OCTOBER 1ST

 

1969

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘The Inner Voice’, at Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY, USA.

 

1969

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Not Power, But Oneness’, at State University of New York (SUNY) in Oswego, NY, USA.

 

1976

An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala paintings opens at the One Embarcadero Center in San Francisco, CA, USA.

 

1978

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Desire-Life and Aspiration-Life’, at San Bernardino State University (2 p.m.) in San Bernardino, CA, USA.

 

1978

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘The Heart, the Mind, the Vital and the Body’, at San Diego State University (8 p.m.) in San Diego, CA, USA.

 

1985

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the University of Victoria, in Victoria, BC, Canada.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at San Jose Civic Auditorium in San Jose, CA, USA.

 

1987
  OCTOBER 1ST 1987      

Sri Chinmoy offers an organ performance in the Cadet Chapel, US Military Academy, at West Point, NY, USA.

 

1987

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

 

1994
  OCTOBER 1ST 1994  

“I am so pleased with all the good work you are doing for world peace and for people in so many countries. May we continue to work together and to share together, all the glory of God and for the good of man.” — Mother Teresa, Founder, Missionaries of Charity and Nobel Peace Laureate (1979)

 
  OCTOBER 1ST 1994   OCTOBER 1ST 1994   OCTOBER 1ST 1994   OCTOBER 1ST 1994    

Sri Chinmoy offers the U Thant Peace Award to Mother Teresa at her Missionaries of Charity House adjoining San Gregorio Church, in Rome, Italy. Mother Teresa also holds aloft the Peace Torch, the symbol of hope carried by runners around the world in the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run.

 

2003
  OCTOBER 1ST 2003   OCTOBER 1ST 2003      

Sri Chinmoy lifts Pir Zia Khan, President of the Sufi Order International North America, son of Pir Vilayat Khan, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2004
  OCTOBER 1ST 2004   OCTOBER 1ST 2004      

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert (afternoon) to an audience of 4,200 at the Austria Center Vienna, in Vienna, Austria.

 

2004
  OCTOBER 1ST 2004   OCTOBER 1ST 2004      

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert (evening) to an audience of 4,700 at the Austria Center Vienna, in Vienna, Austria.

 

2004

An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala paintings opens at the M. Cotsubinsky Museum in Vinnytsia, Ukraine.

 

2005

Sri Chinmoy lifts Alexander McCall Smith, Scottish novelist, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2005

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Arya Samaj Temple in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

OCTOBER 2ND

 

1972

Sri Chinmoy delivers a talk, entitled ‘Does belief come spontaneously or by effort?’, in the Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium at the United Nations in New York, NY.

 

1978

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Where do I live?’, at the University of California (2 p.m.) in Irvine, CA, USA.

 

1978

Sri Chinmoy meets with Deputy Mayor Ray Remy of Los Angeles, CA, USA.

 

1983
  OCTOBER 2ND 1983   OCTOBER 2ND 1983      

Sri Chinmoy meets with Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India, at Helmsley Palace Hotel in New York, NY, USA.

 

1987
  OCTOBER 2ND 1987      

Sri Chinmoy offers an organ performance at St. Mary’s Basilica in Minneapolis, MN, USA.

 

1990
  OCTOBER 2ND 1990   From a letter dated October 2nd, 1989: “The Peace Run stands as a symbol that good results will be achieved when we all strive together for a common goal.” — Gro Harlem Brundtland, Prime Minister of Norway  

Sri Chinmoy meets with Gro Harlem Brundtland, Prime Minister of Norway, at JFK International Airport in Queens, NY, USA.

 

2000
  OCTOBER 2ND 2000   OCTOBER 2ND 2000      

Sri Chinmoy lifts 1,000 lbs. with a two-handed dumbbell press, lying down; and 800 lbs. with a two-handed dumbbell press, seated, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2004
   OCTOBER 2ND 2004    OCTOBER 2ND 2004  OCTOBER 2ND 2004    OCTOBER 2ND 2004      

Sri Chinmoy offers two Peace Concerts (afternoon, an audience of 2,600; and evening, an audience of 2,800) at the Erkel Theatre in Budapest, Hungary.

 

2005

Sri Chinmoy receives an award from the Federation of Bangladeshi Americans, presented by Congressman Gregory Meeks, at the Bengali Convention 2005 held at York College in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

OCTOBER 3RD

 

1975
  OCTOBER 3RD 1975   Sri Chinmoy inscribes his 100,000th painting with the soulful dedication:
“God-Compassion, Earth-Aspiration
God-Vision, Man-Reality
— Perfection —”
 

Sri Chinmoy completes his 100,000th Jharna-Kala painting in Jamaica, NY, USA. From November 19, 1974, when he first began painting, it took just 10½ months for him to reach his goal. During the final 10 days of his painting marathon, he barely slept, completing as many as 5,000 works per day. Read more…

 

 

1978
  OCTOBER 3RD 1978      

Sri Chinmoy meets with Jack Kramer, tennis champion, in Southern California, CA, USA.

 

1978

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Our soulful prayer and our fruitful meditation’, at the University of Southern California (2 p.m.) in Pasadena, CA, USA.

 

1978

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Music’, at the University of California (8 p.m.) in Los Angeles, CA, USA.

 

1980
  OCTOBER 3RD 1980   “I had not realised that somewhere tucked away in this very large building of the United Nations there is a small corner where real peace dwells. Along with the large number of Ambassadors, members of the diplomatic corps and others who are representing India here, Sri Chinmoy is also doing some work which is even more important, because people like him are our cultural and spiritual Ambassadors. In many respects, the work which I am doing and the work which he is doing are supplementary and complementary. I once again wish you greater and greater triumph in this very sacred task which you are doing.” — Narasimha Rao, Indian Minister of External Affairs (later Prime Minister of India)  

Sri Chinmoy meets with Narasimha Rao, Minister of External Affairs of India, at a special programme hosted in his honour by Sri Chinmoy Meditation at the United Nations in the Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium at the United Nations in New York. As part of the function Sri Chinmoy’s song ‘Brother Narasimha Rao!’ is performed by the meditation group choir.

