JANUARY 1ST

 

1978
   JANUARY 1ST 1978    

Sri Chinmoy offered a concert at Admiralty House in Hamilton, Bermuda.

 

1984
   JANUARY 1ST 1984   I am very honoured and very fulfilled that you are here. I know that you are accomplishing very great work at the United Nations.” — Luis Herrera Campins, President of Venezuela  

Sri Chinmoy met with President Luis Herrera Campins, President of Venezuela, in Caracas, Venezuela.

 

1993
  JANUARY 1ST 1993   JANUARY 1ST 1993    

Sri Chinmoy met with Cardinal Jaime L. Sin at Manila’s EDSA Shrine in the Philippines.

 

1993

Sri Chinmoy met with Mrs. Beth Romulo, wife of the late General Romulo, former Foreign Minister of the Philippines, in Manila, the Philippines.

 

1996
   JANUARY 1ST 1996      

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Magamba Hall in Harare, Zimbabwe.

 

1999

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

 

2000

Sri Chinmoy composed 10 prayer-poems in Curitiba, Brazil, later published in My Christmas-New Year-Vacation Aspiration-Prayers, Part 2.

 

2001

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert in Bagan, Myanmar.

 

2002

Sri Chinmoy lifted orphans and monks in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

 

2002

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

 

 

JANUARY 2ND

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy was presented with the Key to the City of Ponce, Puerto Rico, by Mayor Luis Antonio Morales.

 

1979
  JANUARY 2ND 1979      

Sri Chinmoy met with Sir Vere Cornwall Bird, Premier of Antigua, in St. Johns, Antigua.

 

1982

Sri Chinmoy offered a concert in Scarborough, Tobago.

 

1984
   JANUARY 2ND 1984   “It’s a very, auspicious event to start 1984 with such a beautiful message of peace and democracy in this house.… I am very, happy to receive you and the message of friendship that you bring here, which I understand as a message of friendship to the people of Venezuela.” — Jaime Lusinchi, President-elect of Venezuela  

Sri Chinmoy met with Jaime Lusinchi, President-elect of Venezuela, in Caracas, Venezuela.

 

1990
  JANUARY 2ND 1990   On meeting Sri Chinmoy for the first time: “Peace, peace, peace. I am very happy to meet you. Welcome to Sri Lanka.… You are a true man of wisdom.” On offering a candle to Sri Chinmoy after lighting the first of 84,000 devotional candles: “A true man of peace.” And on the conclusion of his speech: “now you will be able to hear a few words from our friend, Sri Chinmoy, whose name means ‘full of Divine Consciousness’. Please give us some of that.” — Ranasinghe Premadasa, President of Sri Lanka   

Sri Chinmoy was invited by President Ranasinghe Premadasa to share the podium with him and offer a prayer during his nationally televised speech at the Festival of Lights in Kandy, Sri Lanka.

 

1992
  JANUARY 2ND 1992      

The Parco Zoo di Sicilia was declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom in Sicily, Italy.

 

1992
  JANUARY 2ND 1992   JANUARY 2ND 1992      

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the Sheraton Hotel in Catania, Sicily, dedicated to Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti, attended by 600.

 

1993
  JANUARY 2ND 1993   JANUARY 2ND 1993  

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert and organ performance in Manila Cathedral in the Philippines.

 

1996
  JANUARY 2ND 1996   JANUARY 2ND 1996    

Victoria Falls was dedicated as a Sri Chinmoy Peace Falls in Zimbabwe. Later the same day, Harare International Airport was proclaimed a Sri Chinmoy Peace Airport.

 

1998

Sri Chinmoy offered the first of 48 Peace Concerts dedicated to the New Millennium, at ‘Our Lady of Guadalupe Church’ in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

 

 

2000

Sri Chinmoy composed 9 prayer-poems in Curitiba, Brazil; later published in My Christmas-New Year-Vacation Aspiration-Prayers, Part 2.

 

2000

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Canal de Musica in Curitiba, Brazil.

 

2001

Sri Chinmoy meditated at the 37-foot-high Buddha statue on Min Dhamma Hill in Yangon, Myanmar.

 

 

JANUARY 3RD

 

1975
  JANUARY 3RD 1975   From a New Year’s card, 1978: “To His Holiness Sri Chinmoy: with all good wishes and my profound respect!” — C.V. Narasimhan Under-Secretary-General for Inter-Agency Affairs and Co-ordination, United Nations  

Sri Chinmoy met with C.V. Narasimhan, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Inter-Agency Affairs and Co-ordination.

 

1980

Sri Chinmoy offered a concert in Honolulu, Hawaii.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert in Miroku no Sato, Fukuyama, Japan.

