Interview with Pushpa rani

Last modified December 20, 2017

Pushpa rani Piner has been a member of the Sri Chinmoy Centre in Canada for 20 years.

Her interest in spirituality and meditation has led her to discover new capacities in the fields of music and sports – she sings in Paree’s International Group, a female ensemble that sing Sri Chinmoy’s songs acapella, and plays the tabla in Sangit Surabhi, an instrumental group that plays concerts of meditative music in Canada and abroad.

She is also an accomplished race-walker and ultramarathon runner; in 2015 she won our 12 hour invitational walk, held every April in New York and participated in by Sri Chinmoy’s students from all over the world, with a total of 55 miles.  She also ran the Sri Chinmoy 6 day race in Flushing Meadows, New York, in April 2016, finishing in 6th place with 275 miles. She plans to do that race again in April 2018.

Track 1: Before she started meditating, Pushpa rani wasn’t really thinking at all about meditation or spirituality, and yet her busy outer life gave her an inner feeling that something was missing. She then goes on to describe how the first meditation class she attended gave her that inner feeling she had been searching for.

Pushpa rani playing the tabla in concert

Track 2: Pushpa rani describes how having a spiritual teacher has helped her in her inner and outer and outer life; and talks about when she first saw Sri Chinmoy.

Track 3: Sri Chinmoy’s students have often had their experience that their own iner spiritual growth has had profound effects on their near and dear ones. Pushpa rani describes how her mother’s initial concern at her daughter becoming a student of an Indian spiritual Master changed over the years as she saw how happy Pushpa rani had become; she also describes how Sri Chinmoy helped her deal with her mother’s passing.

Track 4: Question: How has the spiritual life changed for you since Sri Chinmoy’s passing?


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