2000 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


Ambassador Ananda Guruge, UNESCO adviser, spoke and answered questions  –  1 January

Peace meditation in which Sri Chinmoy answered spiritual questions about the UN       –  22 February

Telephone conversation with the Prime Minister of Nepal     –  2 March

U Thant Peace Award presented to Mr. Svenn Kristiansen, Deputy Mayor of Oslo, Norway   – 27 March

Spring concert by the Sri Chinmoy Bhajan Singers, hosted by Mrs. Marcela Galušková, wife of H.E. Ambassador Vladimir Galuška, Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the UN     –  7 April

Song composed by Sri Chinmoy in honour of the 30th anniversary of the Peace Meditation group –   17 April

Peace Concert by Sri Chinmoy, who performed on 30 instruments in honour of the 30th anniversary of the Peace Meditation group –  18 April

U Thant Peace Award presented to Mr. Humayun Rasheed Choudhury, President of the 41st Session of the General Assembly and Speaker of the Bangladesh Parliament  –   8 May

U Thant Peace Award presented to Mr. Gary Ackerman, United States Congressman from New York    –  15 June

Peace Walk for United Nations Charter Day, held in the United Nations Garden, cosponsored by 11 Ambassadors and Permanent Representatives to the United Nations    –  26 June

Peace meditation, with special guests Mrs. Kate Zuma, wife of the Deputy President of South Africa Mr. Jacob Zuma, and her  children   –  11 July

Exhibition of 70,000 Peace-Bird Drawings by Sri Chinmoy on display in the UN Secretariat Lobby, dedicated to the Millennium General Assembly   –   17-28 July

Special reception to “Meet the Artist” at the Peace-Bird Drawings exhibition at the UN,

  • with remarks by Ms. Ranjana Ghose, curator of Sri Chinmoy’s artwork    –    20 July

United Nations Radio interviewed Sri Chinmoy in conjunction with his art exhibition    –    28 July

Inspirational talk by Ambassador Ananda Guruge of Sri Lanka, special advisor to UNESCO  –  30 July

Peace Run for the United Nations, an 18-mile commemorative relay run from the site of the first UN Headquarters in Lake Success, Long Island, to New York Headquarters –  5 August

Peace meditation, with reminiscences by Sri Chinmoy about his youth in Pondicherry,  which had just joined the Sri Chinmoy Peaace-Blossoms programme    –   8 August

Concert by the Sri Chinmoy Bhajan Singers, hosted by H.E. Ambassador Lamuel A. Stanislaus, Permanent Representative of Grenada to the UN, in honour of the 55th Session of the UN General Assembly   –  23 August

U Thant Peace Award presented to Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, founder and publisher of Hinduism Today magazine and international Hindu leader   –    25 August

UN Radio programme featuring Sri Chinmoy aired worldwide in conjunction with the UN Millennium Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders  –  28-29 August

Dinner and function in honour of Mr. Humayun Rasheed Choudhury, Speaker of the Bangladesh Parliament     –    1 September

Peace Walk for the UN International Day of Peace held at UN Headquarters in conjunction with Peace Walks around the world     –  5 September

Meeting with President Mikhail Gorbachev and his daughter, Irina, at the NY Hilton Hotel –  6 September

Peace meditation, with the performance of the song dedicated to the Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossoms-Nations and the reading of some new proclamations        –  12 September

Interfaith Prayer Breakfast commemorating the UN Millennium General Assembly, hosted by H.E. Mr. Anwarul Karim Chowdhury, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN    –  26 September

Peace Concert by Sri Chinmoy in honour of the UN Millennium General Assembly, with a dedication to Mrs. Raisa Maximovna Gorbachev   –   27 September

Sri Chinmoy Bhajan Singers performed at a ceremony in honour of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary, held at the Gandhi statue in Union Square for the international community   –  2 October

Peace meditation, with a short talk read by Sri Chinmoy, “Only Prayer Can Make the UN Strong” –  6 October

Dinner for Mr. Vladimir Petrovsky, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva, and his wife, Mira, at the Maharaja Restaurant  –   19 October

Peace Walk for United Nations Day, held in the United Nations Garden, cosponsored by 12 Ambassadors and  Permanent Representatives to the United Nations    – 24 October

Seven Minutes for World Peace observed at UN Headquarters and around the world    –  24 October

Sri Chinmoy Peace Race for the United Nations: Two-mile races held in over 140 cities around the globe to promote United Nations Day    –     October

Meeting with Mr. Geir Sjoberg, representative of the Permanent Mission of Norway to the UN serving on the Security Council     –   28 October

UNSRC Society of Writers featured in its literary journey Reflections poems by Sri Chinmoy entitled “Three Prayers for the Millennium, ” illustrated with a selection of “Dream-Freedom-Peace-Bird” drawings from the artist’s exhibit in the UN Secretariat     –  Fall issue

Sri Chinmoy offered a moment of silence for peace at the opening ceremony of the annual International   Friendship Run, held at the UN for 10,000 international runners, in conjunction with the NYC Marathon; the Peace Meditation Choir also performed Sri Chinmoy’s song dedicated to marathon world record holder Mr. Khalid Khannouchi    –  4 November

Sri Chinmoy gave the opening dedication at a classical music celebration in honour of the UN Millennium Assembly and the International Year for the Culture of Peace, hosted by Mrs. Yvonne Gittens-Joseph, Chairperson of the Third Committee and Deputy Permanent Representative of Trinidad and Tobago to the UN    –    20 November