Free meditation classes

Updated

2021 FREE Meditation Classes

June – Special 5 part series

Featuring Guest Speaker
Prachar Stegemann

Prachar has been meditating for over 35 years with the Sri Chinmoy Centre in Canberra. He is a keen runner, fantastic musician and inspiring teacher. He has offered his inspiration and enthusiasm in  meditation classes all over the world and now Brisbane is very fortunate to welcome him to our centre for a series of five workshops.

Jagera Community Hall
121 Cordelia St, South Brisbane
Mon 14, Tue 15, Thu 17 and Fri 18 June – 7pm to 8.30pm
Sri Chinmoy Centre
87 Pembroke Rd, Coorparoo
Sat 19 June – 10am to 3pm

Each part follows on from the previous,
so please attend as many sessions
as possible for the maximum benefit.

Meditation and spiritual living.
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

4. Meditation for FULFILMENT:
The Ultimate Quest

FULFILMENT is guarded by eternal
questions: Who am I? Why am I here?
Where am I heading? What can
I do about it? FULFILMENT is
our answer and reward.

6. Meditation for LIFE:
The Ultimate Journey

LIFE is the meeting place of our
inner and outer existence,
our stage and vehicle for finding
and following our spiritual path

Presented as a free community service by the Sri Chinmoy Centre

Please book now. Numbers will definitely be limited so don’t miss out.

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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.

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.

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

Amalendu Edelsten

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.