 

1992
  JANUARY 3RD 1992      

Leonardo da Vinci Institute was inaugurated as the world’s first Sri Chinmoy Peace Institute, in Catania, Sicily, Italy.

 

1992
  JANUARY 3RD 1992      

The Ferrovia Cicumetnea, the train that circles Mt. Etna, was inaugurated as a Sri Chinmoy Peace Train in Sicily, Italy. At the ceremony, Sri Chinmoy met with Archbishop Bommarito.

 

2003

Sri Chinmoy composed his 17,000th song in Christchurch, New Zealand.

 

JANUARY 4TH

 

1972

Sri Chinmoy delivered a talk, entitled ‘The Court Of Divine Justice’, in the Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium at the United Nations in New York, NY.

 

1973

Sri Chinmoy delivered a talk, entitled ‘The Inner Message Of The United Nations’, at the United Nations in New York.

 

1983

Sri Chinmoy offered a concert in Naha, Okinawa, Japan.

 

1985
  JANUARY 4TH 1985   “I need you to start a peace action here like the one you are leading.… We will all do our best to work in the same way as you, on the African continent where war is everywhere.” — Ahmed Motii, Governor of the Province of Agadir  

Sri Chinmoy met with Ahmed Motii, Governor of Agadir, Morocco.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy was interviewed by Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK-TV), the Japanese National Broadcasting Association in Fukuyama, Japan.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy offered a Message of Peace to the People of Hiroshima, in Hiroshima, Japan.

 

1990
  JANUARY 4TH 1990        

Sri Chinmoy offered a private Peace Concert for President Premadasa – in return, the President offered Sri Chinmoy the ‘Twentieth Century’s First Global Man’ award – at Sucharita Hall in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

 

1990

Sri Chinmoy offered the Lifting Up the World With a Oneness-Heart Award to President Premadasa in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

 

1993
  JANUARY 4TH 1993   “We need the support of leaders like you for the peace process.” – Fidel Ramos, President of the Philippines  

Sri Chinmoy met with President Fidel Valdez Ramos of the Philippines in Manila.

 

1997

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert in Takamatsu, Japan.

 

1999

Sri Chinmoy offered the U Thant Peace Award to Mahathir Mohammed, Prime Minister of Malaysia, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

 

 

JANUARY 5TH

 

1973

Sri Chinmoy delivered a talk, entitled ‘Salvation, Liberation And Realisation’, at the United Nations in New York.

 

1979

Sri Chinmoy began writing 100 Indian stories, later published as Great Indian Meals: Divinely Delicious and Supremely Nourishing.

 

1983

Sri Chinmoy offered a concert in Naga, Okinawa, Japan.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy conducted a Peace Ceremony and Peace Walk at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Japan.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the Hiroshima Prefecture Cultural Centre, Japan.

 

1987
  JANUARY 5TH 1987    

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert in Valdivia, Chile.

 

1990

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the Ratnapura Town Hall. At the request of President Premadasa, Chief Minister Arthur Ranasinghe officially received Sri Chinmoy and attended the concert in Ratnapura, Sri Lanka.

 

1994

Sri Chinmoy completed his first one million ‘Dream-Freedom Peace-Birds’ drawings in Suva, Fiji.

 

1994
  JANUARY 5TH 1994   JANUARY 5TH 1994      

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the Suva Civic Centre, Fiji.

 

1995

Sri Chinmoy offered the first of 50 Peace Concerts dedicated to the 50th Anniversary of the United Nations, beginning in Yangon, Myanmar.

 

1997

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Japan.

 

 

JANUARY 6TH

 

1980

Sri Chinmoy offered a concert in Honolulu, Hawaii.

 

1993
   JANUARY 6TH 1993      

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at St. Theresa’s College in Cebu City, the Philippines.

 

 

JANUARY 7TH

 

1977

Sri Chinmoy met with Robert Muller, Director and Deputy to the Under-Secretary-General for Inter-Agency Affairs and Co-ordination, at the United Nations in New York.

 

1986
  JANUARY 7TH 1986      

Sri Chinmoy performed 2,230 push-ups in 59 minutes, 40 seconds in Kyoto, Japan.

 

1988

Sri Chinmoy meditated at Borobudur, the world’s largest Buddhist Temple, near Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia.

 

1989
  “I was very happy and elated when I was lifted. I felt very peaceful. I was very impressed by Sri Chinmoy. He is so humble. We are all for peace, and Sri Chinmoy is a man of peace. ” — Sultan of Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.  

Sri Chinmoy lifted the Sultan of Negeri Sembilan, Tuanku Ja’afar Ibni Al Markhum, at the Sultan’s Palace in Seremban, Malaysia.

