MARCH 1ST

 

1972
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘The Philosophy, Religion, Spirituality and Yoga of the Upanishads’, at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA, USA.

 

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

 

1983
Sri Chinmoy offers a concert at the Japanese School of New York in Fresh Meadows, NY, USA.

 

1984

MARCH 1ST 1984   MARCH 1ST 1984

Sri Chinmoy begins meditations for members of the United States Congress, at the Rayburn Office Building in Washington, DC, USA.

 

1987
Sri Chinmoy offers a piano performance at Progress-Promise in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1988

MARCH 1ST 1988

Sri Chinmoy offers two pipe organ performances in Connecticut, USA. A morning recital is held at the First United Church of Christ Congregational in Milford. Sri Chinmoy then lifts his own body-weight of 155 pounds and is interviewed on The Fairfield Exchange, a Norwalk-based television show. Next comes an organ recital at Woolsey Hall at Yale University in New Haven, followed by an interview with the New Haven Register. The day ends with a television interview at the college station at the University of Bridgeport. Listen to the CD...

 

1996
A two-week exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s original ‘Soul-Bird’ drawings is hosted at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, NSW, Australia.

 

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

 

1999
Slovakia is inaugurated as a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation at Bratislava Castle in Bratislava, Slovakia.

 

1999
Sri Chinmoy offers two Peace Concerts (midday, an audience of 4,000; and evening, an audience of 4,000) at Sportova Hala Pasienky in Bratislava, Slovakia.

 

1999
Wales is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy receives the Heart of Kiribati Award.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy has a private meeting with President Gorbachev, presenting him with a special award ‘President Gorbachev: The Home of Oneness-Peace-Dream-World’ in honour of his late wife Raisa Maximovna Gorbacheva, at The Gorbachev Foundation in Moscow, Russia.

 

2007
Sri Chinmoy meets with Omar Zulfu Livaneli, Member of Turkish Parliament and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador – Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

MARCH 2ND

 

1972
Sri Chinmoy delivers a talk, entitled ‘God’s Compassion and the United Nations’ Dedication’, in the Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium at the United Nations in New York.

 

1973
Sri Chinmoy delivers a talk, entitled ‘Why?’, in the Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium at the United Nations in New York.

 

1976

MARCH 2ND 1976

 

Sri Chinmoy meets with world champion surfer Ian Cairns in Perth, WA, Australia.

 

1976

MARCH 2ND 1976

Prior to his first lecture in Australia, Sri Chinmoy offers his most soulful gratitude to the Dean of Perth: “This morning I had the golden opportunity to be blessed by his august presence. His heart’s magnanimity has touched the very depths of my heart. With all the sincerity at my command, I pray to the Christ-consciousness to grant Mother Earth a few more sincere seekers and sincere lovers of mankind like the Dean of Perth, so that our planet earth can have a better peace, a more fulfilling heart and a more satisfying reality.”

Sri Chinmoy meets with the Anglican Dean of Perth Rev. John Cornish in Perth, WA, Australia.

 

1976
Sri Chinmoy delivers his first lecture in Australia, entitled ‘Aspiration’, at St George’s Cathedral, Perth, WA, Australia.

 

1977
Sri Chinmoy offers an esraj concert and public meditation at Rockland Community College in Rockland, NY, USA.

 

1981
Sri Chinmoy writes an essay, entitled ‘Oneness-Satisfaction’, which is subsequently read out at a function in honour of International Women’s Day, sponsored by ‘Sri Chinmoy Meditation at the United Nations’ on March 9, 1981, at the UN in New York.

 

1983
Sri Chinmoy offers a concert at the University of California in Berkeley, CA, USA.

 

1985
Sri Chinmoy offers the Preparation-Cry-Smile concert, prior to his concert tour of Germany – Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

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

 

1993
Sri Chinmoy meets with Prince Sigvard and Princess Marianne Bernadotte of Sweden at the United Nations in New York.

 

1999
Sri Chinmoy meets with Michael Kovac, former President of Slovakia in Bratislava, Slovakia.

 

2000
Sri Chinmoy offers his 1,000th Weightlifting Prayer.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy is an honoured guest at President Gorbachev’s 70th Birthday Celebration held at the Grand Hotel Marriott in Moscow, Russia.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy places a wreath of 70 roses at Raisa Maximovna Gorbacheva’s ‘Long Home’ in Moscow, Russia.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy receives the Heart of Austria and the Heart of Russia Awards.

 

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

 

2002
Sri Chinmoy offers a Piano Anniversary Concert in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

MARCH 3RD

 

1970
Sri Chinmoy delivers the first in a series of four lectures, entitled ‘Commentary on the Bhagavad Gita’,1 in Vanderbilt Hall at New York University in New York, NY, USA.

 

1976

MARCH 3RD 1976

“I think a person such as yourself, who is so humble in himself, giving light to people in so-called prominent positions, probably reminds them to be more humble and more dedicated to the thing they’re serving rather than themselves.” — The Right Hon. Ernest Lee-Steere

Sri Chinmoy meets with the Lord Mayor of Perth, the Right Honourable Earnest Lee-Steere, in Perth, WA, Australia.

 

1976
Sri Chinmoy meets with Mayor Charles Smith of Nedlands and plants a rose bush for world peace at the Nedlands Memorial Rose Gardens in Perth, WA, Australia.

 

1976
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Philosophy, Spirituality and Yoga’, at the University of Western Australia in Perth, WA, Australia.

 

1979
Sri Chinmoy runs his first marathon in a time of 4:31:34 at the Bidwell Classic in Chico, CA, USA

 

1980
Sri Chinmoy offers an esraj concert and delivers a lecture, entitled ‘A Life of Blossoming Love’, at the State University of New York in Stony Brook, NY, USA.

