July

 

                     
                     
                   
 

 

  JULY 1ST

 

1971

Sri Chinmoy delivered a talk, entitled ‘Spirituality: The Fount Of World Peace’, in the Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium at the United Nations in New York, NY.

 

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘The Inner Hunger’, at Trinity College, Dublin University in Dublin, Ireland.

 

 

1974
  JULY 1ST 1974   “I have been reading your book, The Garland of Nation-Souls, which I like very much. I, too, believe in meditation ... I really believe that in these days of turmoil and strife, we all need something like meditation ... You know, we have tried teaching something about this in our schools, but the only people who have made a real effort to teach this idea have been people from the East, such as yourself.” — Erskine Childers, President of Ireland (1974-1975)  

Sri Chinmoy met with Erskine Childers, President of Ireland, at the Presidential Palace in Dublin, Ireland.

 

 

1977
  JULY 1ST 1977      

Sri Chinmoy offered a concert – the first of 28 concerts given in July – at Woodrow Wilson Hall, Monmouth College, Asbury Park, NJ, USA. Sri Chinmoy also gave a spiritual talk:

I Pray, I Meditate 9:30 p.m. Monmouth College, Asbury Park, NJ, USA

This talk, the first of 100 lectures Sri Chinmoy delivered in 20 days, was later published in Everest-Aspiration Part 1.

 

 

1990

Sri Chinmoy lifted Michaela Von Habsburg, Archduchess and Princess of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, granddaughter of Emperor Karl and Empress Zita; and Eric Tehran Alba D’Antin, Duke of Alba, Spain, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

1990

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

1997

Sri Chinmoy observed the first ‘Grandfather’s Day’ in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

2003

Sri Chinmoy lifted Arif Mardin, 12-time Grammy Award-winning music producer, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

JULY 2ND

 

1977
Sri Chinmoy gave four spiritual talks:
Gratitude 5:30 a.m. Sri Chinmoy Centre, Jamaica, NY, USA
I Do Not Know 8:30 a.m. Jamaica High School Track, Jamaica, NY, USA
Dream 3:50 p.m. Bethpage State Park, Long Island, NY, USA
Security 4:38 p.m. Bethpage State Park, Long Island, NY, USA

These talks (nos. 2-5) were later published in Everest-Aspiration Part 1. Sri Chinmoy delivered a total of 100 lectures in 20 days.

 

 

1997

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

 

 

2005

Sri Chinmoy was selected to perform the daily ‘Changing of the Rose’ ceremony, symbolising the constant renewal of the peace process, at the National Palace, Peace Monument in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

 

 

2005

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the Grand Tikal Futura Hotel in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

 

 

JULY 3RD

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Fear In The Spiritual Life’, at Biblioteca Comunale in Milan, Italy.

 

 

1977
Sri Chinmoy gave two spiritual talks:
Theoretical Surrender
And Practical Surrender
8:37 a.m. Jamaica High School Track, Jamaica, NY, USA
Satisfaction 8:35 p.m. P.S. 86 High School, Jamaica, NY, USA

These talks (nos. 6 & 7) were later published in Everest-Aspiration Part 1. Sri Chinmoy delivered a total of 100 lectures in 20 days.

 

 

1977

Sri Chinmoy was interviewed by Donna Halper on ‘The Other Hour’, a radio program broadcast live in New York on radio station WRVR.

 

 

1983

Sri Chinmoy completed his epic 10,000-poem series, Ten Thousand Flower-Flames in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

1987

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

1988

Sri Chinmoy composed two songs for Ten Thousand Flower-Flamesone in English and one in Bengali – on the 5th anniversary of the completion of his poetry epic.

 

 

1992

Sri Chinmoy offered an opening meditation at the World Telugu Conference and received the Peace Award, at Westchester County Center in White Plains, NY, USA.

 

 

1993

Sixty-two thousand of Sri Chinmoy’s Soul-Bird drawings were exhibited in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

2000

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

 

 

2007

Sri Chinmoy offered the U Thant Peace Award to United Nations Under-Secretary-General Ibrahim Gambari at the United Nations in New York.

 

 

JULY 4TH

 

1972
  JULY 4TH 1972     JULY 4TH 1972        

Sri Chinmoy meditated at the very spot where, almost 80 years earlier, Swami Vivekananda had meditated and entered into nirvikalpa samadhi, on Wellesley Island, Thousand Island Park, NY, USA.

 

 

1973

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Spiritual Strength’, at Frankfurt University in Frankfurt, Germany.

 

 

1976
  JULY 4TH 1976    

Sri Chinmoy held his first 13-hour public meditation, offered in honour of America’s Bicentennial, for the Soul of America, at the 72nd Street Bandshell in Central Park, New York, NY, USA.

 

 

1977
Sri Chinmoy gave two spiritual talks:
Compassion-Height
And Justice-Light
8:05 a.m. Jamaica High School Track, Jamaica, NY, USA
My Desire 8:05 p.m. Informal Gathering at a Private House, Jamaica, NY, USA

These talks (nos. 8 & 9) were later published in Everest-Aspiration Part 1. Sri Chinmoy delivered a total of 100 lectures in 20 days.

