Upcoming free classes in 2018:

There are still places left for the Festival! Please come to the Mirror Centre on Saturday morning and/or Monday evening.

A free three-day workshop and introduction into the world of meditation.

Topics include:
* Concentration and breathing exercises
* Inner peace and self-acceptance
* Discipline & daily meditation
* Listening to your inner voice
* Music & Mantra’s

Friday October 19th, 20:00 – 22:00
Let’s Meditate Amsterdam

Saturday October 20th, 11:00 – 13:00
Sport & Meditation: the path to extreme health

Monday October 22nd, 20:00 – 22:00
The inner journey

Location: Mirror Centre, Ter Gouwstraat 3, Amsterdam (near Muiderpoortstation)

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The Amsterdam Meditation Festival is a free 3-day workshop about meditation and conscious living.

The event is followed up by a free 4-week meditation course on Tuesday and Thursday nights.

Friday October 19th, 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Let’s Meditate Amsterdam
(English spoken)

A workshop full of practical meditation exercises, such as visualisations, meditation on music and mantra’s. Immerse yourself in a flow of inner peace, silence, power and harmony. Turn off your thoughts, open your heart, experience your soul.

“Music helps the spiritual seeker to go deep within to get the utmost satisfaction from life, from truth, from reality.”  -Sri Chinmoy

Meditation music‘He Gurudev‘ performed by Ashru Dhara.

Saturday October 20th, 11 a.m. –  1 p.m.
Sport and meditation: the path to extreme health
(English spoken)

When you align body and soul you open the gates to a source of infinite energy. In this lecture Abhinabha Tangerman and Pradeep Hoogakker explore the secrets to extreme health and how these help to transcend yourself both in sports and in life. Learn how Pete Jacobs became the world champion in triathlon by focusing on love, the role visualisation plays in achieving athletic goals and meet the man who ran 5000 kilometers in 52 days.

Abhinabha Tangerman has been meditating for 22 years under the guidance of his Guru Sri Chinmoy. He is an avid marathon runner with a personal best of 2:27 and integrates his meditation in his athletic career. In daily life Abhinabha is a journalist, writer, guitarist and singer.

Pradeep Hoogakker particated twice in the longest certified road race in the world, the Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race (5000 kilometers). In 2011 he finished this Mount Everest among the ultramarathons in 52 days, burning through 12 pairs of shoes and covering almost 100 kilometers every day.

Monday October 22nd, 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.
The inner journey
(English spoken)

How to use meditation to become a more balanced, peaceful and happy person? And how to integrate this ancient method into our fast-paced 21st century lives?  A practical workshop on how to develop the skills, patience and discipline to become a succesfull meditator.

This lecture and workshop also marks the beginning of our 4-week meditation course. Each Tuesday and Thursday night at 8 p.m. we offer classes to help you in your meditation journey and in strengthening your practice with experienced meditation teachers.

More about our free 4-week meditation classes:

Topics offered during the classes:

  • Concentration exercises to calm and focus the mind
  • Silent meditation on the spiritual heart
  • Practical exercises and techniques
  • Meditation on music
  • Singing mantra’s and spiritual songs
  • The ABC’s of meditation (time, duration, location, etc.)
  • De role of the spiritual teacher or guru
  • Developing spiritual qualities like purity, simplicity and sincerity
  • Integrating meditation in a dynamic lifestyle
  • Individual meditation and group meditation

Sri Chinmoy believes spirituality can neither be bought nor sold. Meditation is a birthright. With that conviction we offer our meditation classes free of charge.

About our meditation classes

Our meditation classes take place two nights a week and last four weeks.

Meet our meditation teachers

Abhinabha Tangerman
Abhinabha has been meditating for over twenty years as a student of Sri Chinmoy and has given meditation classes for over fifteen years. In daily life he is a journalist and dedicated marathon runner.

Vapushtara Jongepier
Vapushtara is a meditation student of Sri Chinmoy since 1994. In daily life he is a piano tuner and technician. He also directs the Gandharva Loka Orchestra, an international choir and orchestra that performs Sri Chinmoy’s music worldwide.