Celebrating Sri Chinmoy's 90th birth anniversary
Sri Chinmoy would have been 90 years old on 27 August this year. When he was with us, he would often use occasions like these as a launching point for inspiring and joyful projects for himself and his students. (To give one example: he played on 74 pianos in one sitting to celebrate his 74th birthday.)
Similarly his students around the world are using the occasion to come up with inspiring ideas both for their own personal spiritual practise, and for the world.
In 1999, Sri Chinmoy formed the Enthusiasm-Awakeners singing group with Parvati from New York as its leader. The group mainly sings Sri Chinmoy's cheerful, dynamic English songs. In total, the group learned and performed 1529 English songs for Sri Chinmoy in his lifetime, including many songs that Sri Chinmoy specifically wrote for the group.
At the end of May of this year, Parvati had the idea to sing and average of 17 songs per day for 90 days beginning on 30 May, so all the songs could be completed on 27 August. As well as the original members of the group, Parvati then felt the inspiration to invite others who had over the years expressed their love of these songs, and she selflessly made all the necessary resources available on her website devotionsongs.com:
View the 90 songs project on devotionsongs.com
(The Enthusiasm-Awakeners group actually performed a similar project for Sri Chinmoy's 75th birthday in 2006 - you can read that story on her website)
Many of our worldwide Centres were also inspired by the occasion to let the public know!
First-hand experiences of meditation and spirituality.
How sports and fitness became part of our spiritual lifeBanshidhar Medeiros San Juan, Puerto Rico
A love that was thick like butterMahatapa Palit New York, United States
Sri Chinmoy's biography, written by one of the most famous Bengali authorsMahatapa Palit New York, United States
Now you are in the boatKaushalya Casey Toronto, Canada
I was what you call a classic unconscious seekerRupantar LaRusso New York, United States
My life with Sri ChinmoyNamrata Moses New York, United States
I just knew from the moment I saw himAshrita Furman New York, United States
Spiritual moments with my grandmotherPatanga Cordeiro São Paulo, Brazil
It does not matter which spoon you useBrahmacharini Rebidoux St. John's, Canada
People see something in Guru and want to be part of itSaraswati Martín San Juan, Puerto Rico
The very first time I heard about my spiritual MasterBanshidhar Medeiros San Juan, Puerto Rico
Seeing the God inside my sonUtsahi St-Armand Ottawa, Canada
Meeting Sri Chinmoy for the first timeJanaka Spence Edinburgh, United Kingdom
interviews with Sri Chinmoy's students