Spiritual teacher and peace advocate Sri Chinmoy (1931-2007) was also a prolific writer, poet, artist and a great sportsman. In his youth he had a lot of success in the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry and later in the West he ran marathons, ultra distances, did biking and many other sports. Watch him practise the javelin on a meadow behind his tennis court in Jamaica, Queens. NY.
We are celebrating Sri Chinmoy’s 87th birthday with a meditation video from August 1991, 27 years ago. In the background you hear disciples singing Bengali songs by Sri Chinmoy.
In 1991 Sri Chinmoy inaugurated the ship “Astoria” in Frankfurt am Main as a “Friedensschiff” (Peace Ship). It is part of an international initiative of Sri Chinmoy to honor places and objects in the name of peace. Filmed by kedarvideo, Switzerland
58 participants participated in this year’s 27-h bicycle relay to celebrate Sri Chinmoy birthday anniversary on August 27. Discciples participating cycled 3974 km. Best performance made Vilas Silverton from Bristol with 306.9 km! The picture shows participants in Schlieren, Switzerland: Daniel, Andrej, Nikita and Kedar. The full list of results ou can find here: https://cycling.srichinmoyraces.org/
End of July there was a special open-air concert held in the river bed near the waterfall of Gibswil, Switzerland (about 1 hour drive from Zurich). It was organized by Anete from Zurich and performers were Alap & Lukas (flutes and drums) and Anete’s music group “Heart-Garden Birds”. In the background you could hear the waterfall which mingled nicely with the musicians. Alap & Lukas improvised on their instruments and the girls’ music group performed melodies of Sri Chinmoy. Kedar was filming the event.
The “Sri Chinmoy Cycling Challenge – International Month of Cycling, June 2018” ended on Saturday with a total distance of over 67’670 km and 187 participants from 22 countries. Puskala from Frankfurt, Germany, won with an amazing total of 3352 km, followed by Prabhata from Salzburg/Frankfurt with 2821 km and third was Kedar from Zurich, Switzerland with 2543 km. Among the women Mirela from Zagreb was first (1340 km), Sananada from Vienna second (968 km) and Sushuti (846 km). Thanks to Vandaniya we could check the results on the Sri Chinmoy Cicling website during the whole month. And here are all the results: https://cycling.srichinmoyraces.org and pictures: https://cycling.srichinmoyraces.org/
Today the Zurich Centre had an inauguration meditation with the second copy of Shilpa Taru’s sculpture of Sri Chinmoy. It is hoped that a permanent public location will be found.
Piano performance of Sri Chinmoy during his August birthday celebrations in August 2004 in Jamaica, Queens, NY. Filmed by kedarvideo, Switzerland.
On August 16, 2003 Sri Chinmoy lifted Rev. Daniel Deane as part of the “Lifting Up the World with a Oneness-Heart” program and gave this open-air concert for him on the “Aspiration-Ground”, Sri Chinmoy’s private former tennis court and then favorite location for all his activities, meditations and concerts. Filmed and edited by kedarvideo, Switzerland.
The “Oneness-Dream” choir visited churches and monasteries in the Zlin and Prague region in late April of 2018. 10 disciples performed 40 songs by Sri Chinmoy on the mother aspect. And now the highlights of all 15 performances are online on my vimeo channel: