JUNE 1ST

 

1972

Sri Chinmoy delivers a talk, entitled ‘Why is it easier to disbelieve than to believe?’, in the Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium at the United Nations in New York, NY.

 

1978
  JUNE 1ST 1978   JUNE 1ST 1978      

Sri Chinmoy begins long-distance running at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA, USA. See Sri Chinmoy’s long-distance running race results.

 

1979
  JUNE 1ST 1979      

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘The meaning of discipleship today’, at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA, USA. Listen to the lecture...

 

1980

Sri Chinmoy runs a marathon in a time of 5:18:31, in San Mateo, CA, USA.

 

1982

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘O My Heart’, at Columbia University in New York, NY, USA.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy first performs a standing calf raise with a weight of 400 lbs. in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1991

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA, USA.

 

1996

Sri Chinmoy achieves a personal best time of 4 min. 28.3 sec. for 1 km on an indoor rowing machine at the California Senior Masters Games in Sacramento, CA, USA.

 

2000

Guinea-Bissau and Indonesia are declared as Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom Nations.

 

2004
  JUNE 1ST 2004        
 JUNE 1ST 2004
 

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture and is also conferred as an Honorary Professor at the Research Institute of Pediatric Haematology in Moscow, Russia.

 

 

JUNE 2ND

 

1970

Sri Chinmoy delivers a talk, entitled ‘No chance but God’s concern’, in the Peace Room of the Church Centre at the United Nations in New York, NY.

 

1979

Sri Chinmoy offers a public meditation in San Francisco, CA, USA.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy achieves a 500-lb. lift using a standing calf raise in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1993

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

 

 

1996
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Sri Chinmoy runs 50 metres in 7.9 sec. at the California Senior Masters Games in Sacramento, CA, USA.

 

1998

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and, being invited as a visiting poet, he delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Poetry the winner’, at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

 

1998

An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala paintings opens at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

 

2001

Sri Chinmoy reaches a total of 12 million Soul-Bird drawings, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2001
  JUNE 2ND 2001        
JUNE 2ND 2001
 

Sri Chinmoy lifts Frank Zane, 3-time Mr. Universe and 3-time Mr. Olympia; Al Oerter, 4-time Olympic Discus gold medallist; and Wayne Demilia, President, International Federation of Bodybuilders. Sri Chinmoy also offers a private concert for his guests, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

JUNE 3RD

 

1971

Sri Chinmoy delivers a talk, entitled ‘Spirituality: Is it only for the chosen few?’, in the Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium at the United Nations in New York, NY.

 

1978

Sri Chinmoy offers a concert at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, ON, Canada.

 

1979

The first official Sri Chinmoy Marathon is held in San Francisco, CA, USA.

 

1980

Sri Chinmoy delivers a talk, entitled ‘My body wants to sleep’, in the Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium at the United Nations in New York, NY.

 

1980

Sri Chinmoy delivers a talk, entitled ‘Man’s inner inspiration’, in the Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium at the United Nations in New York, NY.

 

1984

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at The Auditorium Theater in Chicago, IL, USA.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy achieves a 600-lb. lift using a standing calf raise in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1988
   JUNE 3RD 1995      

Sri Chinmoy offers an organ performance at Fair Street Church in Kingston, NY, USA.

 

1988

Sri Chinmoy inaugurates a Sri Chinmoy Peace Mile at Kenneth L. Wilson Public Campground in Woodstock, NY, USA.

 

 

1988
   JUNE 3RD 1995      

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Woodstock Community Center, in Woodstock, NY, USA.

 

1991
  JUNE 3RD 1991    

Sri Chinmoy lifts Juan Antonio Samaranch, President of the International Olympic Committee, in Lausanne, Switzerland.

 

1997
  JUNE 3RD 1997    

Sri Chinmoy has his fourth meeting with Mother Teresa, at Missionaries of Charity House in the Bronx, NY, USA.

 

1998

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Creativity: The amalgam of sorrows and joys’, in the David Lam Auditorium at the University of Victoria, in Victoria BC, Canada.

 

1998
  The award reads: “Sri Chinmoy: A Student of Peace – The beauty, nobility and harmony of Sri Chinmoy’s vast outpouring of artistic, literary and musical creations have inspired millions of people worldwide. His creative works embody an age-old wisdom and the everlasting ideals of self-giving, compassion and oneness. The University of Victoria is proud and honoured to recognise Sri Chinmoy, who was born and raised in the East and has been serving tirelessly in the West, as a man of letters, fine arts and the elevated human spirit.” — presented by Dr. Harold Coward (Director, Centre for Studies in Religion and Society), University of Victoria  

An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala paintings opens at the University of Victoria, BC, Canada, where Professor Harold Coward presents him with a special award, entitled Sri Chinmoy: A Student of Peace.

