NOVEMBER 1ST

 

1969

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, ‘The body’s reality and the soul’s reality’, at Silliman University, Dumaguete, in the Philippines.

 

1975
  NOVEMBER 1ST 1975   “In our inner life we always seek to transcend our previous realisations and achievements while we are walking along Eternity’s Road of perfect Perfection.” — Sri Chinmoy  

Sri Chinmoy completes writing 843 poems in 24 hours (from midnight October 31st to midnight November 1st.), in Jamaica, NY, USA. The book of these poems, entitled Transcendence-Perfection is published the next day by Agni Press.

 

1977
  NOVEMBER 1ST 1977      

The open-air billboard exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s 13’ x 25’ Jharna-Kala painting ‘Journey’s Battle Victory’, commissioned by The Eyes and Ears Foundation in conjunction with San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art, opens at the Embarcadero in San Francisco, CA, USA.

 

1983

Sri Chinmoy begins writing rhyming poems, later published as Silence Speaks, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1986
  NOVEMBER 1ST 1986      

Sri Chinmoy achieves a 705¾-lb. lift, using only his right arm, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy lifts 26 marathon runners (total weight of 4,328 lbs.); and lifts a steamroller (1,640 lbs.) in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1990

Sri Chinmoy lifts Constantine Moushoutas, former Permanent Representative of Cyprus to the UN; Lamuel Stanislaus, former Permanent Representative of Grenada to the UN; and Winston Thompson, Permanent Representative of Fiji to the UN, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1995

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

 

1996
  NOVEMBER 1ST 1996      

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at CoreStates Spectrum to an audience of 10,500 in Philadelphia, PA, USA.

 

1999

Papua New Guinea is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation.

 

2000

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and delivers a lecture in honour of Sri Aurobindo. Also receives a Proclamation of Honour at King’s College, the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, UK.

 

 

NOVEMBER 2ND

 

1988

Sri Chinmoy lifts Chidambaram Subramaniam, President of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, former Governor of Maharashtra; and Sundaram Ramakrishnan, Executive Secretary and Director-General of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1988

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

 

1993
  NOVEMBER 2ND 1993   From a letter dated October 29, 1993: “A meeting with Your paintings is a Meeting with the Nobility of the Human Soul.” — Raisa Maximovna Gorbacheva  

An exhibition of 100,000 of Sri Chinmoy’s small bird drawings, entitled ‘Dream-Freedom Peace-Birds’, opens at the Heritage Building in Ottawa, ON, Canada. The exhibit is dedicated to Raisa Maximovna Gorbacheva, wife of former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev.

 

1998

Sri Chinmoy lifts a Piper Arrow III plane plus eight men – total weight of 4,748 lbs. – at the Sparta Aviation School, Teterboro, New Jersey, USA. After the lift, Sri Chinmoy is interviewed by The Record newspaper, Bergen, New Jersey.

 

2000

The Republic of the Marshall Islands is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation.

 

2002

Sri Chinmoy lifts trees, motorcycles, construction equipment and a helicopter in New Jersey environs, USA.

 

2005
  NOVEMBER 2ND 2005   “I entirely endorse the idea which was started by Sri Chinmoy: to create a more harmonious and a more friendly world for all, through running together for world harmony.” — Paul Tergat, Marathon World Record Holder  

Sri Chinmoy lifts Paul Tergat, the marathon world-record holder, 1996 and 2000 Olympic silver medallist, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

NOVEMBER 3RD

 

1978
  NOVEMBER 3RD 1978   “In the midst of the many complex problems with which the United Nations is confronted, it is good that there is an appreciation for meditation. It is my firm conviction that since man as a human being is also spiritual, it is necessary for him to keep in touch with the Supreme Being...” — David M. Thomas, Permanent Representative of Liberia to the United Nations  

Sri Chinmoy meets with David M. Thomas, the Liberian Ambassador to the United Nations, in New York at a special programme hosted by Sri Chinmoy Meditation the United Nations commemorating the twenty-third anniversary of Liberia joining the UN.

 

1985

Sri Chinmoy lifts 131½ lbs. 22 times, using only his right arm, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1988

Sri Chinmoy lifts numerous members of the running community, including Fred Lebow, President (the 700th person lifted), and Alan Steinfeld, Vice-President of the NY Road Runners Club; Orlando Pizzolato, 1984 and 1985 NYC Marathon winner; and Markus Ryffel, 1994 Olympic silver medallist for 5,000 metres, at the Sheraton Hotel in New York, NY, USA.

 

1989

Sri Chinmoy is interviewed by Joe Franklin, TV talk-show host, aired on WWOR-TV in Secaucus, NJ, USA.

 

1990

Sri Chinmoy lifts Vladimir Bogomolov, coach of the USSR Track and Field Athletic Teams, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1995

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

 

1998
  NOVEMBER 3RD 1998    

Sri Chinmoy lifts six New York firemen, weighing a total of 1392 lbs., at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2003

Sri Chinmoy offers a New Year’s Concert in New York, at which he offers his New Year’s Message for 2004.

 

NOVEMBER 4TH

 

1969

Sri Chinmoy visits Singapore for the first time after a lecture tour of Japan and The Philippines.

 

1971

Sri Chinmoy delivers a talk, entitled ‘Mediation and Meditation’, in the Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium at the United Nations in New York, NY.

 

1971

Sri Chinmoy meets with Mr. Chakravarthi V. Narasimhan, United Nations Under-Secretary-General, at the United Nations in New York. Mr. Narasimhan was U Thant’s and is currently Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim’s Chef de Cabinet.

