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  • New Zealand World Harmony Run Begins | New Zealand Sri Chinmoy Centre
    The New Zealand Sri Chinmoy Centres New Zealand World Harmony Run Begins The New Zealand leg of the World Harmony Run began on Monday October 17 2005 After circulating through Auckland for a week the torch relay will visit various towns and cities throughout the North Island and will reach it s conclusion in Wellington New Zealand s capital ciy some two weeks and 900kms later This years World Harmony Run began it s journey in April from New York and has travelled through over 70 countries since then involving millions of people Inspired by world harmony dreamer Sri Chinmoy the World Harmony Run is a global torch relay seeking to strengthen international friendship and understanding We are trying to serve God in a special way and the peace loving souls who are encouraging us whole heartedly deserve my ever blossoming gratitude World harmony world peace these are not mere dictionary words These are the realities divine realities and supreme realities For all of us who are aspiring to become good citizens of the world our Harmony Run is a supremely important inspiration to us all Sri Chinmoy We will be updating the World Harmony Run New Zealand website with

    Original URL path: http://nz.srichinmoycentre.org/sri_chinmoy_centres/news/nz_world_harmony_run (2016-04-25)
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  • Sri Chinmoy Centre Takes The Cake | New Zealand Sri Chinmoy Centre
    Search New Zealand Home Meditation Sri Chinmoy Contact us You are here Sri Chinmoy Centre New Zealand The New Zealand Sri Chinmoy Centres Sri Chinmoy Centre Takes The Cake 2 100 delighted passers by received free pieces of delicious chocolate cake and an aphorism by Sri Chinmoy in a celebration of 21 years of the Sri Chinmoy Centre in New Zealand 21 years of free meditation workshops public races free concerts Jharna Kala galleries World Harmony Runs and the establishment of two Vegetarian cafes dedicated to world harmony is definitely a cause worth celebrating and what better way to celebrate than to make a giant cake and share it with 2 100 members of the community Well that is exactly what members of the Christchurch Sri Chinmoy Centre did on Friday 18 March 2005 The tasty give away was all part of a combined New Zealand effort to create 21 pieces of good news to offer in gratitude to Sri Chinmoy for his encouragement inspiration and guidance over the past 21 years of the Sri Chinmoy Centre in New Zealand And how did it go It went down a treat said cake icer and tester Sarah Mettrick of the Christchurch

    Original URL path: http://nz.srichinmoycentre.org/sri_chinmoy_centres/news/cake (2016-04-25)
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  • Triathlon Triples Harmony | New Zealand Sri Chinmoy Centre
    Harmony as well as hurt hamstrings and hills hills and more hills will soon descend upon Canberra Australia with the 9th annual staging of the world s only Triple Triathlon attracting not only athletes from around New Zealand and Australia but members of the Sri Chinmoy Centre too Climbing Black Mountain the hard way In a display of international harmony suitably fitting of the ANZAC spirit first forged on the beaches of Gallipoli over 90 years ago members of the New Zealand Sri Chinmoy Centre will be joining their spiritual brothers and sisters across the ditch for an ocean shrinking display of selfless service giving up their time and energy freely to help put on the marathon event Full time Kiwi Centre member and part time cameraman and video editor John Gillespie will be on hand to lend a hand in his specialist discipline shooting video for the Triple Tri website and maybe even hitting the trails around Black Mountain as well Two years ago I was fortunate enough to be able to attend this amazing event where I volunteered for the job of sweeping the first mountain bike leg John enthuses My task then involved cycling at the pace of the slowest competitor 40km up and down the hills of the nation s Capital staying in last place and signaling the final competitor through to all the marshals and aid stations along the way While we New Zealanders like to joke about Australia s mountains or rather lack of them I have to admit that I was humbled by the muddy slopes of Black Mountain a deplorable situation assisted somewhat by my missing a crucial turn at the beginning of my sweeping leg and aided and abetted further by the fact that I was following hard on the heels

    Original URL path: http://nz.srichinmoycentre.org/sri_chinmoy_centres/news/triathlon_triples_harmony (2016-04-25)
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  • Wellington Sri Chinmoy Centre | New Zealand Sri Chinmoy Centre
    Australia N Z Australia New Zealand Search form Search New Zealand Home Meditation Sri Chinmoy Contact us You are here Sri Chinmoy Centre New Zealand The New Zealand Sri Chinmoy Centres Wellington Sri Chinmoy Centre The Sri Chinmoy Centre offers regular meditation courses in Wellington as well as ongoing continuation programmes all of which are free of charge For more information kindly contact us or call 04 499 0683 Page

    Original URL path: http://nz.srichinmoycentre.org/wellington-sri-chinmoy-centre (2016-04-25)
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  • When We Were Children - new pages from New Zealand. | New Zealand Sri Chinmoy Centre
    some spirited baby competitions and a gallery of children s photographs from members of the New Zealand Sri Chinmoy Centre A look at some of the spiritual aspects of children a tale about some spirited baby competitions and a gallery of children s photographs from members of the New Zealand Sri Chinmoy Centre At the heart of all the world s spiritual teachings and religions is the common belief that each human being is here to realise God and to serve God in the world or put differently we are here to become enlightened liberated perfected and then to help others in their own journey along this same road So begins our new pages called When We Were Children The page turns and we find a story about the famous and often infamous baby photo competitions that are sometimes held during our national get togethers our Joy Days as Sri Chinmoy has coined them And finally a growing Gallery of photographs of our New Zealand Centre members when they were in various stages of childhood that is before youthhood adulthood or olderfolkhood kicked in Yep two pages of images where too much cute is barely enough Perhaps you will see

