February

                 
                 
                   
 

 

  FEBRUARY 1ST

 

1973

The first ‘Sunrise Meditation’ recorded by Sri Chinmoy was broadcast on WNEW Radio in New York, USA.

 

1973

Sri Chinmoy delivered a talk, entitled ‘The Soul-Love Of The United Nations’, in the Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium at the United Nations in New York.

 

1976

An article on Sri Chinmoy’s seven-hour meditation (held Jan. 31) appeared in The New York Times.

 

1977

The Geneva United Nations Meditation Group was inaugurated in Geneva, Switzerland.

 

1980

Sri Chinmoy race-walked a solo marathon in 6:01:27 in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1980

Sri Chinmoy delivered a talk, entitled ‘Food And God’, in the Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium at the United Nations in New York.

 

1981
   FEBRUARY 1ST 1981      

Sri Chinmoy ran the Inspiration Marathon in Hampton, NH, USA, in a time of 5:22:11.

 

1992

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Public School 86 in Jamaica, New York, USA.

 

2001

Sri Chinmoy received the Heart of Iceland and Heart of Tanzania Awards.

 

2003

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert and lifted 26 people at the Sheraton Mirage on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

 

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 2ND

 

1973

Sri Chinmoy delivered a talk, entitled ‘Freedom’, at the United Nations in New York.

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy completed 208 poems in 22 hours.

 

1979
   FEBRUARY 2ND 1979      

Sri Chinmoy met with John Lindsay, Mayor of New York City, at the United Nations in New York.

 

1979
   FEBRUARY 2ND 1979      

Sri Chinmoy met with Jacob Javits, Senator from New York, at the United Nations in New York.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert and delivered a lecture, entitled ‘The Message Of Peace’, at Brown University, Providence, RI, USA.

 

1992

Sri Chinmoy composed the song ‘Yehudi Menuhin: O Soul-Smile Rare’ in anticipation of his meeting with the Maestro the next day.

 

1996

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park off the coast of Queensland in north-eastern Australia was dedicated as a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom.

 

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 3RD

 

1972

Sri Chinmoy delivered a talk, entitled ‘God: The Supreme Actor, World: The Divine Audience’, in the Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium at the United Nations in New York, NY.

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy gave a TV interview, which was later broadcast over cable television in New York.

 

1975

Sri Chinmoy completed 4,000 paintings.

 

1992
  FEBRUARY 3RD 1992   FEBRUARY 3RD 1992      

Sri Chinmoy met with legendary violinist Yehudi Menuhin at the Rihga Hotel in New York City, NY, USA. Earlier in the day, Sri Chinmoy composed the words and music to a song in the Maestro’s honour, ‘Yehudi Menuhin’ and set music to two of Yehudi Menuhin’s quotations: ‘I Have Never Resigned Myself’, and ‘My Life Has Been Spent In Creating Utopias’.

 

1993

An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s artworks opened at the Palace of Kings of Majorque in Perpignan, France.

 

2004

An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s artworks opened at the Agung Rai Museum in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.

 

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 4TH

 

1976

Sri Chinmoy delivered two lectures, entitled ‘Consciousness And Immortality’ and ‘Two God-Instruments’, at George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA.

 

1992

Sri Chinmoy lifted Vladamir Petrovsky, Director-General of the United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland.

 

1993

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert in East Elmhurst, New York, USA.

 

1993

Sri Chinmoy lifted Olympic decathlon champion Robert Zmelik from the Czech Republic.

 

2001

Sri Chinmoy received the Heart of Bangladesh, Heart of Czech Republic, and Heart of Zimbabwe Awards.

 

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 5TH

 

1977

Sri Chinmoy composed 7 songs dedicated to the United Nations.

 

1978
   FEBRUARY 5TH 1978      

Sri Chinmoy presented his 300 published books to the Harvard Divinity School Library, Cambridge, MA, USA; accepted by Dean Krister Stendahl.

 

1997

Sri Chinmoy gave a piano performance in honour of Franz Schubert’s 200th Birth Anniversary.

 

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 6TH

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Spirituality’, at Pace Memorial United Methodist Church, Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, USA.

