On the weekend of Jan, 30/31st, 2016, a big championship of paragliders happened in front of Sri Chinmoy’s statue, in Niterói, Brazil. The statue is located in the City Park (Parque da Cidade), where the ‘birdmen’ jumped. The sky was brightly blue and the wind perfect. The amazing atmosphere of sport and beauty made the place just perfect to have Sri Chinmoy’s blessings from behind. – Bhumika
An international all-male a cappella choir, “Oneness-Dream” present songs of Sri Chinmoy, this time in the Basilica of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Valletta, Malta on January 16th, 2016. Filmed and edited by Kedar Misani.
Sri Chinmoy saw music as a pure language of the heart, a pathway to meditation, an expression and revelation of the Divine. His songs, flowing from the depths and heights of meditation, were composed spontaneously, and are unadorned with harmony or accompaniment – just the purity, beauty, simplicity, intimacy and immediacy of word and melody. For Sri Chinmoy, all faiths are branches of one life-tree. In addition to his own words, he has set music to sacred texts from Christian, Buddhist and Hindu traditions. “Oneness-Dream” celebrate this oneness-in-diversity by singing in places of worship of all faiths around the world, these sacred places the perfect setting for songs of pure devotion to the highest and inmost we all share.
The members of “Oneness-Dream” are disciples of Sri Chinmoy, following his spiritual path of meditation and service. None are professional musicians. The members come from many countries and range in age from their 20s to their 60s. “Oneness-Dream” have recorded two CDs – In Vastness-Peace (2011), from a tour of the churches of Iceland; and In Oneness-Light (2012), sung in the temples and pagodas of Myanmar.
More info: onenessdream.org
On September 13, 1991 Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the University of Illinois in Chicago with over 7,000 people. The video by Sukantika remembers this performance.
Since 1986, many significant landmarks around the globe – from natural wonders over objects to entire nations – have been dedicated to peace as part of the Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossoms programme. This clip shows Sri Chinmoy at the inauguratiuon of a Peace Train in Sicily in the year 1991. I remembered being there and saw how Sri Chinmoy enjoyed being in the driver’s seat of the train. In his childhood he dreamed of being a train conductor. Filmed and edited by Kedar Misani.
Sri Chimnoy was unique among spiritual Masters in demonstrating that sports can play a vital role in the life of a spiritual seeker. Himself a life long athlete, Sri Chinmoy encouraged his students to take seriously, both the challenges of the inner life, and the opportunities for self-transcendence offered by participation in sport. This short film looks back at the period in his life when he was to physically train and compete in distance running events. A film by Utpal Marshall.
The Impossibillity Challengers were held on the 14th of November 2015 with many different stunning World Records, Personal Records and Guinness Word Records. This is an annual event, organized by the international Sri Chinmoy Centres and the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team. Video by Samalya Schäfer.