Sri Chinmoy meets with Mahavishnu John McLaughlin after the New Year’s meditation and concert at McMillin Theater, Columbia University in New York.

In the early-to-mid 1970s, the Mahavishnu Orchestra gained worldwide notoriety as the leading ‘fusion music’ group with best selling albums — Between Nothingness & Eternity, Apocalypse, Birds of Fire, Visions of the Emerald Beyond and others — all titles inspired by Sri Chinmoy’s poetry.