Photo by Pulak Viscardi


At 1:00 p.m. Sri Chinmoy performs exercises on 27 different leg machines that are laid out on the tennis court of Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, Queens, New York. Here, Unmilan Howard (left) and Rupantar LaRusso set up one of the machines.

Before Sri Chinmoy began he said:

Dear ones, your Guru is going to complete 27 years of his earthly existence in America, in the West, on the 13th of April. So, 27 years — no joke. I am an ancient human being — not old, but ancient, ancient ... I will be taking exercise on 27 exercise machines. This is one of my items in honour of my 27 years in the West, in America.



Sri Chinmoy practising a standing jump onto a platform. Having already achieved a 30-inch jump three days earlier, Sri Chinmoy’s next goal is 31 inches.