#232. Sixth Sri Chinmoy Statue in Wales Unveiled in Portmeirion

Portmeirion is a picturesque village in North Wales, renowned for its unique and whimsical architecture. On July 6, 2024, the sixth life-sized statue depicting the founder of the Peace Run, Sri Chinmoy, was inaugurated at Portmeirion. He is holding aloft the Peace Torch that runners have been carrying around the globe for the past 25 years, through over 100 nations, on a mission of peace and harmony. 

The Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run is a global torch relay that embodies humanity’s universal aspiration for peace. Since its inception in 1987 the Run has traversed over 150 nations and territories and touched the lives of millions of people. We estimate since 1987 the torch has been carried over 395,000 miles (632,000 km). The Peace Run does not seek to raise money or highlight any political cause, but simply strives to create goodwill among peoples of all nations.

Portmeirion was designed by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis between 1925 and 1973. The village features brightly colored buildings, lush gardens, and stunning coastal views, creating a Mediterranean ambiance. Notable attractions include the iconic Piazza, the Gothic Pavilion, and the tranquil estuary. Portmeirion also hosts the annual Festival No. 6 and has served as a filming location for the 1960s TV series “The Prisoner.”

To find out more about Sri Chinmoy, please visit the official website: www.srichinmoy.org

#231. The First Sri Chinmoy Peace-Kilometer in Vienna

Vienna, June 21, 2024 — On Friday, Vienna celebrated the inauguration of its first Sri Chinmoy Peace-Kilometer, a project that began in February and received official approval on May 17. This kilometer-long course, officially measured by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS), is marked by 125 Peace Birds painted on the ground, guiding visitors along the path.

This new peace initiative complements the Sri Chinmoy Peace Tree, introduced two years ago. Vienna officials, who oversee city monuments, have now embraced the Peace-Kilometer, further demonstrating the city’s dedication to promoting peace and harmony.

A commemorative plaque featuring both the Peace Tree and the Peace-Kilometer, along with a depiction of the course, was requested by the city. The Peace-Kilometer winds around a small park and extends through the surrounding areas, offering a serene route for reflection and tranquility.

To find out more about Sri Chinmoy, please visit the official website: www.srichinmoy.org

Week 176: I Love Singing

Songs:

– Smile, My Soul, Smile
– Each Happy Life-Car
– The Children of Happiness
– When the Flowers Sing

Enjoy singing along with the audio recordings. These songs are composed by Sri Chinmoy and performed by his disciple Purnakama. Please click the links below to listen to or download the audio and song scores:

 

Lyrics:

1. Smile, My Soul, Smile

Smile, my soul, smile, even for a while.
Smile, my heart, smile, even for a while.
Smile, my mind, smile, even for a while.
Smile, my vital, smile, even for a while.
Smile, my body, smile, even for a while.
– Sri Chinmoy, ‘Paradise is Where I Bend My Knees’ songbook


2. Each Happy Life-Car

Each happy life-car needs
An encouragement-engine.
– Sri Chinmoy, ‘Song-Flowers, Part 3’ songbook


3. The Children of Happiness

The children of happiness
Will create a new world.
– Sri Chinmoy, ‘A God-Devotion-Teardrop’ songbook


4. When the Flowers Sing

When the flowers sing,
I feel a new dawn in my heart.
– Sri Chinmoy, ‘A God-Devotion-Teardrop’ songbook

 

© 2024 Sri Chinmoy Centre

July 10, 2024

 

#230. America: A Oneness-Dream

America through the visionary eye of spiritual Master Sri Chinmoy, including his teachings and public offerings, like the Peace Run, to inspire all citizens of the world to live a higher life.

Sri Chinmoy’s audio and hard copy book, “Jewels of Happiness”, featured in this video, can be purchased from the following website: https://www.jewelsofhappiness.com. All proceeds go to charitable organizations.

To find out more about Sri Chinmoy, please visit the official website: www.srichinmoy.org

#229. Jharna Kala Exhibition Shines in Kalocsa

From mid-May, the small town of Kalocsa, Hungary, hosted a remarkable Jharna Kala exhibition at the Nicolas Schöffer Collection. Over the span of a month, visitors enjoyed 60 stunning art pieces, each capturing the essence of Sri Chinmoy’s vision. The opening ceremony was a highlight, featuring performances of Sri Chinmoy’s music by dedicated disciple groups. Adding to the cultural tapestry, the exhibition was part of the city’s annual Blue Bird Festival. Throughout the exhibition, attendees could watch continuous video footage of Sri Chinmoy in the creative process. A statue of Sri Chinmoy added a personal touch, and one lucky visitor won a Jharna Kala artwork in a raffle. The event was a beautiful blend of Sri Chinmoy’s art, music, and community spirit.

