FREE Meditation classes in New York City

Meditation in Queens, New York

QNS 200We have many free meditation classes coming up in Queens.  Several classes are part of the September 26 – October 2 Meditation Week NYC.

Estaremos ofreciendo clases de meditación en español gratuitas en Queens.

Classes are given in English, except where noted:

Friday, 7:30-9 pm, September 30
Music and Meditation 
The Oneness-Heart Centre
160-23 84th Dr. (at 161st St.)
Jamaica, Queens
F train to Parsons Blvd

Saturdays, 4-5 pm, October 1, 8, 15, 22
The Oneness-Heart Centre
160-23 84th Dr. (at 161st St.)
Jamaica, Queens
F train to Parsons Blvd

Mondays, 7:30-8:30 pm, October 3, 10, 17, 24
Panorama Cafe
84-73 Parsons Blvd. (at 85th Ave.)
Jamaica, Queens
F train to Parsons Blvd

Mondays, 6-7 pm, October 3, 17, 24
Briarwood Library
85-12 Main St.
Briarwood, Queens
E, F to Van Wyck or Q20A, Q20B, Q44, Q60 buses

The following class is in Spanish (En español):

Sunday, Oct 2, 3-5 pm
P.S. 86, 87-41 Parsons Blvd. (at 87th Ave.)
Subway: F to Parsons Blvd.
Click here for more details

Additionally, classes will be available in BrooklynManhattanBronx, and Staten Island as part of the Meditation Week.

If these classes aren’t 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.

For questions about the Hollis or Briarwood meditation classes, 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.


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