The Sri Chinmoy Centre is a home and environment for those who wish to follow the teachings of Sri Chinmoy. It is an integral spiritual path which includes prayer, meditation, music and outer activities, such as running, service and cultural events.
"Our philosophy does not negate either the outer life or the inner life. Most human beings negate the inner life. They feel that the inner life is not important as long as they can exist on earth. Again, there are a few who think that the outer life is not necessary. They feel that the best thing is to enter into the Himalayan caves and lead a life of solitude, since the outer life is so painful and full of misunderstanding.
We do not believe in living either a life of solitude or an ordinary human life - the so-called modern life that depends on machines and not on the inner reality, the soul. We try to synthesize and harmonise the outer life and the inner life. The outer life is like a beautiful flower and the inner life is its fragrance. If there is no fragrance, then we cannot appreciate the flower. Again, if there is no flower, how can there be any fragrance? So the inner life and the outer life must go together."
- Sri Chinmoy:
The Sri Chinmoy Centre has an international feeling with centres in over 60 countries. Centres often meet up to share meditation, inspiration and social activities.
Please feel free to browse through the various sections to find out more about life in the Sri Chinmoy Centre. The profiles section in particular is recommended as it gives a personal story of what the Sri Chinmoy Centre means to many of its members.