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How we became members

In the below stories, Sri Chinmoy's students describe the journey of self-discovery that led them to the Sri Chinmoy Centre.

Abhinabha Tangerman - Amsterdam, HollandWhat really appealed to me was the combination of a profound and soulful inner life with a dynamic and versatile outer life. More »What really appealed to me was the combination of a profound and soulful inner life with a dynamic and versatile outer life. More »Adesh Widmer - Zurich, SwitzerlandMy inner urge for a higher life had once again been awakened, and I felt that 'the real thing' was still missing from my life. More »My inner urge for a higher life had once again been awakened, and I felt that 'the real thing' was still missing from my life. More »Apaga Renner - Graz, AustriaThe initial curiosity gave way to calm certainty and the joy of silence, a silence in which I can now dive every day. More »The initial curiosity gave way to calm certainty and the joy of silence, a silence in which I can now dive every day. More »Upasevanam and Mahanidhi - Milan, ItalyWe wanted a real Master, a living top-class Master. I used to cry every day because I was not born in the era of the Buddha, a real Master. More »We wanted a real Master, a living top-class Master. I used to cry every day because I was not born in the era of the Buddha, a real Master. More »Menaka Ait-Ouyahia - Ottawa, CanadaThat was what I had always wanted: to give first and foremost importance to my spiritual life. So I decided to try this path. More »That was what I had always wanted: to give first and foremost importance to my spiritual life. So I decided to try this path. More »Pradeep Hoogakker - Den Haag, HollandNot only did the meditation techniques of Sri Chinmoy provide a definite sense of happiness, but my life had finally found its meaning in the pursuit of enlightenment or God-realisation, as Sri Chinmoy calls it. More »Not only did the meditation techniques of Sri Chinmoy provide a definite sense of happiness, but my life had finally found its meaning in the pursuit of enlightenment or God-realisation, as Sri Chinmoy calls it. More »Sarita Earp - Halifax, CanadaI had finally found what I had been searching for all those years. And 34 years later, I still say the same thing. More »I had finally found what I had been searching for all those years. And 34 years later, I still say the same thing. More »Shashanka Karlen - Geneva, SwitzerlandI slowly realised for myself that there were two things I needed in life to become really happy: meditation and a spiritual Master. More »I slowly realised for myself that there were two things I needed in life to become really happy: meditation and a spiritual Master. More »Tejvan Pettinger - Oxford, UKSri Chinmoy believes sport can play a significant role in an integral spiritual life. When I was 26, I started to enter some cycling races and found I did quite well. More »Sri Chinmoy believes sport can play a significant role in an integral spiritual life. When I was 26, I started to enter some cycling races and found I did quite well. More »Tirtha Voelckner - Munich, GermanyIn my almost 30 years as a disciple I have had so many inner and outer, challenging and happy experiences. My life is rich, inwardly rich. More »In my almost 30 years as a disciple I have had so many inner and outer, challenging and happy experiences. My life is rich, inwardly rich. More »Yasovati Steirer - Graz, AustriaOne day I saw a poster about a meditation workshop given by a disciple of Sri Chinmoy. At the workshop I felt something completely new: bubbling joy that only kept growing. More »One day I saw a poster about a meditation workshop given by a disciple of Sri Chinmoy. At the workshop I felt something completely new: bubbling joy that only kept growing. More »

 


My meditation journey

Mahatapa Palit describes how she became interested in meditation and pursued this interest in her travels around the world.

A childhood meeting with Sri Chinmoy

by Devashishu Torpy from London 

 

Shankara Smith

London, GB

Shankara manages the Run and Become athletic stores in the UK, which were founded by her father Ongkar with Sri Chinmoy's inspiration. She also leads the international women's music group Temple-Song-Hearts, which performs concerts of Sri Chinmoy's music all over the world.

Source: Radio Sri Chinmoy

A recording of 'Hiya Pure Raje Amar' composed by Sri Chinmoy and performed by Temple-Song Hearts in their latest album, released in April 2012.

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Sanjay is an award-winning filmmaker; in 2010 he directed the documentary Ocean Monk, and co-directed Challenging Impossibility in 2011, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York.

Books by students of Sri Chinmoy


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Auspicious Good Fortune
by Sumangali Morhall

An account of Sumangali’s personal journey to happiness which leads her to study meditation with Sri Chinmoy, but also a testament that we each have our own unique route to real satisfaction. Visit book site »

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Abhijatri works as a civil engineer in Johannesburg. In his spare time he helps to coordinate many worthy initiatives, including humanitarian service as part of the Oneness-Heart Tears and Smiles project.

On his member site, Rathin describes some of his experiences whilst running the Self-Transcendence 3100 mile race - the world's longest certified road race.