 

1981
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Transcendence’, at Stanford University in Stanford, CA, USA.

 

1990
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Saint Peter’s Church in New York, NY, USA.

 

1999
The Czech Republic is inaugurated as a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation at Lichtenstein Palace in Prague, Czech Republic.

 

1999

MARCH 3RD 1999

 

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert to an audience of 13,000 at the Sportovní Hala Sparta in Prague, Czech Republic.

 

2005
Sri Chinmoy’s artworks are exhibited at the Town Gallery in Trencin, Slovakia.

 

2005
Sri Chinmoy lifts Nobel Peace Laureate Rigoberta Menchú Tum from Guatemala at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, New York, NY, USA.

 

 

MARCH 4TH

 

1970
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Sincerity, Purity and Surety’, at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA, USA.

 

1970
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Self-control’, at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, PA, USA.

 

1971
Sri Chinmoy delivers his first Dag Hammarskjöld lecture, entitled ‘Is the Spiritual Life an Escape from Reality?’, at the United Nations in New York.

 

1978
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘We Pray and We Meditate’, at the State University of New York in Albany, NY, USA.

 

1978
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘The Desiring Man, the Aspiring Man and the Self-giving Man’, at the Union College of Schenectady in New York, NY, USA.

 

1983
Sri Chinmoy offers a concert at Trinity Episcopal Church in San Francisco, CA, USA.

 

1991
Sri Chinmoy’s artworks are exhibited at Unison Gallery in New Paltz, NY, USA.

 

1998
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and an exhibition of his artworks for President Gorbachev and Raisa Maximovna at the Waldorf Astoria in New York, NY, USA.

 

1999
Hungary is inaugurated as a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation at Danube Palace in Budapest, Hungary.

 

1999

MARCH 4TH 1999

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Kztircack Square in Budapest, Hungary.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy receives the Heart of Finland Award.

 

2002

MARCH 4TH 2002

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and lifts special guest of honour UN Under-Secretary-General Ibrahim Gambari at Public School 86 in Jamaica, New York, NY, USA.

 

 

MARCH 5TH

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy delivers an afternoon lecture (2 p.m.), entitled ‘The Spiritual Life’, in Room 103, at Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, IA, USA.

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy delivers an evening lecture (7:30 p.m.), entitled ‘Silence’, in Battenfield Auditorium, Student Center, at Kansas City College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, KS, USA.

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy delivers an afternoon lecture (12:30 p.m.), entitled ‘Do We Love God?’, in Omaha Milo Bail Student Center, at the University of Nebraska in Omaha, NE, USA.

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy delivers an evening lecture (9 p.m.), entitled ‘Prayer’, in Room 217, Haag Hall, at the University of Missouri in Kansas City, MO, USA.

 

1976
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Aspiration and Realisation’, at the Town Hall in Sydney, NSW, Australia.

 

1977
Sri Chinmoy offers an esraj concert and a public meditation at Loyola College in Montreal, QC, Canada.

 

1977
Sri Chinmoy offers a meditation at the ‘The Symposium on Life, Death and Psychic Research’ in Montreal, QC, Canada.

 

1978
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Liberation’, at the State University of New York in Oneonta, NY, USA.

 

1983
Sri Chinmoy receives the Special Service Award from the New York Road Runners Club.

 

1989
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert, with performances on the piano and pipe organ; and delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Meditation’, at Alumnae Hall, Brown University, in Providence, RI, USA.

 

2000
Sri Chinmoy meets with Khalid Khannouchi, the world’s fastest marathon runner in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy receives the Heart of Ukraine Award.

 

2005
Sri Chinmoy lifts 22 people including musician Ravi Coltrane, son of legendary musicians John and Alice Coltrane, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

MARCH 6TH

 

1970
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Science and Spirituality’, at Hunter College in New York, NY, USA.

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Service’, at 12 noon in the Student Union Theater at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AR, USA.

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy delivers an afternoon lecture (4 p.m.), entitled ‘Renunciation’ in the Westby Student Center, Great Hall, at the University of Tulsa in Tulsa, OK, USA.

 

1976

MARCH 6TH 1976

Sri Chinmoy meets with the Reverend Ted Noffs, Rector of the Wayside Chapel, in Sydney, NSW, Australia.

 

1976
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Peace’, at the Wayside Chapel in Kings Cross, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

 

1977
Sri Chinmoy offers an esraj concert and public meditation at Laval University in Quebec City, QC, Canada.

 

1981
Sri Chinmoy offers a concert and delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Perfection’, at the University of California in Berkeley, CA, USA.

 

1986
Sri Chinmoy achieves a lift of 200 lbs., using only his right arm, in Jamaica, NY, USA. Read article…

 

1991
Sri Chinmoy offers a Western Flute Anniversary Concert in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1993
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Public School 220 in Forest Hills, NY, USA.

 

1996
The Sydney Opera House is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy receives the Heart of Hungary, the Heart of Latvia and the Heart of Macedonia Awards.

 

2003
Sri Chinmoy lifts Steingrimur Hermannsson, former Prime Minister of Iceland, 12 members of Parliament and 25 other people in Reykjavik, Iceland.

 

2004
Sri Chinmoy offers a Piano Anniversary Concert in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2004
Sri Chinmoy meets with singer/songwriter Sting and his wife Trudie at their residence in New York, NY, USA.

 

2006
Sri Chinmoy lifts New Zealand singer Hayley Westenra in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

MARCH 7TH

 

1973
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Self-discovery and Transformation’, at New York University in New York, NY, USA.

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy delivers a morning lecture (9 a.m.), entitled ‘Friendship’,  in Room 104, Student Center, at the Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX, USA.

