The Los Angeles Sri Chinmoy centre is serving the local community with non-profit meditation classes, given by our volunteers. We believe that meditation is a vital portion of our daily lives, as we eat outer food for physical survival we need to feed ourselves inwardly if we are to stand strong against the waves of turmoil and restlessness that we encounter in our lives.
Our way is to offer an easy, natural and immediate experience of concentration and meditation through qualities of the heart, as even the ancient Romans knew that “experience is the most efficient teacher of all things”. Classes are located in the Pasadena area.
The concrete program of any given class may change and evolve, depending on the particular class-giver’s preference and feeling, however we always cover the following basics:
- Concentration and breathing exercises, as introductory and preparatory stages for calming the mind and the meditation proper;
- Meditation exercises – progressing from basic, guided ones, with concentration on an outer object or using visualization techniques, meditating on uplifting music, until we are ready to meditate in silence.
The classes include short discussions on related subjects such as: difference between the mind and the heart, is meditation “practical”, establishing a meditation practice, regularity, important inner qualities for meditation: simplicity, sincerity; meditation and prayer, spirituality, importance of physical fitness, spirituality and art, etc.
Our classes are free of charge, and the class-givers themselves follow a life of spiritual discipline based on the teachings of Sri Chinmoy. We feel that bringing the experience of meditation to the public at large should not be related to a price in terms of money or reciprocated by service of any kind. We are glad to share with the public what we have and know to be everyone’s birthright, as Sri Chinmoy himself taught us.
If you are interested in our classes please fill the contact form.
Other cities where similar classes are being held:
- NYC meditation
- Chicago meditation
- Seattle meditation
- Boston meditation
- Rhode Island meditation
- Washington D.C. meditation
- San Francisco meditation
- San Diego meditation
- Haileah or Miami meditation (Florida)
Our mirror site contains additional information: Free Meditation in Los Angeles.
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