MAY 1ST

 

1991
Sri Chinmoy lifts Guido De Marco, President of the UN General Assembly, in Jamaica, NY, USA.


1996
Sri Chinmoy achieves a standing vertical jump of 34 inches, in Jamaica, NY, USA.


2004
Sri Chinmoy offers the opening meditation and performs on the esraj at an international concert, attended by 3,000 people, including eleven European Union members, and broadcast live on national and international TV, at the National Theatre in Maribor, Slovenia.


2007
Sri Chinmoy lifts government officials and members of parliament from three European countries, and academics from nine countries, in Oslo, Norway.

 

MAY 2ND

 

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


1976
Sri Chinmoy composes his 1,000th Bengali song Tomari Name Phuteje Phul Kande Pran in Jamaica, NY, USA.


1982
Sri Chinmoy runs the Newsday Long Island Marathon in a time of 4:26:56, with personal best split times for 25 km, 2:20.30; half-marathon, 1:54:30; and 13 miles, 1:54:04, on Long Island, NY, USA.


1992
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace ConcertPeace: Divinity’s Dream on Earth — at the First Unitarian Church in Providence, RI, USA. Listen to the CD...


1996
Sri Chinmoy presents the U Thant Peace Award to Maurice Strong, Secretary-General of the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development, at the United Nations Church Centre in New York, NY, USA.


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


2007
Sri Chinmoy presents the U Thant Peace Award to Professor Arne Naess, in Oslo, Norway.


2007
A reception in honour of Sri Chinmoy, hosted by Deputy Mayor Svenn Kristiansen, is held at Oslo City Hall in Oslo, Norway.

 

MAY 3RD

 

1973
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Each Nation In Its Place Is Great’, in Conference Room 9, at the United Nations in New York.


1975
Sri Chinmoy offers a meditation at the Naval Air Station in Willow Grove, PA, USA.


1976
MAY 3RD 1976

Commenting on Sri Chinmoy’s 12’ x 27’ canvas, ‘Larger than the Largest’: “This one is amazing. One universe; compact.” — Henry Geldzahler, Curator of the 20th Century Art Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (1969-1977)

Sri Chinmoy meets with the distinguished art curator Henry Geldzahler of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, who came to view the Master’s paintings at his Jharna-Kala Gallery, 200 Mercer Street in lower Manhattan, New York, NY, USA. Mr. Geldzahler selects a group of paintings from the gallery for a travelling art exhibit to tour the United States.


1977
MAY 3RD 1977

Sri Chinmoy creates this artwork in just 16 minutes – he began painting at 3:45 p.m. and finishes at 4:01 p.m. Upon its completion he remarks, “The bird that is the flight into the Infinite, into the Beyond.”

Sri Chinmoy paints a 6’ x 8’ canvas dedicated to the United Nations entitled, ‘United Nations: the Heart-Home of the World-Body’, which was later exhibited at the UN and galleries around the world – Jamaica, NY, USA.


1992
Sri Chinmoy offers the opening meditation at the Symposium on Science and Human Values at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in New York, NY, USA.


1992
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace ConcertPeace: Divinity’s Dream on Earth — at the First Church in Cambridge, in Cambridge, MA, USA. Listen to the CD...


1996
Sri Chinmoy records a standing vertical jump of 35 inches in Jamaica, NY, USA.


1999
Sri Chinmoy lifts 270 lbs. with both arms simultaneously, for a total of 540 lbs., in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

MAY 4TH

 

1973
Sri Chinmoy offers the first of his regular morning meditations on TV, Channel 5 in New York, NY, USA.


1977
Sri Chinmoy offers a concert and delivers a lecture, entitled ‘My Lord Supreme’, at Pace College in White Plains, NY, USA.


1978
Dial-a-Meditation telephone service with a recording of Sri Chinmoy reciting the daily aphorism begins in New York, NY, USA.


1981
Sri Chinmoy offers a concert in Halifax, NS, Canada.


1983
Sri Chinmoy meets with two world-class tennis stars, Ramesh Krishnan of India and Nduka Odizor of Nigeria, at his tennis court at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, New York, NY, USA.


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

 

MAY 5TH

 

1981
Sri Chinmoy offers a concert at Laval University in Quebec City, QC, Canada.


1992
Sri Chinmoy offers a private concert for C. Subramaniam, President of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and Governor of Maharashtra; and S. Ramakrishnan, Executive Secretary, at the Jharna-Kala Gallery in New York, NY, USA.


2005
Sri Chinmoy composes his 12,000th Bengali song Bangla Gan in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

MAY 6TH

 

1966
Sri Chinmoy delivers a talk, entitled ‘The Strength of Surrender’ – the fifth in a Spring series of classes on Yoga – at the home of Elma Winter in Brooklyn Heights, NY, USA.