 

1975
Sri Chinmoy completes 100 large Jharna-Kala paintings in 19 hours.

 

1977
Sri Chinmoy meets with UN Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim and presents him his book U Thant: Divinity’s Smile and Humanity’s Cry.

 

1978
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘We Concentrate, We Meditate’, at Pace University in White Plains, NY, USA.

 

1981
Sri Chinmoy runs the Bidwell Classic marathon in a time of 4:30:21 in Chico, CA, USA.

 

1986
Sri Chinmoy meets with Matina Horner, President of Radcliffe College in Cambridge, MA, USA.

 

1986
Sri Chinmoy inaugurates Harvard Peace Meditation; offers a Peace Concert and delivers a lecture, entitled ‘First Become Peace-Dreamers’, at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA.

 

1989
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert with a piano performance and delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Perfection-fragrance’, at Buchman Hall in New York, NY, USA.

 

2000
Bangalore, the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka, is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy lifts 22 people in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2003
Sri Chinmoy offers an organ performance at the Church of Hallgrimes in Reykjavik, Iceland.

 

2005
Sri Chinmoy lifts H.E. Mrs. Isatou Njie-Saidy, Vice-President of The Gambia, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

MARCH 8TH

 

1975
The first Jharna-Kala Parade is held on Madison Ave in New York, NY, USA.

 

1976
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘The Eternal Seeker’, at the Australian National University in Canberra, ACT, Australia.

 

1977
Sri Chinmoy offers an esraj concert and a public meditation at Columbia University in New York, NY, USA.

 

1984
Sri Chinmoy offers a 7-hour meditation in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1989
Sri Chinmoy offers a Western Flute Anniversary Concert in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1994
Sri Chinmoy’s artworks are exhibited at the Mall Gallery in London, UK.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy receives the Heart of Sri Lanka Award.

 

2003
Sri Chinmoy lifts 32 children from Omna Ancient Arts Centre in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

MARCH 9TH

 

1976
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘The Reality Within’, at the State College of Melbourne in Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

 

1977
Sri Chinmoy offers an esraj concert and public meditation at Queens College in Flushing, NY, USA.

 

1981
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Concentration-art’, at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH, USA.

 

1982

MARCH 9TH 1982

Sri Chinmoy offers a concert at Martin Van Buren High School in New York, NY, USA. Listen to the concert...

 

1990
Sri Chinmoy offers a tribute to Trygve Lie, the first UN Secretary-General, with his daughter, Ms. Guri Lie, as the guest speaker, at the United Nations in New York.

 

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

 

1992

MARCH 9TH 1992

Sri Chinmoy plants a Peace Tree and holds a meditation in the Kōtoku-In Temple, home of the Daibutsu, Great Buddha, in Kamakura, Japan.

 

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

 

1999

MARCH 9TH 1999

“I am very happy you are here. I am happy we are now together.... Thank you very much. Thank you very much. I am really honoured to have taken part and I am happy this moment has come.” — Nelson Mandela

Sri Chinmoy lifts Nelson Mandela, President of South Africa, in Pretoria, South Africa. Watch the video...

 

1999
South Africa is inaugurated as a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation, in Pretoria, South Africa.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy receives the Heart of Scotland Award.

 

2002
Sri Chinmoy offers a Western Flute Anniversary Concert in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

MARCH 10TH

 

1970
Sri Chinmoy delivers the second in a series of four lectures, entitled ‘Commentary on the Bhagavad Gita’,2 in Vanderbilt Hall at New York University in New York, NY, USA.

 

1976

MARCH 10TH 1976   MARCH 10TH 1976

Sri Chinmoy first learns to play the Western flute on a bus journey to Healesville Sanctuary on the outskirts of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Read article…

 

1976
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Simplicity, Sincerity, Purity and Divinity’, at the Melbourne Assembly Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

 

1985
Sri Chinmoy meets with saxophonist Clarence Clemons in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1988

MARCH 10TH 1988

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Aurora Concert Hall in Florence, Italy.

 

1988
Sri Chinmoy offers an organ recital at Duomo Santa Maria Del Fiore in Florence, Italy.

 

1992

MARCH 10TH 1992

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Nippon Budokan Hall to an audience of 12,000 in Tokyo, Japan.

 

 

MARCH 11TH

 

1970
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Sincerity and Spirituality’, at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, NJ, USA.

 

1970
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Willpower and Victory’s Crown’, at the State University of New York in Stony Brook, NY, USA.

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy offers a public meditation at Greenwich Public Library, CT, USA.

 

1976
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Happiness’, at Monash University in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

 

1976

MARCH 11TH 1976

Excerpt from a letter in 1999: “I have extremely fond memories of my meeting with Sri Chinmoy in 1976. In the intervening 23 years, his work for peace has shown how one person can have such a positive and profound effect on so many people’s lives.” — Ron Clarke

Sri Chinmoy meets with Ron Clarke — Australian Olympic middle-distance runner and former holder of 17 world records — in Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Sri Chinmoy also composed a song dedicated to the great champion the day before the meeting.

 

1976
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Spirituality’, at Brougham Place Congregational Church in Adelaide, SA, Australia.

 

1977
BBC’s UN correspondent, Brian Saxton, tapes a half-hour interview with Sri Chinmoy at the United Nations in New York.

 

1978
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘We Shall Not Wait’, at the State University of New York in Buffalo, NY, USA.

 

1988
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Singel Centre in Antwerp, Belgium.

 

1989
Sri Chinmoy offers a 7-hour meditation in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1996
Sri Chinmoy performs at Lincoln Center, sponsored by World-Harmony Pilgrim-Dream Foundation in New York, NY, USA.

