APRIL 1ST

 

1969
Sri Chinmoy is invited to speak at the Gandhi Centenary at the University of West Indies in Mona, Jamaica. The talk, entitled ‘Mahatma Gandhi’, is subsequently printed in Mother India’s Lighthouse.

 

1971
Sri Chinmoy delivers a talk, entitled ‘Does Meditation Really Accomplish Anything?’, in the Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium at the United Nations in New York, NY.

 

1978
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Faith, Love, Devotion and Surrender’, at New York State University in Oswego, NY, USA.

 

1978
Sri Chinmoy offers a concert and delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Appreciation, Admiration, Adoration and Love’, at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, USA.

 

1981
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Contemplation’, at Columbia University in New York, NY, USA.

 

1985
Sri Chinmoy offers an afternoon Peace Concert at the Wiener Konzerthaus in Vienna, Austria.

 

1985
Sri Chinmoy offers an evening Peace Concert at the Wiener Konzerthaus in Vienna, Austria.

 

1989
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and delivers a morning lecture, entitled ‘My Success-Life and My Progress-Life’, at the University of Vienna in Vienna, Austria.

 

1989
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and delivers an evening lecture, entitled ‘Surrender’, at the Kurhalle Oberlaa in Vienna, Austria.

 

1994

APRIL 1ST 1994

From a message on April 4, 1994: “I would like to congratulate You for the new amazing achievement of Your creative spirit. With great joy, I have learned that You created a portrayal of two million birds and that the number of books written by You has reached one thousand. Undoubtedly these creations will be able to inspire … while simultaneously helping the noble cause of the spiritual renewal of mankind.” — President Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev

Sri Chinmoy completes 2 million Soul-Bird drawings in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

APRIL 2ND

 

1976
Sri Chinmoy completes 27 Jharna-Kala paintings in 27 minutes in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1978
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Success and Progress’, at New York State University in Cortland, NY, USA.

 

1978
Sri Chinmoy offers a concert and delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Our Human Life and Our Divine Life’, at Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY, USA.

 

1978
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘What Shall I Make of Myself?’, at New York State University in Binghamton, NY, USA.

 

1987
Sri Chinmoy offers a piano performance at Progress-Promise in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1993
Sri Chinmoy lifts Gajanan Wakankar, Consul General of India to New York, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1994
Sri Chinmoy offers the opening meditation at the World Choir Concert and meets American poet Maya Angelou in Atlanta, GA, USA.

 

1998

APRIL 2ND 1998

From a letter to Sri Chinmoy: “You are more than ... ‘The Light of Asia’: you are, in your efforts to promote peace and harmony ... the light of the world ....” — Prof. Shawn Wong, Chairman, English Department, University of Washington

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Poet and Poetry’, and receives the Light of Asia Award at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA, USA. Listen to Poet and Poetry recording…

 

1996
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the opening of a week-long Soul-Bird drawings exhibition held at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA, USA.

 

2007
Sri Chinmoy lifts James Nachtwey, award-winning photojournalist, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

APRIL 3RD

 

1970
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture on the great American poet ‘Robert Frost’, at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH, USA.

 

1976
An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s artworks opens in Greenwich Village in New York, NY, USA.

 

1978
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘God’s World and Man’s World’, at New York State University in Purchase, NY, USA.

 

1986
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and delivers a lecture, entitled ‘A Seeker’s Peace’, at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, USA.

 

1989
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert with a piano performance and a lecture, entitled ‘Happiness’, at Friedrich Ebert Halle in Ludwigshafen, Germany.

 

1990
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert for the 20th anniversary of Sri Chinmoy: The Peace Meditation at the United Nations – UN, NY.

 

1993
Sri Chinmoy lifts Hans Janitschek, President, UN Society of Writers – Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1993
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert in Jackson Heights, NY, USA.

 

1996

APRIL 3RD 1996
Sri Chinmoy achieves a vertical step-up onto a 30-inch platform in Jamaica, NY, USA. Read article…

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy receives the Heart of Japan Award.

 

 

APRIL 4TH

 

1973
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘The Inner Experience of Peace’, at St. Paul’s Chapel, Columbia University, in New York, NY, USA.

 

1978
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘God’s Will and My Will’, at Adelphi University, Garden City, NY, USA.

 

1984
Sri Chinmoy holds a 7-hour meditation in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1987

APRIL 4TH 1987

 

Sri Chinmoy offers Peace Concert with a piano performance at Prospect Heights High School in Brooklyn, NY, USA.

 

1989
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and delivers a lecture, entitled ‘My Passport’, at Heidelberg University in Heidelberg, Germany.

 

1989
Sri Chinmoy lifts Gerd Binnig, 1986 Nobel Laureate for Physics, in Heidelberg, Germany.

 

1992
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Public School 86 in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1992
Sri Chinmoy lifts Aleksandr Gorelik, Deputy Chief, International Organisations Department, Russian Foreign Ministry, and Ambassador to the UN, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1993
Sri Chinmoy offers the opening meditation at the Martin Luther King Program, UN Society of Writers at the United Nations in New York.

