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.
Cancellation of workshops due to Covid – 19
The current health crisis has resulted in a level 4 alert regarding the Covid-19 virus and we will be following the official guidelines and cancelling our April/May courses until the situation improves.
We will however offer online courses, videos and resources to help you with learning and practicing meditation at home. For starters check out this helpful online introductory meditation course by clicking here or scroll below for more on free LIVE learn to meditate workshops.
Look forward to seeing you all very soon.
Online LIVE courses
The current period in our lives has left us all with plenty of time to reflect on our lives and what gives it meaning and what doesn’t. Meditation is the first step that uncovers those mysteries and provides us the tools to seek clarity in the experiences that life throws at us. The Sri Chinmoy Centre has for over 50 years offerred free meditation workshops to people all around the world. Now, we too must look at new ways to continue to inspire people to pursure this journey of self-discovery.
As we move into isolation to prevent the spread of the virus, we find ourselves with time to pursure new hobbies and interests. If you have an interest in meditation and would like to have a live session with a bunch of your flatmates as well as some other like minded people around Wellington (or NZ, or the world, why not!) then please register your interest by clicking on the contact page.
Tell us what you would like to focus on, what times suit better, how many people you know might be interested and we will try and set up a MS Teams, Google Hangouts or Skype session.
Look forward to hearing from you. In the meantime, stay healthy, stay positive and stay inspired.
Love and Gratitude,
Upcoming Meditation Events in 2020
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
May Option 1 – Introduction to Meditation
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...