Feats of Strength and Inner Peace

The film Challenging Impossibility gives a unique insight into how Sri Chinmoy used weightlifting to inspire other people, and also the link between outer strength and inner peace.

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The film is  playing at the Tribeca film festival and has gained significant interest for its inspirational message. In a A Monument to Strength as a Path to Enlightenment, the New York Times reflects on how body builders and weightlifters were drawn to the unusual combination of a Spiritual Teacher and person who lifted heavy weights.

“…Those three — and other bodybuilders like Bill Pearl and Mike Katz — would attend the guru’s lifting exhibitions and were intrigued and inspired by a man of normal size and physique lifting such heavy weight later in life…”

A Monument to Strength, New York Times

The film is directed by Sanjay Rawal and Natabara Rollosson, you can view a short interview at Cinema Blend on the inspiration behind the film.

Sri Chinmoy saw a strong connection between outer strength and the inner peace gained from prayer and meditation.

The Feats of Strength, Pop up Museum, on 18 Jay Street is displaying a small selection of Sri Chinmoy’s weightlifting apparatus. See: Pop Up Gallery at Challenging Impossibility.

 

Photo top: Calf lift – 2,300lbs from 2004 Weightlifting Anniversary.

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