JANUARY 1ST

 

1978
   JANUARY 1ST 1978    

Sri Chinmoy offers a concert at Admiralty House in Hamilton, Bermuda.

 

1984
   JANUARY 1ST 1984   I am very honoured and very fulfilled that you are here. I know that you are accomplishing very great work at the United Nations.” — Luis Herrera Campins, President of Venezuela  

Sri Chinmoy meets with President Luis Herrera Campins, President of Venezuela, in Caracas, Venezuela.

 

1993
  JANUARY 1ST 1993   JANUARY 1ST 1993    

Sri Chinmoy meets with Cardinal Jaime L. Sin at Manila’s EDSA Shrine in the Philippines.

 

1993

Sri Chinmoy meets with Mrs. Beth Romulo, wife of the late General Romulo, former Foreign Minister of the Philippines, in Manila, the Philippines.

 

1996
  JANUARY 1ST 1996      

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Magamba Hall in Harare, Zimbabwe.

 

1999

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

 

2000

Sri Chinmoy composes 10 prayer-poems in Curitiba, Brazil, later published in My Christmas-New Year-Vacation Aspiration-Prayers, Part 2.

 

2001

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert in Bagan, Myanmar.

 

2002

Sri Chinmoy lifts orphans and monks in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

 

2002

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

 

 

JANUARY 2ND

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy is presented with the Key to the City of Ponce, Puerto Rico, by Mayor Luis Antonio Morales.

 

1979
  JANUARY 2ND 1979      

Sri Chinmoy meets with Sir Vere Cornwall Bird, Premier of Antigua, in St. John’s, Antigua.

 

1981

Sri Chinmoy offers a concert in St. Joseph’s Church in Scarborough, Tobago.

 

1984
  JANUARY 2ND 1984   “It’s a very, auspicious event to start 1984 with such a beautiful message of peace and democracy in this house.… I am very, happy to receive you and the message of friendship that you bring here, which I understand as a message of friendship to the people of Venezuela.” — Jaime Lusinchi, President-elect of Venezuela  

Sri Chinmoy meets with Jaime Lusinchi, President-elect of Venezuela, in Caracas, Venezuela.

 

1990
  JANUARY 2ND 1990   On meeting Sri Chinmoy for the first time: “Peace, peace, peace. I am very happy to meet you. Welcome to Sri Lanka.… You are a true man of wisdom.” On offering a candle to Sri Chinmoy after lighting the first of 84,000 devotional candles: “A true man of peace.” And on the conclusion of his speech: “now you will be able to hear a few words from our friend, Sri Chinmoy, whose name means ‘full of Divine Consciousness’. Please give us some of that.” — Ranasinghe Premadasa, President of Sri Lanka   

Sri Chinmoy is invited by President Ranasinghe Premadasa to share the podium with him and to offer a prayer during his nationally televised speech at the Festival of Lights in Kandy, Sri Lanka.

 

1992
  JANUARY 2ND 1992      

The Parco Zoo di Sicilia is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom in Sicily, Italy.

 

1992
  JANUARY 2ND 1992   JANUARY 2ND 1992      

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Sheraton Hotel in Catania, Sicily, dedicated to Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti, attended by 600.

 

1993
  JANUARY 2ND 1993   JANUARY 2ND 1993  

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and organ performance in Manila Cathedral in the Philippines.

 

1996
  JANUARY 2ND 1996   JANUARY 2ND 1996    

Victoria Falls is dedicated as a Sri Chinmoy Peace Falls in Zimbabwe. Later the same day, Harare International Airport is proclaimed a Sri Chinmoy Peace Airport.

 

1998

Sri Chinmoy offes the first of 48 Peace Concerts dedicated to the New Millennium, at ‘Our Lady of Guadalupe Church’ in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

 

 

2000

Sri Chinmoy composes 9 prayer-poems in Curitiba, Brazil; later published in My Christmas-New Year-Vacation Aspiration-Prayers, Part 2.

 

2000

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Canal de Musica in Curitiba, Brazil.

 

2001

Sri Chinmoy meditates at the 37-foot-high Buddha statue on Min Dhamma Hill in Yangon, Myanmar.

 

 

JANUARY 3RD

 

1975
  JANUARY 3RD 1975   From a New Year’s card, 1978: “To His Holiness Sri Chinmoy: with all good wishes and my profound respect!” — C.V. Narasimhan Under-Secretary-General for Inter-Agency Affairs and Co-ordination, United Nations  

Sri Chinmoy meets with C.V. Narasimhan, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Inter-Agency Affairs and Co-ordination.

 

1980

Sri Chinmoy offers a concert at the Blaisdell Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert in Miroku no Sato, Fukuyama, Japan.

 

1992
  JANUARY 3RD 1992      

Leonardo da Vinci Institute is inaugurated as the world’s first Sri Chinmoy Peace Institute, in Catania, Sicily, Italy.