1969
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘The Secret Supreme’, at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, ND, USA.


1979
MAY 6TH 1979

Sri Chinmoy runs the Newsday Long Island Marathon in 4:16:23, on Long Island, NY, USA.


1981
Sri Chinmoy offers a concert and delivers a lecture at McGill University in Montreal, QC, Canada.


1983
Sri Chinmoy meets with Chilian tennis star Jaime Filiol and plays two sets with him at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, New York, USA.


1986
Sri Chinmoy offers a Memorial Service for NY Congressman Joseph P. Addabbo, at the Cannon US House of Representatives in Washington, DC, USA.


1988
Sri Chinmoy performs his first double-dumbbell lift – a two-arm lift of 100 lbs. with both arms simultaneously – a total of 200 lbs., in Jamaica, NY, USA.


1999
Sri Chinmoy performs a double-dumbbell lift – a two-arm lift of 300 lbs. with both arms simultaneously – a total of 600 lbs., in Jamaica, NY, USA.


2006
Sri Chinmoy presents the U Thant Peace Award to Chinua Achebe, Nigerian novelist, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

MAY 7TH

 

1969
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Mysticism’, at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN, USA.


1981
An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala paintings opens at the National Art Centre in Ottawa, ON, Canada.


1981
Sri Chinmoy offers a concert and delivers a lecture at the National Art Centre in Ottawa, ON, Canada.


1992
Sri Chinmoy honours UN Ambassadors at the Jharna-Kala Gallery in New York, NY, USA.


1997
Sri Chinmoy presents the U Thant Peace Award to Sudhahota Carl Lewis, nine-time Olympic gold medallist for the long jump, 100m, 200m and the 4 x 100m relay, in Houston, TX, USA.


1997
Sudhahota Carl Lewis gives awards in nine different areas to those individuals who had most powerfully influenced his life. He selects Sri Chinmoy to receive the award for being most influential in his spiritual life – Houston, TX, USA.


2001
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Meditation and Peace Concert, together with the ‘Lifting Up the World with a Oneness-Heart’ programme at Canadian Parliament on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, ON, Canada.


2003
Sri Chinmoy lifts Yale University professors as part of his ‘Lifting Up the World with a Oneness-Heart’ programme, at Yale University in New Haven, CT, USA.

 

MAY 8TH

 

1980
Sri Chinmoy is invited to be a Visiting Lecturer by the University of Washington in Seattle, WA, USA. Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘What Is Art?’, to the faculty and student body of the School of Art.


1980
Sri Chinmoy offers a concert at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA, USA.


1980
Sri Chinmoy offers a concert at St. Joseph’s Church in Seattle, WA, USA.


1981
Sri Chinmoy offers an esraj performance and delivers a lecture at the University of Toronto in Toronto, ON, Canada.


1982
Sri Chinmoy is the guest of honour at Rabindranath Tagore’s Birthday Celebrations sponsored by the Tagore Society of New York at the United Nations in New York.


1993
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Preston High School in Bronx, NY, USA.


1995
Queen Elizabeth II holds the Peace Torch during Britain’s V.E. Day 50th Anniversary Celebrations at Hyde Park, London, UK.


2000
Sri Chinmoy presents the U Thant Peace Award to Humayun Rasheed Chowdhury, Speaker of the Parliament of Bangladesh, at the United Nations in New York.


2001
A dedication ceremony for Canada as a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom Nation is held in Ottawa, ON, Canada.


2002
At a special ceremony to honour the President of Macedonia Boris Trajkovski, Sri Chinmoy offers an esraj concert and presents him with the U Thant Peace Award, as well as lifting him as part of the ‘Lifting Up the World with a Oneness-Heart’ programme. This the first time a head of state has been honoured at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, NY, USA.


2002
Sri Chinmoy receives the Mother Teresa Award from President Trajkovski of Macedonia, in Jamaica, NY, USA.


2004
Sri Chinmoy lifts Robert Muller, former UN Assistant Secretary-General; Chancellor, UN University for Peace, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

MAY 9TH

 

1980
Sri Chinmoy receives the Distinguished Service to Athletics Award from the Division of Sports Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA, USA.


1981
Sri Chinmoy offers a concert and delivers a lecture at King George School in Vancouver, BC, Canada.


1985
MAY 9TH 1985
MAY 9TH 1985

Sri Chinmoy meets with Zubin Mehta, conductor of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, at the maestro’s Lincoln Center office in New York, NY, USA.