 

1996
 

APRIL 4TH 1996

 

Sri Chinmoy achieves a vertical jump onto a 30-inch platform in Jamaica, NY, USA. Read article…

 

2000
India’s largest city, Bombay (Mumbai), is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom.

 

2003
Sri Chinmoy lifts Marin Alsop, Leonard Bernstein’s protégé and first woman conductor of a major US orchestra; and her father Lamar Alsop, previous Concertmaster for the NYC Ballet Orchestra – Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2003
Sri Chinmoy lifts film star Jeff Goldblum and artist Peter Max in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

APRIL 5TH

 

1973
Sri Chinmoy delivers a talk, entitled ‘No Nation is Unwanted’, in the Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium at the United Nations in New York.

 

1976
Sri Chinmoy offers the opening meditation at the Interfaith Observance for the World Day of Prayer at the United Nations in New York.

 

1976

APRIL 5TH 1976

“I wish to say that your presence here is a blessing to our gathering. You are truly representative of the spirituality of our home, India … Sri Chinmoy, it is my privilege to say how open our hearts are to receive you … where you bless us by your presence … Ever since I met you for the first time, the link between us has always grown in strength, although we have seen each other only three or four times. But I want to say how greatly I value the meaning of that bond, because it is the one of true dedication to the service of God.” — Pir Vilayat Khan

Sri Chinmoy meets with Pir Vilayat Khan, Head of the Sufi Order in the West, at the Interfaith Observance for the World Day of Prayer at the United Nations in New York.

 

1978
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Time Changes’, at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY, USA.

 

1987
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Riverdale Junior High School in the Bronx, NY, USA.

 

1991

APRIL 5TH 1991

“Since I first set my gaze on Sri Chinmoy, since that first moment of encounter, he has always remained prevalent in my heart and soul. He has been a source of inspiration, especially during the trials of life. There are moments when one needs to be able to feel one has a friend somewhere who is sharing the same kind of responsibilities as one is oneself. That deeper friendship is much more than friendship. It is a real sharing at the soul-level between those of us who are dedicated to conveying spiritual teaching to our fellow beings. It is so very deep that it is difficult to describe.” — Pir Vilayat Khan

Sri Chinmoy presents the U Thant Peace Award to Pir Vilayat Khan, Head of the Sufi Order in the West, at the United Nations in New York.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy receives the Heart of Bolivia Award.

 

 

APRIL 6TH

 

1977
Sri Chinmoy plays the esraj and answers questions on WOR-TV’s ‘Straight Talk’ in New York, NY, USA.

 

1978
Sri Chinmoy offers the opening meditation and delivers a lecture, entitled ‘I Have Offered, I Have Received’, at the International Fair of Religions and Philosophies in Montreal, QC, Canada.

 

1981
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Liberation’, at Princeton University in Princeton, NJ, USA.

 

1991
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Buchman Hall in New York, NY, USA.

 

1997
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy receives the Heart of Sweden Award.

 

 

APRIL 7TH

 

1970
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Consciousness’, at The New School for Social Research in New York, NY, USA.

 

1981
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Music and Religion’, at Mount Holyoke College in South Radley, MA, USA.

 

1982
Sri Chinmoy offers a solo concert, playing the esraj, flute and harmonium, at Carnegie Hall in New York, NY, USA.

 

1999
Sri Chinmoy offers a 7-hour meditation in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2000
Malaysia is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy lifts 14 people in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

APRIL 8TH

 

1966
Sri Chinmoy delivers an extemporaneous talk, entitled ‘Man and God’ – the first in a Spring series of classes on Yoga – at his home in Brooklyn, NY, USA.

 

1970
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘The Inner Freedom’, at Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT, USA.

 

1977
Thirty-six new books by Sri Chinmoy are published in 2½ weeks in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1977
Sri Chinmoy appears live to answer listeners’ questions on the Steve Powers Show on WMCA-Radio, in New York, NY, USA.

 

1977
An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala artworks opens in West Village, New York, NY, USA.

 

1978
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘I Shall Go On Loving God’, at New York University in New York, NY, USA.

 

1984
‘The First Estate’ interview with Sri Chinmoy airs on WNBC-TV in New York, NY, USA.

 

1986
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Where is Peace?’, at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Rutherford, NJ, USA.

 

1989
Sri Chinmoy lifts 17 people in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1991

APRIL 8TH 1991     APRIL 8TH 1991
Sri Chinmoy appears on the TV programme ‘Newsline’ in Westchester, NY, USA.

 

1993
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at York College in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1994
Sri Chinmoy celebrates his mother Yogamaya’s birth centenary, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1995
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Julia Richman High School in New York, NY, USA.

