Next Series of Free Meditation Classes in Christchurch: September 2017—January 2018
Our next series of free intoductory meditation classes and workshops in Christchurch begins in late September 2017 and runs through to mid-January in 2018. Included in this series are weekday evening and weekend daytime options at our meditation centre in St Asaph Street. Free 'Mastering Meditation' continuation classes will also be available for those who would like to deepen their meditation practice after completing the introductory classes.
For more information about our free meditation classes, flyers are available from The Lotus-Heart vegetarian restaurant at 363 St Asaph Street or you can call our meditation class phone line on (03) 974 3137. To request a brochure by regular postal mail (we do not send them by email), or if you wish to be added to our mailing list for upcoming meditation classes and special events in the future, kindly use our contact form.
Upcoming Special Events
A number of special events are scheduled during our Spring/Summer programme. More information here: Upcoming Special Events »
What Is Meditation?
Meditation is an inner search for happiness that reconnects us to our deeper spiritual nature – it cultivates inner peace and the discovery of our deeper potentiality and purpose. Our free meditation classes and workshops introduce simple meditation techniques that help participants on the journey to inner peace and happiness. Using guided visualisation, heart meditation, music and mantras, our courses cover the ABCs of establishing a personal meditation practice at home and offer the inspiration of long-term meditation practitioners in an informal and friendly environment.
"Meditation simplifies our outer life and energises our inner life. Meditation gives us a natural and spontaneous life. This life becomes so natural and spontaneous that we cannot breathe without the consciousness of our divinity."
Meditation Class Content
Our meditation classes and workshops will introduce you to a range of techniques, skills and step-by-step guidelines to establishing your own meditation practise at home. Within just a few weeks you can experience profound positive results: a growing calm, a renewed enthusiasm for life, the awakening or expansion of your spirituality and a clearer understanding of your life's purpose.
Topics and Techniques Include:
- Breathing and concentration techniques to calm and focus the mind
- Creative visualisation
- Mantra and music
- The relationship between inner and outer peace
- Living in the heart – discovering happiness within
- The meditation lifestyle
- Finding your spiritual path
As with all of our meditation classes and workshops, admission is free but registration is required. For more information about class dates, times and venues, kindly contact us. If you have information and would like to register for a specific class, please call (03) 974 3137.
What to Bring to Our Classes
There is nothing that you need to bring to our free meditation classes – chairs and cusions are provided. Light, comfortable clothing is recommended but not obligatory.
Please note: For hygiene reasons we do not wear shoes in our classroom, so we do ask that you kindly bring along a clean pair of socks.
Books and CDs
We offer a selection of Sri Chinmoy's books and music CDs available for sale. Of particular note is Sri Chinmoy's meditation book, Meditation: Man-Perfection in God-Satisfaction and his flute music CD, Flute Music for Meditation. These have proven over the years to be most helpful and inspiring tools forthose who are learning and developing their meditation practice. We also offer a number of guided meditation CDs which are of great benefit tor those who are beginning their meditation journey and find simple guided meditaions helpful at home.
"If we practise meditation daily, then we can rest assured that the problems of our life, inner and outer, are solved."