FEBRUARY 1ST

 

1971
Sri Chinmoy answers questions on the topic of purity at the Sri Chinmoy Centre in Connecticut, USA.

 

1973
The first ‘Sunrise Meditation’ recorded by Sri Chinmoy is broadcast on the Dave Herman Show on WNEW Radio in New York at 7:10 a.m. During the two-minute segment, Sri Chinmoy does a brief reading and the background music is by Mahavishnu John McLaughlin. The show is scheduled to be broadcast every weekday morning at sunrise.

 

1973
Sri Chinmoy delivers a talk, entitled ‘The Soul-Love of the United Nations’, in the Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium at the United Nations in New York.

 

1976
An article on Sri Chinmoy’s seven-hour meditation (held Jan. 31) appears in The New York Times.

 

1977
The Geneva United Nations Meditation Group is inaugurated in Geneva, Switzerland.

 

1980
Sri Chinmoy race-walks a solo marathon in 6:01:27 in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1980
Sri Chinmoy delivers a talk, entitled ‘Food and God’, in the Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium at the United Nations in New York.

 

1981

  FEBRUARY 1ST 1981      

Sri Chinmoy runs the Inspiration Marathon in Hampton, NH, USA, in a time of 5:22:11.

 

1992
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Public School 86 in Jamaica, New York, USA.

 

1999
Sri Chinmoy offers the U Thant Peace Award to Girija Prasad Koirala, Prime Minister of Nepal at his official residence, in Kathmandu, Nepal.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy receives the Heart of Iceland and Heart of Tanzania Awards.

 

2003
Sri Chinmoy lifts 26 Australian residents at the Watermark Hotel at Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast, QLD, Australia.

 

2003
Sri Chinmoy offers an evening Peace Concert at the Sheraton Mirage at Main Beach on the Gold Coast, QLD, Australia.

 

 

FEBRUARY 2ND

 

1973
Sri Chinmoy delivers a talk, entitled ‘Freedom’, at the United Nations in New York.

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy completes 200 poems in 22 hours (from 12:01 a.m. to 10:01 p.m.) and then spontaneously writes a further 8 poems as part of his series, The Golden Boat, in Jamaica, New York. The poems are printed in four volumes by noon the following day. Read more...

 

1979

  FEBRUARY 2ND 1979      

Sri Chinmoy meets with John Lindsay, Mayor of New York City, at the United Nations in New York.

 

1979

  FEBRUARY 2ND 1979      

Sri Chinmoy meets with Jacob Javits, Senator from New York, at the United Nations in New York.

 

1986
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and delivers a lecture, entitled ‘The Message of Peace’, at Brown University, Providence, RI, USA.

 

1992
Sri Chinmoy composes the song ‘Yehudi Menuhin: O Soul-Smile Rare’ in anticipation of his meeting with the Maestro the next day.

 

1996
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park off the coast of Queensland in north-eastern Australia is dedicated as a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom.

 

2005
Sri Chinmoy lifts Xiao Wu Nan (Woolf Shaw), a Deputy Minister in the Chinese Government and China’s Vice-Chairman for Social, Economic and Cultural Communication. Mr. Shaw presents Sri Chinmoy with two Chinese scroll paintings, at the Hilton Hotel in Nanjing, China.

 

 

FEBRUARY 3RD

 

1972
Sri Chinmoy delivers a talk, entitled ‘God: the Supreme Actor, World: the Divine Audience’, in the Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium at the United Nations in New York, NY.

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy gives a TV interview, which is later broadcast over cable television in New York.

 

1975
Sri Chinmoy completes 4,000 paintings in Jamaica, New York, USA.

 

1992

  FEBRUARY 3RD 1992   FEBRUARY 3RD 1992      

Sri Chinmoy meets with legendary violinist Yehudi Menuhin at the Rihga Hotel in New York City, NY, USA. Earlier in the day, Sri Chinmoy composes the words and music to a song in the Maestro’s honour, ‘Yehudi Menuhin’ and sets music to two of Yehudi Menuhin’s quotations: ‘I Have Never Resigned Myself’, and ‘My Life Has Been Spent In Creating Utopias’.

 

1993
An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s artworks opens at the Palace of Kings of Majorque in Perpignan, France.

 

1995
Sri Chinmoy inaugurates the first Friday night meditation for seekers, at Public School 86 in Jamaica, New York, USA.

 

2004
An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s artworks opens at the Agung Rai Museum in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.

 

2005
An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s artworks opens at the Regent Holiday Inn in Cha-Am, Thailand.

 

 

FEBRUARY 4TH

 

1976
Sri Chinmoy delivers two lectures, entitled ‘Consciousness and Immortality’ and ‘Two God-Instruments’, at George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA.