 

1990
   JANUARY 7TH 1990      

Sri Chinmoy was awarded the Honorary Degree of Visva Sama Duta, meaning ‘Ambassador of Universal Peace’, by the Royal Asgiriya Order of Buddhist Monks in Kandy, Sri Lanka – the first time the award had been presented to a non-Buddhist.

 

1992

Sri Chinmoy completed Seven Thousand Blue-Gold Birds drawings.

 

1995

An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Soul-Bird drawings was held in Myanmar.

 

2002

Sri Chinmoy offered a silent meditation for the ‘Victory over Genocide’, in Cambodia.

 

2002

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

 

 

JANUARY 8TH

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the Kyoto Furitsu Cultural Arts Hall in Kyoto, Japan.

 

1990

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert and lifted the Mayor of Colombo at the Elphinstone Theatre in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

 

1990

Sri Chinmoy dedicated a Peace Tree in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

 

1993
      “Peace, peace, peace. What is peace? Peace is the embodiment of abiding happiness. Peace is the revelation of perfect perfection in a human being. Peace is the complete manifestation of God’s transcendental Dream here on earth. I am now offering my prayerful gratitude to the heart and soul of this Museum.” — Sri Chinmoy  

At the opening reception of a two-week exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s artworks, the Rizal Memorial Library and Museum was declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom in Cebu City, the Philippines.

 

1994
   JANUARY 8TH 1994      

Sri Chinmoy participated in the Sri Chinmoy Masters Games at the National Stadium in Suva, Fiji. He competed in the 100-metre and 200-metre events.

 

1994
         

Fiji’s capital city, Suva, was declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom at a ceremony attended by Sri Chinmoy and city officials.

 

2001

Belarus was declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation.

 

 

JANUARY 9TH

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy delivered his first lecture, entitled ‘Thought-Waves’, in a 50-state lecture series, at 2 p.m. in Manning Hall, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA. All 50 lectures were later published as Fifty Freedom-Boats To One Golden Shore.

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Realisation, Revelation And Perfection’, at 8 p.m. in Paine Hall, Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, USA.

 

1979

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Divine Friends And Undivine Foes’, at the United Nations in New York.

 

1981

Sri Chinmoy met with Baron von Wechmar, President, UN General Assembly, at the United Nations in New York.

 

1989

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

 

1991

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the Hindu Dharma Vidya Bhavan Institute in Bali, Indonesia.

 

1998

Sri Chinmoy composed 201 songs in 4 hours, the most he had composed in one day, in Cancún, Mexico.

 

1999

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert in Penang, Malaysia.

 

2000

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Iguazú Falls, Brazil.

 

2005

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert in Qingdao, China.

 

 

JANUARY 10TH

 

1968

Sri Chinmoy delivered his first university lecture, entitled ‘Spirituality: what it is and what it is not’, at the University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica.

 

1976
   JANUARY 10TH 1976   Sri Chinmoy inscribed in the guest book: “The country-server of the past comes as the country-lover of the present to fulfil the Supreme in His own Way.”  

Sri Chinmoy held a meditation at historic Christ Church in Philadelphia, PA, USA, as part of the programme for the 360-mile ‘Liberty-Torch’ run between New York and Washington.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert and a lecture, entitled ‘Peace: God’s Dream-Reality’s Oneness-Boat, Fulness-Shore’, at the University of Tokyo, in Tokyo, Japan.

 

1988

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the Ambarrukmo Palace Hotel in Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia.

 

2000
  JANUARY 1ST 2000        
  JANUARY 1ST 2000
 

Iguaçu Falls, Brazil, was declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom.

 

2001

Eritrea was declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation.

 

 

JANUARY 11TH

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘The World Within And The World Without’, at College Hall, Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, USA.

 

1976

Sri Chinmoy offered a wreath and meditated at the grave of President John F. Kennedy in Arlington National Cemetery.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the Aichi Prefecture Women’s Cultural Hall in Nagoya, Japan.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy offered a Message of Peace to the People of Nagoya in Japan.

 

1987

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert in Lima, Peru.

 

1989
  JANUARY 11TH 1989    

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the National Theatre in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

 

1996

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert in City Hall, Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

 

2005
   JANUARY 11TH 2005      

Sri Chinmoy offered his 700th Peace Concert at the Great Wall of China, in Badaling Section, near Beijing, China.

 

2005

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert in Beijing, China.

 

 

JANUARY 12TH

 

1968

Sri Chinmoy delivered his second university lecture, entitled ‘Fear of the inner life’, at the University of West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica.

 

1973

Sri Chinmoy delivered a talk, entitled ‘Silence’, at the United Nations in New York.

