A Weekend of Joy in Germany

Last weekend, 500 of Sri Chinmoy’s students from all over Europe convened in the South of Germany for an uplifting weekend of meditation, sports, music and other¬†inspirational activities.

True inner joy is self – created.
It does not depend on outer circumstances.
A river is flowing in and through you carrying the message of joy.
This divine joy is the sole purpose of life.

– Sri Chinmoy [1]

Sri Chinmoy aptly called these events a ‘Joy-Day’. This Joy-Day took place in Weinheim, near Heidelberg. Most people arrived late Saturday afternoon; after an opening meditation and dinner there was a versatile spiritual evening program with music, meditation, video’s, slideshows, a play and news about all the activities of the Sri Chinmoy Centre in various parts of the world, such as the recent concerts of the Gandharva Loka Orchestra in Bangladesh.

Sunday morning started with an early 6 a.m. meditation followed by a 2-mile running race. After a late morning program with more music, singing and video’s the Joy-Day ended with a final silent meditation.

Footnotes

[1] Sri Chinmoy, The Wings of Joy

Function with Sri Chinmoy

Morris Klein shares some thoughts and observations from a meditation function with Sri Chinmoy in New York.

Sri Chinmoy commented that he felt that we can expand our heart by first feeling like we belong to our parents, and our village, then our town, province, country and then the world. He said that “When we use our love there is no distance.