    Original URL path: http://nz.srichinmoycentre.org/sri_chinmoy_centres/news/new_nz_pages (2016-04-25)
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  • iTunes Music Store Brings Downloads Down Under | New Zealand Sri Chinmoy Centre
    Despite at the time widespread announcements of the launch throughout the Australia and New Zealand media and the fact that a handful of earlybird customers were even able to sign up and download music the iTunes Music Store was withheld from Antipodean consumers for a further year due to protracted negotiations over pricing structures with at least two major labels reported to be resisting Apple s insistence upon a flat rate per song for downloads a highly successful feature of its stores elsewhere The store launched today with the controversial flat rate intact but perhaps not so unexpectedly without the participation of music giant Sony BMG who are said to still be in negotiations with Apple over the format of the digital files used in the store Of particular interest to members of the Sri Chinmoy Centre as well as fans of Sri Chinmoy s inspirational music is the fact that the iTunes Music Store has offered a number of recordings for sale by Sri Chinmoy for over a year now with titles such as Flute Music for Meditation Royal Albert Hall London Everest Aspiration and Oneness Bliss Abode all readily available for download Unfortunately New Zealand members of the Sri Chinmoy Centre who intend to take devotional music into the digital age will have to wait just a little bit longer with today s launch of the iTunes Store only for Australian consumers That s the official line and with no reports as to when the New Zealand launch will be and despite the fact that recording rights in New Zealand are identical to those Australia the two countries are to all intents and purposes a single market many music enthusiasts have been driven to exploit a loophole that exists in the Australian store allowing New Zealand residents to

    Original URL path: http://nz.srichinmoycentre.org/sri_chinmoy_centres/news/itunes_in_australia (2016-04-25)
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  • Articles on Meditation | New Zealand Sri Chinmoy Centre
    especially in the area of composition and creativity because so much of our artistic creative talents have their origin in a deeper part of our being the nest of silence which Sri Chinmoy speaks of so lucidly Read more Music and Meditation by Jogyata Dallas Meditation Learning meditation has been the most rewarding and beneficial persuit in my life In such a short time and with very little personal effort I have been so suprised at the effects I have experienced in my practice of meditation Now it has become a part of my life that feeds my soul opens my heart and charges me with inner energy and enthusiasm for life Read more Meditation by Preetidutta Thorpe Meditation Nights at the Sri Chinmoy Centre Centre meditation nights are a highlight in my week when I always have my best meditations and my aspiration seems to multiply My spiritual family seventy other members of the Sri Chinmoy Centre in Auckland also join me in our meditation room which is abundantly decorated with flowers spiritual books photos and Sri Chinmoy s beautiful bird paintings The incense is wafting through and the room is pin drop silent A few of us are reading on cushions while we wait for more to arrive The singing starts in the next room led by melodies on the harmonium Read more Meditation Nights at the Sri Chinmoy Centre by Preetidutta Thorpe Prayer and Meditation two wings to fly I was taught to pray from a very early age At home our family would recite the rosary several times of an evening Interestingly enough we did not face each other but rather kneeled facing away from the centre of the circle each of us propped up on a chair leaning into the seat eyes closed Read more

    Original URL path: http://nz.srichinmoycentre.org/meditation/articles_on_meditation (2016-04-25)
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  • Free Meditation Classes in New Zealand | New Zealand Sri Chinmoy Centre
    approaches to meditation and to explore their preferred method of practise A typical 5 session introductory meditation course features Session I Topic What is meditation How does it work An introductory overview of the benefits and principles of meditation Exercise Still mind still breath Breathing techniques to focus and calm the mind Topic The ABC s of meditation at home when where how long how often Introducing the first steps in developing your daily practise Exercise The heart chakra a guided meditation in the spiritual heart centre to bypass the restless mind Session II Exercise Breath visualisation and opening the heart centre through meditation developing our concentration on the power of breath Topic An introduction to mantra meditation Exercise Putting theory into practise a guided exercise in mantras Our Centre musicians often join us for this session and perform a number of live mantric song chants during our meditation Session III Topic An introduction to the principle branches of Yoga Exercise Bhakti yoga a guided meditation Topic Physical excellence and well being as a foundation for spiritual growth Exercise Light of the soul a guided meditation Session IV Topic The principle of holistics the mind body spirit connection and how to harmonise these to deepen your meditation experience Exercise Music and meditation Topic Using meditation as a life skill in problem solving decision making eliminating stress Exercise Japa meditation purifying the mind Session V Topic An overview of the spiritual paths and masters Exercise A meditation visualisation on the crown third eye and heart chakras Topic Enhancing creative potential through meditation how to use the silence stillness and inspiration of meditation to tap into the source of creativity and discover new capacities in art writing music What s Next A Free Continuation Programme Once you have completed an introductory course

    Original URL path: http://nz.srichinmoycentre.org/meditation/free_meditation_classes_new_zealand (2016-04-25)
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