Learn to meditate

Free classes and workshops

“If we practise meditation daily,
rest assured that the problems of our life,
inner and outer, are solved.”
– Sri Chinmoy

About meditation

“Life is given to each human being
For a very special purpose.
This secret each human being
Must discover for himself.”
– Sri Chinmoy

About Sri Chinmoy

All of our classes, concerts and other events are inspired by meditation Master

Sri Chinmoy, who dedicated his life in service to aspiring humanity.

May/ June 2024 Courses

May/ June 2024 Courses

You are warmly invited to join us at one of our upcoming free courses in May/ June: Option A: Tuesdays & Thursdays; May 28, 30, June 4, 6; 6:30 - 8:00 pm (4 x 1.5 hour classes) Option B: Saturday, June 1; 1:00 - 5:00 pm  (1 x 4 hour class) Venue: The Griffin...

Upcoming Weekend Workshops

Upcoming Weekend Workshops

You are warmly invited to join us at one of our upcoming free courses: Option B: Saturday: June 1; 1:00 - 5:00 pm  (1 x 4 hour class) Option D: Saturday: July 13; 1:00 - 5:00 pm  (1 x 4 hour class) Venue: The Griffin Centre, 20 Genge Street, Canberra All courses are...

July 2024 Courses

July 2024 Courses

You are warmly invited to join us at one of our upcoming free courses: Option C: Mondays and Thursdays; July 1, 4, 8, 11; 6:30 - 8:00 pm (4 x 1.5 hour classes) Option D: Saturday, July 13 (1 x 4 hour class - time to be confirmed) Venue for all courses: The Griffin...

Establishing a new practice

Establishing a new practice

In order to cultivate a regular meditation practice, it is important that we look to first create an external environment that is conducive to meditation. Begin by finding a place in your home that will become your designated meditation area. Choose somewhere that is...

Meditation matters

A weekly journal and podcast published each Thursday, exploring the many worlds of meditation

428: A Still, Silent, Clear, Empty Mind (6)

428: A Still, Silent, Clear, Empty Mind (6)

Finally, God has granted you an interview. You have been looking forward to this moment for as long as the sky has been blue. You have imagined what you might say and ask for, the way God will speak to you, how everything will look and feel and what it will mean for your future life.
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426: A Still, Silent, Clear, Empty Mind (4)

426: A Still, Silent, Clear, Empty Mind (4)

The sun is ceaselessly shining, radiating, beaming forth all its light, power, energy, heat, inspiration and illumination, freely and unreservedly for all. And yet, very often, we not only do not receive the light of the sun, perversely we even imagine the sun is not there at all. We look outside and see clouds, rain, gloom and sometimes complete darkness. We do not see the sun directly and so we surmise it is not there.
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425: A Still, Silent, Clear, Empty Mind (3)

425: A Still, Silent, Clear, Empty Mind (3)

This spinning wheel is our mind. To even perceive that there is a message, we must first considerably slow the spinning of the wheel; then to read the message, the wheel must halt. This secret message of life and our soul’s purpose is clearly inscribed in the depths of our hearts: to see it there, and then to read it, we first must slow, then cease the spinning of the mind.
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424: A Still, Silent, Clear, Empty Mind (2)

424: A Still, Silent, Clear, Empty Mind (2)

Our mind is a boat, adrift on a sea of confusion. When a wave comes, the boat is swept ashore; when the tide turns, the boat is carried out to sea; a strong current pushes the boat along the coast; and when the wind blows, the boat is blown according to the wind’s whim.
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423: A Still, Silent, Clear, Empty Mind (1)

423: A Still, Silent, Clear, Empty Mind (1)

Effective concentration is to meditation, as weeding is to the garden, eliminating mental activity which disrupts the flow of our meditation and blights the beauty of our heart-garden. A perfect garden has not a single weed: a perfect meditation entertains not a single thought.
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422: The Wardrobe

422: The Wardrobe

This notion of a hidden portal, bridge or secret passageway to another, usually better, brighter or vaster realm, located within our physical world and yet existing entirely parallel to or beyond it, forms a thread from ancient legends, through folklore, poetry and literature to modern fiction and games.
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421: Your Soul-Child

421: Your Soul-Child

Go deep, deep under the sea, to where all is silent, invisible and unreachable from the surface world. Rising from the sea floor a mountainous landscape looms, silent, mythical. Hidden half-way up the side of a steep canyon, the mouth of a cave.
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