Indian peace crusader here for monthlong tour


Peace Ambassador Sri Chinmoy will be offering a public peace concert tonight at 8 p.m. at Manila Cathedral. Admission is free. 

The concert is part of the 61-year-old spiritual teacher’s month-long peace tour of the Philippines, which marks the start of a year that Sri Chinmoy predicts will be filled with brightness and luminosity.

Sri Chinmoy’s peace tour included a meeting with Cardinal Sin yesterday. He will also be meeting with President Ramos on Monday.

Sri Chinmoy is a poet, artist, composer and philosopher as well as a spiritual teacher. He has offered hundreds of lectures at universities around the globe, including talks at Siliman University in Dumaguete City and Southwestern and San Carlos Universities in Cebu City. 

He is also the inspiration behind the biennial Oneness-Home Peace Run, a 70-nation relay for peace that passed through the Philippines last year. A prolific composer, he will be performing his own compositions at tonight’s peace concert.

Sri Chinmoy is visiting the Philippines with a group of about 150 students from around the world. Several of them will be offering free classes and workshops on meditation and ways of integrating spirituality into daily life.

A free workshop will be held at the Theosophical Society Lecture Hall at 1 Iba Street,  near Florentino Street, Quezon City from 10 a.m. to noon on Sunday.

Published in The Philippine Star, Saturday, January 2, 1993