About Sri Chinmoy

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Sri Chinmoy is a meditation teacher, athlete, artist, author, poet, composer, musician, philosopher, and a humanitarian. He was born in East Bengal in 1931. From 1944 to 1964 he lived in the Sri Aurobindo Ashram where he immersed himself in meditation, sports, writing, and the ancient traditions of Yoga. In 1964 Sri Chinmoy came 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.

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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. 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 Peace Run, a world wide 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, educational, and toy supplies to children in over 120 countries.

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