 

1992
  JANUARY 3RD 1992      

The Ferrovia Cicumetnea, the train that circles Mt. Etna, is inaugurated as a Sri Chinmoy Peace Train in Sicily, Italy. At the ceremony, Sri Chinmoy meets with Archbishop Bommarito.

 

2003

Sri Chinmoy composes his 17,000th song in Christchurch, New Zealand.

 

JANUARY 4TH

 

1972

Sri Chinmoy delivers a talk, entitled ‘The Court of Divine Justice’, in the Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium at the United Nations in New York, NY.

 

1973

Sri Chinmoy delivers a talk, entitled ‘The Inner Message of the United Nations’, at the United Nations in New York.

 

1983

Sri Chinmoy offers a concert in Naha, Okinawa, Japan.

 

1985
  JANUARY 4TH 1985   “I need you to start a peace action here like the one you are leading.… We will all do our best to work in the same way as you, on the African continent where war is everywhere.” — Ahmed Motii, Governor of the Province of Agadir  

Sri Chinmoy meets with Ahmed Motii, Governor of Agadir, Morocco.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy is interviewed by Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK-TV), the Japanese National Broadcasting Association in Fukuyama, Japan.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy offers a Message of Peace to the People of Hiroshima, in Hiroshima, Japan.

 

1990
  JANUARY 4TH 1990        

Sri Chinmoy offers a private Peace Concert for President Premadasa – in return, the President offers Sri Chinmoy the ‘Twentieth Century’s First Global Man’ award – at Sucharita Hall in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

 

1990

Sri Chinmoy offers the Lifting Up the World With a Oneness-Heart Award to President Premadasa in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

 

1993
  JANUARY 4TH 1993   “We need the support of leaders like you for the peace process.” – Fidel Ramos, President of the Philippines  

Sri Chinmoy meets with President Fidel Valdez Ramos of the Philippines in Manila.

 

1997

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert in Takamatsu, Japan.

 

1999

Sri Chinmoy offers the U Thant Peace Award to Mahathir Mohammed, Prime Minister of Malaysia, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

 

 

JANUARY 5TH

 

1973

Sri Chinmoy delivers a talk, entitled ‘Salvation, Liberation and Realisation’, at the United Nations in New York.

 

1979

Sri Chinmoy begins writing 100 Indian stories, later published as Great Indian Meals: Divinely Delicious and Supremely Nourishing.

 

1983

Sri Chinmoy offers a concert in Naga, Okinawa, Japan.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy conducts a Peace Ceremony and Peace Walk at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Japan.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Hiroshima Prefecture Cultural Centre, Japan.

 

1987
  JANUARY 5TH 1987    

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert in Valdivia, Chile.

 

1990

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Ratnapura Town Hall. At the request of President Premadasa, Chief Minister Arthur Ranasinghe officially receives Sri Chinmoy and attends the concert in Ratnapura, Sri Lanka.

 

1994

Sri Chinmoy completes his first one million ‘Dream-Freedom Peace-Birds’ drawings in Suva, Fiji.

 

1994
  JANUARY 5TH 1994    

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Suva Civic Centre, Fiji.

 

1995

Sri Chinmoy offers the first of 50 Peace Concerts dedicated to the 50th Anniversary of the United Nations, beginning in Yangon, Myanmar.

 

1997

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Japan.

 

 

JANUARY 6TH

 

1968

Sri Chinmoy gives a ‘Three Kings Day’ message — about the three wise men who came bearing gifts for the Divine Child — to the AUM Centre in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

 

1980

Sri Chinmoy offers an esraj concert at the Central Union Church in Honolulu, Hawaii.

 

1993
   JANUARY 6TH 1993      

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at St. Theresa’s College in Cebu City, the Philippines.

 

1994
  JANUARY 5TH 1994    

Sri Chinmoy’s first Peace Concert in Fiji, recorded the previous evening, is broadcast in part on television in Suva.

 

 

JANUARY 7TH

 

1977

Sri Chinmoy meets with Robert Muller, Director and Deputy to the Under-Secretary-General for Inter-Agency Affairs and Co-ordination, at the United Nations in New York.

 

1986
  JANUARY 7TH 1986      

Sri Chinmoy performs 2,230 push-ups in 59 minutes, 40 seconds in Kyoto, Japan.

 

1988

Sri Chinmoy meditates at Borobudur, the world’s largest Buddhist Temple, near Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia.

 

1989
  “I was very happy and elated when I was lifted. I felt very peaceful. I was very impressed by Sri Chinmoy. He is so humble. We are all for peace, and Sri Chinmoy is a man of peace. ” — Sultan of Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.  

Sri Chinmoy lifts the Sultan of Negeri Sembilan, Tuanku Ja’afar Ibni Al Markhum, at the Sultan’s Palace in Seremban, Malaysia.