 

 

1987

Sri Chinmoy offers an organ performance at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church in Minneapolis, MN, USA.

 

1987
  OCTOBER 3RD 1987      

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the St. Paul Civic Center to an audience of 7,000 in St. Paul, MN, USA.

 

1988

Sri Chinmoy lifts 58 people, including Paul-Jean Guillaume, 1986 Mr. Universe, welterweight class; and Tony Pearson, 1980 Mr. Universe, 6-time World Champion in mixed pairs (1982-1988), 1979 Mr. World, 1978 Mr. America, in Zurich, Switzerland.

 

1990
  OCTOBER 3RD 1990   “I receive this peace torch as a symbol of peace and oneness for humanity, expressing values that go beyond the differences of countries and religions. We will make it a point to collaborate with you from 8,000 miles away.” — Luis Alberto Lacalle, President of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay  
  OCTOBER 3RD 1990   OCTOBER 3RD 1990   OCTOBER 3RD 1990      

Sri Chinmoy met with Luis Alberto Lacalle, President of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, at the United Nations in New York, NY, USA. Sri Chinmoy also lifts the President as part of the ‘Lifting Up the World with a Oneness-Heart’ programme.

 

1990

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

 

1996

Sri Chinmoy begins a series of miniature clay sculptures in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2004
  OCTOBER 3RD 2004   OCTOBER 3RD 2004   OCTOBER 3RD 2004   OCTOBER 3RD 2004  

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert to an audience of 15,010 at the T-Mobile Arena in Prague, Czech Republic.

 

2004

An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala artworks opens at Yoga & Du in Graz, Austria.

 

OCTOBER 4TH

 

1965

Sri Chinmoy delivers his maiden speech in the United States, a lecture entitled ‘Hinduism’, at Hicksville High School in Hicksville, NY, USA.

 

1969

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Opportunity divine and necessity supreme’, at Brown University in Providence, RI, USA.

 

1978

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘My Ignorance’, at the University of California in Santa Barbara, CA, USA.

 

1981

Sri Chinmoy runs a personal best for 25 kilometres (15.5 miles) in 2:30:35 (9:43 pace) at the New York City Marathon Tune-Up in Central Park, New York, NY, USA.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy lifts 3 motorcycles, 2 Mounties on horseback, and a helicopter using the standard calf raise in New York and New Jersey environs, USA.

 

1988

Sri Chinmoy offers an organ performance at the Church of St. Boniface in Munich, West Germany.

 

1989
   OCTOBER 4TH 1989    OCTOBER 4TH 1989    OCTOBER 4TH 1989    

Sri Chinmoy honours Karan Singh, Ambassador of India to the United States, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2004
   OCTOBER 4TH 1989    OCTOBER 4TH 1989    

Sri Chinmoy receives the Austria – Heart of Europe Award from six Members of Parliament at the Vienna Stock Exchange in Vienna, Austria.

 

OCTOBER 5TH

 

1972
  OCTOBER 5TH 1972     OCTOBER 5TH 1972   “I am most grateful to you for granting me the most wonderful moment of my life.... Bless you, bless you, bless you! Thank you, thank you!” — Pablo Casals  

Sri Chinmoy meets with Pablo Casals, world-renowned cellist, at the maestro’s residence in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Read more...

 

1978
  OCTOBER 5TH 1978      

Sri Chinmoy is named ‘Honorary Visiting Scholar’ at the Pacific School of Religion, University of California, in Berkeley, CA, USA.

 

1978

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Run and Become’, at Stanford University in Stanford, CA, USA.

 

1988
  OCTOBER 5TH 1988      

Sri Chinmoy lifts 36 people, including Peter Hensel, 1985 Mr. Universe, 1985 World Amateur Mixed Pairs Champion, 1986 Mr. Olympia 6th place; and Christoph Herle, German national-record holder for the marathon and 10,000 metres, in Munich, Germany.

 

1989

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Bayfront Center Arena in St. Petersburg, FL, USA.

 

1992
  OCTOBER 5TH 1990   “Since meeting with you and becoming further familiar with your important creative initiatives in global peace, I have become deeply impressed with your work. As you know, the United Nations foremost values include preservation of world peace and stability, and peaceful resolution of conflicts. As such, I feel fortunate to know that you are labouring on goals that we at the United Nations hold so dear.” — Stoyan Ganev, President of the Forty-Seventh Session of the United Nations General Assembly and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria  

Sri Chinmoy meets with Stoyan Ganev, President of the UN General Assembly, in his private offices at the United Nations in New York.

 

1995

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Centre Sportif du Bout-du-Monde in Geneva, Switzerland.

 

1999

The Indian State of Goa is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom.

 

OCTOBER 6TH

 

1975

An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala artworks opens at the School of Visual Arts in New York, NY, USA.

 

1979

Sri Chinmoy runs the Pheidippides Marathon (5:39:41) in Athens, Greece. Read Sri Chinmoy’s account of the race and the next 15 anecdotes...

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy achieves a lift of 600 lbs. using a seated calf raise, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1987

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

 

1988

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Alhambra Theater in Athens, Greece.

 

1995

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Palais Ferstel in Vienna, Austria.

 

1998

Sri Chinmoy lifts 200 lbs. with each arm separately after only 7 days of practice in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1999
  OCTOBER 6TH 1999      

Sri Chinmoy presents the U Thant Peace Award to Ted Turner, founder of CNN and Vice Chairman of Time Warner, during a ceremony at the United Nations in New York attended by a gathering of UN Ambassadors and corporate leaders. (Ted Turner has donated US$1 billion to support UN causes.)

 

2001

Sri Chinmoy lifts 15 people in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2003
  OCTOBER 6TH 1990   OCTOBER 6TH 1990      

Sri Chinmoy lifts Asashōryū Akinori (Dolgorsürengiin Dagvadorj), Champion of Sumo Wrestling; and his brother Dolgorsürengiin ‘Slippery’ Sumiyaabazar, five-time gold medallist in Mongolia Freestyle Wrestling, at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2004

Sri Chinmoy lifts Maestro Valery Gergiev, St. Petersburg’s legendary conductor, at the Ethical Cultural Society in New York, NY, USA.

