Sri ChinmoySri Chinmoy
), né Chinmoy Kumar Ghose
, is an Indian
philosopher and religious teacher (guru
). He was the youngest of seven children, born in Shakpura in East Bengal
), and moved to New York City
in 1964. He now lives in Jamaica
in Queens County, New York
. In 1944
, after both his parents had died, 12-year-old Chinmoy entered the Sri Aurobindo ashram
, a spiritual community near Pondicherry
in South India. Here he spent the next twenty years in spiritual practice. For a while, he was an interfaith chaplain at the United Nations
. As with many spiritual leaders, there are allegations that his group is a cult
Controversy regarding Sri Chinmoy
Several of his former followers have made allegations about various aspects of their relations with Sri Chinmoy and former disciples who were members of his centre. In an attempt to prevent a balanced view of this controversy links to the official Sri Chinmoy and various sites criticising him can be found below.
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