Profiles

Meet some of the members in the UK Sri Chinmoy Centre's.

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Shankara Smith

London

Shankara manages the Run and Become athletic stores in the UK, which were founded by her father Ongkar with Sri Chinmoy's inspiration. She also leads the international women's music group Temple-Song-Hearts, which performs concerts of Sri Chinmoy's music all over the world.

Source: Radio Sri Chinmoy

A recording of 'Hiya Pure Raje Amar' composed by Sri Chinmoy and performed by Temple-Song Hearts in their latest album, released in April 2012.

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Sumangali is a member of the York Sri Chinmoy Centre. She is a keen writer, and has written a book about her life with Sri Chinmoy, entitled 'Auspicious Good Fortune'.

Sanjaya Spettigue

Ipswich
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For many years Sanjaya recorded Sri Chinmoy's concerts and various activities. He still travels around the world recording many Centre activities on video, and also does a lot of interfaith work in his native town of Ipswich.

Source: Radio Sri Chinmoy

In this episode of Conversation-Hearts (an interview series with Sri Chinmoy's students), Sanjaya talks a little about the interfaith work he does in his home town of Ipswich, and some very sweet experiences he had visiting some of the schools in the area teaching children about appreciating different cultures.

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Manatita is originally from Grenada in the West Indies, and later moved to the UK where he became a student of Sri Chinmoy in 1982. A nurse by profession, he helps to organise the World Harmony Run in many African countries.

Suswara Payne

Bristol
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Suswara plays harmonium with the group Ananda, which performs arrangements of Sri Chinmoy's music in concerts all over the world. He also gives meditation classes in his native Bristol.

Source: Radio Sri Chinmoy

The final song from Ananda's 2007 album - both the song and album have the name 'In the Heart-Sky'

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Adarsha Kelly

Glasgow
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Adarsha is a very powerful and soulful singer - Sri Chinmoy greatly admired his singing and would sometimes invite him to sing during his own concerts. He performs in many concerts each year, including the world wide 'Songs of the Soul' concert series honouring Sri Chinmoy's musical legacy.

Source: Radio Sri Chinmoy

Adarsha gives an heavenly accapella rendition of 'Tumi Amai Diyecho Aj', an early song of Sri Chinmoy. The song is taken from his CD 'Singing the Songs of Self-Offering'.

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Devashishu has been a student of Sri Chinmoy's since he was nine years old. For many years, he has been giving meditation classes in his native London and in many countries around the world.

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Devashishu also performs in concerts of meditative music with the group Ananda. Here is a recording from their latest CD released in April 2012.

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Bhashini Neve

London

Bhashini Neve became a student of Sri Chinmoy in 1994. She works for the Run and Become athletic store in London. A talented actress, Bhashini has appeared in many theatrical productions of Sri Chinmoy's plays.

Garga is an avid athlete, participating in events ranging from road races to triathlons, and plays a key role in organising races put on by Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team for the general public. He also plays bouzouki in meditative concerts performed by the group Ananda.

Prarthi Hunt

London
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Prarthi owns a health food store in London. In this video, he talks about his journey of self-discovery through music and meditation.

Tejvan is a keen cyclist, racing for Sri Chinmoy Cycling Team. He is also the author of two books on the spiritual life.

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Pavitrata has been a member of the London Sri Chinmoy Centre for over 30 years. He is a retired teacher and keen photographer.