 

1990
   JANUARY 7TH 1990      

Sri Chinmoy is awarded the Honorary Degree of Visva Sama Duta, meaning ‘Ambassador of Universal Peace’, by the Royal Asgiriya Order of Buddhist Monks in Kandy, Sri Lanka – the first time the award had been presented to a non-Buddhist.

 

1992

Sri Chinmoy completes Seven Thousand Blue-Gold Birds drawings.

 

1995

An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Soul-Bird drawings is held in Myanmar.

 

1998

Si Chinmoy holds a 7-hour meditation in Cancún, Mexico.

 

2002

Sri Chinmoy offers a silent meditation for the ‘Victory over Genocide’, in Cambodia.

 

2002

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

 

 

JANUARY 8TH

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Kyoto Furitsu Cultural Arts Hall in Kyoto, Japan.

 

1990

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and lifts the Mayor of Colombo at the Elphinstone Theatre in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

 

1990

Sri Chinmoy dedicates a Peace Tree in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

 

1993
      “Peace, peace, peace. What is peace? Peace is the embodiment of abiding happiness. Peace is the revelation of perfect perfection in a human being. Peace is the complete manifestation of God’s transcendental Dream here on earth. I am now offering my prayerful gratitude to the heart and soul of this Museum.” — Sri Chinmoy  

At the opening reception of a two-week exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s artworks, the Rizal Memorial Library and Museum is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom in Cebu City, the Philippines.

 

1994
   JANUARY 8TH 1994      

Sri Chinmoy participates in the Sri Chinmoy Masters Games at the National Stadium in Suva, Fiji. He competes in the 100-metre and 200-metre events.

 

1994
         

Fiji’s capital city, Suva, is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom at a ceremony attended by Sri Chinmoy and city officials.

 

2001

Belarus is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation.

 

 

JANUARY 9TH

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy delivers his first lecture, entitled ‘Thought-Waves’, in a 50-state lecture series, at 2 p.m. in Manning Hall, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA. All 50 lectures are later published as Fifty Freedom-Boats To One Golden Shore.

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Realisation, Revelation And Perfection’, at 8 p.m. in Paine Hall, Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, USA.

 

1979

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Divine Friends And Undivine Foes’, at the United Nations in New York.

 

1981

Sri Chinmoy meets with Baron von Wechmar, President, UN General Assembly, at the United Nations in New York.

 

1989

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

 

1991

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Hindu Dharma Vidya Bhavan Institute in Bali, Indonesia.

 

1998

Sri Chinmoy composes 201 songs in 4 hours, the most he had composed in one day, in Cancún, Mexico.

 

1999

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert in Penang, Malaysia.

 

2000

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Iguazú Falls, Brazil.

 

2005

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert in Qingdao, China.

 

 

JANUARY 10TH

 

1968

Sri Chinmoy delivers his first university lecture, entitled ‘Spirituality: what it is and what it is not’, at the University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica.

 

1976
  JANUARY 10TH 1976   Sri Chinmoy inscribed in the guest book: “The country-server of the past comes as the country-lover of the present to fulfil the Supreme in His own Way.”  

Sri Chinmoy holds a meditation at historic Christ Church in Philadelphia, PA, USA, as part of the programme for the 360-mile ‘Liberty-Torch’ run between New York and Washington.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and a lecture, entitled ‘Peace: God’s Dream-Reality’s Oneness-Boat, Fulness-Shore’, at the University of Tokyo, in Tokyo, Japan.

 

1988

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Ambarrukmo Palace Hotel in Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia.

 

2000
  JANUARY 1ST 2000        
  JANUARY 1ST 2000
 

Iguaçu Falls, Brazil, is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom.

 

2001

Eritrea is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation.

 

 

JANUARY 11TH

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘The World Within and the World Without’, at College Hall, Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, USA.

 

1976

Sri Chinmoy offers a wreath and meditates at the grave of President John F. Kennedy in Arlington National Cemetery.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Aichi Prefecture Women’s Cultural Hall in Nagoya, Japan.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy offers a Message of Peace to the People of Nagoya in Japan.

 

1987

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert in Lima, Peru.

 

1989
  JANUARY 11TH 1989    

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the National Theatre in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

 

1996

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert in City Hall, Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

 

2005
   JANUARY 11TH 2005      

Sri Chinmoy offers his 700th Peace Concert at the Great Wall of China, in Badaling Section, near Beijing, China.

 

2005

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert in Beijing, China.

 

 

JANUARY 12TH

 

1968

Sri Chinmoy delivers his second university lecture, entitled ‘Fear of the inner life’, at the University of West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica.

 

1973

Sri Chinmoy delivers a talk, entitled ‘Silence’, at the United Nations in New York.

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘You’, at Meyer Hall, New York University in New York, NY, USA.