 

 

1994

Sri Chinmoy’s first joke video ‘Humour: My Only Saviour’ was shown in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

1996

Sri Chinmoy sank 863 baskets out of 1,300 basketball throws, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

2005

Sri Chinmoy lifted 18 Bangladeshi nationals, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

2005

Sri Chinmoy offered a private concert in honour of the Bengali cultural community worldwide, in Jamaica NY, USA.

 

 

JULY 5TH

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Miracles’, at the University of Zurich, in Zurich, Switzerland.

 

 

1977
Sri Chinmoy gave two spiritual talks:
The Shortcut, The Shorter Cut, The Shortest Cut 8:10 a.m. Jamaica High School Track, Jamaica, NY, USA
Happiness And Unhappiness 9:05 p.m. Martin Van Buren High School, Hollis, NY, USA

These talks (nos. 10 & 11) were later published in Everest-Aspiration Part 1. Sri Chinmoy delivered a total of 100 lectures in 20 days.

 

 

1980

Sri Chinmoy offered an outdoor concert in Woodstock, NY, USA.

 

 

1989
  JULY 5TH 1989   JULY 5TH 1989    

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert and gave a talk, entitled ‘You Are Our All’, at the State Sports Centre in Sydney, Australia.

 

 

1995

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

2001

Sri Chinmoy lifted the children of Jacob Zuma, Executive Deputy President of South Africa, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

JULY 6TH

 

1977
Sri Chinmoy gave two spiritual talks:
Human Reality And Divine Reality 7:50 a.m. Jamaica High School Track, Jamaica, NY, USA
I Am Grateful 9:20 p.m. Unitarian Church, Flushing, New York, NY, USA

These talks (nos. 12 & 13) were later published in Everest-Aspiration Part 1. Sri Chinmoy delivered a total of 100 lectures in 20 days.

 

 

1989
  JULY 6TH 1989    

Sri Chinmoy lifted 10 prominent Australians, including Mt. Everest climbers Greg Mortimer and Lincoln Hall, at the Town Hall in Sydney, Australia.

 

 

1991

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

 

 

2000

Sri Chinmoy achieved a 1,250-lb. lift using a seated calf-raise in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

2000

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

 

 

2002

Sri Chinmoy lifted 23 people, including staff members of the United Nations Development Programme, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

2005

Sri Chinmoy lifted former President of Indonesia Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

JULY 7TH

 

1973

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Aspiration And Spirituality’, at ABF Huset, Sveavägen, in Stockholm, Sweden.

 

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘The Aspiring Life’, at the University of Geneva, in Geneva, Switzerland.

 

 

1975

An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala artworks opened at 220 Mercer Street, Greenwich Village, New York, NY, USA.

 

 

1977
Sri Chinmoy gave two spiritual talks:
Austerity 7:15 a.m. Jamaica High School Track, Jamaica, NY, USA
Smile, Love And Claim 9:15 p.m. Caldwell College, Caldwell, NJ, USA

These talks (nos. 14 & 15) were later published in Everest-Aspiration Part 1. Sri Chinmoy delivered a total of 100 lectures in 20 days.

 

 

1984

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

 

 

1985

Sri Chinmoy achieved a lift of 50 lb. using one-arm in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

1989

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert and delivered a talk, entitled ‘I Need’, at the Logan Campbell Centre in Auckland, NZ.

 

 

1990

Sri Chinmoy completed 13 large Jharna-Kala paintings, including one finger painting, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

2000

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

2000

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

 

 

2001

Sri Chinmoy lifted Anwarul K. Chowdhury, Ambassador of Bangladesh to the United Nations, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

2004
   JULY 7TH 2004      

Sri Chinmoy met with Shirin Ebadi, the Iranian human rights layer and Nobel Peace Prize recipient, in Barcelona, Spain.

 

 

2004
   JULY 7TH 2004    JULY 7TH 2004      

Sri Chinmoy offered the opening meditation and performed a concert at the Fourth Parliament of the World’s Religions at the Universal Forum for Cultures in Barcelona, Spain.

 

 

2007

Sri Chinmoy offered a private performance for Prabhujagannath, disciple of Indian singer Dilip Kumar Roy, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

JULY 8TH

 

1975

Sri Chinmoy met with Pir Vilayat Khan, Head of the Sufi Order in the West, at Willow, Woodstock, NY, USA.

 

 

1977
Sri Chinmoy gave three spiritual talks:
Imagination 7:35 a.m. Jamaica High School Track, Jamaica, NY, USA
My Lifelong Friends 12:35 p.m. Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium, United Nations, NY, USA
Aspiration 9:30 p.m. Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY, USA

These talks (nos. 16-18) were later published in Everest-Aspiration Part 1. Sri Chinmoy delivered a total of 100 lectures in 20 days.

 

 

1978

An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala artworks opened at the Centro De Bellas Artes in Maracaibo, Venezuela. The 75 paintings filled the entire museum.

 

 

1988

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the Jefferson Memorial in Washington DC, USA.

 

 

1989
   JULY 8TH 1989      

Sri Chinmoy lifted David Lange, Prime Minister of New Zealand, in Auckland, New Zealand.

 

 

1989
   JULY 8TH 1989      JULY 8TH 1989      

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert and delivered a talk, entitled ‘Stupidity, Insecurity And Fear’, at the University of Auckland, in Auckland, NZ.