 

1983

Sri Chinmoy ran the Inspiration Marathon in Hampton, NH, USA, in a time of 5:56:59.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy was a guest at the National Prayer Breakfast with President Ronald Reagan in Washington, DC, USA.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the US Department of Commerce Auditorium in Washington, DC, USA.

 

1990

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Public School 86 in Jamaica, New York, USA.

 

2001

Sri Chinmoy received the Heart of Slovakia Award.

 

2002

Sri Chinmoy lifted 33 individuals in Sabah, Malaysia.

 

2004

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert held in honour of Bali’s Hindu Kings, at the initiative of His Majesty King Sinoehoen Paku Buwono XII of Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia – Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.

 

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 7TH

 

1998

The first volume of Sri Chinmoy’s poetry project Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees was published.

 

2001

Sri Chinmoy received the Heart of New Zealand Award.

 

2006

Sri Chinmoy lifted Prince Dipokusumo and Princess Febri Haryu Apsari of Surakarta, Indonesia.

 

2007

Sri Chinmoy lifted 19 Buddhist monks and novices from Wat Chedi Luang and Wat Suan Doh on Wat Chang Kong Grounds in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

 

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 8TH

 

1981

Sri Chinmoy offered the opening meditation at San Blas Half-Marathon in Puerto Rico.

 

1992

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Public School 86 in Jamaica, New York, USA.

 

2001

Sri Chinmoy received the Heart of Peru Award.

 

2003
   FEBRUARY 8TH 2003      

Sri Chinmoy lifted 40-time English Channel Swimmer Alison Streeter, and her mother, at the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

 

2006

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert in Penang, Malaysia.

 

2006

Sri Chinmoy received the Yuri Gagarin Medallion from The Cosmonaut Federation of Russia.

 

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 9TH

 

1972

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Life And Death, Atman And Paramatman’, at Brown University in Providence, RI, USA.

 

1973

Sri Chinmoy delivered a talk, entitled ‘The Divine Mission’, at the United Nations in New York.

 

1975

Sri Chinmoy held his first 7-hour meditation in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1989

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert and delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Willingness’, at Columbia University in New York, NY, USA.

 

2007

Sri Chinmoy lifted 30 teachers and children from Dorkgnern Municipal School in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

 

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 10TH

 

1978

Sri Chinmoy met with Jorge Illueca, Ambassador of Panama to the United Nations, at the United Nations in New York.

 

1978

Sri Chinmoy began a series of lectures at universities in New York State beginning with a talk, entitled ‘I Pray’, at Columbia University, New York, NY, USA.

 

1979

Sri Chinmoy offered a concert at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, USA.

 

1988

Sri Chinmoy performed a piano improvisation and lifted his own bodyweight for Vision of Asia TV in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1990

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Public School 86 in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2000

The city of Unava in Gujarat, India, was declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom.

 

2004
   FEBRUARY 10TH 2004      

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert and received the Udayana University Medallion of Honour at Udayana University in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia.

 

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 11TH

 

1972

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Existence, Non-Existence, And The Source’, at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT, USA.

 

1976

Sri Chinmoy delivered three lectures – ‘Self-Discovery And World-Mastery’, ‘The World Within And The World Without’, and ‘Transcendence And Perfection’ – at George Washington University in Washington, DC, USA.

 

1977

Sri Chinmoy offered an impromptu talk during a visit to the United Nations Gift Center at the United Nations in New York.

 

1989

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the Heart-to-Heart Festival in Washington, DC, USA.

 

2004

Sri Chinmoy lifted Bali’s head Hindu priest, Ida Pedanda Nabe, and 21 notable Indonesians in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.

 

2005

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert in Nanjing, China.

 

2007

Sri Chinmoy lifted 23 monks and novices from Wat Chedi Luang, Wat Pra Sin and Wat Suan Dok, in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

 

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 12TH

 

1971

Sri Chinmoy delivered his first talk, entitled ‘Meditation: Self-Transcendence’, in the Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium at the United Nations in New York.

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy delivered a morning lecture, entitled ‘Freedom’, at Rackham Hall, University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI, USA.

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy delivered an afternoon lecture, entitled ‘Peace’, in the Ingman Room, Student Union at the University of Toledo in Toledo, OH, USA.