 

1976

An article on Sri Chinmoy’s life and philosophy appears in People MagazineUSA.

 

1976
  JANUARY 12TH 1976   JANUARY 12TH 1976        

JANUARY 12TH 1976

 

Sri Chinmoy is a special guest on ‘The Pat Collins Show’ on New York television, NY, USA.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy meets with Akishige Matsumoto, Chairman of the Central Executive Office of the Japan Republic Association, in Kyoto, Japan.

 

1992

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Hotel Riu Bonanza, Puerto de la Cruz in Tenerife, Canary Islands. Sri Chinmoy dedicates the concert to Soviet President Gorbachev and is attended by over 400 people.

 

1994

Sri Chinmoy meets with Sir Geoffrey A. Henry, Prime Minister of the Cook Islands, in Rarotonga, Cook Islands.

 

1998

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert in Cancún, Mexico.

 

 

JANUARY 13TH

 

1969

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘The Beyond’, at Princeton University in Princeton, NJ, USA.

 

1971

Sri Chinmoy gives a talk at the beginning of the New Year at the Sri Chinmoy Centre in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

 

1983
   JANUARY 13TH 1983  

“I am indeed touched by your sincere expression of support for my efforts in the cause of peace and international understanding.

“In your meditation you see beyond the superficial distinctions of race, sex, language or religion, as the Charter encourages us to do. You concentrate on the truths and the ideals which unite all mankind: the longing for peace, the need for compassion, the search for tolerance and understanding among men and women of all nations.” — UN Secretary-General Javier Pérez de Cuéllar

 

Sri Chinmoy meets with UN Secretary-General Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, at the United Nations in New York.

 

1983
   JANUARY 13TH 1983  

“It is my great honour to see you. I have watched your work; I have admired your work. I look forward to sharing with you privately one day the things that you believe in and that I believe in.” — Bradford Morse, Administrator, UNDP

 

Sri Chinmoy meets with Bradford Morse, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, at the United Nations in New York.

 

1993
  JANUARY 13TH 1993   JANUARY 13TH 1993    

Davao International Airport es dedicated as a Sri Chinmoy Peace Airport and Sri Chinmoy attends its inauguration in Davao City, the Philippines.

 

1996

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Teknikon College in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

 

2001
   JANUARY 13TH 2001      

Sri Chinmoy presents the U Thant Peace Award to A.B. Vajpayee, Prime Minister of India, in Bali, Indonesia.

 

2006

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert in Varna, Bulgaria.

 

 

JANUARY 14TH

 

1969

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘How to live in two worlds’, at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY, USA.

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Self-Examination’, at St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel, the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut, USA.

 

1989

Sri Chinmoy meets with the Supreme Patriarch-elect of Thailand, Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara Suvaddhana, in Bangkok, Thailand.

 

1994

Sri Chinmoy offers the opening meditation at the Cook Islands Parliament in Rarotonga.

 

1994

Rarotonga is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom Island.

 

1994

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the National Auditorium in Rarotonga, Cook Islands.

 

1996

Sri Chinmoy participates in the Sri Chinmoy Masters Games in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

 

1997
               
JANUARY 14TH 1997
 

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert in Kumamoto, Japan.

 

 

JANUARY 15TH

 

1976

Sri Chinmoy begins taking photographs on a regular basis.

 

1978

Sri Chinmoy gives a talk on ‘Poetry and Spirituality’ at the Sri Chinmoy Poetry Awards ceremony held in the Jharna-Kala Gallery at Grand Central Station in Manhattan, New York, USA.

 

1984

Sri Chinmoy celebrates the upcoming anniversary of his 20 years in the West by offering a 7-hour meditation, in New York, NY, USA.

 

1991

Sri Chinmoy plants a Peace Tree in Bali, Indonesia.

 

1993
  JANUARY 15TH 1993   JANUARY 15TH 1993      

Mount Apo in Davao, the Philippines, is dedicated as a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom. During the dedication ceremony, Sri Chinmoy is presented with the Key to the City of Davao by Mayor Rodrigo Duterte.

 

1993
   JANUARY 15TH 1993    

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert in Davao, the Philippines. He also meets with the Mayor of Davao, Rodrigo Duterte, who attends the concert.

 

1994

Sri Chinmoy participates in the Sri Chinmoy Masters Games at Tereora National Stadium, Rarotonga, Cook Islands.

 

1998

Sri Chinmoy completes his 9 millionth Soul-Bird drawing in Merida, Mexico.

 

2005

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Qin Shihuang Terracotta Warrior Museum in Xi’an, China.

 

 

JANUARY 16TH

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Choice’, at 2 p.m. in West Chapel, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA.

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Meditation: The Inner Education’, at 8 p.m. in Smith Hall, the University of Delaware in Newark, DE, USA.

