Exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s Weightlifting

In Prague, Czech Republic there is a public exhibition of some of Sri Chinmoy’s weightlifting equipment.

Sri Chinmoy began weightlifting in the mid 1980s when he was already in his 50s. Sri Chinmoy said that weightlifting was an opportunity to show how the power of meditation could enable people to transcend their own limitations. In particular, he wished to inspire people in a positive way.

“If I can inspire anybody in this world, then I feel that my life is meaningful. With my weightlifting, I am offering my physical strength to inspire people.” [1]

Sri Chinmoy’s weightlifting apparatus, included many unorthodox lifts. He wished to change the boundaries of weightlifting and introduce new challenges.

From the very beginning of my weightlifting career, I have tried to do new things. Why should I go on always with the old system as if that is the only way? I feel that people who come to break the traditional barriers are the ones who are the real heroes.”  –  Sri Chinmoy [2]

The exhibition includes two free screenings of the film – Challenging Impossibility.


[1] New Zealand Fitness, Feb/March 2006 issue (No.77). Full article reprinted here:

[2] A Mystic Journey in the Weightlifting World

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