 

2002

Sri Chinmoy performed 51 Bengali songs, which he composed in 5 days in Sabah, Malaysia.

 

2004
  FEBRUARY 12TH 2004      

Sri Chinmoy received the Medal of Honour, the Cook Islands’ highest award, presented by Deputy Prime Minister Ngamau Munokoa in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.

 

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 13TH

 

1968

Sri Chinmoy began his Bhagavad Gita lecture series in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy delivered a morning lecture, entitled ‘Success And Progress’, at Halleck Building, Conference Room I, St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, IN, USA. Sri Chinmoy was introduced to the audience by Dr. John Philip Posey, Associate Professor of History and Director of Non-Western Core Programme.

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy delivered an afternoon lecture, entitled ‘Wisdom-Light’, in the Congress Room at Roosevelt University in Chicago, IL, USA.

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy delivered an evening lecture, entitled ‘Love And Perfection’, at Loyola University in Chicago, IL, USA.

 

1986

For the first time in 42 years Sri Chinmoy returned to his birthplace in Shakpura, Bangladesh.

 

1993

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Public School 101 in Forest Hills in New York, NY, USA.

 

1996

Sri Chinmoy held a farewell function for Siddhartha Shankar Ray, Ambassador for India to the USA, at Hunter College in New York, NY, USA.

 

2002

Sri Chinmoy lifted 112 people, breaking his own record for the number of people lifted in a single day, in Sabah, Malaysia.

 

2003

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the Watermark Hotel in Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.

 

2004

Sri Chinmoy lifted 49 people overhead, including the 7,000th person since he began his ‘Lifting Up the World with a Oneness-Heart’ programme in June, 1988, in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.

 

2007

Sri Chinmoy lifted 25 children and 2 teachers from the Sridon Chai Municipal School in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

 

2007

Sri Chinmoy lifted 8 Thai residents in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

 

2007

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

 

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 14TH

 

1973

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Kundalini Yoga: The Mother-Power’, at New York University in New York, NY, USA.

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Forward!’, in the Union Cinema, at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI, USA.

 

1975

Sri Chinmoy completed 347 paintings in 24 hours.

 

1981

Sri Chinmoy offered a concert at the Tempe Community Centre, in Tempe, AZ, USA.

 

1988

Sri Chinmoy met with Calvin Smith, former world-record holder for 100 metres, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2005

Sri Chinmoy lifted 11 people in Nanjing, China.

 

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 15TH

 

1981

Sri Chinmoy ran the 5K Sri Chinmoy Race in a time of 22 min. 29 sec., in Scottsdale, AZ, USA.

 

1992

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Public School 86 in Jamaica, New York, USA.

 

1998

Sri Chinmoy completed 27 seven-minute meditations to commemorate the completion of Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants.

 

2000

Agra (ancient Moghul capital and home of the Taj Mahal) was declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom in Uttar Pradesh, India.

 

2001

Sri Chinmoy received the Heart of Slovenia Award.

 

2006

Sri Chinmoy lifted 30 people in Langkawi, Malaysia.

 

2007

Sri Chinmoy lifted 20 people in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

 

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 16TH

 

1976

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture at Cape Cod Community College in Hyannis, MA, USA.

 

1977

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Meditation’, at the State University of New York in Stony Brook, NY, USA.

 

1991

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Buchman Hall in New York, NY, USA.

 

2000
  FEBRUARY 16TH 2000      

Sri Chinmoy lifted two 500-lb. dumbbells (a total of 1,000 lbs.) overhead simultaneously, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2001

Sri Chinmoy received the Heart of Mozambique and the Heart of Mongolia Awards.

 

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 17TH

 

1976

Sri Chinmoy first played the Indian esraj, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1977

Sri Chinmoy received a letter of greeting from Walter F. Mondale, Vice-President of the US.

 

1979

Sri Chinmoy delivered the keynote address, entitled ‘God, Prophet and Religion’, at the World Parliament of Religion and Culture, in Convocation Hall at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. Sri Chinmoy was invited to speak at the Parliament by Sree Sree Mentu Maharaj and the Universal Peace Mission.

 

1980

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘A Seeker’s Life’, at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, USA.

 

1980

An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s paintings was opened at Brown University in Providence, RI, USA.

