Hamilton, Auckland, Taupo November 27 - December 17, 2002

Sri Chinmoy arrives in Auckland on November 27 to begin His Australasian Christmas Trip. Later that day he composes lamb songs and different groups sing these.

November 28
Lifting Up the World with a Oneness-Heart Lamb lift number 1.
First lamb lifting at the Agriculture Research farm at Whatawhata.
Sri Chinmoy lifts 100 3-month-old Romney cross lambs in a total of 25 lifts, in less than 1 hour, a total weight of 8,713 lbs. The apparatus and each cage (40 lbs) total 52 lbs.

November 29
In the afternoon, at the Council Chambers in Hamilton, The Lifting up the World with a Oneness-Heart programme is held. Sri Chinmoy lifts 31 people including former world number one squash player; New Zealand number one race walker; and the captain of the New Zealand Maori All Black team.

November 30
Sri Chinmoy visits top of Mt Eden and visits The Blue Bird cafe

The Auckland Lifting Up the World with a Oneness-Heart programme at the Crowne Plaza Hotel at 2 pm. Total lifted: 45 people including Precious McKenzie, world power-lifting legend; New Zealand cricketing greats; and children from a Rudolph Steiner School who perform Sri Chinmoy's songs.

Concert of Prayerful music by Maestro SriChinmoy: Auckland Town Hall
Concert of Prayerful music by Maestro Sri Chinmoy, Auckland Town Hall at 7:30 pm, 1,556 people attended. Sri Chinmoy played the pipe organ – first of five organs in New Zealand this trip. Display of Jharna-Kala (fountain-art) prints in the Town Hall Lobby.

December 1
Lifting Up the World with a Oneness-Heart Lamb lift number 2.
246 Perendale and Perendale-Suffolk Cross lambs were lifted, a total of 13,405 lbs (4 or 6 lambs at a time)
3 people were also lifted (the sheep farm owners)

December 3
Lifting Up the World with a Oneness-Heart Lamb lift number 3
At Waitere farm near Whakamaru; 100 Romney Cross lambs, 3 months old. Two people lifted (sheep-farm owners). Total weight 9,048 lbs (4,112 kg)

December 4
Lifting Up the World with a Oneness-Heart Lamb Lift number 4.
At Tuaropaki Trust Farm, near Mokai, Sri Chinmoy lifts 200 Suffolk-Romney cross lambs, 3 months old. Total weight: 9,212 lbs (5th)9,169 lbs (6th)18,381 lbs for the day

December 5
Lifting Up the World with a Oneness-Heart Lamb lift number 5.
Kiwitahi Land Co. Farm, Taupo. 200 pure Romney lambs, 3 months old
Total weight: 8,188 lbs8,080 lbs(54 lambs) 3,372 lbs19,640 lbs (8,927 kg) for the day Cumulative total lifted to date: 854 lambs

December 6
Lifting Up the World with a Oneness-Heart Lamb Lift number 6.
Kiwitahi Land Co. Farm, Taupo.154 pure Romney lambs 3 months old were lifted. Completed 1,000 lambs this day. Total weight: 12,072 lbs. Grand total: 81,259 lbs (36,936 kg)

December 7
Lifting Up the World with a Oneness-Heart Great Lakes Centre, Taupo.21 people were lifted including a New Zealand rugby legend and his wife.

December 10
Lifting Up the World with a Oneness-Heart
Cow Lift number 1
25 Jersey cows were lifted at Parkwood Jersey owned by the Van Der
Hulst family.
Cow number 5 was the heaviest: 1,193 lbs Apparatus: 223 lbs.
Total weight: 24,516 lbs (11,144 kg)
5 members of the Van der Hulst family were lifted on the cow
platform, 1,008 lbs.
Total for the day: 25,524 lbs.

December 11
Lifting Up the World with a Oneness-Heart Rotorua Convention Centre, Rotorua
21 people were lifted including the Mayor of Rotorua; New Zealand’s first woman jockey, and Masters marathon legend, Jack Foster.

December 13
Lifting Up the World with a Oneness-Heart Cow Lift number 2
45 Jersey cows were lifted at the Van Der Hulst farm.Total weight: 43,804 lbs (19,911 kg), weight of the apparatus was adjusted to 1,238 lbs. There were 2 one leg lifts. The heaviest cow was 1,169 lbs. Running legend, Joachim Cruz, was lifted on the cow apparatus as well as 2 sets of children (1,235 lbs). Total for the day (45 cows, adult and children): 45,039 lbs.

December 14
Lifting Up the World with a Oneness-Heart Great Lakes Centre, Taupo
Lifting Up the World with a Oneness-Heart programme Great Lakes Centre, Taupo, 2pm 45 people were lifted including the Mayor of Taupo; a gold medallist in the 1984 Olympics, 800m, and a number of up and coming local athletes

Concert of Prayerful Music by Maestro Sri Chinmoy, Great Lakes Centre, Taupo, December 14 Concert of Prayerful Music by Maestro Sri Chinmoy Great Lakes Centre, Taupo, 8.00 pm 202 attended

December 16
Lifting Up the World with a Oneness-Heart Cow Lift number 3 30 Jersey cows were lifted at the Van Der Hulst farm. Singers sang ‘O Sacred Mother Cow’ many times while Sri Chinmoy lifted, and ‘Parkwood Jersey’ song. Many presents were given out to all members of the family, especially Cassandra (The youngest child).

In Taupo Sri Chinmoy played tennis at the Wairakei Resort.
Sri Chinmoy would also go driving every morning at 5:30 am, usually for one hour.In the evenings at the Wairakei Resort, Sri Chinmoy would usually go for a meditative drive in His buggies around the quiet resort grounds.

In Taupo 2-mile races were held twice a week (Wednesday and Saturday) at 6:30 am, on a side road outside Wairakei Resort. Olympic gold medallist and friend of Sri Chinmoy, also joins the race.