 

2007

An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala artworks opens at the Ovalhalle and Arena21 in the Museumsquartier in Vienna, Austria.

 

OCTOBER 7TH

 

1970

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Self-control: Self-offering to God’, at York University in Toronto, ON, Canada.

 

1970

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Attachment and Detachment’, at the University of Toronto, in Toronto, ON, Canada.

 

1971

Sri Chinmoy delivers a talk, entitled ‘God’s Power of Love In Today’s World’, in the Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium at the United Nations in New York, NY.

 

1973

Sri Chinmoy wrote 150 poems in 24 hours, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1977
  OCTOBER 7TH 1977   Referring to Sri Chinmoy’s students: “Like these people, I too see something in you.... Thank you very much. It is a great honour that you are doing this for me.” — Lillian Carter  

Sri Chinmoy met with Lillian Carter, mother of President Jimmy Carter, in Americus, GA, USA. Sri Chinmoy sang her the song ‘Compassion-Ocean, Mother Lillian’, which he had composed the day before. Later that evening Sri Chinmoy and his students give a public concert in her honour.

 

1980

Sri Chinmoy launches the Salutation to America 1,300-mile non-stop relay at midnight in Concord, NH, USA. The relay, comprised of 15 runners from the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team, goes on to carry a flaming torch through each of the 13 original states of the US and completes its journey seven days later in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

1982
  OCTOBER 7TH 1982      

Sri Chinmoy dedicates a memorial arch to former UN Secretary-General U Thant, on U Thant Island – an island in the East River adjacent to the UN, inaugurated on September 16, 1977, by ‘Sri Chinmoy: The Peace Meditation at the United Nations’ – in New York NY, USA.

 

1982
  OCTOBER 7TH 1982   “Work for the spirit of man is a great asset to humanity, and I want to praise Sri Chinmoy for what he is doing. His work is far more important than all the conferences in the United Nations. It is far more important than all the declarations of the United Nations, for it glorifies man and the higher ideas and larger ideals that are so necessary today.” — Zenon Rossides, Ambassador of Cyprus to the United Nations  

Sri Chinmoy presents the first U Thant Peace Award to Zenon Rossides, Ambassador of Cyprus to the UN, at the United Nations in New York.

 

1985

Sri Chinmoy lifts 98½ lbs. using only his left arm, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1989

Sri Chinmoy visits Monticello, home of Thomas Jefferson, in Charlottesville, VA, USA.

 

1989

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA, USA.

 

1990

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1992
  OCTOBER 7TH 1992      

The City of Ottawa is dedicated as the first Sri Chinmoy Peace Capital at a ceremony attended by Canadian federal and city officials in the World Exchange Plaza, Ottawa, Canada.

 

1993

Sri Chinmoy began drawing a series of human faces in Japan. He completes 3,433 drawings.

 

1999

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

 

2000

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and organ performance at the Old Pine Street Church in Philadelphia, PA, USA.

 

2000

Sri Chinmoy wrote his 1,300th weightlifting prayer, before doing an 800-lb. seated double-dumbbell lift, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2000

Kazakhstan and Namibia are declared Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nations.

 

OCTOBER 8TH

 

1970

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Perfection’, at the University of Ottawa, in Ottawa, ON, Canada.

 

1975

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Spirituality and Art’, at the School of Visual Arts in New York, NY, USA.

 

1976

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Psychic power and will-power, at New York University in New York, NY, USA.

 

1984
  OCTOBER 8TH 1984      

Sri Chinmoy met with Bernard Weatherall, Speaker of the British House of Commons, at Westminster Abbey in London, UK.

 

1987

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Glasgow City Hall in Glasgow, Scotland.

 

1987

Sri Chinmoy offers an organ performance at the University Chapel, Glasgow University, in Glasgow, Scotland.

 

1988

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Progress-Promise in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1995
   OCTOBER 8TH 1995      

Sri Chinmoy met with Emil Zatopek, 3-time gold medallist at the 1952 Olympics for 5 km, 10 km and marathon; and also met with the then current Olympic decathlon champion Robert Zmelik at the Masters Games in Prague, Czech Republic.

 

1995
  OCTOBER 8TH 1995    OCTOBER 8TH 1995    OCTOBER 8TH 1995    OCTOBER 8TH 1995      

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert Sportovní Hala Sparta to an audience of 15,000 in Prague, Czech Republic.

 

OCTOBER 9TH

 

1970

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Inspiration, Aspiration and Realisation’, at McGill University in Montreal, QC, Canada.

 

1984
  OCTOBER 9TH 1984    

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Royal Albert Hall to an audience of 5,000 in London, UK.

 

1985

Sri Chinmoy lifts 106¼ lbs. using only his right arm in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1988

Sri Chinmoy lifts 35 people in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

OCTOBER 10TH

 

1982

Sri Chinmoy runs a personal best for 20 km in 1:51:00 (8:55 pace) at the Long Island Road Runners Club Race, in Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, NY, USA.

 

1984

Sri Chinmoy offers a concert at St. James Church in London, UK.

 

1987

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Palatrussardi in Milan, Italy.

 

1990

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

 

1992
  OCTOBER 10TH 1992   OCTOBER 10TH 1992        

OCTOBER 10TH 1992

 

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Deutschlandhalle to an audience of 6,800 in Berlin, Germany.

 

2000

Algeria is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation.

 

2002
  OCTOBER 10TH 2002   OCTOBER 10TH 2002  

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert for Ravi Shankar, world-renowned sitar player, and his wife, Sukanya, at Public School 86 in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2005

Sri Chinmoy lifts Jesper Olsen, round-the-world runner, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

OCTOBER 11TH

 

1972
  OCTOBER 11TH 1972   “You are most welcome to our island to infuse your wisdom and inner knowledge into our people so that they can raise their consciousness to the level where they can find true happiness and self-expression in a fulfilling and creative life.” — Luis A. Ferré, Governor of Puerto Rico  

Sri Chinmoy is welcomed back to Puerto Rico by Governor Luis Ferré where the first Sri Chinmoy spiritual Centre was established in San Juan in 1966.