1992

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace ConcertPeace: Divinity’s Dream on Earth — at Yale University in New Haven, CT, USA. Listen to the CD...


2000
Sri Chinmoy performs a double-dumbbell lift of 650 lbs. with both arms simultaneously (a total of 1,300 lbs.) four times, in Jamaica, NY, USA. Sri Chinmoy first lifted this weight on February 19, 2000.

 

MAY 10TH

 

1972
Sri Chinmoy delivers a talk, entitled ‘The Right to Happiness: a Human Right?’, in the Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium at the United Nations in New York, NY.


1981
Sri Chinmoy offers a concert and delivers a lecture at the University of Victoria in Victoria, BC, Canada.


2001

Sri Chinmoy lifts Simon Draper, producer; and Emma Moore, associate producer of the BBC TV programme ‘Be Me’, in Jamaica, NY, USA.


2006
Sri Chinmoy lifts United Nations Security Guards, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

MAY 11TH

 

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


1993
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert, dedicated to the late President Ranasinghe Premadasa of Sri Lanka, at the United Nations in New York.


2002
Sri Chinmoy lifts Stoyan Trenchevski, head of the Macedonian Mother Teresa Foundation, in Jamaica, NY, USA.


2003
Sri Chinmoy offers an afternoon Peace Concert and honours of flautist Paul Horn by lifting him. In the evening, Paul Horn offers a solo concert for Sri Chinmoy, his students and invited guests, in Jamaica, Queens, NY, USA.

 

MAY 12TH

 

1970
Sri Chinmoy delivers a talk, entitled ‘Truth’, in the Peace Room of the Church Centre at the United Nations in New York, NY.


1979
Sri Chinmoy runs the Champlain Valley Marathon in a time of 4:41:16 in Plattsburgh, NY, USA.


1980
An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala paintings opens at Place Bonaventure in Montreal, QC, Canada.


1992
Sri Chinmoy and President Gorbachev meet for the third time. Their meeting is held at the Waldorf Astoria in New York, NY, USA. President Gorbachev is accompanied by his wife Raisa Maximovna and their daughter Irina Virganskaya.


1992
MAY 12TH 1992
MAY 12TH 1992

Raisa Maximovna Gorbacheva and her daughter Irina visit an exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s paintings at the Jharna-Kala Gallery, 52 Vanderbilt Ave. in Manhattan, New York. Sri Chinmoy dedicates the exhibition to the first lady of Russia and offers her one of his works of art for her private collection.


1995
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Le Cirque d’Hiver in Paris, France.


1997
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the United Nations in New York.


2001
Sri Chinmoy lifts United Nations Ambassadors, in Jamaica, NY, USA.


2007
MAY 12TH 2007

“The way you are leading so many people to think and to measure for better times is remarkable.” — Sir Evelyn de Rothschild

Sri Chinmoy lifts philanthropists Sir Evelyn de Rothschild and his wife Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild, as part of the ‘Lifting Up the World with a Oneness-Heart’ programme, in Jamaica, NY, USA. They offer their goodwill to another of Sri Chinmoy’s inspired events, the World Harmony Run, by holding one of the torches that runners carry around the world.

 

MAY 13TH

 

1966
Sri Chinmoy gives a talk entitled ‘Meditation: Individual and Collective’ – the sixth in a Spring series of classes on Yoga – at the apartment of Sam Spanier and Eric Hughes in Greenwich Village, New York City, NY, USA.

 

1971
Sri Chinmoy delivers a talk, entitled ‘Peace is our birthright: how can we have it?’, in the Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium at the United Nations in New York, NY.

 

1982
Sri Chinmoy offers a concert in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.

 

1988
Sri Chinmoy performs his first double-dumbbell lift – a two-arm lift of 120 lbs. with both arms simultaneously – a total of 240 lbs., in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1989
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert together with a piano performance; and delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Happiness: My Dream-Fulfilled Reality’, at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, USA.

 

1995
Sri Chinmoy presents the U Thant Peace Award to L.M. Singhvi, Indian High Commissioner to the UK, at the Indian High Commissioner’s residence in London, UK.

 

1995
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert, introduced by Indian High Commissioner L.M. Singhvi, at Wembley Conference Stadium in London, UK.

 

1996
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert in honour of the 76th birthday of His Holiness Pope Paul II, at the United Nations in New York.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy lifts Jacob Zuma, Executive Deputy President of South Africa, at John F. Kennedy International Airport in Long Island, New York, USA.

 

2005
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at San Diego State University in San Diego, CA, USA.

 

MAY 14TH

 

1977
Sri Chinmoy offers an esraj concert and delivers a lecture, entitled ‘A Seeker’s Resolution, Revolution And Evolution’, at the State University of New York in Buffalo, NY, USA.

