“On the eve of the New Year, a new consciousness dawns on earth. God once again inspires each human being, each creature, with new hope, new light, new peace and new joy.” — Sri Chinmoy




During his lifetime, Sri Chinmoy’s annual New Year’s Message became a tradition. Usually offered in conjunction with a public meditation or concert in the months of November or December, Sri Chinmoy would recite a special message for the coming New Year.

Here, for the first time, is the entire collection of New Year’s Messages from 1966 to 2007, together with Sri Chinmoy’s own comments, photographs from the public meditations, and songs composed. Wherever possible, original recordings of Sri Chinmoy reciting his New Year’s Messages, as well as videos of some of his special New Year’s Eve meditations, have also been included.