Nandita Pollisar has been a student of Sri Chinmoy since the early 1970s. In this video, Nandita talks about the importance of getting joy from the spiritual life, and how the simple act of speaking with friends helps can help get away from the negative thoughts of the mind.With her husband, Nayak, Nandita has helped to run the Seattle Sri Chinmoy Centre since 1974.
Kokila Chamberlain talks meditating with Sri Chinmoy in New York, and of what it is like to be in the presence of a genuine spiritual Master. She describes a ‘typical’ meditation function and the spontaneous nature of Sri Chinmoy’s approach. Kokila also explains what drew her to Sri Chinmoy’s Path.
Suren remembers the powerful meditations he experienced during functions at 'Aspiration Ground' with Sri Chinmoy. During these evening meditations, groups of singers and musicians would perform the music of Sri Chinmoy; with moments of silence and meditation in between the performances.
In 2016, Samunnati Nataliya Lehonkova represented the Ukraine in the marathon at the Olympics; she also has won the Dublin, Edinburgh and Los Angeles marathons. Here she is interviewed by her friend and fellow runner Jayasalini Abramovskikh, and talks about how she came to Sri Chinmoy's path as a child, her training schedule and what inspires her to run.
Jayasalini shares with us a typical day in her life, including her spiritual disciplines - early morning meditation, spiritual singing and reading, and exercise. She also talks about how meditation helps her in her regular job as an economist in Moscow.
Jayasalini talks about how Sri Chinmoy's philosophy strongly resonated with her, but two things she found very surprising - the fact that she did not need to change your outer circumstances in order to be happy, and the discovery that she had a very strong soul's affinity and talent for ultra-distance running.
Sanjay shares his perspective that the lessons that spiritual life has taught him are very simple ones. "The main thing that meditation offered to me was this idea that I could experience love from within....it could be come an abolute lasting reality, not dependent on another person, not dependent on life, not dependent on death. In my own experience, meditation has brought me that sense of love."
Hemabha talks about how she was interested in spirituality from a very young age. After trying many different paths, she explains what drew her to the path of Sri Chinmoy, whilst living in London, UK.
Devashishu's parents became Sri Chinmoy's students when he was 9 years old; here he describes how the family's first meeting with Sri Chinmoy happened quite by accident in his home city of London.
Pradeep talks about how, when he joined the spiritual path, he had a certain set of preconceptions about the path and the teacher, Sri Chinmoy. Over the years, he came to realise that a real spiritual teacher's role is only to show you the divinity that you have inside yourself.