Sri Chinmoy (1931 – 2007) is a spiritual teacher who established meditation centres around the world; he was also a prolific poet, musician, artist and athlete.
Born in 1931, Sri Chinmoy spent his adolescence and young adulthood in a spiritual community, or ashram, in South India. In 1964 he moved to New York, and began holding Peace Meditations at the United Nations at the request of then-secretary General U Thant.
Sri Chinmoy initiated many other projects, which aimed to promote the goal of inner and outer peace; this includes the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run a global torch relay for peace.
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