Learn to Meditate

The Sri Chinmoy Centre offers meditation programs, always free. No donation is requested or expected. We wish to encourage individuals in their own journey of self-discovery.

Sri Chinmoy

Our programs and classes are inspired by the philosophy and teachings of Indian spiritual Teacher Sri Chinmoy.

Meditation is

Meditation is a language...a silent language that allows you to go within and experience the deeper, spiritual part of your being.

Free Meditation Classes

The Chicago Sri Chinmoy Centre offers free meditation classes as a community service. Our instructors are long-time students of spiritual teacher Sri Chinmoy. Each individual must ultimately define their own style/method of meditation. As such, during our programs you’ll learn many different techniques which you can then integrate into your own meditation practice.

New classes are offered regularly, usually (but not always) in the Roscoe Village neighborhood of Chicago. Each class series consists of one to four classes. Each class session builds on the previous session so your participation in all of the classes is encouraged.

We are also happy to speak with any group or organization about meditation. You can reach us at 773-248-8500 or fill out our contact form.

Our Next Classes

Learn to Meditate Program
Thursday, January 2, 7:30-9pm
Victory's Banner Books & Gifts
2135 W Roscoe St-Unit 1S
Chicago, IL 60618

Call 773-248-8500 to register or use "Contact Us" form

Please note: 2135 W Roscoe is the SW corner building of Roscoe and Hamilton.
Victory's Banner Books & Gifts is actually the 2nd door south on Hamilton.


Learn to Meditate Series

Saturday, January 11,  2-4pm
Sunday, January 12, 2-4pm
Saturday, January 18, 10am-12pm
Sunday, January 19, 2-4pm
Saturday, January 25, 2-4pm
Sunday, January 26, 4-6pm
Saturday, February 1, 2-4pm
Sunday, February 2. 2-4pm

Oak Park Public Library
834 Lake Street
Oak Park, IL 60301


Meet our instructors

Pradhan Balter

A native of New York, Pradhan moved to Chicago shortly after he became a student of Sri Chinmoy 49 years ago. His entertaining, inspiring teaching style makes meditation easily accessible. He has lectured across the United States and in over 30 countries on the full spectrum of meditation and the importance of meditation in daily life.

Sukantika Donovan

Sukantika began meditating with the goals of quieting her overactive mind as well as learning to be genuinely happy. Within her first month of daily meditation, she began to experience a deep sense of satisfaction and joy; she never turned back. Sukantika loves to offer personalized classes to assist students in making progress toward their individual goals.

Ranganath Carnahan

Ranganath has been a student of Sri Chinmoy for 47 years. An internationally-known artist for 35 years, and originally based in Santa Barbara, he now lives in Chicago. In his classes Ranganath emphasizes the spiritual journey through meditation and other disciplines.