A modern-day spiritual Master
What a wonderful thing is the life story of a spiritual Master. The great sages and luminaries who have walked this earth over the centuries – pathfinders like the Christ, Buddha, Krishna and so many others – come to awaken in us a sense of our divinity, to bring a touch of the sacred to our everyday lives and to point the way to a higher, more fulfilling life.
From them we come to understand that we are spiritual beings on a journey of awakening – and having made the journey before us, they illumine every step of the way with their wisdom, love and guidance. They remind us of what is best in us and that our spirituality is the greatest force for good on earth. From them we come to understand the true purpose and meaning of our lives. Sri Chinmoy is one such being.
Sri Chinmoy (pronounced Shree Chin-moy) was born on August 27, 1931 as Chinmoy Kumar Ghose in the village of Shakpura, Chittagong, in East Bengal (now Bangladesh). He is a spiritual teacher well known for his prolific legacy of published writings, musical compositions, art and poetry and for his lifelong commitment to world harmony.
During the past four decades Sri Chinmoy has inspired a worldwide organisation that seeks to encourage and foster a brighter future for humanity through initiatives in sports, music, the teaching of meditation and humanitarian aid. His vast body of creative works and diverse activities are unified by this single purpose. Sri Chinmoy\ lived in New York from 1964 until his passing in 2007.
Body-Mind-Spirit – Delight in the sense of well-being and dynamism conferred by running and training. The body is filled with life force, the mind is clear, the heart is happy – even the soul is pleased. Illumining insights into the body-mind-spirit connection by Sri Chinmoy.
Books by Sri Chinmoy – Here we feature a selection of Sri Chinmoy's most popular titles encompassing a wide variety of spiritual topics including Sri Chinmoy's Meditation book. Each link offers a short description of the book featured, a list of topics and some excerpts.
Music by Sri Chinmoy – Sri Chinmoy's music on tapes and CDs; music and audio aids to enhance our meditation practice that includes two of Sri Chinmoy's most popular meditative flute albums, Flute Music for Meditation and The Life River, and two guided meditation albums.
Sri Chinmoy in New Zealand – Sri Chinmoy has visited New Zealand four time since 1987. This section chronicles those visits – the highlights of which have been the free concerts he has offered for the public. His most recent visit was in the summer of 2002/2003.