Sri Chinmoy: The Peace Meditation at the United Nations

Sri Chinmoy: The Peace Meditation at the United Nations is an association of UN delegates, staff, accredited press correspondents and NGO representatives that holds ongoing meditations and special programmes for peace at UN Headquarters in New York.

In the spring of 1970, at the invitation of then UN Secretary-General U Thant, Sri Chinmoy began conducting twice-weekly non-denominational meditations for peace for United Nations delegates and staff at UN Headquarters in New York, much in the spirit of the minute of silence observed by the UN General Assembly at the opening and closing of each session. Until his passing in 2007, Sri Chinmoy offered his multifaceted inspiration to the UN community through these meditations and through lectures, concerts, art exhibits and other programmes for peace. In a prolific outpouring of poems, essays and songs dedicated to the UN, he encouraged individuals of all faiths, races and nationalities to seek peace in their lives and to bring this peace to their work for the United Nations. (See more about the Founder)

Sri Chinmoy: The Peace Meditation at the United Nations continues to host meditations and other activities to dedicated to the highest goals of the UN, often in cooperation with UN Member States and organizations which support the ideals and work of the United Nations. (Invitation to join our meditations at the UN)


The Peace Meditation Choir performs an arrangement of Sri Chinmoy’s songs for the UN at a programme entitled “Yoga and the UN Culture of Peace,” hosted by Nepalese Ambassador Durga Prasad Bhattarai on 28 October 2016 in the ECOSOC Chamber at UN Headquarters.