Ravi Shankar (1920-2012)

The greatest Indian sitar player of his time Ravi Shankar passed away on December 11, 2012. He was born in 1920 in Varanasi, India, to Bengali parents and went on to achieve worldwide acclaim as a virtuoso musician. Through his music he opened the door to Indian culture and spirituality in the West. He first met Sri Chinmoy in 1973 in New York and the two spent hours together conversing in their native Bengali language. They had a profound respect for one another and, in 2002, as a mark of deep friendship, Ravi Shankar and his daughter Anoushka offered a private concert for Sri Chinmoy and his students. Read more...


Jesse Owens and Sri Chinmoy – Two Champions of Peace

by Animesh Harrington

There is a certain indefinable feeling about visiting an Olympic stadium. Home to an entire era of sporting glories, it holds within its walls the essence of the athletic aspirations of its time, that words alone can never express. The stands are now empty, the track is bare, there are no flags waving or cheers to be heard, yet the Olympic feeling lives on, in treasured memories of inspired deeds; in powerful images of men and women who ran like gods, who sacrificed all and won, taking humanity a little closer to the skies. Read more


Sri Chinmoy Visits the Governor of Puerto Rico

by Agni (Mr. José Luis Casanova)

When you pay a visit to the Governor, what do you go to see? A politician, an executive officer. Now, when you visit Governor Ferré of Puerto Rico, in addition to the executive and the politician you will find the artist, the philosopher, the engineer and the philanthropist. Fluent in three languages – Spanish, French and English – he has a very profound culture and a deep-felt interest in human needs and endeavours – not only the outer needs for food and shelter, clothing and diversion, but also the profound and most compelling needs of the human soul for peace, love, contentment and beauty. Read more


The King of Surakarta and Sri Chinmoy Reunite

by Dr. Agraha Levine

Throughout the ages, great spiritual Masters have come to earth to offer humanity an opening to the Supreme’s secret and sacred Works. But even for the greatest of spiritual teachers, rare it is that their inner divine workings are made clear for all to see, to experience and to claim as their very own. Such a most extraordinary event took place in early December of 2003 when Sri Chinmoy travelled to the heart of the beautiful verdant island of Java – to Solo, capital of the ancient Mataram Kingdom. Read more


Two God-Lovers: Don Pablo Casals and Sri Chinmoy

by Agni (Mr. José Luis Casanova)

The early autumn evening was warm and all nature was standing still. The Casals’ house, sitting on top of a hill, has a bird’s-eye view of the city. As soon as Sri Chinmoy and a small group of his students arrived, they were shown in by Mrs Martita Casals. Decoration, although sober, was done with extremely good taste and warmth. The cello was sitting in the centre of the room all by itself, like the king that it is. Read more