Highlighting the activities of the Sri Chinmoy Centre in New Zealand
From public meditation classes and musical performances, fun runs and a 24 hour race, to humanitarian aid projects and the New Zealand leg of the World Harmony Run - the Sri Chinmoy Centres of New Zealand strive to reflect Sri Chinmoy's example of community service and personal effort. Below we highlight a number of these activities.
The Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team in New Zealand – Each year the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team in New Zealand organises a variety of athletic events ranging from the National 24 hour Championship track race to distances including the marathon, half marathon, 15, 10, 5 and 3.2 kilometres.
World Harmony Run – Founded by Sri Chinmoy, the World Harmony Run is an international relay that seeks to promote international friendship and understanding. As a symbol of harmony, runners carry a flaming torch, passing it from hand to hand as it travels through over 70 nations around the globe.
The Oneness-Heart-Tears and Smiles – Since 1991, The Oneness-Heart Tears and Smiles in New Zealand has provided humanitarian aid to many countries in the Pacific and South-East Asian regions. We seek to alleviate suffering and to bring hope in a tangible way to those less fortunate than ourselves.
Joy Weekends – As Sri Chinmoy's students, we endeavour to meet together nationally at least once a month. By coming together as a spiritual family, we are able to share and also multiply our enthusiasm, inspiration and joy - recharging our spiritual batteries in one of New Zealand's many places of natural beauty.
Concerts – Experiences in which both performers and audience try to create together a meditative atmosphere that nourishes the spirit. Many of the songs are in Sri Chinmoy's native Bengali – a language well suited to spiritual expression – and have simple melodies that are sung repeatedly in a mantric style.
Video – The Sri Chinmoy Cente of New Zealand has been involved in a wide variety of activities. These include free concerts, public running events and hosting the visits and concerts of our spiritual teacher Sri Chinmoy. On this page we will offer links to video footage of some of these events.