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  SEPTEMBER 1ST


1971

Sri Chinmoy won first place in a poetry contest in Jean’s Journal for his poem ‘Between Nothingness and Eternity’.

 


1987

Sri Chinmoy offered an organ performance at the Bowne Street Community Church in Flushing, NY, USA.


1988

Sri Chinmoy lifted Saoul Mamby, 1980-82 World Welterweight Boxing Champion, in Jamaica, NY, USA.


1991

Sri Chinmoy lifted Richard Schneider, Chancellor of the World Peace University, Oregon, and the founding Chairman of Radio for Peace International, in Jamaica, NY, USA.


1993

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


2000

Sri Chinmoy held a programme honouring Humayun Rasheed Chowdhury, Speaker of the Bangladesh Parliament, in Jamaica, NY, USA.


2000

Colombia was declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation.


2004

Sri Chinmoy reached the halfway point of his epic poetry series, Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees when volume 39 was published.

 

SEPTEMBER 2ND


1979

Sri Chinmoy completed 100 miles of running in one week in the Jamaica environs, NY, USA.


1990

Sri Chinmoy lifted numerous people, including Dr. Peter Wilenski, Australian Ambassador to the United Nations, at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, NY, USA.


1993

An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala artworks opened at Shibuyaku Omotesando Gallery in Tokyo, Japan.


1999

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


2000

Azerbaijan and Honduras were declared Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nations.


2001

Sri Chinmoy lifted 41 people at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, NY, USA.


2004

An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala artworks opened at the Regional Museum in Simferopol, Ukraine.

 

SEPTEMBER 3RD


1988

Sri Chinmoy played tennis with and lifted Ramesh Krishnan, India's no. 1 tennis champion, at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, NY, USA.


1989

Sri Chinmoy offered a meditation at the Mahatma Gandhi Peace Walk in Jamaica, NY, USA.


1990

Sri Chinmoy lifted numerous people, including Troy Fidler, Australian Male Triathlete of the Year, in Jamaica, NY, USA.


2001

An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala artworks opened at the Mall Gallery in London, UK.

 

SEPTEMBER 4TH


1985

Sri Chinmoy met Bangladesh’s top-ranked junior tennis player Shovan Jamaly at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, NY, USA.


1991
  SEPTEMBER 4TH 1991    


Sri Chinmoy played tennis with and lifted Monica Seles, World’s no. 1 Women’s Singles Tennis Champion, at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, NY, USA.


1997

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Gamle Logen in Oslo, Norway.


2000

Mozambique, Nicaragua and Nigeria were declared Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nations.


2004

Sri Chinmoy lifted Keith Jarrett, jazz pianist, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

SEPTEMBER 5TH


1975

Sri Chinmoy completed his 31,000th Jharna-Kala painting, in Jamaica, NY, USA.


1986

Sri Chinmoy lifted 330 lb. with one arm; and during a standing calf-raise workout, lifted a total of 106 ton, in Jamaica, NY, USA.


1986

Sri Chinmoy met Mani Shankar Mukherji, Bengali author and journalist, at the United Nations in New York.


1990

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany, NY, USA.


1993

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


2000

Palau, Haiti and Vanuatu were declared Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nations.


2002

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the ASV Mehrzweckhalle in Munich, Germany.

 

SEPTEMBER 6TH


1990

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert and also lifted numerous people, including the Venerable Maha Ghosananda, Supreme Patriarch of the exiled Cambodian Buddhist Order, at the Performing Arts Center in Providence, RI, USA.


1997

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Hala Sportowa Mera in Warsaw, Poland.


1999

Ukraine was declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation.


2000

Mexico was declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation.


2000

Sri Chinmoy had his 17th meeting with President Gorbachev at the Hilton Hotel in New York, NY, USA. The President's daughter, Irina Virganskaya, was also present.


2002

Sri Chinmoy lifted 88 people at Madal Bal Sewa in Munich, Germany.


2002

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert, preceded by lifting 12 people, at Stadthalle in Gersthofen, Germany.


2003

Sri Chinmoy lifted Elmer Gale (twice silver medallist, heavyweight division, North American Sumo Championships) and his 8-year-old daughter, Pax Galesantos (North American Judo Champion in her weight class) at Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto, ON, Canada.


