Sri Chinmoy

sri chinmoySri Chinmoy is an internationally respected spiritual teacher, who was born in 1931, Chittagong, Bangladesh (then part of India) and lived in New York, US from 1964 to 2007.

Sri Chinmoy sought to inspire humanity through a range of activities including music, art, poetry and sports. In particular, he taught the practise of meditation and accepted meditation students from all over the globe. There are now Sri Chinmoy Meditation Centres in over 60 countries.

Sri Chinmoy’s Path of Meditation

Sri Chinmoy advises his students to meditate on the heart. Sri Chinmoy feels it is the spiritual heart where a seeker can easily experience a sense of his own soul and connection to an inner reality of peace and happiness.

“When we meditate, what we actually do is enter into the deeper part of our being. At that time, we are able to bring to the fore the wealth that we have deep within us.”

– Sri Chinmoy

Sri Chinmoy emphasises the simplicity and naturalness of meditation. The most important thing is to silence the mind; once we quieten the mind and enter the heart, we will be able to experience the real benefits of meditation.

“When we meditate, what we actually do is enter into a vacant, calm, still, silent mind. We go deep within and approach our true existence, which is our soul. When we live in the soul, we feel that we are actually meditating spontaneously”

– Sri Chinmoy

Sri Chinmoy’s teachings are based on the timeless truths of Vedantic philosophy, presented in a dynamic form for modern seekers. To learn more about the philosophy of Sri Chinmoy. Kindly visit:

“We are all seekers, and our goal is the same: to achieve inner peace, light, and joy, to become inseparably one with our Source, and to lead lives full of true satisfaction….”

“Our path is basically the path of the heart and not the path of the mind. This does not mean that we are criticising the path of the mind. Far from it. We just feel that the path of the heart leads us faster towards our goal….”

– Sri Chinmoy (3) Source:

Sri Chinmoy talking about meditation

Sri Chinmoy in Oxford


Sri Chinmoy with Mayor of Oxford at Cutteslowe Park, 1987 for the inauguration of the Sri Chinmoy Peace Mile.

Sri Chinmoy has visited Oxford 9 times. Including:

  • Lecture entitled ‘The Universe‘ at Keble College. November 19th, 1970.
  • Lecture entitled “Success-Height” at Oxford Union Debating Chamber. May 16th, 1981
  • Concert at Sheldonian Theatre, June 26th, 1989
  • Concert at Christ Church Cathedral. May 22nd, 1997

Sri Chinmoy at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, 2003.

  • Lifting up the World With A Oneness Heart at Lady Margaret Hall. Sri Chinmoy met and lifted 18 University Professors in a unique programme called – Lifting up the World With a Oneness-Heart. June 26th, 2003

More Information on Sri Chinmoy

Oxford Sri Chinmoy Centre

The Oxford Sri Chinmoy Centre was founded in 1981. We have been giving free meditation classes for the past 32 years. In that time, many people have enjoyed and benefited from our  classes.

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