FREE Meditation classes in New York City

Free meditation classes in NYC

We offer free meditation classes in Manhattan, New York, throughout the year.  Please contact us for the latest schedule.

We also offer Free classes in Queens and Clases GRATIS de meditación en español »


Upcoming Events

Songs of the Soul Concert

Friday, August 29, 7:30 p.m.

NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts

566 Laguardia Place (at Washington Square South), Manhattan

Admission FREE, but reservations are required.  Please call 212-380-8153 to reserve your seats.

You are warmly invited to a meditation concert featuring the hauntingly beautiful and uplifting music of composer and spiritual Master Sri Chinmoy. read more »


Sri-Chinmoy-MeditatingAbout our classes

Our free classes offer an introduction to meditation, including guided meditation exercises and visualizations, as well as practical spiritual wisdom for the modern world. They are inspired by the philosophy of our teacher Sri Chinmoy (left), who asked us to offer the classes free of charge as a public service.



Meet our meditation class instructors

Our meditation classes are given by members of the Sri Chinmoy Centre. Our members are drawn from many different walks of life who share a common interest in meditation. more »


What do we teach in our classes?

  • Breathing techniques – how to use calming breath to put out the fire of emotions and thoughts.
  • Mantra – how to properly use the repetition of spiritually resonant phrases to calm the mind.
  • Heart meditation – focusing on the heart center, the safest and most effective energy center (chakra).
  • Visualization techniques – guided meditations to invoke a peaceful and expanding inner landscape.


  • Illumining life habits – we are often painfully unaware of our own destructive habits and tendencies that continually bring unrest into our lives. Methods for awareness and transformation of bad habits are shared, as well as secrets for maneuvering through a challenging contemporary lifestyle. Tips are shared for more spiritually grounded and productive living. You’ll learn how to get centered in the city.


Meditation books and CD’s

Meditation book

A definitive guide to meditation

Meditation: Man-Perfection in God-Satisfaction is presented with the simplicity and clarity that is the hallmark of Sri Chinmoy’s writings. This book will take you from the beginning stages of concentration and meditation, to through the advanced practice of contemplation.

261 pages, $12

or call toll-free at 800-739-2885 to pay by credit card over the phone.

Flute-Music-CDSoothing flute music

Flute Music for Meditation: These solo flute compositions were played by Sri Chinmoy during a high state of meditation. Herein lies the love, power, wisdom, peace and freedom that can be discovered by listening to his music. This is the perfect ambient music for meditation.

46min, $10

 or call toll-free at 800-739-2885 to pay by credit card over the phone. Browse more books and music »