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.

Meditation at Auckland Uni

Each meditation
Is a dive inward.
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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Locations: Auckland CBDGreen BayBlockhouse Bay • Highland Park • University of Auckland • Unitec • Home meditation  • Invite us to your workplace!

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 2018 ‘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 a message on our class answer phone:  (09)309 3437.

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>.

Option A

“Seven Secrets of Meditation”
A free informal w/shop with guest presenters.

At Matakana’s popular Hungry Elephant restaurant, enjoy a Saturday evening with a difference!

When: Saturday, January 12th, 4pm – 7pm
Where: The Hungry Elephant, 615 Matakana Rd, Matakana, Warkworth

An evening introducing meditation techniques, mantras, live music and making some new friends! – admission free.
The evening is part of a wider ‘Secrets of Health’ program which has guest speakers discussing the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of wellbeing.
“Seven Secrets” will cover the ABC’s of meditation but also introduce many of the lesser known secrets and a wider overview of the different meditation pathways we can explore.
Please text 022 1887432 if you wish to attend and to confirm your seating space (limited to 20 people), or use our contact form.

Option B

We offer free meditation introductory evenings and continuation classes at Golden Grove Montessori school, 57 Grey Street in Onehunga, and these commence once we have around 10 people registered. They usually run from 7:30-9pm on Mondays or Tuesdays, but times are flexible. If you have an interest in attending one of these 4-evening courses, please leave your details here on our contact form and we will notify you of the next upcoming course.

Option C

The Sri Chinmoy Centre offers a Meetup group option as well, where one of our teachers will come to a venue that you organize for 10 or more people. This may be a weeknight or weekend time, and covers the ABC’s of meditation, shares several guided meditations and provides question/answer sessions. Normally 90 minutes long, these meetings can be extended to half day w/shops and more in-depth instruction.

To speak with one of our meditation teachers about any of the above options you are most welcome to call in person: 022 1887432

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  022 188 7432  or fill in a Contact Form.

The latest news and updates

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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.

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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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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Music and Meditation

Explore how meditation can be used to elevates our consciousness.

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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Songs of the Soul: A Free Concert

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...

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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.

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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Taking on Challenges

Fitness has been a theme in the Sri Chinmoy Centre over the past month or two, with a number of us having a shot at some great trail runs – the Tarawera trail race near Rotorua with distances up to 50km, the recent Riverhead Rampage multi-distance run out in Woodhill...

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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.

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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The Peace Run: A Meditative Journey

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…

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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