 

1978

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘The human in me, the divine in me and the Supreme in me’, in St. Paul’s Chapel at Columbia University in New York, NY, USA.

 

1979
  OCTOBER 11TH 1979   “You have been good enough to come and give me such bliss inside.” — S.N. Mishra, Foreign Minister of India  

Sri Chinmoy meets with S.N. Mishra, Foreign Minister of India, at the United Nations in New York.

 

1985
  OCTOBER 9TH 1985    

Sri Chinmoy lifts 106¼ lbs. using only his right arm at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1987

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

 

1987

Sri Chinmoy offers an organ performance at the Basilica of St. Denis in Paris, France.

 

1990

Sri Chinmoy offers an opening meditation at the World Citizens Assembly at the Penta Hotel in New York, NY, USA.

 

2002
  OCTOBER 11TH 2002   OCTOBER 11TH 2002  

To Ravi Shankar: “When you play, your heart becomes a Heaven-climbing flame ... and your Inner Pilot speaks to you from His transcendental Summit.... Each time you play, you unreservedly inspire us to drink deep Nectar-Delight far beyond this world.” — Sri Chinmoy

 

Ravi Shankar and his daughter Anoushka offer a private concert for Sri Chinmoy and special guests at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, NY, USA. Read the report from Anahata Nada...

 

2006
  OCTOBER 11TH 2006   OCTOBER 11TH 2006  

“This Flushing Meadows Park invites the attention of the whole world...I am extremely, extremely, extremely grateful to you for allowing me to be associated with the kindness, greatness and goodness of this park. I offer you all, gratitude, gratitude from the inmost recesses of my heart.” — Sri Chinmoy

 

Sri Chinmoy Heart-Garden and Sri Chinmoy Street were inaugurated at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Flushing, NY, USA.

 

2007

Sri Chinmoy enters Mahasamadhi at his home in Jamaica, Queens, NY, USA.

 

OCTOBER 12TH

 

1975

Sri Chinmoy offers a public meditation in San Francisco, CA, USA.

 

1987

Sri Chinmoy offers an organ performance at the Queen’s Free Chapel of St. George, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, UK.

 

1987

Sri Chinmoy offers an organ performance at Westminster Abbey in London, UK.

 

1987

Sri Chinmoy meets with Bernard Weatherall, Speaker of the British House of Commons, at the British Parliament in London, UK.

 

1993

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Miyazaki Prefecture Medical Association (MPMA) in Miyazaki, Japan.

 

2000

San Marino is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation.

 

OCTOBER 13TH

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy completes The Golden Boat, a 20-volume poetry series of 1,000 poems, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1984
  OCTOBER 13TH 1984   OCTOBER 13TH 1984   Address to the audience at the end of the second concert: “This evening a French heart and an Indian heart have proved to each other that they delightfully, peacefully and inseparably belong to each other. France, I devotedly bow to you with my service-life. France, I soulfully bow to you with my gratitude-heart.” — Sri Chinmoy  

Sri Chinmoy offers two Peace Concerts (afternoon, an audience of 6,000; and evening, an audience of 7,000) at the Espace Balard in Paris, France. Listen to the recording...

 

 

1987
  OCTOBER 13TH 1987      

Sri Chinmoy offers an organ performance at St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican.

 

1988
  OCTOBER 13TH 1988      

Sri Chinmoy lifts Governor of Puerto Rico Rafael Hernández Colón and his wife Lila. Sri Chinmoy also meets with the 1987 Nobel Peace Prize winner and President of Costa Rica, Óscar Arias Sánchez, at the Governor’s Residence in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

 

1993

Sri Chinmoy runs 100 metres in 15:34 at the World Masters Games in Miyazaki, Japan.

 

1993

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Miyazaki Prefecture Medical Association (MPMA) in Miyazaki, Japan.

 

2003

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

 

OCTOBER 14TH

 

1975

Sri Chinmoy offers a public meditation in Los Angeles, CA, USA.

 

1987
  OCTOBER 14TH 1987   “I am very grateful for your visit. God bless you and all your contemplative activities.” — Pope John Paul II  

Sri Chinmoy had his second meeting with Pope John Paul II at the Vatican.

 

 

1988

Sri Chinmoy lifts 31 people in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

1990
  OCTOBER 14TH 1990   OCTOBER 14TH 1990      
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Koncerthuset in Stockholm, Sweden.

 

 

1993

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the MPMA in Miyazaki, Japan.

 

 

1995

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Palais des congrès de Montréal to an audience of 13,000 in Montreal, QC, Canada.

 

 

2006

Sri Chinmoy is chosen by Billie Jean King, legendary tennis player, to introduce her to President Mikhail Gorbachev when she receives the ‘Women’s World Award’ from the President at the Manhattan Center Studios in New York, NY, USA.

 

OCTOBER 15TH

 

1975

Sri Chinmoy offers a meditation and delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Love and Serve’, at the University of Victoria, in Victoria, BC, Canada.

 

1987

Sri Chinmoy offers an organ performance at New College, Oxford University, in Oxford, UK.

 

1987

Sri Chinmoy offers an organ performance at the Upper Chapel, Eton College, in Windsor, UK.

 

1988

Sri Chinmoy offers a concert for the Indian Community at the Central Technical School in Toronto, ON, Canada.

 

1990
  OCTOBER 15TH 1990   OCTOBER 15TH 1990      

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert including an organ performance at Koncerthuset in Stockholm, Sweden.

 

1992

Sri Chinmoy meets with Trinh Xuan Lang, Ambassador of Viet Nam to the UN, at the Mission of Viet Nam to the United Nations in New York, NY, USA.

 

1993

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the MPMA in Miyazaki, Japan.

 

2000

Djibouti is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation.

 

2003

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Univerzalna Sala in Skopje, Macedonia.

 

2004

An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala artworks opens at the Regional Museum in Cherkasy, Ukraine.

