JUNE 1ST

 

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

 

1978
An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala artworks opens at the City Hall Civic Center in San Francisco, CA, USA.

 

1979

  JUNE 1ST 1979      

Sri Chinmoy delivers 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 runs the Sri Chinmoy Marathon in a time of 5:18:31, in San Mateo, CA, USA.

 

1982
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘O My Heart’, at Columbia University in New York, NY, USA.

 

1986
Sri Chinmoy first performs a standing calf raise with a weight of 400 lbs. at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1991
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA, USA.

 

1996
Sri Chinmoy runs the 100-metre event in 16.42 seconds at the California State Senior Games at California State University, Sacramento, CA, USA.

 

1996
Sri Chinmoy achieves a personal best time of 4 min. 28.3 sec. for 1 kilometre on an indoor rowing machine at the California Senior Masters Games in Sacramento, CA, USA.

 

1996
Sri Chinmoy recites from memory the birthdays of 102 important figures, in Sacramento, CA, USA.

 

2000
Guinea-Bissau and Indonesia are declared as Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom Nations.

 

2004
Sri Chinmoy is conferred as an Honorary Professor on behalf of the Scientific Board of the Research Institute of Pediatric Hematology in Moscow, Russia, by the institute’s director Professor A.G. Rumyantsev before Sri Chinmoy delivers his lecture at the Russian Pediatric Clinical Hospital.

 

2004

  JUNE 1ST 2004        
 JUNE 1ST 2004
 

Sri Chinmoy delivers an afternoon (2:00 p.m.) lecture, entitled ‘Oneness-Heart’, in the Conference Hall of the Russian Pediatric Clinical Hospital, in Moscow, Russia.

 

 

JUNE 2ND

 

1970
Sri Chinmoy delivers a talk, entitled ‘No Chance but God’s Concern’, in the Peace Room of the Church Centre at the United Nations in New York, NY.

 

1979
Sri Chinmoy offers a public meditation in San Francisco, CA, USA.

 

1986
Sri Chinmoy achieves a 500-lb. lift using a standing calf raise in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1993
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert — the 7th of 39 concerts held in honour of Swami Vivekananda — at Public School 86 in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1996

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Sri Chinmoy runs the 50-metre event in 7.9 sec. at the California State Senior Games at California State University, Sacramento, CA, USA.

 

1998
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and, being invited as a visiting poet, he delivers 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 opens at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy reaches a total of 12 million Soul-Bird drawings, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2001

  JUNE 2ND 2001        
JUNE 2ND 2001
 

Sri Chinmoy lifts Frank Zane, 3-time Mr. Universe and 3-time Mr. Olympia; Al Oerter, 4-time Olympic Discus gold medallist, and his wife Cathy; Mike Katz, champion bodybuilder; and Wayne Demilia, President, International Federation of Bodybuilders. Sri Chinmoy also offers a private concert for his guests, at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2006
An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala artworks opens at Miro Gallery, Strahov Monastery, in Prague, Czech Republic.

 

 

JUNE 3RD

 

1971
Sri Chinmoy delivers a talk, entitled ‘Spirituality: Is It Only for the Chosen Few?’, in the Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium at the United Nations in New York, NY.

 

1977
Sri Chinmoy offers an outdoor esraj concert in the Damrosch Amphitheater (Guggenheim Bandshell) in Damrosch Park at the Lincoln Center in New York, USA.

 

1978
Sri Chinmoy offers a concert at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, ON, Canada.

 

1979
The first official Sri Chinmoy Marathon is held in San Francisco, CA, USA.

 

1980
Sri Chinmoy delivers a talk, entitled ‘My Body Wants to Sleep’, in the Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium at the United Nations in New York, NY.

 

1980
Sri Chinmoy delivers a talk, entitled ‘Man’s Inner Inspiration’, in the Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium at the United Nations in New York, NY.

 

1984
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at The Auditorium Theater in Chicago, IL, USA.

 

1986
Sri Chinmoy achieves a 600-lb. lift using a standing calf raise in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1988

 JUNE 3RD 1995
 

Sri Chinmoy offers an organ recital at Fair Street Church in Kingston, NY, USA.

 

1988
Sri Chinmoy inaugurates a Sri Chinmoy Peace Mile at Kenneth L. Wilson Public Campground in Woodstock, NY, USA.

 

1988

JUNE 3RD 1995
 

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

 

1991

JUNE 3RD 1991
 

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

 

1997

JUNE 3RD 1997
 

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

 

1998
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and delivers 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 opens at the University of Victoria, BC, Canada, where Professor Harold Coward presents him with a special award, entitled Sri Chinmoy: A Student of Peace.

 

 

JUNE 4TH

 

1976
Sri Chinmoy begins his fourth European lecture tour with a lecture, entitled ‘Two Instruments: Mind and Heart’, at Friends’ House in York, England, UK. The talks from the tour were later published in My Rose Petals, Part 5, Part 6 and Part 7.

 

1978
Sri Chinmoy offers a concert and meditation at the University of Ottawa, Canada, where an exhibition of his paintings is being held.

 

1978
Sri Chinmoy offers a concert at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal) in Montreal QC, Canada.

 

1979
Sri Chinmoy offers a public meditation in Santa Barbara, CA, USA.

 

1982

  JUNE 4TH 1982      

Sri Chinmoy offers 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 meets 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 performs a standing calf raise, with a weight of 700 lbs. in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1988
Sri Chinmoy lifts 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 lifts Steingrimur Hermannsson, Prime Minister of Iceland, in Reykjavik, Iceland.

 

1989
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and delivers a talk, entitled ‘Forgiveness’, at Langholts Church in Reykjavik, Iceland.

 

1993
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert — the 8th of 39 concerts held in honour of Swami Vivekananda — at Public School 86 in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1994
Sri Chinmoy competes in the 100-metre event at the Metropolitan Athletics Congress (MAC) Masters Meet, recording an official electronic time of 15.15 seconds, at St. Johns University in Queens, New York, USA.

