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.
Omnipotence-Poise – 13th piano anniversary »
‘The Battle of Kurukshetra‘ (1st piano performance) »
Seven Earth-Cries Ascend, Seven Heaven-Smiles Descend »
‘The Goal Is Won’ – poetry recitals »
April 19, 2017
On 19th February 2000, Sri Chinmoy celebrated his 13th anniversary of piano playing. This recording was made in New York Public School 177 in Jamaica where Sri Chinmoy held some of his meditations. In this recording, Sri Chinmoy plays the piano in a unique way – both invigorating and uplifting. Read more »
March 30, 2017
On 22 February 1987, Sri Chinmoy gave his first piano performance at Buchman Hall, Manhattan, NY. This powerful, energising and soulful nine-minute improvisation came just a few days after Sri Chinmoy started to play the piano. Sri Chinmoy later gave this performance the title ‘The Battle of Kurukshetra.’ Read more »
March 8, 2017
In this recording, Sri Chinmoy offers a seven instrument concert from 1979. During the concert, Sri Chinmoy played on some of his favourite instruments – The esraj, flute, cello, Bass flute, banjo, bell chimes and harmonium. He later gave a title to the concert “Seven Earth-Cries Ascend, Seven Heaven-Smiles Descend”. View all tracks »
February 1, 2017
In this recording, Sri Chinmoy recites his poetry from a book The Goal Is Won (1974). The original 360 poems were written during a 24 hour period, starting from midnight April 28th, 1974. These audio recordings were made in 1978 and 1983, when Sri Chinmoy selected a few poems to soulfully recite. 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 »
“Aspire to the Unattainable” – CD 1 by Sri Chinmoy
Talks by Sri Chinmoy from the late 1960s and early 1970sRead 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 »
Poems and songs from the Birth Centenary Celebration of Sri Chinmoy’s Father
Sri Chinmoy recites 40 poems and sings 88 short English songs which he spontaneously set to music (tracks 11-100). These soulful songs, on aspects of the spiritual life, are based on Sri Chinmoy’s own poetry. These recordings were made on 14 April 1982 when Sri Chinmoy honoured the Centenary of his father’s Birthday at a […]Read 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 »
Interview with Dr. James Carse – ‘The Way to Go’ (1984)
In this TV interview from 1984 Sri Chinmoy answers questions about meditation, spirituality and the difference between inspiration and aspiration. To open and close the interview, Sri Chinmoy performs on the flute.Read more »
Songs, aphorisms and talks on Peace
by Sri Chinmoy