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘You’, at Meyer Hall, New York University in New York, NY, USA.

 

1976

An article on Sri Chinmoy’s life and philosophy appeared in People Magazine, USA.

 

1976
  JANUARY 12TH 1976   JANUARY 12TH 1976        

JANUARY 12TH 1976

 

Sri Chinmoy was a special guest on ‘The Pat Collins Show’ on New York television, NY, USA.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy met with Akishige Matsumoto, Chairman of the Central Executive Office of the Japan Republic Association, in Kyoto, Japan.

 

1992

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the Hotel Riu Bonanza, Puerto de la Cruz in Tenerife, Canary Islands. Sri Chinmoy dedicated the concert to Soviet President Gorbachev and was attended by over 400 people.

 

1994

Sri Chinmoy met with Sir Geoffrey A. Henry, Prime Minister of the Cook Islands, in Rarotonga, Cook Islands.

 

1998

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert in Cancún, Mexico.

 

 

JANUARY 13TH

 

1969

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘The Beyond’, at Princeton University in Princeton, NJ, USA.

 

1983
   JANUARY 13TH 1983  

“I am indeed touched by your sincere expression of support for my efforts in the cause of peace and international understanding.

“In your meditation you see beyond the superficial distinctions of race, sex, language or religion, as the Charter encourages us to do. You concentrate on the truths and the ideals which unite all mankind: the longing for peace, the need for compassion, the search for tolerance and understanding among men and women of all nations.” — UN Secretary-General Javier Pérez de Cuéllar

 

Sri Chinmoy met with UN Secretary-General Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, at the United Nations in New York.

 

1983
   JANUARY 13TH 1983  

“It is my great honour to see you. I have watched your work; I have admired your work. I look forward to sharing with you privately one day the things that you believe in and that I believe in.” — Bradford Morse, Administrator, UNDP

 

Sri Chinmoy met with Bradford Morse, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, at the United Nations in New York.

 

1993
  JANUARY 13TH 1993   JANUARY 13TH 1993    

Davao International Airport was dedicated as a Sri Chinmoy Peace Airport and Sri Chinmoy attended its inauguration in Davao City, the Philippines.

 

1996

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Teknikon College in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

 

2001
   JANUARY 13TH 2001      

Sri Chinmoy presented the U Thant Peace Award to A.B. Vajpayee, Prime Minister of India, in Bali, Indonesia.

 

2006

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert in Varna, Bulgaria.

 

 

JANUARY 14TH

 

1969

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘How to live in two worlds’, at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY, USA.

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Self-Examination’, at St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel, the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut, USA.

 

1989

Sri Chinmoy met with the Supreme Patriarch-elect of Thailand, Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara Suvaddhana, in Bangkok, Thailand.

 

1994

Sri Chinmoy offered the opening meditation at the Cook Islands Parliament in Rarotonga.

 

1994

Rarotonga was declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom Island.

 

1994

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the National Auditorium in Rarotonga, Cook Islands.

 

1996

Sri Chinmoy participated in the Sri Chinmoy Masters Games in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

 

1997
               
  JANUARY 14TH 1997
 

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert in Kumamoto, Japan.

 

 

JANUARY 15TH

 

1976

Sri Chinmoy began taking photographs.

 

1984

Sri Chinmoy celebrated the upcoming anniversary of his 20 years in the West by offering a 7-hour meditation, in New York, NY, USA.

 

1991

Sri Chinmoy planted a Peace Tree in Bali, Indonesia.

 

1993
  JANUARY 15TH 1993   JANUARY 15TH 1993      
Mount Apo in Davao, the Philippines, was dedicated as a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom. During the dedication ceremony, Sri Chinmoy was presented with the Key to the City of Davao by Mayor Rodrigo Duterte.

 

1993
   JANUARY 15TH 1993    

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert in Davao, the Philippines. He also met with the Mayor of Davao, Rodrigo Duterte, who attended the concert.

 

1994

Sri Chinmoy participated in the Sri Chinmoy Masters Games at Tereora National Stadium, Rarotonga, Cook Islands.

 

1998

Sri Chinmoy completed his 9 millionth Soul-Bird drawing in Merida, Mexico.

 

2005

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the Qin Shihuang Terracotta Warrior Museum in Xi’an, China.

 

 

JANUARY 16TH

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Choice’, at 2 p.m. in West Chapel, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA.

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Meditation: The Inner Education’, at 8 p.m. in Smith Hall, the University of Delaware in Newark, DE, USA.

 

1986
  JANUARY 16TH 1986   JANUARY 16TH 1986   “Prayer-power can do this. In any walk of life, concentration and determination have to be brought forward. Do not be satisfied with failure.” — Sri Chinmoy  

Sri Chinmoy lifted 170 lbs., using his right arm only, for the first time.