 

1996
Sri Chinmoy performs 112 crunch abdomen-ups in 5 sets, pushing a weight of 302 lbs, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1996
Sri Chinmoy has his third meeting with Mother Teresa at Missionaries of Charity House in the Bronx, NY, USA.

 

1997
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Public School 86 in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2003
Sri Chinmoy lifts tabla player Pandit Samir Chatterjee; 4-time Grammy Award-winning music producer Joel Dorn; and 5-time Grammy Award-winning singer Al Jarreau, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2005
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, CA, USA.

 

 

JUNE 5TH

 

1976
Sri Chinmoy delivers an evening lecture, entitled ‘Two Instruments: Faith and Doubt’, at the Quaker Meeting House in Canterbury, England, UK. He also plays the flute and sings three  Bengali songs.

 

1979
Sri Chinmoy runs a 3-mile race for the first time (23:08), in Santa Barbara, CA, USA.

 

1979
Sri Chinmoy offers a public meditation in Tempe, AZ, USA.

 

1980

  JUNE 5TH 1980      

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

 

1982

  JUNE 5TH 1982      

Sri Chinmoy offers a concert and a lecture, entitled ‘A Seeker’s Experience-Realities’, at California State University in Berkeley, CA, USA, as part of his ‘Fifty Oneness-State-Songs’ tour.

 

1985
Sri Chinmoy delivers a talk, entitled ‘Never Give Up’, after a video presentation at a public meditation held at Public School 86 in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1987
The first Sri Chinmoy 1,300-mile race — the longest certified race in history — begins in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens, NY, USA. It is part of a triple-race event that also includes 700-mile and 1,000-mile races. Before the start, Sri Chinmoy meditates and addresses the participants with words of encouragement and gratitude. Runners from the US, Canada, Britain, France and Japan go on to establish 22 world or national records during the event, which ends on 23 June.

 

1993
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert — the 9th of 39 concerts held in honour of Swami Vivekananda — at the First Unitarian Church in Brooklyn, NY, USA.

 

2004
Sri Chinmoy sets a new record for his seated two-arm lift by hoisting 1,200 pounds (600lbs. with each arm) in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2004
Sri Chinmoy lifts 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.

 

2005
Sri Chinmoy lifts the famous Indian tabla player Zakir Hussain in San Francisco, CA, USA.

 

 

JUNE 6TH

 

 

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘The United Nations can Teach us How to Share’, as part of the Dag Hammarskjold Lecture Series, in the Dag Hammarskjold Auditorium, at the United Nations, New York.

 

1979
Sri Chinmoy runs a personal best for 3 miles in a time of 22:21 (7:27/mile pace) at the Sri Chinmoy Race in Scottsdale, AZ, USA.

 

1979
Sri Chinmoy offers a public meditation at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ, USA.

 

1980
Sri Chinmoy is invited by the US State Department to address its ‘Open Forum’, and delivers a lecture, entitled ‘The Inner Role of the United Nations’, at the US State Department in Washington, DC, USA.

 

1986
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and delivers a lecture, entitled ‘I Pray for Peace’, at the Technical University in Berlin, Germany.

 

1989
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Oneness-Education’, in West Road Concert Hall at the University of Cambridge, England, UK.

 

1991
Sri Chinmoy dedicates the bridge between Verwik, Belgium, and Verwicq-Sud, France, on the Lys River, as a Sri Chinmoy-Peace Bridge.

 

1991
Sri Chinmoy meets with Baron Crespo, President of the European Parliament, in Brussels, Belgium.

 

1997
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Public School 86 in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2007
Sri Chinmoy lifts 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 gives a special talk about ‘The Significance of a Birthday’, in celebration of the thirty-fifth birthday of Mr. Eric Hughes, at his home in Greenwich Village in New York City, NY, USA. (On his arrival in New York In 1964, Sri Chinmoy initially stayed at the Greenwich Ave. apartment as the guest of Eric Hughes and Sam Spanier.)

 

1970
Sri Chinmoy and his New York and Connecticut students participate in the first Sri Chinmoy Centre Sports Day held at Alley Pond Park in Queens, NY, USA. At almost 39 years of age, Sri Chinmoy places first in the discus and second in the shot put against a field of much younger competitors.

 

1976
Sri Chinmoy meets with sculptor Henry Moore, at his home in Much Hadham, Hertfordshire, UK.

 

1981
Sri Chinmoy meets with Arthur Lydiard, New Zealand Olympic running coach, at Progress-Promise meeting hall in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1986
Sri Chinmoy offers a concert at the Oneness-World Festival in Berlin, Germany. He also composes two special songs for the occasion, entitled ‘Oneness-World-Peace-Family’.

 

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

 

1993
Sri Chinmoy meditates at the inauguration of the US State of Massachusetts joining the worldwide Peace-Blossoms family as a Sri Chinmoy Peace-State, at a special ceremony held at Boston State House in Boston, MA, USA. Massachusetts Governor William F. Weld delivers the proclamation.

 

1995
An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s artworks is opened by Senator the Hon. Margaret Reynolds and Senator Sid Spindler, at the Senate Foyer of Parliament House in Canberra, Australia. The exhibition runs until 30 June.

 

1996
Sri Chinmoy lifts 226 volleyballs with his fingertips, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1997
Sri Chinmoy offers a morning Peace Concert at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1997
Sri Chinmoy offers an evening Peace Concert at Public School 86 in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1998
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert together with a 7-hour meditation, at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2000
Suriname is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy receives the Heart of Norway Award.

 

2004
An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s artworks opens at the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation, in Kiev Ukraine.

 

 

JUNE 8TH

 

1979
Sixty members of the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team begin a 300-mile relay run through Connecticut, USA, lasting approximately 44 hours. It is called ‘The Constitution State Relay Run’ and is held to honour Sri Chinmoy’s 10 years of service to the people of Connecticut. At one point, Sri Chinmoy runs with the runners carrying the flag.

