US News 2010

All the news from 2010 – concerts, races, workshops, world records, special events, features



thumb_Achebe1.jpg Tribute to Chinua Achebe

December 2010, Jamaica, NY. “Edible Poetry” - an ongoing series of events at Panorama Cafe in Jamaica, Queens celebrated the great Nigerian writer, Chinua Achebe’s birthday, on 16 November with a reading of his poetry. More...


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Dreyfuss audio book

December, 2010. The audio book version of Sri Chinmoy’s America the Beautiful has just been recorded by Academy Award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss and was released in mid-November 2010. More..



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October 31st, 2010. Woodstock, New York.  People converged from Canada, Connecticut and New York this weekend at a Joy Day organized by the Woodstock Meditation Group. Not the first, and certainly not the last, this Halloween fest was pure joy from beginning to end. More...


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Connecticut Joy Day

October 26, 2010. Monroe, CT. People converged from Connecticut and New York on October 17, 2010 at a Joy Day organized by the Oneness-Heart Centre (located in Queens). The caravan of vehicles filled with people, pies, cider, delicious casseroles and numerous other items to create a wonderful day traveled north from Jamaica, NY to CT with the anticipation of joy and spiritual fulfillment. More...
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Jewels of Happiness

October 25, 2010, New Life: America's Largest Mind, Body, Soul Expo, New York City, NY. The newly published book  'The Jewels of Happiness' was on view for 10,000 visitors during the 3-day event. Inspiration and wisdom to guide your life-journey. Launched September 7th 'The Jewels of Happiness' is a treasure chest of wisdom and joy. More...
 


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Peace Concert NYC

October 9th, New York, NY.  Church of St. Paul the Apostle was host to a Peace Concert that included rare footage of Sri Chinmoy in concert and live musical performances offered by his students from around the world.  More...


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Ocean Monk

September 24-26. New York Surf Film Festival. NY, NY. A film by Sanjay Rawal, Ocean Monk, opened this year's Surf Film Festival and chronicles the inner and outer search of a group of monk-friends who discover enlightenment in the beauty and power of the surf. More...


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September 18th, Lattington, Nassau County, NY. On Saturday the New York Girls' Hiking club drove out to Bailey Arboretum, a beautiful woodland park in Nassau County. It had been the home and property of Frank Bailey in the twentieth century and his family gave it to the county after he died. More...


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September 12th, 2010, New York.  A small but able field of athletes gathered this Sunday at scenic Lake Welch for a 1-kilometer swim, followed by a 10-kilometer run in Harriman State Park. More...
 


Hope Knows

September 11th, 2010, New York, New York. During this year's 9/11 memorial service , The Governor of New York, David Paterson, quoted three short poems of Sri Chinmoy's on hope. More…


Poetry and Music at Panorama Cafe

September 2010, Queens, NY. You can find food for the body and food for the soul at Panorama of My Silence-Heart Cafe in Jamaica, Queens. This neighborhood-based coffeehouse offers every possible type of coffee and tea... More...


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Songs of the Soul Concert August 2010

28 August 2010 Songs of the Soul Concert. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, New York University.  In what is becoming the season's tradition, two back-to-back free evening concerts were once again offered to accomodate an overflow crowd of Manhattanites seeking music of the soul on a summer's eve.  More...


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August 27th, 2010. Jamaica, New York.  Sharani reports on her elevating ride on the world's largest seesaw, the lastest of Ashrita Furman's Guiness World Records. More...
 


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146 Language Record

August 26th, Central Park, New York City, NY.  Today a new Guinness world record was set by Olympic legend Carl Lewis, Guinness top record holder Ashrita Furman, UN ambassadors and New York Consuls when a poem from the recently published The Jewels of Happiness was recited in 146 Languages. More...


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Aug 19 2010, Queens, NY. All summer long the World Harmony Runners have been visting children in boroughs across New York City. Children from 24 recreation centers located in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx met with the team and held the torch. More...


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World Harmony Run USA 2010

Follow the latest news from the World Harmony Run USA as it passes through your state or city with daily updates. The World Harmony Run is the world's largest international torch relay, and seeks to foster global friendship and understanding. In 2010 the World Harmony Run USA team will log 10,000 miles while visiting all 50 states in the Union.


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World-Harmony Art

July 26th, 2010, Chicago, Illinois.  The opening reception of the exhibition 'Paintings for World-Harmony' by artist and World Harmony Run founder Sri Chinmoy, was held on Monday, July 26th at Victory Banner's Bookstore and Art Gallery on West Roscoe. More...


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July 26th, 2010, Chicago, Illinois. The World Harmony Run USA joined with a pantheon of Olympians and musicians in Chicago today to celebrate world harmony and also to present the Torch-Bearer Award to community leaders.  More...