 

2006

Sri Chinmoy welcomes President Mikhail Gorbachev and daughter Irina Virganskaya to a gala programme in the President’s honour, including a memorial planting of a tree dedicated to the late Raisa Maximovna Gorbacheva; numerous performances; and a visit to the ‘Pilgrim-Museum’ dedicated to the President, displaying the entire history of the extraordinary friendship between Sri Chinmoy and President Gorbachev, at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2006

Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala artworks are exhibited at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

OCTOBER 16TH

 

1969

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Individuality and personality’, at the University of California in Berkeley, CA, USA.

 

1976
  OCTOBER 16TH 1976   OCTOBER 16TH 1976      

Sri Chinmoy meets with Vasant Rai when the world-acclaimed virtuoso sarod player gave a special concert for the spiritual teacher and his students in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1985

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Usher Hall in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.

 

1988

Sri Chinmoy lifts 16 people, including Karen Kain, principal ballerina for the National Ballet of Canada; Roshi Phillip Kapleau, renowned North American Buddhist leader and author; Barbara McLeod, ultra-distance runner; Egerton Marcus, 1988 Olympic silver medallist in middleweight boxing; and Alan Redway, Federal Member of Parliament, at Vishnu Mandir in Toronto, ON, Canada.

 

1990

Sri Chinmoy meets with Pushkar Johari, Indian Ambassador to Sweden, at the Indian Embassy in Stockholm, Sweden.

 

1990

Sri Chinmoy offered a poetry reading and delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Poetry and Prose’, at Musikaliska Akademien (Stockholm Academy of Music) in Stockholm, Sweden. A recording is released later in 1990 on CD as, ‘Dream-Plants and Reality-Trees: The Stockholm Poetry Reading’.& Listen to the recording…

 

1994
  OCTOBER 16TH 1994   OCTOBER 16TH 1994   OCTOBER 16TH 1994      
 

Excerpt from a letter dated March 27, 1995, shown during the U Thant Peace Award ceremony: “It is with a feeling of deep respect for your life of selfless devotion and with appreciation of your good deeds that I want to extend my felicitations to you on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of your peace mission in the United Nations.

“Your deeds are invaluable, for they cannot be measured by any economic or political parameters; they are noble and cure the human soul.” — Mikhail Gorbachev, President of the Soviet Union and Nobel Peace Laureate (1990)

 

Sri Chinmoy meets with President Mikhail Gorbachev for the sixth time and offers the President the U Thant Peace Award. The President and Raisa Maximovna Gorbacheva together held the Peace Torch, at the New York Palace Hotel in New York, NY, USA.

 

1998

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert in honour of Nelson Mandela, attended by Jacob Zuma, Deputy President of the African National Congress (ANC) in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

OCTOBER 17TH

 

1968

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘The meaning of life’, at the Inter-American University in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

 

1969

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘The sunlit path’, at the University of California in Santa Cruz, CA, USA.

 

1973
  OCTOBER 17TH 1973      

Sri Chinmoy meets with Ustad Ali Akbar Khan when the world-famous sarod player gave a special concert for the spiritual teacher and his students in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1980

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘The outer running and the inner running’, at the University of Oregon in Eugene, OR, USA.

 

1985

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Odeon Theatre in Birmingham, UK.

 

1989

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

 

1990

Sri Chinmoy lifts The Very Reverend Edward Carpenter, former Dean of Westminster; and Brother Daniel Faivre, Director of the Westminster Interfaith Programme, at Westminster Cathedral in London, UK.

 

1990

Sri Chinmoy meets with Kuldip Nayar, Indian High Commissioner to the UK, at India House in London, UK.

 

1992

Sri Chinmoy runs 100 metres with Sudhahota Carl Lewis in 14:33 at the dedication of the Sri Chinmoy Peace Track at Robertson Stadium, University of Houston, in Houston, TX, USA. Sri Chinmoy also meets with Leroy Burrell, 1992 Olympic gold medallist in the 4 x 100 metres relay; Floyd Heard, 1989 US Champion for 200 metres; and Mike Marsh, 1992 Olympic gold medallist in 200 metres, 4 x 100 metres relay.

 

1992
  OCTOBER 17TH 1992      

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert to an audience of 7,500 at the University of Houston in Houston, TX, USA.

 

1998

Sri Chinmoy lifts Jacob Zuma, Deputy President of the ANC, during a programme held in his honour in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2000

São Tomé and Principe is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation.

 

2003
  OCTOBER 17TH 2003      

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Royal Albert Hall in London, UK.

 

2004

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Prospect Point, Niagara Falls, NY, USA.

 

2005

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Inter-American University in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

 

OCTOBER 18TH

 

1975

Sri Chinmoy offers a meditation and delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Now’, at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD, USA.

 

1977

Sri Chinmoy offers a concert at Carnegie Hall in New York, NY, USA.

 

1978

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Aspiration’, at St. Paul’s Chapel, Columbia University in New York, NY, USA.

 

1980

Sri Chinmoy offers a concert and a meditation at Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR, USA.

 

1981

Sri Chinmoy runs a personal best for 1.5 miles in 9:47 (6:31 pace), placing first in the Masters Division, at the YMCA Fun Run in Elizabeth, NJ, USA.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy lifts one ton of paper, a truck and 40 bales of hay, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1987

Sri Chinmoy offers a concert and a meditation at the Hindu Mandir in Garfield, NJ, USA.

 

1988

Sri Chinmoy lifts 31 people, including Ronnie Lott and Keena Turner of the San Francisco 49ers Football Team; Henry Martinez, 1988 Olympic, USA Boxing Team, light flyweight class; Andy Nance, 4-time Golden Gloves champion, 1978-1981; Mickey Thomas, lead male singer of ‘Jefferson Starship’ rock music band; and Mac Wilkins, 1976 Olympic gold medallist and 1984 Olympic silver medallist in the discus, at Tiburon Mall in Tiburon, CA, USA.

 

1988

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Masonic Memorial Hall in San Francisco, CA, USA.

 

1990

Sri Chinmoy lifts Matthew Carrington and Keith Vaz, members of the British Parliament; and Evelyn Glennie, legendary deaf musician, at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in London, UK.

