New to meditation? Some good places to start….

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

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 »

‘Bela Chale Jai’ – arrangement by Canadian artist Sukhdev Jean Lacroix

In Sri Chinmoy’s native Bengali language, ‘Bela Chale Jai’ means ‘time flies’. This song, a favourite among many of Sri Chinmoy’s students, is a short and beautiful reflection of the search for the Divine in the middle of fleeting time. Here is a 2007 arrangement of the song by Sukhdev.

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.