When these spiritual gardens were first opened in 2003, the British Sri Chinmoy disciples provided the entertainment through music and song. The first ever Sri Chinmoy Rose is planted here and the Hidden Gardens have remained a place of quiet and contemplation ever since.
Inspired by earlier pilgrimages to Iceland, Scotland, Myanmar and other world locations steeped in spiritual history, Oneness-Dream – our a cappella troupe of singers – recently toured and performed in the southern counties of Ireland.
In July 2011, 12 members of Oneness-Dream, from 10 different countries, embarked on a musical journey, performing Sri Chinmoy’s songs throughout Iceland.
Tuesday 25 April 1) The second day of pilgrimage headed into into the hills surrounding Florence. Under grey skies full of mystery and hidden depths, we travelled first to the Santuario di Monte Senario, the first monastery of the Serviette tradition founded in 1245 and still active as a place of spiritual retreat and renewal […]
Set on a hill in Argyll and Bute, the church dates to 1835 and is surrounded by over 350 neolithic standing stones and hedges, showing that worship in the glen goes back some 5000 years. The church is plain and austere but wonderful to sing in. In the churchyard the choir also sang in the […]
Members of Oneness-Dream visited Sicily and Malta during the Christmas/New Year period of December 2015 and January 2016. During this time the group offered 3 performances, presenting a selection of Sri Chinmoy’s English songs.
In January 2012, nine members of Oneness-Dream from around the world, performed songs of Sri Chinmoy in the pagodas and temples of Myanmar.
Wednesday 26 April 1) Oneness-Dream began our next morning with a performance at 9.30am at the picturesque Church of San Tommaso in Baroncelli, atop a hill in Bagno a Ripoli commanding a panoramic view across the valley and the whole city of Florence. The visit proved a photogenic highlight of the entire tour. The quaint […]
Founded almost 1500 years ago, Iona is one of the oldest and most important religious centres in Western Europe. The abbey was the focal point for the spread of Christianity throughout Scotland (and through England to mainlined Europe). It was founded by the Irish monk St. Columba in 563 AD. Many of the best recordings […]
PERFORMANCE 1 Sunday 24th April 10.00am Dublin Sri Chinmoy Centre Located in central Dublin for almost 20 years, the Dublin Sri Chinmoy Centre offers free, community-based events such as public concerts, sporting fixtures, meditation and self-awareness classes to thousands of people and organises several unique grassroots initiatives to promote a more peaceful world. Appropriately, our […]
In May 2012, the Vaasa International Choir Festival brought together 53 choirs from around the world in 66 concerts around the city. For its part, Oneness-Dream performed songs of Sri Chinmoy in 6 concerts in churches of Vaasa.
From Florence the choir travelled in giro around this most beautiful part of the world – to Lucca, Vince, Pisa… Once again it was intense – 31 concerts in 10 days, in tiny family chapels and huge ornate cathedrals, singing, singing, singing.
Also on the Island of Iona, the little chapel of St. Oran proved to have a marvellous acoustic. In the graveyard around it are the mortal remains of 48 kings of Scotland, 8 kings of Norway and 4 kings of Ireland.
PERFORMANCE 10 Tuesday 26th April 2.00pm St Anne’s Church (Shandon Bells), Cork, Co Cork, 18th Century Located in Cork city, St Anne’s Church, Shandon is a known landmark and is best known as Shandon Bells because of the ringing of its famous church bells. Visitors are invited to play these and we dutifully did, pulling […]
Oneness-Dream: International Goodwill Initiative Scotland Pilgrimage (6-14 September 2014) The inspiration for the Oneness-Dream tour came, naturally enough, from Sri Chinmoy. When I took on the challenge of organising it, my first thought was to follow the same path as the Iceland – most of the spiritually significant spiritual sites in Scotland are quite difficult […]