 

1972
  NOVEMBER 4TH 1972   NOVEMBER 4TH 1972   “I believe very much in what you do. I am an admirer of yours. I love what you’re doing. I believe in what you’re doing. I’ll take my road. I will preach my belief in your philosophy. I will quote your philosophy because this is what people need. You’re inspiring these young people, motivating them to the bigger, better side of life.” — Jesse Owens, Olympic Champion Athlete (Berlin, 1936)  

Sri Chinmoy meets with Jesse Owens – the hero of the 1936 Berlin Olympics and winner of four track-and-field gold medals – at the Park Lane Hotel in New York, NY, USA.

 

1975

Sri Chinmoy offers a public meditation at the Church of the Covenant in Boston, MA, USA.

 

1978

Sri Chinmoy offers public meditation and concert at Columbia University in New York, NY, USA.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy holds a programme honouring Humayun Rasheed Choudhury, President of the Forty-First Session of the UN General Assembly and Foreign Minister of Bangladesh, at the United Nations in New York.

 

1995

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the University Temple, United Methodist Church, in Seattle, WA, USA.

 

1995

Sri Chinmoy receives the World Peace Literature Award from Professor Charles Johnson at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA, USA.

 

1998

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

 

1998

Sri Chinmoy lifts 3 elephants at the Big Apple Circus in Damrosch Park, Lincoln Center, New York, NY, USA. After the lift, Sri Chinmoy is interviewed by Reuters TV.

 

2002

Sri Chinmoy lifts vintage automobiles in Nyack, NY, USA.

 

2004

Sri Chinmoy lifts Tegla Loroupe, long-distance and track world record holder, first African woman to win the NYC Marathon, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

NOVEMBER 5TH

 

1967
  NOVEMBER 5TH 1967      

The first feature article about Sri Chinmoy, published in mainland USA, appears in the National Edition of the Sunday News, which had the largest circulation of any New York newspaper.

 

1999

El Salvador is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation.

 

2001

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

 

2002

Sri Chinmoy lifts 5 planes in the Long Island environs, NY, USA.

 

2002

Sri Chinmoy achieves 30 abdominal lifts with 371 lbs. in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2003

Sri Chinmoy lifts Louis Auchincloss, novelist and historian; and Giandomenico Picco, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

NOVEMBER 6TH

 

1986
  NOVEMBER 6TH 1986   “I am especially blessed by this recognition [the U Thant Peace Award], for it is given by a great man of peace – Sri Chinmoy – in the name of another great man of peace – U Thant. It was the commitment to the universal spirit that connects all people to the light and love of the Supreme that made U Thant a great man of peace. It is that same commitment that makes Sri Chinmoy a tireless worker for peace, understanding and tolerance in a dangerous world.” — Russell Barber, WNBC-TV religion editor, Emmy Award winner and producer and host of The First Estate: Religion in Review  

Sri Chinmoy offers the U Thant Peace Award to Dr. Russell Barber, WNBC television producer, on U Thant Island, at the United Nations in New York.

 

1990

Sri Chinmoy holds a memorial tribute for Leonard Bernstein, who passed away on October 14, 1990, at the United Nations in New York.

 

1992
  NOVEMBER 6TH 1992   NOVEMBER 6TH 1992      
 

From a statement dated November 6, 1992: “Sri Chinmoy is dedicated to the timeless belief that, with tolerance and understanding, the family of nations can achieve unity by accommodating diversity. This belief ... is, in my judgement, one of the defining characteristics that has made Canada the beacon of hope and peace that it is the world over. My congratulations ... to Sri Chinmoy for his unceasing efforts on behalf of world peace.” — Jean Chrétien, Prime Minister of Canada

 
 

Sri Chinmoy is guest of honour at the Ottawa dedication ceremony as the first Sri Chinmoy Peace Capital, at the World Exchange Plaza in Ottawa, ON, Canada.

 

1992

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, ON, Canada.

 

1998

Sri Chinmoy lifts a 685 Aero Commander Aircraft plus six passengers – total weight of 10,527 lbs. – at Roger J. Miller Air Park, Berkeley, New Jersey, USA. After the lift, Sri Chinmoy is interviewed by News 12 New Jersey TV.

 

1999
  NOVEMBER 6TH 1999   NOVEMBER 6TH 1999   NOVEMBER 6TH 1999   NOVEMBER 6TH 1999  

Sri Chinmoy offers the opening meditation at the International Friendship Run, sponsored by the New York Road Runners Club, the day before the New York City Marathon; and meets with Grete Waitz, former marathon world record holder, and Tegla Laroupe, the current record holder, on the North Lawn of the United Nations in New York.

 

1999

The Central African Republic and Liechtenstein are declared Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nations.

 

 

NOVEMBER 7TH

 

1971

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘The revelation of India’s light’, at the University of California in Berkeley, CA, USA.

 

1975

Sri Chinmoy offers a public meditation at Wagner College on Staten Island, NY, USA.

 

1982

Sri Chinmoy runs the Sri Chinmoy Marathon (4:36:00) in Zurich, Switzerland.

 

1984

Sri Chinmoy first meets with ultra-running champion Yiannis Kouros at the start of the Sri Chinmoy 24-hour Race Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Flushing, NY, USA. Yiannis Kouros went on to win the race, setting three world records.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy lifts 806½ lbs., using only his right arm, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1987
  NOVEMBER 7TH 1987      

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre to an audience of over 7,000 in Toronto, ON, Canada.

 

1988

Sri Chinmoy celebrates ‘Lifting Up the World with a Oneness-Heart’ by lifting his own body weight of 155½ lbs., 100 times in 68 minutes 23 seconds, using alternate arms, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1989

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

 

1995

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Pilgrim-Dream-Blossoms in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2001
  NOVEMBER 7TH 2001      

Sri Chinmoy sang 47 Bengali songs, accompanying himself on synthesizer, at PS 86 in Jamaica, NY, USA. The session is recorded and later released on a CD entitled ‘My Heart’s Rainbow-Dreams’. Listen to the CD...

