June

 

                 
                 
                 
 

 

  JUNE 1ST


1972

Sri Chinmoy delivered a talk, entitled ‘Why Is It Easier To Disbelieve Than To Believe?’, in the Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium at the United Nations in New York, NY.


1978
   JUNE 1ST 1978    JUNE 1ST 1978      


Sri Chinmoy began long-distance running at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA, USA. See Sri Chinmoy’s long-distance running race results.


1979
  JUNE 1ST 1979      


Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘The Meaning Of Discipleship Today’, at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA, USA. Listen to the lecture...


1980

Sri Chinmoy ran a marathon in a time of 5:18:31, in San Mateo, CA, USA.


1982

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘O My Heart’, at Columbia University in New York, NY, USA.


1986

Sri Chinmoy first performed a standing calf raise with a weight of 400 lbs. in Jamaica, NY, USA.


1991

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA, USA.


1996

Sri Chinmoy achieved a personal best time of 4 min. 28.3 sec. for 1 km on an indoor rowing machine at the California Senior Masters Games in Sacramento, CA, USA.


2000

Guinea-Bissau and Indonesia were declared as Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom Nations.


2004
   JUNE 1ST 2004        
 JUNE 1ST 2004
 


Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture – and was also conferred as an Honorary Professor – at the Research Institute of Pediatric Haematology in Moscow, Russia.


 

 

JUNE 2ND


1970

Sri Chinmoy delivered a talk, entitled ‘No Chance But God’s Concern’, in the Peace Room of the Church Center at the United Nations in New York, NY.



1979

Sri Chinmoy offered a public meditation in San Francisco, CA, USA.



1986

Sri Chinmoy achieved a 500-lb. lift using a standing calf raise in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1993

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Public School 86 in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1996
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Sri Chinmoy ran 50 metres in 7.9 sec. at the California Senior Masters Games in Sacramento, CA, USA.



1998

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert and, invited as a visiting poet, he delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Poetry The Winner’, at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, Canada.



1998

An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala paintings opened at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, Canada.



2001

Sri Chinmoy reached a total of 12 million Soul-Bird drawings, in Jamaica, NY, USA.



2001
  JUNE 2ND 2001        
JUNE 2ND 2001
 


Sri Chinmoy lifted Frank Zane, 3-time Mr. Universe and 3-time Mr. Olympia; Al Oerter, 4-time Olympic Discus gold medallist; and Wayne Demilia, President, International Federation of Bodybuilders. Sri Chinmoy also offered a private concert for his guests, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

JUNE 3RD


1971

Sri Chinmoy delivered a talk, entitled ‘Spirituality: Is It Only For The Chosen Few?’, in the Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium at the United Nations in New York, NY.



1978

Sri Chinmoy offered a concert at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, ON, Canada.



1979

The first official Sri Chinmoy Marathon was held in San Francisco, CA, USA.



1980

Sri Chinmoy delivered a talk, entitled ‘My Body Wants To Sleep’, in the Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium at the United Nations in New York, NY.



1980

Sri Chinmoy delivered a talk, entitled ‘Man’s Inner Inspiration’, in the Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium at the United Nations in New York, NY.



1984

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at The Auditorium Theater in Chicago, IL, USA.



1986

Sri Chinmoy achieved a 600-lb. lift using a standing calf raise in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1988
   JUNE 3RD 1995      


Sri Chinmoy offered an organ performance at Fair Street Church in Kingston, NY, USA.



1988

Sri Chinmoy inaugurated a Sri Chinmoy Peace Mile at Kenneth L. Wilson Public Campground in Woodstock, NY, USA.

 



1988
   JUNE 3RD 1995      


Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the Woodstock Community Center, in Woodstock, NY, USA.




1991
  JUNE 3RD 1991    


Sri Chinmoy lifted Juan Antonio Samaranch, President of the International Olympic Committee, in Lausanne, Switzerland.



1997
  JUNE 3RD 1997    


Sri Chinmoy had his fourth meeting with Mother Teresa, at Missionaries of Charity House in the Bronx, NY, USA.



1998

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert and delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Creativity: The Amalgam Of Sorrows And Joys’, in the David Lam Auditorium at the University of Victoria, in Victoria BC, Canada.



1998
  The award reads: “Sri Chinmoy: A Student of Peace – The beauty, nobility and harmony of Sri Chinmoy's vast outpouring of artistic, literary and musical creations have inspired millions of people worldwide. His creative works embody an age-old wisdom and the everlasting ideals of self-giving, compassion and oneness. The University of Victoria is proud and honoured to recognise Sri Chinmoy, who was born and raised in the East and has been serving tirelessly in the West, as a man of letters, fine arts and the elevated human spirit.” — presented by Dr. Harold Coward (Director, Centre for Studies in Religion and Society), University of Victoria  


An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala paintings opened at the University of Victoria, BC, Canada, where he was presented with a special award, entitled Sri Chinmoy: A Student of Peace

 

 

JUNE 4TH


1976

Sri Chinmoy began his fourth European lecture tour – the talks were later published in My Rose Petals, Part 5, Part 6 and Part 7.



