Chinmoy Kumar Ghose was born in a village of East Bengal, 1931, to an affectionate and spiritually inclined family. Orphaned at age 12, he joined his siblings at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry.
Throughout the following 20 years in South India, he spent many hours a day in deep prayer and meditation, from which he received many profound experiences. These formative years bore a spring of creativity; though outwardly occupied in simple work, and developing as a notable sportsman, young Chinmoy’s inner silence began to reveal prolific songs and poems.
Acting on a direction from his meditation, Sri Chinmoy moved to New York in 1964, to share his inner wealth with the Western world. He began with a small number of students, giving individual tuition, as well as public lectures, on what has become known as “The Path of The Heart.” These teachings aim to remind the sincere seeker that truth, joy, and wisdom reside within; with a simple, pure and cheerful approach to life, alongside regular mediation on the heart, one can re-discover this inner birthright, and thus weave it into everyday life.
From his his arrival in America in 1964 to his passing in 2007, age 76, Sri Chinmoy travelled extensively, giving public musical performances, lectures, and meditations. He was warmly received around the globe, by such figures as Mikhael Gorbachev, Nelson Mandela, and Mother Theresa. He held weekly meditations at the United Nations, from 1970 to 2007.
Sri Chinmoy Centres have now developed all over the world, offering free meditation courses, concerts and exhibitions, and hosting sporting events. From the piccolo to the pipe organ, Sri Chinmoy himself offered concerts at the Royal Albert Hall, the Sydney Opera House, the Great Wall of China, and myriad locations in between. He wrote over 18,000 songs and published over 1,400 books of his writings, in the hope of being of service and inspiration to others. We offer his music in the hope that it will inspire you on your inner and outer journeys.
When we sing,
We embody and become
The power of music.
This power has a free access
To the Universal Heart.”
– Sri Chinmoy
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