Part VI — A brief chronology

13 April 1964: Chinmoy Kumar Ghose arrived at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York. He was met by his sponsor, Sam Spanier, and his friend, Eric Hughes.

June 1964: Began work at the Indian Consulate in Manhattan.

June 1965: Performed three songs at the Guggenheim Museum, sponsored by the Asia Society.

27 August 1965: First issue of AUM Magazine.

4 October 1965: First lecture in the USA: given at Hicksville High School, on the same day that Pope Paul VI came to New York to speak at the UN.

10 November 1965: Letter from Dr. Radhakrishnan, President of India, praising the first issue of AUM Magazine.

19 December 1965: Began first lecture series: in Minneapolis.

1-13 January 1966: Transit strike in New York. Chinmoy walked to work from Brooklyn every day.

20 March 1966: Recital at the Indian Cultural Centre.

22 July 1966: The AUM Centre was incorporated in Puerto Rico. This was the first Centre in the world.

30 July 1966: Sri Chinmoy’s writings began to appear regularly in El Mundo in Puerto Rico.

12 August 1966: The AUM Centre was legally registered in New York. This was the second Centre in the world.

Early 1967: The Transcendental Photograph was taken by Priyta Lakhini from Jamaica, West Indies.

29 April 1967: Meeting with Paul Richard.

13 June 1967: Resigned from the Indian Consulate.

20 July 1967: First TV appearance: WIPR, Puerto Rico.

1 August 1967: First radio interview: WLUZ, Puerto Rico.

13 August 1967: Began Songs of the Soul.

27 August 1967: Composed the Invocation.

Sri Chinmoy, My Consulate years.First published by Agni Press in 1996.

This is the 1151st book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.


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