 

1980
An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s artworks opens at Scotia Square in Halifax, NS, Canada.

 

1992
Sri Chinmoy honours Vladimir Petrovsky, Director-General of the United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, with the ‘Lifting Up the World with a Oneness-Heart’ Award by lifting him in the garden tent behind Annam Brahma restaurant in Jamaica, New York, USA.

 

1993
Sri Chinmoy lifts 1992 Olympic decathlon gold medalist Robert Zmelik from the Czech Republic, in the garden tent at Annam Brahma restaurant in Jamaica, New York.

 

1993
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Ramada Inn. in East Elmhurst, New York, USA.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy receives the Heart of Bangladesh, Heart of Czech Republic, and Heart of Zimbabwe Awards.

 

2006
An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s artworks opens at Hotel Equatorial in Penang, Malaysia.

 

 

FEBRUARY 5TH

 

1971
Sri Chinmoy holds a meditation for the students of ‘Yoga of Westchester’, a centre for hatha yoga run by Sarama Minoli in Westchester County, New York, USA.

 

1977
Sri Chinmoy composes 7 songs dedicated to the United Nations.

 

1978

  FEBRUARY 5TH 1978      

Sri Chinmoy presents his 300 published books to the Harvard Divinity School Library, Cambridge, MA, USA, which are accepted by Dean Krister Stendahl.

 

1997
Sri Chinmoy gives a piano performance in honour of Franz Schubert’s 200th Birth Anniversary, in Jamaica, New York, USA.

 

2004
Sri Chinmoy welcomes his Majesty King Sinoehoen Pakoeboewono XII of Surakarta and his family who travelled to Bali to visit him during his stay on the island. Four private meetings with the King follow on the 7th (with his family), 12th, 14th, and 15th of February, at the Westin Hotel in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.

 

 

FEBRUARY 6TH

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Spirituality’, at Pace Memorial United Methodist Church, Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, USA.

 

1983
Sri Chinmoy runs the Inspiration Marathon in Hampton, NH, USA, in a time of 5:56:59.

 

1986
Sri Chinmoy is a guest at the National Prayer Breakfast with President Ronald Reagan in Washington, DC, USA.

 

1986
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the US Department of Commerce Auditorium in Washington, DC, USA.

 

1990
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Public School 86 in Jamaica, New York, USA.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy receives the Heart of Slovakia Award.

 

2002
Sri Chinmoy lifts 33 Malaysian residents in Sabah, Malaysia.

 

2004
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert held in honour of Bali’s Hindu Kings, at the initiative of His Majesty King Sinoehoen Pakoeboewono XII of Surakarta, at the Bali Convention Centre in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.

 

2004
Sri Chinmoy lifts 14 notable Indonesian people, at the Bali Convention Centre in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia. They include Indonesian Kings — the Muslim King of Surakarta Sinoehoen Pakoeboewono XII and members of his Royal family; and 8 Hindu Balinese Kings — the King of Ubud, Tjokorda Gde Agung Suyasa; the King of Mengwi, Anak Agung De Agung; the King of Klungkung, Dr. Cokorda Gde Agung; King of Ubud Tjokorda Gde Putra Sukawati; the King of Karangasem, Prof. A.A. Gde Putra Agung; the King of Sukasada, Prof. Dr. Gusti Ndurah Gorda; the King of Pelitan, Cokorda Gede Agung Mas; and the King of Jimbaran, Anak Agung Gede Agung,

 

FEBRUARY 7TH

 

1998
The first volume of Sri Chinmoy’s poetry series Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees is published in Jamaica, New York.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy receives the Heart of New Zealand Award.

 

2006
Sri Chinmoy lifts 10 people including Prince Dipokusumo of Surakarta, Indonesia, and Princess Febri Haryu Apsari; and Asimananda Smirnov, Vice President of the Russian Federation Academy of Security, Defense and Law, at the Equatorial Hotel and Convention Centre in Penang, Malaysia.

 

2007
Sri Chinmoy lifts 19 Buddhist monks and novices from Wat Chedi Luang and Wat Suan Doh on Wat Chang Kong Grounds, Imperial Mae Ping Hotel, in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

 

 

FEBRUARY 8TH

 

1981
Sri Chinmoy offers the opening meditation at San Blas Half-Marathon in Puerto Rico.

 

1992
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Public School 86 in Jamaica, New York, USA.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy receives the Heart of Peru Award.