 

1986
  JANUARY 16TH 1986   JANUARY 16TH 1986   “Prayer-power can do this. In any walk of life, concentration and determination have to be brought forward. Do not be satisfied with failure.” — Sri Chinmoy  

Sri Chinmoy lifts 170 lbs., using his right arm only, for the first time.

 

 

JANUARY 17TH

 

1967

The Aum Centre, Inc. of New York City (later to become known as the Sri Chinmoy Centre) is officially certified as an incorporated organisation by the Supreme Court of New York County. Its Spiritual Director and President is Chinmoy Kumar Ghose.

 

1977

Sri Chinmoy presents his 300 published books to the Free Library of Philadelphia, PA, USA.

 

1992
  JANUARY 17TH 1992   JANUARY 17TH 1992  

 

Dedicated to the Gorbachev Foundation

The Gorbachev Foundation. Mankind’s mind-Illumination. The Gorbachev Foundation, Foundation.. The world nature-Transformation. The Gorbachev Foundation, Gorbachev. Earth-tears and Heaven-Smiles-oneness-throb.

                                           — Sri Chinmoy
 
  JANUARY 17TH 1992   JANUARY 17TH 1992    

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert, in honour of Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, at Teatro Guimera in Santa Cruz, the Canary Islands’ most prestigious concert hall. The same day, Sri Chinmoy composes a song dedicated to The Gorbachev Foundation, which is sung at the concert in Tenerife, Canary Islands.

 

1993

The Thames is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom River in London, Great Britain.

 

1999

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert in Surabaya, Indonesia.

 

2001

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Udayama University in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.

 

2001
  JANUARY 17TH 2001      

Sri Chinmoy receives the Heart of Bali award at Udayama University in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.

 

2002

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Friendship House in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam.

 

2004

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Taman Budaya Art Centre in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia.

 

 

JANUARY 18TH

 

1990

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert in Athens, Greece.

 

1992
   JANUARY 18TH 1992    

Sri Chinmoy breaks his American 100m sprinting record of 14.48 (set on 23 Sep. 1983) with a time of 14.13, at the Universidad de la Laguna track in La Laguna, Tenerife, Canary Islands.

 

1993
  JANUARY 18TH 1993   JANUARY 18TH 1993   JANUARY 18TH 1993      

Sri Chinmoy receives an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities and Peace Studies from the University of Southern Philippines in Cebu City, the Philippines. Sri Chinmoy delivers an acceptance speech and talk, entitled ‘University: The Wisdom-Source Of World Peace-Makers’.

 

1993

Sri Chinmoy’s artworks ae exhibited at the University of Southern Philippines in Cebu City, the Philippines.

 

2003
  JANUARY 18TH 2003       JANUARY 18TH 2003      
JANUARY 18TH 2003 JANUARY 18TH 2003
   

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Novotel Palm Cove Resort Convention Centre in Cairns, northern Queensland, Australia.

 

2005

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and lifts a panda at the Shaanxi Rare Wildlife Centre in Xi’an, China.

 

 

JANUARY 19TH

 

1973

Sri Chinmoy delivers a talk, entitled ‘Problems’, at the United Nations in New York.

 

1980

Sri Chinmoy offers a concert and delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Peace’, at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont, USA.

 

1991

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Taman Budaya Art Centre in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia.

 

1997

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert in Kagoshima, Japan.

 

1998

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert in Merida Cathedral, Merida, Mexico.

 

2000
  JANUARY 19TH 2000      

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert in Asunción Cathedral in Asunción, Paraguay.

 

2000

Paraguay is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation.

 

2001

Sri Chinmoy receives the Heart of Zambia Award.

 

 

JANUARY 20TH

 

1975

The Senate of Puerto Rico unanimously passes a proclamation to honour Sri Chinmoy’s visit to the Senate floor.

 

1977

Sri Chinmoy is a guest at the half-hour interfaith prayer service on the morning of President Carter’s inauguration, held at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, USA.

 

1987
  JANUARY 20TH 1987   JANUARY 20TH 1987    

Sri Chinmoy lifts 3,081¾ lbs. using only his right arm, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1988

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.

 

1990
  JANUARY 20TH 1990      

Sri Chinmoy runs the final lap — in the Olympic Stadium in Athens — of the Sri Chinmoy Peace Marathon relay held on Pheidippides’ original marathon route from Marathon to Athens in Greece.

 

1994

Sri Chinmoy meets with Jean Juventin, President of French Polynesian Parliament, in Papeete, Tahiti.

 

1994
  JANUARY 20TH 1994      

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at L’Assemblée Territoriale, Papeete, Tahiti.

 

1996

Sri Chinmoy meets with Mahatma Gandhi’s granddaughters in Durban, South Africa.

 

1998

Sri Chinmoy meets with Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de León, President of Mexico, in Mexico City, Mexico.