 

2002

Sri Chinmoy lifts a Ferris wheel and then a children’s train, both with passengers, at Coney Island, NY, USA.

 

2003

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

 

2006

Sri Chinmoy lifts Marilson Gomes dos Santos, winner of 2006 NYC Marathon, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

NOVEMBER 8TH

 

1977
  NOVEMBER 8TH 1977   “I felt deeply inspired by the spiritual atmosphere generated by you and your devotees ... and wish to congratulate you for your growing achievement in bringing the message of India to the distant shores of America in the tradition of Swami Vivekananda.” — L.L. Mehrotra, India’s Consul-General in San Francisco  

Sri Chinmoy meets with Consul General Lakhan L. Mehrotra (his former boss at the Indian Consulate in New York) at the Indian Consulate in San Francisco, CA, USA.

 

1983

Sri Chinmoy meets with C.R. Singh, Member of Indian Parliament, at the United Nations in New York.

 

1987

Sri Chinmoy offers an organ performance at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, ON, Canada.

 

1995

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

 

1996

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the University of South Florida in St. Petersburg, FL, USA.

 

1998

Sri Chinmoy raises a car (4,302 lbs.) using a standing calf raise in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2002

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

 

2006

An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala paintings opens at the Ballsaal der Heidelberger Stadthalle in Heidelberg, Germany.

 

 

NOVEMBER 9TH

 

1970

Sri Chinmoy begins his first European Lecture Tour with a lecture, entitled ‘Is Death the End?’, later published in My Rose Petals, Part 1, at the University of Kent in Canterbury, England UK.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy lifts members of the Fire Department (1,767 lbs.) and 1959 Morris Minor automobile (2,078 lbs.) in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1991
  NOVEMBER 9TH 1991        

NOVEMBER 9TH 1991

 

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert, including a piano performance, at the Parc des Expositions in Montpellier, France.

 

1995

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Pilgrim-Peace-Blossoms in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1996

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the James L. Knight International Center in Miami, FL, USA.

 

2002

Sri Chinmoy lifts a total weight of 126,902 lbs. in one day. (Lifts a total weight of 259,942 lbs. for the week of November 2–9) at Francis Lewis School Auditorium in Fresh Meadows, NY, USA. • The morning lifts include a 4-ton elephant with Mahasamrat Bill Pearl sitting on top (8,475 lbs.), a car, 2 horses, a sailboat and a small house, in Jamaica, NY, USA. • At the evening programme, ‘Lifting Up the World with a Oneness-Heart: The Body’s Fitness-Gong and the Soul’s Fulness-Song’, Sri Chinmoy performs multiple weightlifting feats: He lifts 36 people, including Bob Beamon, 1968 Olympic long jump gold medallist, whose world record stood for 23 years; Carlos Buhler, Himalayan mountain climber; Diane Dixon, twice Olympic 400-metres relay medallist, gold and silver (1984, 1988); Dan Lurie, pioneer of bodybuilding, President of the World Bodybuilding Guild; Edit Bérces, ultra-distance runner, world-record holder for 24 hours, 100 miles and 200 kilometres; H.E. Vijay Nambiar, Permanent Representative of India to the UN; Valmir Nunes, ultra-distance runner, twice World Champion for 100 kilometres; and Christoph Sieber, 2000 Olympic windsurfing gold medallist.

 

 

NOVEMBER 10TH

 

1970

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘The end of all knowledge’, at Nottingham University in Nottingham, UK.

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy completes 200 books overall, including 51 books published in 10 days, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1978

Sri Chinmoy offers a memorial tribute to the American artist Norman Rockwell, entitled ‘Norman Rockwell: Artist Of Americana’, in the Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium at the United Nations in New York.

 

1984

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Metro Toronto Convention Centre to an audience of 8,000 in Toronto, ON, Canada.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy lifts 1,007¾ lbs., using only his right arm, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1990

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Dynamo Sport-und-Kongress-Zentrum to an audience of 6,800 in Berlin, Germany. After the concert, he lifts 26 people.

 

1993

Sri Chinmoy had a 5th meeting with President Mikhail Gorbachev at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Arlington, VA, USA.

 

1995

Sri Chinmoy meets with Harsh Bashin, Consul General of India to New York, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1998

Sri Chinmoy lifts 10 police officers at the 107th Precinct in Flushing, NY, USA.

 

1999

The City of Chandannagore is declared the first Bengali Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom.

 

 

NOVEMBER 11TH

 

1970

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Perfection-Goal’, at the University of London in London, UK.

 

1983

Sri Chinmoy first meets with Sudhahota Carl Lewis, Olympic Track and Field gold medallist, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1989
  NOVEMBER 11TH 1989   NOVEMBER 11TH 1989      

Sri Chinmoy runs 100 metres in a relay called ‘Oneness-Peace’ together with 15 other runners including Ted Corbitt, Addwitiya Roberta Flack and Sudhahota Carl Lewis, at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Flushing, NY, USA. Sri Chinmoy runs the 15th leg of the relay, passing the baton to the final runner Sudhahota Carl Lewis. Read more...

 

1989

Sri Chinmoy lifts numerous people, including Steffi Graf, world’s no. 1 female tennis player and considered the best female player of the 20th century; and Ambalika Evelyn Lewis, US Olympic athlete, mother of Sudhahota Carl Lewis, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1990

Sri Chinmoy lifts 30 people, including Kamalesh Sharma, former Ambassador of India to East Germany at the Dynamo Sport-und-Kongress-Zentrum in Berlin, Germany.

 

1991

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Teatro L’Alianca in Barcelona, Spain.

 

1998

Sri Chinmoy lifts a fully fuelled twin-engine Beechcraft plane using a modified standing calf-raise machine at Tweed Airport in New Haven, CT, USA. The total weight, including apparatus, is 13,040 lbs. After the lift, Sri Chinmoy is interviewed for the New Haven Register.

