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Paintings for World Peace and Harmony by Sri Chinmoy
Date: 6 June -
16 June 2017
Organization: UNOG
Location: Mezzanine
Category: Exhibition
patron: Permanent Mission of Bangladesh

This event takes place at the Palais des Nations, Mezzanine, E Building, 2nd fl.; Entry: Pregny Gate; Access: Door 40.

Opening on Friday 6 June 2017 at 18:30.

All attendees who do not hold a UN ground badge are kindly requested to register at sonia.klabnikova@gmail.com before 2 June 2017.

About the event:

The Permanent Mission of Bangladesh wishes to organise a painting exhibition by the “world renowned philosopher and philanthropist”, Sri Chinmoy.

A brief musical performance will be performed by 15 members of the Sri Chinmoy group.

About the artists:

Sri Chinmoy is a spiritual teacher whose purpose is to inspire with his literary, musical and artistic works.

Born Chinmoy Kumar Ghose in the small village of Shakpura in East Bengal (now Bangladesh) in 1931, Sri Chinmoy was the youngest of seven children. In 1944, after both his parents had passed away, 12 year-old Chinmoy entered the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, a spiritual community near Pondicherry in South India. Here he spent the next 20 years in spiritual practice - including long hours of meditation, practising athletics, writing poetry, essays and spiritual songs.

During his lifetime, Sri Chinmoy served as spiritual guide to students in some 60 countries around the world, encouraging a balanced lifestyle that incorporates the inner disciplines of prayer and meditation within the dynamism of contemporary life.

Sri Chinmoy's life was an expression of boundless creativity. His vast output spans the domains of music, poetry, painting, literature and sports and his contributions in each of these fields have been striking and far-reaching.

Sri Chinmoy died in 2007.

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