What will you learn in our meditation classes?
Our introductory classes typically consist of 4-6 weekday evenings, a weekend intensive or a short introductory talk. Each workshop is a thorough and very strong introduction to meditation with lots of practice and clear instruction. Appropriate for beginning or experienced meditators.
The introductory classes cover the following topics:
- Meditation and its goals
- Relaxation, breathing exercises and concentration
- Meditation on the heart center
- Mantra and the power of soulful music
- Aids in establishing regular practice
- Inner growth and integrating the benefits of meditation in our every day life
In tune with the teaching of our founder, Sri Chinmoy, all classes are free of charge.
More information is available on our Frequently asked questions page and on our info line (206)-322-2600.
Salil Wilson. He was first introduced to Sri Chinmoy in Melbourne in 1984, at the age of 19 and shortly after became a student of his. Salil moved to New York in 1990 and has been closely involved in the organization of numerous athletic and cultural events. In 2004 Sri Chinmoy asked Salil to serve as the Executive Director of the World Harmony Run, a global running relay. He currently serves in this capacity. Visit Salil’s blog about meditation. We are happy that Salil will be visiting Seattle in February and will teach the Weekend Intensive Workshop.
Daulot Fountain. Daulot has been teaching workshops about meditation and conscious living for twenty years. He learned meditation at a time when he worked as a forest worker in Eastern Washington. He is also an experienced electrician, avid (and accomplished) multi-day ultra-marathon runner and race director and, with his wife, owns the Transformation-Surprise laundromat in Ballard. Daulot will be teaching our Weekday Series in February.
Moni Neradilek. Moni started practicing meditation at the age of 17 in his native Czech Republic and has been a part of the Seattle Sri Chinmoy Center since 2002. He loves playing the Indian harmonium, learning and singing a vast repertoire of devotional songs, doing sports (marathon running, cross-country skiing, yoga and floorball) and to look at “the brighter side of life”. He is a volunteer for the World Harmony Run in Montana and the annual Self-Transcendence Triathlon in Victoria, BC.
Nayak and Nandita Polissar. Nayak and Nandita first learned meditation during their 3-year stay in Thailand. Later they met Sri Chinmoy at his concert at Hunter College in New York City. Very moved by this profound experience they started studying meditation with Sri Chinmoy. In 1974 Nayak and Nandita moved to Seattle, where they helped to establish a new Sri Chinmoy Centre. Nayak, a medical researcher, and Nandita, a manager of a vegetarian restaurant, have taught meditation and organized concerts featuring Sri Chinmoy as solo performer across North and South America, Asia, Europe and Africa. They are owners of Silence-Heart-Nest restaurant in the Fremont District of Seattle.
Pranlobha Kalagian. Pranlobha, a native Seattlelite, has been meditating since childhood, when her mother began attending meditation classes at the Sri Chinmoy Center. She travels abroad twice a year with her savings, in hope of better understanding the world’s many cultures. She also enjoys photography, musical composition and classical piano, cooking gourmet meals and being surrounded by nature.
To find out how to register for our classes, click here.