 

2004

Sri Chinmoy lifts a helicopter and three small planes at Monmouth Executive Airport in Wall, NJ, USA.

 

2004

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

 

 

NOVEMBER 12TH

 

1978

Sri Chinmoy offers a meditation and concert at the Hindu Temple Society of North America in Flushing, NY, USA.

 

1985

Sri Chinmoy lifts 140 lbs. using only one arm in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Gruga Hall in Essen, Germany.

 

1990

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and lifts 10 people at Palác Kultury in Prague, Czech Republic.

 

1997
  NOVEMBER 12TH 1997      

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Sri Aurobindo: A Glimpse’, dedicated to Sri Aurobindo, at King’s College Chapel, Cambridge University, in Cambridge, UK.

 

1998

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert in Helsinki, Finland.

 

1999

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

 

2000

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the College of Staten Island on Staten Island, NY, USA.

 

2002
  NOVEMBER 12TH 2002      

Sri Chinmoy lifts Bobby McFerrin, composer, conductor, Grammy Award winner, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2004

Sri Chinmoy raises a small house, a camel, an elephant and a yacht using a standing calf raise with a ground platform in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

NOVEMBER 13TH

 

1970

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘How to conquer fear’, at the American College in Paris, France.

 

1979

Sri Chinmoy offers a public concert at the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC, USA.

 

1984

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at St. Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco, CA, USA, and meets with 110-metres hurdles world-record holder Renaldo Nehemiah.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy offers the first Peace Meditation for the Members of British Parliament; and meets with Lord Ennals, Speaker of the House of Commons, at the Palace of Westminster in London, UK.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Alexandra Palace in London, UK.

 

1988

Sri Chinmoy offers a meditation at the Hindu Temple Society of North America in Flushing, NY, USA.

 

1990

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and lifts 10 people, including Gabor Demszky, Mayor of Budapest at the Kongresszusi Központ in Budapest, Hungary.

 

1991

Sri Chinmoy is invited for a tour of the House of Lords by Baroness Shreela Flather, the first Asian woman to become a British Peer of the Realm. He also meets with Members of Parliament Lord Desai, Lord Ennals and Keith Vaz, at the Palace of Westminster in London, UK.

 

1995

An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala paintings opens at the Russell Rotunda, US Senate, in Washington, DC, USA.

 

1997

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert in Cardiff City Hall in Cardiff, Wales, UK.

 

1998

Finland is inaugurated as a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation at Hesperia Park in Helsinki, Finland.

 

1999

The union territory of Daman and Diu in India is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom.

 

2002

Sri Chinmoy lifts Jack Johnson, musician and filmmaker; and Robert A. F. Thurman, President of Tibet House, named one of the 25 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine.

 

2004

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and ‘Lifting Up the World with a Oneness-Heart: The Body’s Fitness-Gong, The Soul’s Fulness-Song’ programme. Lifts a total weight of 215,808 lbs. in one day. (Lifts a total weight of 294,329 lbs. from November 11-13.) Lifts 45 people, including George Brunstad, at 70 years, oldest person to swim the English Channel; H.E. Crispin Gregoire, Ambassador of Dominica to the UN; H.E. Dr. Gabor Horvath, Consul General of Hungary to New York; Dr. Zsolt Morovan, Consul of Hungary to New York; H.E. Le Luong Minh, Permanent Representative of Viet Nam to the UN; Martin Strel, world’s greatest marathon swimmer; Greg Welch, World Championship triathlete; H.E. Chem Widhya, Permanent Representative of Cambodia to the UN; and Frank Zane, 3-time Mr. Olympia. Also receives the highest awards from Cambodia, Hungary and Viet Nam, at York College in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2006

Sri Chinmoy offers the U Thant Peace Award to UN Deputy Secretary-General Mark Malloch Brown at the United Nations in New York.

 

2007

An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala paintings opens at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA, USA.

 

 

NOVEMBER 14TH

 

1965

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘The Hinduism of Today’, at the Religious School, Central Synagogue of Nassau County, Rockville Centre, Long Island, New York, NY USA. Read more...

 

1970

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Occultism’, at the American Centre for Arts in Paris, France.

 

1972

Sri Chinmoy delivers his first lecture on the Vedas, entitled ‘The Vedic Bird of Illumination’, at one of the Seven Sister colleges – Wellesley College in Wellesley, MA, USA.

 

1972

Sri Chinmoy delivers his second lecture on the Vedas, entitled ‘The Glowing Consciousness of Vedic Truth’, at one of the Seven Sister colleges – Radcliffe College in Cambridge, MA, USA.

 

1978

Sri Chinmoy first meets with Jorge Illueca, Permanent Representative of Panama to the UN, at the United Nations in New York.

 

1982

Sri Chinmoy runs the Jersey Shore Marathon course (4:22:57) in Asbury Park, NJ, USA.

 

1984

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA, USA.

 

1986

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

 

1989

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Philadelphia Civic Center in Philadelphia, PA, USA.

 

1991

Sri Chinmoy meets John Major, Prime Minister of Great Britain, and Ben Kingsley, Academy Award winner, at the observance of Jawaharlal Nehru’s birthday, India’s first Prime Minister, at India House in London, UK.

 

1991

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Docklands Arena in London, UK.

 

1992

Sri Chinmoy’s song about Bill Clinton is sung to the US President-Elect.

 

 

NOVEMBER 15TH

 

1972

Sri Chinmoy delivers his third lecture on the Vedas, entitled ‘The Inner Revelation-Fire’, at one of the Seven Sister colleges – Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY, USA.

 

1975

A Jharna-Kala parade to celebrate Sri Chinmoy completing 100,000 paintings is held on Madison Ave. in New York, NY, USA.