 

 

JUNE 4TH

 

1976

Sri Chinmoy begins his fourth European lecture tour – the talks were later published in My Rose PetalsPart 5Part 6 and Part 7.

 

1978

Sri Chinmoy offers a concert at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal) in Montreal QC, Canada.

 

1979

Sri Chinmoy offers a public meditation in Santa Barbara, CA, USA.

 

1982
  JUNE 4TH 1982      

Sri Chinmoy offers a concert to an audience of 2,400, at the Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, CA, USA. Listen to the concert...

 

1982
  JUNE 4TH 1982      

Sri Chinmoy meets with Payton Jordan (head coach of the 1968 US Olympic Track & Field Team; and champion masters sprinter) in San Francisco, CA, USA.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy performs a standing calf raise, with a weight of 700 lbs. in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1988

Sri Chinmoy lifts Eddie Murphy, comedian and actor, at Public School 86 in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1989
  JUNE 4TH 1989   “We wholeheartedly share in your efforts for peace and wish you all success.” — Steingrimur Hermannsson, Prime Minister of Iceland  

Sri Chinmoy lifts Steingrimur Hermannsson, Prime Minister of Iceland, in Reykjavik, Iceland.

 

1989

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and delivers a talk, entitled ‘Forgiveness’, at Langholts Church in Reykjavik, Iceland.

 

1993

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

 

1994

Sri Chinmoy competes in the 100-metre event at the Metropolitan Athletics Congress (MAC) Masters Meet, recording an official electronic time of 15.15 seconds, at St. Johns University in Queens, New York, USA.

 

1996

Sri Chinmoy performs 112 crunch abdomen-ups in 5 sets, pushing a weight of 302 lbs, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1996

Sri Chinmoy has his third meeting with Mother Teresa at Missionaries of Charity House in the Bronx, NY, USA.

 

1997

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

 

2003

Sri Chinmoy lifts tabla player Pandit Samir Chatterjee; 4-time Grammy Award-winning music producer Joel Dorn; and 5-time Grammy Award-winning singer Al Jarreau, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2005

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, CA, USA.

 

 

JUNE 5TH

 

1979

Sri Chinmoy runs a 3-mile race for the first time, in Santa Barbara, CA, USA.

 

1979

Sri Chinmoy offers a public meditation in Tempe, AZ, USA.

 

1980
  JUNE 5TH 1980      

Sri Chinmoy rides with the USA Bicycle Relay through the historic US Capitol area and receives a Certificate of Achievement from Congressman Joseph Addabbo on the US Capitol Building steps in Washington, DC, USA.

 

1982
  JUNE 5TH 1982      

Sri Chinmoy offers a concert at California State University in Berkeley, CA, USA, as part of his ‘Fifty Oneness-State-Songs’ tour.

 

1993

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the First Unitarian Church in Brooklyn, NY, USA.

 

2004

Sri Chinmoy lifts Donovan Bailey, 1995 World Athletics Champion in 100 m sprint and 4 x 100 m relay; 1996 Olympic gold medallist in 100 m sprint and 4 x 100 m relay; and world-record holder for 100 m (set in 1996), in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

JUNE 6TH

 

1979

Sri Chinmoy runs a personal best for 3 miles in a time of 22:21 (7:27 pace) at the Sri Chinmoy Race in Scottsdale, AZ, USA.

 

1979

Sri Chinmoy offers a public meditation at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ, USA.

 

1980

Sri Chinmoy is invited by the US State Department to address its ‘Open Forum’, and delivers a lecture, entitled ‘The Inner Role of the United Nations’, at the US State Department in Washington, DC, USA.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and delivers a lecture at the Technical University in Berlin, Germany.

 

1991

Sri Chinmoy meets with Baron Crespo, President of the European Parliament, in Brussels, Belgium.

 

1997

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

 

2007

Sri Chinmoy lifts Jelena Prokopchuka, women’s winner of the 2005 and 2006 New York City Marathon; and three-time Olympian (1996, 2000, 2004), in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

JUNE 7TH

 

1966

Sri Chinmoy gives a special talk, entitled ‘The Significance of a Birthday’, in celebration of the thirty-fifth birthday of Mr. Eric Hughes, at his home in Greenwich Ave., New York City, NY, USA. Eric Hughes was one of the original sponsors who assisted Sri Chinmoy in coming to America in 1964.

 

1970

Sri Chinmoy and his New York and Connecticut students participate in the first Sri Chinmoy Centre Sports Day held at Alley Pond Park in Queens, NY, USA. At almost 39 years of age, Sri Chinmoy places first in the discus and second in the shot put against a field of much younger competitors.

 

1976

Sri Chinmoy meets with sculptor Henry Moore, at his home in Much Hadham, Hertfordshire, UK.

 

1981

Sri Chinmoy meets with Arthur Lydiard, New Zealand Olympic running coach, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy offers a concert at the Oneness-World Festival in Berlin, Germany.

