Sri Chinmoy visits the West Coast

From 1 November to 5 November 1976 Sri Chinmoy made a visit to his West Coast Centres.

Sri Chinmoy visits the West Coast

On 1 November, he was awarded the following proclamations in front of the Board of Supervisors, City Hall, San Francisco. The Board greeted Sri Chinmoy with thunderous applause.

Office of the Mayor




The Sri Chinmoy Center, which was founded by Sri Chinmoy Kumar Chose, is an international, non-profit, educational organization, devoted primarily to the study of philosophical, humanistic, and spiritual issues affecting contemporary humanity.

Mr. Ghose, author and lecturer, is director of the United Nations Meditation Group and delivers the monthly Dag Hammarskjold Lecture Series at the U.N. He is currently a nominee for the Nobel Prize in Literature and was recently the recipient of the Papal Medallion. Mr. Ghose will be in San Francisco from November 1 through 3, 1976 and will visit the Sri Chinmoy Centre, which sponsors lectures, films, and meditation and discussion groups at Bay Area universities and organizations.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, George R. Moscone, Mayor of the City and County of San Francisco, do hereby proclaim November 1, 1976 as SRI CHINMOY DAY in San Francisco and urge all citizens to be aware of the fine work of this organization.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the City and County of San Francisco to be affixed this eighteenth day of October nineteen hundred and seventy-six.

George R. Moscone


Following is another document of honour which Sri Chinmoy received during his visit.




WHEREAS, The Sri Chinmoy Center of Santa Cruz is being honored by a visit from their founder, Sri Chinmoy Ghose. He will conduct a public meditation at the First Congregational Church on November 3, 1976; and

WHEREAS, Sri Chinmoy is a prominent interdenominational religious leader and is currently the Director of the United Nations Meditation Group in New York City, and the head of a non-governmental representative organization at the United Nations; and

WHEREAS, During the eleven years in which Mr. Ghose has lived in the United States, he has acquired a very distinguished reputation as an author and lecturer and was a nominee for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1975. Also an acclaimed artist, he recently received the highest award of the Manhattan School of Visual Arts.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, John G. Mahaney, Mayor of the City of Santa Cruz, join with the citizens of this City in welcoming


to the City of Santa Cruz and to congratulate him on his achievements.

John G. Mahaney, M.D.

Mayor, City of Santa Cruz

Signed and sealed this 21st day of October, 1976.

Sri Chinmoy also received a certificate of lasting friendship from the office of the Secretary of State of California.

Office Of The Mayor

City of Seattle

Wes Uhlman, Mayor


WHEREAS, on Sunday, October 17, 1976, runners from the Sri Chinmoy Centre of Seattle will conduct a fifty-mile non-stop relay run dedicated to the City of Seattle and its citizens, expressing appreciation to the city as a place of human warmth, harmony, and natural beauty; and

WHEREAS, the runners will follow an extensive route through the city, passing many historic and significant places; and

WHEREAS, the Sri Chinmoy Centre of Seattle will be observing its first anniversary on October 17; and

WHEREAS, Sri Chinmoy is a world-renowned authority on yoga, a prolific author and musician, and conducts regular meditations and lectures for delegates and staff at the United Nations, and encourages his students toward wholesome activities, spiritual growth, and physical fitness;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, WES UHLMAN, Mayor of the City of Seattle, do hereby proclaim October 17, 1976, as "SRI CHINMOY RELAY RUN DAY" in Seattle, and encourage the citizens of Seattle to cheer the runners and otherwise note the fine ideals which the run represents.

Wes Uhlman

Mayor October 17, 1976

From:Sri Chinmoy,AUM — Vol.II-3, No.11, 27 November 1976, Vishma Press, 1976
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