Toolkit for Calm – free introductory meditation


Welcome to our Summer 2023/2024 schedule of classes and workshops in venues around Auckland…

We aim to give you the experience of meditation rather than just theory. Each class introduces simple and effective exercises to still the mind, including breathing techniques, mantras, creative visualisations, concentration and meditation techniques. We talk about using meditation for self-awareness, achieving your inner potential and spiritual awakening.

Since 1983, the Sri Chinmoy Centre has been sharing the gift of meditation with thousands of people through our free meditation classes, workshops and other events.

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Class schedule

Happiness? Try meditation! Free courses, citywide venues, guest presenters, inspirational w/shops!

Look through the following free course options and register your name/numbers attending using the contact form provided below, or call / text to Jogyata: 0221887432. Admission free to all w/shops.

You’re very welcome to also get in touch regarding upcoming retreat weekends, regional and weekend courses and also our workplace program, ‘An Hour of Peace’, which offers lunchtime introductory courses to employees at their place of work.

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Mt Eden – Meditation Immersion

Tranquil mind, peaceful heart
These evenings form a 2-part structured course, with two meditations each evening and theme topics. For more details click here.

Two Tuesdays, Dec 12 and Dec 19; 7.30pm – 9.00pm.

Venue: 93 Dominion Road, Mt Eden. Our entry door is on the corner of Dominion Road/Tawari Street.
Registration Admission is entirely free throughout, however please pre-register to ensure seating. Text name/numbers attending to: Jogyata 0221887432.

March 2024

Highland Park

This Saturday w/shop will cover different skills and approaches to meditation, with guided instruction taking you through breathe exercises, mantras, visualization, heart centre techniques and mind calming techniques.

Saturdays, Mar 9, Jun 8, Jul 13, Oct 12 and Nov 9; 2.00pm – 4.00pm.
Venue: Highland Park Community House, 47 Aviemore Drive
Registration not required. Simply turn up at the venue. Enquires Durba 0220 653 719.

Get in touch!

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Meditation FAQ

This Q&A comes from a very nice recent meditation interview with course instructor Jogyata Dallas, shared with Verve magazine:

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Our class instructors

Meet a few of our regular class-giving team here in Auckland (We also frequently invite guests from abroad, so do keep an eye out for them!)

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.

More articles and videos by Jogyata:

Preetidutta Thorpe

Preetidutta has been a national level sailor and still loves the ocean as a place for meditation and happiness. She’s an adventurer, marathoner, trail runner and longtime meditator, and a member of a relay team that carries a peace torch around New Zealand and the Pacific islands every year to promote world peace. She runs free introductory courses in Auckland every year.

Hridayinee Williams

Hridayinee has studied and practised meditation for many years and shared her love of meditation in workshops offered throughout several countries.

She brings mantras and music to her courses and belongs to several Auckland a capella performing music groups. “Emptying the mind and finding stillness is difficult for most people – music fills the mind, displaces thought and replaces it with beauty…”

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.

Some of spiritual master Sri Chinmoy’s philosophy can be explored here:

I meditate
So that my mind
Cannot complicate
My life

Sri Chinmoy