 

1986
Sri Chinmoy performs 200 Bengali and 200 English songs, the most he had ever sung in a public recital, at Buchman Hall, NY, USA.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy receives the Heart of Portugal Award.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert for the 31st anniversary of Sri Chinmoy: The Peace Meditation at the United Nations, at the United Nations in New York.

 

MAY 15TH

 

1973
Sri Chinmoy first writes 50 poems in one day, in Jamaica, NY, USA. They are later published in The Dance of Life, part 7.

 

1977
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘A Seeker’, at Fredonia State College in Fredonia, NY, USA.

 

1977
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Oneness-Reality and Perfection-Divinity’, at Buffalo State College in Buffalo, NY, USA.

 

1981
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Progress-delight’, in Lady Mitchell Hall at the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England, UK.

 

1981
At the invitation of Dr. Bernard Carr from the Society of the Common Life, Sri Chinmoy offers a concert and delivers a lecture in Lady Mitchell Hall, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK.

 

1982
Sri Chinmoy offers concerts at Aberdeen and Dundee in Scotland, UK.

 

1990
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Snug Harbor Cultural Center in Snug Harbor, Staten Island, NY, USA.

 

1992
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace ConcertPeace: Divinity’s Dream on Earth — at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD, USA. Listen to the CD...

 

1993
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Lehman College in the Bronx, NY, USA.

 

1999
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy lifts former Presidents of the United Nations General Assembly: Imre Hollai of Hungary, President of the 37th UNGA; Jorge Illueca of Panama, President of the 38th UNGA; Humayun Rasheed Chowdhury of Bangladesh, President of the 41st UNGA; and Amara Essy of Cote D’Ivoire, President of the 49th UNGA, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

MAY 16TH

 

1975
A chrysanthemum flower is named ‘The Honourable Sri Chinmoy’ by Frank J. Longo, Mayor of Bristol, in Bristol, CT, USA.

 

1981
Sri Chinmoy offers a concert and delivers a lecture, entitled ’Success-height’, in the Oxford Union Debating Hall at Oxford University, Oxford, UK.

 

1992
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace ConcertPeace: Divinity’s Dream on Earth — at Cathedral Church of the Saviour in Philadelphia, PA, USA. Listen to the CD...

 

1995
Sri Chinmoy receives the Nehru Medallion from UNESCO.

 

1998
An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala paintings opens in Il Saggiattore in Rome, Italy.

 

1998
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Palazzo Colonna in Rome, Italy.

 

1998
Sri Chinmoy receives the Pilgrim of Peace Award from Gianfranco Costa, President and Founder of the International Centre for Peace among Peoples of Assisi, at Palazzo Colonna in Rome, Italy.

 

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

 

2007
Sri Chinmoy receives the Medal of Friendship from President Nambaryn Enkhbayar of Mongolia, at the Government Palace in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

 

MAY 17TH

 

1977
MAY 17TH 1977

An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala artworks, featuring ‘United Nations: the Heart-Home of the World-Body’, a painting dedicated to the UN opens at the United Nations in New York.

 

1980
Sri Chinmoy runs a personal best 5 km time of 22:12, coming second in his age group, at Greenport, NY, USA.

 

1988
Sri Chinmoy performs his first double-dumbbell lift – a two-arm lift of 130 lbs. with both arms simultaneously – a total of 260 lbs., in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1989
Sri Chinmoy offers a woodwind concert in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1998
Sri Chinmoy presents the U Thant Peace Award to Pope John Paul II on the eve of the Holy Father’s birthday (18 May) at Sala Clementina in The Vatican, Vatican City.

 

2000
Ecuador and Georgia are declared Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom Nations.

 

2006
Sri Chinmoy presents the U Thant Peace Award to Jan Eliasson, President of the UN General Assembly, who is also lifted – New York, NY, USA.

 

2007
Sri Chinmoy is honoured at the opening ceremony of his Jharna-Kala exhibition at the Art Gallery of the Union of Mongolian Artists (UMA) in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. He is presented with the union’s highest award by Vice Chairman, Mr. P. Tsegmid – the first time the award had been given to a foreigner.

 

MAY 18TH

 

1978
An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala artworks opens at the Sri Chinmoy Gallery in Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

 

1987
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert together with a piano performance at the Novotelhalle in Freiburg, Germany.

 

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

 

1998
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert in honour of the 78th Birthday of Pope Paul II, at the Church of Santa Maria in Campo Santo in Vatican City.

 

2000
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Bleecker Street Theatre in New York, NY, USA.