 

 

1993

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

1995

Sri Chinmoy set to music ‘August 15, 1945’, his epic 194-line Bengali poem written at the age of 13 and dedicated to Sri Aurobindo on his birthday, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

JULY 9TH

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Spirituality’, at ABF Huset in Stockholm, Sweden.

 

 

1977
Sri Chinmoy gave four spiritual talks:
Realisation 7:50 a.m. Jamaica High School Track, Jamaica, NY, USA
A Fleeting Life 11:25 a.m. John F. Kennedy High School, Bronx, NY, USA
I Wish To Be Free 3:20 p.m. Norwalk High School, Norwalk, CT, USA
Experience And Realisation 9:20 p.m. North Avenue Presbyterian Church, New Rochelle, NY, USA

These talks (nos. 19-22) were later published in Everest-Aspiration Part 1. Sri Chinmoy delivered a total of 100 lectures in 20 days.

 

 

1989

Sri Chinmoy lifted 11 prominent New Zealanders, including Rod Dixon, 1972 Olympic bronze medallist in 1,500m, and 1983 New York City Marathon winner, at the Regent Hotel in Auckland, NZ.

 

 

1994

Sri Chinmoy offered the opening meditation at the Conference on World Religions at Queens College in Flushing, NY, USA.

 

 

2005

An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala artworks opened at the Regional Museum in Kharkov, Ukraine.

 

 

2005

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the Hindu Temple in Flushing, NY, USA.

 

 

JULY 10TH

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘The Secret Of Joy’, at the University of Uppsala, in Uppsala, Sweden.

 

 

1976

Sri Chinmoy offered a concert at the Lincoln Center in New York, NY, USA.

 

 

1977

Sri Chinmoy gave a spiritual talk:

I Am A Born Prayer 8:15 a.m. Jamaica High School Track, Jamaica, NY, USA

This talk (no. 23) was later published in Everest-Aspiration Part 1.

 

 

1982

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Receptivity’, at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, USA.

 

 

1983

Sri Chinmoy began his epic poetry series Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

1984

Sri Chinmoy completed 7,000 poems in one year, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

1987

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

2001

Sri Chinmoy lifted 5 members of the US Congress: Neil Abercrombie, Congressman from Hawaii; Gary Ackerman, Congressman from New York; Sanford Bishop, Congressman from Georgia; Benjamin A. Gilman, Congressman from New York; Ed Towns, Congressman from New York, at the Rayburn Office Building, US House of Representatives in Washington, DC, USA.

 

 

2006

An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala artworks opened at the Great Buddha Temple, Daibutsu, Kōtoku-in, in Kamakura, Japan.

 

 

 

JULY 11TH

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Capacity’, at St. Thomas’ Church Hall in Vasteras, Sweden.

 

 

1977

Sri Chinmoy was interviewed on National Public Radio and broadcast nationwide throughout the USA.

 

 

1977

Sri Chinmoy gave two spiritual talks:

You Are Spiritual 8:10 a.m. Jamaica High School Track, Jamaica, NY, USA
Spirituality 10:00 p.m. St. Paul’s Chapel, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA

These talks (nos. 24-25) were later published in Everest-Aspiration Part 1.

 

 

1982

Sri Chinmoy ran a personal best for 5 miles in a time of 38:11 (7:38 pace) at the Sri Chinmoy Race in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Flushing, NY, USA.

 

 

1989

Sri Chinmoy lifted 16 people at the ‘Runners are Smilers’ race in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Flushing, NY, USA.

 

 

1992

Sri Chinmoy ran a personal best for 100m in the West (13.67 sec.), and 200m (29.69 sec.) at the Sri Chinmoy Masters Games at Victory Field, in Forest Park, NY, USA.

 

 

1993

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

 

 

2000

Sri Chinmoy bench pressed a 700-lb. dumbbell, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

2006
   JULY 11TH 2006      

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Mount Fuji’s Sengen Jinja shrine in Fujiyama, Japan.

 

 

 

 

JULY 12TH

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Satisfaction’, at the Fédération Internationale d’Acceuil in Paris, France.

 

 

1975

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture at Long Island University in Southampton, NY, USA.

 

 

1977

Sri Chinmoy gave two spiritual talk:

Illumination 8:15 a.m. Jamaica High School Track, Jamaica, NY, USA
Expectation 1:50 p.m. Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium, United Nations, NY, USA

These talks (nos. 26-27) were later published in Everest-Aspiration Part 2.

 

 

1980

Sri Chinmoy offered an outdoor concert in Woodstock, NY, USA.

 

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy achieved a 1,400-lb. lift using a standing calf-raise in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

1987

Sri Chinmoy composed his 4,000th Bengali song Karo Alokito Karo, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

1995

Sri Chinmoy received a Doctor of Philosophy in Peace Education Studies from the Pontifical Catholic University in Camfinos, Brazil.

 

 

1997

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the University of Toronto in Toronto, ON, Canada.

 

 

2007

Sri Chinmoy offered the U Thant Peace Award to Laxmi Mall Singhvi, former Indian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, in New York, NY, USA.

 

 

JULY 13TH

 

1970

My Ivy League Leaves was the first book published by Chinmoy Publishing Company, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy completed his 1,000-poem volume, entitled Europe-Blossoms.

