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
My salutation to the soul of Australia
In the autumn of 1974, shortly after a group of his Australian students had visited New York for the first […]Read more »
Meditation with mantra-chanting by Sri Chinmoy
This video displays Sri Chinmoy during a silent meditation extracted from a longer meditation session. Background noise has been replaced […]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
Sri Chinmoy singing on his 74th birthday
Sri Chinmoy sings 74 of his favourite songsRead more »
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 »
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.
Early film footage of Sri Chinmoy
A selection of early film footage from the 1980s, recorded on the Super-8mm format. This rare archive footage features Sri […]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 on the Goal of Life
This is an extract from a tv interview with Sri Chinmoy from 1976. Featuring on the Pat Collins tv show, […]Read more »
TV Interview with Sri Chinmoy from 1977
Sri Chinmoy interviewed on TV talks about God-realisation and meditation.Read more »
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 »