 

 

JANUARY 17TH

 

1967

The Aum Centre, Inc. of New York City (later to become known as the Sri Chinmoy Centre) was officially certified as an incorporated organisation by the Supreme Court of New York County. Its Spiritual Director and President was Chinmoy Kumar Ghose.

 

1977

Sri Chinmoy presented his 300 published books to the Free Library of Philadelphia, PA, USA.

 

1992
  JANUARY 17TH 1992   JANUARY 17TH 1992  

 

Dedicated to the Gorbachev Foundation

The Gorbachev Foundation. Mankind’s mind-Illumination. The Gorbachev Foundation, Foundation.. The world nature-Transformation. The Gorbachev Foundation, Gorbachev. Earth-tears and Heaven-Smiles-oneness-throb.

                                           — Sri Chinmoy
 
  JANUARY 17TH 1992   JANUARY 17TH 1992    

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert, in honour of Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, at Teatro Guimera in Santa Cruz, the Canary Islands’ most prestigious concert hall. The same day, Sri Chinmoy composed a song dedicated to the Gorbachev Foundation, which was sung at the concert in Tenerife, Canary Islands.

 

1993

The Thames was declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom River in London, Great Britain.

 

1999

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert in Surabaya, Indonesia.

 

2001

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Udayama University in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.

 

2001
  JANUARY 17TH 2001      

Sri Chinmoy received the Heart of Bali Award.

 

2002

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

 

2004

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the Taman Budaya Art Centre in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia.

 

 

JANUARY 18TH

 

1990

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert in Athens, Greece.

 

1992
   JANUARY 18TH 1992    

Sri Chinmoy broke his American 100m sprinting record of 14.48 (set on 23 Sep. 1983) with a time of 14.13, at the Universidad de la Laguna track in La Laguna, Tenerife, Canary Islands.

 

1993
  JANUARY 18TH 1993   JANUARY 18TH 1993   JANUARY 18TH 1993      

Sri Chinmoy received an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities and Peace Studies from the University of Southern Philippines in Cebu City, the Philippines. Sri Chinmoy delivered an acceptance speech and talk, entitled ‘University: The Wisdom-Source Of World Peace-Makers’.

 

1993

Sri Chinmoy’s artworks were exhibited at the University of Southern Philippines in Cebu City, the Philippines.

 

1996

Sri Chinmoy met with Mahatma Gandhi’s granddaughters in Durban, South Africa.

 

2003
  JANUARY 18TH 2003       JANUARY 18TH 2003      
JANUARY 18TH 2003 JANUARY 18TH 2003
   

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the Novotel Palm Cove Resort Convention Centre in Cairns, northern Queensland, Australia.

 

2005

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert and lifted a panda at the Shaanxi Rare Wildlife Centre in Xi’an, China.

 

 

JANUARY 19TH

 

1973

Sri Chinmoy delivered a talk, entitled ‘Problems’, at the United Nations in New York.

 

1980

Sri Chinmoy offered a concert and delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Peace’, at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont, USA.

 

1991

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the Taman Budaya Art Centre in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia.

 

1997

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert in Kagoshima, Japan.

 

1998

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert in Merida Cathedral, Merida, Mexico.

 

2000
  JANUARY 19TH 2000      

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert in Asunción Cathedral in Asunción, Paraguay.

 

2000

Paraguay was declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation.

 

2001

Sri Chinmoy received the Heart of Zambia Award.

 

 

JANUARY 20TH

 

1975

The Senate of Puerto Rico unanimously passed a proclamation to honour Sri Chinmoy’s visit to the Senate floor.

 

1977

Sri Chinmoy was a guest at the half-hour interfaith prayer service on the morning of President Carter’s inauguration, held at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, USA.

 

1980

Sri Chinmoy was a guest on The First Estate, broadcast on NBC-TV in New York, NY, USA.

 

1987
  JANUARY 20TH 1987   JANUARY 20TH 1987    

Sri Chinmoy lifted 3,081¾ lbs. using only his right arm, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1988

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.

 

1990
  JANUARY 20TH 1990      

Sri Chinmoy ran the final lap — in the Olympic Stadium in Athens — of the Sri Chinmoy Peace Marathon relay held on Pheidippides’ original marathon route from Marathon to Athens in Greece.

 

1994

Sri Chinmoy met with Jean Juventin, President of French Polynesian Parliament, in Papeete, Tahiti.

 

1994
  JANUARY 20TH 1994      

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at L’Assemblée Territoriale, Papeete, Tahiti.