2005
  SEPTEMBER 6TH 2005    


Sri Chinmoy offered the U Thant Peace Award to Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Read more...

 

SEPTEMBER 7TH


1975

Sri Chinmoy completed 33,000 Jharna-Kala paintings (2,000 paintings in 2 days) in Jamaica, NY, USA.


1978

Sri Chinmoy performed on 31 musical instruments in Jamaica, NY, USA.


1978

Sri Chinmoy first played the Indian flute in Jamaica, NY, USA.


1990

A reception for Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala exhibition was sponsored by Senator Richard Kraus at Doric Hall, State House, in Boston, MA, USA.


1990

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the Opera House in Boston, MA, USA.


1991

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the Manhattan Center Studios in New York, NY, USA.


2002

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Kongresszentrum Salmen in Zurich, Switzerland.


2005
  SEPTEMBER 7TH 2005    


Sri Chinmoy received Honorary Doctorate of Humanities in Peace Studies. He also gave talk and performed on the esraj at the International University in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Read more...

 

SEPTEMBER 8TH


1987

Sri Chinmoy offered an organ performance at Riverside Church in New York, NY, USA.


1990

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the Palace Theatre in New Haven, CT, USA.


1993

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


1999

Ukraine declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation.


2001

Sri Chinmoy lifted 18 people, including Reinhart Helmke, UN Assistant Secretary-General, Executive-Director of the UN Office of Project Services (UNOPS); Murari Raj Sharma, Permanent Representative of Nepal to the United Nations; Dr. Anastase Gasane, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Rwanda to the United Nations; Abie Grossfield, US Gymnastics Olympian in 1956 and 1960, coach of the gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Team; Tim Jecko, Captain of the US Swim Team in 1956 Olympics, world-record holder in 3 swimming events; and Gail Marquis, 1976 Olympic silver medallist in women’s basketball, in Jamaica, NY, USA.


2002

Sri Chinmoy lifted 32 people at Hotel Salmen in Zurich, Switzerland.


2003

Sri Chinmoy lifted Philip Glass, composer and Oscar nominee, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

SEPTEMBER 9TH


1987

Sri Chinmoy offered an organ performance at St. Bartholomew's Church in New York, NY, USA.


2004

Sri Chinmoy achieved his heaviest one-person lift by lifting Larry McConneghey, who weighed 735 lb, at Lookout Point in Riverside Park, New York, NY, USA.

 

SEPTEMBER 10TH


1977

An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala artworks opened at ABC Haus Am Bahnhof in Cologne, Germany.


1977

Sri Chinmoy painted ‘Journey’s Battle-Victory’, a 13’ x 25’ canvas, in 47 minutes, in New York, NY, USA. The painting was later exhibited on a billboard in San Francisco, California, near Fisherman’s Wharf, sponsored by the Eyes and Ears Foundation.


1987

Sri Chinmoy offered an organ performance at the Holy Family Church in New York, NY, USA.


1990

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert and also lifted Sugar Ray Leonard, 1976 Olympic gold medallist, boxing (light welterweight); and Daniel Nichols, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Office of Emergency Plans, US Department of State, at Constitution Hall in Washington, DC, USA.


2000

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert and also received a Citation of Honour from the Pluralism Project at Harvard University in Boston, MA, USA.


2002
  SEPTEMBER 10TH 2002      


Sri Chinmoy lifted 21 people at Schützenhaus Albisguetli in Zurich, Switzerland.

 

SEPTEMBER 11TH


1978

Sri Chinmoy met with Elliot Richardson, US Spokesman at the UN Conference on Law of the Sea, former Cabinet Member under Presidents Nixon and Ford, and presented him with an original Jharna-Kala painting at the Sri Chinmoy Gallery, Grand Central Station, in New York, NY, USA.


1984
  SEPTEMBER 11TH 1984      


Sri Chinmoy inaugurated the Sri Chinmoy Recreation Trail in Melbourne, VIC, Australia, with an 800-metre running race along the trail for his students.


1986
  SEPTEMBER 11TH 1986      


Sri Chinmoy met with legendary composer Leonard Bernstein for the second time, at the maestro's residence in New York, NY, USA.


