Sri Chinmoy Centre

The first Sri Chinmoy Centres were founded by Sri Chinmoy in the late 1960s. They provide a focal point for students of Sri Chinmoy to meet and participate together in spiritual activities such as meditation and spiritual singing. The Centres also offer many activities for the public, such as free meditation classes, concerts and running races.

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  • At the Master’s Feet – Pradhan

    At the Master’s Feet – Pradhan

    Pradhan Balter was an attendent of Sri Chinmoy and spent considerable time in close physical proximity to his Master. In this short video, Pradhan talks about how his Guru would both spend time in meditation but also engage in humour and lively conversation.

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  • Life in a spiritual workplace

    Life in a spiritual workplace

    Pranlobha talks about working in a restaurant dedicated to Sri Chinmoy’s philosophy.

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  • The spiritual community

    The spiritual community

    Nandita talks about the benefits of the spiritual community and how it can play an important role in the spiritual life. Nandita has been a member of the Seattle Sri Chinmoy Centre since the early 1970s. Related Getting joy from the spiritual life

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  • Getting joy from the spiritual life

    Getting joy from the spiritual life

    Nandita, a student of Sri Chinmoy since the early 1970s, talks about how simple things such as speaking with friends helps can help get away from the negative thoughts of the mind.

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  • Pradhan – scoldings from the Master

    Pradhan – scoldings from the Master

    Pradhan Balter has studied with his Guru, Sri Chinmoy since the early 1970s; here he tells how Sri Chinmoy constantly drove him to seek higher standards in the spiritual life.

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  • Suren – On playing chess

    Suren – On playing chess

    Suren Leosson from Iceland is a very good chess player, having won a national tournament in his native Iceland. In this video, Suren relates some sweet stories from playing chess in front of his Guru, Sri Chinmoy – when he was growing up on the path.

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  • The inner guidance – Nandita

    The inner guidance – Nandita

    Nandita Polissar talks about how Sri Chinmoy guides his students – With Sri Chinmoy no longer in the physical body, Nandita explain how meditation and the Master’s writings can provide answers for how to proceed and know what to do.  

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  • Nandita – the qualities of leadership

    Nandita – the qualities of leadership

    Along with her husband Nayak, Nandita has co-ordinated the Seattle Sri Chinmoy Centre since the early 1970s. In this video, Nandita talks about the qualities which are helpful for those in a position of leadership.  She remembers one quote from Sri Chinmoy “A leader is a ladder.”

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  • Samalya – on joining the path

    Samalya – on joining the path

    Samalya from Berlin, Germany talks about his experience of joining Sri Chinmoy’s Path. He explains what drew him to the path, despite having no background in spirituality. Samalya explains how it took him time to feel the inner presence of the Master, but this inner guidance is very helpful for making progress in the spiritual […]

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  • Shamita’s run across Austria

    Shamita’s run across Austria

    In the depths of winter, Shamita Achenbach-Konig set out to run from her home in Vienna all the way to her birthplace of Bregenz, in the very west of Austria. This 640km journey took her a total of 7 days which involved being out on the road for up to 16 hours of the day.

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  • Video highlights of Purushottama concert

    Video highlights of Purushottama concert

    Recently, Boris Grebenshikov (Purushottama) offered a special concert in London dedicated to the musical legacy of Sri Chinmoy. Purushottama performed with a selection of international guests, including several members of the Sri Chinmoy Centre.

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  • Adarsha – relationship with Sri Chinmoy’s songs

    Adarsha – relationship with Sri Chinmoy’s songs

    Adarsha has been singing and performing the songs of Sri Chinmoy for the past few decades. In this video, he talks about the profound relationship he can feel with the songs of Sri Chinmoy and how they affect and move the singer.

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  • The secret of meditation – Pradhan

    The secret of meditation – Pradhan

    Pradhan Balter has been learning meditation under his Guru, Sri Chinmoy since the early 1970s. In this short video, Pradhan talks about some of the secrets of meditation.

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  • LIFE Voices 28: The Secrets of Happiness

    LIFE Voices 28: The Secrets of Happiness

    Interview with Gunthita, a student of Sri Chinmoy for over 30 years from Zurich, Switzerland.

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  • The power of silence

    The power of silence

    In this short video, Suren remembers the powerful silence of being with Sri Chinmoy – during functions at ‘Aspiration Ground’ in New York. During these evening meditations, groups of singers and musicians would perform the music of Sri Chinmoy; with moments of silence and meditation in between the performances.