 

1991
  JUNE 7TH 1991   “Work for peace is no longer the monopoly of politics and diplomacy — it needs everyone to be a torch-carrier. Therefore, I welcome the initiative of the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run.” — President of Austria Kurt Waldheim  

Sri Chinmoy meets with Kurt Waldheim, President of Austria, former United Nations Secretary-General, in Hofburg, Vienna, Austria.

 

1996

Sri Chinmoy lifts 226 volleyballs with his fingertips, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1997

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

 

1997

Sri Chinmoy offers an evening Peace Concert at Public School 86 in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1998

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert together with a 7-hour meditation, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2000

Suriname is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom Nation.

 

2001

Sri Chinmoy receives the Heart of Norway Award.

 

 

JUNE 8TH

 

1981

Sri Chinmoy meets with Bob Beamon, 1968 Olympic long-jump champion, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1985

Sri Chinmoy offers a 7-hour public meditation at Laval University in Quebec, QC, Canada.

 

1997

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, USA.

 

2001

Japan and Switzerland are declared Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom Nations.

 

2002

Sri Chinmoy lifts 42 people, including Milka Singh, Indian track star – ‘The Flying Sikh’ – and his son Chiranjeev, famous Indian golfer, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2007

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

 

 

JUNE 9TH

 

1970

Sri Chinmoy delivers a talk, entitled ‘God’s Brightest Heaven and Man’s Surest Haven’, in the Peace Room of the Church Centre at the United Nations in New York, NY.

 

1975

Sri Chinmoy delivers an afternoon (3 p.m.) lecture, entitled ‘Is Spirituality an escape from Reality?’, at the Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, USA.

 

1975

Sri Chinmoy delivers an evening (8 p.m.) lecture, entitled ‘Earth-Bound Journey and Heaven-Bound Journey’, the final in the 7-lecture series, at the Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, USA.

 

1976

Sri Chinmoy has a third meeting with Pope Paul VI at the Vatican, Vatican City.

 

1985

Sri Chinmoy offers a 7-hour public meditation at Ottawa University in Ottawa, ON, Canada.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and delivers a lecture at the Medical University in Vienna, Austria.

 

2001

Sri Chinmoy lifts 20 international dignitaries, including Svenn Kristiansen, Deputy Mayor of Oslo, at the Pier of Honor, in Oslo, Norway.

 

2001

Sri Chinmoy inaugurates the Eternal Peace Flame at the Pier of Honor, in Oslo, Norway.

 

2003

Sri Chinmoy lifts Marilyn Horne, mezzo-soprano opera singer, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2006

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

 

 

JUNE 10TH

 

1980

Sri Chinmoy delivers a talk, entitled ‘Philosophy, Religion And Yoga’, in the Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium at the United Nations in New York, NY.

 

1981

Sri Chinmoy inaugurates ‘Aspiration-Ground’ tennis court, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and delivers a lecture at the Stuttgart University, in Stuttgart, Germany.

 

1987

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

 

2001

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and opens a Jharna-Kala exhibition at Oslo City Hall in Oslo, Norway.

 

2003

Sri Chinmoy lifts 21 people, including professors, at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, USA.

 

2005

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert, performing on 24 instruments in honour of the 24th anniversary of Aspiration-Ground, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

JUNE 11TH

 

1973

Sri Chinmoy begins his second European lecture tour; the talks are later published as My Rose Petals Part 2.

 

1973

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Three Lessons In Spirituality’, at Oxford University in Oxford, England, UK.

 

1976

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Unreality and Reality’, at the University of Zurich in Zurich, Switzerland.

 

1977

Sri Chinmoy offers his first public flute performance, in Greenwich, CT, USA.

 

1982

Sri Chinmoy celebrates his tennis anniversary by playing 199 games, of which he wins 189, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and delivers a lecture at the Technical University in Zurich, Switzerland.

 

1991

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Buchman Hall in Manhattan, NY, USA.

 

1993

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

 

1996

Sri Chinmoy achieves a standing calf raise of 1,400 lbs.; and shot 73 out of 100 goals from the 15-foot penalty line, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

JUNE 12TH

 

1973

 

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘The Seeker’s Journey, at Cambridge University in Cambridge, UK.

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy has his first meeting with Rafael Hernández Colón, Governor of Puerto Rico, in Puerto Rico.

 

1976

Sri Chinmoy dedicates a ‘Tree of Meditation’ at Rieterberg Park in Zurich, Switzerland, which had been planted there some months earlier in his honour.

 

1978
  JUNE 12TH 1978      

Sri Chinmoy meets with Morarji Desai, Prime Minister of India, in New York, NY, USA.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and delivers a lecture at the University of Geneva in Geneva, Switzerland.

 

1987

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

 

1989

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and delivers a lecture, entitled ‘I Must And I Must’, at the University of Portland in Portland, OR, USA.

