Jharna-Kala: Fountain-Art exhibitions

Drawn from a vast body of some 200,000 artworks by Sri Chinmoy entitled ‘Jharna-Kala’, which in his native Bengali means “Fountain–Art”. Sri Chinmoy uses this term to describe the process by which his paintings and drawings flow from within as a result of his meditative state.

Of his technique, Sri Chinmoy says “I do not use the mind when I draw  … I try to keep my mind as empty, vacant and tranquil as possible. The outer mind is like the surface of the sea. On the surface, the sea is full of waves and surges; it is all restlessness. But when we dive deep below, the same sea is all peace, calmness and quiet, and there we find the source of creativity.”

Former Prime Minister Jim Bolger described this legacy as “a mammoth and massive contribution towards world peace” and personally welcomed Sri Chinmoy to Wellington in 1995.

A number of his paintings were on display in New Zealand including at the Parliament House, North Shore Hospital, Great Lakes Centre in Taupo, Waitakere City Council chambers and in numerous nationwide colleges.

 

A small selection of Jharna-Kala is being displayed throughout Nov 2015 at:

Papatoetoe Library

30 Wallace Rd, Papatoetoe,