 

1998

Sri Chinmoy met with Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de León, President of Mexico, in Mexico City, Mexico.

 

1998
  JANUARY 20TH 1998    

Sri Chinmoy received the Corazón de Oro (Heart of Gold) Award for his “great altruistic service in the cause of world peace,” from the Society of Authors and Music Composers, Mexico, at the society’s headquarters in Mexico City, Mexico.

 

2000

The town of Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh, India, was declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom.

 

2001

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the Taman Budaya Art Centre in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia.

 

2001

Guatemala was declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation.

 

2004
  JANUARY 20TH 2004    

Sri Chinmoy was presented with Indonesia’s highest award by Vice President Hamzah Haz.

 

2005

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert in Xi’an, China.

 

 

JANUARY 21ST

 

1976

Sri Chinmoy delivered the first of 7 lectures, entitled ‘Spiritual Power, Occult Power And Will Power’, at George Washington University in Washington, DC, USA.

 

1977

Sri Chinmoy held a memorial programme for U Thant at the United Nations in New York on the anniversary of his birth.

 

1977

Sri Chinmoy first met with Ambassador Zenon Rossides of Cyprus at the United Nations in New York.

 

1987

Sri Chinmoy held a 13-hour meditation and played 86 instruments in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1991

Sri Chinmoy lifted 53 people in 90 minutes, a total weight of 8,018 pounds, in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.

 

1992

In Tenerife, the Canary Islands, the world’s first Sri Chinmoy Peace Library was inaugurated at the Biblioteca Publica Municipal-Tomas de Iriarte; and the world’s first Sri Chinmoy Peace Beach was inaugurated at Playa Coronella at Puerto de la Cruz. Also, the world’s first Sri Chinmoy Peace House at the Casa de los Balcones (House of the Balconies) in Orotava was inaugurated.

 

1993

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Silliman University, in Dumaguete the Philippines.

 

1994
  JANUARY 21ST 1994   JANUARY 21ST 1994   JANUARY 21ST 1994      

Sri Chinmoy participated in the Sri Chinmoy Masters Games in Papeete, Tahiti.

 

1997
  JANUARY 21ST 1997   JANUARY 21ST 1997        
 JANUARY 21ST 1997
 

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Junshin Joshi Catholic Girls School in Kagoshima, Japan.

 

2002

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam.

 

 

JANUARY 22ND

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Experience’, in the Commons Room, Graduate School, at Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA.

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘The Heart’, at 8 p.m. in David Rittenhouse Auditorium, University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, USA.

 

1983

Sri Chinmoy ran the Orange Bowl Marathon in a time of 5:33:33, in Miami, FL, USA.

 

1992
   JANUARY 22ND 1992      

Loro Parque was inaugurated as a Sri Chinmoy Peace Park, in Catania, Sicily, Italy. Sri Chinmoy presented the park with a commemorative award bearing his ‘Soul-Bird’ drawings.

 

1992
   JANUARY 22ND 1992      

The world’s first Sri Chinmoy Peace Airport was inaugurated at Reina Sofia International Airport in Tenerife, Canary Islands.

 

1994

A Sri Chinmoy Peace Airport was inaugurated in Apia, Western Samoa.

 

1995
  JANUARY 22ND 1995   JANUARY 22ND 1995   JANUARY 22ND 1995        

JANUARY 22ND 1995

 

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert in Maui, Hawaii, USA.

 

 

JANUARY 23RD

 

1975

Sri Chinmoy received the 1974 Annual Mentor Poetry Award from the North American Mentor magazine for his poem ‘O Bird of Light’.

 

1992
  JANUARY 23RD 1992      

Teide National Park, which includes Mount Teide, the highest mountain in Spain, was inaugurated as a Sri Chinmoy National Peace Park, in Tenerife, Canary Islands.

 

1996
  JANUARY 23RD 1996   JANUARY 23RD 1996   “Brother, brother, you cannot imagine what you have done for me and for our country! We need only a few-not many-men of peace like you to bring peace to our country.” — HRH Goodwill Zwelithini  

King of the Zulu Nation HRH Goodwill Kabhekuzulu Zwelithini delivered the welcome address at Sri Chinmoy’s Peace Concert in City Hall, Durban, South Africa. The King also unveiled the plaque declaring Durban a Sri Chinmoy Peace Metropolitan Area which was presented by the Acting Mayor, Councillor Panday, and the Chairperson of the Metropolitan Executive Council, Mr. Obed Mlaba. Read more... Durban City Hall also hosted an exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala artwork.

 

1997

The Hungarian State Opera House was declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom.

 

1997

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert in Kagoshima, Japan.

