Ashprihanal Aalto, 44, from Helsinki Finland won the 19th Annual Self-Transcendence Race in a new world record time of 40 days+09:06:21.
He set a new record for the 3100 Mile Race - taking 23 hours, 10 minutes off the record held by German legend Madhupran Wolfgang Schwerk.
During the 3100 mile race Mr. Aalto averaged 76.776 miles per day (123.559 km). This is equivalent to running nearly three marathons a day - consecutively for over 40 days.
At the end of his epic race, Ashprihanal was greeted on the line by the other runners, helpers and spectators who came along to see this historic event.
The Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run is currently passing through Iceland, taking advantage of the long summer days and enthusiasm of the local people.
The run, founded by Sri Chinmoy, exists to promote peace, harmony and friendship amongst people around the world.
Today I am trying to relate some of my (spiritual) experiences with my grandmother. I´ll start by briefly talking about her early life, and quickly move to the spiritual moments which I was told or have witnessed.
Ananda, a music group composed of disciples of Sri Chinmoy, have recently toured the Czech Republic and Slovakia offering a series of concerts in Bratislava, Zlín, Brno and Prague.
In Bratislava, June 22nd, they performed in the theatre of comedians Lasica & Satinsky Studio. Their concerts involve both meditation music and mantras - with the audience participating in the last song. For the first concert, there was an audience of 130 who thoroughly enjoyed the concert.
The nineteenth annual Self-Transcendence 3100 mile race began this week in New York. The epic race was founded by Sri Chinmoy, a spiritual teacher who also encouraged ultra distance running as a means to physical and spiritual self-transcendence.
Runners set off on the first day.
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Oneness-Dream is an all male acapella singing group who perform the songs of Sri Chinmoy; recently they visited the West coast of California to perform several concerts.
Several concerts took place in former Spanish missions which were established during the early years of California in the Eighteenth Century. Many missions have been since abandoned, but a peace still endures in these former places of worship.
Recently Agnikana's group - a music group from Czech Republic - visited Australia and New Zealand where they offered a series of concerts - performing the music of Sri Chinmoy.
The group has performed all around the world; on this tour they performed in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra and Auckland.
In Den Haag, members of the Sri Chinmoy Centre run a Health Food Store, which recently moved to a new, bigger store. The new health food store has a mixture of organic food, fresh to-go meals, smoothies and juices, and aims to offer an integral approach to healthy living.
The manager, Pradeep, kindly shared with us some thoughts about the new store.
Question: Tell us a little about the move to a new shop
/Pradeep/ We had been two years in the old location which was right across the street but the building was not any more suitable for the needs of a modern day health food store. We had many new ideas and great capacities within the team of workers that couldn't really come to fruition there because of lack of space. We decided we would search for a bigger location, and after two years we got this opportunity for a new bigger location right opposite the street, not even ten meters away. With the help of designers, such as Bikash, Sumangali, Chandrakanta and Drisalu we worked on developing a new concept for our Madal Bal shop - Happy, Healthy, Tasty.
During a recent international celebration of Sri Chinmoy's students in New York, a free Songs of the Soul concert was offered at the Baruch Performing Arts Centre, Manhattan.
Featuring a host of musicians from around the world, the performers offered different interpretations of Sri Chinmoy's music.
"Everybody on earth is a musician and a singer. A singer does not have to carry a note perfectly. Music is the language of God. God's language, music, is not like mathematics or geometry. It is a language of love. If we love music, that is enough."
- Sri Chinmoy, Sri Chinmoy answers, part 27, Agni Press, 2000
Some of the performers on the night included:
20 March is the International Day of Happiness, Sri Chinmoy Centres around the world support initiatives to promote happiness.
Sri Chinmoy has written extensively on the concept of happiness. Sri Chinmoy teaches that in genuine happiness is spiritual progress.