Interview with the President of Ireland

At 4:00 p.m. on Monday, 1 July 1974, Sri Chinmoy had a private meeting with the President of Ireland, Mr. Erskine Childers, at Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland.

Sri Chinmoy and President Childers discussed the importance of meditation for all people and the involvement of President Childers’ ancestors in Far Eastern affairs, as well as their interest in the religions of both East and West.

During his meeting with Sri Chinmoy [picture above], President Erskine Childers of Ireland commented, “I really believe that in these days of turmoil and strife, we all need something like meditation.”