1990

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore, MD, USA.


1993

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


1999

An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala artworks opened at the Washington State Capitol Rotunda in Olympia, WA, USA.


1999

An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala artworks opened at the Theatergalerie in Mönchengladbach, Germany.


2005
  SEPTEMBER 11TH 2005   SEPTEMBER 11TH 2005        

SEPTEMBER 11TH 2005

 


Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert, performing on 170 instruments for 7 hours, 40 minutes at the Kursaal Convention Centre in Interlaken, Switzerland.

 

SEPTEMBER 12TH


1975

Sri Chinmoy completed 44,000 Jharna-Kala paintings overall in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1984

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert (early evening) at Dallas Brooks Hall in Melbourne, Australia.



1984

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert (evening) at Dallas Brooks Hall in Melbourne, Australia.



1985

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert (evening) at Palais des Congrès de Montréal to an audience of 6,000 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.



1990

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Monmouth Arts Center in Red Bank, NJ, USA.



1993

Sri Chinmoy offered the opening meditation at the Interfaith NGO Prayer Service for the Opening of UN General Assembly at the Islamic Cultural Center in New York, NY, USA.



1993

Sri Chinmoy offered the U Thant Peace Award to C. Subramaniam, President of the Bharattya Vidya Bhavan International, in Jamaica, NY, USA.



2000

Romania and St. Kitts & Nevis were declared Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nations.



2002

Sri Chinmoy lifted 47 people at Schutzenhaus Albisguetli in Zurich, Switzerland.



2004

An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala artworks opened at the Museum of East And West in Odessa, Ukraine.

 

SEPTEMBER 13TH


1981

Sri Chinmoy ran a personal best for 13 miles in 2:01:30 (9:20 pace) at the Sri Chinmoy Marathon (completing the first 13 miles) in Plainsboro, NJ, USA.



1982

An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala artworks opened at the Rheinisches Landesmuseum in Bonn, Germany.



1991

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the University of Illinois tto an audience of almost 7,000 people in Chicago, IL, USA.



1998

Finland was declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation.



2001

Sri Chinmoy offered a meditation at the Interfaith NGO Ceremony for the Opening of the UN General Assembly, sponsored by the Interfaith Center of New York and the Temple of Understanding, attended by Secretary-General Kofi Annan at St. Bartholomew’s Church in New York, NY, USA.

 

SEPTEMBER 14TH


1982

Sri Chinmoy offered a concert, attended by Ambassador Davidson Hepburn of the Bahamas in the Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium at the United Nations, New York.



2004

Sri Chinmoy offered a meditation at the Interfaith NGO Ceremony for the opening of the United Nations General Assembly, sponsored by the Interfaith Center of New York and the Temple of Understanding, attended by Secretary-General Kofi Annan, at St. Bartholomew's Church in New York, NY, USA.



2005

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Stadthalle, Colombi Park, in Freiburg, Germany.

 

SEPTEMBER 15TH


1984
  SEPTEMBER 15TH 1984      


Sri Chinmoy met with world marathon champion Robert de Castella at ‘Deeks Drive’, the famous Stromlo Forest running trail in Canberra, ACT, Australia.



1986

Sri Chinmoy lifted 1,600 lbs. using a standing calf raise in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1986

An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala artworks, sponsored by The New Yorker magazine and Classical Keyboard Instruments, opened at Buchman Hall in New York, NY, USA.



1988

Sri Chinmoy lifted C.V. Narasimhan, Chef de Cabinet for UN Secretaries-General, Dag Hammarskjöld, U Thant and Kurt Waldheim, at the George and Annette Murphy Recreation Centre in New York, NY, USA.



1990

Sri Chinmoy lifted 15 members of the Humboldt University Chamber Choir, East Berlin, Germany, at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1991

Sri Chinmoy offered a meditation at the Ganesh Puja held at Public School 217 in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1992

Sri Chinmoy met with Jonathan Moore, US Representative to the UN Economic and Social Council, at the United Nations in New York.



2005

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Maimarkthalle in Mannheim, Germany.



2005

Sri Chinmoy received the Great Victory Medal from Dr. Yuri Petrovich Smirnov, Vice President of Russia’s Academy for Military Intelligence and Civil Protection.



