#215. Annam Brahma Restaurant: A 50-Year Journey of Serenity and Bliss in Queens, New York

Step into the heart of Queens, New York, and discover the enchanting oasis of serenity and culinary delight that is Annam Brahma Restaurant. For five decades, this beloved establishment has been a cornerstone of the local community, captivating generations of diners with its timeless charm and exquisite vegetarian cuisine.

The name “Annam Brahma” was given by meditation teacher and peace advocate Sri Chinmoy who resided in Jamaica, Queens for over 40 years. With inspiration from Sri Chinmoy, the Grammy-award-winning musician Mahavishnu John McLaughlin opened Annam Brahma in 1971 and owned it until 1974. Annam Brahma is one of three Sri Chinmoy-inspired vegetarian food establishments in the New York area as well as a health food store.

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

#199. 3100-Mile Race: Become and Run

Welcome to the 25th Annual Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race. Called ‘The Mount Everest of ultramarathons’ by The New York Times, this is the longest certified footrace in the world. It attracts athletes from around the world who want to test themselves against this daunting distance, transcend their own previous capacity, and participate in a great adventure. Along the way, they may also set new world records and gain spiritual insights.

Athletes are able to test themselves in a format unlike any other ultra-marathon event. In order to meet their goal of 3100 miles (4989km) in 52 days, they must log an average of 59.6 miles (95.9 km) per day. The runners begin at 6 a.m. and run for extended periods throughout the day, taking breaks as needed. If they want to, they can continue as late as 12 midnight when the course closes for the night. After completing the race, runners have the option of continuing on to complete 5000km.

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

#175. How Running Can Transform Your Life. Discover who you are with Sanjay Rawal

When we think about running, most of us think of it as a form of physical exercise – something that we do to lose weight, look better or stay healthy. Some of us like to measure how far and how quickly we can run. But running can be so much more than that. What if someone told you that running could be a tool to transform your life? This week, film-maker and inspirational human being, Sanjay Rawal, is here to do just that.

Whilst making his latest film (3100: Run and Become), Sanjay followed the most elite multi-day race in the world – the 3,100-mile race, which takes place on the streets of Queens, New York City each summer. He also followed the Kalahari Bushman and a group of Japanese Monks. What was common amongst all three groups of people was that they performed superhuman feats with the sole goal of spiritual growth. Sanjay talks about their individual journeys and what we can all learn from them.

Through physical exertion, Sanjay believes that we can all understand who we are and connect to something bigger than ourselves. We discuss how modern life presents many obstacles for us, but Sanjay explains how we can all achieve self-expansion, whether we are running or simply walking down the road. This is an incredible conversation – I think you will really enjoy it.

Find out more about 3100 Film:

Articles: BBC – Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence:

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#173. Day 48 of 3100-mile race: Ashprihanal Finish

Welcome to the 48th day of 23rd Annual Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race. Called ‘The Mount Everest of ultramarathons’ by The New York Times, this is the longest certified footrace in the world. 

Ashprihanal completed the race in 47 days, 1 hour, and 39 minutes.  An average of 65.864 miles a day (105.998 km).  That is the 36th best performance in the history of the race out of 156 performances.  And he is still on top of the board of the 43 runners. In 2015 he won the 19th Annual Self-Transcendence Race in 40 days+09:06:21, taking 23 hours,10 minutes off the record held by German legend Madhupran Wolfgang Schwerk. Ashprihanal averaged 76.776 miles per day (123.559 km).

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

#167. Start of 6-Day Race (New York – April 26, 2019)

The Twenty-Second Annual Sri Chinmoy Six-Day Race started on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 12:00 noon, EDT, and will finish on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 12 noon, EDT. 

The course is a very flat, scenic, 1k loop in a pleasant park setting near the famous areas of the World’s Fair of 1964 and close to the USTA facility, home of the US Open. There are many patches of green and trees, as well as close proximity to Meadow Lake. Temperatures in April in New York generally vary between 11ºC and 21ºC with extremes at 1ºC and 32ºC.

#166. Start of 10-Day Race (New York – April 22, 2019)

The Twenty-Fourth Annual Sri Chinmoy Ten-Day Race started on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 12:00 noon, and will finish on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 12 noon, EDT. 

The course is a very flat, scenic, 1k loop in a pleasant park setting near the famous areas of the World’s Fair of 1964 and close to the USTA facility, home of the US Open. There are many patches of green and trees, as well as close proximity to Meadow Lake. Temperatures in April in New York generally vary between 11ºC and 21ºC with extremes at 1ºC and 32ºC.

#140. Krishna Das at the Aspiration-Ground (New York – August 27, 2018)

With a remarkably soulful voice that touches the deepest chord in even the most casual listener, Krishna Das has taken the call-and-response chanting out of yoga centres and into concert halls, becoming a worldwide icon and the best-selling western chant artist of all time. He has released 14 well received albums, Grammy nominated Live Ananda (2012). In February 2013, Krishna Das performed at the Grammy awards in Los Angeles

On August 27 Krishna Das offered a special concert in New York at the Aspiration-Ground. He performed with two members of the Sri Chinmoy Centre: Sadanand Magee (Ireland) and Nelson Myers (New Zeland).