 

 

1977
Sri Chinmoy gave seven spiritual talks:
Obedience Was My Way Of Life 7:30 a.m. Jamaica High School Track, Jamaica, NY, USA
You And Your Perfection 9:35 p.m. Yoga-Life Perfection, New York, NY, USA
Yoga And Oneness 9:37 p.m. Yoga-Life Perfection, New York, NY, USA
Hatha Yoga 9:39 p.m. Yoga-Life Perfection, New York, NY, USA
Intuition 9:41 p.m. Yoga-Life Perfection, New York, NY, USA
Perfection 9:43 p.m. Yoga-Life Perfection, New York, NY, USA
If You Have, Then Come To Me 9:45 p.m. Yoga-Life Perfection, New York, NY, USA

These talks (nos. 28-34) were later published in Everest-Aspiration, Part 2. Sri Chinmoy delivered a total of 100 lectures in 20 days.

 

 

2000

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

 

 

2001

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

 

 

2002

Sri Chinmoy lifted 31 people, including folk singer Arlo Guthrie, son of Woody Guthrie, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

2003

Sri Chinmoy lifted 113 pilots in a single day, on the 100th anniversary of the Wright Brothers’ first flight, at Boeing Field Auditorium in Seattle, WA, USA.

 

 

2006
  JULY 13TH 2006    

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Japan. Sri Chinmoy also offered a bouquet in a soulful tribute at the Peace Memorial.

 

 

2006

Sri Chinmoy met with Tadatoshi Akiba, Mayor of Hiroshima, and presented him with a Jharna-Kala painting at City Hall in Hiroshima, Japan.

 

 

2006

Sri Chinmoy composed the words to his 13,000th Bengali song Shakpura Shakpura Purba Shakpura Gram on a trip from Hiroshima on the Shinkansen Bullet Train between Kyoto and Kamakura and set them to music the following day.

 

 

2007

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

JULY 14TH

 

1977
Sri Chinmoy gave six spiritual talks:
I Am Privileged 12:40 p.m. Sri Chinmoy Centre, Jamaica, NY, USA
I Am Helpless 12:45 p.m. Sri Chinmoy Centre, Jamaica, NY, USA
Get Up! 5:35 p.m. Sri Chinmoy Centre, Jamaica, NY, USA
Don’t Suffer! 5:45 p.m. Sri Chinmoy Centre, Jamaica, NY, USA
Disciples, Followers,
Admirers And Well-Wishers
8:40 p.m. Martin Van Buren High School Hollis, NY, USA
Reliance 8:53 p.m. Martin Van Buren High School Hollis, NY, USA

These talks (nos. 35-40) were later published in Everest-Aspiration, Part 2. Sri Chinmoy delivered a total of 100 lectures in 20 days.

 

 

1985

Sri Chinmoy achieved a 60-lb. lift using only one-arm, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

1989

Sri Chinmoy composed words for Mozart’s ‘Minuet in G’ – the first time his words were set to classical music, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

1990

Sri Chinmoy won a 100m race in 15.47 sec. and placed 2nd in the 200m event in 31.78 sec., in the Sri Chinmoy Masters Games at Victory Field in Forest Park, NY, USA.

 

 

1990

Sri Chinmoy lifted 16 people at Victory Field in Forest Park, NY, USA.

 

 

1993

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

1999

Sri Chinmoy achieved a 1,000-lb. lift using a seated calf-raise and a 2,000 lb. lift using a standing calf-raise, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

2003

Sri Chinmoy lifted 55 people, including numerous professors at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA, USA.

 

 

2003

Sri Chinmoy played 51 of his own melodies on the sitar. The recording of this first-ever performance on the sitar was later released on a CD entitled ‘Impossibility Surrenders’.

 

 

2006
   JULY 14TH 2006      

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert and a Jharna-Kala exhibit at the Great Buddha Temple, Daibutsu, Kōtoku-in in Kamakura, Japan, where he presented one of his Jharna-Kala paintings to Michtko Sato, daughter of the late Head Priest Mitsuo Sato of Kōtoku-in Temple.

 

 

JULY 15TH

 

1971

Sri Chinmoy delivered a talk, entitled ‘The Garland Of Nation-Souls’, to the United Nations World Youth Congress at the United Nations in New York, NY, USA.

 

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Inner Experiences’, at Friends House in Brighton, UK.

 

 

1977
Sri Chinmoy gave three spiritual talks:
It Is Not Enough 7:40 a.m. Jamaica High School Track, Jamaica, NY, USA
Awareness, Devotedness,
Soulfulness And Selflessness
12:50 p.m. Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium, United Nations, NY, USA
I Do Not Imitate;
I Do Not Initiate
10:00 p.m. North Shore Community Art Center, Great Neck, NY, USA

These talks (nos. 41-43) were later published in Everest-Aspiration Part 2. Sri Chinmoy delivered a total of 100 lectures in 20 days.

 

 

1989

Sri Chinmoy lifted 27 people, including Therese Rossides, wife of Zenon Rossides, former Ambassador of Cyprus to the United Nations, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

1994

Sri Chinmoy completed 3,000,000 Soul-Bird drawings in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

JULY 16TH

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Inner Obedience’, at University of Bristol, in Bristol, UK.

