Doing things together
Most of our Centres around the world can't offer public events due to the pandemic, but this time has given us the opportunity to focus on deepening our spiritual practice, and spending time together where health guidelines allow.
Sri Chinmoy would often have us come together for Joy Days - gatherings where we would meditate and do lots of spiritual things, but also have fun and delight in each other's company. So we have been finding ways to do that....
Luckily for us, much of our Joy Days are spent in the outdoors anyway - we play sports and games, and go for hikes in the mountains.
The beautiful Lake Atitlan is a regular Joy Day destination for our Guatemalan members. Sri Chinmoy visited this beautiful lake in 1997
Past-incarnation fancy dress
Sri Chinmoy always encouraged his Australian and New Zealand students to do things together, so once the 'travel bubble' between Australia and New Zealand was established, a Joy Day quickly followed. This particular joy day, everyone was asked to appear in fancy dress, representing their past incarnation (or what they thought/wished they were in their past incarnation)
First-hand experiences of meditation and spirituality.
Breaking the world record for the longest game of hopscotchPipasa Glass & Jamini Young Seattle, United States
My 5 a.m. strategic meditationsSanchita Fleming Ottawa, Canada
A 40-Year BlessingSarama Minoli New York, United States
Failures are the pillars of successAnugata Bach New York, United States
A New WorldApaga Renner Graz, Austria
Your life's responsibilities compel you to develop inner strengthPradhan Balter Chicago, United States
The day my Guru accepted me as his discipleBanshidhar Medeiros San Juan, Puerto Rico
Meditation Nights at the Sri Chinmoy CentrePreetidutta Thorpe Auckland, New Zealand
How I learned from Sri ChinmoyPradhan Balter Chicago, United States
'Christ has stolen her heart and brought it now to me'Dodula and Gunthita Zurich, Switzerland
Spirituality means speedPatanga Cordeiro São Paulo, Brazil
The Peace Run visits OxfordTejvan Pettinger Oxford, United Kingdom
Sri Chinmoy's opening meditation at the Parliament of World ReligionsPradhan Balter Chicago, United States
interviews with Sri Chinmoy's students