 

1981
Sri Chinmoy meets with Bob Beamon, 1968 Olympic long-jump champion, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1985
Sri Chinmoy offers a 7-hour public meditation at Laval University in Quebec, QC, Canada.

 

1986
An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala artworks opens at Galerie in der Fasanenstrasse in Berlin, Germany.

 

1997
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, USA.

 

2001
Japan and Switzerland are declared Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nations.

 

2002
Sri Chinmoy lifts 42 people, including Milka Singh, Indian track star – ‘The Flying Sikh’ – and his son Chiranjeev, famous Indian golfer, at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2007
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the United Nations in New York.

 

 

JUNE 9TH

 

1970
Sri Chinmoy delivers a talk, entitled ‘God’s Brightest Heaven and Man’s Surest Haven’, in the Peace Room of the Church Centre at the United Nations in New York, NY.

 

1975
Sri Chinmoy delivers 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 delivers 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 has a third meeting with Pope Paul VI at the Vatican, Vatican City.

 

1976
Sri Chinmoy gives a short talk, entitled ‘Sorrow and Joy’, at the YMCA in Rome, Italy.

 

1985
Sri Chinmoy offers a 7-hour public meditation at Ottawa University in Ottawa, ON, Canada.

 

1986
Sri Chinmoy offers Peace Concert and delivers a lecture, entitled ‘A Peaceful Mind, a Useful Life’, at the Medical University in Vienna, Austria.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy lifts 20 international dignitaries, including Svenn Kristiansen, Deputy Mayor of Oslo, at the Pier of Honour, in Oslo, Norway.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy inaugurates the Eternal Peace Flame at the Pier of Honour, on the Port of Oslo, Oslo, Norway. The ceremony is attended by more than 1,500 people including ambassadors, politicians, luminaries and members of the public. From its temporary location on the pier, the sculpture is moved to Aker Brygge, a complex on Oslo Harbour, and now has a permanent home in Holmenkollen overlooking the City of Oslo.

 

2003
Sri Chinmoy lifts Marilyn Horne, mezzo-soprano opera singer, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2004
Sri Chinmoy achieves a seated two-arm lift of 1,200 lbs. (600lbs. in each arm) at his home in Jamaica, Queens, NY, USA.

 

2006
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the United Nations in New York.

 

 

JUNE 10TH

 

1976
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Success and Failure’ and answers seekers’ questions, in Milan, Italy.

 

1979
Sri Chinmoy joins runners on the completion of a 300-mile relay run through Connecticut that began in Norwalk on 8 June. The event, called the ‘Constitution State Relay Run’, honours Sri Chinmoy’s 10 years of dedicated service to the people of Connecticut. In the evening, Sri Chinmoy offers a public concert and meditation at the Greenwich Library.

 

1980
Sri Chinmoy delivers a talk, entitled ‘Philosophy, Religion and Yoga’, in the Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium at the United Nations in New York, NY.

 

1981
Sri Chinmoy inaugurates his tennis court in Jamaica, NY, USA. (On 17 July 1982, Sri Chinmoy refers to it as ‘Illumination-Ground’ and later gives it the name Aspiration-Ground’. Except for occasions when he is away from New York, Sri Chinmoy plays tennis here virtually every day for more than twenty years.)

 

1986
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Peace Individual and Collective’, at Stuttgart University, in Stuttgart, Germany.

 

1987
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Public School 86 in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1995
Sri Chinmoy competes in the 100-metre event at the Metropolitan Athletics Congress (MAC) Masters Meet at St John’s University, Long Island, New York, NY, USA. His electronic time is 16.62 seconds. It is his first sprint race after recovering from injury, with only 2 days of training prior to the event.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and reads his own poetry at the opening of his Jharna-Kala exhibition at Oslo City Hall in Oslo, Norway.

 

2003
Sri Chinmoy lifts 21 people, including professors, at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, USA.

 

2005
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert, performing on 24 instruments, and delivers a talk, entitled ‘Aspiration-Ground: all Peace, all Joy, all Love, all Oneness’, in honour of the 24th anniversary of Aspiration-Ground, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2006
Sri Chinmoy gives a talk, entitled ‘My Words, their Melodies’, at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, New York, NY, USA. He comments on certain songs he wrote in India, in which he set his own words to traditional melodies.

 

2007
Sri Chinmoy observes the twenty-sixth anniversary of Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, New York, NY, USA. He invites the Aspiration-Ground servers to sing the song he had composed for them many years earlier, entitled ‘Aspiration-Comrade-Souls’, and then to ask him short questions.

 

 

JUNE 11TH

 

1973
Sri Chinmoy begins his second European lecture tour when he delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Three Lessons in Spirituality’, at Oxford University in Oxford, England, UK. The talks are later published as My Rose Petals Part 2.

 

1976
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Unreality and Reality’, at the University of Zurich in Zurich, Switzerland.

 

1977
Sri Chinmoy offers his first public flute performance, in Greenwich, CT, USA.

 

1982
Sri Chinmoy celebrates his Tennis Anniversary by playing 199 games, of which he wins 189, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1986
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and delivers a lecture, entitled ‘How Can I Have Peace?’, at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland.

 

1991
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Buchman Hall in Manhattan, NY, USA.

 

1993
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert — the 10th of 39 concerts held in honour of Swami Vivekananda — at Public School 86 in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1996
Sri Chinmoy achieves a standing calf raise of 1,400 lbs.; and shoots 73 out of 100 basketball goals from the 15-foot penalty line, at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1997
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert — the 40th of 50 concerts to celebrate the 50th anniversary of India’s Independence — at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2005
Sri Chinmoy lifts Dr. Marcia Keizs, President of York College in Jamaica, New York, at a ‘Lifting Up the World with a Oneness-Heart’ function held at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, NY, USA. Afterwards, Sri Chinmoy reminisces about his ‘Experiences in Jamaica, West Indies’, since Dr. Keizs is a native of that country.

