2020 Meditation Classes
The format of these classes may change if the border does not open as our visiting teacher, Prachar, may not be able to come. In this case our very inspiring Brisbane teacher, Amalendu Edelsten, will step in.
A Special Event with meditation teacher Prachar Stegemann
Meditation for Life
a 6-part course in meditation and spiritual living
Each part follows on from the previous, so please attend
as many sessions as possible for the maximum benefit.
Admission is free, but bookings are essential.
To register, phone or text: 0413 884 624 or register online.
Presented as a community service by the Sri Chinmoy Centre
1. Meditation for PEACE:
The Ultimate Treasure
Monday 19 October 7pm – 8.30pm
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
2. Meditation for LOVE:
The Ultimate Reality
Thursday 22 October 7pm – 8.30pm
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
Monday 26 October 7pm – 8.30pm
LIGHT is self-awareness, wisdom, intuition
LIGHT illumines darkness, transforms
our shortcomings and reveals our
path to perfection
4. Meditation for HAPPINESS:
The Ultimate Game
Thursday 29 October 7pm – 8.30pm
HAPPINESS comes from who we are,
not what we have or do.
HAPPINESS is our first fundamental
human right, playground of our true selves
5. Meditation for FREEDOM:
The Ultimate Battleground
Monday 2 November 7pm – 8.30pm
FREEDOM is our universal longing
and age-old goal.
FREEDOM is not an outer condition,
but an inner attainment of self-mastery.
6. Meditation for LIFE:
The Ultimate Journey
Thursday 5 November 7pm – 8.30pm
LIFE is the meeting place of our
inner and outer existence,
our stage and vehicle for finding
and following our spiritual path.
Numbers will definitely be limited to allow for social distancing guidelines to be followed, so don’t miss out.
Please book now
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
Follow Up Classes
After the initial classes, there are follow up classes for those wishing to deepen their practice and pursue their meditation in a group context.
If you would like to register for upcoming classes, please use this contact form
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.
In sum, Sri Chinmoy has left us a rich legacy to share with all those who would like to learn the essentials of meditation.
I began meditating with Sri Chinmoy in 1985 and was fortunate to spend time with him in New York and various countries he visited over the years.
I began giving classes on meditation in the late 80’s and enjoy sharing my love of meditation with aspiring seekers.
Our meditation centre in Brisbane, besides offering free meditation classes, also has various running events, so I am also lucky enough to share my love a sport with the community also.