About Our Teacher, Sri Chinmoy

Sri Chinmoy was born in Bengal (now Bangladesh), India, in 1931. He spent several years meditating, writing poetry and practising athletics at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry, India. Sri Chinmoy

In 1964, Sri Chinmoy envisioned a worldwide family of spiritual centres where those who love peace and harmony could share their mutual inspiration. He moved to the West and began a peace mission that has gathered increasing momentum over the years.

From its birthplaces in Puerto Rico and New York, the Sri Chinmoy Centre blossomed into a thriving network of dedicated volunteers who have taught the sacred art of meditation to millions of people. The Centre also organise sports events, humanitarian aid and free artistic productions.

Sri Chinmoy believed human potential to be unlimited, and he advocated the power of meditation to awaken that potential. He demonstrated this power in his own life with a stunning repertoire of creative, athletic and spiritual achievements that will continue to enthrall generations to come. Sri Chinmoy gained the trust and respect of leaders in all fields of life such as Nelson Mandela, Mother Theresa and Carl Lewis.

Sri Chinmoy’s Mahasamadhi, his physical passing, occurred on 11 October 2007.

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