 

 

JUNE 12TH

 

1973
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘The Seeker’s Journey, at Cambridge University in Cambridge, UK.

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy has his first meeting with Rafael Hernández Colón, Governor of Puerto Rico, at the Governor’s Residence in Puerto Rico.

 

1976
Sri Chinmoy dedicates a ‘Tree of Meditation’ at Rieterberg Park in Zurich, Switzerland, which had been planted there by the City Council of Zurich on 6 June in honour of his visit to Zurich. Officiating at the dedication is Herr Schmid, First Adjunct of City Planning.

 

1978

  JUNE 12TH 1978      

Sri Chinmoy meets with Morarji Desai, Prime Minister of India, at the United Nations in New York. In the Prime Minister’s honour, members of the Meditation Group at the United Nations sing a song Sri Chinmoy had composed about him. Sri Chinmoy presents him with a plaque of appreciation with an inscription of the song.

 

1983
Sri Chinmoy meets with Ambassador Yadab Silwal of Nepal and Ambassador Arthur De Silva of Sri Lanka and their families at his private tennis court in Jamaica, NY, USA. The spiritual leader of ‘Sri Chinmoy: The Peace Meditation at the United Nations’ played tennis with his guests and conclude the meeting with a meditation and the performance of two songs honouring the ambassadors’ countries.

 

1986
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Peace, Happiness and Freedom’, at the University of Geneva in Geneva, Switzerland.

 

1987
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Public School 86 in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1989
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and delivers a lecture, entitled ‘I Must and I Must’, at the University of Portland in Portland, OR, USA.

 

1993
An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala artworks opens at the Italian Garden in Tokyo, Japan.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and delivers a lecture, entitled ‘World Peace Through Culture’, in the George Sverdrups Hus Library, Blindern Campus, at the University of Oslo in Oslo, Norway. Sri Chinmoy was invited to offer this lecture by Dr. Per Kvaerne, Professor of History and Religion at the Department of Cultural Studies, University of Oslo. Professor Kvaerne has been a member of the Norwegian Academy of Sciences for twenty-five years and is the world’s leading authority on Tibetan religions.

 

2003
Sri Chinmoy lifts 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 lifts 745 lbs. with one arm in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

JUNE 13TH

 

1967
Sri Chinmoy resigns from the Indian Consulate in a letter addressed to Mr. A.K. Mukherjee, Assistant to the Consul. He had worked at the consulate for three years as a Junior Consular Assistant in the Passport and Visa Section and in his non-working hours, he offered public spiritual talks, gave musical recitals and held meditations. After his resignation, Sri Chinmoy is able to devote himself fully to serving the spiritual needs of aspiring humanity.

 

1973
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Spirituality’, at Bristol University in Bristol, England, UK.

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy writes Three Hundred Sixty-Five Father’s Day Prayers in 72 hours, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1977
Sri Chinmoy starts playing tennis – on, or around this date – most likely at a tennis court on 168th Street, near Jamaica High School track in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1978
Sri Chinmoy plays 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 plays 100 games of tennis in 3 days in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1986
Sri Chinmoy performs a standing calf raise with a weight of 800 lbs., in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1988
Sri Chinmoy lifts his own body weight of 150 lbs., with both arms simultaneously, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1995
Sri Chinmoy completes 4 million Soul-Bird drawings, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1996
Sri Chinmoy performs 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 offers a Peace Concert at the Bayfront Center Arena in St. Petersburg, FL, USA.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Prayer Room, Parliament House, in Oslo, Norway.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy lifts 45 people at the Sport Hall in Ekeberg, Norway.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy receives the Heart of France and Norway Awards.

 

 

JUNE 14TH

 

1973
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Transcendental Height and Aspiration-Light’, at the University of Dublin, in Dublin, Ireland.

 

1975
Sri Chinmoy holds a 7-hour outdoor meditation at the Connecticut Centre in Norwalk, CT, USA, for his disciples who had been with him for less than 4 years.

 

1976
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Fear and Courage’, at the University of Geneva, in Geneva, Switzerland.

 

1979
Sri Chinmoy is named Chaplain to the 1980 Winter Olympics, to be held at Lake Placid, NY, USA.

 

1980

  JUNE 14TH 1980   JUNE 14TH 1980      

Sri Chinmoy meets with Olympic running legend Emil Zatopek and his wife Dana 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 performs a standing calf raise with a weight of 1,000 lbs., in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1901
Sri Chinmoy meets and meditates with singer/songwriter Arlo Guthrie, son of the legendary folksinger Woody Guthrie, at Annam Brahma restaurant in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1998
Sri Chinmoy begins writing the Sail My Heartbeat Sail poetry series in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2000
The Solomon Islands is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy receives the Heart of Mexico Award.

 

2001

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

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and a piano performance at the Oslo Spectrum in Oslo, Norway.

 

2003

  JUNE 14TH 2003    

Sri Chinmoy plays 51 of his own melodies on the sitar at his first full sitar concert, at Public School 86 in Jamaica, NY, USA. The recording is later released on CD as Impossibility Surrenders’.

 

2007
Sri Chinmoy presents the U Thant Peace Award to Mahasamrat Bill Pearl, 5-time Mr. Universe and ‘World’s Best-Built Man of the Century’, in San Diego, CA, USA. Sri Chinmoy also lifts the bodybuilding champion and his wife Bhavatarini Judy Pearl.

 

2007
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert (afternoon) at San Diego Copley Symphony Hall in San Diego, CA, USA.

 

2007
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert (evening) at San Diego Copley Symphony Hall in San Diego, CA, USA.

 

 

JUNE 15TH

 

1973

  JUNE 15TH 1973      

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

 

1975
Sri Chinmoy offers his first 14-hour meditation for Father’s Day, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1980

  JUNE 15TH 1980   JUNE 15TH 1980      

Sri Chinmoy meets 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 offers a concert and meditation at Kaufleute Saal (Merchants Hall) in Zurich, Switzerland.