 

1998
  JANUARY 20TH 1998    

Sri Chinmoy receives the Corazón de Oro (Heart of Gold) Award for his “great altruistic service in the cause of world peace,” from the Society of Authors and Music Composers, Mexico, at the society’s headquarters in Mexico City, Mexico.

 

2000

The town of Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh, India, is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom.

 

2001

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Taman Budaya Art Centre in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia.

 

2001

Guatemala is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation.

 

2004
  JANUARY 20TH 2004    

Sri Chinmoy is presented with Indonesia’s highest award by Vice President Hamzah Haz.

 

2005

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert in Xi’an, China.

 

 

JANUARY 21ST

 

1976

Sri Chinmoy delivers the first of 7 lectures, entitled ‘Spiritual power, occult power and will power’, at George Washington University in Washington, DC, USA

 

1977

Sri Chinmoy holds a memorial programme for U Thant at the United Nations in New York on the anniversary of his birth.

 

1977

Sri Chinmoy first meets with Ambassador Zenon Rossides of Cyprus at the United Nations in New York.

 

1987

Sri Chinmoy holds a 13-hour meditation and played 86 instruments in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1991

Sri Chinmoy lifts 53 people in 90 minutes, a total weight of 8,018 pounds, in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.

 

1992

In Tenerife, the Canary Islands, the world’s first Sri Chinmoy Peace Library is inaugurated at the Biblioteca Publica Municipal-Tomas de Iriarte; and the world’s first Sri Chinmoy Peace Beach is inaugurated at Playa Coronella at Puerto de la Cruz. Also, the world’s first Sri Chinmoy Peace House at the Casa de los Balcones (House of the Balconies) in Orotava is inaugurated.

 

1993

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Silliman University, in Dumaguete the Philippines.

 

1994
  JANUARY 21ST 1994   JANUARY 21ST 1994   JANUARY 21ST 1994      

Sri Chinmoy participates in the Sri Chinmoy Masters Games in Papeete, Tahiti.

 

1997
  JANUARY 21ST 1997   JANUARY 21ST 1997        
 JANUARY 21ST 1997
 

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Junshin Joshi Catholic Girls School in Kagoshima, Japan.

 

2002

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam.

 

 

JANUARY 22ND

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Experience’, in the Commons Room, Graduate School, at Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA.

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘The Heart’, at 8 p.m. in David Rittenhouse Auditorium, University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, USA.

 

1983

Sri Chinmoy runs the Orange Bowl Marathon in a time of 5:33:33, in Miami, FL, USA.

 

1992
   JANUARY 22ND 1992      

Loro Parque is inaugurated as a Sri Chinmoy Peace Park, in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Canary Islands. Sri Chinmoy presents the park with a commemorative award bearing his ‘Soul-Bird’ drawings.

 

1992
   JANUARY 22ND 1992      

The world’s first Sri Chinmoy Peace Airport is inaugurated at Reina Sofia International Airport in Tenerife, Canary Islands.

 

1994

A Sri Chinmoy Peace Airport is inaugurated in Apia, Western Samoa.

 

1995
  JANUARY 22ND 1995   JANUARY 22ND 1995   JANUARY 22ND 1995        

JANUARY 22ND 1995

 

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert dedicated to the United Nations, in Maui Lu Hotel, Kihei, Maui, Hawaii, USA.

 

 

JANUARY 23RD

 

1975

Sri Chinmoy receives the 1974 Annual Mentor Poetry Award from the North American Mentor magazine for his poem ‘O Bird of Light’.

 

1992
  JANUARY 23RD 1992      

Teide National Park, which includes Mount Teide, the highest mountain in Spain, is inaugurated as a Sri Chinmoy National Peace Park, in Tenerife, Canary Islands.

 

1996
  JANUARY 23RD 1996   JANUARY 23RD 1996   “Brother, brother, you cannot imagine what you have done for me and for our country! We need only a few-not many-men of peace like you to bring peace to our country.” — HRH Goodwill Zwelithini  

King of the Zulu Nation HRH Goodwill Kabhekuzulu Zwelithini delivers the welcome address at Sri Chinmoy’s  Peace Concert in City Hall, Durban, South Africa. The King also unveils the plaque declaring Durban a Sri Chinmoy Peace Metropolitan Area which is presented by the Acting Mayor, Councillor Panday, and the Chairperson of the Metropolitan Executive Council, Mr. Obed Mlaba. Read more... Durban City Hall also hosts an exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala artwork.

 

1997

The Hungarian State Opera House is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom.

 

1997

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert in Kagoshima, Japan.

 

1998

Sri Chinmoy completes his epic poetry series Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants in Cancún, Mexico. Read more…

 

2001

Sri Chinmoy receives the Heart of India Award.

