Free meditation classes in Toronto

Inspired by the teachings of meditation master Sri Chinmoy, our classes will help awaken you to the possibilities of meditation.

Everyone wants to experience peace, love and happiness. We found the easiest and fastest way is to meditate. Everyone can meditate; spare a few minutes a day and experience peace and joy.

At the request of our spiritual teacher Sri Chinmoy (pictured), the classes we offer are free of charge – inner peace is not something we can give you; it is your own discovery and birthright, and we are merely the facilitators.

To find out about the next class call us on 647-748-8513 or

Any questions? Talk to us in person!

We started our Annapurna restaurant on Bathurst St over 40 years ago, in order to create a peaceful oasis for the public to enjoy. We’d love you to drop by for a bite to eat, and to answer any questions you might have.

Free meditation music, videos & tips

We hope you can make it to one of our classes, and experience the power and atmosphere of group meditation, but in the meantime, here are a few things to get you started….

New to meditation? Some good places to start….

There are Sri Chinmoy Centres in over 50 countries worldwide. Here are a few links to try from some of our other sites:

It is also inspiring to hear stories from people who have been meditating for a while. Here are a few examples:

  • Looking for Satisfaction – Menaka Ait-Ouyahia, a Canadian student of Sri Chinmoy, describes her early searches for more meaning in life.
  • Inner Calling – an article by Purnakama Rajna from Winnipeg

Video: Preetidutta Thorpe from Auckland, New Zealand describes some experiences of meditation

Short meditation mantras for beginners

Mantras can be a very easy way to get in touch with the inner peace and joy inside your being, without having to completely still your mind. Sri Chinmoy composed many thousands of short mantric songs that are very suitable for repeated singing.

The above audio ‘Aum Aparajitaya Namah’, is an ancient Indian mantra that invokes the inconquerable soul. The above recording is very good to sing along to (or even listen in silence), and feel the words reverberate inside your heart.

You can find this mantra, and more like it, available for download here »

Video: The difference between the mind and the heart

Our teacher, Sri Chinmoy, taught us the path of the heart – meditating by focusing on that space in the centre of our chest where we feel the essence of our being. In this short video, he explains the difference between meditating on the mind and meditating on the heart.