 

1996

MARCH 11, 1996

Sri Chinmoy is interviewed live from New York on a national ABC Radio programme called ‘Australia Talks Back’ where host Sandy McCutcheon explores the question, “Where have all the gurus gone?” After performing a Peace Concert at the Lincoln Center in New York that evening, Sri Chinmoy gives the answer to Australian listeners (morning, March 12). Of all the gurus who had been popular during the 1960s and ’70s, Sri Chinmoy is the only one to be interviewed on the programme. View the video...

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy lifts 20 people in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2003

MARCH 11TH 2003

Sri Chinmoy lifts Grammy-Award-winning singer/songwriter Sting and his wife Trudie at the Fourth Universalist Church in New York, NY, USA.

 

2006
Sri Chinmoy offers a Western Flute Anniversary Concert in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2007
Sri Chinmoy performs the first ‘Oneness, Perfect Oneness of the Sun and the Moon’ lift for couples – Sarbottama Tatyana Lebedeva, Russian Olympic gold medal long-jumper and her husband Mahavikram Nikolay Matveev, coach of the Russian National Athletic Team – in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

MARCH 12TH

 

1976

MARCH 12TH 1976

“What you are offering is very simple. They aren’t things to learn, intellectual things. It is an attitude of the heart.” — Bishop Phillip Kennedy

Sri Chinmoy meets with Bishop Phillip Kennedy, the Catholic Bishop of Adelaide in Adelaide, SA, Australia.

 

1976
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, ‘Possession and Satisfaction’, at the University of Adelaide in Adelaide, SA, Australia.

 

1976
Sri Chinmoy is interviewed on the ABC television show ‘This Day Tonight’ in Adelaide, SA, Australia.

 

1976
Sri Chinmoy appears on Channel 7 News, where he plays the esraj on television for the first time, in Adelaide, SA, Australia.

 

1988
Sri Chinmoy offers an organ performance at St. Bavo Kerk in Haarlem, the Netherlands.

 

1988
Sri Chinmoy offers an organ performance at Grote Kerk in Den Haag, the Netherlands.

 

1988
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert with a piano performance at the Congress Building in Den Haag, the Netherlands.

 

1992
Sri Chinmoy runs 100m solo in a time of 13.91 at the National Stadium in Tokyo, Japan.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy receives the Heart of Armenia Award.

 

 

MARCH 13TH

 

1975
Sri Chinmoy completes 100 large ‘finger paintings’ in 12 hrs. 45 min.

 

1976
Sri Chinmoy concludes his Australian tour and flies to Pondicherry, India, for a short stay with his family before returning to New York.

 

1987
Sri Chinmoy meets with P.A. Nazareth, Consul-General of India at the United Nations in New York.

 

1988
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and an organ performance at the Odd Fellow Palæet in Copenhagen, Denmark.

 

1989
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert with a piano performance and delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Oneness-Nest’, at Buchman Hall in New York, NY, USA.

 

1990
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Community United Methodist Church in Jackson Heights, NY, USA.

 

1992
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture at the International Relations Centre in Kyoto, Japan.

 

1992
Sri Chinmoy plants a Peace-Tree at Hana-Haku Park in Osaka, Japan.

 

1996
Sri Chinmoy offers a 4-hour meditation in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1997
Sri Chinmoy’s artworks are exhibited at Drei Mohren Hotel in Augsburg, Germany.

 

1998
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at New York University in New York, NY, USA.

 

2000

MARCH 13TH 2000

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Sala Palatului in Bucharest, Romania.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy receives the Heart of Colombia Award.

 

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

 

2003
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2004
Sri Chinmoy offers a Western Flute Anniversary Concert in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

MARCH 14TH

 

1977
Sri Chinmoy’s artworks are exhibited at the Sri Chinmoy Gallery in Hamburg, Germany.

 

1988
Sri Chinmoy offers an organ performance at Ullern Church in Oslo, Norway.

 

1988
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and an organ performance at Oslo Konserthus in Oslo, Norway.

 

1992
Sri Chinmoy meets with the Head Priest of Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto, Japan.

 

1997
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at RWS Economics School in Augsburg, Germany.

 

2000

MARCH 14TH 2000

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert to an audience of 5,000 at the National Palace of Culture, in Sofia, Bulgaria.

 

2000
Bulgaria is inaugurated as a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation in Sofia, Bulgaria.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy lifts 12 people in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

MARCH 15TH

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy is honoured by Donald Irwin, Mayor of Norwalk, in Norwalk, CT, USA.

 

1977
Sri Chinmoy cooks a 22-course meal for 465 of his students in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1979
Sri Chinmoy meditates at Madison Square Garden with 19,000 people in New York, NY, USA.

 

1986

MARCH 15TH 1986

The first Sri Chinmoy Peace Mile is inaugurated by the Mayor of Wandsworth at Battersea Park in London, UK.

 

1991
Sri Chinmoy receives the World Citizen Humanitarian Award from the World Peace University, OR, USA.

 

1997

MARCH 15TH 1997

Sri Chinmoy meets with Prof. Dr. Anita B. Pfaff, daughter of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, and Prof. Dr. Martin Pfaff, Member of the Bundestag, at their home in Augsburg, Germany.

 

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

 

 

MARCH 16TH

 

1973
Sri Chinmoy delivers a talk, entitled ‘Where Is God?’, at the United Nations in New York.

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Realisation’, at Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS, Canada.

 

1977
Sri Chinmoy offers an esraj concert and reads a selection of his poetry at New York University, in New York, NY, USA.

 

1988
Sri Chinmoy offers an organ performance at Frikirkjan — The Free Church of Reykjavik — in Reykjavik, Iceland.

 

1988
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and piano performance at the University Cinema in Reykjavik, Iceland.

 

1988
Sri Chinmoy’s artworks are exhibited at the University Cinema in Reykjavik, Iceland.

 

1988
Sri Chinmoy meets with Prime Minister Thorsheim Palsson and President Vigdis Finnbogadottir of Iceland at Government House in Reykjavik, Iceland.