1978

Sri Chinmoy offered a concert at the Musee Des Beaux Arts in Montreal, QC, Canada.



1979

Sri Chinmoy offered a public meditation in Santa Barbara, CA, USA.



1982
  JUNE 4TH 1982      


Sri Chinmoy offered a concert to an audience of 2,400, at the Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, CA, USA. Listen to the concert...



1982
  JUNE 4TH 1982      


Sri Chinmoy met with Payton Jordan (head coach of the 1968 US Olympic Track & Field Team; and champion masters sprinter) in San Francisco, CA, USA.



1986

Sri Chinmoy performed a standing calf raise, with a weight of 7,400 lbs. in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1988

Sri Chinmoy lifted Eddie Murphy, comedian and actor, at Public School 86 in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1989
  JUNE 4TH 1989   “We wholeheartedly share in your efforts for peace and wish you all success.” — Steingrimur Hermannsson, Prime Minister of Iceland  


Sri Chinmoy lifted Steingrimur Hermannsson, Prime Minister of Iceland, in Reykjavik, Iceland.



1989

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert and delivered a talk, entitled ‘Forgiveness’, at Langholts Church in Reykjavik, Iceland.



1993

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Public School 86 in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1996

Sri Chinmoy performed 112 crunch abdomen-ups in 5 sets pushing a 302-lb. weight , in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1996

Sri Chinmoy had his third meeting with Mother Teresa at Missionaries of Charity House in the Bronx, NY, USA.



1997

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Public School 86 in Jamaica, NY, USA.



2003

Sri Chinmoy lifted Pandit Samir Chatterjee, tabla player; Joel Dorn, music producer, 4-time Grammy Award Winner; Al Jarreau, singer , 5-time Grammy Award Winner, in Jamaica, NY, USA.



2005

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, CA, USA.

 

 

JUNE 5TH


1979

Sri Chinmoy ran a 3-mile race for the first time, in Santa Barbara, CA, USA.



1979

Sri Chinmoy offered a public meditation in Tempe, AZ, USA.



1980
  JUNE 5TH 1980      


Sri Chinmoy rode with the USA Bicycle Relay through the historic US Capitol area and received a Certificate of Achievement from Congressman Joseph Addabo on the US Capitol Building steps in Washington, DC, USA.



1982
  JUNE 5TH 1982      


Sri Chinmoy offered a concert at California State University in Berkeley, CA, USA, as part of his ‘Fifty Oneness-State-Songs’ tour.



1993

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the First Unitarian Church in Brooklyn, NY, USA.



2004

Sri Chinmoy lifted Donovan Bailey, 1995 World Athletics Champion in 100 m sprint and 4 x 100 m relay; 1996 Olympic gold medallist in 100 m sprint and 4 x 100 m relay; and world-record holder for 100 m (set in 1996), in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

JUNE 6TH


1979

Sri Chinmoy ran a personal best for 3 miles in a time of 22:21 (7:27 pace) at the Sri Chinmoy Race in Scottsdale, AZ, USA.



1979

Sri Chinmoy offered a public meditation at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ, USA.



1980

Sri Chinmoy was invited by the US State Department to address its ‘Open Forum’. Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘The Inner Role of the United Nations’, at the US State Department in Washington, DC, USA.



1986

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert and delivered a lecture at the Technical University in Berlin, Germany.



1991

Sri Chinmoy met with Baron Crespo, President of the European Parliament, in Brussels, Belgium.



1997

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Public School 86 in Jamaica, NY, USA.



2007

Sri Chinmoy lifted Jelena Prokopchuka, women’s winner of the 2005 and 2006 New York City Marathon; and three-time Olympian (1996, 2000, 2004), in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

JUNE 7TH


1966

Sri Chinmoy gave a special talk, entitled ‘The Significance Of A Birthday’, in celebration of the thirty-fifth birthday of Mr. Eric Hughes, at his home in Greenwich Ave., New York City, NY, USA. Eric Hughes was one of the original sponsors who assisted Sri Chinmoy in coming to America in 1964.



1970

The first Sri Chinmoy Sports Day was held in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1976

Sri Chinmoy met with sculptor Henry Moore, at his home in Much Haddam, Hertfordshire, UK.



1981

Sri Chinmoy met with Arthur Lydiard, New Zealand Olympic running coach, in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1986

Sri Chinmoy offered a concert at the Oneness-World Festival in Berlin, Germany.



