Free meditation classes in Washington D.C.

...and other spiritual activities of the Washington D.C. Sri Chinmoy Centre.

The Washington, D.C. Sri Chinmoy Centre, located in Woodley Park, was established in 1971 and today is a leading teaching centre in meditation.  Members of the Centre offer free meditation classes at different venues in Maryland and Washington, DC, frequently in Cleveland Park.

Our simple aim is to offer meditation techniques that can be used easily by those new to meditation and that will also augment the practice of seasoned meditators. Although free and open to the public, seating is limited and reservations are necessary.

To learn more about our workshops and meditation classes call 202-452-5954 or kindly use the contact form »


Transcendence-Perfection-Bliss of the Beyond

a gift store run by Sri Chinmoy's students

Open Monday through Saturday at 3428 Connecticut Avenue, NW, located between the Uptown Theater and Cleveland Park Post Office.

There you will find Sri Chinmoy’s books, music and artwork on stationery items as well as a selection of gifts, cards, toys, incense, candles and more. It is also a good place to visit if you are interested in our meditation classes or spirituality and would like to ask someone about it.

Phone: (202) 363-4797.  The store has been serving customers of all ages in Cleveland Park for 22 years.


Public Races

Sri Chinmoy felt that that running and meditation go hand in hand, and encouraged his students to run as part of their spiritual discipline. In Washington, DC our team offers Self-Transcendence 2-Mile Runs on several Saturday mornings in spring and fall.


Spirit of a Runner


Suprabha Beckjord, who gives many meditation classes as a member Washington DC centre, was a pionering ultrarunning champion, having completed the world's longest race - the Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race - 13 times between 1997 and 2009. The documentary Spirit of a Runner follows her as she completes the 2008 race.