Sri Chinmoy Tulip
in Mineapolis, Minnesota. May, 2010. More than 2,000 Sri Chinmoy Tulips are currently blooming in Minneapolis in city parks, along causeways and by lakes thanks to a donation last fall of the flower named after meditation teacher Sri Chinmoy.
The reddish/orange tulip with yellow edges was officially named after Sri Chinmoy in 2005. It is listed in the official register of tulips in Holland. Its unveiling was observed in Keukenhof - the world's largest flower bulb garden with over 4 million tulips. Keukenhof is located southwest of Amsterdam and is the most photographed tourist site in the world.
Sri Chinmoy's meditation students from the Netherlands began a tradition of bringing Sri Chinmoy tulip bulbs available for purchase to the United States every fall. Since then, the tulips have been planted in locations such as the Sri Chinmoy Heart Garden in Flushing Meadows Park near the Sri Chinmoy Street.
Now the greatest concentration of the tulips can be found in Minneapolis after the city's Parks and Recreation Board gratefully accepted a donation of the tulips from members of the Minneapolis Sri Chinmoy Centre.
The tulips are currently blooming in Minneapolis and are keeping alive the uplifting and inspiring spirit of Sri Chinmoy's legacy of many visits to Minneapolis to give World Harmony Concerts.