2006

Sri Chinmoy lifted a suspended car plus 2 people – a total weight of 2,558 lbs. – Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

SEPTEMBER 16TH


1975

Sri Chinmoy completed 48,000 Jharna-Kala paintings overall in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1977

Sri Chinmoy attend a dedication the ceremony and naming of U Thant Island, on the East River adjacent to the UN New York, NY, USA.



1986

Sri Chinmoy offered a meditation at the UN Prayer Breakfast at the UN Church Centre in New York, NY, USA.



1986

Sri Chinmoy lifted a car for the first time, in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1987

Sri Chinmoy offered a an organ performance at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in New York, NY, USA.



1988
  SEPTEMBER 16TH 1988      


Sri Chinmoy lifted Ilie Năstase, world champion tennis player, and played tennis with him, at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1993

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan (USA) in New York, NY, USA.



2000

Dominican Republic and Yemen were declared Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nations.



2004

Sri Chinmoy lifted 1650 lbs. using a seated calf raise, in Jamaica, NY, USA.



2005
  SEPTEMBER 16TH 2005      


Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Meistersingerhalle in Nuremberg, Germany.



2006
  SEPTEMBER 16TH 2006   “Sri Chinmoy impresses me every time he lifts. He goes beyond what is humanly possible, especially at his age! Being here this weekend has replenished all my energy and given me more strength to keep pushing harder.” — Hugo Girard, IFSA Strongman Super Series World Champion (2002), four-time World Muscle Power Classic (WMPC) Champion (1999, 2001, 2003, 2004), and six-time Canada’s Strongest Man (1999-2004)  


At a special weightlifting event at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, NY, USA, Sri Chinmoy lifted:
        • Bodybuilding legend Bill Pearl;
        • Canadian strongman Hugo Girard;
        • Two stone lion statues and Hugo Girard, a total of 2,828 lbs., using a seated calf raise;
        • 1,550 of his published works, a total of 1,179 lbs., using a seated calf raise;
        • A giant pumpkin, a total of 1,123 lbs., using a standing calf raise.



2006

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



2006

Sri Chinmoy performed at the ‘Night of Champions’ and received award from Wayne Demilia, President of the Bodybuilding Federation, Professional Division Inc. at the Town Hall in New York, NY, USA.

 

SEPTEMBER 17TH


1976

Sri Chinmoy held a special meditation on the anniversary of Dag Hammarskjöld's death, and delivered a talk about the UN's second Secretary-General, in the Meditation Room of the United Nations in New York.



1988

Sri Chinmoy lifted 31 people, including Ken Anderson, no. 1 high school basketball player in the US; Mark Jackson, 1987 NBA Rookie of the Year, former all-American basketball player; Shelton Jones, 1987 all-American basketball player; and Ken Smith, no. 1 basketball point guard in the US – Jamaica, NY, USA.



1993

An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala artworks opened at Peace Osaka Hall in Osaka, Japan.



1999

Sri Chinmoy met Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh, at the United Nations in New York.



2002

Sri Chinmoy lifted Madhurima Judith Light, Emmy Award Winner, stage and television actress, in Jamaica, NY, USA.



2005

Sri Chinmoy offered two Peace Concerts (morning, audience of 2,100; evening, audience of 3,180) at the Zenith in Munich, Germany.



2006

Sri Chinmoy lifted three planes at Princeton Airport, NJ, USA.

 

SEPTEMBER 18TH


1986

Using a standing calf raise, one leg at a time, Sri Chinmoy lifted 400 lbs. with each leg, in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1988

Sri Chinmoy lifted 29 people, including Ted Corbitt, Olympic Marathoner, father of ultra-distance running in the US, and the first President of the New York Road Runners Club; Shankar Shetty, President of the Indian National Congress of America; and José Torres, Olympic Boxing silver medallist, former Light Heavyweight Champion in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1989

An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala artworks opened at City Hall in Ottawa, ON, Canada.



1993

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the Rosemont Horizon in Chicago, IL, USA.



2000

Saint Lucia was declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation.



2001

Laos (Lao People’s Democratic Republic) was declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation.