 

1989

MARCH 16TH 1989

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert with a piano performance and delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Desire versus Aspiration’, in Statler Hall at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA. Following the Peace Concert, Sri Chinmoy meets with Professor Roald Hoffmann, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry (1981).

 

1990
Sri Chinmoy lifts Mats Wilander of Sweden, 1988 world’s no. 1 tennis player, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1993

MARCH 16TH 1993

Australia’s capital city Canberra is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace Capital by the Federal Minister for Sport Ros Kelly. During his stay in the nation’s capital on June 26-27, 1995, Sri Chinmoy visits all five ‘Canberra Sri Chinmoy Peace-Capital’ signs, installed at all entrances to Canberra under the ‘Welcome to Canberra’ signs.

 

1999
Botswana is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation by President F. G. Mogae.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy receives the Heart of St. Lucia Award.

 

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

 

2004

MARCH 16TH 2004
MARCH 16TH 2004

“You are part of the spiritual force of love that emanates from God and which will transform the evil of this world into its counterpart. Thank you for persisting and going on, going on. Perhaps the world continues in existence only because of people like yourselves who help to hold it in being.” — Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Sri Chinmoy lifts Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Laureate, at the UN Plaza Hotel in New York, NY, USA.

 

 

MARCH 17TH

 

1970
Sri Chinmoy delivers the third in a series of four lectures, entitled ‘Commentary on the Bhagavad Gita’,3 in Vanderbilt Hall at New York University in New York, NY, USA.

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Give, Receive and Become’, at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, NB, Canada.

 

1978
Sri Chinmoy plays the esraj and delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Progress’, at Hunter College in New York., NY, USA.

 

1987

MARCH 17TH 1987

Sri Chinmoy meets with the President of Iceland Vigdís Finnbogadóttir at Government House in Reykjavik, Iceland.

 

1987

MARCH 17TH 1987

A message to Sri Chinmoy on his birthday, August 27, 1987: “Best wishes to Sri Chinmoy, a man of peace who is working faithfully and selflessly for peace throughout the world.” — Thorsteinn Pálsson

Sri Chinmoy meets with the Prime Minister of Iceland Thorsteinn Pálsson at Government House in Reykjavik, Iceland.

 

1987
Sri Chinmoy meets with the Bishop of Iceland Pétur Sigurgeirsson at Government House in Reykjavik, Iceland.

 

1990
Sri Chinmoy receives a plaque inscribed ‘To the Great Son of India’ together with the Twentieth Century Global Man Award from the Federation of Indian Associations, in New York, NY, USA.

 

1997
Sri Chinmoy offers the U Thant Peace Award to Vladimir Petrovsky, Under-Secretary-General, Director-General of the United Nations Office in Geneva, at the residence of Mr. Petrovsky, in Geneva, Switzerland.

 

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

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy lifts 13 people in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

MARCH 18TH

 

1970
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘The Inner Poverty’, at Fordham University in the Bronx, NY, USA.

 

1970
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, ‘The Inner Light’, at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, USA.

 

1978
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Gratitude-Heart’, at the State University of New York in Plattsburgh, NY, USA.

 

1996
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘World Peace from a Hindu Perspective: a Hindu World-Peace-Dreamer’, at the College of St. Rose in Albany, NY, USA.

 

1999
Sri Chinmoy lifts 170 lbs., with both arms simultaneously, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

MARCH 19TH

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Oneness’, at Laval University in Quebec City, QC, Canada.

 

1978
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Choice’, at the State University of New York in Potsdam, NY, USA.

 

1978
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘The Seeker’s Duty’, at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY, USA.

 

1983
Sri Chinmoy presents prizes at the ASUAB Veterans Athletics Championship at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi, India.

 

1985

MARCH 19TH 1985

“It is the greatest honour which has been granted through me to UNDP today, with this award named after our late Secretary-General U Thant. We consider this award as a symbol of the service rendered on the part of the United Nations for humanity. We are very privileged, honoured and indebted to you today for what you have granted us.” — Üner Kirdar

Sri Chinmoy offers the U Thant Peace Award to the United Nations Development Programme, which is accepted by Dr. Üner Kirdar, Director of the Division of External Relations and Governing Council Secretariat, UNDP, at a ceremony held on U Thant Island in the East River opposite the United Nations building in New York.

 

1997
Sri Chinmoy appears on Long Island’s Cable News 12 in New York, NY, USA.

 

1997
Sri Chinmoy offers a Western Flute Anniversary Concert in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1999
Sri Chinmoy offers prayerful homage for Maestro Yehudi Menuhin, with violinist Edna Michell, his lifelong musical associate, and performers from Mannes College of Music at the United Nations in New York.

 

 

MARCH 20TH

 

1966

MARCH 20TH 1966

“Quite a few hundred people came to the concert. For me to get over one hundred people in those days was really something. But they came and they appreciated my singing. I sang ten devotional songs in Sanskrit and Bengali, and I gave a short commentary on each one.” — Sri Chinmoy

Sri Chinmoy offers his second recital for the Asia Society, held at the Indian Cultural Centre in New York, NY, USA. His first musical performance is in June 1965, at New York’s Guggenheim Museum. Read more...

 

1970
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘The Consciousness of the Body’, at the City College of New York in New York, NY, USA.

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘The Human, the Divine and the Supreme’, at Sir George Williams University in Montreal, QC, Canada.

 

1978
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Let us Try to Empty the Mind’, at the State University of New York in Stony Brook, NY, USA.