 

1990

Sri Chinmoy meets with Sir Laurens van der Post, famous explorer and author, at Sir Van Der Post’s residence in Kensington, London, UK.

 

2003

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Sorbonne University in Paris, France.

 

OCTOBER 19TH

 

1969

Sri Chinmoy began his first lecture tour in Japan and the Far East.

 

1985

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Le Zénith in Paris, France.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy lifts an elephant, aeroplane and seaplane in the Long Island environs, NY, USA.

 

1988

Sri Chinmoy lifts Frank Zane, 3-time Mr. Olympia and 3-time Mr. Universe, at Frank Zane’s residence in Palm Springs, CA, USA.

 

1988

Sri Chinmoy lifts Denean Hill, 1984 Olympic gold medallist, 1988 Olympic silver medallist in the 4 x 400 metres relay; and Sherri Howard, 1984 Olympic gold medallist, 1988 Olympic silver medallist in the 4 x 400 metres relay, at Los Angeles City Hall in Los Angeles, CA, USA.

 

1990

Sri Chinmoy lifts Cardinal Basil Hume, Archbishop of Westminster Cathedral, at Westminster Cathedral Hall in London, UK.

 

1990

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and a pipe organ performance to an audience of 5,000 at Royal Albert Hall in London, UK.

 

1993
  OCTOBER 19TH 1993      

Sri Chinmoy lifts Krishna Prasad Bhattarai, former Prime Minister of Nepal, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1996

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Fair Street Reformed Church in Kingston, NY, USA.

 

1997

Sri Chinmoy had his 8th meeting with President Mikhail Gorbachev at JFK International Airport in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2003

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

 

OCTOBER 20TH

 

1990

Sri Chinmoy gave an interview on Swedish National Radio in Stockholm, Sweden.

 

1995

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

 

1998

Sri Chinmoy lifts his bodyweight 100 times in 2 minutes, 86 seconds in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2003

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.

 

2005
  OCTOBER 20TH 2005       “At this ripe old age of 74, I live in the heart. And God, who is my Inner Pilot, commands me, inspires me and guides me while I am lifting such heavy weights.…My Inner Pilot is my inspiration, he is my aspiration and he is my protection.” — Sri Chinmoy  
OCTOBER 20TH 2005
 

Sri Chinmoy achieves a 203-lb. wrist curl, 10 repetitions with each hand, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

OCTOBER 21ST

 

1976

Sri Chinmoy receives an honorary proclamation in Santa Cruz, CA, USA.

 

1978
  OCTOBER 21ST 1978     OCTOBER 21ST 1978      

Sri Chinmoy offers a silent meditation at a special ceremony to launch the New York City Marathon at Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Amphitheatre in New York, NY, USA. There he meets with ultra-runner Ted Corbitt and presented an award to Fred Lebow, President and Founder of the New York Road Runners Club. As part of the programme, a song composed by Sri Chinmoy entitled ‘Marathon’ is sung by his students.

 

1979
  OCTOBER 21ST 1979   OCTOBER 21ST 1979      

Sri Chinmoy first meets with Emil Zatopek, 1952 triple Olympic gold medallist for 5 km, 10 km and marathon, at the start of the New York City Marathon on Staten Island, NY, USA. Before the race, Sri Chinmoy also meets with ultramarathon champion Don Ritchie.

 

1979
  OCTOBER 21ST 1979      

Sri Chinmoy runs the New York City Marathon in a time of 4:48:53 in New York, NY, USA.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy lifts a small house; lifts animals on a seated calf raise in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1988

Sri Chinmoy offers a meditation and lifts 8 US government employees at the Pentagon in Washington, DC, USA.

 

1988

Sri Chinmoy lifts 12 people, including Charles Smith, 1988 US Olympic bronze medallist in basketball, at the Old Post Office Pavilion in Washington, DC, USA.

 

1991

Sri Chinmoy meets with Shigeto Kanayama, Director of the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, and Hiroshi Nishida, Concertmaster, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1995

Sri Chinmoy held the opening meditation at an interfaith celebration in honour of the United Nations’ 50th anniversary at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Manhattan, New York, NY, USA.

 

1998

Sri Chinmoy completes the first 10,000 poems of Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees in 9 months, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2000

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert to an audience of 8,000 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN, USA.

 

2001
  OCTOBER 21ST 2001      

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert, in honour of Karen Karagezian of the Gorbachev Foundation, at Public School 86 in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

OCTOBER 22ND

 

1971

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘India’s Soul-Offering’, – the first in the Upanishad series – at Princeton University in Princeton, NJ, USA.

 

1976

Sri Chinmoy gave his first radio esraj concert at WNYC in New York, NY, USA.

 

1977
  OCTOBER 22ND 1977   OCTOBER 22ND 1977      

Sri Chinmoy offers an opening meditation at the New York Road Runners Club reception for Olympic and world-class runners; and receives the New York City Marathon Medal from Fred Lebow, President and Marathon Race Director of the New York Road Runners Club at the United Nations in New York. At the reception, Sri Chinmoy honours marathon runner Miki Gorman. The next day she is the first-placed woman in the NYC Marathon for the second year in a row.

 

1979

Sri Chinmoy began his poetry series Ten Thousand Flower-Flames en route to Japan.

 

1988

Sri Chinmoy lifts 16 people in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1992

Sri Chinmoy meets with Rafael Hernández Colón, Governor of Puerto Rico, at the Governor’s mansion in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

 

1994

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Riverside Church in New York, NY, USA.

 

1998

Sri Chinmoy lifts Swami Bua-ji, 109 years old, President of the Indo-American Society, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

OCTOBER 23RD

 

1987

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

 

1988

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

 

1988

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Progress-Promise in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1991

Sri Chinmoy first meets with Vladimir Petrovsky, Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister, at the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics Mission to the United Nations in New York, NY, USA.

 

1992

Sri Chinmoy is the guest of honour at a ceremony naming Puerto Rico a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom at Muñoz Rivera Park Peace Pavilion in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

 

1995

Sri Chinmoy meets with Narasimha Rao, Prime Minister of India, at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in New York., NY, USA.

