Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert, the second of 39 Peace Concerts dedicated to Swami Vivekananda’s 39 years on earth, in Jamaica, New York.


Sri Chinmoy’s Peace Concert dedication:

As you know, we have started observing Swami Vivekananda's centenary — not his birth centenary, but the centenary of the World's Parliament of Religions in Chicago. It was one hundred years ago that Vivekananda became the supreme hero of the Parliament. It is my wish to offer thirty-nine Peace Concerts and dedicate them to him. He lived for thirty-nine years, and I wish to observe each year of his earthly existence by offering him, his immortal soul, a Peace Concert.

Published in Vivekananda: Divinity's Soul-Rainbow and Humanity’s Heart-Blossom


Photos by Maral Siegel


Sri Chinmoy offers his 500th Peace Concert to an audience of 5,400 at the Royal Albert Hall in London. It is introduced by Dr. L.M. Singhvi, India’s High Commissioner to the UK; Countess Mountbatten, daughter of Lord Louis Mountbatten, the last British Viceroy of India, addresses the audience; and messages from outgoing Prime Minister John Major and incoming Prime Minister Tony Blair are read out.