Held at 18 Jay Street between Greenwich Street and Hudson, this gallery of Sri Chinmoy’s remarkable, custom-made apparatuses showcases the tremendous dedication he placed on training. Most of the machines were based on gym equipment but made from scratch to be able to withstand the pressures of his workouts.
Bench press racks with cradles that could support the weight and impact of 400 lb dumbbells, standing military-press racks that could support the crash of two 650 lb dumbbells, a standing calf machine with over 20 one hundred pound plates and wrist curl dumbbells weighing nearly 300 pounds form the core of this exhibit.
Hard to imagine? Video displays placed throughout the exhibit feature Sri Chinmoy using these machines during his demonstrations and day-to-day workouts.
The museum will be open daily from noon to 6pm.
Thursday April 21: World’s Strongest Man Hugo Girard. Lecture. Inner and Outer Power. For athletes, medical professionals and trainers. Free. 7-9 pm Kindly RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday April 23: Three-time Mr. Olympia Frank Zane. Rare NYC appearance and book signing. 3-5 pm.
Sunday April 24: Screening of multiple award winning short documentary on spirituality, surfing and life in NYC. Ocean Monk. Plus other surf shorts. 5:30 pm. Free.
Monday April 25: Reel of Sri Chinmoy’s most unusual lifts (sumo wrestlers, celebrities, airplanes and pumpkins!) 5:30-6:00 pm. Free.
Monday April 25: Part I of Power of Silence workshop. Featuring Holder of Most Guinness World Records, Ashrita Furman. Admission is FREE, but seating is limited and reservations are required. Please call 212-380-8153 to reserve your seat.
Tuesday April 26: Screening of Utpal Marshall’s short film on Sri Chinmoy’s storied running history. 5:30-6:00 pm. Free.
Tuesday April 26: Part II of Power of Silence featuring women’s ultramarathoning legend Suprabha Beckjord. We all have unlimited potential and capacities within us — learn how you can access and develop them with simple meditation techniques.
Thursday April 28: Screening of multiple award winning short documentary on spirituality, surfing and life in NYC. Ocean Monk. 5:30 pm. Free.
Thursday April 28: Part III of Power of Silence: peace of mind, which leads to inner strength; poise, within a busy world and lifestyle; power unleashed from hidden inner potential. Free admission.