2002

Sri Chinmoy lifted Ustad Kadar Khan, renowned tabla player, and Pandit Jasraj, Indian classical vocalist in Jamaica, NY, USA.



2004

Sri Chinmoy composed ‘Give Me No Freedom’ in Jamaica, NY, USA.



2005

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the Kongresscenter in Dresden, Germany.

 

SEPTEMBER 19TH


1984

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Suganami Hall in Tokyo, Japan.



1986
  SEPTEMBER 19TH 1986      


Sri Chinmoy achieved a 380½-lb. lift, using only his right arm, in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1990

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



2000

Dominica and Ethiopia were declared Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nations.



2005

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the Internationales Congress Centrum Berlin, Germany.



2007

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert in Lensovet House of Culture in St. Petersburg, Russia.

 

SEPTEMBER 20TH


1973
  SEPTEMBER 20TH 1973   SEPTEMBER 20TH 1973      


Sri Chinmoy first met with Ravi Shankar, world famous sitar player, at the home of Mahavishnu John McLaughlin in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1988

Sri Chinmoy lifted 19 people, including James Grant, UNICEF Executive Director and Lester B. Korn, Ambassador of the United States to the UN, at the UNICEF Plaza in New York, NY, USA.



1994
  SEPTEMBER 20TH 1994    


Sri Chinmoy offered the U Thant Peace Award to James Grant, UNICEF Executive Director, at UNICEF in New York.



1998
  SEPTEMBER 20TH 1998   SEPTEMBER 20TH 1998   SEPTEMBER 20TH 1998      
  “That is so important. We are with you in upholding peace, which brings solace to many people throughout the world. It doesn't matter what language they speak. I think peace is one of the things that is going to save the world.” — Nelson Mandela, President of South Africa  

Sri Chinmoy met with Nelson Mandela, President of South Africa, and his wife, Graça Machel, Mozambique Minister of Education and Global Advocate for Women and Children at the Waldorf-Astoria Towers in New York, NY, USA.



2000

Luxembourg was declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nations.



2002
  SEPTEMBER 20TH 2002   “Ravi Shankar the musician and God the Supreme Musician sleeplessly communicate with each other through the language of love.” — Sri Chinmoy

“Sri Chinmoy, my brother, I am so overwhelmed and emotionally I feel choked with the love that you have shown towards me. ” — Ravi Shankar

 


Sri Chinmoy lifted Ravi Shankar and offered him the U Thant Peace Award. Sri Chinmoy also lifted Ravi Shankar’s wife Sukanya and his daughter Anoushka at Del Mar Hilton Hotel in Del Mar, CA, USA. Read more...



2003
  SEPTEMBER 20TH 2003   SEPTEMBER 20TH 2003  


Sri Chinmoy lifted the ‘Magpie Twins’ Casey Burns (2003 North American Heavyweight Sumo Champion) and Kelly Gneiting (Three-time U.S. Heavyweight Champion) at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, NY, USA.



2005

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert in Westfalenhalle in Dortmund, Germany.

 

SEPTEMBER 21ST


1974

Sri Chinmoy completed 10 stories during a 6-hour period in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1977

Sri Chinmoy received the annual award from the World Gratitude Day Foundation at the UN Church Centre in New York, NY, USA. Read more...



1986
  SEPTEMBER 21ST 1986      


Sri Chinmoy achieved a 400½-lb. lift, using only his right arm, in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1997

Sri Chinmoy met with Inder Kumar Gujral, Prime Minister of India, at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan (USA) in New York, NY, USA.



2002

Sri Chinmoy lifted 45 people, including Dr. Penny Lee Dean, women's world-record holder for the English Channel swim, set in 1978 to present; John Howard, 1981 Hawaii Ironman champion, world-champion cyclist, member of 3 US Olympic teams; Stu Mittleman, ultra-distance runner, held 6-day and 1,000-mile world record; Scott Tinley, 1982 and 1985 Hawaii Ironman Champion; Frank Zane, legendary bodybuilder, 3-time Mr. Olympia, at Del Mar Hilton Hotel in Del Mar, CA, USA.



2005

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the Sporthalle in Hamburg, Germany.



