“There are countless people on earth who do not believe in the inner strength or inner life. They feel that the outer life is everything. I do not agree with them. There is an inner life; there is spirit…”
Sri Chinmoy (1931-2007)
Sri Chinmoy – meditation teacher, athlete, artist, author, poet, composer, musician, philosopher, humanitarian, yogi, but before everything else, a spiritual guide to his students in many countries around the globe, inspiring them to harmonize the discipline of inner silence with the dynamism of the outer life activities.
He was born in East Bengal (now Bangladesh) in 1931. From 1944 to 1964 he lived in Sri Aurobindo Ashram where he immersed himself in meditation, sports, writing, and the ancient traditions of Yoga. In 1964 Sri Chinmoy followed an inner command to come to the United States to share the spiritual wisdom of the East with aspiring seekers in the West. Until passing away in 2007, Sri Chinmoy dedicated himself to promoting global harmony and individual self-transcendence.
Sri Chinmoy’s life was an expression of boundless creativity. His vast output spans the domain of music, poetry, painting, literature, sports, and includes the tireless promotion of international goodwill through the qualities of the heart. In 1970, at the request of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Sri Chinmoy founded a program at the United Nations in New York which offers meditations for world harmony, interfaith programs and cultural activities for UN delegates, staff members and special guests. In 1987 he founded the biannual World Harmony Run, a six-continent torch relay that has involved millions of people and is fostering a culture of universal oneness and kindness, especially among the youth. In 1991 he established a non-profit humanitarian aid organization called The Oneness-Heart-Tears and Smiles, which actively sends medical, pharmaceutical and educational supplies to over 120 countries.
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- Sri Chinmoy Library
- Sri Chinmoy TV
- Radio Sri Chinmoy
- Sri Chinmoy Centre
- Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team
- Sri Chinmoy Inspiration (Yahoo group)
- World Harmony Run
- Oneness-Heart-Tears and Smiles
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