 

2003

  FEBRUARY 8TH 2003      

Sri Chinmoy lifts 40-time English Channel Swimmer Alison Streeter, and her mother, at the Watermark Hotel in Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia. Alison Streeter has more crossings than any other person; is the first woman to achieve a double crossing, and the only woman to achieve a triple crossing.

 

2006
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Equatorial Hotel and Convention Centre in Penang, Malaysia.

 

2006
Sri Chinmoy receives the Yuri Gagarin Medallion from The Cosmonaut Federation of Russia for merit in the field of Cosmonautics From Yuri Petrovich Smirnov, Vice President of the Academy of Security, Defense and Law, at the Equatorial Hotel and Convention Centre in Penang, Malaysia.

 

 

FEBRUARY 9TH

 

1972

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Life and Death, Atman and Paramatman’, at Brown University in Providence, RI, USA.

 

1973
Sri Chinmoy delivers a talk, entitled ‘The Divine Mission’, at the United Nations in New York.

 

1975

Sri Chinmoy holds his first 7-hour meditation in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1989
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Willingness’, at Columbia University in New York, NY, USA.

 

2004
Sri Chinmoy holds a special function for King Sinoehoen Pakoeboewono XI and his family who perform on the gamelan, sing sacred music and perform sacred Javanese dance, at the Westin Hotel in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.

 

2007
Sri Chinmoy lifts 26 children and 4 teachers from Dorkgnern Municipal School, at the Imperial Mae Ping Hotel in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

 

 

FEBRUARY 10TH

 

1978
Sri Chinmoy meets for the first time with Jorge Illueca, Ambassador of Panama to the United Nations, at the United Nations in New York.

 

1978
Sri Chinmoy begins his first series of lectures at universities in New York State starting with a talk, entitled ‘I Pray’, at Columbia University, New York, NY, USA.

 

1979
Sri Chinmoy runs 13 miles of the Boston Marathon course in Boston, MA, USA.

 

1979
Sri Chinmoy offers a concert at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, USA.

 

1985
Sri Chinmoy hosts a special function to honour Sudhahota Carl Lewis and his sister Carol at Progress-Promise in Jamaica, Queens, New York.

 

1988
Sri Chinmoy performs a piano improvisation and lifts his own bodyweight for Vision of Asia TV in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1990
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Public School 86 in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2000
The city of Unava in Gujarat, India, is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom.

 

2004

  FEBRUARY 10TH 2004      

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and receives the Udayana University Medallion of Honour, presented by the Rector, Professor Dr. I Wayan Wita, MD. Sri Chinmoy lifts the Rector; Professor  Dr. Ir. I Gde Suyatna, Secretary of the Faculty Senate; and Dr. Nyoman T. Suryadhi, MD, Head of the Population and Biostatistics Study Program, at Udayana University in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia.

 

FEBRUARY 11TH

 

1972
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Existence, Non-Existence, and the Source’, at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT, USA.

 

1976
Sri Chinmoy delivers three lectures – ‘Self-Discovery’, The World within and the World without’ and ‘Transcendence and Perfection’ – at George Washington University in Washington, DC, USA.

 

1977
Sri Chinmoy offers an impromptu talk during a visit to the United Nations Gift Center at the United Nations in New York.

 

1989
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Heart-to-Heart Festival in Washington, DC, USA.

 

2004
Sri Chinmoy lifts Bali’s head Hindu priest, Ida Pedanda Gede Made Gunung, and 21 other notable Indonesians from Java and Bali, including the General Manager of Ngurah Rai Airport, Bali; 3 Vice-Rectors of Udayana University; and colleagues of highly-respected Indonesian government official Professor Haryono Suyono, at the Westin Hotel in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.

 

2005
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Hilton Hotel in Nanjing, China. The guest of honour is Xiao Wu Nan (Woolf Shaw), Vice-Chairman of China’s Social, Economic and Cultural Exchange Association.

 

2007
Sri Chinmoy lifts 23 monks and novices from Wat Chedi Luang, Wat Phra Singh and Wat Suan Dok, at the Imperial Mae Ping Hotel in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

 

 

FEBRUARY 12TH

 

1971
Sri Chinmoy delivers his first of his many talks in the Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium, at the United Nations in New York. It is entitled, ‘Meditation: Self-Transcendence’. Sri Chinmoy’s first talk at the United Nations was held at the UN Church Centre on 26 November 1968.

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy delivers a morning lecture, entitled ‘Freedom’, at Rackham Hall, the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI, USA.

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy delivers an afternoon lecture, entitled ‘Peace’, in the Ingman Room, Student Union at the University of Toledo in Toledo, OH, USA.

 

1991
Sri Chinmoy begins singing in the classical Indian style in front of a videotape at his home in Jamaica, New York, USA.