 

 

1976
   JULY 16TH 1976   “We want only peace, peace. You are praying for peace. I know what you and the Group are doing for us. I know it, I can feel it.” — Kurt Waldheim, Secretary-General of the United Nations (1972-1981)  

Sri Chinmoy had his first meeting with Kurt Waldheim, United Nations Secretary-General, and received the UN Silver Medallion, at the United Nations in New York.

 

 

1977
Sri Chinmoy gave six spiritual talks:
Why Do I Hide? 8:30 a.m. Jamaica High School Track, Jamaica, NY, USA
I Am In Preparation 12:20 p.m. John F. Kennedy High School, Bronx, NY, USA
Humility And Compassion 6:25 p.m. In transit to New Jersey, USA
Obedience 6:45 p.m. In transit to New Jersey, USA
I Need More 9:05 p.m. Kean College, Union, NJ, USA
Salvation, Liberation,
Realisation, Perfection
And Satisfaction
10:00 p.m. In transit to Jamaica, NY, USA

These talks (nos. 44-49) were later published in Everest-Aspiration Part 2. Sri Chinmoy delivered a total of 100 lectures in 20 days.

 

 

1979

An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala artworks opened at the Will Stone Collection in San Francisco, CA, USA.

 

 

1994

An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s 3,000,000 Soul-Bird drawings was held in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

2005

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the Old First Reformed Church in Brooklyn, NY, USA.

 

 

JULY 17TH

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy juggled 3 balls over 450 times in London, UK.

 

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Force’, at University of Swansea, in Swansea, Wales, UK.

 

 

1976

An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala artworks was officially opened by Puerto Rico’s Secretary of State, Juan Albors, at the Department of Education in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

 

 

1977
Sri Chinmoy gave nine spiritual talks:
Charity 7:35 a.m. Jamaica High School Track, Jamaica, NY, USA
Examination 8:40 a.m. Jamaica High School Track, Jamaica, NY, USA
Gifts 3:00 p.m. In transit from Jamaica, NY to Washington, DC, USA
Who Is The Winner? 3:05 p.m. In transit from Jamaica, NY to Washington, DC, USA
Two Trains 3:10 p.m. In transit from Jamaica, NY to Washington, DC, USA
Who Is Knocking? 3:15 p.m. In transit from Jamaica, NY to Washington, DC, USA
Disobedience And Penalty 3:20 p.m. In transit from Jamaica, NY to Washington, DC, USA
Secrets 3:25 p.m. In transit from Jamaica, NY to Washington, DC, USA
Something is missing 9:10 p.m. American University, Washington, DC, USA

These talks (nos. 50-58) were later published in Everest-Aspiration, Part 2 and Part 3. Sri Chinmoy delivered a total of 100 lectures in 20 days.

 

 

1978

An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala artworks opened at the Confederation Centre in Charlottetown on Prince Edward Island, Canada.

 

 

1986
   JULY 17TH 1986      

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert and delivered a lecture at Uppsala University in Uppsala, Sweden.

 

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert and delivered a lecture at Stockholm University in Stockholm, Sweden.

 

 

1991
  JULY 17TH 1991     JULY 17TH 1991      

Sri Chinmoy met for the second time with President Mikhail Gorbachev, at The Ritz in London, UK.

 

 

1993

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert with an organ performance at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in New York, NY, USA.

 

 

2000

70,000 of Sri Chinmoy’s Soul-Bird drawings were exhibited in the United Nations Secretariat South Lobby at the United Nations in New York.

 

 

2004

Sri Chinmoy celebrated the one-year anniversary of his sitar playing with a performance in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

2005

An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala artworks opened at the Regional Museum in Donetsk, Ukraine.

 

 

JULY 18TH

 

1976

Sri Chinmoy gave his first esraj concert, in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

 

 

1977
Sri Chinmoy gave nineteen spiritual talks:
Off The Path 6:45 a.m. Jamaica High School Track, Jamaica, NY, USA
Disobedience Is
The Order Of The Day
6:55 a.m. Jamaica High School Track, Jamaica, NY, USA
The Red Stoplight 8:15 a.m. Jamaica High School Track, Jamaica, NY, USA
Yesterday Was The Time 12:30 p.m. Sri Chinmoy Centre, Jamaica, NY, USA
To Be Divinely Great 12:35 p.m. Sri Chinmoy Centre, Jamaica, NY, USA
If You Want To Be Great 12:40 p.m. Sri Chinmoy Centre, Jamaica, NY, USA
Gratitude 12:45 p.m. Sri Chinmoy Centre, Jamaica, NY, USA
In The Human World 7:00 p.m. In transit to the Sri Chinmoy Centre, Norwalk, CT, USA
Our Beloved Supreme 7:05 p.m. In transit to the Sri Chinmoy Centre, Norwalk, CT, USA
God’s Compassion Flows,
God’s Justice Grows
7:10 p.m. In transit to the Sri Chinmoy Centre, Norwalk, CT, USA
To Live In The Desire-World 7:15 p.m. In transit to the Sri Chinmoy Centre, Norwalk, CT, USA
I Was A Student Of Prayer 7:20 p.m. In transit to the Sri Chinmoy Centre, Norwalk, CT, USA
I Wanted To Tell God 7:25 p.m. In transit to the Sri Chinmoy Centre, Norwalk, CT, USA
I Lived Only Twice 7:30 p.m. In transit to the Sri Chinmoy Centre, Norwalk, CT, USA
I Shall Sing Today 7:35 p.m. In transit to the Sri Chinmoy Centre, Norwalk, CT, USA
The Purpose Of Human Life 7:40 p.m. In transit to the Sri Chinmoy Centre, Norwalk, CT, USA
What More Can I Give You? 8:00 p.m. Sri Chinmoy Centre, Norwalk, CT, USA
Divine Pilgrimage 8:00 p.m. Sri Chinmoy Centre, Norwalk, CT, USA
Lord Of My Life,
Friend Of My Heart
8:20 p.m. Sri Chinmoy Centre, Norwalk, CT, USA