 

1998

Sri Chinmoy completed his epic poetry series Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants in Cancún, Mexico. Read more…

 

2001

Sri Chinmoy received the Heart of India Award.

 

2006

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert in Kuantan, Malaysia, hosted by the Sultan of Pahang.

 

 

JANUARY 24TH

 

1976
  JANUARY 24TH 1976    

Sri Chinmoy was interviewed on ‘The Steve Powers Show’ on WMCA-AM Radio in New York, NY, USA. Listen to the interview...

 

1979

Sri Chinmoy completed 100 Indian stories in 19 days, later published as Great Indian Meals: Divinely Delicious and Supremely Nourishing.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert and delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Peace: Tomorrow’s Blossoming Smile’, at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, USA.

 

1998

Sri Chinmoy began a new poetry challenge, Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees, in Cancún, Mexico. Read more…

 

1999

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert in Bandung, Indonesia.

 

2001

Indonesia was declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation.

 

2001

Sri Chinmoy received the Heart of Indonesia Award.

 

2001

Burkina Faso was declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation.

 

2001

Sri Chinmoy received the Heart of Australia Award, dedicated by Federal Member of Parliament Trish Worth.

 

2003

Sri Chinmoy composed his 11,000th Bengali song Tumi Amar Sneher Phutul Amar Ranjana.

 

2006

A library wing holding 2,400 of Sri Chinmoy’s books was dedicated in a ceremony at Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India.

 

 

JANUARY 25TH

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Power’, at Luther I. Bonney Hall, the University of Maine in Orono, ME, USA.

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Time’, at the Happy Valley Common Room, Marlboro College, in Marlboro, VT, USA.

 

1976
   JANUARY 25TH 1976      

Sri Chinmoy met with Muhammad Ali in Puerto Rico, and then attended one of Ali’s training sessions.

 

1986
  JANUARY 25TH 1986      

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert and delivered a lecture, entitled ‘I Can Have Peace’, at Columbia University in New York, NY, USA.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy met with tennis champion Yannick Noah in New York.

 

1991

Sri Chinmoy composed his 5,000th Bengali song Tumi Karunar Sindhu Ami Eshana Bindu.

 

1999
   JANUARY 25TH 1999   “The very next day when I met the President, he told me how deeply moved he was by his meeting with you. Then he said, ‘Haryono, we have to work harder for the poor!’ The rest is an amazing story…” [Read more] — Prof. Dr. Haryono Suyono, State Co-ordinating Minister for People’s Welfare and Poverty Alleviation, Indonesia  

Sri Chinmoy met with President of Indonesia B.J. Habibie at an official state function in the Presidential Palace in Jakarta, Indonesia. Read more…

 

2000

Brazil was dedicated as a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation at a commemorative ceremony held by the Minister of Sports and Tourism Rafael Greca de Maceda, and other government officials, at the Parliament of Good Will in Brasilia, Brazil.

 

2001

East Timor was declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation.

 

 

JANUARY 26TH

 

1972

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘The Journey’s Start, The Journey’s Close’, at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, USA.

 

1973

Sri Chinmoy delivered a talk, entitled ‘Idea And Ideal; The Real And The Eternal’, at the United Nations in New York.

 

1977

Sri Chinmoy offered an esraj concert, together with a Jharna-Kala exhibition, at the University of Toronto in Canada.

 

1978

Sri Chinmoy composed his 2,000th Bengali song, Chalbo Ami Parama Pita.

 

1985

Sri Chinmoy composed his 3,000th Bengali song, Ami Chinmoy Chira Tanmoy.

 

1991
  JANUARY 26TH 1991      

Sri Chinmoy received an Honorary Degree from Dwijendra University in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia.

 

1993

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at The Philippines Cultural Centre, dedicated to President Aquino, in Manila, The Philippines.

 

 

2001

Sri Chinmoy received the Heart of Myanmar Award.

 

 

JANUARY 27TH

 

1973

The first issue of Meditation at the United Nations Bulletin was published.

 

1978
  JANUARY 27TH 1978     JANUARY 27TH 1978    

Sri Chinmoy hosted a special function to celebrate Australia Day (Jan. 26) at the United Nations in New York. The guest of honour was Ralph L. Harry, the Permanent Representative of Australia to the United Nations.

 

1993
  JANUARY 27TH 1993      

Sri Chinmoy met with Corazon Aquino, former President of the Philippines, in Manila.

 

1996
  JANUARY 27TH 1996      

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.

 

1996

Pietermaritzburg was declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom.

 

1998

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert in Cancún, Mexico

 

2000

Sri Chinmoy completed his 11 millionth Soul-Bird drawing, in Brasilia, Brazil.

