Sri Chinmoy’s 1976 Tour
Perth – Sydney – Canberra – Melbourne – Adelaide
On February 28, 1976, Sri Chinmoy departed New York on an epic 10,000-mile journey across the globe. And after a series of gruelling flights across two continents and the vast Pacific Ocean, he finally arrived in Perth, late in the evening on the first day of March, eager to begin his tour of Australia.
During his ten-day stay, Sri Chinmoy visited the major cities of Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Adelaide where he gave talks at universities, met with prominent Australians and recorded music for two LP albums. It was in Australia where he played the esraj on television for the first time and learned to play the Western flute. Read a day-by-day account of this historic tour…