Sri Chinmoy’s First Visit to Australia

On February 28, 1976, Sri Chinmoy departed New York on an epic 10,000-mile journey across the globe. And after a series of gruelling flights over two continents and the vast Pacific Ocean he finally arrived in Perth, late in the evening on the first day of March, eager to begin his tour of Australia.

During his eleven-day stay, Sri Chinmoy gave talks at universities and met with prominent Australians in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Canberra. It was in Australia he played the esraj on television for the first time and learned to play the Western flute. He also found time to record music for two LP albums. Read a day-by-day account of this historic tour…