Free meditation classes in Chicago

..and other spiritual activities of the Chicago Sri Chinmoy Centre

Since Sri Chinmoy’s passing, his students around the world continue to express his philosophy in numerous ways. Primarily, we offer free meditation classes and weekend intensives for the public where we guide people through the art of breathing, concentration, mental focus, japa, meditation and contemplation. Our instructors show how meditation can be integrated into everyday life and how it can be used to overcome problems and stress.

Class schedule: Ongoing. Each series consists of 4 classes. Each evening builds on the previous session so your participation in all 4 classes is encouraged.

To learn more about our meditation classes or the Chicago Sri Chinmoy Centre, Call 773-248-8500 to register or use our contact form »

Members of the Sri Chinmoy Centre Who Give Meditation Classes


Pradhan Balter a student of Sri Chinmoy since 1973. A native of New York, Pradhan moved to Chicago shortly after he became a student of Sri Chinmoy. He travels all over the world giving classes on meditation, spirituality and his experiences as a disciple of an Indian spiritual Master. He has also written two books.

His entertaining, inspiring teaching style makes meditation easily accessible. He has lectured across the United States, and in over 30 countries on the full spectrum of meditation and the importance of meditation in daily life.

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Other projects by the Chicago Sri Chinmoy Centre

Our members operate several enterprises that offer a meditative atmosphere to those that enter; we are also engaged in several initiatives for a more harmonous world, including the world's largest relay for peace.

Meditation Books and Music 

aumpublications.jpgWe have a bookstore - Victory’s Banner Bookstore - dedicated to serving the spiritual seeker. It features featuring a large selection of Sri Chinmoy's books, incense, fountains, cards and inspiring gifts. The bookstore is located at 2135W. Roscoe-South, and is open Fri-Sun 10am-3pm. Attached to our classroom, it is also open whenever meditation classes are offered. 773-248-8500.



Gratitude-Heart-Garden (formerly Roscoe Blooms) located right across from Victory’s Banner at 2058W is a beautiful and inspiring flower experience. Our floral designer, Siddhanta Wiederhold, has worked in every aspect of flower design for the past 30 years including oriental design. His experience, blended with his meditation, makes for the creation of simply beautiful flower arrangements for all occasions. Open everyday from 10am to 5pm.

Running for Peace

The Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run is a global relay that seeks to promote international friendship and understanding.As a symbol of harmony, runners carry a flaming torch, passing it from hand to hand, traveling through over 100 nations around the globe.

The Peace Run does not seek to raise money or highlight any political cause, but simply strives to create good will among peoples of all nations. The Run arrives in Chicago at least once every two years, and our members work very hard to give a nice experience both to the team of runners and the people they visit.