What is meditation?

 “Meditation does not mean just sitting quietly for five or ten minutes.  It requires conscious effort.  The mind has to be made calm and quiet; at the same time, it has to be vigilant so as not to allow any distracting thoughts or desires to enter.  When we can make the mind calm and quiet, we will feel that a new creation is dawning inside us.  When the mind is vacant and tranquil and our whole existence becomes an empty vessel, our inner being can invoke infinite Peace, Light and Bliss to enter into the vessel and fill it.  This is meditation.”

Sri Chinmoy

We believe that everyone is capable of learning meditation, and that everyone can benefit from meditation whatever their philosophical or religious beliefs.  In our meditation classes we will guide you through a series of exercises to help you to quieten and calm the mind, and yet maintain an inner alertness, so that you can become aware of your own true self.

Questions and Answers about Meditation


“The moment you know
Who you really are,
All the secrets of the world
Will be an open book to you.”

 – Sri Chinmoy