“In the spiritual world, next to meditation is music, the breath of music. Meditation is silence, energising and fulfilling. Silence is the eloquent expression of the inexpressible.” – Sri Chinmoy, PTP 89
At our meditation classes, we often incorporate music into the exercises. Meditative music can be a great aid and complement to meditation, giving a point of focus and creating a peaceful atmosphere.
During his lifetime Sri Chinmoy offered over 700 Peace Concerts around the world, on many different instruments. His performances came from the depth of his meditation, and can thus provide a window into a profound state of peace. Sometimes he would improvise spontaneously, and other times he would play or sing a selection of his own songs, of which he composed over 21,000.
Many people find Sri Chinmoy’s flute music especially helpful in their meditation. Below is an audio recording, as well as a video if you prefer to have a visual focus too.
While our meditation course offers detailed instruction, many people find books helpful at home, for reference and inspiration in their practice. We usually offer these books for sale at our classes, or you may like to buy a copy in advance, to help you prepare for the course. The books below, as well as many others, are available at bluebeyondbooks.co.uk.
Sri Chinmoy wrote over 1500 books on spirituality in his lifetime, including essays, poems, plays, short stories and lectures. The following are practical and accessible collections of his writings, useful for beginners in meditation, as well as experienced meditators looking for an introduction to Sri Chinmoy’s teachings.
A detailed introduction to meditation by Sri Chinmoy, covering a variety of techniques and practical instruction on how to get the most from your daily practice. Includes a section of 150 questions and answers on meditation.
222 Meditation Techniques
222 guided exercises suitable for both beginners and advanced seekers who wish to explore the world of meditation. 222 Meditation Techniques by Sri Chinmoy offers a very broad selection of meditation exercises, recognising a widening, mainstream focus on meditation and mindfulness.
The Wings of Joy: Finding Your Path to Inner Peace
A collection of inspirational stories and aphorisms by Sri Chinmoy. Each section relates to a different aspect of spirituality, for practical application to daily life.
Yoga and the Spiritual Life
A collection of 82 questions and answers, for those who want to delve deeper into the inner life.