 

1986
Sri Chinmoy performs a standing calf raise with a weight of 1,100 lbs., in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1986
Sri Chinmoy wins 137 of 154 tennis games in two days in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1994
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the United Nations in New York.

 

2000
Austria is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation.

 

2000
Sri Chinmoy presents 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. At the concert, Sri Chinmoy recites 15 poems on the theme ‘Here and Now’, later published in a book of the same name.

 

 

JUNE 16TH

 

1973
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘God’s School’, at the Catholic Chaplaincy, University of Glasgow, in Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

 

1976
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘The Third Eye’, at The Third Eye Centre, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

 

1976
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Ignorance and Knowledge’, at the University of Glasgow, in Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

 

1979

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

Sri Chinmoy meets three ultra-marathon runners who had earlier participated in a 100-mile race in Flushing Meadows Park. The runners — Don Ritchie, world record holder for 50-mile and 100-mile track races; Frank Bozanich, US record holder for 100 kilometres; and, then later in the evening, Cahit Yeter, world masters record holder for the 100-mile road race — visit Sri Chinmoy at Progress-Promise in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1979
To celebrate his tennis anniversary Sri Chinmoy plays and wins 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 meets privately with several dignitaries — Director-General of the United Nations (Geneva); Mr. Richard Pestalozzi, Vice-President of the International Red Cross Committee; and His Excellency Mr. Gurbachan Singh, Ambassador of India to Switzerland, in Geneva, Switzerland — in Geneva, Switzerland.

 

1980
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘The Inner Role of the United Nations’, at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

 

1984
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Felician College in Lodi, NJ, USA.

 

1993
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert — the 11th of 39 concerts held in honour of Swami Vivekananda — at Public School 86 in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1994
Sri Chinmoy meets with Lindsay Clennell, a film writer and producer, at Annam Brahma Restaurant in Queens, New York, NY, USA. There, Mr. Clennell asks Sri Chinmoy about his recent three-million ‘soul-bird’ drawings.

 

1996
Sri Chinmoy performs a series of Rainbow-Dreamers 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 lifts 20 people, including professors at New York State University in New Paltz, NY, USA.

 

2003
Sri Chinmoy lifts Sam Spanier, one of his original sponsors who assisted him in coming to America in 1964; and Sam’s friend Eric Hughes, who also assisted Sri Chinmoy in his early days in America, at Matagiri Ashram in Woodstock, NY, USA.

 

2004
Sri Chinmoy lifts Janos Starker, Grammy Award-winning cellist, and one of the world’s greatest cello prodigies, at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2006
An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala artworks opens at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris, France.

 

 

JUNE 17TH

 

1976
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Ingratitude and Gratitude’, at the University of Edinburgh, in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.

 

1980
Sri Chinmoy offers a concert and meditation at the Kongress Hall in Augsburg, Germany.

 

1982
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘O My Seeker-Friends’, in Tawes Theatre at the University of Maryland, College, MD, USA.

 

1987
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1997

  JUNE 17TH 1997      

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

 

2003
Sri Chinmoy lifts 16 people, including numerous professors, at St. John’s University in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

JUNE 18TH

 

1966
Sri Chinmoy gives a talk, entitled ‘The Role of Purity in the Spiritual Life’, at the home of Mrs. Mary Williams, Manhattan, New York City, NY, USA.

 

1973
Sri Chinmoy delivers 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 – is published in Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

 

1976
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Satisfaction’, at Friends Meeting House in London, England, UK.

 

1977
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘No More the Desire-Life’, at Cape Cod Community College in Hyannis, MA, USA.

 

1978
An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala artworks opens at Maritime Hall in Halifax, NA, Canada.

 

1980
Sri Chinmoy first meets with Pope John Paul II at the Vatican, Vatican City. Read more...

 

1980
Sri Chinmoy delivers a noon lecture, entitled ‘The Inner Hunger’, 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 is held in Flushing Meadows Park, Queens, NY, USA.

 

1985
Sri Chinmoy offers a prayer session for American hostages held in Beirut at Rayburn House Office Building, House of Representatives in Washington, DC, USA.

 

1993
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert — the 12th of 39 concerts held in honour of Swami Vivekananda — at Public School 86 in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1997
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert — the 42nd of 50 concerts held to celebrate the 50th anniversary of India’s Independence — at Public School 86 in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2004
An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala artworks opens at the Parliament Building in Kiev, Ukraine.

 

2004
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, FL, USA.

 

2006
Sri Chinmoy celebrates Father’s Day with his spiritual children and composes a song, entitled ‘The Human Father ... The Divine Father’, at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2007
Sri Chinmoy meditates at the start of the 11th annual Self Transcendence 3100 Mile Race and recites his first daily prayer, which he continues to do during his visits to the event between June 18th and August 14th 2007, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

JUNE 19TH

 

1975
The first exhibition at a museum of Sri Chinmoy Jharna-Kala artworks opens at Museo Del Arte in Ponce, Puerto Rico.

 

1976
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Greatness and Goodness’, at Oxford University in Oxford, England, UK.

 

1980
Sri Chinmoy offers a concert and meditation at Mozartsaal in Cologne, Germany.

 

1980

  JUNE 19TH 1980      

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

 

1986
Sri Chinmoy achieves a 1,200-lb. standing calf-raise in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1990
Sri Chinmoy composes a song about Nelson Mandela, which is broadcast on National Public Radio and commercial stations across the USA.

 

1993
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert — the 13th of 39 concerts held in honour of Swami Vivekananda — at James J. Reynolds Jr. High School in Brooklyn, NY, USA.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Borough Hall in the Bronx, NY, USA.

 

2003

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FEBRUARY 15TH 2013
 

Sri Chinmoy lifts Helen Hunt, Academy Award-winning actress, at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, NY, USA. On February 15, 2013, Helen Hunt is interviewed on the Late Show with David Letterman and speaks about her meeting with Sri Chinmoy.

