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.
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 Meditation from August 1991
This video of Sri Chinmoy in meditation was taken in August 1991 during the Birthday Celebrations in New York. In […]Read more »
Meditation & Singing on Aspiration-Ground
This video is from Sri Chinmoy’s Birthday Celebrations in August 1992. It shows Sri Chinmoy in meditation, and singing his […]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
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 speaking on love and oneness
Sri Chinmoy visited Sweden in 1990 and gave a press conference before performing on stage in Stockholm. In this extract, […]Read more »
Sri Chinmoy on the value of peace
Sri Chinmoy talks about his life and service in the West. In particular, he talks about the importance and value […]Read more »
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.
Art and Poetry by Sri Chinmoy
Sri Chinmoy reads his poetry at at Oslo City Hall in 2001, together with a beautiful art exhibition.Read more »
Meditating with Sri Chinmoy’s art is a soulful journey through a world of colours and forms. Spiritual teacher and artist […]Read more »
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.
TV Interview with Sri Chinmoy from 1977
Sri Chinmoy interviewed on TV talks about God-realisation and meditation.Read more »
Sri Chinmoy speaks on Peace
A speech given in front of UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, June 1999.Read more »
The value of prayer – Sri Chinmoy
Sri Chinmoy talks about how our genuine prayers and meditations for peace can have a transformative effect on the world. […]Read more »
Oslo Peace Flame Inauguration
In June 2001 Sri Chinmoy went to Oslo for a week-long Peace Week with many cultural and musical events, among […]Read more »