 

1977
  NOVEMBER 15TH 1977   NOVEMBER 15TH 1977   “All too often passion and conflict rule the day. It is in such moments that we need meditation to look into our selves and to encounter our God so we may cleanse our spirit and gain needed strength.” — Dr. Carlos P. Romulo, Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines  

Sri Chinmoy and the U.N. Meditation Group observe the 20th anniversary of the opening of the U.N. Meditation Room, located in the General Assembly Lobby at the United Nations in New York. The programme opens with a short meditation in the ‘Room of Quiet’ and continues in Conference Room 4, with a special performance of six new songs written for the occasion by Sri Chinmoy, five of which were words of the four Secretaries-General set to music.

 

1981

Sri Chinmoy runs a personal best for the half-marathon, 13.1 miles, in a time of 1:55:24 in the Sri Chinmoy Half-Marathon at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Flushing, NY, USA.

 

1987
  NOVEMBER 15TH 1977   NOVEMBER 15TH 1977   NOVEMBER 15TH 1977      

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

 

1991

The Severn-Wye Bridge, uniting England and Wales, is inaugurated as a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Bridge in Aust, Southern Gloucestershire, England, UK.

 

1992
   NOVEMBER 15TH 1992   Commenting on Sri Chinmoy’s passing in October 2007: “Throughout his many years, he enriched the lives of countless others and served as a model of generosity and discipline to those he met, fostering an atmosphere of compassion, harmony, and unity.... His legacy of kindness, reflection, and resolve will endure for many years to come.” — Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States  

Sri Chinmoy had an informal meeting with President-Elect Bill Clinton in Little Rock, AK, USA.

 

1995

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Public School 117 in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1998

Sri Chinmoy lifts his own bodyweight of 145 lbs. with both arms simultaneously in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1998

Sri Chinmoy offers the U Thant Peace Award to Senator Claiborne Pell of Rhode Island at Beekman Towers Hotel in New York, NY, USA.

 

2002

Sri Chinmoy receives the Jesse Owens Humanitarian Award from the Jesse Owens Foundation, presented by the family of the legendary Olympic Track and Field gold medallist at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago, IL, USA.

 

2003

Sri Chinmoy lifts 15 people, including Yasser Seirawan, 1979 International Chess Grandmaster, and four-time US Chess Champion; and Narada Michael Walden, two-time Grammy Award winner and 1998 Best Producer of the Year, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

NOVEMBER 16TH

 

1975
  NOVEMBER 16TH 1975   NOVEMBER 16TH 1975   NOVEMBER 16TH 1975   NOVEMBER 16TH 1975      

Sri Chinmoy completes 16,031 Jharna-Kala paintings in 24 hours, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1979

Sri Chinmoy offers a prayer session for hostages in Iran at the United Nations in New York.

 

1990

Sri Chinmoy achieves a personal best or the 22-lb. shot put of 6.32 metres in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2002

Sri Chinmoy lifts H.E. Mr. Ismael Abraao, Permanent Representative of Angola to the UN, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2003

Sri Chinmoy lifts Ravi Shankar, sitar player, multiple Grammy Award winner; also lifts his wife Sukanya and daughter Anoushka in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2004

Sri Chinmoy lifts Sarvottama Tatyana Lebedeva, 2004 Olympic Long Jump gold medallist and 2004 Olympic Triple Jump bronze medallist, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

NOVEMBER 17TH

 

1970

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘The Inner Promise’, at Essex University in Colchester, Essex, UK.

 

1971

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, ‘The Beauty and Duty of India’s Soul’, at New York University, in New York, NY, USA.

 

1972

Sri Chinmoy delivers his fourth lecture on the Vedas, entitled ‘The Rig Veda’, at one of the Seven Sister colleges – Barnard College in New York, NY, USA.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy achieves a 1,317¾-lb. lift using only his right arm, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1993

Sri Chinmoy hosts a Jharna-Kala exhibit reception for diplomats and VIPs of the 100,000 Soul-Bird drawings dedicated to Raisa Maximovna Gorbacheva at the Heritage Building in Ottawa, ON, Canada.

 

1995

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the DC Armory to an audience of 10,000 in Washington, DC, USA. The concert is introduced by H.E. Siddhartha Shankar Ray, Ambassador of India to the United States.

 

1998

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

 

1999

Sri Chinmoy celebrates his 14th weightlifting anniversary by offering a Peace Concert, Jharna-Kala exhibition and ‘Lifting Up the World with a Oneness-Heart: The Body’s Fitness-Gong and The Soul’s Fulness-Song’ programme. Sri Chinmoy lifts a total weight of 95,290 lbs. with 65 lifts in a single day. The morning session is held at Aspiration-Ground, and the evening session at York College, Jamaica, NY, USA. Lifts also include Steve Finley, three-time Golden Gloves Baseball Champion (the final lift of the evening, and last ever of the standing one-arm lifts); Paula Newby-Fraser, eight-time female Ironman Triathlon Champion; Olympian Sudhahota Carl Lewis for the 4th time; and Mahasamrat Bill Pearl, five-time Mr. Universe, for the 12th time. Read Sri Chinmoy’s conversation with Mahasamrat Bill Pearl.

 

2002

Sri Chinmoy lifts Anoushka Shankar, sitar player, composer, Grammy Award nominee, the first woman to perform at Ramakrishna Centre in Calcutta, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2006

Sri Chinmoy cooks prasad in honour of his brother Mantu’s birthday, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2007

An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala paintings opens at the Army House Exhibit Space in Skopie, Macedonia.

 

 

NOVEMBER 18TH

 

1970

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘The Inner Teaching’, at Leeds University in Leeds, UK.

 

1974

Sri Chinmoy plants a meditation tree at the Federal Parkland in Ottawa, ON, Canada.

 

1977

Sri Chinmoy offers an esraj concert at the Museum of Man in Ottawa, ON, Canada.

 

1980

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Art is’ , at Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR, USA.

