Free meditation class in Woodstock, NY
We have been offering meditation classes, workshops, music festivals and fun runs for 15 years in the scenic Woodstock area. Musicians frequently visit us from the New York area to perform Sri Chinmoy's meditative music.
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Centre members give free meditation classes as a community service in Woodstock throughout the year.
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Q. What type of meditation do you teach?
A. We offer “heart center” meditation. This a method wherein we calm the mind using proven meditation techniques in order to enter the spiritual heart. It is one of the fastest ways of making spiritual progress. More …
Members of the Sri Chinmoy Centre Who Give Meditation Classes
Palash Bosgang has been studying meditation with Sri Chinmoy for almost 30 years. An avid runner and meditation teacher, Palash resides in the Woodstock area, working as a librarian at Bard College.
Sri Chinmoy in Woodstock
Sri Chinmoy had a particular fondness for the Woodstock area, visiting friends numerous times in the 1960s to meditate in the surrounding mountains.
He also gave formal concerts over the years, a few of which are listed below.
Concert, Community Center, Woodstock
Inaugurated Sri Chinmoy Peace Mile at Woodstock’s Kenneth L. Wilson Public Campground (below)
The heart and soul of Woodstock
A talk by Sri Chinmoy given at the Inauguration of the Woodstock Peace Mile
3 June 1988 1
"A long twenty-four years ago, I came to Woodstock for the first time. Since then I have come to Woodstock many, many times. I loved the soul of Woodstock, I still love the soul of Woodstock and I shall forever and forever love the soul of Woodstock. Now I am extremely grateful to the heart and soul of Woodstock for having given me the golden opportunity to be of dedicated service to the soul, heart, mind, vital and body of Woodstock.
Peace is the only thing that we need, that the world needs desperately. Here, our devoted, dedicated and soulful service to this great community will be our act of self-offering. Fruitful is Woodstock. And we are trying to add our soulful qualities with our devoted service to this great and good community.
I have had here teeming experiences, soulful experiences, spiritual experiences, illumining experiences, fulfilling experiences. I still have very, very good friends here in Woodstock. They have been extremely kind over the years and my heart of gratitude I am offering to them.
I cannot express adequately my inner feelings. I can only say this much: O heart of Woodstock, I was extremely fond of you, I am still fond of you, and I shall always and always remain fond of you. It is here that I had the dream, the golden dream, to do something in our way of manifestation here on earth. It has taken us twenty-four years to sow the seeds of my dream-beauty. Now we shall be offering our oneness-dream, oneness-home, oneness-family, not only in Woodstock but all over the world."
- Sri Chinmoy
- 1. Sri Chinmoy, My Consulate years, Agni Press, 1996
First-hand experiences of meditation and spirituality.
How I learned from Sri ChinmoyPradhan Balter Chicago, United States
Breaking the world record for the longest game of hopscotchPipasa Glass & Jamini Young Seattle, United States
Reflections on meditationJanaka Spence Edinburgh, United Kingdom
If I can smile like that, it's worth becoming a discipleMahatapa Palit New York, United States
Patanga: my spiritual namePatanga Cordeiro São Paulo, Brazil
In the Right Place, At the Right TimeEshana Gadjanski Novi Sad, Serbia
Muhammad Ali: I was expecting a monster, but I found a lambSevananda Padilla San Juan, Puerto Rico
The Swimming RelayToshala Elliott Auckland, New Zealand
Sri Chinmoy performs on the world's largest organPrachar Stegemann Canberra, Australia
The Peace Run visits OxfordTejvan Pettinger Oxford, United Kingdom
The day I made a useless and ridiculous weightlifting machine for GuruDevashishu Torpy London, United Kingdom
President Gorbachev: a special soul brought down for a special reasonMridanga Spencer Ipswich, United Kingdom
My 5 a.m. strategic meditationsSanchita Fleming Ottawa, Canada
interviews with Sri Chinmoy's students