 

2001

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and delivers a lecture at Oslo University in Oslo, Norway.

 

2003

Sri Chinmoy lifts Muhammad Ali, three-time World Heavyweight Boxing Champion and 1960 Olympic gold medallist, at Oneness-Family School in Chevy Chase, MD, USA.

 

2007

Sri Chinmoy lifts 745 lbs. with one arm in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

JUNE 13TH

 

1967

Sri Chinmoy resigns from the Indian Consulate in a letter addressed to Mr. A.K. Mukherjee, Assistant to the Consul. He had worked at the consulate for three years as a Junior Consular Assistant in the Passport and Visa Section and in his non-working hours, he offered public spiritual talks, gave musical recitals and held meditations. After his resignation, Sri Chinmoy was able to devote himself fully to serving the spiritual needs of aspiring humanity.

 

1973

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Spirituality’, at Bristol University in Bristol, England, UK.

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy writes Three Hundred Sixty-Five Father’s Day Prayers in 72 hours, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1977

Sri Chinmoy starts playing tennis in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1978

Sri Chinmoy plays 453 games of tennis over a 21-hour period – shortly before 6 a.m. until 11:10 p.m. – with 89 opponents at a local public court in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1979

Sri Chinmoy plays 100 games of tennis in 3 days in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1980

Sri Chinmoy offers a concert and meditation at Kaufleute Saal in Zurich, Switzerland.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy performs a standing calf raise with a weight of 800 lbs., in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1988

Sri Chinmoy lifts his own bodyweight of 150 lbs., with both arms simultaneously, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1995

Sri Chinmoy completes 4 million Soul-Bird drawings, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1996

Sri Chinmoy performs 124 crunch abdomen-ups, 5 sets with 203 lbs.; standing calf raise of 1,400 lbs.; leg extensions with 120 lbs. on each leg; leg curls, with 110 lbs. on each leg, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1997

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Bayfront Center Arena in St. Petersburg, FL, USA.

 

2001

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Prayer Room, Parliament House, in Oslo, Norway.

 

2001

Sri Chinmoy lifts 45 people at the Sport Hall in Ekeberg, Norway.

 

2001

Sri Chinmoy receivesthe Heart of France and Norway Awards.

 

 

JUNE 14TH

 

1973

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Transcendental Height and Aspiration-Light’, at the University of Dublin, in Dublin, Ireland.

 

1976

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Fear And Courage’, at the University of Geneva, in Geneva, Switzerland.

 

1979

Sri Chinmoy is named Chaplain to the 1980 Winter Olympics, held in Lake Placid, NY, USA.

 

1980
  JUNE 14TH 1980   JUNE 14TH 1980      

Sri Chinmoy meets with Olympic running legend Emil Zatopek at Zurich Airport and then later that day he introduced him to the crowd at the Westathletic-Cup, a multinational track-and-field event held near Zurich, Switzerland.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy performs a standing calf raise with a weight of 1,000 lbs., in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1998

Sri Chinmoy begins writing Sail My Heartboat Sail poetry series in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2000

Solomon Islands is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom Nation.

 

2001

Sri Chinmoy receives the Heart of Mexico Award.

 

2001
  JUNE 14TH 2001   JUNE 14TH 2001   JUNE 14TH 2001        
JUNE 14TH 2001
 

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Oslo Spectrum in Oslo, Norway.

 

2003
  JUNE 14TH 2003        
 JUNE 14TH 2003
 

Sri Chinmoy offers his first sitar concert, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2007

Sri Chinmoy presents the U Thant Peace Award to Mahasamrat Bill Pearl, 5-time Mr. Universe, in San Diego, CA, USA.

 

2007

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert (afternoon) at San Diego Copley Symphony Hall in San Diego, CA, USA.

 

2007

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert (evening) at San Diego Copley Symphony Hall in San Diego, CA, USA.

 

 

JUNE 15TH

 

1973
  JUNE 15TH 1973      

Sri Chinmoy meets with Eamon de Valera, President of Ireland, in Dublin, Ireland.

 

1975

Sri Chinmoy offers his first 13-hour meditation for Father’s Day, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1980
  JUNE 15TH 1980   JUNE 15TH 1980      

Sri Chinmoy meets with Emil Zatopek at the 10 km Sri Chinmoy Race at Belvoir Park in Zurich, Switzerland, after which the Olympic running legend officiated at the prize-giving ceremony.

 

1980

Sri Chinmoy offers a concert and meditation at the Kongress Hall in Augsburg, Germany.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy performs a standing calf raise with a weight of 1,100 lbs., in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy wins 137 of 154 tennis games in two days in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1994

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

 

2000

Austria is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom Nation.

 

2000

Sri Chinmoy presents the U Thant Peace Award to US Congressman for New York Gary Ackerman followed by a Peace Concert at O’Neill House Office Building, US House of Representatives in Washington, DC, USA.

