Meditation in Queens, New York

QNS 200The Sri Chinmoy Centre organizes free meditation and music programs in Queens on a regular basis.  Kindly see the schedule below.

Estaremos ofreciendo clases de meditación en español gratuitas en Queens.

Meditation Workshops:
Saturdays (3 – 4:30 pm): March 18 and 25
Sundays (3 – 4:30 pm): March 19 and 26  (In Spanish)
Mondays (7:30 – 8:30 pm): March 20 and 27
Thursdays (7:30 – 8:30 pm): March 16, 23 and 30

Opening to the Divine:
Meditation and Sacred Chants
(based on the philosophy of Sri Chinmoy)
Ongoing: Every Friday 7:30 – 8:30 pm

Location for events listed above:
Oneness-Heart Centre
160-23 84th Drive (at 161st St)
Jamaica, NY 11432
F train to Parsons Blvd
Tel: 718-408-1442

“Music helps the spiritual seeker to go deep within to get the utmost satisfaction from life, from truth, from reality”

-Sri Chinmoy

If none of these programs are suited to your schedule, please call 718-408-1442 or use our contact form and notify us that you are interested in classes in Queens, and we’ll inform you before our next series begins.

Additionally, we have meditation classes in Brooklyn and Manhattan several times a year, as well every September in the Bronx and Staten Island as part of Meditation Week NYC.

For questions about classes in Hollis or Briarwood, Queens, please call 917-517-0669


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.


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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 at nearby Jamaica High School, or the 5K & 10K 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