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From 5oth Part 2 (inside back cover)
“Sri Chinmoy: The Peace Meditation at the United Nations” is an association of UN delegates, staff, accredited press correspondants and NGO representatives that holds ongoing meditations and special programmes for peace at UN Headquarters in New York. The regular weekly meditation sessions on UN premises have a profound and significant history. Many participants continue to find in the meetings a silent respite, in a demanding work environment.. Those holding valid UN grounds passes are welcome to join in these sessions, as well as our meditation classes and other programmes in support of the highest goals of the United Nations.
About Sri Chinmoy (adapted from Part 2 page iv )
Born in Bengal , India ( now Bangladesh) in 1931, Sri Chinmoy came to New York in 1964 to dedicate himself to the cause of world peace. In 1970, at the invitation of UN Secretary-General U Thant, he began leading twice-weekly peace meditations for delegates and staff, much in the spirit of the minute of silence observed by the UN General Assembly at the opening and closing of each session. Until his passing in 2007, Sri Chinmoy offered his multifaceted inspiration to the UN Community through meditations, concerts, lectures, art exhibits and other programmes for peace. Members of the meditation group, known as Sri Chinmoy: The Peace Meditation at the United Nations, endeavour to continue these activities to this day. Periodically the group also participates in activities to promote world harmony and peace held in cooperation with UN Member States, UN offices and other community organizations to support the ideals and goals of the United Nations.
In addition to Sri Chinmoy’s service at the UN. He founded the international Sri Chinmoy Centre, a Non-Governmental Organization formally associated with the UN Department of Global Communications. Promoting a culture of peace, his creative endeavours are carried on by this world-wide Centre. It strives to serve the world in accordance with his timeless teachings (for more information, please visit Sri Chinmoy.org)
“Sri Chinmoy: The Peace Meditation at the United Nations” is an association of delegates, staff, accredited press and NGO representatives. Sharing a common aspiration for peace and supporting the highest goals of the United Nations, we meet for regular periods of silent meditation and other programmes.
In the spring of 1970, at the invitation of then Secretary-General U Thant, Sri Chinmoy began conducting twice-weekly non-denominational meditations for peace for United Nations staff members, delegates, non-governmental organizations (NGO) representatives and affiliates. Since then, Sri Chinmoy: The Peace Meditation at the United Nations, as the group is known, has continued its meditations and has sponsored an ongoing series of programmes, lectures and concerts to promote world harmony. These have often been held in cooperation with UN Member States as well as with organizations which support the ideals and goals of the United Nations.
For additional information about the Peace Meditation at the United Nations, (more)
Excerpt from the Motto of the Meditation Group. (more)