 

 

APRIL 9TH

 

1980
Sri Chinmoy delivers a ‘Eulogy for Jesse Owens’ in St. Paul’s Chapel at Columbia University in New York, NY, USA.

 

1986
Sri Chinmoy offers a concert and meets with Dr. Karan Singh, three-time Indian Cabinet Minister and son of the last Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir, at Columbia University in New York, NY, USA.

 

1991
 

APRIL 9TH 1991

Sri Chinmoy lifts his own body weight of 150 lbs. 150 times overhead in 11 min. 13 sec., at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, NY, USA. Present at the event is Wayne DeMilia, Vice-President of the International Federation of Bodybuilders, who certifies the lifts.

 

1993
Sri Chinmoy lifts Stanley Kalpage, Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the UN; and Kriesnedath Nandoe, Ambassador of Suriname to the UN, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1997
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Public School 86 in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2000

APRIL 9TH 1994

“Born as you were in the small village of East Shakpura, Chittagong in 1931, we are proud to claim you as a true son of our beautiful Country. Now you have become a universal brother of humanity.… I am proud to take our place amongst my brothers and sisters, which are a part of the ever-growing and ever-inspiring Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossoms family.” — Humayun Rasheed Choudhury, Speaker of the Parliament of Bangladesh

Bangladesh is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation.

 

2001
Sierra Leone is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation.

 

 

APRIL 10TH

 

1970
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Earthbound Time and Timeless Time’, at Long Island University in Brooklyn, NY, USA.

 

1986
Sri Chinmoy lifts 103¾ pounds overhead from the ground using only his right arm, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1994
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert, dedicated to the birth centenary of his mother Yogamaya Ghose, at the Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew in New York, NY, USA.

 

1996
Sri Chinmoy achieves a vertical jump onto a 31-inch platform in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy lifts 21 people including Scotland’s Don Ritchie, 100-km and 100-mile outdoor track world-record holder, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy receives the Heart of America and Heart of Germany Awards.

 

2004

APRIL 10TH 2004
Sri Chinmoy twice lifts the equivalent of his own 160-pound body weight, 100 times with one arm, at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, NY, USA. In the first session, he alternates between his left and right arm to accomplish the feat in 1 minute, 34 seconds. On his second attempt, he completes the lifts in a record time of 1 minute, 17 seconds, using only his left arm. View the video...

 

2006
Sri Chinmoy lifts 46 people in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2007
An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala artworks, hosted by UN Under-Secretary-General Anwarul Chowdhury, is opened at the United Nations in New York.

 

 

 

APRIL 11TH

 

1973
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘The Inner Experience of Light’, at St. Paul’s Chapel, Columbia University, in New York, NY, USA.

 

1975
Sri Chinmoy paints 11 large paintings, dedicated to the ‘Soul of America’, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1976
Sri Chinmoy holds a 7-hour meditation — starting at 6:00 a.m. — at Mt. Neboh Congregation in Manhattan, New York, USA.

 

1982
Sri Chinmoy completes 29 miles in a 12-hour walk at Jamaica High School Track and around the school block in Jamaica, New York. NY, USA.

 

1988
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert together with a piano and organ performance at Alice Tully Hall in the Lincoln Center, New York, NY, USA.

 

1990
An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s artworks opens at Buchman Hall in New York, NY, USA.

 

1992
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Hunter College in New York, NY, USA.

 

1997
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the High School of Fashion Industries in New York, NY, USA.

 

2000

“In the 36th year of Sri Chinmoy’s quest to spread Bharat Mata’s light to the far corners of the globe, and in homage to our ancient love of peace, it is an honour to declare India, Bharat Mata, as a Peace Nation in the Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossoms Programme.” — Ananth Kumar, Minister of Tourism and Culture of India

India is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation.

 

2000
Sri Chinmoy receives the Heart of Azerbaijan Award.

 

2001
Egypt is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation.

 

2002
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and reads his poetry at a reception hosted by the Indian Consulate in New York, NY, USA. A selection of his Jharna-Kala artworks is also exhibited. After the concert, Sri Chinmoy presents one of his paintings to the Consul General of India, Shashi Tripathi, and also one to the Indian Consulate.

 

2006

APRIL 11TH 2006

 

Sri Chinmoy opens the World Harmony Run in Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza, near the United Nations in New York.

 

2006
Sri Chinmoy lifts 21 people, as part of a special programme for those born in 1931, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2007
Sri Chinmoy lifts a hot-air balloon in Hampton, NJ, USA.

 

 

APRIL 12TH

 

1975
Sri Chinmoy offers a concert and exhibits 11 of his Jharna-Kala 4’ x 8’ canvases dedicated to the ‘Soul of America’ at Columbia University in New York, NY, USA.

