The Oxford Sri Chinmoy Centre have been offering free meditation classes in Oxford since 1981.
“When we meditate, what we actually do is enter into the deeper part of our being.
At that time, we are able to bring to the fore the wealth that we have deep within us.”
Our meditation courses
Our free meditation courses are aimed at beginners and anyone interested in furthering their practise of meditation.
The meditation course includes a variety of exercises, including simple breathing exercises, visualisation, mantras and music. We give short talks on meditation, but emphasise practical experience of meditation.
We will hold classes later in the year (details tbc) If you would like to know about future courses please use;Contact form
What is meditation?
- In meditation we seek to silence the mind and bring to the fore our own inner peace and inner happiness.
- Meditation is a journey of self-discovery which allows us to be at peace with ourselves.
- This ancient art of meditation will help us to find meaning in our modern lives and allow us to fulfil our highest aspirations.
- Read more: common questions about meditation
- Read more: benefits of meditation
About the Oxford Sri Chinmoy Centre who give meditation classes.
Our class givers
The meditation classes are given by local members of the Sri Chinmoy Centre, who have been practising meditation for many years. Members of the Sri Chinmoy Centre come from many walks of life and share a common interest in meditation.Our class givers
Sri Chinmoy is a spiritual teacher who devoted his life to making meditation widely available. Sri Chinmoy also travelled frequently to share his hopes and vision for a more peaceful world. During his lifetime, Sri Chinmoy visited Oxford on nine occasions, to give lectures, concerts and meet with members of Oxford University.More on Sri Chinmoy
This meditation book by Sri Chinmoy is an excellent introduction to meditation. It includes:
- Meditation exercises
- Basics of meditation
- Popular question and answers on meditation.
Short video about Oxford Meditation classes
Short video about some basics of mediation
Articles on meditation
Some articles on meditation to give some inspiration to learn about meditation
What are the essential aspects of meditation? These are some of the building blocks of how to meditate and how to get started with our own meditation practise. Simplicity and experience Meditation is inherently simple. When we meditate well, we feel we are doing...
One of the challenges in developing a regular meditation practise is finding the actual time to meditate. We have 24 hours at our disposal, but finding 20 minutes for quiet reflection can be surprisingly difficult! However, to give ourselves the best chance in getting...
In recent years meditation has become much more popular in the west. People from all walks of life have been trying meditation to find a greater sense of peace and learn to switch off the pressures of daily life. People may try meditation for quite a few different...
Meditation is a simple exercise where we try to quieten the mind and enter into a more peaceful and illumining consciousness. If you have never meditated before, you might wonder what will happen in meditation. At first, not much may happen at all! But, even if you...
In one sense meditation is a retreat from the world. We close our eyes, sit still and try to escape from the thoughts of the mind. In real meditation, we can experience a tranquillity and peace that is usually lacking in our everyday life. This moment of silent...
Oxford Sri Chinmoy Centre
As well as free meditation classes, the Oxford Sri Chinmoy Centre is active in other fields. This includes offering music concerts, promoting running races and projects to serve the public
Running races at the Peace Mile
Every summer we offer a series of running races in Cutteslowe Park, Oxford. These ‘self-transcendence’ races offer local runners the opportunity to test themselves on a popular course in Cutteslowe Park. The races are run on the 1 mile Sri Chinmoy Peace Mile, which was inaugurated in 1985.
View more at UK Sri Chinmoy Races