Interviews With Students Of Sri Chinmoy

Interviews with students of Sri Chinmoy and members of the Sri Chinmoy Centre  from around the world.  See also category, Sri Chinmoy Centre

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • What was it like working on projects for Sri Chinmoy?

    What was it like working on projects for Sri Chinmoy?

    Daulot Fountain describes the focus and intensity that Sri Chinmoy gave projects, and how he often emphasised speed over perfection.

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  • How running and meditation go together

    How running and meditation go together

    Vasudha from San Diego talks about the benefits of running and meditation and how they can complement each other. Vasudha explains how running has played an important role in her own spiritual life and how Sri Chinmoy encouraged his students to pursue running and the goal of self-transcendence.

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  • What is a good meditation?

    What is a good meditation?

    Nripatri talks about the value of meditation and what constitutes a ‘good’ meditation. Nripatri also expresses the essence of Sri Chinmoy’s philosophy and the experience of meditating with Sri Chinmoy in person.

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  • The role of Divine Grace in meditation

    The role of Divine Grace in meditation

    Banshidhar talks about the essence of meditation on Sri Chinmoy’s Path. In his own experience, Banshidhar felt the inner teaching of his Master was to develop his capacity for love. Meditation was not so much a particular technique but the power of Grace.

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  • Maintaining your aspiration during difficult times

    Maintaining your aspiration during difficult times

    Banshidhar Medeiros has been a disciple of Sri Chinmoy for nearly 40 years. In this video, he talks about the challenges of maintaining your aspiration and spiritual life through ‘dry periods of meditation.’ Speaking from personal experience, Banshidhar suggests the most important thing is to keep going through the transient difficulty and bear in mind […]

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  • How Sri Chinmoy helped me during my father’s passing

    How Sri Chinmoy helped me during my father’s passing

    Pradhan Balter shares an illumining experience shortly after the passing of his father. He explains how Sri Chinmoy expressed his concern and love for both Pradhan and his recently deceased father.

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  • On Sri Chinmoy’s Path – Kokila

    On Sri Chinmoy’s Path – Kokila

    Kokila Chamberlain talks about the experience of being on Sri Chinmoy’s Path. She explains a ‘typical’ function and the spontaneous nature of Sri Chinmoy’s approach. Kokila also explains what drew her to Sri Chinmoy’s Path.

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  • How spirituality can help in a stressful workplace

    How spirituality can help in a stressful workplace

    Garga describes how he uses inner peace to help him in intense moments during his job

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  • Coming to the path – Vasudha

    Coming to the path – Vasudha

    In this video, Vasudha from San Diego talks about how she came to follow Sri Chinmoy’s path. Vasudha explains how she began a practice of meditation and what she liked about following a spiritual path.

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  • On Sri Chinmoy’s Path: Garga

    On Sri Chinmoy’s Path: Garga

    In this video, Garga Chamberlain from Bristol talks about how he came to follow a spiritual life and his experience of being on Sri Chinmoy’s path. Garga also explains what, for him, is the essence of Sri Chinmoy’s spiritual path.

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  • Dipali Cunningham – Six Day World Record Holder

    Dipali Cunningham – Six Day World Record Holder

    Dipali Cunningham, a member of the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team, is an accomplished ultra-distance runner. On three occasions she has set a new women’s world record for six-day running on the road – with a personal best of 513 miles/825km. In this video, she shares some of her experiences in these ultra-distance events.

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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 path after Sri Chinmoy’s passing

    The spiritual path after Sri Chinmoy’s passing

    From an early age, Aruna grew up on Sri Chinmoy’s path, meeting her Guru several times a year. After Sri Chinmoy’s physical passing in October 2007, Aruna describes the process of adjustment to a spiritual life with her Teacher no longer in the physical body.

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  • Benefits of meditation

    Benefits of meditation

    Aruna Pohland, who has been meditating as a student of Sri Chinmoy for over 30 years, talks about some of the benefits of meditation. Aruna mentions that, for her, a good meditation can leave a feeling of gratitude, silence and happiness.

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  • Is it better to meditate in the mind, or in the heart?

    Is it better to meditate in the mind, or in the heart?

    Devashishu, who has been meditating as a student of Sri Chinmoy for the past 35 years, talks about the difference between meditation in the heart and meditation in the mind. From personal experience, Devashishu explains some of the qualities of the spiritual heart and the challenges of learning to meditate.

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  • Daily spiritual discipline

    Daily spiritual discipline

    Muslim Badami talks about his daily spiritual discipline, which includes meditation, singing, and physical exercise. Muslim explains how singing Sri Chinmoy’s spiritual songs can help open the heart and be a form of meditation.

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  • Making progress on Sri Chinmoy’s path – Daulot

    Making progress on Sri Chinmoy’s path – Daulot

    Daulot Fountain talks about his early years on Sri Chinmoy’s path and how he began to live a spiritual life. Daulot explains how Sri Chinmoy’s path involved an integral approach – accepting many aspects of life, such as music, sports, running and meditation.

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