This year sees the 21st edition of the Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race. Ten runners took to the start line on June 18th to embark on the epic quest to complete 3,100 miles over the course of 52 days. Each runner will need to tap into deep reserves of - stamina, fitness, and inner strength - to meet the 60 miles a day average needed to complete the race. The race was founded by Sri Chinmoy, a spiritual teacher keen to promote physical self-transcendence as a way to the inner and outer enlightenment.
In Geneva, several hundred paintings by Sri Chinmoy have been exhibited at the Palais des Nations, United Nations Office. The event was sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Bangladesh in Geneva, with support from the Cultural Diplomacy and Outreach Section of the UN Office at Geneva, in collaboration with the Jharna-Kala Art Foundation.
Abhejali swam the English Channel in 2011, and is working on completing the 'Oceans Seven' list of famous swims around the world. Here she talks about how she started, and how meditation helps her during these challenging endurance swims.
Abhejali talks about how even though she had quite a happy life with many friends, there was something missing, something which she eventually found through meditation and spiritual practise.
Mahatapa explains how her spiritual journey began, and how she was lead to find the meditation path that was right for her.
Lunthitha describes how she was drawn the inherent simplicity of Sri Chinmoy’s teachings, and how the experience of meditation made these philosophical ideas feel real and relevant to everyday life.
Toshala Elliot shares some of her more light-hearted and humorous moments with Sri Chinmoy.
Vajra talks about his early ideas of God, and his early search for spirituality and direct experience of God. Later, Vajra would meet Sri Chinmoy, and after attending a lecture at Colombia University, came to feel Sri Chinmoy was his spiritual Master.
Muslim Badami from Auckland explains that the opportunity to offer something to others, with a selfless motive, can be a valuable way to gain a sense of satisfaction and growth, and is is favourite aspect fo Sri Chinmoy's path.
Muslim Badami talks about his daily spiritual discipline, which includes meditation, singing, and physical exercise. Muslim explains how singing Sri Chinmoy’s spiritual songs can help open the heart and be a form of meditation.