 

1985
  NOVEMBER 18TH 1985      

Sri Chinmoy lifts 155 lbs. – equal to his own body weight – 24 times, using only his right arm, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy lifts various objects using the seated calf-raise: a refrigerator; 700 of his books; an ice cream cart and a Christmas tree. He also uses a standing calf-raise with an overhead platform for the first time, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1988

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Progress-Promise in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1990

Sri Chinmoy achieves personal best throws in the West for 6-lb. shot put (12.22m) and 16-1b. shot put (8.41m) in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1990

Sri Chinmoy lifts Zina Garrison, three-time Grand Slam Mixed Doubles champion, 1988 Olympic Women’s Doubles gold medallist in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1991

Sri Chinmoy lifts Prince Sigvard Bernadotte and Princess Marianne Bernadotte of Sweden in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1998

Sri Chinmoy lifts 750 lbs. using a seated calf raise in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1998

The Czech Republic is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation.

 

1998

Sri Chinmoy lifts a 22,185-lb. jet, using a modified standing calf-raise machine, at Macarthur Airport in Ronkonkoma, Long Island, NY, USA.

 

2000

Sri Chinmoy holds his annual New Year’s Meditation and Peace Concert at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in Manhattan, New York.

 

2001

Sri Chinmoy lifts 44 people in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2003

Sri Chinmoy lifts Nigel Fisher, Executive Director of the UN Office for Project Services, and UN Assistant Secretary-General; and Richard Gere, famous actor and founder of the Gere Foundation Supporting His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan Community-In-Exile, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

NOVEMBER 19TH

 

1970

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘The Universe’, at Keble College, Oxford University, in Oxford, UK.

 

 

1974
  NOVEMBER 19TH 1974   NOVEMBER 19TH 1974      

Sri Chinmoy creates his first artwork in the West, marking the beginning of Jharna-Kala ‘Fountain-Art’, in room 233 at the Sheraton El Mirador Hotel, Ottawa, ON, Canada.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Seattle Opera House in Seattle, WA, USA.

 

1988

Sri Chinmoy lifts his own body weight of 156 lbs. overhead 100 times in 22 minutes, 43 seconds, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1991

Sri Chinmoy meets with Kurt Masur, conductor of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, in his private office suite at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, in New York, NY, USA.

 

1998

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

 

2000

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

 

 

NOVEMBER 20TH

 

1970

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Curiosity or necessity’, at St. David’s College, University of Wales, in Lampeter, Wales, UK.

 

1978

Sri Chinmoy offers a public meditation and concert at Queens College in Flushing, NY, USA.

 

1982

Sri Chinmoy offers the closing meditation at the International Yoga Teachers’ Association in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Memorial Arena in Victoria, BC, Canada.

 

1989

Sri Chinmoy lifts the winner of the NY Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association Bodybuilding Championship, ‘Best Built Man’, and receives an award from the association at the Downtown Athletic Club in New York, NY, USA.

 

1990

Sri Chinmoy achieves a personal best in the West for the 12-lb. shot put with a distance of 9.21 metres in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1991

Sri Chinmoy meets with Censu Tabone, Prime Minister of Malta at Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York, NY, USA.

 

1995

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert in Labouisse Hall at UNICEF House in New York, NY, USA.

 

1999

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert to an audience of 7,000 and receives the Voice of Universal Music Award from the University of Ottawa at the Corel Centre in Ottawa, ON, Canada.

 

2000

Sri Chinmoy offers the opening meditation at World-Harmony-Pilgrim-Dream Concert for Peace at the United Nations in New York.

 

 

NOVEMBER 21ST

 

1970

Sri Chinmoy speaks on ’Our Path’ to the members of the newly-formed London Centre, in London, UK.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Kitsilano High School in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

 

1992

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Walters Art Gallery in Baltimore, MD, USA.

 

1996

Sri Chinmoy meets with H.E. Dr. Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Secretary-General of the United Nations (1992-1996), at the United Nations in New York.

 

1997

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

 

1998

Sri Chinmoy lifts members of the Harlem Gospel Choir in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2005

Sri Chinmoy lifts Mark Malloch Brown, UN Deputy Secretary-General and Chef de Cabinet to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, at the UN Millennium Hotel in New York, NY, USA.

 

 

NOVEMBER 22ND

 

1975

Sri Chinmoy spontaneously sets to music 200 Bengali songs from his 4-volume poetry series Pole-Star Promise-Light, part 1part 2part 3 and part 4 in 4 hours, taking only a 10-minute intermission after each group of 50 songs, at Thomas Edison High School in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy offers an opening meditation at the Canadian National Bodybuilders Championship Show in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

 

1993

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Športová Hala Pasienky in Bratislava, Slovakia.

 

1994

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

 

1998

Sri Chinmoy lifts five helicopters — weighing 1300 lbs., 1794 lbs., 1900 lbs., 2410 lbs. and 3205 lbs. — in five separate lifts, using a modified standing calf-raise machine, at Ellington Airport in Ellington, CT, USA.

 

 

NOVEMBER 23RD

 

1970

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘The higher worlds’, at Kings College, Cambridge University in Cambridge, UK.

 

1972

Sri Chinmoy wrote 50 plays in 8 days in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy lifts numerous animals (a miniature ‘zoo’), Madal Press, scuba divers, windsurfers, English Channel swimmers, live turkeys and ‘pilgrims’ in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1989

Sri Chinmoy offers special Thanksgiving Message in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1996

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, USA, the first of 50 concerts in honour of the 50th Anniversary of India’s Independence, in New York, NY, USA.

 

1998

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

 

1999

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and also offers the U Thant Peace Award to Anwarul Karim Chowdhury, Ambassador of Bangladesh to the UN, at the United Nations in New York.

 

2004

Sri Chinmoy first visits China, staying for almost 3 months, travelling throughout the country.

