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

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“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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July 14, 2023

Kshmar Adarsha

This beautiful and soulful recording of Kshmar Adarsha by Sri Chinmoy is based on the immortal story Kshmar adarsha “The Ideal of Forgiveness” by Sri Aurobindo. In 1945, aged 13, Sri Chinmoy rendered this story into 200 lines of Bengali poetry and later into 107 lines of English iambic pentameter verse. On 10 August 2002, Sri Chinmoy set his original poem to music, creating his longest song, which on this recording lasts for 30 minutes.

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April 5, 2023

Concert in San Francisco

A recording from 1982, taken during one of Sri Chinmoy’s concerts in San Francisco. The concert features several ethereal flute recordings, and also Sri Chinmoy, accompanied by the harmonium, singing some classic songs from his repertoire.

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November 18, 2022

A Crying Heart and a Smiling Soul

In this CD Sri Chinmoy sings 51 songs, accompanying himself with the harmonium.

These songs are spiritual poems by Sri Chinmoy, which he sets to music. On some occasions, Sri Chinmoy will set the poem to music at the same time as he is writing it, yet the poems always are composed in Bengali meter and rhyme! Read more »

July 12, 2022

God’s Compassion-Rain

The recording God’s Compassion-Rain is a selection of recordings by Sri Chinmoy from a series of concerts held in the United States between 1989 and 1991. It includes a stirring recording of Phire Chalo, a favourite song of Sri Chinmoy.

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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

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.

Songs, aphorisms and talks on Peace

by Sri Chinmoy

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