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

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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420: Having and Being

420: Having and Being

Whatever we grasp, we can drop; whatever we learn, we can forget; whatever we make, can be broken; whatever we find, can be lost. Whatever we have, can be un-had … but what we are, we can never not be.
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419: It’s Always Personal

419: It’s Always Personal

The personal embodies the universal. The personal is our window and key, to the universal.
We are the world – collectively, and individually. Everything in the world, is within all, and each of us – all the good and bad, beautiful and ugly, divine and undivine. We are the drops, our world the ocean.
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418: For Every Poison, an Antidote

418: For Every Poison, an Antidote

Just as we contain every poisonous plant – fear, doubt, anxiety, insecurity, pride, jealousy, frustration, hatred, depression – so, we also contain somewhere nearby, each antidote – love, sympathy, faith, hope, gratitude, humility, enthusiasm, patience, cheerfulness.
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417: Learning in Silence

417: Learning in Silence

Just look at a baby. The greater part of all we ever learn about life, we learn in our first six months. Does the baby learn with words, thoughts, reasoning? No! A baby learns by observation, imitation, assimilation and application. There is no mind involved, because the baby has not yet developed the mind. Ironically, there is no greater barrier to learning in our entire existence, than our mind.
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