 

1998

Sri Chinmoy performs 10 crunch abdomen-ups pushing 367-lbs. in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1999
  OCTOBER 23RD 1999   OCTOBER 23RD 1999      

Sri Chinmoy offers a New Millennium Peace Concert to an audience of 5,000 at Central Park East Meadow in New York, NY, USA. Sri Chinmoy’s students also sang two special songs he had written in honour of City Parks Commissioner Henry Stern, who attends the concert.

 

2004

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Scottish Rite Temple in San Diego, CA, USA.

 

OCTOBER 24TH

 

1975
  OCTOBER 24TH 1975      

Sri Chinmoy offers an opening meditation at the Fifth World Spiritual Summit with UN Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim at the United Nations in New York, at which Sri Chinmoy first meets Mother Teresa.

 

1977

Sri Chinmoy receives the Service Award from the United Nations Association in New York, NY, USA.

 

1978

Sri Chinmoy observes United Nations Day with a special programme in the Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium at the United Nations in New York, NY.

 

1978

Sri Chinmoy had his third meeting with Kurt Waldheim, UN Secretary-General, at the United Nations in New York.

 

1979

Sri Chinmoy presents 100 of his published books to Tokyo University in Tokyo, Japan.

 

1981

Sri Chinmoy wrote a song for New Zealand runner Allison Roe, NYC Marathon Champion, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1982

Sri Chinmoy runs the New York City Marathon in a time of 4:44:41 in New York, NY, USA.

 

1988

Sri Chinmoy lifts Bill McCreary, Emmy Award-winning News Broadcaster in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1988

Sri Chinmoy lifts 13 people, including Robert F. Van Lierop, Permanent Representative of Vanuatu to the UN, at the United Nations in New York.

 

1989

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

 

1992

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Metropolitan University Theater in Cupey, Puerto Rico.

 

1998

Sri Chinmoy lifts 300 lbs. with each arm separately after only 25 days of practice; lifts bodybuilders with left leg only (2568 lbs.); and lifts the Sri Chinmoy Bhajan Singers (2,770 lbs.) in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2004

An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala paintings opens at Künstlerhaus in Vienna, Austria.

 

OCTOBER 25TH

 

1969

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture entitled ‘New creation, at the Institute of Technology in Tokyo, Japan.

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, ‘True spirituality and inner life’, at 1 p.m. at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND, USA.

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Sound-life and silence-life’, at 8:30 p.m. at Northern State College in Aberdeen, SD, USA.

 

1976

The first Sri Chinmoy Sangit is held in Caguas, Puerto Rico.

 

1977

Sri Chinmoy offers a concert and meditation at the Museo Del Arte in Ponce, Puerto Rico.

 

1978

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘The inner world and the outer world’, in St. Paul’s Chapel at Columbia University in New York, NY, USA.

 

1981
  OCTOBER 25TH 1981      

Sri Chinmoy runs the New York City Marathon in a time of 4:36:22 in New York, NY, USA.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy lifts 700 lbs. using a seated calf raise; and lifted a steamroller using a one-leg calf raise in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2000

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

OCTOBER 26TH

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Ego and emotion’, at 7 p.m. at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN, USA.

 

1975

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Religion, spirituality and yoga’, at Hendricks Chapel, Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY, USA.

 

1975

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, USA.

 

1976

Sri Chinmoy is proclaimed an Official Guest of Honor of Ponce in Ponce, Puerto Rico.

 

1977

Sri Chinmoy meets with Don Francisco Matos Paoli at the poet’s home in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico.

 

1981

Sri Chinmoy meets with Allison Roe, NYC Marathon Champion, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy lifts one ton of pumpkins in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy is interviewed on ‘The First Estate: Religion in Review’ by producer and host Dr. Russell Barber, highly respected religion editor and Emmy Award winner at WNBC-TV, in New York, NY, USA.

 

1996

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Murrayfield Ice Rink in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.

 

OCTOBER 27TH

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy features on a religion documentary at ABC-TV in New York, NY, USA.

 

1978

An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala paintings opens at the School of Architecture in Halifax, NS, Canada.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy lifts 604 lbs. using only one arm in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1988

Sri Chinmoy lifts 43 people, including numerous Washington University professors and Olympic athletes at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA, USA.

 

1990

Sri Chinmoy lifts 12 people, including Noumou Diakite, Permanent Representative of Mali to the United Nations, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1991
  OCTOBER 27TH 1991   OCTOBER 27TH 1991   OCTOBER 27TH 1991      

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Festhalle to an audience of 8,000 in Frankfurt, Germany.

 

1998

An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala paintings opens at LaGuardia Airport in Flushing, NY, USA.

 

2003

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

 

2005

Sri Chinmoy lifts Karan Singh, former Indian Ambassador to the US, author, diplomat and present titular Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

OCTOBER 28TH

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Yoga And Spirituality’, at the University of Honolulu, in Honolulu, HI, USA.

 

1985

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, in New York, NY, USA.

 

1991
  OCTOBER 28TH 1991   OCTOBER 28TH 1991      

The Astoria, an 850-passenger ship on the Main River, is designated as a Sri Chinmoy Peace Ship in Frankfurt, Germany.

 

1994
  OCTOBER 28TH 1994    

Sri Chinmoy receives the Mahatma Gandhi Universal Harmony Award together with Coretta Scott King, wife of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan banquet commemorating Mahatma Gandhi’s 125th birth anniversary held at the Hilton Hotel in New York, NY, USA.

 

1994
  OCTOBER 28TH 1994    

Sri Chinmoy first meets Ramaswami Venkataraman, former President of India, at the Mahatma Gandhi Universal Harmony Award ceremony at the Hilton Hotel in New York, NY, USA.

 

1995

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Marina Hotel in Los Angeles, CA, USA.