 

1991
Sri Chinmoy is invited to inaugurate the new temple at the Vishva Seva Ashram in Corona, Queens, New York, USA. Sri Chinmoy meditates as the temple priest performs the Shivratri rites, and then he gives a short talk on Shiva.

 

2002
Sri Chinmoy performs 51 Bengali songs that he had composed in 5 days, in Sabah, Malaysia.

 

2004

  FEBRUARY 12TH 2004      

Sri Chinmoy receives the Medal of Honour, the Cook Islands’ highest award, presented by Deputy Prime Minister Ngamau Munokoa at the Westin Hotel in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia. Just prior to receiving the award, Sri Chinmoy lifts her as part of the ‘Lifting Up the World with a Oneness-Heart’ programme. 

 

 

FEBRUARY 13TH

 

1968
Sri Chinmoy begins his Bhagavad Gita lecture series in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy delivers a morning lecture, entitled ‘Success and Progress’, at Halleck Building, Conference Room I, St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, IN, USA. Sri Chinmoy is introduced to the audience by Dr. John Philip Posey, Associate Professor of History and Director of Non-Western Core Programme.

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy delivers an afternoon lecture, entitled ‘Wisdom-Light’, in the Congress Room at Roosevelt University in Chicago, IL, USA.

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy delivers an evening lecture, entitled ‘Love and Perfection’, at Loyola University in Chicago, IL, USA.

 

1986
For the first time in 42 years, Sri Chinmoy returns to his birthplace in Shakpura, Bangladesh.

 

1988
Sri Chinmoy meets with Calvin Smith, the former world-record holder for 100 metres, at Annam Brahma restaurant in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1993
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Public School 101 in Forest Hills in New York, NY, USA.

 

1996
Sri Chinmoy holds a farewell function for Siddhartha Shankar Ray, Ambassador for India to the USA, at Hunter College in New York, NY, USA.

 

2002
Sri Chinmoy lifts 112 people, breaking his own record for the number of people lifted in a single day, in Sabah, Malaysia.

 

2003
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Watermark Hotel in Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.

 

2004
Sri Chinmoy lifts 49 people overhead, including the 7,000th person since he began his ‘Lifting Up the World with a Oneness-Heart’ programme in June 1988, in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.

 

2007
Sri Chinmoy lifts 25 children and 2 teachers from the Sridonchai Municipal School in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

 

2007
Sri Chinmoy lifts 8 Thai residents in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

 

2007
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

 

 

FEBRUARY 14TH

 

1973
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Kundalini Yoga: The Mother-Power’, at New York University in New York, NY, USA.

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Forward!’, in the Union Cinema, at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI, USA.

 

1975
Sri Chinmoy completes 347 paintings in 24 hours.

 

1981
Sri Chinmoy offers a concert at the Tempe Community Centre, in Tempe, AZ, USA.

 

2005
Sri Chinmoy lifts 11 people in Nanjing, China.

 

 

FEBRUARY 15TH

 

1981
Sri Chinmoy runs the 5K Sri Chinmoy Race in a time of 22 min. 29 sec., in Scottsdale, AZ, USA.

 

1992
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Public School 86 in Jamaica, New York, USA.

 

1998
Sri Chinmoy completes 27 seven-minute meditations in one day to commemorate the completion of Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants.

 

2000
Agra (ancient Moghul capital and home of the Taj Mahal) is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom in Uttar Pradesh, India.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy receives the Heart of Slovenia Award.

 

2006
Sri Chinmoy lifts 30 people in Langkawi, Malaysia.

 

2007
Sri Chinmoy lifts 20 people in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

 

 

FEBRUARY 16TH

 

1976
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture at Cape Cod Community College in Hyannis, MA, USA.

 

1977
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Meditation’, at the State University of New York in Stony Brook, NY, USA.

 

1991
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Buchman Hall in New York, NY, USA.

 

2000

  FEBRUARY 16TH 2000  

Sri Chinmoy lifts two 500-lb. dumbbells (a total of 1,000 lbs.) overhead simultaneously, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy receives the Heart of Mozambique and the Heart of Mongolia Awards.

 

 

FEBRUARY 17TH

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy first plays the Indian esraj, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1977
Sri Chinmoy receives a letter of greeting from Walter F. Mondale, Vice-President of the USA.

 

1979
Sri Chinmoy delivers the keynote address, entitled ‘God, Prophet and Religion’, at the World Parliament of Religion and Culture, in Convocation Hall at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. Sri Chinmoy is invited to speak at the Parliament by Sree Sree Mentu Maharaj and the Universal Peace Mission.