 

1978
One of Sri Chinmoy’s aphorisms appears in Forbes Magazine, USA.

 

1979

MARCH 20TH 1979

Sri Chinmoy hosts a programme at the United Nations in New York to observe the centennial of Albert Einstein’s birth (March 14, 1879). Featured speakers are the President of New York’s City College, the Ambassador of Cyprus, and H.E. Mr. Yehuda Z. Blum, Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations.

 

1986
Sri Chinmoy first lifts a 101-lb. weight from the ground and presses it overhead with one arm, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1987
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Princeton University in Princeton, NJ, USA.

 

1993
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Queens College in Flushing, NY, USA.

 

1994

MARCH 20TH 1994

An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s first one million ‘Soul-Bird’ drawings opens at the Heritage Building in Ottawa, ON, Canada. View the video...

 

1997
Sri Chinmoy makes a guest appearance on WBAI’s radio talk show ‘Walden’s Pond’ in New York, NY, USA.

 

2005
Sri Chinmoy lifts HRH Princess Jelisaveta of Yugoslavia, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

MARCH 21ST

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Freedom’, at the University of Sherbrooke in Sherbrooke, QC, Canada.

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Purity’, at the University of Montreal in Montreal, QC, Canada.

 

1975
Sri Chinmoy offers the opening meditation for Earth Day and delivers a talk, entitled ‘Mother Earth’, at Battery Park in New York, NY, USA.

 

1977
Sri Chinmoy receives a letter of appreciation from Paul O’Dwyer, President of the City Council of New York, NY, USA.

 

1978
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Lord, My Lord’, at the State University of New York in Farmingdale, NY, USA.

 

1979

MARCH 21ST 1979

Upon hearing a song Sri Chinmoy composed in his honour: “What music I hear! Beautiful! He has written a counterpoint like Bach. Every phrase goes with every other phrase, so that no matter what you do, you can’t miss.” — Leonard Bernstein

Sri Chinmoy first meets with Leonard Bernstein, composer and conductor, at the maestro’s home in New York, NY, USA.

 

1980
Sri Chinmoy delivers a talk, entitled Because I Need’, at a memorial service for former Ambassador Allard Lowenstein held at the United Nations in New York.

 

1992

MARCH 21ST 1992

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert in Palac Kultury, Warsaw, Poland.

 

1999
Sri Chinmoy lifts 800 lbs., using a seated calf-raise, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy lifts 11 people in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy receives the Heart of Albania, Heart of Georgia, Heart of Micronesia and Heart of St. Kitts Awards.

 

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

 

 

MARCH 22ND

 

1972

 MARCH 22ND 1972

“This meeting of ours has been most essential. The Hindu life and the Christian life shall go together. Your message and my message are the same. When we both leave this world, you and I, we will meet together.” — Pope Paul VI

Sri Chinmoy meets with Pope Paul VI for the first time at The Vatican.

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Aspiration’, at Queens University in Kingston, ON, Canada.

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Progress’, at Ottawa University in Ottawa, ON, Canada.

 

1987

MARCH 22ND 1987   MARCH 22ND 1987

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

 

1992
Szczesliwice Park is inaugurated as a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom in Warsaw, Poland.

 

1999
The Gambia is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation by President Yahya A. J. J. Jammeh.

 

1999
Sri Chinmoy lifts 200 lbs. with each arm simultaneously in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2000
India’s capital New Delhi is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom by Mayor Meera Kanwaria.

 

2003
Sri Chinmoy lifts 35 Guyanese and Indian citizens, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

MARCH 23RD

 

1973
Sri Chinmoy begins writing The Dance of Life poetry series, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Limitation’, at Trent University in Peterborough, ON, Canada.

 

1978
Sri Chinmoy delivers a talk at the New School for Social Research in New York, NY, USA.

 

1980
Sri Chinmoy runs a personal best for 3.5 miles in 25:29 (7:17 pace) at the ‘March Speed Run’ in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY, USA.

 

1985
Sri Chinmoy offers a midday Peace Concert at Hochschule der Künste in Berlin, Germany.

 

1985
Sri Chinmoy offers an evening Peace Concert at Hochschule der Künste in Berlin, Germany.

 

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

 

1992
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Zaklady Mechaniczne Nowotki in Warsaw, Poland.

 

1992
Sri Chinmoy meets with Stanislaw Wyganowski, Mayor of Warsaw, in Warsaw, Poland.

 

1994
A reception for diplomats is held at the exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s One Million ‘Soul-Bird’ drawings in the Heritage Building, Ottawa, ON, Canada.

 

1996
Sri Chinmoy receives the Fred Lebow Award from the organisers of the Rome Marathon, in Rome, Italy.

 

1997
Sri Chinmoy completes six million ‘Soul-Bird’ drawings, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2000
The city of Vasco da Gama in the Indian state of Goa is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy receives the Heart of United Kingdom Award.

 

2003
Sri Chinmoy lifts 41 children and boy scouts in Jamaica NY, USA.

 

 

MARCH 24TH

 

1969
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Duty Supreme’, at Boston University in Boston, MA, USA.

 

1970
Sri Chinmoy delivers the final in a series of four lectures, entitled ‘Commentary on the Bhagavad Gita’,4 in Vanderbilt Hall at New York University in New York, NY, USA.

 

1971
Sri Chinmoy is asked a significant question about how to concentrate on the Guru. His answer covers, divine love, divine concern, and divine joy or delight.

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled Spirituality and Satisfaction’, at the University of Toronto in Toronto, ON, Canada.

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Beauty’, at McMaster University in Hamilton, ON, Canada.

 

1980

MARCH 24TH 1980

Sri Chinmoy meets with Ambassador Nicolas Katapodis of Greece at a special function at the United Nations in New York, sponsored by Sri Chinmoy Meditation at the United Nations, in celebration of Greece’s Independence Day.

