Over 500 videos on meditation and spirituality.
Meditation exercises, spiritual music and art, and the multifarious activities of spiritual teacher Sri Chinmoy and his students.
LIFE Voices 40 – Stutisheel: I love challenges »
Sri Chinmoy’s first Peace Concert – Cologne, 1984 »
Sri Chinmoy – a short biography »
What is a good meditation? »
Meditation with mantra-chanting by Sri Chinmoy »
Banshidhar – maintaining your aspiration »
Sri Chinmoy’s last concert »
August 18, 2017
3100-mile runner Stutisheel Oleg Lebedev speaks about the challenges and experiences of competing in the Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race. Stutisheel shares some of the mental and spiritual attitudes necessary to complete this epic feat of physical endurance.
Stutisheel also talks about his first participation in the Zurich Lake Marathon Swim 2017, as well as on the importance of meditation and nutrition. This is the 40th edition of LIFE Voices series.
Produced by kedarvideo, Switzerland.
Soundtrack by Parichayaka Hammerl
August 16, 2017
On 24 March 1984, Sri Chinmoy offered his first major Peace Concert in the Kölner Sporthalle in Cologne, Germany. 8000 seekers attended and it was the start of a worldwide series of Peace Concerts. This is an original VHS recording and the video quality is not perfect, but it gives a small impression of these Peace Concerts. Read more »
August 15, 2017
A short introduction to the life of Sri Chinmoy. It includes his early life in India and his later move to New York in 1964. During his time in the West, Sri Chinmoy taught seekers about yoga, meditation and the importance of peace. Sri Chinmoy was also able to share this message of peace and goodwill with many world leaders; he described himself as a student of peace. Read more »
August 14, 2017
Nripatri talks about the value of meditation and what constitutes a ‘good’ meditation. Nripatri also expresses the essence of Sri Chinmoy’s philosophy and the experience of meditating with Sri Chinmoy in person. Read more »
August 7, 2017
This video displays Sri Chinmoy during a silent meditation extracted from a longer meditation session. Background noise has been replaced by a recording of Sri Chinmoy chanting the mantra “Supreme” in a very soulful and extemporaneous way, as well as a more devotional “Supreme, I bow to Thee” mantric chant. Read more »
August 7, 2017
Banshidhar Medeiros has been a disciple of Sri Chinmoy for nearly 40 years. In this video, he talks about the challenges of maintaining your aspiration and spiritual life through ‘dry periods of meditation.’ Speaking from personal experience, Banshidhar suggests the most important thing is to keep going through the transient difficulty and bear in mind how fleeting time is. Read more »
July 29, 2017
On 19 September 2007, 22 days before his passing on 11 October 2007, Sri Chinmoy gave his last public peace concert in St. Petersburg in Russia – a unique historical recording. Sri Chinmoy began with silent meditation and finished with a powerful synthesizer improvisation at the end. Read more »
About Sri Chinmoy
A spiritual teacher, poet, artist musician and athlete.
Sri Chinmoy on oneness and the United Nations
During an interview on The Way To Go, Sri Chinmoy talks about the meaning of oneness and the variety of approaches which can be taken to promote a better world. Sri Chinmoy also talks about his service at the United Nations and the two ways that can help bring about peace – the outer way […]Read more »
Videos on how to meditate, meditation exercises, and footage of Sri Chinmoy in meditation. Watch more videos »
Meditations with Sri Chinmoy: part 3 »
Savikalpa and Nirvikalpa Samadhi »
Opening meditation at the Parliament of the World’s Religions, 1993 »
Meditation at the Sri Ramakrishna Temple »
Meditation Inspirations »
Sri Chinmoy: Samadhi »
May 23, 2005
In these 1995 clips of Sri Chinmoy meditating, you can see his eyes flicker back and forth quite rapidly. As Sri Chinmoy explains in answering the question below, this flickering is a result of his soul moving between different high planes of conscousness. Read more »
February 21, 2016
During a meditation in August 1993, Sri Chinmoy explained and demonstrated the high meditation states of Savikalpa and Nirvikalpa Samadhi at Aspiration-Ground, the meditation garden in Queens, New York where Sri Chinmoy often meditated with his students. Read more »
May 23, 2008
Sri Chinmoy was officially invited to hold the opening meditation at the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Chicago on August 28, 1993. This event was held to mark the centenary of the original World Parliament of Religions in Chicago in 1893.
May 23, 2005
When Sri Chinmoy visited South Africa in 1996 he also visited a ceremony in a Ramakrishna Temple and had a most powerful meditation there. This clip shows you the meditation in its full length.
May 11, 2013
A short compilation of footage showing Sri Chinmoy in meditation. These video clips are a rare opportunity to see a Spiritual Master in meditation, a profound consciousness which will inspire your own meditation. Read more »
January 29, 2017
A rare historical 16mm film from the 1970s shows Sri Chinmoy in meditation at his home in Queens, NY.
As soundtrack a piano piece called “Kurukshetra” by Sri Chinmoy has been chosen.
Experiences of spirituality
Sri Chinmoy’s students talk about how they discovered meditation, spirituality and the inner life.
