Interviews With Students Of Sri Chinmoy

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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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  • How meditation can change expectations

    How meditation can change expectations

    Abhinandan Willis talks about how meditation and the spiritual life can change expectations. In particular, he describes how meditation can help you to live in the moment and reduce the need to conform to social stereotypes.

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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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  • Running the world’s longest race – Jayasalini

    Running the world’s longest race – Jayasalini

    In this video, Jayasalini Abramovskikh talks about the experience of running the Sri Chinmoy 3100 Mile Self-Transcendence Race. In 2014, at her first attempt, Jayasalini became the first Russian woman to finish this grueling race which lasts for 52 consecutive days.

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  • A meditation experience handing out flyers

    A meditation experience handing out flyers

    Muslim Badami from Auckland, New Zealand relates this interesting meditation experience while handing out flyers for a meditation course. In this ancedote, Muslim mentions how an experience of meditation can occur in the most unexpected of places. Muslim has been a student of Sri Chinmoy for over 10 years and gives meditation classes himself. 

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  • Abhejali interview

    Abhejali interview

    Abhejali Bernardova is a member of the Sri Chinmoy Centre in Zlin, Czech Republic. In this video, she talks about how she became interested in meditation and and later became a disciple of Sri Chinmoy. Abhejali also explains how she received her spiritual name from Sri Chinmoy.

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  • Sri Chinmoy’s Path – service

    Sri Chinmoy’s Path – service

    In this video, Muslim Badami talks about the value of service on Sri Chinmoy’s Path. Muslim explains that the opportunity to offer something to others, with a selfless motive, can be a valuable way to gain a sense of satisfaction and growth. Muslim is a member of the Auckland Sri Chinmoy Centre, which regularly offers […]

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  • From religion to spirituality – Muslim Badami

    From religion to spirituality – Muslim Badami

    In this video, Muslim Badami talks about his spiritual journey from following a religious path of prayer to discovering Sri Chinmoy’s path of meditation. Muslim also talks about the importance of his inner connection with his meditation teacher, and how he felt inwardly guided on his spiritual journey. Muslim Badami is a member of the […]

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  • Pradeep – developing a connection with Sri Chinmoy

    Pradeep – developing a connection with Sri Chinmoy

    Pradeep Hoogakker lives in the Hague, Netherlands where he works as a manager of a health store. In this video he talks about his early steps on Sri Chinmoy’s spiritual path and how he sought to deepen his meditation and inner connection.

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  • Becoming a disciple of Sri Chinmoy: Tilvila Hurwit

    Becoming a disciple of Sri Chinmoy: Tilvila Hurwit

    Tilvila Hurwit from Tampa, Florida talks about how she became interested in meditation and the spiritual path of Sri Chinmoy.

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  • Kailash on the guidance of Sri Chinmoy

    Kailash on the guidance of Sri Chinmoy

    Kailash has been a student of Sri Chinmoy since the early 1970s. In this video he explains why he became a student of Sri Chinmoy and how his relationship with Sri Chinmoy developed and evolved over the years. Kailash also explains how Sri Chinmoy would outwardly and inwardly guide his students.

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  • First meeting with Sri Chinmoy – Kaivalya

    First meeting with Sri Chinmoy – Kaivalya

    Kaivalya remembers the first occasion he saw his Guru – Sri Chinmoy – walking on the streets of London

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  • Pulak – joining the path

    Pulak – joining the path

    Pulak Viscardi talks about his journey to becoming a disciple of Sri Chinmoy in the early 1970s. Pulak explains how a passage from Sri Chinmoy’s writings ‘My Mind’ from Songs of the Soul – deeply resonated with him. From this first introduction to Sri Chinmoy’s writings, he attended meditation classes before meeting Sri Chinmoy in […]

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  • Playing tennis with Sri Chinmoy

    Playing tennis with Sri Chinmoy

    A professional tennis player in his youth, Mahiyan became Sri Chinmoy’s frequent tennis partner

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  • Growing up on a spiritual path – Ankurika and Piloo

    Growing up on a spiritual path – Ankurika and Piloo

    Ankurika Hammerl and Piloo Iljazovic talk about growing up on a spiritual path and how that influenced their outlook on life. They also reflect on the opportunities and choices that a spiritual path can give.

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  • Lunthitha – early impressions of Sri Chinmoy’s philosophy

    Lunthitha – early impressions of Sri Chinmoy’s philosophy

    In this video Lunthitha reflects on Sri Chinmoy’s philosophy and the attraction of following his spiritual path. Lunthitha talks about the inherent simplicity of Sri Chinmoy’s teachings and the feeling of how meditation made these philosophical ideas feel real and relevant to everyday life.

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  • Benefits of meditation

    Benefits of meditation

    In this video, Jogyata Dallas talks about the benefits of meditation. These include the practical aspect of stress relief and peace of mind, but also how meditation can become an illumining journey of self-discovery to help find more about the real purpose of the soul and a deeper meaning to life.

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  • Kailash on self-transcendence

    Kailash on self-transcendence

    In this video, Kailash talks about what he understands by the concept of self-transcendence; he explains how self-transcendence is the process of going deeper in meditation and understanding more about our real nature. Kailash also explains how sport can help us to practise a form of self-transcendence that can be then used in other areas […]

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  • LIFE Voices 39: Ultra-Runner Vajin Armstrong

    LIFE Voices 39: Ultra-Runner Vajin Armstrong

    An interview with ultra-runner Vajin Armstrong, who was recently first in the Swiss Alpine Marathon in Davos, Switzerland during July 2016. The interview was conducted in Zurich shortly after his period of running through the Swiss alps. Vajin reveals how he combines sports and spirituality, and gives advice for new runners.

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  • Conversations about meditation

    Conversations about meditation

    Varunavi and Amaravati, students of Sri Chinmoy from Slovakia, talk about meditation and how it has helped them.

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  • Ashrita on breaking records and meditation

    Ashrita on breaking records and meditation

    In this entertaining video, Ashrita Furman gives an inspiring talk on his many Guinness World records and how meditation is the key to his success. It is a live recording in English with German translation; it was recorded before the Impossibility Challenger Games in Munich in 2002.

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  • A childhood meeting with Sri Chinmoy

    A childhood meeting with Sri Chinmoy

    Devashishu Torpy has been a disciple of Sri Chinmoy for over 35 years. In this video he remembers an occasion where, by coincidence, he met Sri Chinmoy in Central London. Devashishu recalls how meeting Sri Chinmoy in the street gave him his first powerful experience of meditation.

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  • ‘Peace and power’ – the organ music of Sri Chinmoy

    ‘Peace and power’ – the organ music of Sri Chinmoy

    In this video, Grahak Cunningham talks about his experience of listening to a live organ performance by Sri Chinmoy. The performance was during a Peace Concert at the Riverside Church, NY in 2005. Grahak explains the feeling of power, peace and energy emanating from the organ, and how the audience reacted to the intensity of […]

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  • Suprabha – 3100 Mile Race stories

    Suprabha – 3100 Mile Race stories

    Interview with a 13-time finisher of the world’s longest race.

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  • Adhiratha – Sri Chinmoy gives some advice

    Adhiratha – Sri Chinmoy gives some advice

    Adhiratha relates how he heard some advice Sri Chinmoy gave a visiting dignitary, and found it to be useful for his own life.

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  • The importance of the inner connection

    The importance of the inner connection

    Tejvan Pettinger from Oxford explains how outer contact with a meditation teacher isn’t everything.

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