1991
   JUNE 7TH 1991   “Work for peace is no longer the monopoly of politics and diplomacy — it needs everyone to be a torch-carrier. Therefore, I welcome the initiative of the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run.” — President of Austria Kurt Waldheim  


Sri Chinmoy met with Kurt Waldheim, President of Austria, former United Nations Secretary-General, in Hofburg, Vienna, Austria.



1996

Sri Chinmoy lifted 226 volleyballs with his fingertips, in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1997

Sri Chinmoy offered a morning Peace Concert at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1997

Sri Chinmoy offered an evening Peace Concert at Public School 86 in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1998

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert together with a 7-hour meditation, in Jamaica, NY, USA.



2000

Suriname was declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom Nation.



2001

Sri Chinmoy received the Heart of Norway Award.

 

 

JUNE 8TH


1981

Sri Chinmoy met with Bob Beamon, 1968 Olympic long-jump champion, in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1985

Sri Chinmoy offered a 7-hour public meditation at Laval University in Quebec, QC, Canada.



1997

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, USA.



2001

Japan and Switzerland were declared Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom Nations.



2002

Sri Chinmoy lifted 42 people, including Milka Singh, Indian track star – ‘The Flying Sikh’ – and his son Chiranjeev, famous Indian golfer, in Jamaica, NY, USA.



2007

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the United Nations in New York.

 

 

JUNE 9TH


1970

Sri Chinmoy delivered a talk, entitled ‘God’s Brightest Heaven And Man’s Surest Haven’, in the Peace Room of the Church Center at the United Nations in New York, NY.



1975

Sri Chinmoy delivered an afternoon (3 p.m.) lecture, entitled ‘Is Spirituality An Escape From Reality?’, at the Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, USA.



1975

Sri Chinmoy delivered an evening (8 p.m.) lecture, entitled ‘Earth-Bound Journey And Heaven-Bound Journey’, the final in the 7-lecture series, at the Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, USA.



1976

Sri Chinmoy had a third meeting with Pope Paul VI at the Vatican, Vatican City.



1985

Sri Chinmoy offered a 7-hour public meditation at Ottawa University in Ottawa, ON, Canada.



1986

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert and delivered a lecture at the Medical University in Vienna, Austria.



2001

Sri Chinmoy lifted 20 international dignitaries, including Svenn Kristiansen, Deputy Mayor of Oslo, at the Pier of Honor, in Oslo, Norway.



2001

Sri Chinmoy inaugurated the Eternal Peace Flame at the Pier of Honor, in Oslo, Norway.



2003

Sri Chinmoy lifted Marilyn Horne, mezzo-soprano opera singer, in Jamaica, NY, USA.



2006

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the United Nations in New York.


 

 

JUNE 10TH


1980

Sri Chinmoy delivered a talk, entitled ‘Philosophy, Religion And Yoga’, in the Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium at the United Nations in New York, NY.



1981

Sri Chinmoy inaugurated ‘Aspiration-Ground’ tennis court, in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1986

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert and delivered a lecture at the Stuttgart University, in Stuttgart, Germany.



1987

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Public School 86 in Jamaica, NY, USA.



2001

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert and opened a Jharna-Kala exhibition at Oslo City Hall in Oslo, Norway.



2003

Sri Chinmoy lifted 21 people, including professors, at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, USA.



2005

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert, performing on 24 instruments in honour of the 24th anniversary of Aspiration-Ground, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

JUNE 11TH


1973

Sri Chinmoy began his second European lecture tour; the talks were later published as My Rose Petals Part 2.



1973

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Three Lessons In Spirituality’, at Oxford University in Oxford, England, UK.



1976

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Unreality And Reality’, at University of Zurich in Zurich, Switzerland.



1977

Sri Chinmoy offered his first public flute performance, in Greenwich, CT, USA.



1982

Sri Chinmoy celebrated his tennis anniversary by playing 199 games, of which he won 189, in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1986

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert and delivered a lecture at the Technical University in Zurich, Switzerland.



1991

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Buchman Hall in Manhattan, NY, USA.



1993

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Public School 86 in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1996

Sri Chinmoy achieved a standing calf raise of 1,400 lbs.; and shot 73 out of 100 goals from the 15-foot penalty line, in Jamaica, NY, USA.


 

JUNE 12TH


1973

 

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘The Seeker’s Journey, at Cambridge University in Cambridge, UK.



1974

Sri Chinmoy had his first meeting with Rafael Hernández Colón, Governor of Puerto Rico, in Puerto Rico.



1976

Sri Chinmoy dedicated a ‘Tree of Meditation’ at Rieterberg Park in Zurich, Switzerland, which had been planted there some months earlier in his honour.



1978
   JUNE 12TH 1978      


Sri Chinmoy met with Morarji Desai, Prime Minister of India, in New York, NY, USA.



1986

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert and delivered a lecture at the University of Geneva in Geneva, Switzerland.



1987

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Public School 86 in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1989

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert and delivered a lecture, entitled ‘I Must And I Must’, at the University of Portland in Portland, OR, USA.