 

1984

MARCH 24TH 1984
MARCH 24TH 1984   MARCH 24TH 1984

Address to the audience at the conclusion of the concert: “Beloved Germany, breathlessly I am bowing to your soul. Soulfully I am loving your heart. Devotedly I am admiring your life. To me, stupendous is your soul. Generous is your heart and precious is your life.... My beloved Germany, to you my aspiration-heart and my dedication-life bow and bow and bow.” — Sri Chinmoy

Sri Chinmoy offers his first Peace Concert to an audience of over 8,000 at the Sporthalle in Cologne, Germany. Watch the full-length video of the concert... Listen to the CD recording of the concert...

 

1985

MARCH 24TH 1985   MARCH 24TH 1985

Sri Chinmoy offers a private meditation at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium — where Jesse Owens won 4 gold medals in 1936 – in Berlin, Germany.

 

1985
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Kongresszentrum CCH in Hamburg, Germany

 

1996

MARCH 24TH 1996   MARCH 24TH 1996

At the request of race director Umberto Silvestri, Sri Chinmoy offers the opening meditation at the Rome City Marathon in Italy. The race has 16,000 participants, including 340 of Sri Chinmoy’s students.

 

1996
Sri Chinmoy meets with Jacques Diouf, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organisation, in Rome, Italy.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy lifts 14 people in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

MARCH 25TH

 

1969
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘The Vedanta Philosophy’, at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, USA.

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Bliss’, at Guelph University in Guelph, ON, Canada.

 

1977
Sri Chinmoy offers a public concert at the Ethical Culture Society of New York, NY, USA.

 

1979

MARCH 25TH 1979

Sri Chinmoy runs a personal best for the marathon in a time of 3:55:07 (8:58 pace) at the Heart-Watchers Marathon in Toledo, OH, USA.

 

1985
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Gut Buschhof in Bonn-Königswinter, Germany.

 

1991

 MARCH 25TH 1991

Sri Chinmoy meets with Polish President Lech Walesa, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (1983), and presents him with three songs he had composed in honour of Poland and the President.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy receives the Heart of Wales Award.

 

2003
Sri Chinmoy lifts 26 actors from the off-Broadway hit ‘The Exonerated’ including Brooke Shields, Jill Clayburgh, Marisa Tomei, Robert Vaughn and Montel Williams after the play’s 200th performance at Bleeker Street Theatre in Manhattan, New York, NY, USA.

 

2007
Sri Chinmoy lifts 7 horses individually, then 3 at once, at DND Horse Stables in Forest Park, NY, USA.

 

 

MARCH 26TH

 

1969
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘God and Myself’, at Brandeis University in Waltham, MA, USA.

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture entitled ‘Service’, at Sir Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, ON, Canada.

 

1981
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Compassion’, at Brown University in Providence, RI, USA.

 

1985
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Sporthalle in Cologne, Germany.

 

1999
Scotland is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy receives the Heart of Switzerland Award.

 

2006

MARCH 26TH 2006   MARCH 26TH 2006

Sri Chinmoy lifts Nikolai Valuev of Russia, WBA Heavyweight World Boxing Champion, at Palais des Congres in Paris, France. Read article...

 

 
 
MARCH 27TH

 

1968
Sri Chinmoy is invited to deliver a talk, entitled ‘Joy Unlimited’, at a luncheon held by the Lions Club of the Bronx, at the Westchester-Bronx, NY Branch of the YMCA, New York, USA.

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Spiritual Seekers’, at the University of Windsor in Windsor, ON, Canada.

 

1979

MARCH 27TH 1979
MARCH 27TH 1979
MARCH 27TH 1979

“...there can be no higher religion than our common allegiance to humanity, which is inherent in the Charter of the United Nations and, which indeed, if I may say so, is the message that is implicit in the teachings of Sri Chinmoy.” — H.E. Dr. Rikhi Jaipal

“In thanking you again, we wish you continued success in your magnificent obsession to spread love, caring and commitment to spread an important peace which we all desire in the United Nations.” — Dr. Estefania Aldaba-Lim

Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations H.E. Dr. Rikhi Jaipal presents one of Sri Chinmoy’s paintings to Assistant UN Secretary-General Dr. Estefania Aldaba-Lim, Special Representative for the International Year of the Child, at the UN Church Centre in New York.

 

1979
Sri Chinmoy leads 127 meditations after reaching a record body weight of 127 lbs., in Jamaica, New York, NY, USA.

 

1981
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘The Vision-Dawn’, at Yale University in New Haven, CT, USA.

 

1985
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Friedrich Ebert Halle in Ludwigshafen, Germany.

 

1967
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs in Forest Hills, NY, USA.

 

1989
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Obedience’, at Princeton University in Princeton, NJ, USA.

 

1993
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Louis Pasteur Junior High School 67 in Little Neck, NY, USA.

 

1996
Sri Chinmoy offers a 4-hour meditation in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2000
The city of Ahmedabad in the Indian state of Gujarat is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom.

 

2000
Sri Chinmoy offers the U Thant Peace Award to Svenn Kristiansen, Deputy Mayor of Oslo, at the United Nations in New York.

 

2000
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert, in which he plays 40 instruments to honour Svenn Kristiansen for having run 40 marathons, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2003
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2003
Sri Chinmoy lifts 22 teachers and students at St. Albans, NY, USA.

 

2006
Sri Chinmoy lifts Enoch Effah, world champion of French boxing, at the Palais des Congres in Paris, France.

 

2006
Sri Chinmoy lifts 10 ambassadors and 16 other people at UNESCO in Paris, France.

 

2007
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert, ‘Mother Bengal’s Culture-Flood’, dedicated to Rabindranath Tagore, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

MARCH 28TH

 

1973
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Concentration, Meditation and Contemplation’, in St. Paul’s Chapel at Columbia University in New York, NY, USA.

