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.
Songs on Peace, sung by Sri Chinmoy »
Indian devotional songs in Bengali / Bangla and Sanskrit »
Original Everest-Aspiration talks »
Schubert’s ‘Ave Maria’ – sung and played by Sri Chinmoy »
December 9, 2017
A selection of songs composed and sung by Sri Chinmoy on the theme of peace. Several of these recordings were made at Sri Chinmoy’s Peace Concerts, which he offered at locations around the world. These songs, in both English and Bengali (Sri Chinmoy’s native language) are based on the theme of peace. Shanti is the Sanskrit word for peace.
“What does peace do? Peace blossoms.
What else? Peace spreads.
What else? Peace illumines.
What else? Peace fulfils.”
– Sri Chinmoy
October 13, 2017
A traditional Sanskrit and Bengali song collection. View all tracks »
September 28, 2017
During the summer of 1977, Sri Chinmoy gave 100 talks which formed the book “Everest-Aspiration.” Here we offer nine of the original talks, given at various locations around New York. Everest-Aspiration is one of the foremost books of Sri Chinmoy and gives a strong impression of his spiritual philosophy. These original talks also capture the feeling and consciousness of those special moments.
The talks were often taped using a simple cassette recorder, and so the sound quality often reflects this; it also reminds us how these sublime spiritual truths were given in the hustle and bustle of a modern city.
Track 1 is a flute performance from an open-air concert Sri Chinmoy, and his disciples gave on 23 July 1977 in Hidden Valley Park near Woodstock, New York. He plays his own songs and extemporaneous melodies and ends with Phire chalo apana ghare, a well-known Bengali devotional song. You can hear children playing in the background.
Sri Chinmoy meditates at Hidden Valley Park, near Woodstock, 23 July 1977.
Preface to the first edition
During the first twenty days of July 1977, Sri Chinmoy delivered one hundred short talks. These talks were given at his public esraj performances, at picnics, even at a local high school playground after morning sports practice. In very few ways, though, can these pieces really be called talks. They contain a rhythmic, almost musical quality more like blank verse than prose. More important, they express a flow of ideas so subtle and melodic that they cry out to be felt and assimilated on an intuitive plane. Before speaking, Sri Chinmoy would enter into a high meditative state and then speak extemporaneously. These talks, then, are expressions of a state of consciousness far beyond the mind’s reach: short, illumining bursts of light from the Master’s boundless Realisation-Sun. This particular volume is the first of a four-part series.
Published as CD 2015, Aum Publications, New York.
Before publication, the author edited his talks and made revisions for final publication.
September 18, 2017
Sri Chinmoy sings Ave Maria during one of his Peace Concerts in Albany, New York during June 1992. It was part of a seven-concert programme on the East Coast of America, entitled “Peace: Divinity’s Dream on Earth.”
In this recording, Sri Chinmoy sings this classic composition of Schubert in a moving and soulful performance. The melody was originally composed by Schubert in 1825. Read more »
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 »
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 »
Omnipotence-Poise – 13th piano anniversary
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 »
Songs, aphorisms and talks on Peace
by Sri Chinmoy