Explore the unlimited power of meditation
Tuesday, March 13th, 2012, 7:30-9:30 pm
P.S. 20 Anna Silver Auditorium (map)
166 Essex St. (near Houston St.)
Lower East Side, Manhattan, New York
Admission FREE, however reservations are required.
Please call (212) 380-8153 to reserve your seats.
Note: “Power Within” is now called “Sport & Meditation“
Two film screenings:
Challenging Impossibility (view trailer)
Peace advocate and spiritual leader Sri Chinmoy proves that there is no such thing as impossibility. Well-known for his philosophy, art, music and writings, this Indian-born New Yorker was inspired at the age of 53 to take up weightlifting. Surprisingly, as he aged he became stronger, lifting thousands of pounds in a wide array of fashions. Sri Chinmoy’s lifts of planes, animals, dumbbells and people were often highlighted on evening news programs across the world. See how everything is possible with the power of the heart in this award-winning inspirational short film. Featuring appearances by Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu as well as bodybuilding and Olympic legends. Official selection of the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival.
Spirit of a Runner (view trailer)
A veteran ultra marathoner tackles the Everest of distance racing in this documentary film about the world’s longest certified footrace. Filmmaker Jessie Beers-Altman turns the cameras on ultra distance runner Suprabha Beckjord as she takes on the Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3,100 Mile Race for an unprecedented 12th year in a row. Hailed by her peers as “the greatest super-long distance runner in history,” Beckjord has made an annual tradition of running the race – which takes place around a half mile-long loop in Queens, NY – as a tribute to Bengali spiritual leader Sri Chinmoy. A disciple of Chinmoy for nearly thirty years, Beckjord faces a new challenge as she confronts the journey for the first time since his passing. A portrait of inspiration, The Spirit of a Runner challenges our definition of possibility as it explores the enduring capacity of the human heart and the unfaltering power of self-transcendence.
The Power Within is part of the Festival of Meditation and Spirituality taking place in New York City in the month of March, sponsored by the Sri Chinmoy Centre.