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.