 

1976
Sri Chinmoy sings 100 new Bengali songs – later published as Illumination-Song and Liberation-Dance part 1 and part 2at his Jharna-Kala Gallery, 200 Mercer Street in lower Manhattan, New York, NY, USA. The gallery displays some 12,000 of Sri Chinmoy’s paintings, which he had created in the previous sixteen months.

 

1999
Australia and Belize are declared as Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nations.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy lifts 20 people in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2001
Barbados is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy receives the Heart of Eritrea, Heart of Estonia and Heart of South Africa Awards.

 

2004
Sri Chinmoy lifts Olympians including Bob Beamon, 1988 gold medallist in the long jump; Ottis Davis, 1960 gold medallist in 400m and 4 x 400m relay; Diane Dixon, 1984 gold medallist in 400m, 1988 silver medallist in 4 x 400m; Lindy Remigino, 1952 gold medallist in 100m and 4 x 100m; and Jose Torres, Light Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World – Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2005
Sri Chinmoy lifts Ustad Sultan Khan, sarangi player, in Jamaica, NY, USA..

 

 

APRIL 13TH

 

1964
Sri Chinmoy arrives at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York at 3:30 p.m. on Air India flight 101A from Madras, where he is met by his sponsor, Sam Spanier, Sam’s friend Eric Hughes, and Sri Chinmoy’s co-sponsor Ann Harrison. He stays as the guest of ‘Samie’ and Eric at their Greenwich Village apartment in Manhattan.

 

1966
Sri Chinmoy gives a talk on ‘The Quintessence of Hinduism’ to the Adult Class of Comparative Religion, Temple Beth-El, Laurelton, New York, a liberal Jewish congregation, at the invitation of Rabbi Ronald Millstein. This date marks the completion of Sri Chinmoy’s first two years in the United States.

 

1967
The first official April 13th celebration of Sri Chinmoy’s arrival in the West is held by the AUM Centre in New York, NY, USA. The occasion marks his third anniversary in America.

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy celebrates the tenth anniversary of his arrival in the West by cooking 10 separate dishes for 400 of his students in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1976
Sri Chinmoy offers his first concert at Carnegie Hall entitled Existence-Consciousness-Bliss. This is Sri Chinmoy’s first public performance of the esraj and the cello. His Jharna-Kala artworks are also exhibited – New York, NY, USA.

 

1980
Sri Chinmoy race-walks a personal best for 10 km (6.2 miles) in a time of 1:07:57 (10:57/mile pace) in the New York Walkers Day Walk in Central Park, New York, NY, USA.

 

1991
Sri Chinmoy offers a concert for his 27 years in the West, at Silver Cup Studios, in Long Island City, NY, USA.

 

1993
An exhibition of 32,000 Soul-Bird drawings opens at Kennedy International Airport in New York, NY, USA.

 

1995
Sri Chinmoy receives a Doctor of Philosophy in Religious Science from St. Mark’s Major Seminary and College in Minnesota, USA.

 

1997
Sri Chinmoy meets with President Gorbachev and Raisa Maximovna Gorbacheva (7th meeting) at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York, NY, USA.

 

1999
Bulgaria, Estonia and Sweden are declared Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nations.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy receives the Heart of Italy Award.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert, performing on 30 instruments, in Queens College Auditorium in Flushing, NY, USA.

 

2002
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert, performing on 38 instruments for 38 years in the West, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2004
Sri Chinmoy lifts 13 people, including actress Judith Light; Mr. America and Mr. Olympia Chris Dickerson, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2005
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2007
Sri Chinmoy lifts a stone fountain with 50 roses, dedicated to all 50 States of America, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

APRIL 14TH

 

1969
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘How to Please God’, at Bridgeport University in Bridgeport, CT, USA.

 

1970
At the invitation of Secretary-General U Thant, Sri Chinmoy begins conducting twice-weekly meditations for staff, delegates and NGO representatives at United Nations headquarters in New York. As director of the ‘United Nations Meditation Group’, which later becomes known as ‘Sri Chinmoy: The Peace Meditation at the United Nations’, Sri Chinmoy serves the spiritual aspirations of the United Nations for over 37 years.

 

1978
Sri Chinmoy holds a public meditation at an exhibition of his Jharna-Kala artworks at Hunter College in New York, NY, USA.

 

1982
Sri Chinmoy spontaneously composes and sings 100 songs from poems in Ten Thousand Flower-Flames for the birth centenary of his father Shashi Kumar Ghose, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1990
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Hunter College in New York, NY, USA.

 

1994
Sri Chinmoy receives an honorary doctorate in Philosophy and Literature from the Institute of Slavonic Culture in Moscow, Russia.

 

1997
The New York borough of Brooklyn is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom.

 

2002
Sri Chinmoy lifts 39 people in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2004
Sri Chinmoy lifts Bob Mathias, 2-time Olympic gold medallist in the decathlon (1948 & 1952), at JFK International Airport, NY, USA.