2001

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert and delivered a lecture at Oslo University in Oslo, Norway.



2003

Sri Chinmoy lifted Muhammad Ali, three-time World Heavyweight Boxing Champion and 1960 Olympic gold medallist, at Oneness-Family School in Chevy Chase, MD, USA.



2007

Sri Chinmoy lifted 745 lbs. with one arm in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

JUNE 13TH


1973

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Spirituality’, at Bristol University in Bristol, England, UK.



1974

Sri Chinmoy wrote Three Hundred Sixty-Five Father's Day Prayers in 72 hours, in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1977

Sri Chinmoy started playing tennis in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1978

Sri Chinmoy played 453 games of tennis over a 21-hour period – shortly before 6 a.m. until 11:10 p.m. – with 89 opponents at a local public court in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1979

Sri Chinmoy played 100 games of tennis in 3 days in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1980

Sri Chinmoy offered a concert and meditation at Kaufleute Saal in Zurich, Switzerland.



1986

Sri Chinmoy performed a standing calf raise with a weight of 800 lbs., in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1988

Sri Chinmoy lifted his own body-weight of 150 lbs., with both arms simultaneously, in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1995

Sri Chinmoy completed 4 million Soul-Bird drawings, in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1996

Sri Chinmoy performed 124 crunch abdomen-ups, 5 sets with 203 lbs.; standing calf raise of 1,400 lbs.; leg extensions with 120 lbs. on each leg; leg curls, with 110 lbs. on each leg, in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1997

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the Bayfront Center Arena in St. Petersburg, FL, USA.



2001

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the Prayer Room, Parliament House, in Oslo, Norway.



2001

Sri Chinmoy lifted 45 people at the Sport Hall in Ekeberg, Norway.



2001

Sri Chinmoy received the Heart of France and Norway Awards.

 

JUNE 14TH


1973

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Transcendental Height And Aspiration-Light’, at the University of Dublin, in Dublin, Ireland.



1976

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Fear And Courage’, at the University of Geneva, in Geneva, Switzerland.



1979

Sri Chinmoy was named Chaplain to the 1980 Winter Olympics, held in Lake Placid, NY, USA.



1980
  JUNE 14TH 1980   JUNE 14TH 1980      


Sri Chinmoy met with Olympic running legend Emil Zatopek at Zurich Airport and then later that day he introduced him to the crowd at the Westathletic-Cup, a multinational track-and-field event held near Zurich, Switzerland.



1986

Sri Chinmoy performed a standing calf raise with a weight of 1,000 lbs., in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1998

Sri Chinmoy began writing Sail My Heartboat Sail poetry series in Jamaica, NY, USA.



2000

Solomon Islands was declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom Nation.



2001

Sri Chinmoy received the Heart of Mexico Award.



2001
  JUNE 14TH 2001   JUNE 14TH 2001   JUNE 14TH 2001        
JUNE 14TH 2001
 


Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the Oslo Spectrum in Oslo, Norway.



2003
   JUNE 14TH 2003        
 JUNE 14TH 2003
 


Sri Chinmoy offered his first sitar concert, in Jamaica, NY, USA.



2007

Sri Chinmoy presented the U Thant Peace Award to Mahasamrat Bill Pearl, 5-time Mr. Universe, in San Diego, CA, USA.



2007

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert (afternoon) at San Diego Copley Symphony Hall in San Diego, CA, USA.



2007

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert (evening) at San Diego Copley Symphony Hall in San Diego, CA, USA.

 

JUNE 15TH


1973
   JUNE 15TH 1973      


Sri Chinmoy met with Eamon de Valera, President of Ireland, in Dublin, Ireland.



1975

Sri Chinmoy offered his first 13-hour meditation for Father’s Day, in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1980
  JUNE 15TH 1980   JUNE 15TH 1980      


Sri Chinmoy met with Emil Zatopek at the 10 km Sri Chinmoy Race at Belvoir Park in Zurich, Switzerland, after which the Olympic running legend officiated at the prize-giving ceremony.



1980

Sri Chinmoy offered a concert and meditation at the Kongress Hall in Augsburg, Germany.



1986

Sri Chinmoy performed a standing calf raise with a weight of 1,100 lbs., in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1986

Sri Chinmoy won 137 of 154 tennis games in two days in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1994

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the United Nations in New York.



2000

Austria was declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom Nation.



2000

Sri Chinmoy presented the U Thant Peace Award to US Congressman for New York Gary Ackerman followed by a Peace Concert at O'Neill House Office Building, US House of Representatives in Washington, DC, USA.

 

JUNE 16TH


1973

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘God’s School’, at Glasgow University in Glasgow, Scotland, UK.



1976

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘The Third Eye’, at The Third Eye Centre, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.



