How do I get started?
Simply register for a new course by clicking here. Our courses are all free of charge and cover the basics of meditation and include creative visualization, mantras, music and other techniques disigned to calm your mind and fill you with a feeling of peace and joy. If you would like to talk to one of the class givers fill in the contact us page and someone will get in touch with you.
Do I need to bring anything?
No – just yourself, and a sincere willingness for more inner peace and happiness in your life.
Upcoming Meditation Events in 2019
February – April 2020
February Option 1 – Introduction to Meditation
Tuesdays 4th and 11th February 6:30 – 8 PM
Smart Newtown, 9/11 Constable St, Newtown
February Option 2 – Meditation & achieving your goals – Talk by Harita Davies – 3,100 Mile race finisher
Tuesday 18th 6:30 – 8 PM
February Option 3 – Meditation & achieving your goals – Talk by Vajin Armstrong – Champion Kiwi trail runner
Wednesday 19th 6:30 – 8 PM
March Option 4 – Meditation and Spirituality
Tuesdays 10th, 17th and 24th 6:30 – 8 PM
April Option 5 – Meditation: Your Journey to Happiness
Date and Time TBC
May Option 1 – Introduction to Meditation
Date and Time TBC
Registration required for all classes. Please click here to register
All sessions are part of a structured course. Attendance from the beginning is recommended. Kindly do not join after the second session.
SPECIAL MOVIE SCREENING
3100 : Run and Become
See the film that’s taken the American running world by storm; that Born to Run author Chris McDougall called ‘the running film of the year’
What if running could lead to enlightenment? 3100: Run and Become follows an unassuming Finnish paperboy in the Self-Transcendence 3100 Miler – the world’s longest race. His story takes the viewer around the world to the Kalahari Desert, the mountain temples of Japan and the Navajo Reservation.
Meet the director and guest athletes in a Q & A after the movie
SPORT AND MEDITATION
Two inspiring, game changing talks by two of New Zealands most accomplished runners
18th February, 6:30 – 8 PM, Newtown Community Centre
19th February, 6:30 – 8 PM, Newtown Community Centre
Register by clicking HERE
has been meditating for a very very long time.
Why meditate…what is the purpose?
Well, we nourish our body every day with food with great regularity, but most of us neglect to take care of some of the deeper aspects of ourselves. Meditation nourishes our mind and our soul and the spiritual aspects of our nature which also need constant attention. …keep reading.
student of Sri Chinmoy since 2003
Finding Sri Chinmoy’s Meditation Path
At the beginning, all those years ago, I was not really looking for a spiritual Master or a path. Like most people I knew, I was neither very happy nor unhappy….keep reading.
Some of Sri Chinmoy’s students around the world talk about how they started meditation, and what inspires them to keep going
My 71st birthday is looming, on bad days an ominous dark cloud heralding decline and ushering in those rather anxious and thoughtful reflections that often accompany ageing. Anxiety at the knowledge of certain mortality, remorse at the many unlived days and neglected...read more
We were at an inter-faith event in Auckland and the master of ceremonies, an eloquent church minister evidently inspired by his own words, was invoking God’s blessings on those assembled for an interminably long time. I wondered to myself if God, too, ever suffered...read more
One of the recurring themes in the writings and legacies of the great spiritual teachers all the way down through time is the accent they each place on the preciousness of a human incarnation, especially one in which there is some kind of spiritual awakening. One of...read more
She had always been moved and deeply touched by her Teacher’s comments about the spiritual value of giving, and at some heartfelt and intuitive level felt that she really understood what this meant and how it worked in that preternatural inner world where everything...read more
Recently a group of musician-friends, some from New Zealand, gathered in Reykjavik to begin a musical tour, singing Sri Chinmoy’s songs in churches and old ruins throughout the heartland of this impressive nation……… If you were to try to paint eternity, these...read more
Holidays are coming, and soon our centre family will vanish away to relatives in hometowns, to gatherings down-country in small coastal villages, settlements where an uncle owns a seaside bach, an odd ritual here like some seasonal homing instinct, a migratory impulse...read more