Music & Concerts

Sri Chinmoy felt music was a universal language that everyone could relate to. He encouraged us to incorporate singing into our daily meditation practise, make arrangements of his meditative songs and perform them free of charge in concerts around the world.

During his lifetime, Sri Chinmoy composed over 22,000 soulful songs and gave almost 800 free concerts of music all over the world. Read more about Sri Chinmoy's concerts »

On this page: 1. Music as a form of meditation 2. Meditation music - free to listen and download
  3. Where do we offer concerts?  

Music as a form of meditation

"When we play soulful music, psychic music, then immediately we are transported to the highest realm of consciousness. When we play music soulfully, we go high, higher, highest. Each time soulful music is played, we get inspiration and delight. In the twinkling of an eye, music can elevate our consciousness."

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Sri Chinmoy asked his students to share musical and orchestral performances of his songs as part of meditations, and often gave detailed guidance on how to get the most out of the songs in terms of soulfulness and perfection. He would often spontaneously compose songs and teach them to his students in the traditional Indian fashion, singing them and listening as they were sung back to him. Singing forms an important part of our daily meditations, as well as our twice-weekly group meditations.

Sri Chinmoy gave the following advice about listening to music:

Let us not try to understand music with our mind. Let us not even try to feel it with our heart. Let us simply and spontaneously allow the music-bird to fly in out heart-sky. While flying, it will unconditionally reveal to us what it has and what it is. What it has is Immortality's message and what it is is Eternity's passage.

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Many Sri Chinmoy Centres all around the world organise concerts of meditative music for the general public, in a wide variety of formats, from instrumental duets to large orchestral performances. The concerts are always given free of charge.

 

Meditation music - free to download

Note: the 'more' links below take you to the Radio Sri Chinmoy site, which hosts a large collection of meditative music by Sri Chinmoy and his students that you cal freely listen to and download.

Sri Chinmoy's songs and music

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Flute: A popular and accessible accompaniment to meditation. more »

Esraj: This north Indian instrument was Sri Chinmoy's favourite. more »

Arrangements by Sri Chinmoy's students

Recordings from some of our more popular groups that give concerts around the world

Shindhu
Female international group. more »

Ananda
UK and Ireland - more »

Agnikana's Group
Czech Republic & Slovakia. more »

Mountain-Silence
Switzerland

Arthada and Friends
Austria

Blue Flower
Serbia. more »

Where do we offer concerts?

Songs of the Soul

songs of soulIn April 2008, a series of concerts called Songs of the Soul began as a tribute to Sri Chinmoy's musical legacy. These concerts feature a variety of different performances in both Eastern and Western style, and occasionally feature guest musicians.  Find out more on songsofthesoul.com...

 

Links to other sites:

  • Radio Sri Chinmoy : listen to meditative music from Sri Chinmoy, and groups who perform his music
  • Sri Chinmoy Songs : an online database with over 10,000 of Sri Chinmoy's songs, including lyrics and musical scores.
  • Music Groups of Sri Chinmoy Centre at Radio Sri Chinmoy
  • Songs of the Soul - Concerts offered by members of the Sri Chinmoy Centre

More about music on srichinmoycentre.org:

 

  • 1. a. b. Sri Chinmoy, God the Supreme Musician, Agni Press, 1976