 

1980
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘A Seeker’s Life’, at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, USA.

 

1980
An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s paintings is opened at Brown University in Providence, RI, USA.

 

1980
Sri Chinmoy donates 100 of his books to Brown University in Providence, RI, USA.

 

1989
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Silence Within, Sound Without’; and also lifts 7 dignitaries at Harvard University, in Cambridge, MA, USA.

 

1990
Sri Chinmoy is interviewed on national television show Alla Ricerca Dell’arca (In Search of the Ark)’ in Rome, Italy.

 

1996
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert – later released on CD as The Beauty of a Oneness-Family-Home – at Public School 117 in Jamaica, New York, USA.

 

1999
Sri Chinmoy gives an hour-long esraj performance to celebrate his 25th anniversary of playing the instrument, which is recorded at PS 117 in Jamaica, New York, and later released on CD as ‘My Esraj: My Inspiration-Aspiration-Source’.

 

2001
Qatar is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation.

 

2006
Sri Chinmoy meets with Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Prime Minister of Malaysia, in Langkawi, Malaysia.

 

 

FEBRUARY 18TH

 

1972
Sri Chinmoy delivers a talk, entitled ‘Flame-Waves from the Upanishad-Sea, Part 1’, at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, USA.

 

1976
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Love Human, Love Divine, Love Supreme’, at the State University of New York in Purchase, NY, USA.

 

1977
A bronze bust of U Thant is presented to Sri Chinmoy by UN Under-Secretary-General Robert Muller and sculptor Domenico Mazzone.

 

1987
Sri Chinmoy spontaneously improvises on a piano for 2½ minutes at his home in Jamaica, Queens, New York. This is the precursor of his world-acclaimed piano performances.

 

1988

  FEBRUARY 18TH 1988   FEBRUARY 18TH 1988    

Sri Chinmoy performs piano improvisations at Public School 86 in Jamaica, NY, USA. The performance, marking Sri Chinmoy’s first piano anniversary, is recorded live and released as ‘Earth’s God-Hunger-Power-Tears’. Listen to the CD…

 

1989

  FEBRUARY 18TH 1989      

Sri Chinmoy celebrates his 15th anniversary of playing the esraj with a concert.

 

1990

  FEBRUARY 18TH 1990        
FEBRUARY 18TH 1990
 

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and organ performance at Meistersingerhalle in Nürnberg, Germany.

 

2001
Sudan is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation.

 

2006
Sri Chinmoy lifts Russian musician Boris Grebenshikov and his wife Irina in Langkawi, Malaysia.

 

2006
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert in Langkawi, Malaysia.

 

2007

  FEBRUARY 18TH 2007   The words of a song composed for the occasion: “Baby elephant, baby elephant, I love you. You are Mother Earth’s achievement new. Your father, your mother, strong, stronger, strongest You are indeed cute, cuter, cutest. I love, I love your sweet family. You give my eyes and my heart purest glee.” — Sri Chinmoy  

Sri Chinmoy lifts a seven-month-old baby elephant weighing 701 lbs. using a standing calf-raise machine with shoulder platform, at Elephant Special Tours, in Mae Sopok, Chiang Mai Province, Thailand. The total weight of the lift, including the apparatus, is 785 lbs.

 

 

FEBRUARY 19TH

 

1971
Sri Chinmoy gives a talk to the students of Karate Teacher Mr. Kimo Wall of Honolulu, Hawaii, at the Sagrado Corazon College in San Juan, Puerto Rico, after Mr. Wall and his students had given an extraordinary demonstration of their skills. 

 

1975
Sri Chinmoy completes his 7,000th Jharna-Kala artwork, after painting another 1,000 while in Puerto Rico. The final 181 paintings are completed in 2 hours. This achievement comes just three months after he began creating his ‘Fountain-Art’ in Ottawa, Canada, on November 19, 1974.

 

1989
Sri Chinmoy performs piano improvisations at Progress-Promise in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1992
Sri Chinmoy celebrates the 18th anniversary of his esraj and the 5th anniversary of his piano at the Wednesday evening meditation at Public School 86 in Jamaica, New York, USA. His performance on the Bösendorfer piano lasted 23 minutes and 13 seconds.

 

1996
Sri Chinmoy meets with the Japanese composer and concert pianist Masanobu Ikemiya in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1997
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Public School 86 in New York, NY, USA.

 

2000

  FEBRUARY 19TH 2000      

Sri Chinmoy lifts two 650-lb. dumbbells (1,300 lbs. in total) simultaneously, using both arms, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2004

FEBRUARY 19TH 2004

Listen to an excerpt from the CD…

Sri Chinmoy celebrates his 30th anniversary of playing the esraj with a concert – later released on a CD entitled Esraj: My Heart-Song.