 

 

JUNE 16TH

 

1973

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘God’s School’, at Glasgow University in Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

 

1976

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘The Third Eye’, at The Third Eye Centre, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

 

1976

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Ignorance And Knowledge’, at Glasgow University, in Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

 

1979
  JUNE 16TH 1979   JUNE 16TH 1979   JUNE 16TH 1979      

Sri Chinmoy meets ultra-marathon runners Don Ritchie, world-record holder for 50-mile and 100-mile track races; Frank Bozanich, US record holder for 100 kilometres; and Cahit Yeter, the masters record holder for the 100-mile road race, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1979

To celebrate his tennis anniversary Sri Chinmoy plays, and wins, 100 games in 3 days in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1980
  JUNE 16TH 1980  

“It has been a great honour for me to meet you and to learn so much about your experiences with different religions.” — Sri Chinmoy

“At the United Nations Headquarters in Geneva, we are devoting ourselves to a task which is almost a religious one. Our wide scope of activities seeks to create better conditions in the world...” — Mr. Luigi Cottafavi, Director-General of the United Nations in Geneva

 
  JUNE 16TH 1980  

“Our philosophy is a way of life. It is not just a set philosophy or a religion, but a full and proper acceptance of life. We do not try to negate life but rather to see the real truth and divinity in life.” — Sri Chinmoy

“Yes, that is what our religion teaches — that there is divinity in every human being.” — His Excellency Mr. Gurbachan Singh, Ambassador of India in Switzerland

 
  JUNE 16TH 1980  

“We thank you for your moral support.... Everybody needs spiritual support.” — Mr. Richard Pestalozzi, Vice-President, International Red Cross Committee

“I support the Red Cross whole-heartedly. It is a unique contribution — man’s unique contribution to God. In life, nothing is as important as selfless service.” — Sri Chinmoy

 

Sri Chinmoy meets privately with several dignitaries — Mr. Luigi Cottafavi, Director-General of the United Nations (Geneva); His Excellency Mr. Gurbachan Singh, Indian Ambassador to Switzerland; and Mr. Richard Pestalozzi, Vice-President of the International Red Cross Committee — in Geneva, Switzerland.

 

1980

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘The Inner Role Of The United Nations’, at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

 

1984

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Felician College in Lodi, NJ, USA.

 

1993

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

 

1996

Sri Chinmoy performs a series of Rainbow-Dreams challenges, which he had set himself: 7,000 crunch sit-ups in 1 hr. 19 min. 42 sec.; 130 crunch abdomen-ups with 302 lbs in 4 min. 22.83 sec. (in 5 sets with brief intervals); a 1,500-lb. standing calf raise; a 250m walk wearing a 100-lb. vest; a 33” vertical jump onto a platform; a 34” standing jump onto a tape; a 120-lb. single leg-extension; a 200-lb. double leg-extension; a 110-lb. single leg-curl; reciting from memory the names of 25 exotic vegetables and the names and origin of 20 sari fabrics, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2003

Sri Chinmoy lifts 20 people, including professors at New York State University in New Paltz, NY, USA.

 

2003

Sri Chinmoy lifts Sam Spanier and Eric Hughes – the two sponsors who assisted him in coming to America in 1964 – at Matagiri Ashram in Woodstock, NY, USA.

 

2004

Sri Chinmoy lifts Janos Starker, Grammy Award-winning cellist, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2006

An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala artworks opens at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris, France.

 

 

JUNE 17TH

 

1976

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Ingratitude And Gratitude’, at the University of Edinburgh, in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.

 

1980

Sri Chinmoy offers a concert and meditation at the Kongress Hall in Augsburg, Germany.

 

1982

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD, USA.

 

1987

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

 

1997
  JUNE 17TH 1997      

Sri Chinmoy meets with Mother Teresa for the fifth and final time at Missionaries of Charity House in the Bronx, NY, USA.

 

2003

Sri Chinmoy lifts 16 people, including numerous professors, at St. John’s University in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

JUNE 18TH

 

1966

Sri Chinmoy gives a talk, entitled ‘The Role of Purity in the Spiritual Life’, at the home of Mrs. Mary Williams, Manhattan, New York City, NY, USA.

 

1973

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Desire And Aspiration’, at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, UK.

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy’s achievement of writing 360 poems in one day – The Goal Is Won – is published in Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

 

1976

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Satisfaction’, at Friends Meeting House in London, England, UK.

 

1977

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture at Cape Cod Community College in Hyannis, MA, USA.

 

1980

Sri Chinmoy first meets with Pope John Paul II at the Vatican, Vatican City. Read more...

 

1980

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture at the Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome, Italy.

 

1984

The first ‘Runners Are Smilers’ 2-mile race sponsored by the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team is held in Queens, NY, USA.