1976

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Ignorance And Knowledge’, at Glasgow University, in Glasgow, Scotland, UK.



1979
  JUNE 16TH 1979   JUNE 16TH 1979   JUNE 16TH 1979      


Sri Chinmoy met ultra-marathon runners Don Ritchie, world record holder for 50-mile and 100-mile track races; Frank Bozanich, US record holder for 100 kilometres; and Cahit Yeter, masters record holder for 100-mile road race, in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1979

To celebrate his tennis anniversary Sri Chinmoy played, and won, 100 games in 3 days in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1980
  JUNE 16TH 1980  

“It has been a great honour for me to meet you and to learn so much about your experiences with different religions” — Sri Chinmoy

“At the United Nations Headquarters in Geneva, we are devoting ourselves to a task which is almost a religious one. Our wide scope of activities seeks to create better conditions in the world... ” — Mr. Luigi Cottafavi, Director-General of the United Nations in Geneva

 
  JUNE 16TH 1980  

“Our philosophy is a way of life. It is not just a set philosophy or a religion, but a full and proper acceptance of life. We do not try to negate life but rather to see the real truth and divinity in life. ” — Sri Chinmoy

“Yes, that is what our religion teaches — that there is divinity in every human being.” — His Excellency Mr. Gurbachan Singh, Ambassador of India in Switzerland

 
  JUNE 16TH 1980  

“We thank you for your moral support.... Everybody needs spiritual support.” — Mr. Richard Pestalozzi, Vice-President, International Red Cross Committee

“I support the Red Cross whole-heartedly. It is a unique contribution — man's unique contribution to God. In life, nothing is as important as selfless service.” — Sri Chinmoy

 


Sri Chinmoy met privately with several dignitaries — Mr. Luigi Cottafavi, Director-General of the United Nations (Geneva); His Excellency Mr. Gurbachan Singh, Indian Ambassador to Switzerland; and Mr. Richard Pestalozzi, Vice-President of the International Red Cross Committee — in Geneva, Switzerland.



1980

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘The Inner Role Of The United Nations’, at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.



1984

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Felician College in Lodi, NJ, USA.



1993

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Public School 86 in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1996

Sri Chinmoy performed a series of Rainbow-Dreams challenges, which he had set himself: 7,000 crunch sit-ups in 1 hr. 19 min. 42 sec.; 130 crunch abdomen-ups with 302 lbs. in 4 min. 22.83 sec. (in 5 sets with brief intervals); a 1,500-lb. standing calf raise; a 250m walk wearing a 100-lb. vest; a 33” vertical jump onto a platform; a 34” standing jump onto a tape; a 120-lb. single leg extension; a 200-lb. double leg extension; a 110-lb. single leg curl; reciting from memory the names of 25 exotic vegetables and the names and origin of 20 sari fabrics, in Jamaica, NY, USA.



2003

Sri Chinmoy lifted 20 people, including professors at New York State University in New Paltz, NY, USA.



2003

Sri Chinmoy lifted Sam Spanier and Eric Hughes – the two sponsors who assisted him in coming to America in 1964 – at Matagiri Ashram in Woodstock, NY, USA.



2004

Sri Chinmoy lifted Janos Starker, Grammy Award-winning cellist, in Jamaica, NY, USA.



2006

An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala artworks opened at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris, France.

 

JUNE 17TH


1976

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Ingratitude And Gratitude’, at the University of Edinburgh, in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.



1980

Sri Chinmoy offered a concert and meditation at the Kongress Hall in Augsburg, Germany.



1982

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD, USA.



1987

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1997
   JUNE 17TH 1997      


Sri Chinmoy met with Mother Teresa for the fifth and final time at Missionaries of Charity House in the Bronx, NY, USA.



2003

Sri Chinmoy lifted 16 people, including numerous professors, at St. John’s University in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

JUNE 18TH


1973

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Desire And Aspiration’, at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, UK.



1974

Sri Chinmoy’s achievement of writing 360 poems in one day – The Goal Is Won – was published in Ripley’s Believe It or Not!



1976

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Satisfaction’, at Friends’ Meeting House in London, England, UK.



1977

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture at Cape Cod Community College in Hyannis, MA, USA.



1980

Sri Chinmoy first met with Pope John Paul II at the Vatican, Vatican City. Read more...



1980

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture at the Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome, Italy.



1984

The first ‘Runners Are Smilers’ 2-mile race sponsored by the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team was held in Queens, NY, USA.



1985

Sri Chinmoy offered a prayer session for American hostages held in Beirut at Rayburn House Office Building, House of Representatives in Washington, DC, USA.



1993

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Public School 86 in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1997

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Public School 86 in Jamaica, NY, USA.



2004

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, FL, USA.

 

JUNE 19TH


1975

The first exhibition at a museum of Sri Chinmoy Jharna-Kala artworks opened at Museo Del Arte in Ponce, Puerto Rico.



