Sri Chinmoy on the ABCs of meditation

Sri Chinmoy explains some basic techniques of meditation i.e. posture, breathing, silencing the mind and visualisation on the heart.

Sri Chinmoy answers questions about meditation

During an interview with Dr. Amritananda Russell Barber, Former WNBC-TV Religion Editor, Producer and Host, Sri Chinmoy answers various questions about meditation. Sri Chinmoy explains what meditation is, how meditation differs from prayer and how to meditate.

Sri Chinmoy on regularity and punctuality of meditation

In these interviews, Sri Chinmoy explains the importance of time for meditation. Firstly, punctuality: the importance of meditating every day at the same hour, considering this time as an appointment with God. Then, regularity: meditating and aspiring every day, so we can keep going up and up in our search for true fulfilment, without troublesome interruptions in our upward journey.

“Before six (a.m.), you can meditate anytime…
Make it a point to meditate at six o’clock. Even if you go to bed at 5.30 (a.m.), after the meditation you can go back to sleep for half an hour, one hour or two hours…
Because after six, the atmosphere, nature, gets very, very restless, and their restlessness enters into us.”
– Sri Chinmoy, (unofficial transcript) from the interview

Sri Chinmoy on the value of meditation

Watching these interviews, we see Sri Chinmoy commenting on the value of meditation, at what time of the day we should meditate, if a teacher is absolutely necessary, increasing capacities through meditation and other topics.
“It is always advisable it is always advisable to meditate early in the morning and in the evening, at least twice. Before you enter into the hustle and bustle of life, if you can pray and meditate, then you can make very fast progress.”
– Sri Chinmoy, (unofficial transcript) from the interview


Sri Chinmoy on fitness.

Love and oneness.

Sri Chinmoy visited Sweden in 1990 and gave a press conference before performing on stage in Stockholm. In this extract, Sri Chinmoy speaks about the meaning of love and oneness.


Sri Chinmoy comments on the importance of enthusiasm in order to achieve anything from getting up early to achieving continuous spiritual progress.

Having a spiritual master

The seeker’s journey

Jogyata Dallas runs Auckland’s Sri Chinmoy centre is an accomplished teacher who studied for many years under meditation master Sri Chinmoy. Jogyata has offered his popular workshops in more than twenty countries and inspired countless people.

In this interview, Jogyata talked in depth about meditation.

Benefits of Meditation

Muslim, a meditation class giver, talks about his spiritual journey from following a religious path of prayer to discovering Sri Chinmoy’s path of meditation.

Living spirituality

Members of the Sri Chinmoy Centre share their meditation experience and the implication of living a spiritual life in the modern world.

Vajin on meditation and running

Vajin is the winner of the prestigious Swiss Alpine Marathon and the three-time winner of Kepler Challenge (2010-2012), etc

Vajin shared the secrets to his sporting success, advice for new runners and the inspiration for his running career.

Shardul and his flute

Shardul Diliar recounts his unique experience of playing the flute at the Auckland Hospital whilst recovering from his numerous open heart surgeries.

Preetidutta Thorpe

Preetidutta, was once an Olympic level contender in yachting, candidly shares some of her profound meditative experiences. /p>

Muslim Badami

Muslim relates an interesting meditation experience while handing out flyers for a meditation course.


Devashishu Torpy lives in London and teaches meditation both at home and around Europe. He is a greatly talented playwright whose productions have been offered in many countries – he also heads up the European
torch relay, the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run, which involves children, civic and political leaders and people in communities in over 40 EU countries.


Abhinandan lives in Melbourne and is a key organiser of the Blue Mountains ultra trail races in which several thousand runners participate each year.


Jayasalini – surprises on the spiritual path.

Sanjay Rawal

Sanjay Rawal is an Indian-American documentary film director who lives in New York City. Sanjay known for Food Chains (2014), Ocean Monk (2010), Challenging Impossibility (2011) and currently working on 3100: Run and Become.

Coming to Sri Chinmoy’s Path – Florbela

Carlos Machado

Carlos Machado talks about what drew him to Sri Chinmoy’s Path. In this video, Carlos also explains how following the spiritual life changed his outlook on life and what he thinks is the essence of following a spiritual life.

Ursula meditation into daily life

Ursula talks about the benefits of incorporating meditation into daily life and how it impacts her job of teaching music.

Serving the community in Auckland

As well as free meditation classes, our members continually organise projects to serve the public, and to help each human being find the best within themselves.

Songs of the Soul Concert 2016

Oneness-Dream tour of Ireland

Peace Run NZ – Kind Support from local heros

Peace Run at the 30th Anniversary of Nuclear Free Legislation

Peace Run NZ 2017


Enjoy the many outdoor weekend excursions in and around Auckland and sometimes further afield around New Zealand. See related articles e.g. Nature Meditation, Talking to the Universe, Old Ghost Road and Waikaremoana in Winter.

‘Nature is the expression of our inner life, our higher life.
It is from nature that we get all good things —
beauty, tranquillity, humility, simplicity and many other divine qualities.’
Sri Chinmoy

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Routeburn 2013

Lake Nelson 2017

Joy Weekend 2015 at Aio Wira Centre

Joy Weekend June 2019 at Aio Wira Centre