Meditation at home
Many people around the world are finding themselves in the unusual situation of having to stay indoors for prolonged periods. One effective approach to this challenging situation is taking the time to learn and practise meditation. Meditation is very effective for helping to cultivate inner peace and happiness - the most powerful antidote to dealing with the stress and anxiety of outer turmoil.
Students of Sri Chinmoy give free meditation classes all around the world, but at the moment most of these have temporarily been put on hold. Although it is best to learn meditation in person, we can always try to make the best of the situation we face. Hopefully, the pages on this site may offer a start to your meditation journey.
“When we meditate, we make our mind calm, quiet, vacant and tranquil, and we receive Light from above in infinite measure.”
How to get started
If you would like to get started with meditation, there is an introductory page on meditation here.
There is also a Meditation home study programme here.
The most important thing is to try and schedule a time for your meditation - either in the morning or evening. A good routine which might combine exercise, reading, meditation, leisure can be a good strategy for dealing with living from one place.
The great thing about meditation is that it is not complicated or need a lot of preparation. We can start right away - just find a comfortable place to sit still for 15 minutes and begin.
On this site, we have quite a few resources which will enable you to get started. These include
- What you need to get started with meditation
- Some simple but effective meditation exercises
- Music for meditation
- How to stay inspired and make meditation a regular part of your life
- Mantras and chants
More stories from Sri Chinmoy's students.
My love of spiritual poetryManatita Hutchinson London, United Kingdom
In the middle of an ocean of loveBhadra Kleinman New York
Sri Chinmoy's opening meditation at the Parliament of World ReligionsPradhan Balter Chicago, United States
An early spiritual experienceAshrita Furman New York, United States
My first GuruAdarini Inkei Geneva, Switzerland
The Peace Run visits OxfordTejvan Pettinger Oxford, United Kingdom
Why run 3100 miles?Smarana Puntigam Vienna, Austria
President Gorbachev: a special soul brought down for a special reasonMridanga Spencer Ipswich, United Kingdom
In the Whirlwind of LifePradeep Hoogakker The Hague, Netherlands
Running and MeGarga Chamberlain Bristol, United Kingdom
My life with Sri ChinmoyNamrata Moses New York, United States
If I could remember this in my daily life now, I'd be a very high soulCharana Evans Cardiff, Wales
People see something in Guru and want to be part of itSaraswati Martín San Juan, Puerto Rico
interviews with Sri Chinmoy's students