Music for the heart and soul
An experience beyond music
Our concerts - always free of charge - offer music for a more peaceful world: elevating, energising and soothing sounds are performed on a variety of traditional and exotic instruments by musicians from the Sri Chinmoy Centre.
All of the songs have a common spiritual theme - they all deal with the inner journey - the journey towards enlightenment. Inspiring and uplifting the music invokes a feeling of inner peace and invites the listener into a meditative calm and stillness.
The concerts offer an interactive experience in which both performers and audience try to create together an atmosphere that nourishes heart and spirit. Many of the songs are in Sri Chinmoy's native Bengali, a rich language well suited to poetry and lyrical expression. Many have simple melody lines that are sung repeatedly in the style of a mantric chant. Among our performers, the women wear saris and the men white clothing - traditionally these honour the spiritual purpose and reflect the sacredness of the journey which the music reflects.
The concerts are one of many initiatives of the Sri Chinmoy Centre in our efforts to outwardly offer the fruits of our spiritual practice. Music brings us together in a spirit of happiness and frees us from the burdens of everyday life.
"Music means Self-expansion and oneness. The Self expands through music. The Self that expands is not the individual self, but the unlimited Self. Music is the expansion of unlimited Reality."
"When we listen to soulful music, or when we ourselves play soulful music, immediately our inner existence climbs up high, higher, highest. When we hear soulful music or play a soulful piece of music, we feel a kind of inner thrill in our entire existence. From the soles of our feet to the crown of our head we feel a river is flowing through us, a river of illumined consciousness. Singing immediately inspires us and awakens the slumbering soul in us."
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