 

 

NOVEMBER 24TH

 

1977

Sri Chinmoy gives his first harpsichord concert; and sings and plays 46 Bengali songs from memory, one for each year of his life, as a ‘Thanksgiving’ offering in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy lifts 1,515¼ lbs. using only his right arm, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1990

Sri Chinmoy lifts members of the diplomatic community, including H.E. Andre Erdos, Permanent Representative of Hungary to the UN; H.E. Masamichi Hanabusa, Ambassador and Consul General of Japan to the USA; and Igor Korchilov, interpreter for President Mikhail Gorbachev, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1991

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the University of California in Berkeley, CA, USA.

 

1992

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert in the Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium at the United Nations in New York.

 

1993
  NOVEMBER 24TH 1993      

Sri Chinmoy meets with Michal Kováč, the first President of Slovakia, and gives a private cello performance at the Presidential Palace in Bratislava, Slovakia. The President and his wife also hold the Peace Torch with Sri Chinmoy.

 

1993

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Kulturne Centrum in Bratislava, Slovakia.

 

1998

Sri Chinmoy lifts 145 lbs. (the equivalent of his body weight) with one arm, 100 times in 1 minute 33 seconds in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1999

Sri Chinmoy is interviewed by CNN Radio about his weightlifting achievements.

 

2000

Sri Chinmoy honours the 50th Anniversary of Sri Aurobindo’s Mahasamadhi, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

NOVEMBER 25TH

 

1970

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘How To Conquer Doubt’, at the University of Dundee, in Dundee, Scotland, UK.

 

1978

Sri Chinmoy offers a public meditation and concert at the High School of Art and Design, in New York, NY, USA.

 

1989

Sri Chinmoy lifts Arthur J. Ranasinghe, Minister of State for Information, Sri Lanka, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1993

Sri Chinmoy meets with Vaclav Havel, President of Czech Republic, and gives a private esraj performance at the Presidential Palace in Prague, Czech Republic.

 

1995

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert in honour of the 50th Anniversary of the United Nations, performing on 150 instruments in a total of 13 hours, 40 minutes, in six sessions that included brief intermissions. Sri Chinmoy offers talks at the beginning and end of the performance for an additional 33 minutes. The total time of the function, held at Public School 117 in Briarwood, NY, USA, is 14 hours, 15 minutes.

 

1996

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert in the Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium at the United Nations in New York.

 

1998

Sri Chinmoy lifts 300 lbs. (more than double his bodyweight of 145 lbs.), using only one arm, 100 times in 3 minutes, 44 seconds in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2006

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Bosphorus University in Istanbul, Turkey.

 

 

NOVEMBER 26TH

 

1968

Sri Chinmoy gives his first talk, entitled ‘The Song Universal’, at the United Nations, in the UN Church Centre in New York.

 

1974
  NOVEMBER 26H 1974    

Sri Chinmoy holds a special meditation at the United Nations Church Centre Chapel in tribute to former U.N. Secretary-General U Thant, who had passed away the previous day. Read more...

 

1978
  NOVEMBER 26H 1974   “The presence of Sri Chinmoy on ‘The Way to Go’ was inspirational, I am certain, to our viewers. To me, personally, his presence was transforming. I look upon the visit as the highlight of the twenty-two-and-one-half years of the program’s life.” — Ormond Drake, Professor Emeritus at New York University  

Sri Chinmoy appears on the television show ‘The Way To Go’ hosted by Ormond Drake, Professor Emeritus, New York University in New York, NY, USA.

 

1985

Sri Chinmoy receives a medal from Robert Muller, UN Assistant Secretary-General, commemorating the 40th anniversary of UN, at the United Nations in New York.

 

1988

Sri Chinmoy lifts Lori Bowen, NBC TV sports commentator, Ms. Olympia Competition, 1983 National Bodybuilding Champion, 1984 World Professional Bodybuilding Champion; and Mike Ashley, 1986 Mr. Universe, 1887 World Mixed Pairs Champion, 1987 Grand Prix Champion, at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY, USA.

 

1991

Sri Chinmoy holds a reception for UN ambassadors and gives a piano performance at Buchman Hall in New York, NY, USA.

 

1998
  NOVEMBER 26TH 1998      

Sri Chinmoy lifts a 31,000-lb. Dassault Mystere-Falcon 50 jet plane and 21 passengers, using a modified standing calf-raise machine, at Macarthur Airport in Ronkonkoma, Long Island, New York.

 

1999

Papua New Guinea is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation.

 

2001

Sri Chinmoy lifts 16 people, including 4 members of the Hindu Heritage Endowment and its leader Bodhinatha Sadhaka, at the Holiday Inn Resort in Kauai, HI, USA.

 

 

NOVEMBER 27TH

 

1970

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Love, devotion and surrender’, at the American International School in Zurich, Switzerland.

 

1976
  NOVEMBER 27TH 1976   NOVEMBER 27TH 1976      

Sri Chinmoy offers his second public esraj concert, to an audience of 500, at Calvary Church in Manhattan, New York, USA.

 

1980

Sri Chinmoy offers a talk entitled ‘I Thank You’ at the New York Ethical Cultural Society in New York, NY, USA.

 

1982

Sri Chinmoy completes the 5,000th poem, the 50th volume, in his Ten Thousand Flower-Flames poetry series in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1985
  NOVEMBER 27TH 1985   NOVEMBER 27TH 1985   NOVEMBER 27TH 1985   NOVEMBER 27TH 1985  

Sri Chinmoy offers a 27-instrument performance and a 7-hour meditation called ‘Sri Chinmoy Thanksgiving Music Feast’ at Buchman Hall in New York, NY, USA.

