About us and our free classes

Our meditation group at the Daibutsu Buddha

Since 1979 we have shared free meditation classes in Tokyo and other cities in Japan.

This is in the spirit of spiritual Master Sri Chinmoy’s (1931-2007) service to mankind, who selflessly endeavoured for world peace and the realisation of the our soul’s unlimited capacities.

Sri Chinmoy (1931-2007)

In honor of his philosophy, all our offerings are exempt of charge. His light and example to those seeking a greater significance in life is alive through his philosophy, memory and pervading consciousness.

We are sincerely happy to share what we received from meditation with all of you.

If you would like to register for our free meditation workshops, contact us using the form below.

Yesterday I was clever.
That is why
I wanted to change the world.

Today I am wise.
That is why
I am changing myself.

— Sri Chinmoy, from Ten Thousand Flower-Flames

What we teach in our free meditation workshops

Here are some of the things we´ll learn together:

  • Meditation Basics: how to breath, concentrate, sit straight…
  • How to start: concentration
  • Use of music and mantras for meditation purposes
  • Finding a spiritual Master
  • The significance of meditating in a group
  • The role of sports and physical fitness
  • The Goal of goals: self-mastery

Most of our classes are in the Kichijoji, Ogikubo, Saginomiya, Takadanobaba and Shibuya districts of Tokyo. (not far from Shinjuku and other central wards)

Classes are normally given in Japanese, but every now and then we have guest lecturers from all over the world who give workshops in English, with Japanese translation. Classes are really free of charge – but we do request that all participants make a sincere effort towards learning to meditate.

We also have books in English and Japanese for those who would like to improve their language skills through reading spiritual books.

If you would like to read more about meditation and about us in English, you can visit other meditation sites around the world here: www.srichinmoycentre.org

How can your life be satisfied
With small realities
If your heart has big dreams?

– Sri Chinmoy