 

2001

Comoros was declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation.

 

2004
  JANUARY 27TH 2004      

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the Bali Beach Hotel in Sanur, Bali, Indonesia.

 

 

JANUARY 28TH

 

1976

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Heaven-Vision And Earth-Reality’, at George Washington University in Washington, DC, USA.

 

1978

Sri Chinmoy offered a concert and delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Choice’, at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC, USA.

 

1988

Sri Chinmoy gave an organ performance at Trinity Church in Boston, MA, USA.

 

1988

Sri Chinmoy gave an organ performance at Harvard University at Memorial Church in Boston, MA, USA.

 

1997

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert in Shimin Bunka Hall, Kagoshima, Japan.

 

2001

Sri Chinmoy received the Heart of Canada Award.

 

 

JANUARY 29TH

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy began his poetry series, The Golden Boat.

 

1976

Sri Chinmoy opened an exhibition of his artwork in Plaza de las Americas, Rio Pedras, Puerto Rico.

 

1979

Sri Chinmoy met with ultra-marathon runner Ted Corbitt.

 

1992

Sri Chinmoy offered the Opening Meditation at the Interfaith Celebration for the New York State Columbus Quincentenary and met with Mario Cuomo, Governor of New York State, at the United Nations in New York.

 

 

1996
   JANUARY 29TH 1996   “This is a wonderful honour. I do not have the words to express it.… This gift, this award from you is one that I am going to respect a great deal, and which encourages me in the difficult work that we are doing. ” — President Nelson Mandela  

Sri Chinmoy presented the U Thant Peace Award to President Nelson Mandela at the African National Congress Headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa.

 

1996

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert in Durban, South Africa.

 

2000
   JANUARY 29TH 2000        
 JANUARY 29TH 2000
 

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert in Santuario Dom Bosco, Brasilia, Brazil.

 

2001

Viet Nam was declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation.

 

 

JANUARY 30TH

 

1979
   JANUARY 30TH 1979      

Sri Chinmoy had a third meeting with Muhammad Ali, in New York, USA. The song ‘Greater than the Greatest’, composed by Sri Chinmoy, was sung in honour of the boxing champion.

 

1979

Sri Chinmoy hosted a special function at the United Nations in New York to commemorate Australia’s 34th year as a founding member of the United Nations.

 

1983

Sri Chinmoy ran a solo marathon in a time of 5:20:03, in Flushing Meadow Park, NY, USA.

 

1987

 

 JANUARY 30TH 1987  

“If I ask my mind whether I can lift 7,000 pounds, immediately it will say, ‘Impossible!’ … But when I am in the heart, with the heart and for the heart, there is no such thing as impossibility because of the heart’s oneness. When I am in the heart, I become one with each and every human being on earth. If countless human beings are with me and for me, then lifting 7,000 pounds is not a difficult task.

 

“So through my prayer and meditation, I am able to expand my love for my fellow citizens of the world and enter into the Universal Consciousness. For the Universal Consciousness to lift up 7,000 pounds is absolutely nothing. It is like lifting up a grain of sand.”  — Sri Chinmoy

Read more from the 1993 press conference at the Cebu Midtown Hotel …

 

Sri Chinmoy lifted 7,063¾ lbs. with his right arm, in Jamaica, NY, USA. Read article…

 

1996

Sri Chinmoy met with Jacob Zuma of the ANC for the first time in South Africa.

 

2004
  JANUARY 30TH 2004   JANUARY 30TH 2004        
JANUARY 30TH 2004
 

Sri Chinmoy was awarded the Medal of Freedom, Timor-Leste’s highest honour, from Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri, in Dili, Timor-Leste. In return, Sri Chinmoy honoured Dr. Alkitiri with the first World-Harmony-Dreamer Award. Sri Chinmoy then offered a Peace Concert to the assembled audience of Timor-Leste’s dignitaries.

 

2006

Sri Chinmoy performed a 270-lb. wrist curl, 30 times with each wrist, in Penang, Malaysia.

 

 

JANUARY 31ST

 

1976
  JANUARY 31ST 1976      

Sri Chinmoy held his first 7-hour Public Meditation at All Angels’ Church, Manhattan, NY, USA.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert and delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Receiving Peace’, at Princeton University in Princeton, NJ, USA.

 

1989

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert in Jamaica, Queens, NY, USA.

 

1999

Sri Chinmoy met with Girija Prasad Koirala, Prime Minister of Nepal, at the Inauguration Ceremony of Nepal as a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom–Nation.

 

1999

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert in Kathmandu, Nepal.

 

2005

Sri Chinmoy lifted 17 individuals in Huangshan, China.