About Sri Chinmoy

Sri Chinmoy was born in India and at the age of 12 moved to a spiritual community in the South of India where he practised meditation and other spiritual disciplines. In 1964 Sri Chinmoy felt an inner command to move to the United States and offer the spiritual wealth of the East to aspiring seekers of truth in the West.

Based in New York, Sri Chinmoy has offered many talks on meditation and  frequently travelled around the world giving free concerts of meditative music. Many students have been drawn to his teachings of meditation and an integral spiritual life, and Sri Chinmoy Centres have been set up around the world.

Sri Chinmoy departed this earth in 2007, at the age of 76. He was active right up until his last moment. In particular he was always eager to inspire others and bring to the fore their good qualities. This site, Sri Chinmoy TV, is a collection of videos inspired by his lifetime’s work, sporting achievements and artistic endeavours. There are also many video contributions from members of the Sri Chinmoy Centre.

Sri Chinmoy – a life in videos

Through his involvement in multifarious fields, Sri Chinmoy showed how the inner life of prayer and meditation could be used in all manner of outer activities.

Life of Sri Chinmoy

Videos which give an overview of the life of Sri Chinmoy. Who Sri Chinmoy is and some of the activities that he participated in during his life.

  • Sri Chinmoy’s meetings and activities

    Sri Chinmoy’s meetings and activities

    This video footage shows some meetings between Sri Chinmoy and world leaders, such as President Nelson Mandela, President Gorbachev and Mother Teresa. It also gives a short introduction to some initiatives that Sri Chinmoy founded, such as the Sri Chinmoy Peace Run and the humanitarian organisation – ‘Oneness-Heart-Tears and Smiles’.

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  • Sri Chinmoy – a short biography

    Sri Chinmoy – a short biography

    Sri Chinmoy – a short biography. A three minute summary of Sri Chinmoy’s life.

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Sri Chinmoy in meditation

Through his silent prayers and meditations, Sri Chinmoy was able to convey the experience of peace to millions of people

Peace Concerts

This world of ours has everything save and except one thing: peace. And this peace has to start from within. If I have peace of mind, then only can I be of help to you. If you have peace of mind, then only can you be of help to me…So I play quite a few instruments and offer soulful music — not the music that stimulates our vital, but the music that increases our inner hunger, which is love of God.

– Sri Chinmoy

  • Sri Chinmoy’s concert after weightlifting ceremony

    Sri Chinmoy’s concert after weightlifting ceremony

    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.

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  • Sri Chinmoy in concert – Prague 2004

    Sri Chinmoy in concert – Prague 2004

    In this video Sri Chinmoy performs one of his memorable Peace Concerts in front of a large audience in Prague. Sri Chinmoy begins with a short silent meditation and then proceeds to play on several instruments, such as the esraj and flute before a rousing finale on the grand piano and then the closing meditation.

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Talks and interviews

Sri Chinmoy gave talks at universities in all 50 states, including the Ivy League universities, as well as Oxford, Cambridge and many other universities around the world. He also gave many radio and TV interviews on different subjects.

Sri Chinmoy’s Art

In a 33 year career spanning from 1974 to 2007, Sri Chinmoy painted thousands of mystical abstract paintings, which he called Jharna Kala (Fountain-Art), as well as over 16 million bird drawings symbolising the freedom of the human soul.

  • Sri Chinmoy’s Drawing World

    Sri Chinmoy’s Drawing World

      Over the years of his artistic activities, Sri Chinmoy created hundreds of drawings and millions of ‘Soul-Bird’ drawings. In this extended video, we offer more than 600 of these beautiful artworks. The background music is by two Russian disciples of Sri Chinmoy, Kushali and Rageshri who performed their music under the name “Silence and […]

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  • The First Million Soul-Birds

    The First Million Soul-Birds

    An exhibition of the first million bird drawings by Sri Chinmoy in Fiji, 1994.

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Sri Chinmoy’s sporting life

Sri Chinmoy loved running and tennis, and felt that they were sports with great spiritual significance. In addition, he performed many remarkable weightlifting feats, starting in his fifties, to show that age and impossibility are only in the mind.

Further videos

External Links

More videos

  • Sri Chinmoy speaks on the challenge of material power and wealth

    Sri Chinmoy speaks on the challenge of material power and wealth

    During an illumining meditation during New Year in 1996, Sri Chinmoy comments on the challenges that the New Year brings, specially for this particular year of 1996, when spiritual aspirants endowed with more “money-power” will be specially challenged.

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  • Peace message by Sri Chinmoy

    Peace message by Sri Chinmoy

    In August 1993, Sri Chinmoy attended the finish of the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run in Manhattan, New York. After meditating on the Peace Torch flame, Sri Chinmoy offered a message of peace.

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  • Sri Chinmoy on sports: results

    Sri Chinmoy on sports: results

    In this video, Sri Chinmoy gives advice to athletes on how to deal with dissappointing results despite spending many hours training. Sri Chinmoy states that for a spiritual seeker, every day is an opportunity to make progress and be surrendered to the result.

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  • Piano Ecstasy

    Piano Ecstasy

    Sri Chinmoy performs on the piano during April Celebrations 1992 in New York. He begins the performance with a short meditation and then begins a powerful improvisations in his own unique style. The extemporaneous improvisation also includes two of his song melodies.

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