1976

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Greatness And Goodness’, at Oxford University in Oxford, England, UK.



1980

Sri Chinmoy offered a concert and meditation at Mozartsaal in Cologne, Germany.



1980
   JUNE 19TH 1980      


Sri Chinmoy performed on the esraj during the exhibition opening of his Jharna-Kala artworks in the Museum Alexander König in Bonn, Germany.



1986

Sri Chinmoy achieved a 1,200-lb. standing calf raise in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1990

Sri Chinmoy composed a song about Nelson Mandela, which was broadcast on National Public Radio and commercial stations across the USA.



1993

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at James J. Reynolds Jr. High School in Brooklyn, NY, USA.



2001

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Borough Hall in the Bronx, NY, USA.



2003
  FEBRUARY 15TH 2013        
FEBRUARY 15TH 2013
 


Sri Chinmoy lifted Helen Hunt, Academy Award-winning actress, in Jamaica, NY, USA. On February 15, 2013, Helen Hunt was interviewed on the Late Show with David Letterman and spoke about her meeting with Sri Chinmoy.



2006

Sri Chinmoy lifted Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire, Canadian senator, humanitarian, author and Force Commander of UN peacekeeping in Rwanda at the time of the 1994 genocide, in New York, NY, USA.

 

JUNE 20TH


1973

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘God And Love’, at the University of Leeds in Yorkshire, England, UK.



1973

Sri Chinmoy completed a series of 1,000 poems, published as The Dance of Life.



1976

Sri Chinmoy was interviewed on Medway Radio in Chatham, Kent, England. UK.



1980

Sri Chinmoy offered a concert, a meditation, and delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Inner Peace And World Peace’, at Stuttgart University in Stuttgart, Germany.



1989

Sri Chinmoy lifted Reverend Jesse Jackson, National Rainbow Coalition President; Democratic Presidential Candidate in 1984, 1988; and civil rights activist, in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1992

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at The Empire Center at the Egg, in Albany, NY, USA.



1997

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1998

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert and a 13-hour meditation for Father's Day in Jamaica, NY, USA.



2001

The Three-Country-Point of Austria, Czech Republic and Germany near Passau was dedicated to peace as a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom by Mayor Alfons Hellauer (Germany), Mayor Jan Jelen (Czech Republic) and Municipal Councilor Wolfgang Loetsch (Austria).



2001

Sri Chinmoy lifted 20 people in Jamaica, NY, USA.



2003

Sri Chinmoy lifted 20 people, including numerous professors, at New York University in New York, NY, USA.

 

JUNE 21ST


1973

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘The Spiritual Master’, at Oakland High School, in Mansfield, England, UK.



1974

Sri Chinmoy began writing a 1,000-poem series entitled Europe-Blossoms. Poems 1 to 100 were written on Pan Am Flight 100 from New York to London, in London and in Cambridge, England, UK.



1976

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Confidence’, at Cambridge University, England, UK.



1976

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Human Teachers And Divine Teachers’, in Ipswich, England, UK.



1976

Sri Chinmoy was interviewed on ITV in Ipswich, England, UK.



1979

Sri Chinmoy started off the Empire State Bicycle Relay, a cycling relay traversing the 13 original states of the Union, in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1986

Sri Chinmoy lifted 240 lbs. using only his right arm, in Jamaica, NY, USA.



2000

Guinea was declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom Nation.

 

JUNE 22ND


1973

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow’, at University College, in London, England, UK.



1989

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert and delivered a lecture at Salle de Concert in Paris, France.



1990
   SEPTEMBER 15TH 1984      


Sri Chinmoy met with Nelson Mandela for the first time at the United Nations in New York.



1991

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal to an audience of 9,000 in Montreal, QC, Canada.



2001

Sri Chinmoy lifted 12 people in Jamaica, NY, USA.



2003

Sri Chinmoy lifted 14 people, including Michal Kovac, first President of the Slovak Republic, and professors from Comenius University at the Istropolis Theater, in Bratislava, Slovakia.



2006

Sri Chinmoy offered two Peace Concerts (afternoon, audience of 2,500; evening, audience of 3,500) at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, PA, USA.

 

JUNE 23RD


1980

Sri Chinmoy met with Christa Vahlensieck, Marathon World Record Holder (1975, 1977), in Bonn, Germany.



1984

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at The First Unitarian Church in Providence, RI, USA.



1986

Sri Chinmoy achieved a 1,300-lb. standing calf raise in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1989

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert and delivered a lecture at UNESCO in Paris, France.



1989

Sri Chinmoy first met with Ananda Guruge, Ambassador of Sri Lanka to France and UNESCO, at UNESCO in Paris, France.



1993

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Meditation and received the Congressional Special Recognition Certificate for his service to world harmony from Congressman Benjamin A. Gilman (Rep. NY) at Rayburn House Office Building, House of Representatives in Washington, DC, USA.



