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

“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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March 8, 2017

Seven Earth-Cries Ascend, Seven Heaven-Smiles Descend

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

‘The Goal Is Won’ – poetry recitals

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 »

November 27, 2016

Interview with Dr. James Carse – ‘The Way to Go’ (1984)

In this tv interview Sri Chinmoy answers questions about meditation, spirituality and the difference between inspiration and aspiration. He is also invited to read the poem “The Absolute“; to open and close the interview, Sri Chinmoy performs on the flute. The half-hour interview was conducted with Dr. James P. Carse, professor and Chairman of the Religion Department at New York University on WCBSTV’s as part of “The Way to Go” program. It was initially aired on February 26 1984. Read more »

October 22, 2016

Concentration-Fort

This album contains seven powerful extemporaneous piano performances by Sri Chinmoy between the years 1987 and 1989. Concentration-Fort was first released as a cassette in 1990. 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 ».

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Talks by Sri Chinmoy

Instrumental recordings

Recordings by category

Peace Concerts

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 »

Poetry

Sri Chinmoy was a prolific poet, who composed both short aphorisms and more traditional longer poetry. More »

Vocal recordings

Sri Chinmoy sings his own compositions. This includes his own compositions and traditional Indian mantras.  More »

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.

More uploads

Random selections from Sri Chinmoy’s audio recordings, including popular categories, such as interviews, flute, esraj, singing and poetry recitals. More »

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