 

 

FEBRUARY 20TH

 

1971
Sri Chinmoy entertains his youngest students — ranging in age from six to ten years — with six stories at an afternoon of storytelling held at ‘Divine Robe Supreme’ in Jamaica, New York, USA.

 

1973
The first credit course is taught on Sri Chinmoy’s Philosophy at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT, USA.

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy delivers a morning lecture, entitled ‘Wisdom, Justice And Moderation’, at the Student Center Chapel, Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA, USA.

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy delivers an afternoon lecture, entitled ‘Hope and Life’, in the Foreign Student Lounge at Clemson University in Clemson, SC, USA.

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy delivers an evening lecture, entitled ‘Success, Failure and Progress’, at the Humanities Lecture Hall, in the University of North Carolina in Asheville, NC, USA.

 

1975

  FEBRUARY 20TH 1975   “The Presidency makes his own each and every one of the tributes that were motivated by the visit of this illustrious son of the world which honours and distinguishes the people of Puerto Rico and our Senate. His very presence is an inspiration to the Senate of Puerto Rico and to every Senator. His feet stepping on the land of Puerto Rico is also an inspiration to all men and women of our country. May we welcome this distinguished philosopher. May he be our spiritual brother and adviser in the Senate of Puerto Rico today. And when he leaves the Senate, may he take the Senate of Puerto Rico and all its members in his thoughts.” —Juan Cancel Ríos, Senate President (1972-1976)  
 

“As our Speaker has said, he is a man of extraordinary simplicity which denotes the highest knowledge of God ... I feel that the visit of this great Guru will tremendously benefit the country of Puerto Rico. Here at the Legislature, I am sure love, understanding and brotherhood will be felt without any religious differences. I wholeheartedly join our Speaker in welcoming Sri Chinmoy and telling him that his presence has greatly honoured us.” — Ruth Fernández, Senator (1972-1976)

“I would like to bring to the attention of this Senate the fact that on this day we have the great privilege and honour of receiving the visit of a spiritual leader, whom I would not call a spiritual leader of India, but rather a spiritual leader of the world. ... I feel he is a person of profound simplicity, yet a great spiritual intensity radiates from his being.” — Hipólito Marcano, Senate Floor Leader (1972-1976)

 

Sri Chinmoy is honoured by the Senate of Puerto Rico in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

 

1975
Sri Chinmoy holds a private meditation with Rafael Hernández Colón, Governor of Puerto Rico in Cayey, Puerto Rico.

 

1976
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Imagination, Inspiration, Aspiration and Realisation’, at Sir George Williams University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

 

1976
Sri Chinmoy composes the song ‘O My Australia’ during a bus trip in Canada, just ten days prior to commencing his first Australian lecture tour. The score for the song is printed in New York and brought to Australia by Sri Chinmoy and distributed at his public lectures and meditations.

 

1978
An aphorism by Sri Chinmoy appears in Forbes Magazine.

 

1980
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘A True Seeker’, at Columbia University in New York, NY, USA.

 

1983
Sri Chinmoy runs a solo marathon in 5:25:20 along Hempstead Turnpike in Long Island, NY, USA.

 

1987
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the State University of New York in Stony Brook, NY, USA.

 

1990

  FEBRUARY 20TH 1990    

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and lifts 31 people in Congress Centrum Stadtpark, Hannover, Germany.

 

1993
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Flushing Jewish Center in Flushing, NY, USA.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy receives the Heart of Nepal Award.

 

2002
Sri Chinmoy offers a concert in honour of the birth anniversary of the Mother of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram (February 21st), in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2006

  FEBRUARY 20TH 2006        
FEBRUARY 20TH 2006
 

Sri Chinmoy offers a Piano Anniversary Concert in Langkawi, Malaysia.

 

2007
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Payap University in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

 

 

FEBRUARY 21ST

 

1973
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Prana and the Power Of The Chakras’, at New York University in New York, NY, USA.

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘God’s Love’, at 9 a.m. in Baird Lounge at Berea College in Berea, KY, USA.

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Self-Transcendence’, at 1:30 p.m. in the Student Center, the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN, USA.

 

1976
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Warriors of the Inner World’, at the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

 

1988
Sri Chinmoy performs his first left-arm lift of 170 lbs., in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1990
Sri Chinmoy offers an afternoon Peace Concert at the Staatsbibliothek in West Berlin, Germany.

 

1990

  FEBRUARY 21ST 1990    

Sri Chinmoy offers an evening Peace Concert at the ICC Kongresszentrum in West Berlin, Germany.