1995

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the First Unitarian Church in San Francisco, CA, USA.



1998

Sri Chinmoy had his tenth meeting with President Mikhail Gorbachev at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York, NY, USA.



2000

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in New York, NY, USA.



2000

Togo and Trinidad & Tobago were declared Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom Nations.



2003

Sri Chinmoy lifted 43 people, including professors from Charles University in Novometska Radnice, Prague, Czech Republic.



2004

Sri Chinmoy lifted Jeff Goldblum, Academy Award nominee, in Jamaica NY, USA.

 

JUNE 24TH


1974

Sri Chinmoy began his third European Lecture Tour; the lectures were later published as My Rose Petals part 3 & part 4.



1974

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Love Divine’, at the University of London in London, UK.



1974

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Failure’, at Cambridge University in Cambridge, UK.



1989

Sri Chinmoy gave an organ performance at the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, France.



1989
  JUNE 24TH 1989    


Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Le Zénith in Paris, France.



1991

Sri Chinmoy race-walked a personal best for 400 metres in a time of 1 min. 44.05 sec., in Queens, NY, USA.



2001

Sri Chinmoy lifted 19 people in Jamaica, NY, USA.



2003

Sri Chinmoy lifted 29 people, including Lady Patricia Mountbatten, great-great granddaughter of Queen Victoria and daughter of Lord Louis Mountbatten; and Ralph Fiennes, Academy Award nominee, at the Methodist Central Hall in London, UK.

 

JUNE 25TH


1973

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘The Seeker’s Four Lives’, at the University of Zurich in Zurich, Switzerland.



1974

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Spirituality As An Art, at the University of Birmingham in Birmingham, UK.



1974

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Confidence’, at Oxford University in Oxford, UK.



1976

Sri Chinmoy met with Brian Gormley, Dean of New York School of Visual Arts and received an Award of Appreciation, in New York, NY, USA.



1986

Sri Chinmoy first met with Bill Pearl, 5-time Mr. Universe; Al Oerter, 4-time Olympic gold medallist in discus; and Jim Smith, British Weightlifting Registrar, World Masters Weightlifting Champion, in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1989
  JUNE 25TH 1989    


Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert with an organ performance at the Royal Albert Hall in London, UK.



1993

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Public School 86, for the first time using a cello as a drum, beating it with both hands like an Indian tabla, in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1997

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1998

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert, delivered a lecture, entitled ‘My Peace-Education-Life’, and also received the Peace Educator Award at the University of Texas at Austin, TX, USA.



2003

Sri Chinmoy lifted 18 people, including professors from Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh Universities, at the University of Edinburgh in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.



2006

Sri Chinmoy lifted violist Yuri Bashmet and his orchestra, for total of 22 people, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

JUNE 26TH


1975

Sri Chinmoy completed 500 Jharna-Kala paintings in 100 minutes, in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1976

Sri Chinmoy started off the Liberty Torch 9,000-mile Relay, which later ran through all 50 American states, in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1979

Sri Chinmoy’s song ‘Welcome’ was named an official welcoming song of the City of Albany by Mayor Erastus Corning when it was played on the Carillon at City Hall in Albany, New York, USA.



1985
  JUNE 26TH 1985      


Sri Chinmoy began his weightlifting career with an overhead lift of 40 lbs. at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1988
  JUNE 26TH 1988      

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at his third weightlifting anniversary, where he inaugurated the Lifting Up the World with a Oneness-Heart Award by lifting Mahasamrat Bill Pearl, 5-time Mr. Universe, at Julia Richman High School; New York, NY, USA.



1989

Sri Chinmoy lifted pianist Andre Desponds and others at Westminster Abbey in London, UK.



1989

Sri Chinmoy gave an organ performance at Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford University, UK.



1989

Sri Chinmoy lifted Dame Dorothy Hodgkin, 1964 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, at Oxford University in Oxford, UK.



1989

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert with an organ performance and delivered a lecture at Oxford University in Oxford, UK.



1989

Sri Chinmoy met with Sir George Trevelyan, grandfather of the Movement for Spiritual Regeneration in Britain, at Oxford University in Oxford, UK.



1993

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the Paul Robeson Theater in Brooklyn, NY, USA.



1995
  JUNE 26TH 1995    


Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia.



1999

Sri Chinmoy achieved a lift of 900-lbs. using a seated calf raise, in Jamaica, NY, USA.



2000

Uganda was declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom Nation.



2003

Sri Chinmoy lifted Jim Smith, World Masters Weightlifting Champion, in Standlake, Oxfordshire, UK.



2003

Sri Chinmoy lifted 26 people, including numerous professors, at Oxford University in Oxford, UK.



2007

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans, LA, USA.