These talks (nos. 59-77) were later published in Everest-Aspiration Part 3 and Part 4. Sri Chinmoy delivered a total of 100 lectures in 20 days.

 

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert and delivered a lecture at Helsinki University in Helsinki, Finland.

 

 

1987

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the Washington Monument in Washington, DC, USA.

 

 

1993

Sri Chinmoy completed 70,000 Soul-Bird drawings in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

2004

Sri Chinmoy offered a concert performance at the annual puja in Geeta Temple, Elmhurst, NY, USA.

 

 

2005

An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala artworks opened at the Art Gallery in London, UK.

 

 

JULY 19TH

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow’, at the Grand Hall, Caxton Hall, in London, UK.

 

 

1976

Sri Chinmoy was proclaimed an ‘Honorary Resident of Puerto Rico’ by Governor Rafael Hernández Colón.

 

 

1977
Sri Chinmoy gave four spiritual talks:
Acceptance 7:30 a.m. Jamaica High School Track, Jamaica, NY, USA
Empty Moments 7:40 a.m. Jamaica High School Track, Jamaica, NY, USA
Do You Want To Be Perfect? 7:45 a.m. Jamaica High School Track, Jamaica, NY, USA
Where Are They? 10:15 p.m. Co-op City, Bronx, New York, NY, USA

These talks (nos. 78-81) were later published in Everest-Aspiration Part 4. Sri Chinmoy delivered a total of 100 lectures in 20 days.

 

 

1980

Sri Chinmoy offered a concert at the ‘Center for the Light’ in New Marlboro, MA, USA.

 

 

1985

Sri Chinmoy held a reception for Champaklal-ji from the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Retretti Concert Hall in Punkaharju, Finland.

 

 

1996

Sri Chinmoy completed 5,000,000 Soul-Bird drawings, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

2000

Sri Chinmoy achieved a 480-lb. seated double-dumbbell lift (240 lbs. with both arms simultaneously) in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

2000

Sri Chinmoy achieved a 2,100-lb. lift using a standing calf-raise in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

2001

Sri Chinmoy completed 13,000,000 Soul-Bird drawings in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

JULY 20TH

 

1967

Sri Chinmoy appeared on television for the first time. He was interviewed on the Government Station, WIPR (Channel 6), in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

 

 

1977
Sri Chinmoy gave nineteen spiritual talks:
It Is Never Too Late 6:15 a.m. Jamaica High School Track, Jamaica, NY, USA
God Has Made This World Round 6:20 a.m. Jamaica High School Track, Jamaica, NY, USA
Am I A Giver? 6:35 a.m. Jamaica High School Track, Jamaica, NY, USA
Is It My Fate? 6:45 a.m. Jamaica High School Track, Jamaica, NY, USA
What Am I Doing? 8:10 a.m. Jamaica High School Track, Jamaica, NY, USA
Without Man And Without God 8:15 a.m. Jamaica High School Track, Jamaica, NY, USA
My Heart-To-Heart Talk 8:20 a.m. Jamaica High School Track, Jamaica, NY, USA
Never Make An Outer Promise 8:30 a.m. Jamaica High School Track, Jamaica, NY, USA
Struggle 12:15 p.m. Sri Chinmoy Centre, Jamaica, NY, USA
Special Messages 12:30 p.m. Sri Chinmoy Centre, Jamaica, NY, USA
Transformation 12:40 p.m. Sri Chinmoy Centre, Jamaica, NY, USA
Why Do I Not Share? 12:50 p.m. Sri Chinmoy Centre, Jamaica, NY, USA
Substitutes 1:00 p.m. Sri Chinmoy Centre, Jamaica, NY, USA
Now 1:15 p.m. Sri Chinmoy Centre, Jamaica, NY, USA
I Kept Praying 1:30 p.m. Sri Chinmoy Centre, Jamaica, NY, USA
Newness 5:00 p.m. Sri Chinmoy Centre, Jamaica, NY, USA
Why Are You In A Hurry? 5:10 p.m. Sri Chinmoy Centre, Jamaica, NY, USA
Dreaming And Planning 5:20 p.m. Sri Chinmoy Centre, Jamaica, NY, USA
Are You The Lamp Of God? 9:40 p.m. Greenwich Public Library, Greenwich, CT, USA

These talks (nos. 82-100), the final in the series, were later published in Everest-Aspiration Part 4. Sri Chinmoy delivered a total of 100 lectures in 20 days.