 

2006
Sri Chinmoy lifts 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 delivers a lecture, entitled ‘God and Love’, at the University of Leeds in Yorkshire, England, UK.

 

1973
Sri Chinmoy completes a series of 1,000 poems, later published in The Dance of Life parts 1-20.

 

1975
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘The Outer Power, the Inner Power’, at the Dag Hammarskjöld Library Auditorium, United Nations, New York.

 

1976
Sri Chinmoy is interviewed on Medway Radio in Chatham, Kent, England. UK.

 

1980
Sri Chinmoy offers a concert, a meditation, and delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Inner Peace and World Peace’, at Stuttgart University in Stuttgart, Germany.

 

1989
Sri Chinmoy lifts Reverend Jesse Jackson, National Rainbow Coalition President; Democratic Presidential Candidate in 1984, 1988; and civil rights leader, at Annam Brahma restaurant in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1992
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace ConcertPeace: Divinity’s Dream on Earth — at The Empire Center at The Egg, in Albany, NY, USA. Listen to the CD...

 

1997
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1998
Sri Chinmoy holds 13-hour meditation and offers a Peace Concert the day before Father’s Day (June 21st) and delivers a talk that evening, entitled ‘To Have a Sweet Family’, at Public School 117 in Jamaica, New York, USA.

 

2001
The Three-Country-Point of Austria, the Czech Republic and Germany near Passau is dedicated to peace as a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom by Mayor Alfons Hellauer (Germany), Mayor Jan Jelen (Czech Republic) and Municipal Councillor Wolfgang Loetsch (Austria).

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy lifts 20 people in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2003
Sri Chinmoy lifts 20 people, including numerous professors, at New York University in New York, NY, USA.

 

 

JUNE 21ST

 

1973
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘The Spiritual Master’, at Oakland High School, in Mansfield, England, UK.

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy flies on Pan Am Flight 100 from New York to London, England, UK. On this flight, he begins writing a 1,000-poem series entitled Europe-Blossoms.

 

1976
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Confidence’, at Cambridge University, England, UK.

 

1976
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Human Teachers and Divine Teachers’, at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Hall, Ipswich, England, UK.

 

1976
Sri Chinmoy is interviewed on ITV in Ipswich, England, UK.

 

1979
Sri Chinmoy starts off the Empire State Bicycle Relay, a cycling relay traversing the 13 original states of the Union, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1986
Sri Chinmoy lifts 240 lbs. using only his right arm, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2000
Guinea is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation.

 

 

JUNE 22ND

 

1973
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow’, at University College, in London, England, UK.

 

1989
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and delivers a lecture at Salle de Concert in Paris, France.

 

1990

  JUNE 15TH 1984      

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

 

1991
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal to an audience of 9,000 in Montreal, QC, Canada.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy lifts 12 people in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2003
Sri Chinmoy lifts 14 people, including Michal Kovac, first President of the Slovak Republic, and professors from Comenius University at the Istropolis Theatre, in Bratislava, Slovakia.

 

2006
Sri Chinmoy offers two Peace Concerts (afternoon, an audience of 2,500; evening, an audience of 3,500) at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, PA, USA.

 

 

JUNE 23RD

 

1968
Sri Chinmoy delivers a talk, entitled ‘Victory’, at his apartment in Manhattan, New York, NY, USA.

 

1980
Sri Chinmoy meets with Christa Vahlensieck, Marathon World Record Holder (1975, 1977), in Bonn, Germany.

 

1984
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the First Unitarian Church in Providence, RI, USA.

 

1986
Sri Chinmoy succeeds, for the first time, in raising 1300 pounds with a standing calf raise, at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, NY, USA. He repeats the lift two more times.

 

1989
Sri Chinmoy composes the song ‘Since Wars Begin in the Minds of Men’, with words from the Preamble to the Constitution of UNESCO.

 

1989
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and delivers a lecture at UNESCO in Paris, France.

 

1989
Sri Chinmoy first meets with Ananda Guruge, Ambassador of Sri Lanka to France and UNESCO, at UNESCO in Paris, France.

 

1993
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Meditation and receives 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 offers a Peace Concert at the First Unitarian Church in San Francisco, CA, USA.

 

1998
Sri Chinmoy has his tenth meeting with President Mikhail Gorbachev at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York, NY, USA.

 

2000
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in New York, NY, USA. Sri Chinmoy is interviewed before the concert.

 

2000
Togo and Trinidad & Tobago are declared Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nations.

 

2003
Sri Chinmoy lifts 43 people, including professors from Charles University in Novometska Radnice, Prague, Czech Republic.

 

2004
Sri Chinmoy lifts Jeff Goldblum, actor, musician and Academy Award nominee, at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, NY, USA. Also lifted, is actress, director and screenwriter Illeana Douglas.

 

 

JUNE 24TH

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy begins his third European Lecture Tour; the lectures were later published as My Rose Petals part 3 & part 4.

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Love Divine’, at the University of London in London, UK.

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Failure’, at Cambridge University in Cambridge, UK.

 

1984
Sri Chinmoy runs 4 miles in a time of 33 min. 41 sec. (8:25/mile pace) in the Sri Chinmoy Race at the Gateway National Recreation Area, Breezy Point, New York.

 

1989
Sri Chinmoy gives an organ recital at the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, France.

 

1989

  JUNE 24TH 1989    

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

 

1991
Sri Chinmoy race-walks a personal best for 400 metres in a time of 1 min. 44.05 sec., in Queens, NY, USA.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy lifts 19 people in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2003
Sri Chinmoy lifts 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 Westminster, London, UK.

 

 

JUNE 25TH

 

1971
Sri Chinmoy gives a talk, entitled ‘The Significance of a Flower’, during the inauguration of ‘The Garland of Divinity’s Love’ flower shop on Parsons Boulevard in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1973
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘The Seeker’s Four Lives’, at the University of Zurich in Zurich, Switzerland.

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Confidence’, at Oxford University in Oxford, UK.

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Spirituality as an Art, at the University of Birmingham in Birmingham, UK.

