Sri Chinmoy meditation at religions meet

India Post News Service

BARCELONA, Spain: The Parliament of World’s Religion, only the 4th in the world, was held in Barcelona, Spain from July 7-13.

During Sri Chinmoy’s Opening Meditation, the entire audience joined with him in pin-drop silence, each praying in their own way.

These moments symbolize the very heart of the Parliament: people from all faiths joining together in oneness for the betterment of the world. This is an urgently important message at this very moment.

The Parliament of the World’s Religions, which began in Chicago in 1893, was the first and is the largest global interfaith gathering in the world.

Sri Chinmoy, who is nearly 73 years old and resides in New York City, has led the silent interfaith Meditation at the United Nations for diplomats and staff twice weekly since 1970. He has initiated many interfaith programs through culture, sports and dialogue.

The Council of the Parlia­ment invited Sri Chinmoy to of­fer the Opening Meditation by stating “We think such a starkly singular and wordless presence will be the perfect entry for par­ticipants into the Parliament experience. And we can think of no one better to do it than you.”

Published in India Post, VOL 10. No. 520, July 23, 2004