 

 

1983

Sri Chinmoy set music to the first of his poems from his newly started poetry series Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants.

 

 

1989

Sri Chinmoy lifted 20 people, including Reverend Wilton D. Gregory, Roman Catholic Bishop of Chicago; and Beverly Owens, daughter of Jesse Owens, legendary Olympic gold medallist, at the State of Illinois Building in Chicago, IL, USA.

 

 

1989

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert, recited poems and delivered a talk, entitled ‘Helplessness’, at the Arie Crown Theatre in Chicago, IL, USA.

 

 

1991

Sri Chinmoy offered the opening meditation at the New York Games at Columbia University’s Lawrence A. Wien Stadium in New York, NY, USA.

 

 

2000

An exhibition of 70,000 of Sri Chinmoy’s Soul-Bird drawings opened at the United Nations Secretariat South Lobby at the United Nations in New York.

 

 

2000

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

 

 

2002

Sri Chinmoy lifted 28 people, including Dr. Robert C. Atkins, author and nutritionist, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

2004

Sri Chinmoy lifted Payton Jordan, US Track and Field Olympian and coach, holder of over 60 world records in Masters sprinting, at the Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara, in Santa Barbara, CA, USA.

 

 

2004

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the University of California in Los Angeles, CA, USA.

 

 

2005

An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala artworks opened at the Regional Museum in Mariupol, Ukraine.

 

 

JULY 21ST

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Aspiration And Dedication’, at the University of Reykjavik, in Reykjavik, Iceland – completing his third European lecture tour – later published in My Rose Petals, Part 4.

 

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy first played the Indian flute, in Reykjavik, Iceland.

 

 

1979

Sri Chinmoy offered a public concert at Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY, USA.

 

 

1981

Sri Chinmoy ran a personal best for 1,500 metres (6:15) at the Sri Chinmoy Race in Santurce, Puerto Rico.

 

 

1993

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

1995
   JULY 21ST 1995      

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Meditation and Peace Concert at the National Library of Congress in Washington, DC, USA.

 

 

1995
   JULY 21ST 1995      

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the Jefferson Memorial in Washington DC, USA.

 

 

2000

Niger and Panama were declared Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nations.

 

 

2004

Sri Chinmoy lifted Quincy Jones, musician, composer, arranger and producer, at his home in Los Angeles; and later lifted Lee Underwood, musician, biographer, music critic and author, at the University of California in Los Angeles, CA, USA.

 

 

2004

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the Unitarian Society in Santa Barbara, CA, USA.

 

 

JULY 22ND

 

1966
   

Except from an informal talk given at the Sri Chinmoy Centre in Puerto Rico, on September 29, 1974: “Seven years ago, when I was totally unknown to the seekers’ world, it was Puerto Rico that saw something in me. Call it Light, call it Peace, call it Bliss... That is why it opened its heart’s door and welcomed me to be of dedicated service to the Supreme here.

As long as I am on earth and when I am gone, when the soul leaves the body-cage, I shall remember Puerto Rico with my heart’s eternal gratitude and my soul’s concern-light.” — Sri Chinmoy

 

Sri Chinmoy inaugurated the first Aum Centre (later known as the Sri Chinmoy Centre) in Miramar, Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

 

 

1974
   JULY 22ND 1974      

Sri Chinmoy met with the President of Iceland Dr. Kristjan Eldjarn at the Presidential Offices in Reykjavik, Iceland. Sri Chinmoy presented President Eldjarn with a copy of his book, My Rose Petals, Part 2.

 

 

1977

An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala artworks opened at the Town Hall in Ipswich, Suffolk, UK.

 

 

1981

Sri Chinmoy race-walked a personal best for 1,500 metres in 9 min. 54 sec. in Santurce, Puerto Rico.

 

 

1984

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the Teatro Municipal Tapia in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

 

 

JULY 23RD

 

1944
   JULY 23RD 1944      

Together with his brothers and sisters, the twelve-year-old Chinmoy joined the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry where he stayed for the next twenty years before coming to the West. His eldest brother Hriday had already left the family home in Chittagong almost twelve years earlier to join the Ashram. On this day, all seven children of Shashi Kumar and Yogamaya Ghose were reunited.

 

 

1971

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture at Columbia University in New York, NY, USA.

 

1988

Sri Chinmoy performed a concert sponsored by the Hindu Temple Society of North America and the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan at the Ganesh Temple in Flushing, NY, USA.

 

 

1989

Sri Chinmoy lifted 19 champion runners and athletes, including Sudhahota Carl Lewis, 9-time Olympic gold medallist; Butch Reynolds, Olympic gold and silver medallist, 400m; and Jim Hines, Olympic gold medallist 100m, at the ‘The Morning of Champion-Hearts Supreme’ in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

1993

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

2001

Sri Chinmoy received the Heart of Burkina Faso Award.

 

 

2005

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Snug Harbor Cultural Centre on Staten Island, NY, USA.

 

 

JULY 24TH

 

1975
   JULY 24TH 1975    

Sri Chinmoy led the first National Day of Prayer Observance at the United Nations in New York.

 

 

1993

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the Bayard Taylor School in New York, NY, USA.

 

 

1997

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Columbia University in New York, NY, USA.

