On March 31, 1985, ecxactly 30 years ago, spiritual master Sri Chinmoy (1931-2007) gave his first big concert in the Zurich Hallenstadion, a prestigious hall, where normally large sports events, musicals or pop concerts take place. Sri Chinmoy transformed the hall into a vessel of spiritual manifestation. About 6000 seekers from all over Europe attended the performance that was divided into three parts an lasted for more than three hours. The motto: “Humanity’s Perfection-Dance in God’s Heart-Garden”. Sri Chinmoy often meditated between the different instruments. Enjoy this historical recording. Length: 2:07 h. It is also available as a DVD. All together more than 100 DVD’s on Sri Chinmoy’s life are available from kedarvideo, see: srichinmoydvd.wordpress.com. And these were the original tickets:
To commemorate this event, the Zurich disciples of Sri Chinmoy organize a special concert in a Zurich church tonight playing and singing the music of Sri Chinmoy.
On March 27th, the international Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run finished their run in Cabo Verde. TCV also broadcasted an interview with Patrício Rodrigues from the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team and famous runner Jorge Pina. More pictures of the run on www.peacerun.org.
Five members of the Sri Chinmoy Centre attended the Pioneer Park on Saturday March 21 to dedicate Bridgetown, Australia, as a Peace-Blossom town. The Peace Blossom Programme was founded by humanitarian Sri Chinmoy as a way for people to express their support for world peace. “The peace-song is the only song that this world of ours has not yet been able to sing perfectly,” he once said. Hoping to inspire a solution, the growing Peace Blossom programme incorporates over 150 countries and 800 significant states, cities, natural wonders and man-man structures. To become a Peace-Blossom town, leaders declare their support and a plaque ceremony celebrating peace is held. The town then becomes part of a global network of Peace-Blossoms offering a daily reminder of the importance of inner and world peace. Councillor Julia Boyle gave an opening speech and the peace torch was lit and passed around, followed by a choir performance after the unveiling of the plaque.
German disciple Dinesh, his brother Pramodan (both built many musical instruments for Sri Chinmoy) are joined by a group of international musicians, forming “Dinesh’s Yoga- and Mantra-Band”. They have now created their own website with many pictures of performances world-wide, concert posters and audio samples. You can check out the site here: dineshsband.de. If you are performing the music of Sri Chinmoy and also have a website, please let us know and we will gladly give the link to our blog readers.
The DAIBUTSU, the great Buddha statue in Kamakura, Japan, is featured in this short video, one of the most popular films on my vimeo channel. Sri Chinmoy visited the site many times and even gave concerts at the foot of the monumental sculpture. I was also personally very moved when I stand in front of it the first time. By the way, Sri Chinmoy said that this statue represents the consciousness of the Buddha far better than all other statues worldwide. This video was also chosen as “Staff Pick” by vimeo. Enjoy!
When Sri Chinmoy visited China in 2004/2005 he created a special series of paintings in the typical long vertical format. The session took place on January 1st, 2005 in Qingdao. Used colors were acrylics and the famous Chinese Black Ink. Enjoy the flow of creation, accompanied by traditional Chinese music. Length: 1:06 h. Filmed and edited by Kedar Misani, kedarvideo Switzerland.
Sri Chinmoy’s aphorisms and artwork are currently on display on light boxes in various subway stations in Kiev. See also this video on youtube.
31 poems by Sri Chinmoy on the heart, recited by himself. In the second part of the video you will find excerpts of meditations, taken from kedarvideo’s meditation compilations. Enjoy!