For members of the Sri Chinmoy Centre, Sri Chinmoy is our Guru, or spiritual teacher. We joined the Centre because we felt we could make spiritual progress through his meditations and teachings.
Sri Chinmoy was born in 1931 in Bengal. From 1944 to 1964 he lived in an ashram, or spiritual community, in the south of India. He spent many hours a day in meditation and attained the high states of consciousness described in various traditions as enlightenment or God-realisation.
Out of obedience to an inner command, Sri Chinmoy came to New York in 1964 to be of service to spiritual seekers in the West. He lived in New York until his passing in 2007.
You can find out more about Sri Chinmoy Centre activities and members at http://www.srichinmoycentre.org