 

1985

Sri Chinmoy offers a prayer session for American hostages held in Beirut at Rayburn House Office Building, House of Representatives in Washington, DC, USA.

 

1993

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

 

1997

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

 

2004

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, FL, USA.

 

 

JUNE 19TH

 

1975

The first exhibition at a museum of Sri Chinmoy Jharna-Kala artworks opens at Museo Del Arte in Ponce, Puerto Rico.

 

1976

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Greatness and Goodness’, at Oxford University in Oxford, England, UK.

 

1980

Sri Chinmoy offers a concert and meditation at Mozartsaal in Cologne, Germany.

 

1980
  JUNE 19TH 1980      

Sri Chinmoy performs on the esraj during the exhibition opening of his Jharna-Kala artworks in the Museum Alexander König in Bonn, Germany.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy achieves a 1,200-lb. standing calf-raise in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1990

Sri Chinmoy composes a song about Nelson Mandela, which is broadcast on National Public Radio and commercial stations across the USA.

 

1993

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at James J. Reynolds Jr. High School in Brooklyn, NY, USA.

 

2001

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Borough Hall in the Bronx, NY, USA.

 

2003
  FEBRUARY 15TH 2013        
FEBRUARY 15TH 2013
 

Sri Chinmoy lifts Helen Hunt, Academy Award-winning actress, in Jamaica, NY, USA. On February 15, 2013, Helen Hunt is interviewed on the Late Show with David Letterman and spoke about her meeting with Sri Chinmoy.

 

2006

Sri Chinmoy lifts Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire, Canadian senator, humanitarian, author and Force Commander of UN peacekeeping in Rwanda at the time of the 1994 genocide, in New York, NY, USA.

 

 

JUNE 20TH

 

1973

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘God And Love’, at the University of Leeds in Yorkshire, England, UK.

 

1973

Sri Chinmoy completes a series of 1,000 poems, published as The Dance of Life.

 

1976

Sri Chinmoy is interviewed on Medway Radio in Chatham, Kent, England. UK.

 

1980

Sri Chinmoy offers a concert, a meditation, and delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Inner Peace And World Peace’, at Stuttgart University in Stuttgart, Germany.

 

1989

Sri Chinmoy lifts Reverend Jesse Jackson, National Rainbow Coalition President; Democratic Presidential Candidate in 1984, 1988; and civil rights activist, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1992

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace ConcertPeace: Divinity’s Dream on Earth — at The Empire Center at the Egg, in Albany, NY, USA. Listen to the CD...

 

1997

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

 

1998

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and a 13-hour meditation for Father’s Day in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2001

The Three-Country-Point of Austria, the Czech Republic and Germany near Passau is dedicated to peace as a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom by Mayor Alfons Hellauer (Germany), Mayor Jan Jelen (Czech Republic) and Municipal Councillor Wolfgang Loetsch (Austria).

 

2001

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

 

2003

Sri Chinmoy lifts 20 people, including numerous professors, at New York University in New York, NY, USA.

 

 

JUNE 21ST

 

1973

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘The Spiritual Master’, at Oakland High School, in Mansfield, England, UK.

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy flys on Am Flight 100 from New York to London, in London and in Cambridge, England, UK.

 

1976

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Confidence’, at Cambridge University, England, UK.

 

1976

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Human Teachers And Divine Teachers’, in Ipswich, England, UK.

 

1976

Sri Chinmoy is interviewed on ITV in Ipswich, England, UK.

 

1979

Sri Chinmoy starts off the Empire State Bicycle Relay, a cycling relay traversing the 13 original states of the Union, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy lifts 240 lbs. using only his right arm, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2000

Guinea is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom Nation.

 

 

JUNE 22ND

 

1973

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow’, at University College, in London, England, UK.

 

1989

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and delivered a lecture at Salle de Concert in Paris, France.

 

1990
  JUNE 15TH 1984      

Sri Chinmoy meets with Nelson Mandela for the first time at the United Nations in New York.

 

1991

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal to an audience of 9,000 in Montreal, QC, Canada.

 

2001

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

 

2003

Sri Chinmoy lifts 14 people, including Michal Kovac, first President of the Slovak Republic, and professors from Comenius University at the Istropolis Theater, in Bratislava, Slovakia.

 

2006

Sri Chinmoy offers two Peace Concerts (afternoon, an audience of 2,500; evening, an audience of 3,500) at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, PA, USA.

 

 

JUNE 23RD

 

1980

Sri Chinmoy meets with Christa Vahlensieck, Marathon World Record Holder (1975, 1977), in Bonn, Germany.

 

1984

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at The First Unitarian Church in Providence, RI, USA.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy achieves a 1,300-lb. standing calf raise in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1989

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and delivered a lecture at UNESCO in Paris, France.

