Om the spot: where to go to meditate

PUBLISHED : Friday, 17 February, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 17 February, 2006, 12:00am

There are many places in Hong Kong offering meditation, with groups in English and Cantonese for all ages and religions. Some are free or work on a donation basis.

{bull}Vajradhara Buddhist Meditation Centre 21 Tai Wong Street East, Wan Chai. Donations. Classes in English or Cantonese. Inquiries: 2507 2237

{bull}Brahma Kumaris Raja Yoga Centre 17 Dragon Road, Tin Hau, or 9G Golden Crown Court, 72 Nathan Road, TST. Free foundation course in Raja yoga meditation on Mondays (Cantonese), and Thursdays (English), 7pm. Inquiries: 2806 3008

{bull}New Age Shop has guided meditation classes with Christine Amala Hayes every Wednesday at 7.15pm. $100. Reservations necessary. Inquiries: 2810 8694

{bull}Art of Living Foundation runs regular courses on its Kriya breathing technique, with free mid-week lessons in the Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central. Inquiries:

{bull}Hong Kong Vipassana Meditation Centre Lot 7A, Section 3, Ngai Yuen New Village, Hang Tau, Sheung Shui. 10-day free courses. Inquiries: 2671 7031