30 years ago: The big Cologne Peace Concert

On March 24, 1984, Sri Chinmoy offered his first major PEACE CONCERT, entitled “God’s Beauty in His Oneness-Home”, in which 8,000 seekers from all over Europe attended. It took place in the Kölner Sporthalle in Cologne, Germany, and tickets were free.  I recently discovered a VHS recording of the event which I would like to share with the you in full length. It is also available as a DVD in a Pal and NTSC version, produced by kedarvideo, Switzerland. During his lifetime, spiritual teacher Sri Chinmoy offered more than 770 free concerts worldwide, performing at such venues as the Royal Albert Hall in London; Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and the United Nations Headquarters in New York; Tokyo’s Nippon Budokon; and the Sydney Opera House.

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The Poster of the famous Cologne Concert

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Today marks the 39th anniversary of Sri Chinmoy’s big Peace Concert odyssey with a major performance at the Sporthalle in Cologne, Germany. Thousands of people came to this event from all over Europe and what is most important Sri Chinmoy himself considers this concert as his best and most favourite. I am happy that I still have an original poster of this concert which was entitled “Peace: God’s Beauty in His Oneness-Home” and above all it is signed by the master himself. I am also happy that RadioSriChinmoy just released a 52-minutes audio summary of this historical concert featuring performances on the flute, cello, esraj, harmonium (with singing) and his dedication to Germany.