We are inspired to offer free meditation classes by the vision of Sri Chinmoy (1931-2007), who devoted his life to fostering inner peace and outer harmony through meditation and service to humanity.
Born in 1931 in East Bengal (now Bangladesh), Sri Chinmoy joined the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in South India at the age of twelve. During the next twenty years in this spiritual community, he spent many hours each day in meditation and had profound inner experiences, which deepened and widened as he continued his inner journey. He also led an active outer life, writing poetry, essays and music, studying, working and excelling in sports. In 1964 he came to New York to begin his service of teaching and inspiring spiritual seekers worldwide.
According to Sri Chinmoy, each seeker has an inner hunger for the Unlimited, for Infinity itself. This spiritual hunger is our aspiration—the inner cry or longing for a higher reality, mounting like a flame in our hearts. Meditation and service to the world are the expression of our aspiration. Living in the heart, we discover our own true satisfaction and develop our oneness with others.
With aspiration we continually transcend ourselves, gaining the ability to overcome personal shortcomings, to more readily face life’s challenges, and to contribute to the world in our various fields of endeavour.
For more information on Sri Chinmoy, please visit: www.srichinmoy.org
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