 

 

APRIL 15TH

 

1966
Sri Chinmoy gives a talk, entitled ‘Within Us is Our Goal’ – the second in a Spring series of classes on Yoga – at 350 East 54th St., New York City, NY, USA.

 

1970
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘The Song of Ego’, at Adelphi University in Garden City, NY, USA.

 

1973
An article about Sri Chinmoy appears in The New York Times.

 

1984
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Prospect Park in Brooklyn, NY, USA.

 

1992

APRIL 15TH 1992

“We have an opportunity today in dedicating this site as a peace site for Sri Chinmoy, an opportunity to continue to inspire the visitors who come here every year to feel as we do that peace begins with each one of us, and we can only offer to others what we have ourselves.” — Pamela Walker, Chairman of the Canadian Niagara Parks Commission

Niagara Falls is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom in Canada.Read article…

 

1993
An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala artworks is held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Philadelphia, PA, USA.

 

1993
Sri Chinmoy meets for the fourth time with President Mikhail Gorbachev and Raisa Maximovna Gorbachev at the Four Seasons Hotel in Philadelphia, PA, USA.

 

1997
Sri Chinmoy lifts 12 people in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2002
Sri Chinmoy lifts 38 people in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2003
Sri Chinmoy lifts 30 people in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2005
Sri Chinmoy lifts 115 people in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

APRIL 16TH

 

1969
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Conscious Oneness with God’, at Columbia University in New York, NY, USA.

 

1975
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Earth versus Heaven’, at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, USA.

 

1983
Sri Chinmoy offers a concert at Columbia University in New York, NY, USA.

 

1997
Sri Chinmoy lifts 21 people in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1999

APRIL 16TH 1999

Sri
Chinmoy is named ‘Messenger of the Millennium’ by the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at St. John’s University in Jamaica, NY, USA, where he is invited to perform a concert and give a talk on the New Millennium, entitled ‘The New Millennium and World Peace’. Sri Chinmoy is also made an honorary member of Theta Alpha Kappa, the National Honour Society for Theology. View the video...

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy lifts 38 people in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy receives the Heart of Belarus Award.

 

2003
Sri Chinmoy lifts Ossie Davis and his wife Ruby Dee, actors and civil rights activists; Walt Clyde Frazier, member of NBA Basketball Hall of Fame, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

APRIL 17TH

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy delivers an afternoon lecture (2 p.m.), entitled ‘The Practical Reality’, at The Center for Religion and Life, Nevada University in Reno, NV, USA.

 

1978
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Who is My Friend on Earth?’, at the State University of New York in Old Westbury, NY, USA.

 

1989
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Julia Richman High School in New York, NY, USA.

 

1998
Sri Chinmoy is presented with the Corazón de Oro, ‘Heart of Gold’ Award, by the Society of Mexican Authors and Composers at a ceremony held in the Dag Hammarskjold Auditorium at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The award had been conferred on Sri Chinmoy for his “great altruistic service in the cause of world peace” at the Society’s headquarters in Mexico City on 20 January 1998.

 

1998
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the United Nations in New York.

 

2002
Sri Chinmoy lifts 26 people in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2002

APRIL 17TH 2002
 APRIL 17TH 2002

After being presented with the award: “I really do not know how to express my joy and gratitude to you, Sri Chinmoy, for encouraging me with this beautiful award.” — Swami Satchidananda

“In you, I clearly see the Rishis of yore and the Vedic seers of the hoary past. In you, I feel Infinity’s Peace and Bliss.” — Sri Chinmoy

Sri Chinmoy presents the U Thant Peace Award to Swami Satchidananda, founder of the worldwide Integral Yoga Institute, at the 87-year-old yoga teacher’s institute in New York, USA.

 

 

 

APRIL 18TH

 

1973
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘The Inner Experience of Bliss’, at St. Paul’s Chapel, Columbia University, in New York, NY, USA.

 

1978
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘The Seeker’, at Long Island University in Brooklyn, NY, USA.

 

1983
Sri Chinmoy offers a concert at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, USA.

 

1991
Sri Chinmoy lifts Aleksandr Razvin, Deputy Soviet Ambassador to the UN, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1999
Sri Chinmoy lifts 200 pounds in each arm simultaneously to the absolute highest point with full arm extension, in New York, USA. 

 

2000
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert for the 30th Anniversary of Sri Chinmoy: The Peace Meditation at the United Nations, at the UN in New York.

 

2003
Sri Chinmoy lifts Dr. Jane Goodall CBE, British primatologist and 2002 UN Messenger of Peace, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2007
Sri Chinmoy lifts Michael Hebranko, who lost 700 lbs. in 19 months, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

APRIL 19TH

 

1969
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘The Secret of Inner Peace’, at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT, USA.

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy delivers an evening lecture (8 p.m.), entitled ‘What has Life Taught Me?’, in the Memorial Chapel, Stanford University in Stanford, CA, USA.

