Meditation

” How do we meditate silently? Just by not talking, just by not using outer words, we are not doing silent meditation. Silent meditation is totally different. When we start meditating in silence, right from the beginning we feel the bottom of a sea within us and without. The life of activity movement and restlessness is on the surface, but deep below, underneath our human life, there is poise and silence. So, either we shall imagine this sea of silence within us or we shall feel that we are nothing but a sea of poise itself.”

Sri Chinmoy

View also: Meditation-Silence – Our regular podcast of short meditation videos.

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  • Sri Chinmoy on the basics of meditation

    Sri Chinmoy on the basics of meditation

    Sri Chinmoy offers suggestions on the basics of meditation, such as correct sitting posture, eye position, how to breathe and purify the breath. Sri Chinmoy also explains two different ways of silencing the mind. This video will be very useful for any beginner to meditation.

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  • Thoughts on meditation by Devashishu

    Thoughts on meditation by Devashishu

    Devashishu Torpy has been a student of Sri Chinmoy since 1977. In this video, he talks about some of the essential aspects of meditation he has learnt from his meditation teacher. Devashishu has given classes in many cities around the world and here he shares some insights from his experiences of offering meditation courses.

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  • Meditations in Davos 1987

    Meditations in Davos 1987

    This is a clip of Sri Chinmoy meditating at the start and end of a seven-hour Concert in the Swiss village of Davos. During the concert, Sri Chinmoy performed on a variety of musical instruments, including some he played on for the first time. The concert occurred on May 27 1987. Filmed by kedarvideo Switzerland

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  • Sri Chinmoy: Samadhi

    Sri Chinmoy: Samadhi

    A rare historical 16mm film from the 1970s shows Sri Chinmoy in meditation at his home in Queens, NY.

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  • Sri Chinmoy compares meditation with the mind and the heart

    Sri Chinmoy compares meditation with the mind and the heart

    Sri Chinmoy compares meditation with the mind and the heart in an answer to a journalist in Iguassu Falls, Brazil, 2000.

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  • Meditation basics with Sri Chinmoy – posture, eyes, breathing, visualization

    Meditation basics with Sri Chinmoy – posture, eyes, breathing, visualization

    In this video, Sri Chinmoy explains the basics of meditation: posture, eyes, correct breathing, etc. He also advises some visualization exercises for before starting meditation, such as offering goodwill to humanity.

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