 

1997
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Public School 86 in New York, NY, USA.

 

2007

  FEBRUARY 21ST 2007   “This lift by Sri Chinmoy is the reason my wife and I started the elephant camp 12 years ago, because he is showing that we can succeed at anything that is good for life on this planet.” — Owner of the Mae Taeng Elephant Park  

Sri Chinmoy lifts two baby elephants separately – the heaviest of which is a one-year-old calf weighing 969 lbs. (1,074 lbs. including platform) – using a standing calf-raise machine with shoulder platform, at the Mae Taeng Elephant Park, in Chiang Mai Province, Thailand.

 

 

FEBRUARY 22ND

 

1987

  FEBRUARY 22ND 1987   FEBRUARY 22ND 1987   On hearing a recording of Sri Chinmoy’s debut performance: “It is ‘out of earth’ music. It is cosmic music, beyond this galaxy. Sri Chinmoy’s sense of harmony and rhythm is fantastic. You have to have the wisdom of the innermost Truth to play like this. Sri Chinmoy is doing what other musicians would like to but can’t because they are so moulded. His music is the ultimate!” — Milford Graves, jazz percussionist  

Sri Chinmoy performs his first public piano improvisation – ‘The Battle of Kurukshetra’ – at a Peace Concert at Buchman Hall in Manhattan, NY, USA. Read more…

 

1990
Sri Chinmoy offers his first Peace Concert in East Germany and lifts 13 people at Opernhaus Leipzig, in Leipzig, Germany.

 

1991
Sri Chinmoy receives four awards from the International Association of Educators for World Peace – United Nations, NY.

 

1992

  FEBRUARY 22ND 1992    

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Public School 86 in Jamaica, New York, USA. A cassette, entitled ‘Peace Blossoms’, of Sri Chinmoy singing 22 of the songs from the concert, is released in 1992. Listen to the recording...

 

2000
Macedonia is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation.

 

2007

  FEBRUARY 22ND 2007   FEBRUARY 22ND 2007      

Sri Chinmoy lifts nine mature elephants, all weighing more than 4,000 lbs., including the heaviest elephant he ever lifted – an 8,046 lb. female carrying a mahout and the apparatus for a total of 8,622 lbs. – using a calf-raise machine with a ground platform at the Mae Taeng Elephant Park, in Chiang Mai Province, Thailand.

 

 

FEBRUARY 23RD

 

1973
Sri Chinmoy delivers a talk, entitled ‘Who are we?’, at the United Nations in New York.

 

1990

  FEBRUARY 23RD 1990   FEBRUARY 23RD 1990   FEBRUARY 23RD 1990  

 

 
  FEBRUARY 23RD 1990   FEBRUARY 23RD 1990  

Sri Chinmoy inaugurates a Peace Mile at Bürgerpark in Pankow near the Berlin Wall in East Berlin, East Germany. He and his students then walk the one-mile course. 

 

1990
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and lifts 19 people at the Kongresshalle am Alexanderplatz in East Berlin, East Germany.

 

1991
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Buchman Hall in New York, NY, USA.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy receives the Heart of Malta and the Heart of Malaysia Awards.

 

2001
Seychelles is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation.

 

FEBRUARY 24TH

 

1988
Sri Chinmoy records two TV interviews with New York TV personality Joel Martin.

 

1989
An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s paintings opens in Stadtische, Ausstellung Halle Klingental in Basel, Switzerland.

 

1996
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Public School 86 in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1998

  FEBRUARY 24TH 1998   FEBRUARY 24TH 1998    

Sri Chinmoy cooks prasad for his students to mark the completion of his first 1,000 poems in his Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees series. It takes him five hours, 20 minutes to prepare the dish.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy receives the Heart of Cook Islands Award.

 

2005
Sri Chinmoy performs on the Chinese erhu in a duet with legendary flautist Paul Horn in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

FEBRUARY 25TH

 

1976
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘What does it mean to be spiritual?’, at Columbia University in New York, NY, USA.

 

1984
Sri Chinmoy offers a 7-hour meditation for his 20 years in the West, in New York, NY, USA.

 

1990
Sri Chinmoy has a private meeting with Karan Singh, former Ambassador for India to the USA, at Annam Brahma restaurant in Jamaica, New York. (Karan Singh has just resigned his ambassadorial post in America and meets with Sri Chinmoy before returning to India.)

 

1992

  FEBRUARY 25TH 1992   FEBRUARY 25TH 1992    

Sri Chinmoy meets with Maurice Strong, Secretary-General of the UN Conference on Environment and Development, and his wife Mrs. Hanne Strong, at the United Nations in New York.

