United Nations


In the spring of 1970, at the invitation of then Secretary-General U Thant, Sri Chinmoy began conducting twice-weekly meditations at the United Nations. These non-denominational meditations are for staff and members of delegations and non-governmental organizations (NGO). For the past 37 years the Meditation Group has, in addition to the meditations, sponsored an ongoing series of programmes, lectures and concerts to promote world harmony in support of the goals and vision of the United Nations. The regular meditations and programmes continue to be held.

“The outer message of the United Nations is peace.
The inner message of the United Nations is love.
The inmost message of the United Nations is oneness.”

- Sri Chinmoy

Further Reading

Celebration of the Life of Sri Chinmoy”, held at United Nations on 30 October 2007

Selected Excerpts from Sri Chinmoy’s writings on the vision of the United Nations.

Kind Words – U Thant