – 9:00pm. March 20, 27; Apr 3.
Option F: Four consecutive Tuesdays/Thursday: 6:00 – 7:30pm. May 1, 3, 8 and 10.
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.
Special event: Mantras and Sacred Chants
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 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 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.
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.
By Toshala Elliott Meditation changes perspectives. That, at least, is one of the results I have derived from more than a couple of decades of close personal observation of my own meditation experiences. Not necessarily from the meditations themselves but from the...read more
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.read more
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.read more
Music and Meditation
Explore how meditation can be used to elevates our consciousness.
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...read more
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...read more
Sharing the experience of bringing spiritual music to the heart of the ancient Emerald Isles …read more
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.
Sri Chinmoy founded the Marathon Team in 1977, both to encourage his students to increase their physical fitness as an aid to their meditation practice, and to offer sports events and a new kind of service to the running community. He had been a champion athlete...read more
Harita Davies, the first New Zealand women to ever attempt such a distance, finishing in 4th place overall and becoming a New Zealand record holder…read more
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...read more
Life experience and insight
Profound insights as well as inspiring and amusing life-stories.
Banshidhar Medeiros (San Juan/New York) In the early 1970s, Guru’s visits to Puerto Rico were always a full-on experience of pure joy and excitement. In those days, we would see him nearly every day. One evening, out of the blue, Guru asked us all to meet him early...read more
by Arpan De Angelo (New York) In 1980 Sri Chinmoy was personally fully immersed in long-distance running, which he had just begun in June of 1978. He had trained seriously for the rest of 1978 and into 1979 to run his first marathon on March 3, 1979 in Chico,...read more
Throughout history encounters with remarkable people in different fields of human life have inspired revolutions, remarkable charity, epochal change, great undertakings. One such prime example is that of kiwi Harita Davies’ ecounter with Sri Chinmoy …read more
Body and mind are interconnected. Proper diet maintain the body-temple in mint health and enable deeper and subtler meditation experience.
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...read more
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.read more
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 …read more
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.
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...read more
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.read more
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…read more
Spiritual viewpoints to ponder upon life, the world and the Universe.
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...read more
What does a prayer offered by airline crew before take off got to do with Einstein ?read more
Starting the New Year with positive change. Learn meditation to bring to the fore the best within.read more
Catch up on the latest activities of the Sri Chinmoy Centres in New Zealand as well as world wide.
I have always felt a deep gratitude for my enduring love of running and those long ago first encounters with that great inspirer of running, Sri Chinmoy. One of the simple truths about our lives is that most of us might never have laced up our sports shoes and become...read more
Our trail running ultra-distance athlete Cheryll, a member of the Auckland Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team, just competed last weekend, Feb. 11th, in the 2018 Tarawera Ultramarathon, New Zealand’s most prestigious trail run. Part of the Ultra-Trail World Tour, runners can...read more
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...read more