Since 1994 the Sri Chinmoy Centre of Ann Arbor has been offering free meditation classes as a community service.
Ann Arbor – Fall 2021:
No Classes will be offered at this time. The meeting room at the bookstore is still closed due to COVID.
- Unless specified, the classes are held at Crazy Wisdom Bookstore 114 S. Main, Ann Arbor ~ 2nd Floor ~ Community Room
- For information please contact Kapila at 734-994-7114 or use the contact form
Brief summary of the classes
For more details, click on the Our Classes link
Mastering Meditation – part I
Introductory meditation series.
- meditation, what is it?
- How do I get started?
- How do I quiet my mind?
- How can I relax?
- The essentials of meditation.
- Concentration, breathing and chanting techniques.
Mastering Meditation – part II
Having introduced the basics of meditation in part I, we will proceed to explore a meditative lifestyle; achieving self-awareness through meditation; bringing meditation to our outer world; basics of Eastern philosophy. Techniques include: visualization, meditation on positive qualities, meditative musics and singing.
Yoga and Meditation
Meditation is part of a broader picture: the Yoga philosophy. Developed by the ancient Indian rishis (seers) thousands of years ago, the Yoga philosophy applies still to our modern life. Along with meditation techniques, the class will explore the sheaths of the body, vital, mind and heart, and the concept and evolution of the soul. (This is not a Hatha Yoga class)
Ayurveda and Meditation
Ayurveda and Meditation share the same goal: to regain the lost connection with our true nature and thus achieve the body-vital-mind balance that brings about harmony and happiness in life. Rooted in ancient India, Ayurveda awakens in us the wisdom that leads to vibrant health and realization of our full potential.
Ayurveda – Wisdom of Life
Introduction to the principles of Ayurveda. Topics include: Ayurveda’s ancient roots; Ayurveda as a philosophy of life; basics of Ayurveda; discovering our Ayurveda constitution; secrets of a balanced living; the mind in Ayurveda; awareness and conscious living.