” How do we meditate silently? Just by not talking, just by not using outer words, we are not doing silent meditation. Silent meditation is totally different. When we start meditating in silence, right from the beginning we feel the bottom of a sea within us and without. The life of activity movement and restlessness is on the surface, but deep below, underneath our human life, there is poise and silence. So, either we shall imagine this sea of silence within us or we shall feel that we are nothing but a sea of poise itself.”

Sri Chinmoy

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  • Meditation in Thailand

    Meditation in Thailand

    Sri Chinmoy meditates with his students during the annual Christmas Trip in Thailand in February 2007; eight months before his mahasamadhi on 11 October 2007.

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  • A meditation close-up

    A 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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  • Sri Chinmoy in silent meditation – 27-8-1991

    Sri Chinmoy in silent meditation – 27-8-1991

    A video from Sri Chinmoy’s birthday on August 27, 1991, showing him in silent meditation. Sri Chinmoy felt the real teaching of a spiritual Master occured through silence and bringing to the fore the presence of peace and light, which can be felt by receptive seekers.

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  • Thoughts on meditation by Devashishu

    Thoughts on meditation by Devashishu

    Devashishu Torpy has been a student of Sri Chinmoy since 1977. In this video, he talks about some of the essential aspects of meditation he has learnt from his meditation teacher. Devashishu has given classes in many cities around the world and here he shares some insights from his experiences of offering meditation courses.

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  • Meditations in Davos 1987

    Meditations in Davos 1987

    This is a clip of Sri Chinmoy meditating at the start and end of a seven-hour Concert in the Swiss village of Davos. During the concert, Sri Chinmoy performed on a variety of musical instruments, including some he played on for the first time. The concert occurred on May 27 1987. Filmed by kedarvideo Switzerland

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  • Sri Chinmoy: Samadhi

    Sri Chinmoy: Samadhi

    A rare historical 16mm film from the 1970s shows Sri Chinmoy in meditation at his home in Queens, NY.

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