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Desire-Man, Aspiration-Man, Dream-Man, Reality-Man’, at the University of Western Ontario in London, ON, Canada.

 

1975
In honour of Sri Chinmoy’s 11th year in the West, a new American flag is flown over the Capitol Building in Washington, DC. Senator Lowell Weicker Jr. of Connecticut later presented the flag to Sri Chinmoy.

 

1977
Sri Chinmoy plays the esraj on ‘This Morning Show’, Channel 3 TV, broadcast from Hartford, CT, USA.

 

1977
Annam Brahma restaurant in Jamaica, New York, hosts a banquet for women delegates to the United Nations in honour of International Women’s Day, attracting diplomats from countries as diverse as Egypt, Honduras and Costa Rica. The event is sponsored by the Meditation Group at the UN led by Sri Chinmoy.

 

1978
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Silence’, at Fordham University in the Bronx, NY, USA.

 

1987
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at James J. Reynolds Junior High School in Brooklyn, NY, USA.

 

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

 

1997
Sri Chinmoy completes one million ‘Soul-Bird’ drawings in 5½ days for a total of seven million ‘Soul-Bird’ drawings, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1997
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Yale University in New Haven, CT, USA.

 

2006
Sri Chinmoy meets with Koichiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO, at the UNESCO office in Paris, France

 

2006

MARCH 28TH 2006   MARCH 28TH 2006

Sri Chinmoy offers a World Harmony Concert, sponsored by the Canadian Ambassador to UNESCO, at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France. Before the programme, Sri Chinmoy lifts UNESCO Ambassadors from eight countries, including China, Japan and Ukraine, as well as other diplomats and luminaries. Also, a selection of Sri Chinmoy’s artworks is exhibited in the building.

 

2006
Sri Chinmoy offers the U Thant Peace Award to Einar Steensnaes, Chairman of the Executive Board of UNESCO, at the UNESCO office in Paris, France

 

MARCH 29TH

 

1969
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Desire and Aspiration’, at New York University in New York, NY, USA.

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy completes 16 lectures in Canada – later published in My Maple Treewith a talk, entitled ‘Yoga and Faith’, at York University in Toronto, ON, Canada.

 

1977
Sri Chinmoy offers a meditation and esraj concert at the State University of New York in New Paltz, NY, USA.

 

1981
Sri Chinmoy runs a personal best for 2 miles in a time of 13:42 (6:51 pace) at the Sri Chinmoy Race in Westport, CT, USA.

 

1985

MARCH 29TH 1985

Sri Chinmoy offers an afternoon Peace Concert to an audience of 2,000 people at Deutsches Museum in Munich, Germany.

 

1985

MARCH 29TH 1985

Sri Chinmoy offers an evening Peace Concert to an audience of 2,400 people at Deutsches Museum in Munich, Germany.

 

1986
Sri Chinmoy offers a 7-hour public meditation at Buchman Hall in New York, NY, USA.

 

1987

MARCH 29TH 1987

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert with a piano performance at Rippowam High School in Stamford, CT, USA.

 

1997
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan (USA) in New York, NY, USA.

 

2000
The Taj Mahal and Vrindavan are declared Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossoms.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy reads his poetry at a programme with Pulitzer Prize Authors at the United Nations in New York.

 

2003
Sri Chinmoy lifts Sugata Bose PhD, grandnephew of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2004
Sri Chinmoy lifts Yoko Ono, artist and musician, wife of John Lennon, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

MARCH 30TH

 

1978
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘I Watch, I Pray’, at Long Island University in Greenvale, NY, USA.

 

1980
Sri Chinmoy runs personal bests for 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 miles – his 3-mile split time is 21:31 (7:10/mile pace); 4-mile split time is 29:04 (7:16/mile pace); 5-mile split time is 36:39 (7:20/mile pace); 6-mile split time is 44:09 (7:21/mile pace); and 7-mile time is 51:18 (7:20/mile pace – at the Sri Chinmoy 7-mile Race in Fairfield, CT, USA.

 

1985
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Stadthalle in Freiburg, Germany.

 

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

 

1993
Sri Chinmoy receives the Award of Excellence from the UN Society of Writers (the society’s highest award) for the completion of his 900th book, Love, Compassion, Forgiveness, which he had dedicated to President Gorbachev. Sri Chinmoy then reads two of his poems — his very first poem in English, ‘The Golden Flute’ written c. 1952-53, and a poem he had written just a few hours prior to the award ceremony held at the United Nations in New York. Sri Chinmoy concludes with a note of gratitude to his hosts and a short talk, entitled ‘American Freedom in My Poetry’.

 

 

MARCH 31ST

 

1975
An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala paintings opens at a gallery at 154 Wooster Street in Soho, New York, NY, USA.

 

1976
Sri Chinmoy opens an evening concert of classical Indian music with two Bengali songs and a short meditation at the United Nations in New York. The programme, which is sponsored by the United Nations Meditation Group as a fund-raising effort for UNICEF, includes recitals by classical singer Jyoti Pandit and sarod player Vasant Rai.

 

1985
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert (morning) at Küchlin Theatre in Basel, Switzerland.

 

1985

MARCH 31ST 1985   MARCH 31ST 1985

Sri Chinmoy offers an evening Peace Concert at Hallenstadion to an audience of 5,500 in Zurich, Switzerland. View the video...

 

1986
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at New York University in New York, NY, USA.

 

1989
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Schloss Wilhelminenberg in Vienna, Austria.

 

1993
Sri Chinmoy lifts Arno A. Penzias, 1978 Nobel Laureate for Physics, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2000
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Sun Dome Stadium, University of South Florida, in Tampa, FL, USA.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy lifts 13 people in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy receives the Heart of Kuwait Award.

 

2001
England is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom.