Peace Run 2014 live on Philadelphia TV Station

The “Oneness-Home Peace Run“, founded by Sri Chinmoy in 1987, is traveling again through all states of the US, bringing the Peace Torch to millions of people. On April 20, 2014, the “Good Day” show by Fox 29 made a live broadcast from one of the visited high schools in Philadelphia and interviewed two members of the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team.

April 22: International Mother Earth Day

earth-dayEarth Day 2014 focues on green cities, mobilizing a millions of people to create a sustainable, healthy environment by greening communities worldwide. Today, more than half of the world’s population lives in cities. As the urban population grows and the effects of climate change worsen, our cities have to evolve. It’s time for us to invest in efficiency and renewable energy, rebuild our cities and towns, and begin to solve the climate crisis. Over the next two years, with a focus on Earth Day 2014, the Green Cities campaign will mobilize a global movement to accelerate this transition. Join us in calling for a new era of green cities. Mother Earth is a common expression for the planet Earth in a number of countries and regions, which reflects the interdependence that exists among human beings, other living species and the planet. For instance, Bolivians call Mother Earth Pachamama and Nicaraguans refer to her as Tonantzin. Recognizing that Mother Earth reflects the interdependence that exists among human beings, other living species and the planet we all inhabit, the General Assembly declared 22 April as International Mother Earth Day.

 

Your Meditation Guide

This beautiful video brings you the secrets for a seeker of the spiritual truth to reach his goal… Text by Sri Chinmoy ; Narration by Kaivalya Torpy; Music by Kamalakanta; Photos by NASA and miscellaneous; Edited by kedarvideo, Switzerland; Length: 8:45 min. Watch also my film “Inner and outer Harmony” here: vimeo.com/​2205845?ab

New Solar Collector Magnifies Sun by 2000x

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A team at IBM recently developed what they call a High Concentration Photo Voltaic Thermal (HCPVT) system that is capable of concentrating the power of 2,000 suns, they are even claiming to be able to concentrate energy safely up to 5,000X, that’s huge. The process of  trapping the sunlight produces water that can be used to produce filtered drinkable water, or used for other things like air conditioning etc. Scientists envision that the HCPVT system could provide sustainable energy and fresh water to communities all around the world. Each 1cmX1cm chip can convert 200-250 watts, on average, over a typical eight-hour day in a sunny region. In the HCPVT system, instead of heating a building, the 90 degree Celsius water will pass through a porous membrane distillation system where it is then vaporized and desalinated. Such a system could provide 30-40 liters of drinkable water per square meter of receiver area per day, while still generating electricity with a more than 25 percent yield or two kilowatts hours per day. A large installation would provide enough water for a small town.

The heat is absorbed into hundreds of tiny solar cells called photovoltaic chips. These gather the energy and are then cooled by microchannled water, which is why they are safely able to concentrate such large amounts of solar energy. According to Greenpeace, this technology can establish itself as the third largest player in the sustainable power generation industry. A study published in 2009 predicted that solar power could supply all the world’s energy needs, with minimal space.  Greenpeace estimates that it would take only two percent of the Sahara Desert’s land area to supply the entire planet’s electricity needs. (Source: themindunleashed.org)

Celebrating Eastern with a Celtic Pilgrimage

Witness John Doan’s Celtic Pilgrimage with his Harp Guitar, through centuries of ancient tales and music. This is a live recording at the Kornspeicher in Wels, Austria. Guest singer is Rija. Length: 1:11:19. Watch also my interview with John Doan here: vimeo.com/26310607. Produced by kedarvideo, Switzerland with a 3-camera setting.

The world’s largest torch

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Ashrita Furman (right) with Akio Haruhara, torch designer for the Nagano 1998 Winter Olympics (middle) and Salil (Peace Run Director)

The world’s largest torch, a giant 25-foot tall Olympic torch replica, was unveiled in New York City by Akio Haruhara, torch designer for the Nagano 1998 Winter Olympics, and Ashrita Furman, 59-year-old health food store manager who holds 182 current Guinness World Records. Stunned by the sheer size of the lit torch, Furman said that the new record is dedicated to his teacher, peace visionary Sri Chinmoy, whose “50th anniversary of starting all our sports and cultural activities including the Peace Run we are celebrating today”. Haruhara, who flew with the original torch from Japan exclaimed, “Today is one of the happiest days of my life!” The flaming torch has a height of 20 feet (6 meter) and a base of 5 feet (1.5 meter) – a total height of 25 feet (7.5 meter). The mega torch is a 11 times bigger replica of the Olympic torch used in the 1998 Winter Olympic games to carry the flame from Athens to Nagano in Japan and weighs 1200 kg. Ashrita and a team of 20 friends constructed the torch of aluminium and steel over the last 3 weeks. Ashrita Furman is the holder of 182 current Guinness World Records, including the official record for “the most records held at the same time by an individual”. The oversized torch ensures him a new entry into the Guinness Book of World Records.

The Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run was launched April 10th at the United Nations with 50 Ambassadors and diplomats and over 300 international runners. On that day, the ambassadors and runners also set a new Guinness Record for reciting a poem on peace by Sri Chinmoy in 206 languages. The  torch relay, which has involved millions of young people worldwide, was founded by Sri Chinmoy in 1987. As an athlete, philosopher, artist, musician and poet, he dedicated his life to advancing the ideals of friendship and oneness. Since its inception, the Run has visited more than 140 countries, passing the Torch and sharing a message of harmony and friendship.

Ceremony at Perth Statue of Sri Chinmoy

perth-statue-sri-chinmoyA musical offering of Sri Chinmoy’s peaceful and uplifting compositions performed by local and interstate singers and musicians was offered at the at the ‘World Peace Dreamer’ statue in the scented gardens of Sir James Mitchell Park in South Perth, Australia, on  Saturday on March 15, 2014. The statue depicts Indian born Sri Chinmoy (1931-2007) in a meditative pose and honors his efforts to foster global peace. “Peace, means a flood of love in the world family,” he said. “Sri Chinmoy was most well known as an artist, musician, spiritual master and for offering meditations at the UN headquarters in New York for over 35 years to the staff and delegates”. The performances were part of a celebration of the third anniversary of the statues inauguration and to honour Sri Chinmoy who arrived in the West from his homeland 50 years ago. The free event was attended by South Perth Mayor Sue Doherty (see picture). She said, “We are very, very lucky to have this statue here in South Perth overlooking the city,” Doherty commented. “I often come and pass by here, it is a special place”.

The bronze statue which stands 1.9m high, was sculpted by UK artist Kaivalya Torpy. There are ‘World Peace Dreamer’ statues in Malta, Czech Republic, Goa, Bali and over a dozen other locations around the world. Perth spokesperson from the Sri Chinmoy Centre in Perth, Prabuddha Nicol, who organised the event, said the statue aims to help spread the idea of Sri Chinmoy’s message of peace. “If people can come to these public gardens and reflect on the idea of peace in themselves then it can spread to the world at large”. Other free events in Australia this year celebrating Sri Chinmoy’s arrival in the West include a touring art exhibition of his original bird drawings and 50 free meditation classes to the public in various locations throughout our major cities. (Source: www.indianlink.com.au)

 

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