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

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.

Further videos

External Links

More videos

  • Meditation in Thailand

    Meditation in Thailand

    This historical recording shows Sri Chinmoy in meditation, during one of his last public appearances during a Christmas vacation in Thailand in February 2007; eight months before his mahasamadhi on 11 October 2007.

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  • Weightlifting, inner peace and meditation – TV interview

    Weightlifting, inner peace and meditation – TV interview

    Sri Chinmoy is interviewed by the Fairfield Exchange, where he talks about inner peace and meditation. He also demonstrates lifting his own bodyweight of 155lbs, and then proceeds to explain how he manages these heavy lifts and how he sees it as an offering to inspire others.

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  • U Thant Peace Award for Mother Teresa

    U Thant Peace Award for Mother Teresa

    On October 1st 1994 Mother Teresa received Sri Chinmoy in Rome, Italy.

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  • Meditation close up

    Meditation close up

    This video captures a close up meditation of Sri Chinmoy during a poetry reading in Stockholm in 1990. Sri Chinmoy recited poems in Bengali and English and then meditated as the Swedish translations were read out.

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