Incorporation of the Aum Centre in New York City


On January 17, 1967, the AUM CENTRE1, INC. of New York City is officially certified by the Supreme Court of New York County.

We offer our gratitude to Mr. Enrique Calderon2 (B.B.A., L.L.B.) of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and his son, Mr. Miguel A. Calderon, Notary Public, State of New York, for their valuable advice and their selfless labour in preparing the necessary documents for the Incorporation. In this connection, Miss Carmen Suro, President, and Mrs. Maria Teresa Gonzalez, Counsellor, of the Aum Centre, Inc. of Santurce, Puerto Rico, deserve our special thanks and gratitude.

To our Dulal (Mr. Sol Montlack) who made many patient trips to the Supreme Court, untangled countless difficulties, and saw through the Incorporation to its conclusion, we offer our deep and grateful love.

The following is the Board of Directors of the AUM CENTRE, INC. of New York City:

Spiritual Director and President Chinmoy Kumar Ghose
Vice-President Mr. Sol Montlack
Chief Advisor Mrs. Ruth Moseley
Financial Secretary Mrs. Irene Silver
Corresponding Secretary Mrs. Lillian Gerber
Executive Co-ordinator Mrs. Barbara Callen
Special Member Mr. Joseph Stanley

Published in AUM – Vol. 2, No. 6, January 27, 1967.

1. The name of the AUM Centre is changed to the Sri Chinmoy Centre on April 13, 1970.
2. Senor Calderón of Puerto Rico, was instrumental in registering the AUM Centre, Inc. of Puerto Rico just a few months earlier.


Photo by Pulak Viscardi


Sri Chinmoy offers a short Peace Concert at Friendship House in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam.

Sri Chinmoy also lifts Tran Van Tao, president of the Ho Chi Minh City Union of Friendship Organisations, and then presents him with a special plaque emblazoned with music and lyrics of three songs he has written about Viet Nam — Viet Nam, Friendship Organisations: A World-Betterment Dream and Mekong Delta.


Photo by Adarini Inkei


Sri Chinmoy lifts Prince Dipokusumo and Princess Febri from Solo at the Bali Padma Hotel in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.