A screening of “Challenging Impossibility”, the third in three months, was held in Bogdanci, the second smallest town in the south of Macedonia, near the Greek border.
The people at the public culture house (comprising a theater, gallery, and library) were especially kind, with the manager going out of their way to ensure a pleasant experience for attendees. Despite the daylong rain across the country and the town’s small population of 5000, turnout was limited. Nevertheless, those who did come seemed genuinely delighted to watch the movie and spent time exploring Sri Shinmoy’s books.
The manager delivered a captivating introduction, surprising everyone by sharing their recent venture into meditation and Sri Shinmoy’s teachings. Just a few months ago, the public library they oversee received a donation of Sri Shinmoy’s books from the organizing team.
This video documents a remarkable week long event celebrating peace in Palermo. An initiative involving Mayor Leoluca Orlando and the city of Palermo hosting 10 exhibitions of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala artwork along with numerous Peace Run events, concerts and seminars. The event culminated with a parade through the city of a 160 m long canvas of children’s artwork dedicated to Peace.
International Mother Earth Day is celebrated to remind each of us that the Earth and its ecosystems provide us with life and sustenance. The United Nations General Assembly, noting that Earth Day is observed each year in many countries, decided to designate April 22 as International Mother Earth Day through resolution A/RES/63/278, adopted in 2009. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day now includes events in more than 193 countries.
Sri Chinmoy Centre has several projects that are directly supportive of the ideals of these two concerns.
They include such tree planting programs with community and school children as, “Plant a Tree for World-Harmony”. In this ceremony the children each help to plant a tree and promise to help take care of it so that it grows, by watering it and protecting it.
With that an art poster created by Sri Chinmoy with the ”Plant a Tree for World-Harmony” slogan on it is presented to the school to remind the children of their responsibility to help make earth a better place to live.
Sri Chinmoy had also written many, many poems and aphorisms about trees with the message of love of nature which he had hoped would bring concern for earth to the fore front of modern day human awareness.
In Geneva, several hundred paintings by Sri Chinmoy have been exhibited at the Palais des Nations, United Nations Office. The event was sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Bangladesh in Geneva, with support from the Cultural Diplomacy and Outreach Section of the UN Office at Geneva, in collaboration with the Jharna-Kala Art Foundation.