#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

#212.  28th Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence Marathon in Nish, Serbia. 

Experience the spirit of self-transcendence at the 28th Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence Marathon in Nish, Serbia, held on March 3, 2024. Witness the convergence of determination, resilience, and inner peace as participants push their limits in this ultimate test of mind, body, and spirit. It’s not just a race; it’s a journey toward inner fulfillment and personal growth.

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

#206. Screening of ‘Challenging Impossibility’: A Story of Inspiration (Bogdanci, Macedonia)

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.

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


#205. Invitation of Sri Chinmoy Seven minutes of World Peace Event at UN on 9/21/2023

Recent interview with Nilima about this Thursday’s Seven Minutes of World Peace by award winning Bangladeshi TV news anchor Dima Nefartity, followed by a Centre presentation at a program initiated by the New York City Mayor’s office called “Breaking Bread, Building Bonds.”

Seven Minutes of World Peace was inaugurated in 1984 by Sri Chinmoy: The Peace Meditation at the United Nations. Since its inception, numerous individuals and groups from around the world have participated, and letters and proclamations have been received from Heads of State, governors and mayors.

It is a soulful prelude to the United Nations Peace Bell Ceremony, which itself “rings in” the International Day of Peace.