 

2007
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, arranged by Dr. G. Mend-Ooyo, President of the 26th World Congress of Poets and President of the Mongolian Lecture Academy of Culture and Poetry, who also offers Sri Chinmoy the Pegasus Literature Award at the Government Palace in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

 

MAY 19TH

 

1970
Sri Chinmoy delivers a talk, entitled ‘God and Truth’, in the Peace Room of the Church Centre at the United Nations in New York, NY.

 

1977
An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala artworks, featuring ‘United Nations: the Heart-Home of the World-Body’, is opened at the United Nations in Geneva.

 

1984
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Sheraton-Washington Hotel in Washington, DC, USA.

 

1987
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert together with a piano performance at the Kongresshalle in Augsburg, Germany.

 

1993
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert, the first of 39 Peace Concerts dedicated to Swami Vivekananda’s 39 years on earth, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1993
An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala artworks opens at the Lutece Art Exhibition at the Town Hall in Paris, France.

 

1998
MAY 19TH 1998

“Dear Sri Chinmoy,… It has truly been an honour without parallel for Malta to be dedicated as the first Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom Nation of the World, and I hope with all sincerity that more other countries will follow Malta’s remarkable example…” — Hon. Dr. Myriam Spiteri Debono, Speaker of the House of Representatives of Malta

Malta is the first country in the world to be declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom Nation.

 

2003
Sri Chinmoy lifts guitarist and singer Richie Havens; and santoor master Shivkumar Sharma in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2007
Sri Chinmoy lifts 17 white horses and 15 Mongolian children at Hotel Mongolia in the Gachuurt Area, Mongolia.

 

MAY 20TH

 

1966
Sri Chinmoy gives a talk, entitled ‘Has your soul a special mission?’ – the seventh a Spring series of classes on Yoga –  at the home of Mrs. Ruth Moseley in Manhattan, New York City, NY, USA.

 

1987
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert together with a piano performance at Mozarthalle in Mannheim, Rosengarten, Germany.

1999
Jamaica is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom Nation.

 

2003
Sri Chinmoy lifts university professors at Brown University in Providence, RI, USA.

 

2003
Sri Chinmoy lifts university professors at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, USA.

 

2007
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Ulaanbaatar Palace in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

 

MAY 21ST

 

1977
Sri Chinmoy is interviewed by talk show host Joel Martin in New York, NY, USA.

 

1987
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert together with a piano performance at the Circus Krone in Munich, Germany.

 

1993
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Public School 86 in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1995
Sri Chinmoy offers the opening meditation at the New York Games, held at Lawrence A. Wien Stadium at Columbia University in New York, NY, USA.

 

1997
MAY 21ST 1997

“… your heart always unites itself with the multiplicity of the world-family. You are inspiring the whole world by virtue of your heart of oneness and sympathy.” — Sri Chinmoy

 

“I know that you too strive to ease unnecessary suffering and indeed, have helped many, many people…I thank you for your generosity of spirit and send to you my heartfelt best wishes.” — Princess Diana (from a letter dated July 21, 1997)

Sri Chinmoy meets with Princess Diana at Kensington Palace in London, England, UK.

 

1997
Sri Chinmoy offers his 500th Peace Concert to an audience of 5,400 at the Royal Albert Hall in London, England, UK. It is introduced by Dr. L.M. Singhvi, India’s High Commissioner to the UK; Countess Mountbatten, daughter of Lord Louis Mountbatten, the last British Viceroy of India, addresses the audience; and messages from outgoing Prime Minister John Major and incoming Prime Minister Tony Blair are read out.

 

1999
MAY 21ST 1999
MAY 21ST 1999

Sri Chinmoy is interviewed on ‘Q&A with Riz Khan’ and broadcast live around the world by CNN International. It is Sri Chinmoy’s first international live TV interview.

 

2007
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture and also receives an honorary degree from the Rector of the Mongolian University of Culture and Arts, at the State Academic Theatre of Drama in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

 

MAY 22ND

 

1987
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert together with a piano performance at the Tiergarten Halle in Nuremberg, Germany.

 

1989
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert together with a piano performance and an organ performance; and delivers a lecture, entitled, ‘You have awakened me’, at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA, USA. The recital is later released on a music cassette entitled, Soul-Fragrance-Jubilee.

 

1992
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace ConcertPeace: Divinity’s Dream on Earth — at Martin Luther King High School in New York, NY, USA. Listen to the CD...

 

1993
Sri Chinmoy offers the opening meditation at the New York Games, held at Lawrence A. Wien Stadium at Columbia University in New York, NY, USA.