 

1980

Sri Chinmoy donated 100 of his books to Brown University in Providence, RI, USA.

 

1989

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert and delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Silence Within, Sound Without’; and also lifted 7 dignitaries at Harvard University, in Cambridge, MA, USA.

 

1990

Sri Chinmoy was interviewed on national television ‘Alla Ricerce Dell’Arca’ in Rome, Italy.

 

1996

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert – later released on CD as The Beauty of a Oneness-Family-Home – at Public School 117 in Jamaica, New York, USA.

 

2001

Qatar was declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation.

 

2006

Sri Chinmoy met with Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Prime Minister of Malaysia, in Langkawi, Malaysia.

 

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 18TH

 

1972

Sri Chinmoy delivered a talk, entitled ‘Flame-Waves From The Upanishad-Sea, Part 1’, at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, USA.

 

1976

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Love Human, Love Divine, Love Supreme’, at the State University of New York in Purchase, NY, USA.

 

1977

A bronze bust of U Thant was presented to Sri Chinmoy by UN Under Secretary-General Robert Muller and sculptor Domenico Mazzone.

 

1987

Sri Chinmoy spontaneously improvised on a piano for 2½ minutes at Public School 86 in Jamaica, NY, USA. This was the precursor of his world-acclaimed piano performances.

 

1988
  FEBRUARY 18TH 1988   FEBRUARY 18TH 1988    

Sri Chinmoy performed piano improvisations at Public School 86 in Jamaica, NY, USA. The performance, marking Sri Chinmoy’s first piano anniversary, was recorded live and released as ‘Earth’s God-Hunger-Power-Tears’. Listen to the CD…

 

1989
  FEBRUARY 18TH 1989      

Sri Chinmoy celebrated his 13th anniversary of playing the esraj with a concert.

 

1990
  FEBRUARY 18TH 1990        
FEBRUARY 18TH 1990
 


Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert and organ performance at Meistersingerhalle in Nürnberg, Germany.

 


2001

Sudan was declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation.

 


2006

Sri Chinmoy lifted Russian musician Boris Grebenshikov and his wife Irina in Langkawi, Malaysia.

 


2006

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert in Langkawi, Malaysia.

 


2007
   FEBRUARY 18TH 2007   The words of a song composed for the occasion:
“Baby elephant, baby elephant, I love you.
You are Mother Earth’s achievement new.
Your father, your mother, strong, stronger, strongest
You are indeed cute, cuter, cutest.
I love, I love your sweet family.
You give my eyes and my heart purest glee.”
— Sri Chinmoy
 


Sri Chinmoy lifted a seven-month-old baby elephant weighing 701 lbs. using a standing calf-raise machine with shoulder platform, at Elephant Special Tours, in Mae Sopok, Chiang Mai Province, Thailand. The total weight of the lift, including apparatus, was 785 lbs.

 

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 19TH

 


1966

Sri Chinmoy gave a talk, entitled ‘My Puerto Rico’, under the auspices of the YMCA of Santurce, Puerto Rico.

 


1975

Sri Chinmoy completed 7,000 paintings in Jamaica, NY, USA. He completed the final 181 paintings in 2 hours.

 


1989

Sri Chinmoy performed piano improvisations at Progress-Promise in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 


1996

Sri Chinmoy met with the Japanese composer and concert pianist Masanobu Ikemiya in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 


1997

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Public School 86 in New York, NY, USA.

 


2000
   FEBRUARY 19TH 2000      


Sri Chinmoy lifted two 650-lb. dumbbells (1,300 lbs. in total) simultaneously, using both arms, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 


2004
   FEBRUARY 19TH 2004  

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Sri Chinmoy celebrated his 28th anniversary of playing the esraj with a concert – later released on a CD entitled Esraj: My Heart-Song.

 

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 20TH

 


1973

The first credit course was taught on Sri Chinmoy’s Philosophy at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT, USA.

 


1974

Sri Chinmoy delivered a morning lecture, entitled ‘Wisdom, Justice And Moderation’, at the Student Center Chapel, Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA, USA.

 


1974

Sri Chinmoy delivered an afternoon lecture, entitled ‘Hope And Life’, in the Foreign Student Lounge at Clemson University in Clemson, SC, USA.