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  • Personal transformation – Pradhan

    Personal transformation – Pradhan

    Pradhan Balter talks about an experience with his Guru, Sri Chinmoy when he was trying to meditate and how he was given very helpful advice to smile. Pradhan relates this ancedote to how Sri Chinmoy tried to encourage and illumine his disciples by the attitude of focusing on good experiences and trying to bring in […]

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  • Experience of singing – Adarsha

    Experience of singing – Adarsha

    Adarsha Kelly talks about his experiences of singing Sri Chinmoy’s songs. Adarsha became a student of Sri Chinmoy in the early 1970s and was frequently encouraged to sing, by his teacher Sri Chinmoy. Adarsha is blessed with a beautiful voice and frequently performs the songs of Sri Chinmoy – acapella.

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  • Running as a pilgrimage

    Running as a pilgrimage

    Sanjay talks about his love of running and how he has been inspired by meeting a variety of very special ultra-distance runners from around the world. He talks about the significance of multiday running and what he has learnt from being in contact with these runners.

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  • Jayasalini – surprises on the spiritual path

    Jayasalini – surprises on the spiritual path

    To Jayasalini Sri Chinmoy’s philosophy on happiness was initially a surprise, but she came to appreciate how the inner happiness can help create a fulfilling outer life. Jayasalini also talks about the inner fulfillment she gains from long runs and ultra distance events. Related Jayasalini – talks about running the 3100 Mile Race

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  • Samunnati on meditation and running

    Samunnati on meditation and running

    Samunnati Lehonkova is an Olympic marathon runner who took up running at an early age after becoming a disciple of Sri Chinmoy. In this short video, Samunnati talks about how she started meditation and running at the same time, and how she attempts to practise self-transcendence through her running and other aspects of life.

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  • Cycling champion

    Cycling champion

    Tejvan Pettinger talks about his long journey to become a national cycling champion. (UK National hill climb championship 2013) He describes several near misses and how, over time, he adjusted his training and attitude to the race. Tejvan also remembers how Sri Chinmoy referred to him as a ‘cycling champion’ – several years before it […]

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  • Things I have learnt from Sri Chinmoy’s path – Tejvan

    Things I have learnt from Sri Chinmoy’s path – Tejvan

    Tejvan Pettinger, from Oxford, UK talks about some of the aspects of the spiritual life he has learnt from being a student of Sri Chinmoy in the past 18 years. Tejvan talks about the role of meditating on the heart, the role of selfless service and the integral nature of the spiritual life.

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  • Things I have learnt from the spiritual life – Sanjay

    Things I have learnt from the spiritual life – Sanjay

    Sanjay Rawal talks about some of the important things he has learnt from following Sri Chinmoy’s spiritual path. In particular, Sanjay explains how the spiritual life and meditation has given a very real sense of love – a love that comes from within and not reliant on outer circumstances.

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  • How one person’s aspiration can offer positive energy to the world

    How one person’s aspiration can offer positive energy to the world

    Mahiyan talks about some of the important aspects of Sri Chinmoy’s path; in particular how an individuals meditation and cultivation of inner peace can help offer positive energy to the world. Mahiyan also explains what he understands by Sri Chinmoy’s philosophy of self-transcendence.

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  • Sri Chinmoy’s guidance, before and after his passing

    Sri Chinmoy’s guidance, before and after his passing

    Mahiyan talks about the importance and significance of having Sri Chinmoy as his spiritual Master during his time on earth. Mahiyan explains how he felt confidence in the direct guidance of Sri Chinmoy and since 2007, how he seeks the inner guidance through his meditation.

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  • Oneness-Dream concert in Reykjavik

    Oneness-Dream concert in Reykjavik

    Six years after their country-wide tour through Iceland, the acapella group Oneness-Dream came back to Reykjavik in October 2017 for a unique concert in the Frikirkjan Church. This video captures some of the highlights from this soulful performance.

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  • Interview: “Love of God is exactly what I was looking for in life”

    Interview: “Love of God is exactly what I was looking for in life”

    Hemabha Jang talks about the inner search which led her to become a student of Sri Chinmoy. Growing up in South Korea, Hemabha was interested in spirituality from a very young age. Coming originally from a Christian background, she explored many different roads to greater happiness and deeper meaning in life.

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  • The value of service in the spiritual life

    The value of service in the spiritual life

    Vasudha explains what inspires her to put on a large sporting event in her home city of San Diego.

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  • The link between art and meditation

    The link between art and meditation

    Papaha Gosline from San Diego recalls Sri Chinmoy’s visit to his art gallery.

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  • On Sri Chinmoy’s path – Ursula

    On Sri Chinmoy’s path – Ursula

    Ursula is a meditation student of Sri Chinmoy from Austria; she works as a music teacher and explains the role of music on the spiritual path. She also talks about the heart-based meditation of Sri Chinmoy’s path.

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