New Health Food Store in Den Haag

Cross-posted from www.srichinmoycentre.org

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.

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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.

Songs of the Soul Concert New York 2015

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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:

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Paree's International Group.
Sri Chinmoy Centre Choir
Sri Chinmoy Centre Choir

World Happiness Day 2015

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20 March is the International Day of Happiness, Sri Chinmoy Centres around the world support initiatives to promote happiness.

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Sri Chinmoy has written extensively on the concept of happiness. Sri Chinmoy teaches that in genuine happiness is spiritual progress.

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Learning to love songs ever more

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The guardian angel

Of my daily life

Is my one

Soulful morning song.

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Exhibition of Sri Chinmoy's art in Ottawa

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An exhibition of Sri Chinmoy's Jharna Kala art is currently on display in central Ottawa.

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The exhibition held at 54 Elgin at Queen includes a selection of Sri Chinmoy's unique artistic creations, which have been widely admired for their vividness, spontaneity and spiritual feeling. The exhibition will be held until April.

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“When it is a matter of my paintings, there is no mind, no form. Something within me is coming to the fore freely, effortlessly, with infinite inspiration…spreading its beauty and light so that my paintings flow spontaneously. When I paint, I try to go deep within to the source of creativity where it is all peace, calmness and quiet."

- Sri Chinmoy

Peace Run 2015

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The Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run began 2015, on the first of January, with an event in Croatia.

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Members of the Peace Run, run through the walls of Dubrovnik. It was part of a 10km race through the ancient walled city of Dubrovnik. The Peace Run later featured on Croatian national TV.

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Peace
Is the oneness-bridge
Between my satisfaction
And the world’s satisfaction.

- Sri Chinmoy

AUM Magazine

Cross-posted from www.srichinmoycentre.org

At Sri Chinmoy Library, we have published some of the early volumes of AUM magazine. The first edition of AUM was published on 27th August 1965 - just over a year after Sri Chinmoy arrived in New York, US. The AUM magazines contain a treasure of early talks, question and answers, poetry and discourses by Sri Chinmoy. The AUM magazines provided material for many of the first books published by Sri Chinmoy.

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Sri Chinmoy - photo from AUM magazine.

Over the next few months more editions of AUM magazine will be added to Sri Chinmoy Library.

The first talk in the AUM vol 1. No. 1. is on the subject of AUM

"AUM is the soundless sound. It is the vibration of the Supreme. When one hears the soundless sound within, when one identifies oneself with it, when one lives within it, one can be freed from the fetters of ignorance and realise the Supreme within and without."

Continue reading: AUM

New statue in Canberra

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At the closing ceremony of the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run in Australia 2014, a new statue of Sri Chinmoy was unveiled in Canberra. The statue is located by a lake at Regatta point.

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The statue of Sri Chinmoy, sculpted by Kaivalya Torpy.

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The Peace Torch

Jharna Kala 40th anniversary

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November 19th was the 40th anniversary of Sri Chinmoy's Jharna Kala - "Fountain Art"; this anniversary was observed around the world.

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A painting of Sri Chinmoy

"Jharna-Kala" is the Bengali name Sri Chinmoy chose for his artwork. The English translation is "Fountain Art" - which signifies art flowing from the source of creation, flowing from the inspiration he receives in meditation.

He began painting on November 19th, 1974 in Ottawa, Canada. Over the next 33 years, Sri Chinmoy produced a prolific output of paintings.

One art critic commented on the paintings of Sri Chinmoy:

"Instead of seeing the world as a concrete, solid body where things are separate, Sri Chinmoy sees the world as a unity where all things seem to move together. The paintings are physical manifestations of his inner meditations. They show a higher level of consciousness.

- T.J.Bergen, Secretary American Contemporary Artists Galleries.

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A Soul Bird drawing. Sri Chinmoy signed his paintings CKG

Recent videos and audio recordings

Cross-posted from www.srichinmoycentre.org

At Sri Chinmoy TV there have been several new videos, including archive videos of Sri Chinmoy's early meditations in the 1970s. On Radio Sri Chinmoy, there have been some classic recordings by Sri Chinmoy and recent performances by members of the Sri Chinmoy Centre.

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