 

1994
Sri Chinmoy offers the opening meditation at the New York Games and presented the first place award to Sudhahota Carl Lewis at Lawrence A. Wien Stadium at Columbia University in New York, NY, USA.

 

1996
Sri Chinmoy performs 4,000 consecutive crunches in 47 min. 28.53 sec. in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1997
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Christ Church, Oxford University, in Oxford, England, UK.

 

2002
Sri Chinmoy offers a private concert, the start of ‘Prayerful Music by Maestro Sri Chinmoy’ series, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2003
Sri Chinmoy lifts tennis player Billie Jean King at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2007
Sri Chinmoy lifts 20 people including 5 people over 100 years old and Ms. Pratibha Mehta, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, at the Ulaanbaatar Hotel in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

 

2007
Sri Chinmoy presents the U Thant Peace Award to Nambaryn Enkhbayar, President of Mongolia, and also gives him an original Jharna-Kala painting. The President also views the Jharna-Kala exhibit at the Union of Mongolian Artists Gallery in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

 

2007
Sri Chinmoy is interviewed by NTV at the Ulaanbaatar Hotel in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

 

MAY 23RD

 

1977
An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala artworks opens in the Town Hall, New York, NY, USA.

 

1979
A two-month exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala artworks, sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Interior in conjunction with the National Parks Service, is attended by the Department of the Interior Under-Secretary James A. Joseph and members of the U.S. Congress, including the Honorable Geraldine Ferraro, at the National Visitors Center in Washington, DC, USA.

 

1979
An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala artworks opens at the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, in Washington, DC, USA.

 

1979
Sri Chinmoy offers a meditation at the Rayburn Office Building, U.S. House of Representatives, and meets with Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Advisor, in Washington, DC, USA.

 

1986
Sri Chinmoy lifts 300 lbs. using a seated calf-raise, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1993
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at David A. Stein Junior High School in the Bronx, NY, USA.

 

1994
Sri Chinmoy begins writing daily rhyming poems, subsequently published in My Silence Heart-Blossoms, part 1, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1995
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert, performing on 50 instruments from various nations around the world, for the United Nation’s 50th Anniversary, at the UN General Assembly Lobby in New York.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy lifts Monsignor Thomas Hartman, Rabbi Marc Gellman and Tibetan monks, at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2007
Sri Chinmoy lifts 41 white horses at Tiara Resort in Terelj National Park, Mongolia.

 

MAY 24TH

 

1980
Sri Chinmoy runs a solo marathon in 4 hrs. 30 mins. in Munich, Germany.

 

1987
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Die Flora in Cologne, Germany.

 

1992
Sri Chinmoy offers the opening meditation at the New York Games, held at Lawrence A. Wien Stadium in Columbia University, New York, NY, USA.

 

2004
An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala paintings opens at the Diaghilev Art Center for the Museum of Modern Art, at St. Petersburg State University in St. Petersburg, Russia.

 

2004
Sri Chinmoy receives the Medal and Diploma of the St. Petersburg University, Philological Faculty at St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia.

 

MAY 25TH

 

1973
Sri Chinmoy meets with U Thant, the third Secretary-General of the United Nations, when he was the guest of honour at an evening performance of Sri Chinmoy’s play, Siddhartha Becomes the Buddha, held at Old Mill Farm in Harrison, NY, USA. Before the play, Sri Chinmoy gives a welcome speech and garlands U Thant.

 

1982
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Truth’, and presents 50 of his books to Yale Divinity School, at Yale University in New Haven, CT, USA.

 

1987
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Liederhalle/Mozart-Saal in Stuttgart, Germany.

 

1988
An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala paintings, sponsored by the Indian Arts Council of the United Kingdom, opens at the Horizon Gallery in London, UK.

 

1991
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Seattle Center Memorial Stadium to an audience of 5,000 in Seattle, WA, USA.

 

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

 

2004
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture and receives The Golden Owl Award for the ‘Great Contribution for the Development of the Sciences of Man’ at Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia in St. Petersburg, Russia.

 

2004
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture at the Pavlov State Medical University of St. Petersburg, in St. Petersburg, Russia.

 

2004
Sri Chinmoy visits the ‘Future Clinic’, to be named after Raisa Maximovna Gorbacheva, at the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, at Pavlov State Medical University in St. Petersburg, Russia.

 

2004
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Music Hall of St. Petersburg, in St. Petersburg, Russia.

 

MAY 26TH

 

1970
Sri Chinmoy delivers a talk, entitled ‘The inner way’, in the Peace Room of the Church Centre at the United Nations in New York, NY.