 


1974

Sri Chinmoy delivered an evening lecture, entitled ‘Success, Failure And Progress’, at the Humanities Lecture Hall, in the University of North Carolina in Asheville, NC, USA.

 


1975
  FEBRUARY 20TH 1975   “The Presidency makes his own each and every one of the tributes that were motivated by the visit of this illustrious son of the world which honours and distinguishes the people of Puerto Rico and our Senate. His very presence is an inspiration to the Senate of Puerto Rico and to every Senator. His feet stepping on the land of Puerto Rico is also an inspiration to all men and women of our country. May we welcome this distinguished philosopher. May he be our spiritual brother and adviser in the Senate of Puerto Rico today. And when he leaves the Senate, may he take the Senate of Puerto Rico and all its members in his thoughts.” —Juan Cancel Ríos, Senate President (1972-1976)  
 

“As our Speaker has said, he is a man of extraordinary simplicity which denotes the highest knowledge of God ... I feel that the visit of this great Guru will tremendously benefit the country of Puerto Rico. Here at the Legislature I am sure love, understanding and brotherhood will be felt without any religious differences. I wholeheartedly join our Speaker in welcoming Sri Chinmoy and telling him that his presence has greatly honoured us.” — Ruth Fernández, Senator (1972-1976)

“I would like to bring to the attention of this Senate the fact that on this day we have the great privilege and honour of receiving the visit of a spiritual leader, whom I would not call a spiritual leader of India, but rather a spiritual leader of the world. ... I feel he is a person of profound simplicity, yet a great spiritual intensity radiates from his being.” — Hipólito Marcano, Senate Floor Leader (1972-1976)

 
 

Sri Chinmoy was honoured by the Senate of Puerto Rico in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

 


1975

Sri Chinmoy held a private meditation with Rafael Hernández Colón, Governor of Puerto Rico in Cayey, Puerto Rico.

 


1976

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Imagination, Inspiration, Aspiration And Realisation’, at Sir George Williams University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

 


1976

Sri Chinmoy composed the song ‘O My Australia’ during a bus trip in Canada, just ten days prior to commencing his first Australian lecture tour. The song was printed in New York and brought to Australia by Sri Chinmoy and distributed at his public lectures and meditations.

 


1978

An aphorism by Sri Chinmoy appeared in Forbes Magazine.

 


1980

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘A True Seeker’, at Columbia University in New York, NY, USA.

 


1983

Sri Chinmoy ran a solo marathon in 5:25:20 along Hempstead Turnpike in Long Island, NY, USA.

 


1987

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the State University of New York in Stony Brook, NY, USA.

 


1990
  FEBRUARY 20TH 1990      


Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert and lifted 31 people in Hannover, Germany.

 


1993

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the Flushing Jewish Center in Flushing, NY, USA.

 


2001

Sri Chinmoy received the Heart of Nepal Award.

 


2002

Sri Chinmoy offered a concert in honour of the birth anniversary of the Mother of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram (February 21st), in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 


2006
  FEBRUARY 20TH 2006        
FEBRUARY 20TH 2006
 


Sri Chinmoy offered a Piano Anniversary Concert in Langkawi, Malaysia.

 


2007

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Payap University in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

 

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 21ST

 


1973

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Prana And The Power Of The Chakras’, at New York University in New York, NY, USA.

 


1974

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘God’s Love’, at 9 a.m. in Baird Lounge at Berea College in Berea, KY, USA.

 


1974

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Self-Transcendence’, at 1:30 p.m. in the Student Center, University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN, USA.

 


1976

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Warriors Of The Inner World’, at the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

 


1988

Sri Chinmoy performed his first left-arm lift of 170 lbs., in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 


1990

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the Stadtsbibliothek in Berlin, Germany.

 


1990
  FEBRUARY 21ST 1990      


Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the ICC Kongresszentrum in Berlin, Germany.

 


1997

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Public School 86 in New York, NY, USA.

