Our newest divine enterprises open (with not-great timing)
Sri Chinmoy would sometimes encourage students of his to open divine enterprises, if he saw they had the capability to do so. These enterprises are often restaurants or coffee shops, and allows Sri Chinmoy's students to put their spirituality into action, by seeing the Divine inside each customer.
Two new divine enterprises opened recently in Europe - the timing has not been great to say the least, but the owners are taking it as a spiritual experience that they can learn valuable life-lessons from.
The owner of Heart-Garden Abhinabha from Holland shared some of his experiences during this turbulent time:
I had just bought a restaurant in Amsterdam, a waffle house, which I called Heart-Garden as a dedication to Sri Chinmoy, who had coined the term and used it often in his writings.
Before signing the contract, I had spent hours poring over annual turnover figures, discussing the deal with friends who were experienced restaurant owners and hiring lawyers and real estate agents to help me negotiate the best possible terms for the contract.
Needless to say, none of them had foreseen the coronavirus....
You can read the story in its entirety on our new Story-Gems website
Joy Cafe is a new coffee house that serves only the best of everything. It is beautifully decorated with Sri Chinmoy's artwork.
First-hand experiences of meditation and spirituality.
Running for PeaceJogyata Dallas Auckland, New Zealand
In the Right Place, At the Right TimeEshana Gadjanski Novi Sad, Serbia
I see infinitely more than I sayAgraha Levine Seattle, United States
How my spiritual search led me to Sri ChinmoyVidura Groulx Montreal, Canada
You only have to keep your eyes and ears openGannika Wiesenberger Linz, Austria
An early spiritual experienceAshrita Furman New York, United States
Now you are in the boatKaushalya Casey Toronto, Canada
I just knew from the moment I saw himAshrita Furman New York, United States
If I can smile like that, it's worth becoming a discipleMahatapa Palit New York, United States
Spiritual moments with my grandmotherPatanga Cordeiro São Paulo, Brazil
My Life with Sri Chinmoy: a bookTejvan Pettinger Oxford, United Kingdom
It does not matter which spoon you useBrahmacharini Rebidoux St. John's, Canada
My life with Sri ChinmoyNamrata Moses New York, United States
interviews with Sri Chinmoy's students