Usually around April 13th, several hundred of Sri Chinmoy’s meditation students from around the world gather in New York for 10 or so days of spiritual, cultural and athletic activities to honour his coming to the West in 1964, and deepen their inner sadhana.
Due to Corona, now for the first time this special celebration in New York cannot take place. But we* invite everyone around the world to celebrate together in spirit by participating in some of these inspirational or spiritual “April activities”, at your home or wherever you can, anywhere in the world, for a VIRTUAL APRIL CELEBRATION. Maybe share your own activities?
Meditation-Inspiration with Sri Chinmoy
The 10 day “Supreme” Writing Challenge – or longer if you start loving it 🙂 – EXTENDED TILL APRIL 30TH!
+++ NEW: 56 day-challenge!
People loved the Supreme-writing so much they just continued. Now I was asked to change it into a 56 day challenge (= 56 000x Supreme) – maybe for 56 people? Are you inspired??? +++
You are invited for at least a 10 day period around the 13th of April /until April 30th to join and write daily at least 100x,
or alternatively at least for 7 min. per day (or more/longer) the word “Supreme” – in a notebook, on paper, in any way you like – plain or creatively forming shapes like flowers etc. – whatever your inspiration may tell you. Some people love to mentally repeat “Victory Supreme”, “gratitude to the Supreme” etc. while writing – it is YOUR practice!
Maybe collectively we can do 56 000, or 64 000 – or more? Send us your numbers please!
It can be a very beautiful devotional and prayerful japa type of practice, and we can dedicate it to the Victory or Manifestation of the Divine Light on earth in these challenging times. Sri Chinmoy used to fill many notebooks writing the word “Supreme” 27 or more times daily for certain periods of time. The photo above shows Sri Chinmoy’s own beautiful handwriting: 42x SUPREME on April 13, 2006, for his 42 years in the West at this time.
PS: aiming for 56 participants – already achieved, but the more the merrier 🙂
(Samples → see next page!)
Special dates for April Celebrations are (or were scheduled for):
April 8: Yogamaya Celebration
Inspiring things to do: sing some → Yogamaya-songs, maybe along with the singers in this video:
Songs and music of all the songs can be found here: https://www.srichinmoysongs.com/my-mothers-prayer-tears
The two songs in the video: 1. Mago Yogamaya, 2. Mata Yogamay janita
A story about Yogamaya: https://www.srichinmoylibrary.com/mbc-9
April 11: Madal Circus
Inspiring things to do:
Juggling or practising juggling 🙂 – wearing a costume? – for at least 30 minutes. Or any other joyful Circus activity you want to do or practise (for August!). Maybe also take a photo and send it? You can find good juggling tutorials online. Food for jugglng: lemons or even bette, the smaller green limes!
- More photos of Sri Chinmoy juggling and playing games: https://www.srichinmoy-reflections.com/games#5
- Photos from April 2019: https://www.ever-glowingsun.com/April-Celebrations/April-Celebrations-2019/Madal-Circus-April-2019/
- Photos from April 2018: https://markusimhof.smugmug.com/NY-CELEBRATIONS/APRIL-2018/MADAL-CIRCUS/
April 12: 12 hour Walk
Inspiring things to do: Between 7a.m. and 19:00 pm your local time: walk for any time or distance, wherever you can (at home, on your balcony, in your garden, or outside if possible at all). If you want, send your personal / or Center / or country miles or km so we can add them up globally!
Watch Abhinabha breaking the 12 hour walk record in 2015! And many beautiful interviews:
- Photos of the 12 Hour Walk April 2019: https://www.ever-glowingsun.com/April-Celebrations/April-Celebrations-2019/12-Hour-Walk-2019/
- Photos of the 12 Hour Walk April 2018: https://markusimhof.smugmug.com/NY-CELEBRATIONS/APRIL-2018/12h-Walk/
April 13: Honouring Sri Chinmoy’s Arrival in the West in 1964
Inspiring things to do:
Virtual 13 hour chain meditation with your Center or country members, from home, if meeting is not allowed. Including singing, writing SUPREME, chanting 56x SUPREME or GRATITUDE etc. (for 56 years in the West) or any other inspiring spiritual activity. Maybe read or recite from “The New Millennium” which was published on April 13th, 1999! https://www.srichinmoylibrary.com/nwm
(Sri Chinmoy also wrote: ” We must not underestimate the power of spirituality. Prayer and meditation mean new life. When we pray and meditate, at every second we are invoking God’s Compassion.” https://www.srichinmoylibrary.com/mun-408)
April 14: Anniversary of “Sri Chinmoy: The Peace Meditation at the United Nations”
Inspiring things to do:
Sing some UN songs? Like this beautiful one: https://www.srichinmoysongs.com/i-pray-for-you-o-un-soul
Read from “Garland of Nation-Souls”: https://www.srichinmoylibrary.com/gns
(*PS: who is “we”? A few of us in Heidelberg and beyond talked about these ideas – so for questions or to share results or more ideas, pls. send an mms to Vasanti, or just use the → contact form. Thank you and stay safe!)
Distance is nought
When Spirit is caught.
So nice to receive all your messages, fotos and videos! Gratitude!
Virtual 6 and 10 Day Race Challenge for Everyone!
Since the 6 +10-day Race also had to be cancelled due to Corona this year, the idea was born to invite everyone to participate in another virtual challenge: Running 10 km per day for 10 days, starting April 20th, or 6 km per day for 6 days, starting April 24th. Speed does not matter – you can also walk as much as you want, and you can split it up during the day, like 5 or 3 km in the morning, rest in the evening etc.
If you are participating, pls. send your names and results to Zuzka: zuzka_rybkova, mob.:00420775855744.
Read her → RACE INVITATION here!
Here a short video where Sri Chinmoy speaks about the connection of running and spirituality. Enjoy: https://www.dropbox.com/s/g1s70ul2ck6zd6x/VID-20200418-WA0003.mp4?dl=0