Videos on meditation and spirituality
Members of the Sri Chinmoy Centre share insights on the practice of meditation for a dynamic joyful life of meaning. There are also meditation exercises and talks of spiritual teacher Sri Chinmoy.
Sri Chinmoy on Meditation
A selection of video clips featuring Sri Chinmoy talking about various aspects of meditation and spirituality.
During an interview with Dr. Amritananda Russell Barber, Former WNBC-TV Religion Editor, Producer and Host, Sri Chinmoy answers various questions about meditation. Sri Chinmoy explains what meditation is, how meditation differs from prayer and how to meditate.
“It is always advisable it is always advisable to meditate early in the morning and in the evening, at least twice. Before you enter into the hustle and bustle of life, if you can pray and meditate, then you can make very fast progress.”
– Sri Chinmoy, (unofficial transcript) from the interview
“Before six (a.m.), you can meditate anytime…
Make it a point to meditate at six o’clock. Even if you go to bed at 5.30 (a.m.), after the meditation you can go back to sleep for half an hour, one hour or two hours…
Because after six, the atmosphere, nature, gets very, very restless, and their restlessness enters into us.”
– Sri Chinmoy, (unofficial transcript) from the interview
Using meditation to cultivate practical life skills.
Excerpt from the interview:
”At every moment, when an idea comes, a good idea, if you do not act on that idea, that inspiration, then [it is] finished. You have lost it. You will say that tomorrow you will have higher or deeper inspiration, but that tomorrow never comes… If you are inspired to do something, do it immediately. And if you are not inspired, you have to create the inspiration, the enthusiasm. People who have made the fastest progress must realize that they have made it on the strength of two things – God’s Compassion and their enthusiasm.“
these short live conversations were recorded in Indonesia’s Lombok and Bali in the summer of 2017. Each year Sri Chinmoy’s students meet up in different parts of the world for meditations, concerts, a holiday break – a kind of global family gathering that’s always greatly anticipated and enjoyed! We randomly interviewed some of our holidayers about their meditations and other experiences in the gardens or lobbies of their hotels, and little or no editing was done to preserve their spoken spontaneity.
Devashishu Torpy lives in London and teaches meditation both at home and around Europe. He is a greatly talented playwright whose productions have been offered in many countries – he also heads up the European
torch relay, the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run, which involves children, civic and political leaders and people in communities in over 40 EU countries.
Abhinandan lives in Melbourne and is a key organiser of the Blue Mountains ultra trail races in which several thousand runners participate each year. He’s a keen and talented marathoner himself and teaches meditation in NSW and Australia’s Victoria.
Jayasalini – surprises on the spiritual path.
Our classes are given by instructors from all walks of life. Here are some interviews on various aspects of meditation.
Having a spiritual master
The seeker’s journey
In this interview, Jogyata talked in depth about meditation.
Benefits of Meditation
Members of the Sri Chinmoy Centre share their meditation experience and the implication of living a spiritual life in the modern world.
Vajin on meditation and running
Vajin Armstrong is a New Zealand representative ultra-distance runner from Christchurch and a disciple of Sri Chinmoy.
Vajin is the winner of the prestigious Swiss Alpine Marathon this year and the three-time winner of Kepler Challenge (2010-2012), 2012 American River, 2014 Bedrock50 Ultra, 2014 Buffaloo Stampede Marathon, 2015 Two Bays 56km Trail Run, etc
Vajin shared the secrets to his sporting success, advice for new runners and the inspiration for his running career.
Shardul and his flute
Shardul Diliar became a disciple of Sri Chinmoy in 1984 and was inspired by Sri Chinmoy flute music and he began his own flute journey in 2000. Here Shardul recounts the inspiration for his musical journey and his unique experience of playing the flute at the Auckland Hospital whilst recovering from his numerous miraculous open heart surgeries.
Preetidutta, was once an Olympic level contender in yachting, candidly shares some of her profound meditative experiences. Her first experience came just after two months of meditating where she felt deep peace. Later experiences include gratitude and divine love.
Muslim relates an interesting meditation experience while handing out flyers for a meditation course.
In this ancedote, Muslim mentions how an experience of meditation can occur in the most unexpected of places. Muslim has been a student of Sri Chinmoy for over 10 years and gives meditation classes himself.
Serving the community in Auckland
As well as free meditation classes, our members continually organise projects to serve the public, and to help each human being find the best within themselves.
Songs of the Soul Concert 2016
Enjoy the many outdoor weekend excursions in and around Auckland and sometimes further afield around New Zealand. See related articles e.g. Nature Meditation, Talking to the Universe, Old Ghost Road and Waikaremoana in Winter.
‘Nature is the expression of our inner life, our higher life.
It is from nature that we get all good things —
beauty, tranquillity, humility, simplicity and many other divine qualities.’
Sri Chinmoy often teaches with inspiring and thought-provoking anecdotes, parables and plays.
Here are some amateur attempts that we hope will gladden your heart and lighten your mind.