To find out more about Sri Chinmoy, please visit the official website: www.srichinmoy.org

Week 175: I Love Singing

Songs:

– Amare Karogo Tomar Apan
– O, Make Me Your Own
– Tomar Swapan Amar Jiban
– My Life Is Your Dream

Enjoy singing along with the audio recordings. These songs are composed by Sri Chinmoy and performed by his disciple Purnakama. Please click the links below to listen to or download the audio and song scores:

 

Lyrics:

1. Amare Karogo Tomar Apan

Amare karogo
Tomar apan

Translation:

O, make me Your own.
– Sri Chinmoy, ‘Amare Karogo Tomar Apan’ songbook


2. O, Make Me Your Own

O, make me Your own.
– Sri Chinmoy, ‘Amare Karogo Tomar Apan’ songbook


3. Tomar Swapan Amar Jiban

Tomar swapan
Amar jiban

Translation:

My life is Your Dream.
– Sri Chinmoy, ‘Amare Karogo Tomar Apan’ songbook


4. My Life Is Your Dream

My life is Your Dream.
– Sri Chinmoy, ‘Amare Karogo Tomar Apan’ songbook

 

© 2024 Sri Chinmoy Centre

July 7, 2024

 

Week 174: I Love Singing

Songs:

– Hiya Amar Khudha Charan Tomar Sudha
– Amire Mor Nashiya Hriday Dibo Patiya

Enjoy singing along with the audio recordings. These songs are composed by Sri Chinmoy and performed by his disciple Pavaka. Please click the links below to listen to or download the audio and song scores:

 

Lyrics:

1. Hiya Amar Khudha Charan Tomar Sudha

Hiya amar khudha
Charan tomar sudha

Translation:

My heart hungers
For Your Nectar-Feet.
– Sri Chinmoy, ‘Little Songs 1995’ songbook


2. Amire Mor Nashiya Hriday Dibo Patiya

Amire mor nashiya
Hriday dibo patiya

Translation:

By destroying my little “i”
Will I offer my heart.
– Sri Chinmoy, ‘Little Songs 1995’ songbook

 

© 2024 Sri Chinmoy Centre

June 23, 2024

 

#228. First Sri Chinmoy 24-12-6 Hour Race – Skopje (8-9.6.2024)

The First Sri Chinmoy 24-12-6 hour race in Skopje took place this weekend, featuring 47 participants, including three 3100-mile finishers. In the 24-hour race, Andrea Marcato won the men’s category with 165 km, while Katerina Sipovic, the national Macedonian champion, won the women’s category with 175 km. Ayojan added a heartfelt touch to the awards ceremony, making it a memorable event. The runners were extremely happy and satisfied with the event. A big thank you to everyone who participated and supported!

To find out more, visit the official website: www.srichinmoyraces.org

 

#227. Sri Chinmoy Half Marathon (Melbourne – 9 June 2024)

Start of the Sri Chinmoy Albert Park Half Marathon in Melbourne today, 9th June 2024, with close to 700 runners participating in a half marathon, plus 10K and 5K events. The event includes the famous post-race pancake breakfast. Members of the Sri Chinmoy Centre in Melbourne & Geelong helped organize the event. 

To learn more, go to the event page.

To find out more, visit the official website: www.srichinmoyraces.org

Week 173: I Love Singing

Songs:

– Tomar Paye Pranata Atmahuti Satata
– Ahamikar Nash
– Jeyona Chhariya More Bandho Prabhu Kripa

Enjoy singing along with the audio recordings. These songs are composed by Sri Chinmoy and performed by his disciple Purnakama. Please click the link below to listen to or download the audio and song scores:

 

Lyrics:

1. Tomar Paye Pranata Atmahuti Satata

Tomar paye pranata
Atmahuti satata

Translation:

Lord, may I be
Always at Your Feet,
Always with self-sacrifice.
– Sri Chinmoy, ‘Little Songs 1995’ songbook


2. Ahamikar Nash

Ahamikar nash
Mukti ullas

Translation:

The destruction of ego,
Lo! The joy of liberation.
– Sri Chinmoy, ‘Little Songs 1995’ songbook


3. Jeyona Chhariya More Bandho Prabhu Kripa

Jeona chariya more
Bandho prabhu kripa dore

Translation:

Please do not leave me.
O Lord, bind me with Your Compassion.
– Sri Chinmoy, ‘Little Songs 1995’ songbook

 

© 2024 Sri Chinmoy Centre

June 16, 2024