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July 18th, 2010, Jamaica Estates, New York.  The 2nd ABC (America-Bangladesh-Canada) Convention was held this weekend at the Mary Louis Academy in Queens and paid tribute to the Sri Chinmoy Centre. More…


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130 Song Celebration

July 18th, 2010, Jamaica Queens. In honour of Sri Chinmoy's completion of 13,000 Bengali songs on July 13th, 2006, numerous students participated in a singing session performing 1% of his total Bengali compositions, or 130 songs in little over two hours. More… 


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July 9th, 2010, Flushing Town Hall, Flushing, New York.  This past Friday evening a free Concert for Inner Peace was offered for the Flushing Community in the Flushing Town Hall, including introductions in Chinese and Korean for local residents.  More...


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July 4th, 2010, Aspiration-Ground, Jamaica, New York. Surrounded by an outdoor ampitheatre of green at a 4th of July Jubilee, the Sri Chinmoy International Choir performed songs dedicated to America, banjo players played tribute, and the nation's pastime was honoured: a vegetarian barbeque  crowned by an evening boat ride to witness New York City's fabulous fireworks display. More…


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July 4th Vision

July 4th, 2010.  A day immortal in American hearts and souls. Sri Chinmoy came to America 1964, residing in the New York area until 2007. In those four decades he composed numerous soulful tributes to the life, liberty and happiness that America's founding fathers envisioned and that America has striven to embody ever since. More…
 


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Weightlifting Jubilee

June 26, 2010, Jamaica, New York. A special Silver Jubilee tribute (1985-2010) to Sri Chinmoy's weightlifting achievements was held in the garden ampitheatre of Aspiration-Ground. The event was attended by fitness and strength legends, including Mahasamrat Bill Pearl, five-time Mr. Universe and Best Built Man of the 20th Century. More

Weightlifting Plus

More from Bhadra Klienman reporting on the Weightlifting Jubilee. Sri Chinmoy took up weightlifting when he was 54 years old, on June 26th, 1985, when he lifted a 40-lb. dumbbell from the floor to overhead in a strict military bench press. More…


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3,100 Miles...

June 13th - August 3rd, Jamaica, New York.  The Fourteenth Annual Self Transcendence 3,100 Mile Race kicked off in mid-June with a field of 11 runners. Sponsored by the Sri Chinmoy Marathon team, this ultimate footrace is the longest certified race in the world.  More…


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Father's Day 2010

New York, June 2010, Tradition has it that Father's Day is full of meditation and other activities in the Sri Chinmoy Centre. In Queens, a Father's Day Marathon was typically held in the early morning on Father's Day and a special meal of Indian food served on a banana leaf would be shared at Aspiration-Ground. More...


Mongolia dreaming

Seattle native Pranlobha Kalagian dreamed of going to Mongolia for 3 years. Much to her own surprise, that dream became a reality when she joined the Eur-Asia World Harmony Run in 2010, running through Japan, South Korea, China and Mongolia. More…


thumb_outsidectjoyday.jpgConnecticut Joy Day

May 22, Stamford, Ct, On Saturday May 22, a glorious Joy Day was held at Cove Island Park and Nidrahara and Nripal’s home, in Connecticut. Sri Chinmoy's spirit and joy was, indeed, the feeling of the day... More...


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May 15, 2010, Jamaica, New York. It was a remarkably beautiful day for the yearly 'It's My Park Day' event which took place last Saturday on May 15th  More...


Gourmet Recipes

May, 2010. With spring in full bloom, and mother earth covered in colour, vegetables and fruits never looked better. What could be more timely than to welcome readers to our updated Gourmet Vegetarian Recipe section? More...


 

Mother's Day

thumb_P4230591.JPGMay 2010. If you like to observe Mother's Day with the time-honored tradition of taking Mom out to eat at a restaurant on Mother's Day Sunday May 9th, there are some wonderful special Mother's Day menus to be found at various vegetarian restaurants and cafes affiliated with the Sri Chinmoy Centre. More...


Sri Chinmoy Tulip in Minneapolis

May 3, 2010, Minneapolis, Minnesota.  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. More...


April/May Workshop

April 26th, 2010, New York, New York.  An ongoing free workshop entitled "Meditation and the Inner World: Gateway to the Beyond" was opened tonight by Chidananda Burke in Manhattan's East Village to an overflow crowd.  More...
 


10 & 6 Day Ultras

April, 2010, Flushing Meadow Park. The Sri Chinmoy Self- Transcendence Ten and Self-Transcendence Six Day Races of 2010 have reached the glorious finish line. An international field of intrepid runners were first graced by brilliant April weather followed by several days of relentless wind and rain. Catch up with the daily news and photographs here of these courageous folk!  More...