 

1989

Sri Chinmoy first meets with Ananda Guruge, Ambassador of Sri Lanka to France and UNESCO, at UNESCO in Paris, France.

 

1993

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Meditation and receives the Congressional Special Recognition Certificate for his service to world harmony from Congressman Benjamin A. Gilman (Rep. NY) at Rayburn House Office Building, House of Representatives in Washington, DC, USA.

 

1995

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the First Unitarian Church in San Francisco, CA, USA.

 

1998

Sri Chinmoy has his tenth meeting with President Mikhail Gorbachev at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York, NY, USA.

 

2000

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in New York, NY, USA.

 

2000

Togo and Trinidad & Tobago are declared Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom Nations.

 

2003

Sri Chinmoy lifts 43 people, including professors from Charles University in Novometska Radnice, Prague, Czech Republic.

 

2004

Sri Chinmoy lifts Jeff Goldblum, Academy Award nominee, in Jamaica NY, USA.

 

 

JUNE 24TH

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy begins his third European Lecture Tour; the lectures were later published as My Rose Petals part 3 & part 4.

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Love Divine’, at the University of London in London, UK.

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Failure’, at Cambridge University in Cambridge, UK.

 

1989

Sri Chinmoy gives an organ performance at the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, France.

 

1989
  JUNE 24TH 1989    

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Le Zénith in Paris, France.

 

1991

Sri Chinmoy race-walks a personal best for 400 metres in a time of 1 min. 44.05 sec., in Queens, NY, USA.

 

2001

Sri Chinmoy lifts 19 people in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2003

Sri Chinmoy lifts 29 people, including Lady Patricia Mountbatten, great-great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria and daughter of Lord Louis Mountbatten; and Ralph Fiennes, Academy Award nominee, at the Methodist Central Hall in London, UK.

 

 

JUNE 25TH

 

1973

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘The Seeker’s Four Lives’, at the University of Zurich in Zurich, Switzerland.

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Spirituality As An Art, at the University of Birmingham in Birmingham, UK.

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Confidence’, at Oxford University in Oxford, UK.

 

1976

Sri Chinmoy meets with Brian Gormley, Dean of New York School of Visual Arts and received an Award of Appreciation, in New York, NY, USA.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy first meets with Bill Pearl, 5-time Mr. Universe; Al Oerter, 4-time Olympic gold medallist in discus; and Jim Smith, British Weightlifting Registrar, World Masters Weightlifting Champion, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1989
  JUNE 25TH 1989    

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert with an organ performance at the Royal Albert Hall in London, UK.

 

1993

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Public School 86, for the first time using a cello as a drum, beating it with both hands like an Indian tabla, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1997

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

 

1998

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert, delivers a lecture, entitled ‘My Peace-Education-Life’, and also receives the Peace Educator Award at the University of Texas at Austin, TX, USA.

 

2003

Sri Chinmoy lifts 18 people, including professors from Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh Universities, at the University of Edinburgh in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.

 

2006

Sri Chinmoy lifts violist Yuri Bashmet and his orchestra, for a total of 22 people, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

JUNE 26TH

 

1975

Sri Chinmoy completes 500 Jharna-Kala paintings in 100 minutes, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1976

Sri Chinmoy starts off the Liberty Torch 9,000-mile Relay, which later ran through all 50 American states, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1979

Sri Chinmoy’s song ‘Welcome’ is named an official welcoming song of the City of Albany by Mayor Erastus Corning when it is played on the Carillon at City Hall in Albany, New York, USA.

 

1985
  JUNE 26TH 1985      

Sri Chinmoy begins his weightlifting career with an overhead lift of 40 lbs. at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

1988
  JUNE 26TH 1988      

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at his third weightlifting anniversary, where he inaugurates the Lifting Up the World with a Oneness-Heart Award by lifting Mahasamrat Bill Pearl, 5-time Mr. Universe, at Julia Richman High School; New York, NY, USA.

 

1989

Sri Chinmoy lifts pianist Andre Desponds and others at Westminster Abbey in London, UK.

 

1989

Sri Chinmoy gives an organ performance at Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford University, UK.

 

1989

Sri Chinmoy lifts Dame Dorothy Hodgkin, 1964 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, at Oxford University in Oxford, UK.

 

1989

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert with an organ performance and delivered a lecture at Oxford University in Oxford, UK.

 

1989

Sri Chinmoy meets with Sir George Trevelyan, grandfather of the Movement for Spiritual Regeneration in Britain, at Oxford University in Oxford, UK.

 

1993

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Paul Robeson Theater in Brooklyn, NY, USA.

 

1995
  JUNE 26TH 1995    

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia.

 

1999

Sri Chinmoy achieves a lift of 900 lbs. using a seated calf raise, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2000

Uganda was declares a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom Nation.

 

2003

Sri Chinmoy lifts Jim Smith, World Masters Weightlifting Champion, in Standlake, Oxfordshire, UK.