 

2006

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert in Kuantan, Malaysia, hosted by the Sultan of Pahang.

 

 

JANUARY 24TH

 

1971

 Sri Chinmoy gives a talk about meditation and answers 36 questions on the topic at the Sri Chinmoy Centre in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

 

1976
  JANUARY 24TH 1976    

Sri Chinmoy is interviewed on ‘The Steve Powers Show’ on WMCA-AM Radio in New York, NY, USA. Listen to the interview...

 

1979

Sri Chinmoy completes 100 Indian stories in 19 days, later published as Great Indian Meals: Divinely Delicious and Supremely Nourishing.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Peace: Tomorrow’s Blossoming Smile’, at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, USA.

 

1998

Sri Chinmoy begins a new poetry challenge, Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees, in Cancún, Mexico. Read more…

 

1999

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert in Bandung, Indonesia.

 

2001

Indonesia is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation.

 

2001

Sri Chinmoy receives the Heart of Indonesia Award.

 

2001

Burkina Faso is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation.

 

2001

Sri Chinmoy receives the Heart of Australia Award, dedicated by Federal Member of Parliament Trish Worth.

 

2003

Sri Chinmoy composes his 11,000th Bengali song Tumi Amar Sneher Phutul Amar Ranjana.

 

2006

A library wing holding 2,400 of Sri Chinmoy’s books is dedicated in a ceremony at Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India.

 

 

JANUARY 25TH

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Power’, at Luther I. Bonney Hall, the University of Maine in Orono, ME, USA.

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Time’, at the Happy Valley Common Room, Marlboro College, in Marlboro, VT, USA.

 

1976
   JANUARY 25TH 1976      

Sri Chinmoy meets with Muhammad Ali in Puerto Rico, and then attends one of his training sessions.

 

1986
  JANUARY 25TH 1986      

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and delivers a lecture, entitled ‘I Can Have Peace’, at Columbia University in New York, NY, USA.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy meets with tennis champion Yannick Noah in New York.

 

1991

Sri Chinmoy composes his 5,000th Bengali song Tumi Karunar Sindhu Ami Eshana Bindu.

 

1999
   JANUARY 25TH 1999   “The very next day when I met the President, he told me how deeply moved he was by his meeting with you. Then he said, ‘Haryono, we have to work harder for the poor!’ The rest is an amazing story…” [Read more] — Prof. Dr. Haryono Suyono, State Co-ordinating Minister for People’s Welfare and Poverty Alleviation, Indonesia  

Sri Chinmoy meets with President of Indonesia B.J. Habibie at an official state function in the Presidential Palace in Jakarta, Indonesia. Read more…

 

2000

Brazil is dedicated as a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation at a commemorative ceremony held by the Minister of Sports and Tourism Rafael Greca de Maceda, and other government officials, at the Parliament of Good Will in Brasilia, Brazil.

 

2001

East Timor is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation.

 

 

JANUARY 26TH

 

1972

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘The Journey’s Start, The Journey’s Close’, at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, USA.

 

1973

Sri Chinmoy delivers a talk, entitled ‘Idea and Ideal; The Real and the Eternal’, at the United Nations in New York.

 

1977

Sri Chinmoy offers an esraj concert, together with a Jharna-Kala exhibition, at the University of Toronto in Canada.

 

1978

Sri Chinmoy composes his 2,000th song, Chalbo Ami Parama Pita — Bengali and English combined.

 

1985

Sri Chinmoy composes his 3,000th Bengali song, Ami Chinmoy Chira Tanmoy.

 

1991
  JANUARY 26TH 1991      

Sri Chinmoy receives an Honorary Degree from Dwijendra University in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia.

 

1993

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at The Philippines Cultural Centre, dedicated to President Aquino, in Manila, The Philippines.

 

 

2001

Sri Chinmoy receives the Heart of Myanmar Award.

 

 

JANUARY 27TH

 

1973

The first issue of Meditation at the United Nations Bulletin is published.

 

1978
  JANUARY 27TH 1978     JANUARY 27TH 1978    

Sri Chinmoy hosts a special function to celebrate Australia Day (Jan. 26) at the United Nations in New York. The guest of honour is Ralph L. Harry, the Permanent Representative of Australia to the United Nations.

 

1980

Sri Chinmoy is a guest on The First Estate, broadcast on NBC-TV in New York, NY, USA.

 

1993
  JANUARY 27TH 1993      

Sri Chinmoy meets with Corazon Aquino, former President of the Philippines, in Manila.

 

1996
  JANUARY 27TH 1996      

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi at City Hall in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.

 

1996

Pietermaritzburg is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom.

 

1998

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert in Cancún, Mexico

 

2000

Sri Chinmoy completes his 11 millionth Soul-Bird drawing, in Brasilia, Brazil.

 

2001

Comoros is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation.

