The teachings of Sri Chinmoy – Live Recitations on livestream

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Kedar Misani, a disciple of Sri Chinmoy for more than 35 years, is inspired to share the teachings of Sri Chinmoy in a new format with interested seekers and disciples from around the world. Each Monday and Friday at 8:30 pm CET / 7:30 GMT / 2:30 pm EST he will recite texts and poems for half an hour, the first time on July 27th. The recitations can be watched LIVE on original.livestream.com/srichinmoy and are available for some time online on-demand if you missed a broadcast. On the same livestream channel, there are also more than 10 hours of meditation videos that can be watched in a random order or selective in the on-demand section.

June 21st: International Day of Yoga

day-of-yogaJune 21 was declared as the International Day of Yoga by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 2014. Yoga, a physical, mental and spiritual practice having its origin over 6000 years ago in India aims to integrate the body and the mind. The declaration of this day came after the call for the adoption of 21 June as International Day of Yoga by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his address to UN General Assembly on September 27, 2014 wherein he stated: “Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfilment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness within yourself, the world and the nature. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help us deal with climate change. Let us work towards adopting an International Yoga Day.” In suggesting June 21, which is the Summer Solstice, as the International Day of Yoga, Narendra Modi had said that the date is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and has special significance in many parts of the world.

Nirbasha is first Irish 3100 mile race participant

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Irish man Nirbhasa Magee will compete in the world’s longest certified road-race in Queens, New York, that started this morning. The Self-Transcendence 3,100 mile race is further than running the entire width of the United States of America, and ultra-runner Magee says he will use 12 pairs of shoes during the race. Nirbhasa will run 60 miles every day from 6am in the morning until midnight around the same half-mile block in Queens, for 52 days starting on Sunday.The 36-year-old is the first Irish person to attempt the race, which has only been completed by 37 people in the past 18 years since it was set up. “The main reason I’m doing it is for what happens when I run,” Nirbhasa said. “I really get into these very beautiful states of inner peace and calm, and when you experience those states of meditation it makes all the little struggles and challenges worthwhile.” Twelve ultra-runners will compete in this year’s road-race and will face many challenges including extremely high temperatures and humidity, running on concrete, and spending long periods of time by themselves without much mental stimulus. Nirbhasa says that he tries to focus on keeping his mind free of thoughts while he runs, and to focus on staying grateful. “It’s not all sweetness and light out there, and there are all kinds of issues that you’re faced with. I feel that by having that practice of staying relaxed, happy and grateful, it keeps everything in proper perspective.”

The race was founded by spiritual leader and meditation teacher Sri Chinmoy who believed that long-distance running can be a spiritual experience, and can help people overcome their preconceived limitations. “One of the things you feel when you do these races, and the reason I probably keep coming back to do them, is that you definitely have moments during the race where you realise you’re absolutely on the edge of what you can do,” the Irish runner said. “You really feel like you’re on the total peak of your potential, and it’s a really exhilarating feeling. It feels like you’re scaling the top of a mountain.” Throughout the race Nirbhasa will burn between 7,000 and 10,000 calories a day, so he will eat every hour as he runs as well as stopping for food at several points during the day. The County Meath native says he wasn’t always interested in sports, and was more studious when he was younger. He became interested in meditation when he was studying for a degree in theoretical physics in Trinity College, and started running as a method of stress relief and focus. He began to consider ultra-running several years ago, when he stumbled upon one of the 10-day races in which he later competed.

“It was late at night and I went out into the course, and the people running all seemed to be in this zone of peace and calm,” he said. “I just had this inner feeling that I had to do the race someday.” He had run marathons previously but then began to train for a 24-hour race in London, before completing two 10-day races in New York in 2013 and 2014. He began preparing for the race seriously last December, and believes that ultra-running is as much a feat of mental endurance as it is physical. “You have to be very concentrated and focused the entire time,” he said. “It’s not even so much whether your body holds up; it’s really whether you can discipline your mind.” Nirbhasa has been living in Iceland for the past year and a half, working as a care assistant for his friend with motor neuron disease, and will return there after the race finishes on August 4th.

“In our day-to-day life we’ve got so much information coming in, that our mind is in overload most of the time,” he said. “We constantly have this washing machine of thoughts going around, but when you’re out there running, that subsides a little bit and you’re able to go to a space inside yourself beyond the mind.” “Inwardly I have a very good feeling about the race; I’m looking forward to being out there. I’m just trying not to expend to much mental energy on worrying about what might happen.”

For more information see 3100.srichinmoyraces.org

SOUCE: THE IRISH TIMES

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The loop course of the 3100 mile Self-Transcendence race in Queens, New York

Selected drawings by Sri Chinmoy

Over the years of his artistic activities Sri Chinmoy (1931-2007) created hundreds of drawings and millions of so-called soul-bird-drawings. For the first more than 600 of these cute artwork have been compiled in a video of 1:11 h. The music is by two Russian disciples of Sri Chinmoy, Kushali and Rageshri who performed their music under the name “Silence and Sound” in many parts of the world. Edited 2015 by Kedar Misani.

Hallgrím Magnússon on Medicine & Spirit

I interviewed Dr. Hallgrím Magnússon from Iceland who was not only a medical practicing physician for many years but also studied alternative medicine and came to the conclusion that spirit, soul and body have to be considered as a whole to achieve a successful healing. He also spoke about the importance of meditation and prayer, gave some key advice for correct nutrition and looked into the coming changes on Earth and the birth of the Golden Age.

Recorded in Reykjavik in July 2011
Filmed and produced by kedarvideo, Switzerland

UPDATE

I just learned that Mr. Magnússon has passed away on April 21st 2015. May this interview remain a good remembrance of his brave activities in the alternative medical world.

Meditative Art by Sri Chinmoy

Sri Chinmoy (1931-2007) called his artwork “Jharna-Kala”, art that is coming from the source. Enjoy a selection of these modern and spontaneous acrylic paintings. Edited 2015 by Kedar Misani, kedarvideo Switzerland.

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Iceland Proposes Monetary Reform

A new report written by a committee of the Icelandic Parliament, Frosti Sigurjónsson, proposes full-blown monetary reform, that could be a leading example for the all countries. Btw  just currently and initiative in Switzerland called “Vollgeldinitiative” goes in the same direction. Read the report of Frosti Sigurjónsson at: http://tinyurl.com/pwzwzpo

 

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