 

2003

Sri Chinmoy lifts 26 people, including numerous professors, at Oxford University in Oxford, UK.

 

2007

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans, LA, USA.

 

 

JUNE 27TH

 

1973

Sri Chinmoy has a second meeting with Pope Paul VI at the Vatican, Vatican City.

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Death’, at Newcastle University in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK.

 

1975

Sri Chinmoy completes 27,000 Jharna-Kala paintings, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

1976

Sri Chinmoy begins cycling again for the first time since he came to the West. He joins his students for one circuit as they ride a course in Central Park, New York, singing his ‘O My America’ song in honour of America’s Bicentennial. Sri Chinmoy’s love of cycling dates back to his childhood in Chittagong, East Bengal, and continued during his time at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry, India, where the bicycle was a common mode of transport. His cycling career begins in earnest in 1977 when he and his students participate in the 24-Hour Pepsi Bicycle Marathon in Central Park, New York, NY, USA.

 

1982

Sri Chinmoy runs 1500 metres in 6 min. 30 sec. at the Sri Chinmoy Race in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1983

Sri Chinmoy offers a concert at the United Nations in New York.

 

1984

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

 

1987

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and delivered a lecture at Washington University in St. Louis, MO, USA.

 

1987

Sri Chinmoy offers an opening meditation and gives a talk at the First US National Senior Olympics in St. Louis, MO, USA.

 

1989

Sri Chinmoy gives an organ performance at the Royal Festival Hall in London, UK.

 

1989

Sri Chinmoy gives an organ performance at Ely Cathedral in Ely, UK.

 

1989

Sri Chinmoy lifts Professor Brian David Josephson, 1973 Nobel Laureate in Physics, at Cambridge University in Cambridge, UK.

 

1989
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JUNE 27TH 1989

 

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert with an organ performance and delivered a lecture at Cambridge University in Cambridge, UK.

 

2001

Sri Chinmoy lifts 19 people in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2003

Sri Chinmoy lifts 15 people, including numerous professors and Dr. Frederick Sanger, 1958 and 1980 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, at Cambridge University in Cambridge, UK.

 

 

JUNE 28TH

 

1973

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Spiritual Purity’, at the University of Geneva, in Geneva, Switzerland.

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Divine Hope’, at the University of Edinburgh in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.

 

1980

Sri Chinmoy wins 243 of 284 consecutive tennis games in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1981

Sri Chinmoy meets with champion runner Gary Fanelli and honoured him with a special song, prior to the Westchester Half Marathon, in White Plains, NY, USA.

 

1981

Sri Chinmoy runs the Westchester Half Marathon in a time of 2:04:32, from White Plains to New Rochelle, NY, USA. Read more…

 

1995
  JUNE 28TH 1995    

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and an organ performance (evening) at the Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne Concert Hall in Melbourne, Australia.

 

1995

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert (late evening) at the Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne Concert Hall, in Melbourne, Australia.

 

2003

Sri Chinmoy lifts 20 people, including model and actress Jerry Hall; actor Patrick Stewart; and 32-time English Channel swimmer Kevin Muphy, at the Methodist Central Hall in London, UK.

 

2007

Sri Chinmoy offers the U Thant Peace Award to Daw Aye Aye Thant, UN Secretary-General U Thant’s daughter, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

JUNE 29TH

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘The Way, The Truth, The Life’, at Glasgow University in Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

 

1991

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

 

1995
  JUNE 29TH 1995      

Sri Chinmoy meets with Jim Bolger, Prime Minister of New Zealand, in Wellington, New Zealand.

 

2000

Argentina and Benin are declared Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom Nations.

 

2002

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Viscardi Gardens in Dobbs Ferry, NY, USA.

 

2004

Sri Chinmoy lifts Rory Kennedy, documentary filmmaker and daughter of Robert Kennedy, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2004

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert dedicated to the signing of the United Nations Charter (June 26, 1945) at the United Nations in New York.

 

2007
  JUNE 29TH 2007      

Sri Chinmoy lifts Radar, the world’s tallest horse, 6’7½” high (from the ground to back) and weighing 2,750 lbs., in Stanfordville, NY, USA.

 

 

JUNE 30TH

 

1992

Sri Chinmoy offers an opening meditation at a nine-day reading of the Ramayana at the Jacob Javits Center in New York, NY, USA.

 

1993

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

 

1995

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Aotea Centre, at which a message from Prime Minister Jim Bolger was read out, in Auckland, New Zealand.

 

1999

Panaji, the capital of the Indian state of Goa, is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom City.

 

2001

Sri Chinmoy lifts 18 people in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2003

Sri Chinmoy lifts illusionist David Copperfield in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2007

Sri Chinmoy lifts 8 of the world’s strongest men in Philadelphia, PA, USA.