 

 

2000

Peru and Swaziland were declared Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nations.

 

 

JULY 25TH

 

2000

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the Landmark Community Center in Port Washington, NY, USA.

 

 

2005

Sri Chinmoy achieved a personal best lift of 1,200 lbs. using a double dumbbell bench press (600 lbs. in each hand), in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

2007

Sri Chinmoy lifted Samir Chatterjee, renowned tabla player, and his wife Sanghamitra Chatterjee, vocalist, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

JULY 26TH

 

1980

Sri Chinmoy offered a concert in Woodstock, NY, USA.

 

 

1995

Sri Chinmoy composed his 8,000th Bengali song, ‘Phukai Amara Jibana Samare’, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

JULY 27TH

 

1981

Tributes for Sri Chinmoy’s 50th birthday were read into the US Congressional Record at Capitol Hill in Washington, DC USA.

 

 

1985
   JULY 27TH 1985    

The first Sri Chinmoy Masters Games was held in Greenwich, CT, USA.

 

 

1999

Sri Chinmoy offered a memorial service for John F. Kennedy Jr. at the United Nations in New York.

 

 

2001

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the Old First Reformed Church in Brooklyn, NY, USA.

 

 

2002

Sri Chinmoy lifted 27 people, including nationals of Angola, Bangladesh and India, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

2003

Sri Chinmoy lifted 14 people, including Scott Donie, 1992 Olympic silver medallist in the 10-metre platform diving – Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

2003

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

2005

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert – 31st anniversary of first bamboo straight flute performance – in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

2006

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Riverside Church in New York, NY, USA.

 

 

2007

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

JULY 28TH

 

1985

Sri Chinmoy hosted a reception for Vinay Verma, Deputy Permanent Representative of India to the UN, at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

1990

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the Bösendorfer Center in New York, NY, USA.

 

 

1993

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

2003

Sri Chinmoy lifted 13 professors at Princeton University in Princeton, NJ, USA.

 

 

2005

Sri Chinmoy lifted His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche, Great Drikung Kagyu Yogi, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

2006

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the Sri Ganesha Temple in Nashville, TN, USA.

 

 

2007

Sri Chinmoy achieved an 800-lb lift using a seated one-arm lift in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

JULY 29TH

 

1979

The first Sri Chinmoy Triathlon was held in Groton, CT, USA.

 

 

1981

Sri Chinmoy ran a personal best for 800 metres (2:47) on the road at the Sri Chinmoy Grand Prix on 150th Street in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

1988
   JULY 29TH 1988        
 JULY 29TH 1988
 


Sri Chinmoy lifted Joe Franklin, TV talk show host of the ‘Joe Franklin Show’, and taped an interview with him in Secaucus, NJ, USA.

 

 


1990

Sri Chinmoy offered the opening meditation at the New York Games, where he met with Olympic Relay champions Leroy Burrell and Mike Marsh, at Lawrence A. Wien Stadium, Columbia University in New York, NY, USA.

 

 


1999

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

 

 


2001

Sri Chinmoy lifted Addwitiya Roberta Flack in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 


2004

An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala artworks opened at the Regional Museum in Mariupol, Ukraine.

 

 


2005

Sri Chinmoy lifted Kristio Wahyono, Consul-General of Indonesia to New York, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 


2007

Sri Chinmoy lifted 6 planes and a glider at Brookhaven Airport on Long Island, NY, USA.

 

 

JULY 30TH

 


1978

An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala artworks opened at Victoria Park in Victoria, BC, Canada.

 

 


1979

An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala artworks opened at the Jharna-Kala Gallery, 937 Madison Ave, New York, NY, USA.

 

 


1983

Sri Chinmoy offered a concert at the University of Victoria in Victoria, BC, Canada.

 

 


1985

Sri Chinmoy lifted 70 lbs. using one arm, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 


1986
  JULY 30TH 1986      


Sri Chinmoy achieved a lift of 1,500 lbs. using a standing calf raise at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 


1988

Sri Chinmoy lifted 12 boxing champions, including Don Lalonde, WBC Light-Heavyweight Champion, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 


1990

Sri Chinmoy lifted 14 people, including Hollis Conway, 1988 Olympic silver medallist, high jump, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 


1993

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 


2005

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Fordham University in the Bronx, NY, USA.

 

 

JULY 31ST  

1977

Sri Chinmoy offered a concert – the final of 28 given in July as part of his ‘Everest-Aspiration’ series – at New York University in New York, NY, USA.

 


1981

Sri Chinmoy ran a personal best of 33.6 sec. for 200 metres during the Sri Chinmoy Grand Prix in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 


1986

Sri Chinmoy lifted 250 lbs. using one arm, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 


1993

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the Christ and St. Stephen’s Church in New York, NY, USA.

 

 


2000

Sri Chinmoy lifted an 18-man pyramid weighing 3,587 lbs., using a standing calf raise, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 


2001

Sri Chinmoy lifted and offered the U Thant Peace Award to The Very Reverend James Parks Morton, Founder and President of the Interfaith Center of New York, and Dean Emeritus of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine – Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 


2004

Sri Chinmoy achieved his heaviest single overhead platform lift – 4 men weighing a total of 872 lbs. – in Jamaica, NY, USA.