On August 27, 2001, Sri Chinmoy (1931-2007) celebrated his 70th birthday in Jamaica, Queens, NY, and gave many special concerts, among them performing on 70 instruments. Watch the highlights in this video. Length: 1:08:20 h. Filmed and edited by kedarvideo, Switzerland.
Ukranian Samunnati Nataliya Lehonkova (34), a student of Sri Chinmoy, has won the women’s race of the 2017 SSE Airtricity Dublin City Marathon on Sunday, October 29, 2017. She was the first woman home, crossing the line in a time of 2.28.57 h, a new personal record.
Leave the mark of your light, not a scar on the Earth. Video uploaded on YouTube by “Soul Ascension Healing Arts”.
Yesterdy afternoon, Snatak’s music group ONENESS-DREAM performed at the Frikirkjan Church in Reykjavik. It was a selection of 40 songs in English by Sri Chinmoy. The next big tour of the group is scheduled for April 2018 in the Czech Republic. Photo by Kedar Misani
Today the short film SEEKER by Sanjay was featured in the Nordic House in Reykjavik as part of a Film Festival. After screening the film, the main character, Snatak, who was present, was invited to come to the stage and conduct a Q&A session with the help of Nirbasha. The final question of the audience was: “Where can we learn more about Sri Chinmoy” and Snatak’s answer: “Speak with me and will tell you everything.”
Ashrita Furman, a 62-year-old Guinness world record champion, set a new record in Queens, New York, Aug. 27, when he created the world’s largest crayon in honor of his guru and late Indian spiritual leader Sri Chinmoy. The blue crayon, which has “Happy Birthday Sri Chinmoy” inscribed across it, is 17 feet and 5 inches long and has a diameter of 18 inches (46 cm). An international team of ten friends helped Furman in pouring the hot wax and color in a mold. The crayon weighs about 2,000 pounds (900 kg).
Furman, manager of a New York-based health food store, dedicated the new Guinness World Record to his Indian-born meditation teacher, stating: “Our teacher came from India to inspire joy in other people. He created thousands of soul bird drawings with crayons in various colors to convey the joy experienced in meditation to others. With tremendous gratitude, we are honoring what would be Sri Chinmoy’s 86th birthday with the world’s largest crayon.” Furman has set more than 600 official Guinness World Records since 1979 and currently holds more than 190 standing records, including the official record for the most records held at the same time by an individual, according to a press release. As a teenager, Furman became inspired by Sri Chinmoy’s philosophy of self-transcendence. Sri Chinmoy, added the press release, also set many world records, such as composing 21,000 songs, writing 1,600 books, creating thousands of paintings during his lifetime, and writing 1,301 poems in 24 hours, among others. Furman attributed his success at breaking records to meditation, which he learnt from Sri Chinmoy and has been practicing daily for over 40 years. Meditation, he said, helps him keep his childlike spirit and the mental and physical power which is needed to continuously set new world records.
Other Guinness World Records set by Furman include balancing a pool cue on finger for the longest continuous distance (7 miles 220 feet) in front of the pyramids in Egypt, racing against a Yak in Mongolia to set the one-mile sack-racing record, and underwater pogo stick jumping for 3 hours 40 minutes in the Amazon River in Peru.
The Subramaniam Academy of Performing Arts (SaPa) invited the Peace Run to India to spend a week visiting schools in Bangalore. The runners had wonderful experiences visiting students and teachers, as well as seeing the incredible sights of India. We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to Bindu and Ambi Subramaniam for organizing the school visits with the invaluable assistance of their teams, including Chithkala, Prasanth, Vivek and many others (including Mahati!). We would also like to congratulate and thank both Dr. L Subramaniam and Kavita Krishnamurti Subramaniam, both recipients of the Torch-Bearer Award.
In 1980 Sri Chinmoy ran the 47-mile race for the 2nd time with a time of 11:27 h, which transcended his time from the previous year. Utpal Marshall also ran the race that night for the 3rd time. He was able to complete the race in 6:19 h and then get out his film camera to record this footage.
Relax and and enjoy the beauty of the sea around Honolulu. Soundtrack by Parichayaka Hammerl; filmed and produced by kedarvideo, Switzerland.