The inspiration to start Gandharva Loka came from spiritual teacher and musician Sri Chinmoy. In his lifetime, Sri Chinmoy performed over 800 Peace concerts of meditative music all over the world. He would play a wide variety of instruments from all over the world in these concerts, and he often spoke of the spontaneous joy he got from trying new instruments.
“I get tremendous joy from my music and that joy I try to offer to the listeners. While I am offering the joy that I receive from playing, I feel that the listeners are also offering me their inner joy…So this is how we become a oneness-soul, a oneness-family.” – Sri Chinmoy
You can find out more about Sri Chinmoy’s life on the Sri Chinmoy Centre website. For those who are interested, the Dublin Sri Chinmoy Centre frequently offers free meditation classes and concerts of peaceful music to the general public.
Video: Sri Chinmoy meditates at the beginning of a concert, and then plays the flute