FREE Meditation classes in New York City

Meditation in Queens, New York

QNS 200We offer free meditation classes in Jamaica, Queens regularly throughout the year.  Please use our contact form and we’ll inform you before our next series begins.

We also offer classes in Long Island City / Astoria (in English) and Jackson Heights (en español) from time to time.

Estaremos ofreciendo clases de meditación en español gratuitas en Queens durante todo el año.



More about our meditation classes in Queens and around the five boroughs

Our classes in Queens are given regularly in Jamaica, however in September of each year as part of Meditation Week NYC we often organize classes in the Astoria / Long Island City area as well other parts of New York City –  including Brooklyn, Manhattan, Bronx, and Staten Island.


The Oneness-Heart Centre – Our meditation centre in Queens

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The Queens meditation location, named The Oneness-Heart Centre by Sri Chinmoy when he inaugurated it in 2004, was created for the ethnically diverse community in Queens.

Introductory meditation classes are offered in English, Spanish and Bengali. Advanced meditation courses are also taught for those who wish to deepen their meditation practice. The Centre is easily accessible through public transportation.


Video: Mahatapa Palit talks about Queens meditation classes and the Oneness-Heart Centre

Students of Sri Chinmoy, as well as those just beginning to meditate, meet weekly for group meditation, singing and just plain fun at this small and beautiful centre. Once a week sessions where students learn to sing and play Sri Chinmoy’s music are a big draw. Newcomers can also attend meditation events at the nearby beautiful meditation garden.

Other events we offer

Sri Chinmoy also felt that sports and meditation were natural complements to each other. We offer many running races in the local area where the public can come and participate or cheer on runners – the Saturday morning 2-miler in nearby Jamaica High School, or the 5K races we put on in Flushing Meadows Corona park.

Sri Chinmoy’s conviction that human potential is limitless has also inspired the creation of  the annual 3,100 mile race – the longest race in the world – which takes place nearby every summer.

We also frequently offer free concerts of meditative music, and other artistic and cultural events.


Visit our enterprises!

If you’d like to talk to someone about meditation or the events we offer, or just sample some tasty vegetarian food in a meditative environment, why not visit our local business enterprises – from vegetarian cafes and restaurants to a clothing boutique, a health food store and a stationery store and more.


Class Instructors

Mahatapa.jpgMahatapa Palit, an educator by profession, was born in India.  She teaches marketing and entrepreneurship at the Borough of Manhattan Community College. Mahatapa works closely with the Bengali community in Queens, and offers meditation classes in Bengali as well as English.


Meet more of our Queens meditation class instructors

All of our meditation classes are sponsored by the Sri Chinmoy Centre