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.

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“Music is psychic enlightenment. Music is the supreme fulfilment of the aspiring human soul.”

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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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October 13, 2017

Indian devotional songs in Bengali / Bangla and Sanskrit

A traditional Sanskrit and Bengali song collection. View all tracks »

September 28, 2017

Original Everest-Aspiration talks

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.

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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.

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September 18, 2017

Schubert’s ‘Ave Maria’ – sung and played by Sri Chinmoy

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 »

September 5, 2017

Sri Chinmoy Sings at Jharna-Kala Gallery

Shortly after beginning his art journey in 1974, Sri Chinmoy completed over 100,000 paintings. In 1975, at an early art exhibition in the UN Plaza, New York, Sri Chinmoy performed several songs, accompanied with the harmonium. The songs include classical Sanskri chants and also his own compositions. 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 »

  • Borobudur concert

    Borobudur concert

    A concert by Sri Chinmoy at the ancient Buddhist temple of Borobudur

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  • Perfection-Dedication

    Perfection-Dedication

    This album features 17 tracks of Sri Chinmoy singing accompanied with the harmonium. They include some of Sri Chinmoy’s best known songs, such as Hiya pakhi, Ore mor kheya and the last track a rousing rendition of Ami jabo.

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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.

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

  • ‘The Goal Is Won’ – poetry recitals

    ‘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.

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  • Poems and songs from the Birth Centenary Celebration of Sri Chinmoy’s Father

    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 […]

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  • Heart-Flower-Jubilee

    Heart-Flower-Jubilee

    11 performances by Sri Chinmoy on different instruments from Peace Concerts around the world

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Songs, aphorisms and talks on Peace

by Sri Chinmoy

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