Sri Chinmoy

Sri Chinmoy is a spiritual Teacher who taught meditation and also the benefits of leading a dynamic outer life. As well as being a poet, athlete and author Sri Chinmoy was a prolific composer of spiritual music – he composed over 21,000 songs in both English and his native Bengali. Sri Chinmoy also performed on several instruments – recording many albums of meditative music and also performing his own compositions in public concerts

“To me, music is not something that we see. Music is not even something that we feel. Music is something that we must grow into.”

– Sri Chinmoy [1]

During his time in the West, Sri Chinmoy offered 777 Peace Concerts in different parts of the world. Sri Chinmoy taught that music can be a complement to meditation.

Sri Chinmoy

“Music is psychic enlightenment. Music is the supreme fulfilment of the aspiring human soul.”

Sri Chinmoy

Recently uploaded recordings by Sri Chinmoy

In any of the fields into which he entered – poetry, art, athletics – Sri Chinmoy’s output was prolific, and his audio output of music and talks was no exception. This site contains some of the many recordings that have been released over the years.

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January 27, 2016

Sri Chinmoy reads his early poems

A selection of ten poem read by Sri Chinmoy. These ten are some of Sri Chinmoy’s most significant poems, which express a range of spiritual experience. They are all taken from the collection My Flute except for the poem ‘The Soul-Bird’, which is taken from The Dance of Life.
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January 16, 2016

Borobudur concert

On Christmas Day 2003, Sri Chinmoy offered a prayerful and soulful concert at the foot of the Borobudur Temple. Sri Chinmoy has always had tremendous love and adoration for the Lord Buddha, and visiting Borobudur was a very significant experience for Sri Chinmoy. View all tracks »

January 9, 2016

“Blue Aspiration-Plants in Green Dedication-Garden” vol.1

This recording, originally released as a two-volume cassette in 1987, contains some extraordinary performances by Sri Chinmoy, selected from a series of concerts offered in 1987 in the US, Canada, France and Japan. View all tracks »

January 8, 2016

“A Singer-Artist-Lover of the Unkowable”

In this recording Sri Chinmoy sings extemporaneously while painting. Sri Chinmoy was a prolific artist, who completed over 140,000 paintings. His artistic creations were spontaneous and meditative – springing from the heart and a deep source of creativity. Sri Chinmoy said that when painting he didn’t use his mind to think, but would just go deep within for inspiration.

The singing that accompanies the painting is similarly spontaneous. The singing is based on the melodies of Sri Chinmoy’s own songs, but in this recording his singing could be described as ‘free-form’ – unconstrained by the usual constraints of the mind.

soul-birds-Sri Chinmoy

Interestingly, Sri Chinmoy’s soul-bird paintings are based on the shape of a bird, but hint at the inner freedom of our soul-bird – unconstrained by our usual conventions and expectations.

Creativity was an important part of Sri Chinmoy’s life, and he encouraged his students to be creative as spirituality and meditation can help unlock a seeker’s hidden creativity.

We hope the sweetness in Sri Chinmoy’s voice will inspire you to discover an ever-new fountain of creativity within yourself.

Related recording

If you like this recording, we also have a similar one, where Sri Chinmoy improvises, singing the word “gratitude”. The recording is appropriately titled Gratitude.

 

You can find out more about Sri Chinmoy’s art at Sri Chinmoy Art.

Artist: Sri Chinmoy
Release year: 1988
Duration: 26:53
Acknowledgements: Sri Chinmoy
Format: Advanced Audio Coding

Playlists of Sri Chinmoy’s music

Here are just a few of Sri Chinmoy’s recordings, taken from around the site. You can make your own playlists by clicking on the settings icon () next to music that you like – find out more here ».

Sri Chinmoy singing

 

Talks by Sri Chinmoy

Instrumental recordings

Recordings by category

Peace Concerts

In over 800 concerts worldwide, Sri Chinmoy created a profound atmosphere of peace. More »

Talks & interviews

Sri Chinmoy’s radio and tv interviews. Plus recordings of talks at major universities. More »

Poetry

Sri Chinmoy was a prolific poet, who composed both short aphorisms and more traditional longer poetry. More »

Vocal recordings

Sri Chinmoy sings his own compositions. This includes his own compositions and traditional Indian mantras.  More »

Classic Albums

During his time in the West, Sri Chinmoy recorded innumerable albums (including vinyl, cassette, and later CD). However, a few albums really stand out as being classics. We will add these classic albums in due course.

  1. Existence-Consciousness-Bliss – esraj, harmonium and vocals.
  2. My Europe-Aspiration-Blossoms – organ performances in Europe
  3. Concert de Paix, Paris, 1984 – one of the earliest Peace Concerts with flute, esraj, cello, harmonium and vocal.

More uploads

Random selections from Sri Chinmoy’s audio recordings, including popular categories, such as interviews, flute, esraj, singing and poetry recitals. More »

Songs, aphorisms and talks on Peace

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