#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

#210. Peace Tree Planting in Vienna, Austria

A Peace Tree was recently planted at Auer Welsbach Park in Vienna, Austria. This video highlights the activities. The plaque reads: 

Sri Chinmoy Peace Tree

‘Silence is the seed. Peace is the tree.’ 

-Sri Chinmoy

This Japanese Zelkove ‘Green Vase’ (Zelkova serrata ‘Green Vaşe) was planted in December 2023. May everyone who looks at this tree experience a moment of silence and enjoy a fulfilling dream of peace.

Video by Soham.

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

#187. Peace Run Podcast #3 – Bali

Suhasini, our Peace Run Director in Bali, and Pragati speak about their experiences with the Peace Run in Bali. In 2019 we began and finished our Southern Hemisphere Peace Run in Bali. For the first time ever the torch traveled around the globe visiting 44 countries in the Southern Hemisphere. Click here to watch the video of the event.

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

#177. Palermo Peace Week (November 8-17, 2019)

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.