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 in meditation
Through his silent prayers and meditations, Sri Chinmoy was able to convey the experience of peace to millions of people
A demonstration of samadhi
Sri Chinmoy explains and demonstrates the three different types of samadhi – savikalpa, nirvikalpa and sahaja.Read more »
A meditation close-up
This video captures a close up meditation of Sri Chinmoy during a poetry reading in Stockholm in 1990. Sri Chinmoy […]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
The Milan Concert 2005
A 52-minute overview of Sri Chinmoy’s 2005 performance, beginning with silent meditation, followed by instruments including esraj, cello, flute, harmonium and synthesizer.Read more »
‘Ami Jabo’ – an acapella performance by Sri Chinmoy
Watch this powerful performance during a Peace Concert in Turin, Italy, in 2005.Read 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 on the significance of the Peace Run
During an interview about the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run, Sri Chinmoy explains the goals and inspiration behind the Peace […]Read more »
Sri Chinmoy speaks on human love and divine love
Excerpt from a 2007 interview given in San Diego.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 speaks about his Art
In this short extract from an interview on The Way To Go, Sri Chinmoy comments about his spiritual art, called […]Read more »
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 »
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 answers: do you have a vision of what the world could be like?
During an interview about the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run, Sri Chinmoy talks about the eternal dream of a world […]Read more »
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 in New York – April 1992
A video recording of a meditation by Sri Chinmoy at the New York Meditation Center in April 1992. During the […]Read more »
Sri Chinmoy speaks on physical fitness and how to inspire others
In this video, Sri Chinmoy speaks about the motivations for his weightlifting – to achieve peace of mind and to […]Read more »