Sri Chinmoy

Sri Chinmoy is a meditation teacher who lived in New York from 1964 to 2007. He was born in India in 1931 and spent 20 years at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram before travelling to the West to teach the ancient yoga of the East in a modern dynamic form.

Sri Chinmoy teaches meditation as the basis of a fulfilling inner and outer life. It is through the power of meditation that we can learn the benefits of concentration, inner peace, detachment and a sense of oneness with others.

Sri Chinmoy visited the UK on many occasions. Including one peace concert given in Leeds. Sri Chinmoy gave over 700 peace concerts in different parts of the world.





Leeds Sri Chinmoy Peace City


On 24th October, 1995, the city of Leeds was dedicated as a Sri Chinmoy Peace City, joining a list of other cities around the world who have made a commitment to peace.

In 2014, the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run visited Leeds on the way from Ipswich to Edinburgh, to mark this occasion, the city made a new plaque to be featured in Park Square, in the centre of Leeds


Members of the Peace Run taking part in the ceremony.


The Mayor of Leeds with his wife holds the Peace Run torch.