 


2007
   FEBRUARY 21ST 2007   “This lift by Sri Chinmoy is the reason my wife and I started the elephant camp 12 years ago, because he is showing that we can succeed at anything that is good for life on this planet.” — Owner of the Mae Taeng Elephant Park  


Sri Chinmoy lifted two baby elephants separately – the heaviest of which was a one-year-old calf weighing 969 lbs. (1,074 lbs. including platform) – using a standing calf-raise machine with shoulder platform, at the Mae Taeng Elephant Park, in Chiang Mai Province, Thailand.

 

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 22ND

 


1987
   FEBRUARY 22ND 1987    FEBRUARY 22ND 1987   “On hearing a recording of Sri Chinmoy’s debut performance: “It is ‘out of earth’ music. It is cosmic music, beyond this galaxy. Sri Chinmoy’s sense of harmony and rhythm is fantastic. You have to have the wisdom of the innermost Truth to play like this. Sri Chinmoy is doing what other musicians would like to but can’t because they are so moulded. His music is the ultimate!” — Milford Graves, jazz percussionist  


Sri Chinmoy performed his first public piano improvisation – ‘The Battle of Kurukshetra’ – at a Peace Concert at Buchman Hall in Manhattan, NY, USA. Read more…

 


1990

Sri Chinmoy offered his first Peace Concert in East Germany and lifted 13 people at Opernhaus Leipzig, in Leipzig, Germany.

 


1991

Sri Chinmoy received four awards from the International Association of Educators for World Peace – United Nations, NY.

 


1992
  FEBRUARY 22ND 1992      


Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Public School 86 in Jamaica, New York, USA. A cassette, entitled ‘Peace Blossoms’, of Sri Chinmoy singing 22 of the songs from the concert, was released in 1992. Listen to the recording...

 


2000

Macedonia was declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation.

 


2007
   FEBRUARY 22ND 2007    FEBRUARY 22ND 2007      


Sri Chinmoy lifted nine mature elephants, all weighing more than 4,000 lbs., including the heaviest elephant he ever lifted – an 8,046 lb. female carrying a mahout and the apparatus for a total of 8,622 lbs. – using a calf-raise machine with ground platform at the Mae Taeng Elephant Park, in Chiang Mai Province, Thailand.

 

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 23RD

 


1973

Sri Chinmoy delivered a talk, entitled ‘Who Are We?’, at the United Nations in New York.

 


1990
  FEBRUARY 23RD 1990   FEBRUARY 23RD 1990   FEBRUARY 23RD 1990  

 

 
    FEBRUARY 23RD 1990   FEBRUARY 23RD 1990    


Sri Chinmoy inaugurated a Peace Mile near the Berlin Wall in East Berlin, Germany.

 


1990

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert and lifted 19 people at the Kongresshalle in Berlin, Germany.

 


1991

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the Buchman Hall in New York, NY, USA.

 


2001

Sri Chinmoy received the Heart of Malta and the Heart of Malaysia Awards.

 


2001

The Seychelles was declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation.

 

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 24TH

 


1988

Sri Chinmoy recorded two TV interviews with Joel Martin, New York TV personality.

 


1989

An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s paintings opened in Stadtische, Ausstellung Halle Klingental in Basel, Switzerland.

 


1996

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Public School 86 in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 


1998
  FEBRUARY 24TH 1998   FEBRUARY 24TH 1998    

Sri Chinmoy cooking prasad for his students to mark the completion of his first 1,000 poems in his Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees series. It took him five hours, 20 minutes to prepare the dish.

 


2001

Sri Chinmoy received the Heart of Cook Islands Award.

 


2005

Sri Chinmoy performed on the Chinese erhu in a duet with legendary flautist Paul Horn in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 25TH

 


1976

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘What Does It Mean To Be Spiritual?’, at Columbia University in New York, NY, USA.

 


1984

Sri Chinmoy offered a 7-hour meditation for his 20 years in the West , in New York, NY, USA.

 


1990

Sri Chinmoy met with Karan Singh, Ambassador for India to the USA, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 


1992
  FEBRUARY 25TH 1992   FEBRUARY 25TH 1992    

Sri Chinmoy met with Maurice Strong, Secretary-General of the UN Conference on Environment and Development at the United Nations in New York, NY.

 


1995

Sri Chinmoy received the President’s Award from the Metropolitan Athletic Congress for his contributions to New York area running, in New York, NY, USA.

