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
A short meditation video with Sri Chinmoy
This video displays Sri Chinmoy during a four-minute silent meditation extracted from a longer meditation session. “When we meditate, what […]Read more »
A compilation of Sri Chinmoy’s meditations
A short compilation of footage showing Sri Chinmoy in meditationRead 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 inspiration for weightlifting
During an interview for television in Holland, Sri Chinmoy comments on the reasons and inspiration for his weightlifting activities.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.
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 speaks about the Olympics
In this short video Sri Chinmoy talks about the role of sport and the Olympics in helping to bring about […]Read more »
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 TV interview from 1976 (Pat Collins show)
- Sri Chinmoy interview from 1977.
- Sri Chinmoy.org
- Radio Sri Chinmoy – Musical offerings of Sri Chinmoy and members of the Sri Chinmoy Centre
- Obituary of Sri Chinmoy in Independent
- Sri Chinmoy – Peace activist and spiritual leader at Scotsman
- Article on Sri Chinmoy in New York Times
Sri Chinmoy on science and spirituality
Sri Chinmoy explains the relationship between science and spirituality, their modus operandi and their goals.Read more »
Sri Chinmoy in Oxford
A video which shows some of Sri Chinmoy’s visits to Oxford and the university. Between 1970 and 2003, Sri Chinmoy […]Read more »
Sri Chinmoy on the inner learning and returning to the Source
During an interview at Westchester Newsline, Sri Chinmoy explains how the inner learning, oneness, through spiritual music, prayer and meditation, […]Read more »
TV Interview with Sri Chinmoy from 1977
Sri Chinmoy interviewed on TV talks about God-realisation and meditation.Read more »