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.
July 14, 2023
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.
April 5, 2023
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.
November 18, 2022
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 »
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
Talks & interviews
Sri Chinmoy’s radio and tv interviews. Plus recordings of talks at major universities. More »
Poetry and Spirituality, CD by Sri Chinmoy
In this new CD, we offer three significant recordings by Sri Chinmoy. The first is haunting esraj concert given in […]Read more »
Is the West Unspiritual? (2017 CD)
A selection of talks by Sri Chinmoy from the very beginning of his spiritual mission in the West. These talks […]Read 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 »
Birthday songs and aphorisms
‘Happy Birthday’ songs and aphorisms. “Think of your birthday not only as a day of joy, but also as a day of promise.” -Sri ChinmoyRead more »
Sri Chinmoy sings Bengali songs
In this recording from 1981, Sri Chinmoy sings several of his favourite songs over a 15 minute period. Sri Chinmoy […]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 »
My Prayerful Salutations to the United Nations – Part 1
Excerpts from Sri Chinmoy’s 50 concerts in 1995, in honour of the 50th anniversary of the United NationsRead more »
Two very different musical performances by Sri Chinmoy
Two unique performances given in the space of 9 days in June 2003: a synthesiser concert Sri Chinmoy described as his masterpiece, and a spontaneous, wordless singing elegy evoking the spirit of the ancient Indian dhrupada form.Read more »
Sri Chinmoy Sings Ami Jabo – 5 Selected Performances
This recording offers a selection of five performances by Sri Chinmoy, singing the song “Ami JaboRead more »
Songs, aphorisms and talks on Peace
by Sri Chinmoy