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy receives the Seal of the City of Berkeley from Mayor Warren Widener in Berkeley, CA, USA.

 

1980
Sri Chinmoy plays four tennis pros, winning 48 out of 101 games,  at Randalls Island, NY, USA.

 

1983
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘A Seeker’s Heart-Songs’, at the Center for the Study of World Religions, Harvard Divinity School in Cambridge, MA, USA.

 

1983
Sri Chinmoy receives the Paul Revere Patriot Award from the State of Massachusetts at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, USA.

 

1986
Sri Chinmoy offers an afternoon Peace Concert and delivers a lecture, entitled ‘God’s Most Treasured Gift’, at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT, USA.

 

1986
Sri Chinmoy offers an evening Peace Concert and delivers a lecture, entitled ‘The Way to Abiding Peace’, at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, USA.

 

1993
An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala paintings opens at the State Capitol Building in Stamford, CT, USA.

 

 

APRIL 20TH

 

1978
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘My Life’, at New York State University in New Paltz, NY, USA.

 

1980
Sri Chinmoy completes his first 12-hour walk, for a total distance of 45¼ miles, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1981
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Truth’, at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, USA.

 

1997
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2005

 APRIL 20TH 2005
Sri Chinmoy lifts Paula Radcliffe, marathon world record holder, and her husband, 1500m runner Gary Lough, at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

APRIL 21ST

 

1969
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘The Quintessence of Mysticism’, at the American University in Washington, DC, USA.

 

1978
Sri Chinmoy delivers a morning lecture (9 a.m.), entitled ‘Why?’, at New York State University in Geneseo, NY, USA.

 

1978
Sri Chinmoy delivers an afternoon lecture (3 p.m.), entitled ‘Today is a Good and Special Day’, at the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY, USA.

 

1978
Sri Chinmoy delivers an evening lecture (7:30 p.m.), entitled ‘Three Friends: Inspiration, Aspiration and Realisation’, at SUNY at Brockport, Brockport, NY, USA.

 

1981
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Sound and Silence’, at Radcliffe College in Cambridge, MA, USA.

 

1981
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Contemplation in Action’, at Wellesley College in Wellesley, MA, USA.

 

1981

APRIL 21ST 1981

“For so long I have dreamed of meeting you…. Whoever has a large heart is the winner. You are the champion of champions, for God has given you a very big heart…. You stand for everything that is good in the running community.” — Sri Chinmoy

“I have heard so much about you – your books, your running…. It is a good sport; it has been good to me. I’ll always keep running. I’m sure you will too.” — Bill Rodgers

Sri Chinmoy meets with Bill Rodgers, champion marathon runner, in Boston, MA, USA.

 

1990
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Community Church of New York in New York, NY, USA.

 

1991
Sri Chinmoy offers a piano concert, performing on 27 pianos for 27 years in the West, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1996
Sri Chinmoy performs a standing vertical jump of 32 inches, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1998
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Church of St. Ann and The Holy Trinity, in Brooklyn, NY, USA.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy receives the Heart of Venezuela Award.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy lifts 23 people, including Dr. Davidson L. Hepburn, former Bahamian Ambassador to the United Nations for 10 years, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

APRIL 22ND

 

1966
Sri Chinmoy delivers a talk, entitled ‘Our Peace is Within’ – the third in a Spring series of classes on Yoga, at his home in Brooklyn, NY, USA.

 

1969
Sri Chinmoy is awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Philosophy and Culture from Donetsk. Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Action and Liberation’, at George Washington University in Washington, DC, USA.

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy delivers a morning lecture (10 a.m.), entitled ‘Transformation, Liberation, Revelation, Manifestation’, at Portland State University in Portland, OR, USA.

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy delivers an afternoon lecture (4 p.m.), entitled ‘Just for Today’, in Hughes Auditorium, Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA, USA.

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy delivers an evening lecture (7:30 p.m.), entitled ‘The Existence of God’, in the Administration Building at North Idaho Junior College in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, USA.

 

1978
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘A Special Beauty’, at Niagara University in Niagara Falls, NY, USA.

 

1978
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Delay Not’, at New York State University in Fredonia, NY, USA.

 

1980

APRIL 22ND 1980     APRIL 22ND 1980
Sri Chinmoy meets with Baron Rüdiger von Wechmar, President of the United Nations General Assembly (1980-81); and American civil rights leader Bayard Rustin, at the United Nations in New York.

 

1991
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Hunter College in New York, NY, USA.

 

 

 

APRIL 23RD

 

1969
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘The Supreme Secret of Meditation’, at Maryland University in College Park, MD, USA.

 

1971
Sri Chinmoy holds his first public meditation and delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Arise! Awake!’, at Columbia University in New York, NY, USA.

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy delivers a morning lecture (9:30 a.m.), entitled ‘Beauty’, in the Montana Rooms of the Student Center, at the University of Montana in Missoula, MT, USA.