 

1976
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Satisfaction and Frustration’, at the United Nations in New York.

 

1976
Sri Chinmoy meets with Brian Gormley, Dean of New York School of Visual Arts and receives an Award of Appreciation, in New York, NY, USA.

 

1986
Sri Chinmoy first meets 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, at his Body, Heart and Soul One-Arm Lift anniversary in Jamaica, NY, USA. After his invited guests — including athletic and weightlifting champions: Sudhahota Carl Lewis and his parents Bill and Evelyn, Bill and Judy Pearl, Terry and Jan Todd, Al and Cathy Oerter, Jim Smith, Cliff and Mrs. Sawyer, Narada Michael and Anukampa Walden and others — have dinner at Annam Brahma restaurant, Sri Chinmoy begins the evening programme at Aspiration-Ground with a meditation and an opening prayer before the assembly of champions. Sudhahota Carl Lewis acts as the Master of Ceremonies for the event.

 

1989

  JUNE 25TH 1989    

Sri Chinmoy offers an evening (7:00 p.m.) Peace Concert with an organ recital to an audience of 3,000, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, UK.

 

1993
An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala artworks opens in the Shinjuku Kuritsu Kumin Citizen’s Gallery in Tokyo, Japan.

 

1993
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert — the 14th of 39 concerts held in honour of Swami Vivekananda — at Public School 86 in Jamaica, NY, USA. He uses a cello as a drum, for the first time, beating it with both hands like an Indian tabla.

 

1997
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert — the 44th of 50 concerts held to celebrate the 50th anniversary of India’s Independence — at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1998
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘My Peace-Education-Life’, and also receives the Peace Educator Award at the University of Texas at Austin, TX, USA.

 

1998
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert — the 16th of 48 concerts in his New Millennium Concert series — at the University of Texas at Austin, TX, USA. During the concert, Sri Chinmoy pays tribute to Sudhahota Carl Lewis who joins him on stage as he sings a song in honour of the Olympic champion.

 

2003
Sri Chinmoy lifts 18 people, including professors from Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh Universities, at the University of Edinburgh in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.

 

2004
An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala artworks opens at the Art Museum, in Harkov, Ukraine.

 

2005
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and an organ recital at the Riviera Theatre in North Tonawanda, Buffalo, NY, USA.

 

2006
Sri Chinmoy lifts violist Yuri Bashmet and his orchestra, for a total of 22 people, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

 

JUNE 26TH

 

1975
Sri Chinmoy completes 500 Jharna-Kala paintings in 100 minutes, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1976
Sri Chinmoy offers a silent meditation at the start of the 9,000-mile Liberty Torch Relay, at Battery Park in Manhattan, NY, USA. New York Lieutenant-Governor Mary Ann Krupsak lights the torch, which the runners will carry day and night for the next six weeks through all 50 American states.

 

1979
Sri Chinmoy’s song ‘Welcome’ is named an official welcoming song of the City of Albany by Mayor Erastus Corning when it is played on the Carillon at City Hall in Albany, New York, USA.

 

1981
Sri Chinmoy meets Ambassador Ilinome Tarua of Papua New Guinea following a programme for United Nations Charter Day, at the United Nations in New York.

 

1985

  JUNE 26TH 1985      

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

 

1988

  JUNE 26TH 1988      

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at his third weightlifting anniversary, where he inaugurates 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 holds a 10:30 a.m. morning meditation to commemorate the 44th anniversary of the signing of the UN Charter at London’s Westminster Methodist Central Hall in Westminster Abbey in London, UK. (This is especially significant because in that same hall on 26 June 1944 the first General Assembly of the United Nations took place.) Afterwards, Sri Chinmoy holds a ‘Lifting Up the World with a Oneness-Heart’ programme, at which he lifts pianist Andre Desponds and others.

 

1989
Sri Chinmoy composes a song, entitled ‘Oxford University’.

 

1989
Sri Chinmoy offers an evening Peace Concert with an organ recital, preceded by a short talk entitled ‘A Conversation with My Lord Supreme’, in the Sheldonian Theatre, at the University of Oxford, Oxford, UK. Sri Chinmoy’s special guest at both his concert and the organ recital is Sir George Trevelyan, the grandfather of the Movement for Spiritual Regeneration in Britain. (The famous theatre was designed by Sir Christopher Wren around 1664.) 

 

1989
Sri Chinmoy gives an afternoon organ recital at Christ Church Cathedral, Christ Church College, in Oxford University, followed by a ‘Lifting Up the World with a Oneness-Heart’ programme in the home garden of, antiquarian and missionary in India, Mr. Robin Waterfield in Oxford. Sri Chinmoy honours Professor Dame Dorothy Hodgkin (1964 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, University of Oxford); Professor B.K. Matilal (Professor of Sanskrit and Indian Studies, University of Oxford); Dr. Nicholas Goodrick-Clark (historian and author, University of Oxford); Sir George Trevelyan (educator and founder of the Wrekin Trust); and host of the function Mr. Robin Waterfield.

 

1993
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert — the 15th of 39 concerts held in honour of Swami Vivekananda — at the Paul Robeson Theater in Brooklyn, NY, USA.


 

1995

  JUNE 26TH 1995    

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert — the 8th of 50 concerts held in honour of the 50th Anniversary of the United Nations — in the Great Hall of Parliament House in Canberra, Australia. (The concert coincides with the exact date of the signing of the United Nations Charter 50 years earlier in San Francisco, CA, USA.)

 

1997
Sri Chinmoy hosts a special banquet for Environmental Ministers — the Bangladesh Minister for Environment and Forests, Mrs. Sajeda Chowdhury; Ghana’s Minister of Environment, Science and Technology, J. E. Afful; and Zimbabwe’s Minister of Environment and Tourism, Chen Chimutengwende; as well as representatives from the Bahamas Moldova and Sweden — at Annam Brahma restaurant in Jamaica, NY, USA. Sri Chinmoy presents his honoured guests with an environmental and peace award on behalf of ‘Sri Chinmoy: The Peace Meditation at the United Nations’, which he leads.

