FREE Meditation classes in New York City

Meditation in Queens, New York

QNS 200We offer free meditation classes in Queens, New York throughout the year, and Clases GRATIS de meditación en español en Queens

Currently, in Jamaica, Queens, we are offering free weekly open meditations:

Monday evening meditations

Every Monday at 7pm, May 18 – August 3

Each session will include a guided meditation, as well as one of the following: Music, Poetry, Yoga, Art, Qigong, Vegetarian cooking class

Panorama Cafe
84-73 Parsons Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11432

Admission is FREE, but space is limited.  To register, please call 718-408-1442.

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

Our classes in Queens are usually given 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.  If you would like to be notified of the Astoria/Long Island City meditation classes, please use our contact form.

We also offer meditation classes in 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 Self-Transcendence races in the local area where the public can come and participate cheer on runners – the Saturday morning 2-miler in nearby Jamaica High School (see photo) 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.

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



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