Festival of Meditation


From June to Sept  2011 the Sri Chinmoy Centre is hosting the Festival of Meditation in Auckland.  This includes a huge number of events ranging from meditation workshops to health and fitness events to Concerts for Inner Peace.  Please fill out our contact form and we will send you a flyer by mail that includes detailed venues, dates and times for all the events below or call us on 09 309-1136.

Free Introductory Meditation Courses

Sri ChinmoyOur June, July and September meditation courses all teach introductory meditation skills and lead into continuing free classes for those interested in advancing further. To obtain details of classes times and venues please fill out our contact form.

Super Health – The Secrets of Wellbeing and Fitness

All personal development efforts benefit greatly from a foundation of physical well-being – cardiovascular exercise, good nutrition, stress-free living. Challenge yourself and set some goals – the following Festival events will share important insights, inspire new life energy and open up new worlds for you!

Cardio Challenge: 5km/10km/20km run or walks:

Race at Auckland DomainDare to try! Choose your distance – pre-entries online or on the day. Auckland Domain, by the cricket pavilion, 8am: June 12; July 17; Aug 7th.  An inspiring, fun and encouraging entry point into physical health – challenge yourself! Visit https://nz.srichinmoyraces.org/races/auck/series, just turn up on the day or phone 620 9747. 

How to Become Vegetarian:

bowl_of_soup.jpgDr. Toshala Elliot  of the Blue Bird Cafe presents this enlightening workshop on the world of vegetarian food. The course includes recipes, food sampling, nutritional tips and meal guides. A must for both spiritual seekers and people interested in moving to a healthy vegetarian diet.

Cost $20-… (to cover course notes/ food samples only)

Achieving Super Health:

dharbasana14_150x133.jpgGuest speaker Dharbasana Lynn is a marathoner, ultra-runner and the only New Zealander to ever complete the world’s longest race, the Sri Chinmoy 3100 mile ultra in New York (2010). Enhancing athletic performance and reaching optimal health  through meditation, good nutrition and the superfoods.


Beautiful Spaces , Wild Places:

Forest_1.JPGNature is a great healer – walking and jogging in our nearby forests and parklands restores life energy and our vanishing connection with nature. Rediscover our places of beauty – these 2 trips offer walk / jog options into the Waitakeres and Muriwai forests and require moderate fitness only.

Registration – in person at any of our workshops or by phone 309 1136

Fitness Challenge:

Join an informal, encouraging outing each Saturday at 7:30 am at the Auckland Domain, a free, weekly 2 mile ‘self-transcendence’ run meeting by the cricket pavilion. A chance to get fit with others, develop your fitness program. Just turn up on the day! Enquiries: phone 6209747.

Meditation for Children

A Parent and Children’s Guide: offered by experienced and qualified schoolteachers who meditate daily. Fostering the spirituality inherent in our children is an integral part of their development.

Two Inspirational Movies (Free Entry)

Challenging_Impossibility.jpg1) Challenging Impossibility: A powerful glimpse into the mind-body connection and the unlimited potential of each human being. ‘Challenging Impossibility’ features Best Built Man of the Century Bill Pearl and top body builders/ weight lifters/ athletes talking about Sri Chinmoy’s extraordinary fitness regime and it’s message for us all.  Profoundly inspiring – a Tribeca Film Festival hit (30 min).  Watch Youtube Trailer

Ocean_Monk.jpg2) Ocean Monk: Several surfer-meditators based in New York City talk about the mind-body connection and their love of surfing and meditation.  A Film Festival top entry and very enjoyable. Watch Youtube Trailer

Music and Mantras

1) Peace Concert: Sri Chinmoy at Montreal

19,000 people attended this Peace Concert in Ottawa in 2000. This DVD features excerpts from that concert with interludes of live music by Sri Chinmoy Centre members in Auckland.  A music and meditation experience – refreshments afterwards.  Free entry.

2) Music Mantras:

Two free concerts of Indian bhajans in the City Centre – these traditional songs invoke the cosmic Gods and Goddesses and invite audience participation in a peaceful evening of spiritual chants.

Workplace Meditation Tuition

Throughout June – September, one of our meditation instructors will be happy to offer a free introductory session at your place of work to 10 or more people – please phone 3091136 to enquire further.