 

1979
Sri Chinmoy cycles 160 miles in the 24-hour Pepsi-Cola Bicycle Marathon in Central Park, New York, NY, USA.

 

1985
Sri Chinmoy meets with Clarence Clemons, saxophonist of the E Street Band, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1987
MAY 26TH 1987

Sri Chinmoy first plays the organ, which he calls The Summit-Song of Self-Transcendence, in Fraumunster Church, Zurich, Switzerland. Watch the video...

 

1998
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert, delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Indian Philosophy: A Glimpse’, and receives India’s Peace-Service-Tree Award at Florida International University in Miami, FL, USA. Sri Chinmoy is invited as a visiting philosopher by Nathan Katz, Professor and Chair, Department of Religious Studies.

 

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

 

2004
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture in the Diaghilev Art Centre at St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia.

 

2004
Sri Chinmoy receives the title ‘Honourable Academician of the International Academy of Ecology, Man and Nature Protection Sciences’ and The Roerikh Medal in St. Petersburg, Russia.

 

2004
Sri Chinmoy lifts 21 people, including Russian Cosmonaut Leonid Kizim at the Sports and Culture Complex in St. Petersburg, Russia.

 

2004
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Sports and Concert Complex in St. Petersburg, Russia.

 

2005
MAY 26TH 2005

“I am deeply honoured to receive this Award from Sri Chinmoy, a very distinguished and loved friend for many, many years. What is happening to me now is that I am receiving the inspiration of Sri Chinmoy, who is actually, I would say, the heart of the United Nations—because in all the years I was Secretary-General, and even before I was Secretary-General, he was always with us.” — Dr. Pérez de Cuéllar, former UN Secretary-General

Sri Chinmoy presents the U Thant Peace Award to former United Nations Secretary-General Dr. Pérez de Cuéllar in Paris, France. Sri Chinmoy also offers the ‘Lifting Up the World with a Oneness-Heart’ Award to the Secretary-General and his wife, Mme. Marcela Pérez de Cuéllar.

 

2005
MAY 26TH 2005
MAY 26TH 2005
MAY 26TH 2005

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

 

MAY 27TH

 

1966
Sri Chinmoy gives a talk entitled ‘How Far Are We From Realisation?’ – the eighth in a Spring series of classes on Yoga – at the home of Mrs. Elma Winter, in Brooklyn Heights, NY, USA. The entire eight talks in this series are edited by his very close friend Mr. Eric Hughes.

 

1987
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert, playing 103 instruments including a piano performance, at the Kongresshalle in Davos, Switzerland.

1989
An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala paintings opens at the Niska Gallery in Montreal, QC, Canada.

 

1989
Sri Chinmoy offers an organ performance at the Immaculate Conception Church in Montreal, QC, Canada.

 

1989
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert, including a piano performance, and delivers a lecture, entitled ‘God The Universal Beauty’, at McGill University in Montreal, QC, Canada.

 

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

 

2003
Sri Chinmoy lifts university professors at Columbia University in New York, NY, USA.

 

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

 

2004
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture and also receives the Degree of Honoured Professor of the National Institute of Health at the National Institute of Health in St. Petersburg, Russia.

 

2004
Sri Chinmoy meets with President Mikhail Gorbachev at the Gorbachev Foundation in Moscow, Russia.

 

2005
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at UNESCO in Paris, France.

 

2005
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Carrousel Du Louvre in Paris, France.

 

MAY 28TH

 

1972
Sri Chinmoy attends the first performance of ‘Madal Circus’ in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1975
Sri Chinmoy delivers an afternoon (3 p.m.) lecture, entitled ‘The Mind Power Versus The Heart Power’, and an evening (8 p.m.) lecture, entitled ‘How To Solve World Problems’, at Harvard University; Cambridge, MA, USA.

 

1978
Sri Chinmoy cycles 230 miles in the 24-hour Pepsi-Cola Bicycle Marathon in Central Park, New York, NY, USA.

 

1982
Sri Chinmoy presents 47 of his books to Columbia University in New York, NY, USA.

 

1993
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Public School 86 in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1999
Brazil is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom Nation.

 

2004
An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala paintings opens at The International University of Moscow in Moscow, Russia, where Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture and receives the Gold Medal of Honour.

 

2004
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the State Central Concert Hall ‘Russia’ in Moscow, Russia.

 

2005
Sri Chinmoy offers an afternoon Peace Concert and an evening Peace Concert at the Teatro Della Luna in Milan, Italy.

 

2005
MAY 28TH 2005

Sri Chinmoy receives an award for his contribution to sports from the Soul and Fitness Institute in Milan, Italy.