 

1999
Sri Chinmoy achieves a lift of 900 lbs. using a seated calf raise, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2000
Uganda is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nation.

 

2003
Sri Chinmoy lifts Jim Smith, World Masters Weightlifting Champion, in Standlake, Oxfordshire, UK.

 

2003
Sri Chinmoy lifts 26 people, including numerous professors, at Oxford University in Oxford, UK.

 

2007
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans, LA, USA.

 

 

JUNE 27TH

 

1973
Sri Chinmoy has a second meeting with Pope Paul VI at the Vatican, Vatican City.

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Death’, at Newcastle University in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK.

 

1975
Sri Chinmoy completes 27,000 Jharna-Kala paintings, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1976
Sri Chinmoy begins cycling again for the first time since he came to the West. He joins his students for one circuit as they ride 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 begins in earnest in 1977 when he and his students participate in the 24-Hour Pepsi Bicycle Marathon in Central Park, New York, NY, USA.

 

1982
Sri Chinmoy runs 1500 metres in 6 min. 30 sec. at the Sri Chinmoy Race in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1983
Sri Chinmoy offers a concert at the United Nations in New York.

 

1984
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at the Community Church in New York, NY, USA.

 

1987
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert with a piano performance and delivers a lecture, entitled ‘O Senior Olympics, O Senior Olympians’, at Washington University in St. Louis, MO, USA.

 

1987
Sri Chinmoy offers an opening meditation and gives a talk during the Opening Ceremonies of the first United States National Senior Olympics, at the First US National Senior Olympics in St. Louis, MO, USA.

 

1989
Sri Chinmoy gives an organ recital at Ely Cathedral in Ely, UK.

 

1989

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JUNE 27TH 1989

 

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert with a piano performance and organ recital; and delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Oneness-Education’, in the West Road Concert Hall at the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England, UK. Sri Chinmoy also holds a ‘Lifting Up the World with a Oneness-Heart’ programme, at which he lifts Professor Brian David Josephson, 1973 Nobel Laureate in Physics and others.

 

1993
Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital city, is dedicated as a Sri Chinmoy Peace Capital.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy lifts 19 people in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2003
Sri Chinmoy lifts 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 delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Spiritual Purity’, at the University of Geneva, in Geneva, Switzerland.

 

1974
Sri Chinmoy delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Divine Hope’, at the University of Edinburgh in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.

 

1979
Sri Chinmoy is honoured by New York Assemblyman Arthur J. Cooperman with the presentation of an Assembly Resolution honouring him for his service to the State, on the successful conclusion of the ‘Empire State Bicycle Relay’ at the Jamaica High School playing field, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1980
Sri Chinmoy wins 243 of 284 consecutive tennis games in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1981
Sri Chinmoy meets 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 runs the Westchester Half Marathon in a time of 2:04:32 (a 9:32/mile pace), from White Plains to New Rochelle, NY, USA. Read more…

 

1984
Sri Chinmoy visits Dr. Jorge Illueca, President of the United Nations General Assembly and President of Panama, for a spiritual discussion, at his Secretariat office at the United Nations in New York.

 

1989
Sri Chinmoy holds a private meeting with Lady Patricia Mountbatten at her London home. She is the eldest daughter of Lord Louis Mountbatten, who governed India during its transition to Independence.

 

1995

  JUNE 28TH 1995    

Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert (8.00 p.m.) at the Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne Concert Hall in Melbourne, Australia.

 

1995
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert and an organ recital (10.00 p.m.) at the Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne Concert Hall, in Melbourne, Australia.

 

1996
Sri Chinmoy composes the song ‘My Master’ at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2003
Sri Chinmoy lifts 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 offers 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 delivers a lecture, entitled ‘The Way, the Truth, the Life’, at Glasgow University in Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

 

1982
Sri Chinmoy offers a short concert and delivers a lecture, entitled ‘The Seeker’s Godward Journey’, at Alice Millar Chapel of Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, USA. He also completes a 7-mile solo run, in a time of 55:33 (7:56/mile pace), all part of his ‘Fifty Oneness-State-Songs’ series. 

 

1982
Sri Chinmoy’s visit to the State of Illinois is honoured with a proclamation issued by the Illinois House of Representatives, and Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne proclaims a Sri Chinmoy Day in his city.

 

1991
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Buchman Hall in New York, NY, USA.

 

1995

  JUNE 29TH 1995      

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

 

2000
Argentina and Benin are declared Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom-Nations.

 

2002
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert at Viscardi Gardens in Dobbs Ferry, NY, USA.

 

2004
Sri Chinmoy lifts Rory Kennedy, documentary filmmaker and daughter of Robert Kennedy, in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2004
Sri Chinmoy offers 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 lifts Radar, the world’s tallest horse, 6’7½” high (from the ground to back) and handler weighing 2,750 lbs., in Stanfordville, NY, USA.

 

 

JUNE 30TH

 

1973
Sri Chinmoy gives a talk, entitled ‘Aspiration and Wisdom’, at a private hall in Milan, Italy.

 

1978
Sri Chinmoy composes the song ‘Jiban Debata’ in a hotel elevator in Greece. He later revises the list of his Bengali songs to make this song his 2000th. (The approximate date of composition could be as late as 7 July 1978.)

 

1992
Sri Chinmoy offers an opening meditation at a nine-day reading of the Ramayana at the Jacob Javits Center in New York, NY, USA.

 

1993
Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert — the 16th of 39 concerts held in honour of Swami Vivekananda — at Public School 86 in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

1995
Sri Chinmoy offers 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, is declared a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom City.

 

2001
Sri Chinmoy lifts 18 people in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2003
Sri Chinmoy lifts illusionist David Copperfield at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, NY, USA.

 

2007
Sri Chinmoy lifts eight of the world’s strongest men in Philadelphia, PA, USA.