On May 26, 1987, spiritual master and peace advocate Sri Chinmoy (1931-2007) opened a new musical chapter with his first pipe organ performance in a church in the centre of Zurich, Switzerland. It was one day before he gave his first big 7-hour concert in the Swiss mountain village of Davos. Sri Chinmoy does not play the pipe organ as you would expect. He creates spontaneous and powerful improvisations seemingly connected to another world. He does not prepare any written music nor did he study at a music school. His approach is purely from his heart; you would say these are expressions of his feelings. The result is unforgettable and it was the first of many more improvisations on famous and less famous pipe organs in churches and music halls all over the world that followed.
The performance in Zurich was one the longest ever. It lasted for 38 min. and was later titled by Sri Chinmoy as “The Summit-Song of Self-Transcendence”. Although there was a problem with the recording and we could not capture the whole performance visually you can enjoy the full length of the audio and the middle part of around 17 min also with video.
Edit & Camera: Kedar Misani
Photos: Martin Doering, Andy Faessler
Post Production: Vallabha Kaul
Copyright of music © 1987 by Sri Chinmoy
The photographs in this slideshow do not only show Sri Chinmoy (1931-2007) in a meditative state, they also let us remember that the master’s smile always was part of his life. When he met disciples, when he gave out prasad (sanctified food) and when he met with world-famous figures from all walks of life. It is this smile which attracted seekers everywhere, it is this smile that was shining from concert and workshop posters, and it is this smile that was being spread when he appeared on a TV show. You could not approach him with your mind because immediately after meeting him you felt his sweetest heart-power. And this is the strength of a true spiritual master. Sri Chinmoy used words only if necessary, like in an interview, a conversation or a talk. But much stronger was his meditation and closely connected his divine smile, that will be with us for eternity.
I went through thousands of photographs of Sri Chinmoy from many of his most active photographers and compiled this slideshow, surrounded by his own flute music. Enjoy and keep these smiles in your heart!
Length: 12:50 min
Edited by Kedar Misani
Soundtrack: Flute music by Sri Chinmoy
The International Sri Chinmoy Centres organize concerts around the world featuring the music of Sri Chinmoy. The latest took place in Zurich on November 5, 2013. Watch the highlights in this 27 min long summary with Alap and Lukas from Zurich (Flute and Drum), the International Gandharva Loka Orchestra, Mandu & Visuddhi from Austria (Harp and Erhu), the "Mountain-Silence" Ensemble from Switzerland, Premik from New York, (Flute) and Adesh & Ajita from Zurich on Sitar and Tabla.
Filmed and edited by Kedar Misani, kedarvideo Switzerland
In October peace advocate Sri Chinmoy (1931-2007) was invited by members of the Icelandic Parliament to meet in a little famous house in Reykjavik where President Gorbachev and President Reagen also met. At this occasion Iceland was honoured as a "Peace-Blossoms-Nation". Sri Chinmoy also spoke about the significance of peace and Iceland as a good and unique example.
Length: 20:55 min
Filmed and edited by Kedar Misani
Meditate with a great spiritual master. This is Vol. 2 of a series of 11 one-hour long compilations of mediations with Sri Chinmoy (1931-2007), recorded throughout the world at concerts, private functions and public meetings.
Filmed and edited by Kedar Misani
Sri Chinmoy (1931-2007)
Spiritual master and peace advocate SRI CHINMOY was born in East Bengal, India, on August 27, 1931. Since his early childhood he attained the state of God-realisation and was very active throughout his life. He gave university talks on divine subjects, composed thousands of spiritual songs, wrote around 1600 books (many of them consisting of poems), gave 777 peace concerts throughout the world, created thousands of “Jharna-…
Spiritual master and peace advocate SRI CHINMOY was born in East Bengal, India, on August 27, 1931. Since his early childhood he attained the state of God-realisation and was very active throughout his life. He gave university talks on divine subjects, composed thousands of spiritual songs, wrote around 1600 books (many of them consisting of poems), gave 777 peace concerts throughout the world, created thousands of “Jharna- Kala” artworks and millions of bird drawings. He was also a prolific sportsman, weight-lifter, founder of the “World Harmony Run” and promoter of ultra-distance running such as the largest race in the world, the 3100 mile run in New York City. Aged 76 he passed away on October 11, 2007 in Queens, New York. The videos in this Channel remember his presence on earth. The Channel is moderated by Kedar Misani, a photograher, videographer and blogger from Switzerland who is a student of Sri Chinmoy for the past 30 years. More of his videos on Sri Chinmoy on: srichimoy.tv. View also his photoblog on Sri Chinmoy with daily updates: srichinmoyphoto.com and the artblog with one new artwork presented every day: daily.srichinmoyart.com/