 

MAY 29TH

 

1976
Sri Chinmoy offers a concert called, ‘Existence-Consciousness-Bliss’, at Hunter College in New York, NY, USA.

 

1977
Sri Chinmoy cycles 175 miles in the 24-hour Pepsi-Cola Bicycle Marathon in Central Park, New York, NY, USA.

 

1987
MAY 29TH 1987

A ‘Sri Chinmoy Peace Mile’ is inaugurated by the Mayor of Oxford, Bill Fagg, and Sri Chinmoy at Cutteslowe Park, Oxford, England, UK.

 

1987

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and his first public organ performance at the Royal Albert Hall in London, UK.

 

1990
MAY 29TH 1990
MAY 29TH 1990

Sri Chinmoy has his first meeting with President Mikhail Gorbachev at the Governor-General’s Residence in Ottawa, ON, Canada.

 

1993
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Riverdale Dance Theater in the Bronx, NY, USA.

 

1995
Sri Chinmoy composes his 7,000th Bengali song Kandte Chahi Tomar Lagi Anukkhan in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1996
Sri Chinmoy achieves personal records of 103 crunch abdomen-ups, pushing 203 lbs. in 1 min. 3.95 sec.; 35 fingertip pushups; and head balance for 4 min. 21.22 sec., in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2004
Sri Chinmoy receives an award “for important contributions to the organisation of marathons and races in Russia” from the President of the Russian Association of Marathons and Races, in Moscow, Russia.

 

2004
An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala paintings opens at the Museum of Russian Contemporary History in Moscow, Russia, where Sri Chinmoy also performs an esraj concert.

 

2004
Sri Chinmoy lifts 36 people, including cosmonauts Gennady Strekalov, Aleksandr Lazutkin, Viktor Savinykh, Aleksandr Serebrov, Vladimir Solovyov, Valeriy Korzun, Victor Afanasyev and Georgiy Grechko; and test pilot Marina Popovich, at the Russian State University of Physical Culture, Sports Complex in Moscow, Russia.

 

2005
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Mazda Palace in Turin, Italy.

 

MAY 30TH

 

1973
MAY 30TH 1973

Sri Chinmoy blesses a tree, which had previously been planted in his honour, in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA, USA. He gave it the Sanskrit name Purnaturu, meaning ‘Perfection Tree’.

 

1987
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Suffolk College in Ipswich, England, UK.

 

1988
Sri Chinmoy lifts Yiannis Kouros, multiple world-record holder in ultra-distance running, at Flushing Meadows Park in Flushing, NY, USA.

 

1992
Sri Chinmoy completes 13,000 Soul-Bird drawings, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1997
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, USA.

 

2000
Sri Chinmoy meets privately with Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien at Parliament Hill in Ottawa, ON, Canada.

 

2000
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert, his first concert held in National Government offices, attended by Members of Parliament and diplomats at Confederation Hall, Parliament Hill, Ottawa, ON, Canada. A message from Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien is read out.

 

2004
Sri Chinmoy lifts 37 people, including Svetlana Evgenyevna Feofanova, world champion pole-vaulter, in Moscow Gorky Art Academic Theatre, Moscow, Russia.

 

MAY 31ST

 

1995
MAY 31ST 1995

“I salute the runners of the Peace Run, who are carrying a torch as a testimony to peace through the streets of the world.”  — Pope John Paul II

Sri Chinmoy has his fourth audience with Pope John Paul II, just before his weekly mass for 15,000 people in St Peter’s Square, Vatican City. Sri Chinmoy requests the Pope to bless the ‘Peace Torch’ and explains to the Holy Father that it would be carried by runners and schoolchildren in 70 countries. The Pope gave his special blessing and then, speaking in Italian, addresses the assembled crowd about the ‘Peace Run’.

 

1996
Sri Chinmoy offers the opening meditation at the California Senior Masters Games in Sacramento, CA, USA.

 

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

 

2003
Sri Chinmoy begins playing the sitar in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2004
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture and receives a letter of gratitude from the Centre of Public Information at the Lomonosov Moscow State University in Moscow, Russia.

 

2004
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert, with an organ performance, and delivers a lecture. Sri Chinmoy also receives the Medal of Honour at Russian Gnesin’s Academy of Music in Moscow, Russia.

 

2004
An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala paintings opens in the Jawaharlal Nehru Cultural Centre at the Indian Embassy in Moscow, Russia.

 

2007
MAY 31ST 2007
MAY 31ST 2007

“I take animals as my younger brothers and sisters… When I lift one, I feel that I am playing with my little brother or sister.” — Sri Chinmoy

Sri Chinmoy lifts Thumbelina, the world’s smallest horse, approximately 17 inches high and weighing only 59 pounds, at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, NY, USA.