Free meditation classes

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2023 FREE Meditation Classes

Our next weeklong meditation workshop will be held in May 2023.

If you would like to learn to meditate, this will be our next opportunity in 2023. We advise booking your place early because our venue has a limited space.

There will be a point of difference with this series of classes, because on Wednesday night there will be a free concert of Sri Chinmoy’s music performed by a Czech group who will be visiting Brisbane for a one off concert during their Australasian tour. You can come to the concert only if your interest is in music but not meditation. Please specify when you register.

Mon 29th May 7pm to 8.30pm – Meditate on Peace

Tue 30th May 7pm to 8.30pm – Meditate on Love

Wed 31st May 7pm to 8.30pm – Meditate on Light

Thu 1st June 7pm to 8.30pm – Meditate on Delight

Fri 2nd June 7pm start – Free concert of spiritual music and poetry

Venue for classes & concert: Sri Chinmoy Centre, 87 Pembroke Road, Coorparoo (entrance is back door off Grace St). There is only on street parking available so you may need to leave extra time to find a park.

It is definitely best if you can attend all the classes in the series but missing one is fine. If you miss the first class, then come along to the second, but if you miss the first two sessions then it may be best to join the next series later in the year, as the classes build on each other and you’ll get the most out of the workshop series if you can come to all nights.

If you would like to register for upcoming classes, please use this contact form giving a phone number. Someone will respond to your registration and you will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

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Subjects covered in this wonderful week will include:

1. Meditation for PEACE:
The Ultimate Treasure

PEACE is the thing we most need which no one has;
the first essential need of happiness and progress.
PEACE in the mind is the doorway
to meditation.

2. Meditation for LOVE:
The Ultimate Reality

LOVE is the essence of our being
and matrix of the universe;
the secret name of God.
LOVE is the key to success
and progress in meditation.

3. Meditation for LIGHT:
The Ultimate Truth

LIGHT is self-awareness, wisdom, intuition
and illumination.
LIGHT illumines darkness, transforms
our shortcomings and reveals our
path to perfection

Follow Up Classes

After the initial series, there will be follow up classes for those wishing to deepen their practice and pursue their meditation in a group atmosphere.

About our classes

We are all students of Sri Chinmoy, an Indian meditation teacher. While he was alive, most of us were fortunate to spend time with him, either in New York where he lived or during one of his many trips to Australia and New Zealand. Through practical exercises and personal example, he taught us how to concentrate, meditate and contemplate. He would tell us that meditation is not like instant coffee; it cannot be perfected overnight. It requires many years of practice to be able to quiet the mind and enter into a deep, meditative state. However, the benefits of meditation are felt from the early stages. We have all experienced a newfound peace in our lives and a sense of inner joy that we had never felt before.

Sri Chinmoy also showed us that meditation can be expressed in many different ways. He himself was a prolific poet, composer and artist, as well as a musician, weightlifter and athlete. Meditation permeated everything that he did and also gave him the inspiration to explore many creative fields and continually try and transcend himself within them. For Sri Chinmoy, meditation was not something that could be confined to a small portion of the day. It overflowed into everything that he did and touched everyone whom he met.

From his deep meditation, Sri Chinmoy acquired tremendous inner and outer peace. He shared this peace at his free Peace Concerts around the world and also through his writings and art. In our classes, we continue to share this experience. Sri Chinmoy’s hauntingly beautiful “Flute Music for Meditation” creates the perfect atmosphere for our talks and exercises. We also use daily meditation cards containing short aphorisms by Sri Chinmoy.

Another way in which Sri Chinmoy expressed the peace of meditation was through his songs. At our classes, we often teach seekers a few of these short, mantric songs as a way of invoking a calm and focused inner state. Sri Chinmoy’s art provides yet another dimension. One of his favourite emblems was the soul-bird. He drew literally millions of these birds. He used to tell us that each human soul was like a bird, winging across the sky with infinite freedom, unaffected by earthly worries and concerns. A very popular exercise involves meditating on these glorious forms.

For those who would like to see a genuine spiritual teacher meditating and teaching his students, we have a range of videos of Sri Chinmoy meditating and interviews with him about the inner life.

Sri Chinmoy has left us a rich legacy to share with all those who would like to learn the essentials of meditation.

Our classes will cover:

  • Practical Tips for Meditation
  • Relaxation & Breath Control
  • Guided Visualisations
  • Quietening the Mind
  • Understanding Heart Meditation
  • Open-eye Concentration
  • Chanting and Mantras
  • The Role of a Guru
  • Music in Meditation

“When we meditate, what we actually do is enter into the deeper part of our being. At that time, we are able to bring to the fore the wealth that we have deep within us.”   Sri Chinmoy