20 Golden Opportunities 1964-1984

Last modified April 8, 2014

Originally published in 1984, this album celebrates Sri Chinmoy’s 20 years in the West from April 1964 to April 1984. These recordings include 20 memorable tracks, including spontaneous singing, the flute, the esraj and the Chimes. We hope you enjoy this historical recording.

Anniversary tape includes:

Flute: Spontaneous
Chimes: Guru Brahma
Singing: Guru Brahma
Echo-flute: Anute renute, Ami jani
Singing: Nayan nehare
Bamboo flute: Spontaneous
Singing: Panchas
Bamboo flute: Jiban sheshe, Spontaneous
Chimes: Na pari tomai
Flute: Hiya pakhi
Singing: An unfinished dream of God
Esraj: Spontaneous
Singing: Srashta amar
Esraj: Spontaneous
Singing: Bahudin kare esecho
Esraj: Je dike phirai
Singing: Phire chalo
Harpsichord: Spontaneous

1984 Activities

20 Peace Concerts around the World

In 1984, Sri Chinmoy performed a series of 20 peace concerts in several cities around the world in 1984 as part of an international programme commemorating his 20 years in the West.

In addition to the March 24th Cologne concert, others were organized for Boston, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Paris, London and Toronto. Other concerts were held in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, on April 15; Bright Arena, Harvard University, on April 16; the Sheraton- Washington Hotel in Washington, (as part of the Whole Life Expo) on May 19; Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre on June 3; Felician College, Lodi, New Jersey, on June 16; the First Unitarian Church of Providence, Rhode Island, on June 23; the Community Church of New York on June 27, and Tapia Theater in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on July 22.

The concert tour was entitled “Peace: God’s Beauty in His Oneness-Home.” Using the title of concert tour, he has also composed 20 different melodies.



Peace concert at the Prospect Park in Brooklyn (April 15, 1984)

 20 Songs for 20 Years

Sri Chinmoy also celebrated the completion of his 20th year in the U.S. April 13 by singing 20 new songs he had composed  – dedicated to America. The remainder of the programme included silent meditation and renditions by different singing ensembles of some of the 20 peace songs the Master wrote earlier that year.


Artist: Sri Chinmoy
Name: 20 Golden Opportunities
Release year: 1984, 13 APR. (MC)
Duration: 0:59:09
Acknowledgements: Sri Chinmoy
Tracks uploaded: Ashish | Tejvan
Format: Advanced Audio Coding
Photo by Bhashwar, Sarama

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