 


1999

Norway was declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation, in a motion signed by all seven national parliament leaders.

 


2000

The Indian state of Gujarat (home of Mahatma Gandhi) was declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom.

 

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 26TH

 


1975

Sri Chinmoy completed 10,000 paintings in 100 days in Jamaica, NY, USA. The final 1,000 paintings were completed in 21 hours.

 


1980

Sri Chinmoy delivered a talk, entitled ‘What Is It?’, in the Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium at the United Nations in New York.

 


1984

Sri Chinmoy gave a TV interview on WCBS ‘The Way To Go’ in New York, NY, USA.

 


1989
  FEBRUARY 26TH 1989      


Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert, an organ performance and a lecture, entitled ‘Concentration’, at Yale University in New Haven, CT, USA.

 


1993

Sri Chinmoy lifted Don Ritchie, ultra-distance runner, world-record holder for 100 mile and 100 km in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 


1997

Sri Chinmoy offered a special meditation at the United Nations Office of Project Services, at the United Nations in New York.

 


2001

Sri Chinmoy visited Russia for the first time at the invitation of President Gorbachev for his 70th birthday on March 2nd.

 

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 27TH

 


1974

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Compassion’, at 9 a.m. in Kendall Cram Room, Tulane University in New Orleans, LA, USA.

 


1974

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Love Human And Love Divine’, at 2 p.m. in Room 132, Jefferson Davis Campus, Mississippi Gulf Coast Junior College in Gulfport, MS, USA.

 


1974

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘The Human And The Divine’, at 8 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom, University of South Alabama in Mobile, AL, USA.

 


1980

Sri Chinmoy delivered a talk, entitled ‘Success-March And Progress-Flight’, in Conference Room 10 at the United Nations in New York.

 


1980

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘The Giver And The Receiver’, at Columbia University in New York, NY, USA.

 


1987

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Washington Irving High School in New York, NY, USA.

 


1988
  FEBRUARY 27TH 1990   FEBRUARY 27TH 1990    


Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert, with a performance on two pianos simultaneously using an electronic replay, at Buchman Hall in Manhattan, NY, USA. The performance was recorded live and released as ‘The Cries of the Unknown and the Smiles of the Unknowable’. Listen to the CD…

 


1993

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church in Forest Hills, NY, USA.

 


1997

Sri Chinmoy was interviewed on the cable TV programme ‘Father Tom and Religious Leaders’ in NY, USA.

 


1999

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Cirque D’Hiver in Paris, France.

 

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 28TH

 


1972

Sri Chinmoy delivered a talk, entitled ‘Flame-Waves From The Upanishad-Sea, Part 2’, at Fordham University in the Bronx, NY, USA.

 


1973

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Concentration, Meditation, Willpower And Love’, at New York University in New York, NY, USA.

 


1974

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Problems’, at 1:30 p.m. in The Chapel at Wheeling College, Wheeling, WV, USA.

 


1976

Sri Chinmoy left New York for his first visit to Australia. He gave 10 lectures in Perth, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Adelaide, which were later published in My Heart’s Salutation To Australia, Part 1 and Part 2.

 


1979
  FEBRUARY 28TH 1979      


Sri Chinmoy offered a concert at the Community Church of New York in New York, NY, USA.

 


1992

Sri Chinmoy attended the Mobil Games at Madison Square Garden to watch Carl Lewis compete in the long jump in New York, NY, USA.

 


1993

Sri Chinmoy was interviewed for the Literary Gazette (Moscow).

 


2001

Sri Chinmoy received the Heart of Ghana Award.

 

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 29TH  

 


1972
   FEBRUARY 29TH 1972   “Whoever speaks to me about you is all appreciation and I personally feel that you have been doing a most significant task for the United Nations. It has been a great privilege for me to see you. Please feel my sincere respect and concern for what you are doing for mankind.” — U Thant, Third Secretary-General of the United Nations  


Sri Chinmoy first met with U Thant, the third Secretary-General of the United Nations, at the United Nations in New York.

 


1980

Sri Chinmoy gave an inspirational talk, entitled ‘Hope’, about the late Secretary-General U Thant.

 


1992

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Public School 86 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of his first meeting with U Thant, in Jamaica, NY, USA.