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy delivers an evening lecture (9 p.m.), entitled ‘Philosophy, Religion and Spirituality’, in the Physics Building, at the University of Colorado in Boulder, CO, USA.

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy delivers an evening lecture (10:30 p.m.), entitled ‘Concentration’, at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, MT, USA.

 

1975

APRIL 23RD 1975
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘With Knowledge How Far?’, at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, USA.

 

1978
Sri Chinmoy delivers a morning lecture (11 a.m.), entitled ‘The Spiritual Life’, at St. Bonaventure University in Olean, NY, USA

 

1978
Sri Chinmoy delivers an afternoon lecture (3 p.m.), entitled ‘Do I Believe in Miracles?’, at Alfred University in Alfred, NY, USA.

 

1989
Sri Chinmoy lifts Pir Vilayat Khan, Head of the Sufi Order in the West, at Columbia University in New York, NY, USA.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy receives the Heart of Mauritius Award.

 

2003
Sri Chinmoy lifts Susan Sarandon, Academy Award-winning actress, social and political activist, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

APRIL 24TH

 

1970
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Immortality’, at the University of Maine in Orono, ME, USA.

 

1970
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Intuition’, at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA, USA.

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy delivers a morning lecture (10 a.m.), entitled ‘What Has Life Taught Me?’, at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT, USA.

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy delivers an afternoon lecture (4 p.m.), entitled ‘Humanity’s Teachers’, at the University of Arizona in Tempe, AZ, USA.

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy delivers an evening lecture (9 p.m.), entitled ‘Realisation’, at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM, USA.

 

1989

APRIL 24TH 1989

A bridge connecting Central Falls and Cumberland in Rhode Island, USA, is dedicated as the first ‘Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom’ in the world. Two measured one-mile courses are also dedicated.

 

1991

APRIL 24TH 1991
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and piano performance, in the Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium at the United Nations in New York.

 

1992
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert dedicated to UN Secretary-General U Thant, in the Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium at the United Nations in New York.

 

2002
As part of the Sri Chinmoy Ten and Six Day Races, the 10-day race begins at Flushing Meadows Park, Queens, New York, USA.

 

APRIL 25TH

 

1973
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘The Inner Experience of Power’, at St. Paul’s Chapel, Columbia University, in New York, NY, USA.

 

1976

APRIL 25TH 1976
APRIL 25TH 1976
 APRIL 25TH 1976

“I treasure the feeling of inner joy which I experienced during my visit with you. The peace and happiness that our meeting provided me with will be remembered forever…. Please accept, Guru, the expression of my most soulful gratitude for your divine light, love and concern.” — Juan Albors, Secretary of State of Puerto Rico (1972-1976)

Sri Chinmoy meets with Juan Albors, Secretary of State of Puerto Rico, at the Jharna-Kala Gallery, at 224 Mercer St. in New York City, NY, USA.

 

1981
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Music’, at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, USA.

 

1996

APRIL 25TH 1996
APRIL 25TH 1996
APRIL 25TH 1996

“Revived
my long-lost jumping thrills –
standing high jump 33 inches!”
— Sri Chinmoy

Sri Chinmoy achieves a standing vertical jump of 33 inches, at his home in Jamaica, New York, NY, USA.

 

1997

APRIL 25TH 1997   APRIL 25TH 1997   APRIL 25TH 1997   APRIL 25TH 1997   APRIL 25TH 1997

Sri Chinmoy leads a silent prayer at the ‘Interfaith Service of Commitment to the Work of the United Nations’, honouring UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and Mrs. Nane Annan, at St. Bartholomew’s Church in New York City, New York, USA.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy lifts 12 members of ‘The International Center For Peace, Assisi, Italy’, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

APRIL 26TH

 

1976
Sri Chinmoy offers the opening meditation at the performance of his play The Sacred Fire at the Senate Office Building in Washington, DC, USA.

 

1981
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Satisfaction’, at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, USA.

 

1999
Belgium and Nauru are declared Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nations.

 

2000
Sri Chinmoy meets with Precious McKenzie, champion weightlifter in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2003
Sri Chinmoy lifts Sid Caesar, comedian; Red Buttons, comedian and Academy Award winner; Nanette Fabray, comedienne; and Neil Simon, playwright, in Beverly Hills, CA, USA.

 

2005

APRIL 26TH 2005
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Annam Brahma Restaurant in Jamaica, NY, USA. Listen to the concert...

 

 

APRIL 27TH

 

1970
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Aspiration: The Inner Flame’, at Purdue University in Lafayette, IN, USA.

 

1981
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Contemplation In The Hindu Tradition’, at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY, USA.

 

1987

APRIL 27TH 1987

The first Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run begins at Battery Park in New York, NY, USA. View the video...