 

2004

Sri Chinmoy lifts members of the diplomatic community, including the following Permanent Representatives to the UN: Fátima Veiga, Cape Verde; Crispin Grey-Johnson, The Gambia; Alpha Ibrahima Sow, Guinea; Judith Mbula Bahemuka, Kenya; Cheick Sidi Diarra, Mali; Aminu Bashir Wali, Nigeria; and Boniface Chidyausiku, Zimbabwe, at a programme hosted by Ibrahim Gambari, UN Under-Secretary-General, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

OCTOBER 29TH

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, ‘Belief and faith’, at 7 p.m. at Alaska Methodist University in Anchorage, AK, USA.

 

1976

Sri Chinmoy offers an esraj concert at the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music in Hato Rey, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

 

1985

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Beacon Theater in New York, NY, USA.

 

1988

Sri Chinmoy had his first meeting with Addwitiya Roberta Flack, Grammy Award-winning singer, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1988

Sri Chinmoy lifts 20 people, including Dan Lurie, President and Founder of the World Bodybuilding Guild; and Wayne Demilia, Vice-President, International Federation of Bodybuilders, Head Judge, Mr. and Mrs. Olympia Competitions Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1994
  OCTOBER 29TH 1994   “From ages past, from the Vedic vision of life, from Lord Buddha, to Christ, to Mahatma Gandhi in our own time, through many saints and savants, the twentieth-century spirit of spirituality in man has been expressed. You personify that spirit in that great tradition. We are deeply indebted to you, and I am personally very grateful to you.” — Dr. L.M. Singhvi, High Commissioner for India in the United Kingdom  

Sri Chinmoy offers the opening meditation for the Gandhi Symposium, hosted by the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, USA, at St. Peter’s Church in New York, NY, USA. Attending the symposium, is Dr. L.M. Singhvi, India’s High Commissioner to the UK.

 

1994
  OCTOBER 29TH 1994   “Meeting Sri Chinmoy is a unique experience for me, having gone to several ashrams and visited several saints and sages. But this is very different in the sense that it is really an international centre. People from all over the world have gathered here in order to find their salvation for the soul, a solution for the problems, and verily to create an atmosphere of peace. I have heard a lot about Sri Chinmoy from my friends, but this experience of being here not only confirms what I have heard, but leads me to think that they were too modest. I know of his necessity to build international relations, his very necessity to develop understanding between peoples and nations.” — Ramaswami Venkataraman, Former President of India  

Sri Chinmoy lifts Ramaswami Venkataraman, former President of the Republic of India, in Jamaica, NY, USA. The former President also held the Peace Torch.

 

2004

Sri Chinmoy offers an opening meditation at a programme on Thomas Jefferson at the United Nations in New York.

 

2005

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Arya Samaj Temple in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

OCTOBER 30TH

 

1969

Sri Chinmoy offers a concert and delivers a lecture, ‘Self-Knowledge’, at the University of San Carlos in Cebu City, The Philippines.

 

1975

Sri Chinmoy meets with Henry Labouisse, Executive Director of UNICEF, at UNICEF in New York.

 

1976

Sri Chinmoy offers his first public esraj concert in continental USA at St. Thomas Church in New York, NY, USA.

 

1982
  OCTOBER 30TH 1982   “Your prayers to God give greatest strength to me.... It is God’s Will that prevails and makes one do what God wants one to do. Even so, Mahapurusha, your words will help me live up to your expectations of me. I thank you and your people for coming and praying for me.... Your prayers have definitely reached God. I thank you profusely.” — Giani Zail Singh, President of India  

Sri Chinmoy meets with Giani Zail Singh, President of India, in New York, NY, USA. Read more...

 

1983

Sri Chinmoy offers a meditation for the centenary of the Arya Samaj at the Arya Samaj Temple in Jamaica, NY, USA, where he meets with Dr. Panchapakesa Jayaraman, Founder and Executive Director of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, USA, for the first time.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy achieves a lift of 1,700 lbs. using a standing calf raise, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy lifts a 605-lb. pumpkin in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1987

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

 

1988

Sri Chinmoy lifts 53 people, including members of the medical and religious communities in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1994

An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala paintings opens at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan (USA) in New York, NY, USA.

 

2000
  OCTOBER 30TH 2000   OCTOBER 30TH 2000      

Sri Chinmoy is guest of honour at the Iceland Sri Chinmoy Peace Nation Inauguration Ceremony hosted by Reykjavik Mayor Ingibjörg Gísladóttir at Hofdi House (site of Presidents Gorbachev and Reagan 1986 Summit) in Reykjavik, Iceland. Former Prime Minister Steingrímur Hermannsson also lent his support to the occasion.

 

2000

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Reykjavik University Theater in Reykjavik, Iceland.

 

2002

Sri Chinmoy lifts Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, virtuoso guitarist and 1994 Grammy Award Winner, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2004

Sri Chinmoy lifts Mary Robinson, President of Ireland (1990-1997) and former UN High Commissioner for Refugees (1997-2002), in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2007

An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala paintings opens at the Russian Culture Informational Centre in Sofia, Bulgaria.

 

OCTOBER 31ST

 

1969

Sri Chinmoy offers a concert and delivers a lecture, entitled ‘God, Truth and Love’, at Southwestern University in Cebu City, The Philippines.

 

1980
  OCTOBER 31ST 1980      

Sri Chinmoy meets with Ambassador Abdel-Rahman Abdalla of the Democratic Republic of Sudan to the United Nations, at the UN in New York, at a special programme marking the twenty-fourth anniversary of Sudan joining the United Nations.

 

1987

Sri Chinmoy meets with Marty Gallagher, weightlifting and powerlifting champion, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1989

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

 

1990

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

 

1998

Sri Chinmoy offers an opening meditation at the New York Road Runners Club Pre-Marathon Friendship Run, where he meets with UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, at the United Nations in New York.

 

1998

Sri Chinmoy lifts 9 English Channel swimmers (2,133 lbs.); disciples from 27 countries (4,150 lbs.); a giant pumpkin with 5 men (2,330 lbs.); two grand pianos with players (2,035 lbs.); 3 motorcycles with riders (3,101 lbs.); and 10 mountain climbers (2,385 lbs.) in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2000

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Meditation at the British House of Commons in London, UK.

 

2000

Mongolia is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation.