First Ever Sub-Two Hour Marathon

The whole world is inspired by the recent successful sub-two hour marathon achievement by Kenyan marathoner Eliud Kipchoge: 1.59.40 !! Find out the essential qualities to achieve this goal…

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Into Great Distance

Last week some 45 runners from all walks of life and fitness level participated in the annual Sri Chinmoy 12 and 24-Hour Races in a attempt to learn more about themselves, tackling hitherto unexplored distances …

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Adventure & Meditation

Meditation isn’t only about sitting down and quietening the mind in your favorite home-haven, incense burning, some peaceful music, a reprieve from the endless distractions of the world. It can also be high up on a mountain, cradled by the high blue sky, by silence...

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Tribute to Snatak

Late August, 2019 has been tinged with sadness at the news of the passing of a wonderful friend and meditation teacher, Snatak Mathiasson, a longtime colleague who has struggled with the rare affliction ALS for many years. In some mysterious way we are connected to...

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A Nature Lovers Forest Retreat

Over the last weekend of June we had a great meditation retreat weekend at the Aio Wira Retreat Centre in the Waitakeres. 16 people came for an overnight stay which included yoga and meditation, several hikes along the Te Henga coastal trail at Bethells Beach, ocean...

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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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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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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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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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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...

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Workplace meditation

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.

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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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3100: Run and Become

Sri Chinmoy was one of running’s great spokesmen, advocates and torch bearers, reviving ultra distance running and promoting some of the most remarkable endurance events ever witnessed or attempted. Several of his students have chronicled these races and talked of the...

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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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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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The Mango Tree

Parable about acceptance, unconditional love, life and death. Daughter finding strength to find her own path…

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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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Sounds of the Sacred Concert 2018

Auckland’s active interfaith movement was recently on show when the Sri Chinmoy Centre organised a memorable and inspiring evening of music on Monday, May 28, 2018. Ten local performing groups representing various spiritual traditions came together for a free concert...

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A Running Meditation

Movement and meditation belong together. Experience from the five runners who braved the Waitomo Caves Trail Run …

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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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Tackling Seven Great Oceans

“Meetings with Remarkable People” national series of free talks, in which outstanding men and women share their experiences and encourage others to tackle their own life’s dreams and challenges.

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Anniversary

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...

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Beginnings

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...

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