FREE Meditation classes in New York City

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Our classes and workshops combine simple, effective meditation techniques and ancient spiritual wisdom for the modern world.

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Learn to Meditate

The Sri Chinmoy Centre offers FREE meditation classes in New York City throughout the year.

Learn simple, powerful meditation techniques and ancient spiritual wisdom for the modern world.

Click on the borough you are interested in:

Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn – classes given frequently

Staten Islandthe Bronx – less frequently.

All of our meditation classes are:

  • Offered free of charge (seating is on a first come first serve basis)
  • Suitable for beginner and experienced meditators alike
  • Given by meditation students of spiritual Master Sri Chinmoy
  • Given in English (except where noted otherwise)

If you don’t see a class that fits with your schedule, please use our contact form and select the boroughs you are interested in.

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Ongoing Events


Free Weekly Meditations

Summer Series
In Midtown Manhattan
Thursdays at 7:15 p.m.

Experience the peace, power and joy of meditation
Come to any (or all) evenings!

FREE Admission

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What is Meditation?

Meditation is a journey of self-discovery. By making the mind calm and quiet, we can go deep within and discover who we really are.

By doing so, we find lasting peace and happiness and learn how to effectively solve our life-problems and realize our highest aspirations.

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Who are we?

 Our instructors studied meditation with noted spiritual Master Sri Chinmoy for many years.

salil.jpgOur class instructors

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

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Sri-Chinmoy-MeditatingSri Chinmoy

All of our classes, concerts and other events are inspired by meditation Master Sri Chinmoy, who devoted his life to making meditation as widely known and practiced as possible.

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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.

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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, through the advanced practice of contemplation.

261 pages, $12

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Flute-Music-CDMeditation 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

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