 

JUNE 27TH


1973

Sri Chinmoy had a second meeting with Pope Paul VI at the Vatican, Vatican City.



1974

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Death’, at Newcastle University in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK.



1975

Sri Chinmoy completed 27,000 Jharna-Kala paintings, in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1976

Sri Chinmoy began cycling again for the first time since he came to the West. He joined his students for one circuit as they rode a course in Central Park, New York, singing his ‘O My America’ song in honour of America’s Bicentennial. Sri Chinmoy’s love of cycling dates back to his childhood in Chittagong, East Bengal, and continued during his time at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry, India, where the bicycle was a common mode of transport. His cycling career began in earnest in 1977 when he and his students participated in the 24-Hour Pepsi Bicycle Marathon in Central Park, New York, NY, USA.



1982

Sri Chinmoy ran 1500 metres in 6 min. 30 sec. at the Sri Chinmoy Race in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1983

Sri Chinmoy offered a concert at the United Nations in New York.



1984

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the Community Church in New York, NY, USA.



1987

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert and delivered a lecture at Washington University in St. Louis, MO, USA.



1987

Sri Chinmoy offered an opening meditation and gave a talk at the First US National Senior Olympics in St. Louis, MO, USA.



1989

Sri Chinmoy gave an organ performance at the Royal Festival Hall in London, UK.



1989

Sri Chinmoy gave an organ performance at Ely Cathedral in Ely, UK.



1989

Sri Chinmoy lifted Professor Brian David Josephson, 1973 Nobel Laureate in Physics, at Cambridge University in Cambridge, UK.



1989
  JUNE 27TH 1989   JUNE 27TH 1989 JUNE 27TH 1989        

JUNE 27TH 1989

 


Sri Chinmoy offered an Peace Concert with an organ performance, and delivered a lecture at Cambridge University in Cambridge, UK.



2001

Sri Chinmoy lifted 19 people in Jamaica, NY, USA.



2003

Sri Chinmoy lifted 15 people, including numerous professors and Dr. Frederick Sanger, 1958 and 1980 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, at Cambridge University in Cambridge, UK.

 

JUNE 28TH


1973

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Spiritual Purity’, at the University of Geneva, in Geneva, Switzerland.



1974

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Divine Hope’, at the University of Edinburgh in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.



1980

Sri Chinmoy won 243 of 284 consecutive tennis games in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1981

Sri Chinmoy met with champion runner Gary Fanelli and honoured him with a special song, prior to the Westchester Half Marathon, in White Plains, NY, USA.



1981

Sri Chinmoy ran the Westchester Half Marathon in a time of 2:04:32, from White Plains to New Rochelle, NY, USA. Read more…



1995
  JUNE 28TH 1995    


Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert and an organ performance (evening) at the Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne Concert Hall in Melbourne, Australia.




1995

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert (late evening) at the Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne Concert Hall, in Melbourne, Australia.



2003

Sri Chinmoy lifted 20 people, including model and actress Jerry Hall; actor Patrick Stewart; and 32-time English Channel swimmer Kevin Muphy, at the Methodist Central Hall in London, UK.



2007

Sri Chinmoy offered the U Thant Peace Award to Daw Aye Aye Thant, UN Secretary-General U Thant’s daughter, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

JUNE 29TH


1974

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘The Way, The Truth, The Life’, at Glasgow University in Glasgow, Scotland, UK.



1991

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Buchman Hall in New York, NY, USA.



1995
   JUNE 29TH 1995      


Sri Chinmoy met with Jim Bolger, Prime Minister of New Zealand, in Wellington, New Zealand.



2000

Argentina and Benin were declared Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom Nations.



2002

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Viscardi Gardens in Dobbs Ferry, NY, USA.



2004

Sri Chinmoy lifted Rory Kennedy, documentary filmmaker and daughter of Robert Kennedy, in Jamaica, NY, USA.



2004

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert dedicated to the signing of the United Nations Charter (June 26, 1945) at the United Nations in New York.



2007
   JUNE 29TH 2007      

Sri Chinmoy lifted Radar, the world’s tallest horse, 6’7½” high (from ground to back) and weighing 2,750 lbs., in Stanfordville, NY, USA.

 

JUNE 30TH  


1992

Sri Chinmoy offered an opening meditation at a nine-day reading of the Ramayana at the Jacob Javits Center in New York, NY, USA.



1993

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Public School 86 in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1995

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the Aotea Centre, at which a message from Prime Minister Jim Bolger was read out, in Auckland, New Zealand.



1999

Panaji, the capital of the Indian state of Goa, was declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom City.



2001

Sri Chinmoy lifted 18 people in Jamaica, NY, USA.



2003

Sri Chinmoy lifted illusionist David Copperfield in Jamaica, NY, USA.



2007

Sri Chinmoy lifted 8 of the world’s strongest men in Philadelphia, PA, USA.