Sri Chinmoy offered a series of 21 lectures at US universities, including 4 lectures on the Bhagavad Gita at New York University.
The Beatles released Let It Be in the UK.
Inauguration of the United Nations Meditation Group. Sri Chinmoy was invited to be its director and to offer twice-weekly meditations for delegates and staff members. The name was changed to ‘Sri Chinmoy: The Peace Meditation at the United Nations’ several years later.
President Nixon announced the US was invading Cambodia to disrupt North Vietnam army base areas.
Students at Kent State University rioted in protest of the invasion. Campus protests broke out across the nation.
Four students at Kent State University shot dead by the National Guard during a peaceful rally.
Anti-war protests took place across the US and around the world.
100,000 protestors marched on Washington, DC.
Start of a series entitled Talks from the Peace Room which Sri Chinmoy gave at the United Nations Church Centre. He gave 5 short talks in this series in May and June.
Muhammad Ali went before the Supreme Court regarding his refusal to be conscripted for the Vietnam War.
US troops began pulling out of Cambodia.
Sri Chinmoy held the first Sports Day at Alley Pond Park, New York. This marked the beginning of athletics in the Sri Chinmoy Centres.
The publication of Sri Chinmoy’s second book: My Ivy League Leaves. containing many of his university lectures.
Sri Chinmoy gave a lecture to the United Nations World Youth Congress entitled The Garland of Nation-Souls. This was his first lecture at the United Nations.
Israel, Jordan and Egypt agreed to a cease-fire.
Nationwide women’s strike for equality took place in the US.
US-backed coup in Chile.
Black September in Jordan, with 13 days of fighting and 2,000 dead as King Hussein moved to quash Palestinian elements and restore the monarchy’s rule.
Cease-fire accord signed in Cairo between the Jordanian Army and Palestinian guerrillas by King Hussein and Yasser Arafat.
President Nixon proposed a cease-fire in Indochina and the withdrawal of troops from Vietnam.
Charles de Gaulle, President of France from 1959-1969, died.
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Sri Chinmoy’s first European Tour. He offered 16 lectures at universities and colleges in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France and Switzerland. These were published the next year in My Rose Petals, Part 1.
A cyclone hit East Pakistan (Bangladesh) killing an estimated 300,000 people.
The UN General Assembly accepted membership of The People’s Republic of China.