Arrival Anniversary Observed

April 17, 2010, Queens, New York. April 13, 2010 saw the anniversary of Sri Chinmoy's 1964 arrival in America at the age of 32. His meditation students from across the globe gathered for "April Celebrations" in Queens, New York to share meditation, cultural programs and athletic events in observance of this 46th anniversary. More...


April Concerts Florida

April 19th, 2010. The Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg, Florida. The third annual April Tribute Concert to Sri Chinmoy's Songs of the Soul travelled first to St. Petersburg, then on to the Miramar Cultural Center in Miramar near Miami on April 21st. More…
 


April Concert NYC

14 April, 2010. Tribeca Performing Arts Center, New York City. The third annual April Tribute Concert to Sri Chinmoy's Songs of the Soul was held in New York City in Manhattan's downtown thriving Tribeca neighborhood. More…


Harmony in Action

April 12, 2010. Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, New York City. The World Harmony Run was launched in New York City today many nations strong. World Harmony Run coordinators from around the globe joined with members of the diplomatic community … More


Stunning Running

Spring 2010. Ultrarunning Magazine voted Dipali Cunningham the top female age group performance of the year for her 2009 record of 513 miles during the annual Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team 6-day Race. More…


Lions and Lambs and Weightlifting Memories

March 31, 2010.  Jamica, New York. The month of March is said to come in like a lion and go out like a lamb. On this last day of March, one can ponder lions and lambs in a different light when seen through the lens of Sri Chinmoy's weightlifting adventures. More...


 

Meditation Festival

March 14th - March 21st. New York, New York. A week long Festival of Meditation and Spirituality was sponsored by the Sri Chinmoy Centre in downtown Greenwich Village/SoHo/NoHo area featuring music performances, plays, multimedia presentations and meditation. More…


Happy Birthday Annam Brahma Restaurant

March 18th, 2010. Jamaica, New York. March is birthday celebration month at Annam Brahma as they observed their 36th anniversary on March 15, 2010.  More...


Candlelit Concert

March 7th, 2010. Jamaica, New York. Earth-Bondage-Liberation-Dream, an all-male group lead by Satyajit Saha offered a soul-stirring concert of Sri Chinmoy’s music and poetry in Jamaica, Queens, on Saturday evening, March sixth.  The performance combined orchestral and choral effects with poetry recitation … More …


Tribute Marathon 2010

March 6th, 2010. Jamaica Environs, New York. A 30-plus field of intrepid runners, a mix of seasoned ultra-distance, marathoners and the simply enthused, ran a marathon under the first sparkling blue sky and sun-blessed-with-a-hint-of-spring day in New York in 2010. The marathon is in commemoration of Sri Chinmoy's first marathon in Chico, California of March 3rd, 1979 with a time of 4:31. More...


Health is Wealth

February 27th, 2010.  Spring is not quite around the corner, especially after 4 rather bizare blizzards in the northeast, but is steadily approaching.  Yet all these snowbound moments recovering from excessive shovelling have proved fruitful, literally. New pages Vegetarian Tips have been added to our Vegetarian Diet section – not the most exciting of browsing – but there is some small comfort in finally knowing what the much lauded 'resveratrol' is! More…


Snow-White Heart

February 18th, 2010. Jamaica, New York. The solemn silence of the snow, whispers of the storm that was – an oasis of divinity.... I shall no more allow my mind to tryannize and dictate to my snow-white heart.... The echo of the 'snow-white heart' in Sri Chinmoy's poems spanning the decades. More…



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Intrepid Souls

February, 2010, New York Environs. Our February hiking trip was a three week long adventure. Around New York City you have to take advantage of the snow whenever you have the chance… and, fortunately, we had the chance for three weekends in a row. More …


A Mayor Marvels

February 14th, 2010. Caguas, Puerto Rico. The Mayor of Caguas, William Miranda Marin dedicated a 2 metre high statue of World Harmony Run founder Sri Chinmoy in the Botanical and Cultural Garden of Caguas. More…
 


Double trouble

February 2nd, 2010, Colombia.  Ashrita Furman, a New York area health food store manager and holder of 114 current Guinness World Records, added two more records to his record for holding the most records, while travelling in South America this winter. Ashrita's latest feats favoured the 'simultaneous' challenge: performing one feat whilst performing another, a particular speciality of Ashrita's. More…


Exploring the Sri Chinmoy Websites

January 27th, 2010. Sri Chinmoy shared a creative outpouring in myriad ways during his lifetime and dedicated himself to fostering world harmony and understanding. This rich legacy of offerings in spirituality, meditation, philosophy, poetry, painting, musical composition/performance and athletics can be explored in the family of websites related to Sri Chinmoy and the Sri Chinmoy Centres International. More...


New Year's Resolutions

January 1st, 2010. Are you looking for more serenity and happiness? Are you hoping to add more inner peace to your existence in the New Year 2010? More...


2010 Races

2010 Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team track and field events in the USA. More …