 

1995
Sri Chinmoy receives the President’s Award from the Metropolitan Athletic Congress for his contributions to the New York area running, in New York, NY, USA.

 

1999
Norway is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation, in a motion signed by all seven national parliament leaders.

 

2000
The Indian state of Gujarat (home of Mahatma Gandhi) is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom.

 

 

FEBRUARY 26TH

 

1975
Sri Chinmoy completes 10,000 paintings in 100 days in Jamaica, NY, USA. The final 1,000 paintings are completed in 21 hours.

 

1980
Sri Chinmoy delivers a talk, entitled ‘What is it?’, in the Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium at the United Nations in New York.

 

1984
A half-hour interview with Sri Chinmoy on WCBS-TV’s ‘The Way to Go’ is aired in New York, NY, USA. The interview is conducted by Dr. James P. Carse, professor and Chairman of the Religion Department at New York University.

 

1989

  FEBRUARY 26TH 1989      

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert, an organ performance and a lecture, entitled ‘Concentration’, at Yale University in New Haven, CT, USA.

 

1993
Sri Chinmoy lifts Don Ritchie, ultra-distance runner, the world-record holder for 100 miles and 100 km, in the garden tent at Annam Brahma restaurant in Jamaica, NY, USA

 

1997
Sri Chinmoy offers a special meditation at the United Nations Office of Project Services, at the United Nations in New York.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy visits Russia for the first time at the invitation of President Gorbachev for his 70th birthday on March 2nd.

 

 

FEBRUARY 27TH

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Compassion’, at 9 a.m. in Kendall Cram Room, Tulane University in New Orleans, LA, USA.

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Love Human and Love Divine’, at 2 p.m. in Room 132, Jefferson Davis Campus, Mississippi Gulf Coast Junior College in Gulfport, MS, USA.

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘The Human and the Divine’, at 8 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom, the University of South Alabama in Mobile, AL, USA.

 

1980
Sri Chinmoy delivers a talk, entitled ‘Success-March and Progress-Flight’, in Conference Room 10 at the United Nations in New York.

 

1980
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘The Giver and the Receiver’, at Columbia University in New York, NY, USA.

 

1987
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Washington Irving High School in New York, NY, USA.

 

1990

  FEBRUARY 27TH 1990   FEBRUARY 27TH 1990    

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert, with a performance on two pianos simultaneously using an electronic replay, at Buchman Hall in Manhattan, NY, USA. The performance is recorded live and released as ‘The Cries of the Unknown and the Smiles of the Unknowable’. Listen to the CD…

 

1993
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church in Forest Hills, NY, USA.

 

1997
Sri Chinmoy is interviewed on the cable TV programme ‘Father Tom and Religious Leaders’ in New York.

 

1999
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Cirque D’Hiver in Paris, France.

 

 

FEBRUARY 28TH

 

1972
Sri Chinmoy delivers a talk, entitled ‘Flame-Waves from the Upanishad-Sea, Part 2’, at Fordham University in the Bronx, NY, USA.

 

1973
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Concentration, Meditation, Willpower and Love’, at New York University in New York, NY, USA.

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Problems’, at 1:30 p.m. in The Chapel at Wheeling College, Wheeling, WV, USA.

 

1976
Sri Chinmoy leaves New York for his first visit to Australia. He will give a total of 10 lectures in Perth, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Adelaide, which are later published in My Heart’s Salutation to Australia, Part 1 and Part 2.

 

197

  FEBRUARY 28TH 1979  

Sri Chinmoy offers a concert at the Community Church of New York in New York, NY, USA.

 

1992
Sri Chinmoy attends the Mobil Games at Madison Square Garden to watch Carl Lewis compete in the long jump in New York, NY, USA.

 

1993
Sri Chinmoy is interviewed for the Literary Gazette (Moscow) by its US correspondent Mr. Edgar Tcheporov.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy receives the Heart of Ghana Award.

 

 

FEBRUARY 29TH

 

1972

  FEBRUARY 29TH 1972   “Whoever speaks to me about you is all appreciation and I personally feel that you have been doing a most significant task for the United Nations. It has been a great privilege for me to see you. Please feel my sincere respect and concern for what you are doing for mankind.” — U Thant, Third Secretary-General of the United Nations  

Sri Chinmoy first meets with U Thant, the third Secretary-General of the United Nations, at the United Nations in New York.

 

1980
Sri Chinmoy gives an inspirational talk, entitled ‘Hope’, about the late Secretary-General U Thant.

 

1992
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Public School 86 in Jamaica, Queens, New York, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of his first meeting with United Nations Secretary-General U Thant.