 

1987
Sri Chinmoy meets with Carly Simon, American singer/songwriter, Academy Award winner and two-time Grammy Award winner, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1993
The State of Florida is proclaimed a ‘Sri Chinmoy Peace State’ by Governor Lawton Chiles in Tallahassee, FL, USA.

 

1997
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. It is the 27th of 50 concerts he gives to celebrate the 50th anniversary of India’s Independence.

 

1999

APRIL 27TH 1999
Sri Chinmoy lifts 230 lbs. with both arms simultaneously, for a total of 460 lbs., in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1999
Ireland is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2003
Sri Chinmoy plants a Meditation Tree on Parsons Blvd. in Jamaica, NY, USA. Sri Chinmoy lifts 43 people in San Francisco, CA, USA.

 

2004
Sri Chinmoy lifts 44 ambassadors, diplomats and Canadian government officials, including Jean Chrétien, former Prime Minister of Canada, in Ottawa, ON, Canada.

 

 

APRIL 28TH

 

1970
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Reality’, at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH, USA.

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy writes 360 poems in 24 hours, which are published the very next day as The Goal Is Won, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1975
Sri Chinmoy paints ‘Supreme, I Bow To Thee’, a 9’ x 16’ canvas, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1975

APRIL 28TH 1975

“He should just continue to draw and paint and flourish like he has been forever and ever and ever.” — Peter Max

Sri Chinmoy meets with American artist Peter Max at the Jharna-Kala Art Gallery in New York, NY, USA.

 

1978
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘A Seeker’s Conversation with his Inner Pilot’, at St. John’s University in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1987
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at New Rochelle High School in New Rochelle, NY, USA.

 

1991
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the State University of New York in New Paltz, NY, USA.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy lifts 13 people in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2002
As part of the Sri Chinmoy Ten and Six Day Races, the 6-day race begins at Flushing Meadows Park, Queens, New York, USA.

 

2005
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 
 
APRIL 29TH

 

1966
Sri Chinmoy delivers a talk, entitled ‘Who is fit for Yoga?’ – the fourth in a Spring series of classes on Yoga – at his home in Brooklyn, NY, USA.

 

1967

APRIL 29TH 1967

Sri Chinmoy meets with French savant Paul Richard in Flatbush, Brooklyn, NY, USA. Paul Richard was a barrister, a candidate in the French Legislative Assembly elections, a philosophical anthropologist, a supporter of Indian independence, and friend to Sri Aurobindo. He was also the second husband of Mme. Mira Alfassa (Mother of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram).

 

1974
The Goal Is Won, a poetry book containing 360 of Sri Chinmoy’s poems, all written the previous day, is published by his students in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1976
Sri Chinmoy paints ‘Larger than the Largest’, a 12-by-27-foot canvas, in the Jharna-Kala Gallery at 224 Mercer Street, Greenwich Village, New York City. NY, USA.

 

1977
An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala paintings is opened at John F. Kennedy High School in the Bronx, NY, USA.

 

1978
Sri Chinmoy offers a concert at the Artists’ Association in Woodstock, NY, USA.

 

2006
Sri Chinmoy performs a special duet with cellist Scott Terzaghi in the afternoon at Public School 117 in Briarwood, NY, USA.

 

2006
Flautist Paul Horn performs at a private concert in the evening for Sri Chinmoy and his students at Public School 117 in Briarwood, NY, USA.

 

 

APRIL 30TH

 

1975
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Intellectual versus Spiritual’, at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, USA.

 

1977
Sri Chinmoy paints ‘C.K.G. Transcends’, a 13x69-foot canvas, in the boiler room of John F. Kennedy High Scool in the Bronx, NY, USA. Sri Chinmoy begins painting at 7:46 a.m. and just 2 hours and 29 minutes later, he completes the monumental artwork.

 

1978
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Our Progress-Story’, at Long Island University in Southampton, NY, USA.

 

1996
Sri Chinmoy completes 4,000 crunch sit-ups, and 100 step-ups of 7½ inches wearing a 50-lb. vest, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1997
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Public School 86 in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1999
Sri Chinmoy lifts 250 lbs. with both arms simultaneously for a total of 500 lbs., in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1999
Poland is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation.

 

2004
Sri Chinmoy lifts several athletes, including Martin Strel, the long-distance swimmer who swam the lengths of the Danube, Mississippi, Yangtze and Amazon Rivers; and Tomaž Humar, winner of mountaineering’s prestigious Piolet d’Or award, and famous for his Himalayan solo climbs, at Hala Tivoli in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

 

2004
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Hala Tivoli in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

 

2006
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert for flautist Paul Horn, who was lifted earlier the same day in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2007

APRIL 30TH 2007

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Norway. The recording of the concert is later released on a CD, entitled ‘My Heart-Offering’. Listen to the concert...

 

2007
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Norway. Sri Chinmoy presents the U Thant Peace Award to Vidar Vambheim, Co-ordinator of Peace Studies at the University of Tromso, in Oslo, Norway.