LIFE Voices 36: Vijay: Music is the language of God
Sarod musician Vijay Shankar Mishra describes his first contact with music and spirituality.Read more »
LIFE Voices 39: Ultra-Runner Vajin Armstrong
An interview with ultra-runner Vajin Armstrong, who was recently first in the Swiss Alpine Marathon in Davos, Switzerland during July 2016. The interview was conducted in Zurich shortly after his period of running through the Swiss alps. Vajin reveals how he combines sports and spirituality, and gives advice for new runners.Read more »
Pulak – joining the path
Pulak Viscardi talks about his journey to becoming a disciple of Sri Chinmoy in the early 1970s. Pulak explains how a passage from Sri Chinmoy’s writings ‘My Mind’ from Songs of the Soul – deeply resonated with him. From this first introduction to Sri Chinmoy’s writings, he attended meditation classes before meeting Sri Chinmoy in […]Read more »
Sport and self-transcendence.
Sri Chinmoy felt that sport and spirituality naturally went together; he was an avid runner and weightlifter, and his students also aim to better themselves through sports, as well as organising sporting events for the general public. View more sports videos »
Suprabha – 3100 Mile Race stories »
Sri Chinmoy’s Weightlifting Celebration 1998 »
Start of the 3100 Mile Race 2016 »
Interview with NZ ultrarunner Vajin Armstrong »
Ashrita Furman’s World Records »
Start of Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race, 2011 »
March 20, 2016
Suprabha Beckjord completed the 3100 Mile Self Transcendence race a record 13 consecutive years – between 1997 and 2009. In this short interview, Suprabha shares some stories of how she got into running and how Sri Chinmoy encouraged her to enter the 3100 Mile Race. Read more »
May 23, 2005
This video shows highlights from Sri Chinmoy’s weightlifting exhibition in 1998, in New York. During the evening, Sri Chinmoy displayed many notably feats of weightlifting, such as lifting a groups of people on different platforms, 145 pounds overhead in each arm simultaneously, weights on his stomach, and much more. Read more »
June 20, 2016
On 19th June, 12 intrepid runners lined up for the 20th edition of the Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race. This video captures a small glimpse of the opening moments of the race – the activity and dynamism of the runners and organisers, combined with an inner serenity as the challenge looms ahead. Read more »
May 15, 2012
In the past year, Vajin Armstrong has blossomed into one of New Zealand’s top long distance runners, winning the prestigious Kepler Challenge in 2011 and the American River 50 mile race in 2012. The video features Vajin talking about his spiritual inspiration, his training and his love of nature, along with some beautiful footage of him running through some of New Zealand’s breathtaking scenery. Read more »
May 23, 2005
This photographic tribute celebrates Ashrita Furman’s incredible Guinness World Record achievements – including the fastest mile on a space hopper, balancing a pool cue on one finger, jumping rope with a pogo stick, standing on a Swiss ball, and balancing a milk bottle on his head. Read more »
July 15, 2011
On 12th June 2011, 10 intrepid runners line up for the 15th edition of the world’s longest certified race. 3 runners are running the race for the first time – Igor Mudryck and Sarvagata Ukrainskyi from the Ukraine and Pradeep Hoogaker from Holland. Read more »
Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna Kala Art
Sri Chinmoy painted over 140,000 works of mystical abstract art, as well as drawing over 16 million birds.
From 1984 to 2007, Sri Chinmoy gave around 800 Peace Concerts in venues all over the world, including London’s Royal Albert Hall, New York’s Carnegie Hall, the Eiffel Tower and the Sydney Opera House. More Peace Concert videos »
Sri Chinmoy in Christchurch Cathedral »
Sri Chinmoy’s concert after weightlifting ceremony »
Veena Performance in the Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima »
Piano Performance in Budokan Hall, Tokyo »
September 18, 2011
In December of 2002, Sri Chinmoy gave a beautiful Peace Concert in this famous cathedral. Watch these excerpts where Sri Chinmoy plays his favorite golden bamboo flute as well as the synthesizer. In between the clips, a few bird drawings that were exhibited at the entrance of the church are shown, as well as some landscapes filmed during the same trip to New Zealand’s South Island. Read more »
October 28, 2016
This video includes highlights from a concert of meditative music on 27 November 1998. The concert includes some of Sri Chinmoy’s favourite instruments, such as the flute, esraj and cello; plus some moving and soulful singing performances. Read more »
August 23, 2006
During his visit to Japan in July 2006 Sri Chinmoy visited Hiroshima, where he gave a concert in the Peace Memorial Park. Watch this opening performance on a Veena specially hand-crafted
for the Maestro. Read more »
Contributed from all over the world by members of the Sri Chinmoy Centre, which was set up by Sri Chinmoy to facilitate the personal development of his students and to serve the community through free meditation classes, concerts and other cultural and athletic events.
Banshidhar – Grace and meditation
Banshidhar talks about the essence of meditation on Sri Chinmoy’s Path. In his own experience, Banshidhar felt the inner teaching of his Master was to develop his capacity for love. Meditation was not so much a particular technique but the power of Grace.Read more »
“Oneness-Dream” tour 2017 in Tuscany
ONENESS-DREAM, an a cappella choir, initiated by Snatak, regularly visit countries to perform a selection of songs of Sri Chinmoy in spiritual places, churches and abbeys to bring modern spirituality in ancient venues. In April 2017, the group went to Tuscany, Italy.Read more »