Videos

Selected Drawings by Sri Chinmoy  

 

Selected Drawings by Sri Chinmoy

Throughout the many years of his artistic activities, Sri Chinmoy created millions of line and brush drawings. In particular, his Dream-Freedom Peace-Birds series delighted viewers worldwide. These drawings, often executed within seconds and with just a few masterly strokes, capture the spontaneous freedom of movement, delicacy of form and breath-taking beauty of these heavenly soul-birds.

For the first time, a selection of more than 600 of Sri Chinmoy’s drawings, including some very early sketches from the 1970s, have been compiled into an hour-long slideshow created by Swiss videographer Kedar Misani, featuring music by Russian group Silence and Sound, who perform a medley of Sri Chinmoy’s songs.

 

APRIL 13, 2015  

 

Sri Chinmoy’s 30th Weightlifting Anniversary 1985-2015

Great feats of strength are often mythologised. The heroic exploits of the Greek gods still inspire us, so much so that we often look upon modern-day bodybuilders and weightlifters as incarnations of Atlas or Hercules. But people like Bill Pearl, five-time Mr. Universe and Best-Built man of the 20th Century; Hugo Girard, four-time World Muscle Power Champion; and Jim Smith, British Registrar of Records British Amateur Weightlifters’ Association, are not prone to exaggeration. They know the years of dedicated training and hard work required to lift massive weights.

In this commemorative video slideshow, these men and many others from around the globe offer their candid assessments of Sri Chinmoy’s extraordinary achievements, confirming his place among the immortals of the weightlifting world.

 

MAY 21, 1999  

 

Sri Chinmoy interviewed live on CNN

On May 21, 1999, Sri Chinmoy was interviewed on ‘Q&A with Riz Khan’ and broadcast live around the world by CNN International.

The host, Rizwan Khan, conducts his live TV interviews in an interactive format, by opening them up to viewer questions. Some of the famous world newsmakers he has interviewed include US Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, the Dalai Lama and President Nelson Mandela.

Sky TV  (UK) 1999  

 

Sri Chinmoy’s Weightlifting in the History of Strength Sports

Video produced by Sky TV (UK), 1999

In the history of strength sports, Sri Chinmoy holds a unique place. His spiritual approach to weightlifting redefined what it means to be a strongman. As the reporter for Sky TV declared: “Not every strongman is concerned about showing off muscle definition. ... His cause is definitely not about having a body like Mr. Universe … [he] believes in an inner strength. He wants to inspire people from all walks of life...”

 

FEBRUARY 15TH 2013  

 

Academy Award-Winner Helen Hunt
Speaks With David Letterman About Sri Chinmoy 

On June 19, 2003, Sri Chinmoy lifted Academy Award-winning actress Helen Hunt at Aspiration Ground in Jamaica, Queens, New York, as part of the ‘Lifting Up the World with a Oneness-Heart’ programme. Almost a decade later, on February 15, 2013, Helen Hunt was interviewed on the ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ and spoke about her extraordinary meeting with Sri Chinmoy. The interview was broadcast to millions around the world.

 

Sri Chinmoy’s 3-Day Weightlifting  

 

Sri Chinmoy’s 3-Day Weightlifting

Filmed by Mridanga Spencer, Sanjaya Spettigue, Agragati Siegel
Production and editing by Utpal Marshall

Over a three-day period, September 15-17, 2006, Sri Chinmoy demonstrated extraordinary feats of strength by lifting airplanes, huge boulders, a car, a giant pumpkin and the 2002 World’s Strongest Man Hugo Girard of Canada for a total weight of 111,524 pounds. The event was witnessed by an international audience of thousands, including five-time Mr. Universe Bill Pearl, who declared: “Sri Chinmoy does the most amazing feats of strength that I have ever seen, regardless of his age and regardless of his size. This is just a very small example of what this gentleman can do with mind over matter.”

A Moment’s Peace At The London 2012 Olympics  

 

A Moment’s Peace At The London 2012 Olympics

As part of the Art of the Olympians programme, ‘A Moment's Peace’ was held in the forecourt of the University College London on July 28, 2012, and featured the unveiling of a statue of international peace-advocate and spiritual luminary Sri Chinmoy, by British sculptor Kaivalya Torpy. Read more

The Olympic Spirit of Peace - Sri Chinmoy - World Harmony Run  

The Olympic Spirit of Peace – Sri Chinmoy – World Harmony Run

This video was shown at ‘A Moment’s Peace’, 28 July 2012, University College London, during the 2012 London Olympics. The event was hosted by Art of the Olympians and organised by the World Harmony Run. Historic footage of Olympic moments are interspersed with inspiring quotes by Sri Chinmoy, founder of the World Harmony Run, who had friendships with Olympic legends Carl Lewis, Muhammad Ali, Jesse Owens, Al Oerter, Emil Zátopek, Bob Beamon, and Tegla Loroupe. Read more

Rezwana Choudhury Bannya Sings  

 

Rezwana Choudhury Bannya Sings Sri Chinmoy’s Songs

Filmed and edited by Kedar Misani

Renowned Bengali vocalist Rezwana Choudhury Bannya from Bangladesh performs songs by spiritual teacher and composer Sri Chinmoy in a concert commemorating the music of Sri Chinmoy, called ‘Songs of the Soul’. The concert took place in the NYU Skirball Center in New York.

Sri Chinmoy Sings Bengali Songs  

 

Sri Chinmoy Sings Bengali Songs

Filmed and edited by Kedar Misani

On November 27, 1998, Sri Chinmoy celebrated his weightlifting anniversary at York College in Queens, New York. He concluded a programme of heavy lifting with a beautiful concert, which included some of his favourite Bengali songs.

Sri Chinmoy: No End Of The World  

 

Sri Chinmoy: No End Of The World

Filmed and edited by Mridanga Spencer

Sri Chinmoy talks about his belief that God has planned a positive future for mankind. Filmed in the summer of 2007 in Queens, New York, two months before Sri Chinmoy’s passing on October 11, 2007.

A Tribute to Sri Chinmoy’s Music  

 

Devotional Songs Performed In Icelandic Churches

Filmed and edited by Kedar Misani

In July 2011 twelve singers from around the world visited Iceland to perform, acapella, Sri Chinmoy’s songs on peace, harmony and Christ in churches throughout the country.