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
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’.Read more »
Sri Chinmoy in meditation
Through his silent prayers and meditations, Sri Chinmoy was able to convey the experience of peace to millions of people
Sri Chinmoy meditates at the Parliament of the World’s Religions, 2004
The opening meditation in Barcelona, followed by a short performance on the esraj.Read more »
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
‘Ami Jabo’ – an acapella performance by Sri Chinmoy
Watch this powerful performance during a Peace Concert in Turin, Italy, in 2005.Read more »
Sri Chinmoy sings songs in his native Bengali language
Some of Sri Chinmoy’s favourites: Bhulite Diyona, Jiban Debata and Phire ChaloRead more »
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 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.
Sri Chinmoy on the significance of his weightlifting
Sri Chinmoy explains how his weightlifting serves the world by giving people joy.Read more »
Sri Chinmoy speaks about the Olympics
In this short video Sri Chinmoy talks about the role of sport and the Olympics in helping to bring about happiness and peace. “So sports can definitely help us to bring about world peace. If there is happiness then there is peace, if there is peace then there is happiness. Peace and happiness go together. […]Read more »
- Sri Chinmoy speaks on Sri Chinmoy Centre
- Sri Chinmoy speaks on himself
- Sri Chinmoy TV interview from 1976 (Pat Collins show)
- Sri Chinmoy interview from 1977.
Meditation basics with Sri Chinmoy – posture, eyes, breathing, visualization
In this video, Sri Chinmoy explains the basics of meditation: posture, eyes, correct breathing, etc. He also advises some visualization exercises for before starting meditation, such as offering goodwill to humanity.Read more »