2006

Sri Chinmoy lifted W.J.M. Lokubandara, Speaker of Sri Lankan House of Parliament, Minister of Education, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

SEPTEMBER 22ND


1983

Sri Chinmoy met with Milkha Singh, The Flying Sikh, who won 77 of the 80 track races he ran, at the Sri Chinmoy Centre in San Juan, Puerto Rico.



1991

Sri Chinmoy lifted and offered U Thant Peace Award to H.E. Lakhan Mehrotra, Secretary of Indian Ministry for External Affairs, former Indian Ambassador to USSR, USA, Yugoslavia, and Sri Lanka, former Consul General of India to New York, in Jamaica, NY, USA.



2001

Sri Chinmoy lifted 16 people, including Rafael Figueroa, principal cellist, NY Metropolitan Opera; Yue Sai Kan, journalist, TV series creator and Emmy Award winner; Dorothy Franco-Reed, 1984 US Olympic Handball Team player, ESPN commentator; and Vinoy Verma, former Indian Ambassador to Thailand and former Deputy Permanent Representative of India to the UN, in Jamaica, NY, USA.



2002

Sri Chinmoy visited Paramahansa Yogananda's Ashram in Encinitas, CA, USA.



2004

Sri Chinmoy lifted Charles Osgood, CBS Radio and TV newscaster, winner of 3 Emmy Awards, in Jamaica, NY, USA.



2006

Sri Chinmoy lifted and offered U Thant Peace Award to Alfred Moisiu, President of Albania; lifted Alexandr Vondra, Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic at the UN Plaza Hotel in New York, NY, USA.

 

SEPTEMBER 23RD


1977
  SEPTEMBER 23RD 1977   “Your intentions and your work in this beautiful meditation group under the leadership of this highly respected master of spirituality, Sri Chinmoy, are in harmony with those of the Pope.” — Monsignor Giovanni Cheli, Permanent Observer of the Office of the Holy See to the U.N.  


Sri Chinmoy hosted a programme honouring Pope Paul VI's 80th birthday at the United Nations in New York, which was attended by Monsignor Giovanni Cheli, Permanent Observer of the Office of the Holy See to the U.N.



1979

Sri Chinmoy ran a personal best for 10 miles in 1:23:47 (8:23 pace) at the Sri Chinmoy Race in Greenwich, CT, USA.



1983

Sri Chinmoy offered the opening meditation at the V World Masters Games and ran the 100-metre event in 14.48 seconds at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico.



1986

Sri Chinmoy first lifted an elephant using a modified calf-raise machine at Chinmoy Avenue in Greenwich, CT, USA.



1987

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert (afternoon) at Urawa City Centre in Tokyo, Japan.



1987

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert (evening) at Urawa City Centre in Tokyo, Japan.



1990

Sri Chinmoy met with David Dinkins, Mayor of New York City, at Flushing Meadows Park in Flushing, NY, USA.



1997

Sri Chinmoy offered a memorial Peace Concert for Mother Teresa in the Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium at the United Nations in New York.



1998

New Zealand was declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation.



2000

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert to an audience of 19,000 people, his largest ever, at the Molson Centre in Montreal, Canada.



2001

Sri Chinmoy lifted 24 people in Jamaica, NY, USA.



2003

Sri Chinmoy lifted Ricky Martin, Latin pop singer (afternoon); lifted Kiro Gligorov, first President of Macedonia (early evening), in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

SEPTEMBER 24TH


1977

Sri Chinmoy offered a concert at the University of Vermont in Burlington, VT, USA.



1977

Sri Chinmoy offered a concert at St Paul’s Cathedral in Burlington, VT, USA.



1987

Sri Chinmoy offered an organ performance at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Tokyo, Japan.



1987

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the Kamakura Buddha, Kōtoku-in Temple in Kamakura, Japan.



2003

Sri Chinmoy lifted Bill Graham, Foreign Minister of Canada, at the UN Plaza Hotel in New York, NY, USA.

 

SEPTEMBER 25TH


1983

Sri Chinmoy ran a personal best time of 31.40 seconds for 200 metres in the West at the World Masters Games in San Juan. Puerto Rico.



1987

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall in Nagasaki, Japan.