 

1986
  NOVEMBER 27TH 1986      

Sri Chinmoy achieves a 2,039-lb. lift, using only his right arm, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy lifts farm animals, ‘Santa’, reindeer and sleigh in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1987
  NOVEMBER 27TH 1987  

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Sri Chinmoy offers an organ performance at Auckland Town Hall in Auckland, New Zealand. The recital is later released on a CD entitled Mountain-Aspiration and Fountain-Dedication.

 

1987

Sri Chinmoy visits New Zealand for the first time and offers a Peace Concert at the Logan Campbell Centre in Auckland, NZ.

 

1995

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, OH, USA.

 

1996

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

 

1998
  NOVEMBER 27TH 1998       NOVEMBER 27TH 1998      
NOVEMBER 27TH 1998 NOVEMBER 27TH 1998
   

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and ‘Lifting Up the World with a Oneness-Heart: The Body’s Fitness-Gong and The Soul’s Fulness-Song’ programme. Lifts a total weight of 92,985 lbs. Lifts numerous VIPs, including Joaquim Cruz, 1984 800m Olympic Gold medallist; Joe Franklin, TV Talk Show Host; Alfred Gerstl, President of Federal Council, Austria; Mahasamrat Bill Pearl, 5 x Mr. Universe; and Frank Zane, 3-time Mr. Olympia and 3-time Mr. Universe. A Jharna-Kala Exhibit is simultaneously held at York College in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

NOVEMBER 28TH

 

1972

Sri Chinmoy delivers his fifth lecture on the Vedas, entitled ‘The Song Of The Infinite’, at one of the Seven Sister colleges – Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA, USA.

 

1972

Sri Chinmoy delivers his sixth lecture on the Vedas, entitled ‘Intuition-Light From The Vsas’, at one of the Seven Sister colleges – Smith College in Northampton, MA, USA.

 

1976

Sri Chinmoy spontaneously set to music 300 English poems from Europe-Blossoms in Jamaica, NY, USA. The songs are later published as Surrender-Lotus-Blossoms and Surrender-Rose-Blossoms.

 

1998

Sri Chinmoy is interviewed by CBS Radio about his weightlifting achievements.

 

2001

Sri Chinmoy lifts 21 people at the Holiday Inn Resort in Kauai, HI, USA.

 

2002
 
  NOVEMBER 28TH 2002      

Sri Chinmoy begins a project to lift 1,000 lambs as part of his ‘Lifting Up the World with a Oneness-Heart’ programme. On his first lifting day, he lifts 100 three-month-old Romney Cross lambs (1-100) at the Agriculture Research farm in Whatawhata, New Zealand. Lifting four lambs at a time, he performs 25 lifts in less than one hour, for a total weight of 8,713 lbs.

 

2003

Sri Chinmoy lifts 14 people, including writers and artists, at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Singapore.

 

2003

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Singapore.

 

 

NOVEMBER 29TH

 

1972

Sri Chinmoy delivers his seventh and final lecture on the Vedas, entitled ‘The Wisdom-Sun of Vedic Truth’, at one of the Seven Sister colleges – Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, PA, USA.

 

1977
  NOVEMBER 29TH 1977      

Sri Chinmoy dedicates a programme in tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr., with the guest of honour and keynote speaker, Coretta Scott King, at the United Nations in New York.

 

1985

Sri Chinmoy meets with Frank Zane, 3-time Mr. Olympia and 3-time Mr. Universe at the United Nations in New York.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy lifts 1,800 lbs. using a standing calf raise in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1987
  NOVEMBER 29TH 1987   NOVEMBER 29TH 1987    

Sri Chinmoy is interviewed live on the ‘Good Morning Melbourne’ TV show in Melbourne, Australia. After the interview, he is filmed lifting his own bodyweight, which is subsequently broadcast a few days later, on ‘The Today Show’, on December 1st.

 

1987
  NOVEMBER 29TH 1987      

Sri Chinmoy delivers a dedication and offers a silent meditation at the opening ceremony of the 7th World Veterans Games in Melbourne, Australia. His ‘World Veterans Games’ song is accepted as the official anthem of the Games and is performed by his students on this occasion.

 

1988

Sri Chinmoy offers a second Peace Meditation at the British Parliament in the Palace of Westminster, London, UK.

 

1995

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

 

1996

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

 

1996

Sri Chinmoy celebrates half his life living in the USA, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

NOVEMBER 30TH

 

1970

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘The permanent and the impermanent’, at the University of Bristol, in Bristol, UK.

 

1971

Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Glimpses from the Vedas and the Upanishads’, at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, NJ, USA.

 

1978

Sri Chinmoy offers a public meditation and concert at Wagner College on Staten Island, NY, USA.

 

1986

Sri Chinmoy 2,000 lbs. using a standing calf raise in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1987

Sri Chinmoy offers an organ performance on the world’s largest mechanical-action organ at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia.

 

1987

Sri Chinmoy offers an organ performance at Sydney Town Hall in Sydney, Australia.

 

1988
  NOVEMBER 30TH 1988   “I am very grateful for your visit. God bless you and your contemplative activities.” — Pope John Paul II  

Sri Chinmoy had his third meeting with Pope John Paul II at the Vatican.

 

1992

Sri Chinmoy lifts Charman Lal Sharma, UNESCO Deputy Director-General for Management, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1996

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Junior High School 217 in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1998

The Canada Peace-Blossom-Nation ceremony with Sri Chinmoy is attended by 300 members of parliament, national and local government officials, ambassadors and other guests at the Chateau Laurier Hotel in Ottawa, ON, Canada.

 

1999

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and his New Year’s Message at Martin Luther King Jr. High School in New York, NY, USA.

 

2000

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Thai Ayutthaya Business Administration College in Ayutthaya, Thailand.

 

2002

Sri Chinmoy lifts 45 people, including champion powerlifter Precious Mckenzie, at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Auckland, New Zealand.

 

2002

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and organ performance at Auckland Town Hall in Auckland, New Zealand.