1980 Activities Listings – Meditation Group

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Partial List of programmes, events, countries, individuals participating in activities of Sri Chinmoy: the Peace Meditation at the United Nations.

This list is indicative of the types of activities but not exhaustive of all participation or events. Some times a consolidated or partial list sorted by subject-category, date, person or country. To be reviewed and updated. Eventually to have embedded links to actual programmes or photos where they are available


15 January      -Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his philosophy of non-¥iolence
4 February       -Celebration of Sri Lanka’s 32nd Independence Day
10 March         -Reception honouring International Women’s Day
21 March        -Memorial service for AllIard Lowenstein, former Ambassador from the United States to the United Nations and Congressman from New York
24 March     -Programme to celebrate the Independence Day of Greece
7 April          -The Mission of Panama and the Meditation Group sponsored a free concert at the U.N. by popular musician Carlos Santana
14 April        -Special peace meditation and reception for the tenth anniversary of the Group
21 April       -Batik art lecture and exhibit co-sponsored by the Mission of Sri Lanka and the Meditation Group
22 April        -Commemorative tribute to the late Olympic and human rights champion, Jesse Owens
7 May           -Programme dedicated to Rabindranath Tagore on the anniversary of his birth
22 May        -Tribute to Johann Sebastian Bach
6 June         -The United States Department of State invited Sri Chinmoy to Washington, D.e. to address its “Open Forum” on the inner role of the U.N.
16 June        -Meeting with the Director-General of the United Nations in Geneva, Mr. Luigi Cottafavi
16 June        -Lecture at the United Nations in Geneva
16 June         -Meeting with the Ambassador of India to Switzerland,Mr. Gurbachan Singh, in Geneva
16 June        -Meeting with the Vice President of the International Red Cross Committee in Geneva
18 June          -Meeting with Pope John Paul II at the Vatican
18 June          -Lecture at the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations in Rome
11 July          – Concert arranged by Ms. France Vacher
30 August     -Sri Chinmoy invited to offer the inaugural benediction at the opening ceremonies of the First Pan American Track and Field Masters Championships, held in San Juan
5 September    -Programme to honour The Bahamas on the 7th anniversary of its entrance into the U.N.
22 September   -Celebration of World Gratitude Day
3 October       -Meeting with the Foreign Minister of India, Narasimha Rao
24 October     -Celebration of U.N. Day

31 October    -Programme to honour the Sudan on the 24th anniversary of its entrance into the U.N.
17 November  -International Day of Thanksgiving observed
27 November   -Member of the Meditation Group invited to National Thanksgiving Ceremony, Thanksgiving Square, Dallas, Texas
10 December    -Human Rights Day observed by the White House Meditation Group, inspired by observances held by the Peace Meditation at the United Nations

Shows the scope of the activities – at United Nations headquarters and around the world – of Sri Chinmoy and members of the Peace Meditation group, in addition to twice-weekly meditations for peace at the United Nations