1988

Sri Chinmoy lifted several Olympians at the Intercontinental Hotel in Seoul, Republic of Korea, including Andre Phillips, 1988 Olympic gold medallist for the 400 metres hurdles; and Calvin Smith, 1984 Olympic gold medallist for the 4 x 100 metres relay and 1988 Olympic bronze medallist for 100 metres.



1996

Sri Chinmoy sank 78 baskets out of 100 basketball throws from penalty line in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1996

Sri Chinmoy offered a cello concert in the 65th year of his birth, playing and singing 65 songs, to celebrate his cello anniversary, in Jamaica, NY, USA. The 2½-hour concert was his longest cello performance.



1999

Sri Chinmoy completed his 10,000,000th Soul-Bird drawing, in Jamaica, NY, USA.



2001

Yugoslavia was declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation.

 

SEPTEMBER 26TH


1983

Sri Chinmoy offered a concert for athletes of the World Masters Games at the Tapia Theater in San Juan, Puerto Rico.



1986
  SEPTEMBER 26TH 1986      


Sri Chinmoy achieved a 450-lb. lift, using only his right arm, in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1987

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Hall in Hiroshima, Japan.



1988

Sri Chinmoy received Sudhahota Carl Lewis’ winning shoes from the Olympian’s gold medal long-jump performance at the Olympic Stadium in Seoul, Republic of Korea.



1990

Sri Chinmoy met with Ramsewak Shankar, President of Suriname, at the UN Church Center in New York, NY, USA.



1990

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



1993

Sri Chinmoy completed 13 large Jharna-Kala paintings, commemorating his completion of 100,000 Soul-Bird drawings in Jamaica, NY, USA.



2002

Sri Chinmoy lifted Mani Sankar Mukherji, renowned Bengali novelist, in Jamaica, NY, USA.



2006

An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala paintings opened at the Nehru Centre in London, UK.

 

SEPTEMBER 27TH


1978

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Sincerity, Purity And Security’, at the University of California in Berkeley, CA, USA.



1978

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘We Are One’, at San Francisco State University in San Francisco, CA, USA.



1978

Sri Chinmoy met with L. L. Mehrotra, Consul-General of India in California, gave a concert and composed a song in his honour at San Francisco State University in San Francisco, CA, USA. After the song, Mr. Mehrotra spontaneously offered a most special message.



1981

Sri Chinmoy met with Robert De Castella, Olympic marathoner, in NY, USA.



1983

Sri Chinmoy first played the cello in San Juan, Puerto Rico.



1983

Sri Chinmoy ran a personal best time of 72.66 seconds for 400 metres in the West at the World Masters Games in San Juan, Puerto Rico.



1983

Sri Chinmoy received the Simon Bouvar Medal from the Central American and Caribbean Masters Association in San Juan, Puerto Rico.



1986

Sri Chinmoy first lifted a sailboat in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1986

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert in the UN General Assembly Lobby at the United Nations in New York.



1987

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Avanti Hall in Kyoto, Japan.



1989

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the Golden Hall, San Diego Civic Center, in San Diego, CA, USA.



1991

Sri Chinmoy lifted H.E. Jaya Raj Acharya, Permanent Representative of Nepal to the UN, in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1993

Sri Chinmoy met with Kiro Gligorov, first President of Macedonia.



1996

Sri Chinmoy offered a cello concert, playing and singing 13 songs, to celebrate his 13th cello anniversary, in Jamaica, NY, USA.



2000

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert in the Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium at the UN, NY.



2003

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



2005

Sri Chinmoy lifted Mairead Maguire, 1976 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, in Jamaica, NY, USA.



2006

Sri Chinmoy received an Honorary Degree from the President of Stamford University Bangladesh, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

SEPTEMBER 28TH


1977

Sri Chinmoy held a reception for Abraham Beame, Mayor of New York City, at the Sri Chinmoy Gallery, Grand Central Station, in New York, NY, USA. A song, composed by Sri Chinmoy in honour of the mayor, was performed.  



1978

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘The Past Has Fast Faded Behind Us’, at the University of California in Santa Cruz, CA, USA.



1987

Sri Chinmoy offered an organ performance at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Osaka, Japan.