 

2004
  JANUARY 27TH 2004      

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Bali Beach Hotel in Sanur, Bali, Indonesia.

 

 

JANUARY 28TH

 

1976

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Heaven-Vision And Earth-Reality’, at George Washington University in Washington, DC, USA.

 

1978

Sri Chinmoy offers a concert and delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Choice’, at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC, USA.

 

1988

Sri Chinmoy gives an organ performance at Trinity Church in Boston, MA, USA.

 

1988

Sri Chinmoy gives an organ performance at Harvard University at Memorial Church in Boston, MA, USA.

 

1997

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert in Shimin Bunka Hall, Kagoshima, Japan.

 

2001

Sri Chinmoy receives the Heart of Canada Award.

 

 

JANUARY 29TH

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy writes 50 poems that will subsequently be published as The Golden Boat, the first book in his new twenty-volume series.

 

1976

Sri Chinmoy opens an exhibition of his artwork in Plaza de las Americas, Rio Pedras, Puerto Rico.

 

1979

Sri Chinmoy meets with ultra-marathon runner Ted Corbitt.

 

1992

Sri Chinmoy offers the Opening Meditation at the Interfaith Celebration for the New York State Columbus Quincentenary and meets with Mario Cuomo, Governor of New York State, at the United Nations in New York.

 

 

1996
   JANUARY 29TH 1996   “This is a wonderful honour. I do not have the words to express it.… This gift, this award from you is one that I am going to respect a great deal, and which encourages me in the difficult work that we are doing. ” — President Nelson Mandela  

Sri Chinmoy presents the U Thant Peace Award to President Nelson Mandela at the African National Congress Headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa.

 

1996

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert in Durban, South Africa.

 

2000
   JANUARY 29TH 2000        
 JANUARY 29TH 2000
 

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert in Santuario Dom Bosco, Brasilia, Brazil.

 

2001

Viet Nam is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation.

 

 

JANUARY 30TH

 

1979
   JANUARY 30TH 1979      

Sri Chinmoy meets with Muhammad Ali for the third time, in New York, USA. The song ‘Greater than the Greatest’, composed by Sri Chinmoy, is sung in honour of the boxing champion.

 

1979

Sri Chinmoy hosts a special function at the United Nations in New York to commemorate Australia’s 34th year as a founding member of the United Nations.

 

1983

Sri Chinmoy runs a solo marathon in a time of 5:20:03, in Flushing Meadows Park, NY, USA.

 

1987

 

 JANUARY 30TH 1987  

“If I ask my mind whether I can lift 7,000 pounds, immediately it will say, ‘Impossible!’ … But when I am in the heart, with the heart and for the heart, there is no such thing as impossibility because of the heart’s oneness. When I am in the heart, I become one with each and every human being on earth. If countless human beings are with me and for me, then lifting 7,000 pounds is not a difficult task.

 

“So through my prayer and meditation, I am able to expand my love for my fellow citizens of the world and enter into the Universal Consciousness. For the Universal Consciousness to lift up 7,000 pounds is absolutely nothing. It is like lifting up a grain of sand.”  — Sri Chinmoy

Read more from the 1993 press conference at the Cebu Midtown Hotel …

 

Sri Chinmoy lifts 7,063¾ lbs. with his right arm, in Jamaica, NY, USA. Read article…

 

1996

Sri Chinmoy meets with Jacob Zuma of the ANC for the first time in South Africa.

 

2004
  JANUARY 30TH 2004   JANUARY 30TH 2004        
JANUARY 30TH 2004
 

Sri Chinmoy is awarded the Medal of Freedom, Timor-Leste’s highest honour, from Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri, in Dili, Timor-Leste. In return, Sri Chinmoy honours Dr. Alkitiri with the first World-Harmony-Dreamer Award. Sri Chinmoy then offers a Peace Concert to the assembled audience of Timor-Leste’s dignitaries.

 

2006

Sri Chinmoy performs a 270-lb. wrist curl, 30 times with each wrist, in Penang, Malaysia.

 

 

JANUARY 31ST

 

1976
  JANUARY 31ST 1976      

Sri Chinmoy holds his first 7-hour Public Meditation at All Angels’ Church, Manhattan, NY, USA.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Receiving Peace’, at Princeton University in Princeton, NJ, USA.

 

1989

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert in Jamaica, Queens, NY, USA.

 

1999

Sri Chinmoy meets with Girija Prasad Koirala, Prime Minister of Nepal, at the Inauguration Ceremony of Nepal as a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom–Nation.

 

1999

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert in Kathmandu, Nepal.

 

2004

Sri Chinmoy receives the ‘Heart and Soul of Hinduism’ award from the Ministry of Hinduism, Lembaga Dharmaduta, in Jakarta, Indonesia.

 

2005

Sri Chinmoy lifts 17 individuals in Huangshan, China.