827 Hungarian children sing peace songs

On October 21, 2019, 827 children (between 7-19 years old) from 23 schools in Pécs and the surrounding area sang at the famous Kodály Center – one of the best music halls in Hungary – 15 peace songs in Bengali and English by Sri Chinmoy, accompanied by the ensemble “Mountain-Silence” in honor of the United Nations International Day of Peace. At the end all the children – the whole audience – gave a standing ovation, clapping and thrumming enthusiastically. As an “encore” the children sang two songs once more with great joy and enthusiasm.

The next big project will be a similar group of children but coming from many places around the world. The event is planned for the 30th of October 2020 in Győr. If you have ideas to realize this event or want to participate please contact: kinga.csornay@gmail.com.

 

Spiritual Qualities in Art Form

Since 1974 Sri Chinmoy was a prolific modern artist with the emphasis of creating artwork that comes from the heart and not from the mind. Thus, he called his paintings “Jharna-Kala” which is the Bengali word for “Fountain-Art”. On one occasion he concentrated on spiritual qualities and translated them into art. Watch this video which I made during an exhibition in Manhatten in April 2002. Flute music by Sri Chinmoy.

 

A most powerful sound

If you do not want to listen to all 15 episodes of the recent ONENESS-DREAM tour through the Czech Republic, I recommend you this one. We were in the Humbrecht Castle, where the sound was exceptionally deep and full. In fact this is my favourite concert. Btw by end of the month all 15 concert videos will be uploaded on vimeo. And here are the singers in front of the building:

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Sri Chinmoy’s piano play August 27, 2002

Sri Chinmoy (1931-2007) played on many pianos throughout the world and each time made unique musical creations which were powerful and soulful at the same time. This video brings you to NY, more precisely to the “Aspiration-Ground” of the master where he played the instrument at his 71st birthday on August 27, 2002. Filmed by kedarvideo, Switzerland.

Sri Chinmoy at the Oslo University

In June 2001 spiritual teacher Sri Chinmoy (1931-2007) and many of his students from around the world visited the Norwegian capital for a full Peace Week. Among them was the inauguration of a Peace Flame sculpture, an art exhibit and poetry reading at the City Hall in Oslo, a talk and concert at the Oslo University and various lifting ceremonies. This video covers the concert at the Oslo University. Filmed by kedarvideo, Switzerland.

Peace Run 2017 in Timor-Leste

We had three days of unbelievable Peace Run events in Timor-Leste. The President of Timor’s Parliament hosted runners from 10 countries. The Prime Minister helped launch the Run on the first day and great freedom fighter, former President and former Prime Minister Banana Gusmão joined with over 1000 Timorese in carrying the torch through the streets of Dili.