1988

Sri Chinmoy lifted several Olympians, including Roger Kingdom, 1984 and 1988 Olympic gold medallist in 110 metres hurdles, at the Intercontinental Hotel in Seoul, Republic of Korea.



1989

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at the University of California in Irvine CA, USA.



1990

Sri Chinmoy met with Henry Kissinger, 1973 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, National Security Advisor and Secretary of State under President Richard Nixon, at the UN Church Center in New York, NY, USA.



1990

Sri Chinmoy lifted H.E. Mary Eugenia Charles, Prime Minister of Dominica, at the Bosendorfer Centre in New York, NY, USA.



1991

Sri Chinmoy offered the U Thant Peace Award to Guido De Marco, President of the UN General Assembly and Deputy Prime Minister of Malta, in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1992

Sri Chinmoy lifted Jason McManus, Editor-in-Chief of Time magazine, in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1994

Sri Chinmoy met with Mircea Snegur, President of Moldova, in Jamaica, NY, USA.



2005

Sri Chinmoy performed 22 songs on the cello for his 22nd cello anniversary, at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, NY, USA.



2006

Sri Chinmoy offered the U Thant Peace Award to Phi Zia Khan, President of the Sufi Order International North America, son of Pir Vilayat Khan, at the Abode of the Message in New Lebanon, NY, USA.

 

SEPTEMBER 29TH


1975

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Prayer And Meditation’, at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA, USA.



1977
  SEPTEMBER 29TH 1977   SEPTEMBER 29TH 1977  


Sri Chinmoy met for the second time with Muhammad Ali, world champion boxer, on the morning of his championship fight with Earnie Shavers, at the United Nations in New York, NY, USA.



1978
  SEPTEMBER 29TH 1978   After attending one of Sri Chinmoy’s meditation-concerts: “I felt you bringing down Peace and Grace from above.” — Surjit Singh Barnala, India’s Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation  


Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Our Departing Friends, Our Lasting Friends And Our Everlasting Friends’, at the University of California in Davis, CA, USA, where he met with Surjit Singh Barnala, India’s Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation.



1978

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘I Have Only One Need’, at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA, USA.



1985

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert at Davies Hall in San Francisco, CA, USA.



1986
  SEPTEMBER 29TH 1986      


Sri Chinmoy achieved a 503-lb. lift, using only his right arm, in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1990

Sri Chinmoy met with Giulio Andreotti, Prime Minister of Italy, at the Mission of Italy to the United Nations in New York, NY, USA.



1998

Sri Chinmoy resumed serious weightlifting in Jamaica, NY, USA.



1999

Sri Chinmoy offered the U Thant Peace Award to Krishna Prasad Bhattarai, Prime Minister of Nepal, at the UN Plaza Hotel in New York, NY, USA.

 

SEPTEMBER 30TH  


1969

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Ignorance’, at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, USA.



1974

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Wisdom-Light’, at the University of Miami in Miami, FL, USA.



1977
  SEPTEMBER 30TH 1977    


A photograph of Sri Chinmoy meditating with Muhammad Ali, taken the previous day, appeared in the New York Times. Sri Chinmoy spoke about the photograph of Muhammad Ali, at the United Nations in New York.



1978

Sri Chinmoy delivered a lecture, entitled ‘Self-Transcendence’, at Bakersfield State University in Bakersfield, CA, USA.



1981

Sri Chinmoy met with Aristides Royo Sánchez, President of Panama, at the United Nations in New York.



1984

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



1985

Sri Chinmoy met with Alan Hovhanness, American composer, at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA, USA.



1985

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert (early evening) at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA, USA.



1985

Sri Chinmoy offered a Peace Concert (evening) at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA, USA.



1990

Sri Chinmoy met with Harri Holkeri, Prime Minister of Finland, at the United Nations in New York.



1991

Sri Chinmoy met with Sergey Lavrov, Director of the Department of International Organizations and Global Problems of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, at the Russian Mission to the United Nations in New York, NY, USA.



1999

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



2003

Sri Chinmoy lifted Dr. Mari Alkatiri, the first Prime Minister of Timor-Leste, at the UN Plaza Hotel in New York, NY, USA.



2004

Sri Chinmoy met with former UN Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim in Vienna, Austria.