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 
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.
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.
Sri Chinmoy’s Cologne concert, 1984 »
Mountain-Aspiration and Fountain-Dedication »
“Sri Chinmoy sings with harmonium” part I »
A Peace Concert in Tokyo »
November 24, 2015
This is a historic recording of Sri Chinmoy’s first major Peace Concert on 24 March, 1984.
Over 8,000 people attended the concert held at Kölner Sporthalle in Koln (Cologne), Germany. Sri Chinmoy gave the title of the concert as “Peace: God’s Beauty in His Oneness-Home”. Like other aspects of Sri Chinmoy’s activities, the concert was offered free.
The concert proved to be the first of approximately 800 Peace Concerts which were offered around the world, including venues, such as the Sydney Opera House, the Royal Albert Hall London and Carnegie Hall, NY.
In the early 1970s, Sri Chinmoy gave some small scale concerts, but mostly gave public talks and held public meditations. The Peace Concert series was a new direction; Sri Chinmoy felt that through soulful music, concert-goes could experience the peace of meditation because music touches the heart and bypasses the mind.
“When we listen to soulful music, or when we ourselves play soulful music, immediately our inner existence climbs up high, higher, highest. It climbs up and enters into something beyond.”
– Sri Chinmoy, from God the Supreme Musician 
In this concert, Sri Chinmoy began with a silent meditation, and then played the echo flute. The second recording was the cello, with Sri Chinmoy singing some of his best known songs, such as Ore Mor Kheya and Hiya Pakhi.
After a ten minute esraj performance, Sri Chinmoy continued singing, accompanied with the harmonium; songs included Jiban Debata, Bhulite Diyona and “Never say no” (in German)
Poster from the historic concert
Poster credit: Kedar Misani
Sri Chinmoy would later speak of his concert in Cologne:
“I have given hundreds of concerts, but I will never forget Cologne. It gave me the utmost joy and satisfaction.” (unofficial, from Arpan’s function reports (1)
- Video of Cologne Concert at Sri Chinmoy TV
Artist: Sri Chinmoy
Release year: 1984
Related tag: Peace Concert
Acknowledgements: Sri Chinmoy
Tracks and notes: Kamalakanta Nieves + Tejvan Pettinger
Format: Advanced Audio Coding
November 17, 2015
This CD includes six organ performances by Sri Chinmoy whilst he was visiting New Zealand in 1987 and 2002.
July 28, 2015
This is a recording of ten songs, sung by Sri Chinmoy accompanied by the harmonium. This album, originally released on cassette format, was recorded in the 1970s in San Francisco, and is the first of four albums. This album contains some of the classic songs from Sri Chinmoy’s early canon of songs – including Jiban Debata, Age Nahi Bale and Phule Phule. View all tracks »
November 3, 2014
This is a recording from Sri Chinmoy’s 15th Peace Concert in Suganami Hall, Tokyo, Japan – one of Sri Chinmoy’s earliest public peace concerts. During the concert, Sri Chinmoy played on instruments, such as the western flute, esraj, sitar, and harmonium. View all tracks »
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
Recordings by category
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 »
Sri Chinmoy was a prolific poet, who composed both short aphorisms and more traditional longer poetry. More »
Sri Chinmoy sings his own compositions. This includes his own compositions and traditional Indian mantras. More »
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.
- Existence-Consciousness-Bliss – esraj, harmonium and vocals.
- My Europe-Aspiration-Blossoms – organ performances in Europe
- Concert de Paix, Paris, 1984 – one of the earliest Peace Concerts with flute, esraj, cello, harmonium and vocal.
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
by Sri Chinmoy