Ottawa Meditation

Established in 1971

Music for Meditation 

Vocal & Instrumental Performances featuring the meditative music of Sri Chinmoy


Call 613-232-2387 for location details





Challenging Impossibility

A Journey From Inner Peace To Outer Strength
- What role can inner peace play in life? Can it help us combat age, fatigue and depression?

Peace advocate and spiritual leader Sri Chinmoy believed it could. In fact, he had so much faith in the power of inner peace that he dedicated his life to demonstrating that peaceful people could lead to a peaceful world.  Through a dazzling variety of activities from art, literature and music to diplomacy, meditation and humanitarian aid he fostered peace amongst individuals in the hope that it would inspire nations to peace.

In 1985 he transformed this philosophy of rapt introspection into a powerful challenge to impossibility.
At the age of 54 he took up weightlifting. Over the ensuing years his achievements didn’t lessen, rather with age came increased strength.

This 28-minute short film features bodybuilding and strength legends Bill Pearl, Frank Zane, Hugo Girard, Mike Katz and Dan Lurie as well as nine-time Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis. Challenging Impossibility also features music by Explosions in the Sky and Arvo Pärt as well as appearances by Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, Sting and Susan Sarandon.


Meditation Classes

All classes free of charge

Themes for the classes will include:  basics of learning to meditate, mantra and chanting, meditation and sports, the inner guide, path to inner happiness and music and meditation.  The aim of these classes is to introduce basic meditation techniques, offer inspiration to deepen one's personal meditation practice, as well as provide an opportunity, for those interested, to meditate as part of a spiritual community.

For registration, dates and location information please call:   613-232-2387  You can also use our Contact US form to send us a message.




 Sri Chinmoy in Ottawa

During his many visits to Ottawa, Sri Chinmoy offered university lectures, free concerts, art exhibits and silent meditations for world peace. In 1994, a stirring exhibit of his one million ‘Peace-Bird’ drawings was held in a gallery in the Byward Market.

In 1999, he performed on over 30 different musical instruments before an audience of 7,500 at a free Peace Concert at Scotiabank Place. Sri Chinmoy also offered two Peace Concerts on Parliament Hill for members of the House of Commons, the Senate and the diplomatic community.

An article entitled "Sri Chinmoy Answers", which offers Sri Chinmoy's spiritual wisdom to life's everyday questions,  is featured monthly in Ottawa's Tone Magazine.


Local Activities

Over the past 28 years, the Sri Chinmoy Centre of Ottawa has been offering meditation classes, music concerts, Jharna Kala art exhibits and other cultural events all free of charge.

The Sri Chinmoy Centre is an active contributor of clothing, medical and educational supplies, and food to nations worldwide through the Oneness-Heart-Tears and Smiles humanitarian service program.

We also sponsor weekly and annual Self-Transcendence races such as a 2 mile fun run every Saturday morning starting at 8:00 a.m. under the Laurier Ave. bridge, an annual 6, 12 & 24 Hour Race in September at the Louis-Riel Dome Facility and a new 6 & 12km Race at the Dows Lake Arboretum.  As well, the national welcoming ceremony for the Peace Run (global torch relay) is a biennial event in Ottawa. 


Enterprises and Cafes

Members of the Sri Chinmoy Centre of Ottawa own and operate several businesses in the city. These include Phulero Dola, a beautiful flower store in the World Exchange Plaza; the Peace Garden, a coffee shop in the Byward Market; Perfection-Satisfaction-Promise, a vegetarian restaurant in the University of Ottawa area;  The Garden of Light, offering yoga and meditation supplies has two locations on Bank Street (Old Ottawa South) and in Sandy Hill; and Blossom, a vegetarian cafe just off the corner of Elgin and Gilmour Streets in downtown Ottawa.






Contact Us

If you would like further information about the spiritual philosophy of Sri Chinmoy, free ongoing meditation classes or Self-Transcendence races, kindly call 613-232-2387.  You can also visit one of our several enterprises listed above or use our contact form to send us a message.

We look forward to hearing from you.