Sri Chinmoy dedicated his life to inspiring others, and believed that a truly peaceful world starts by developing peace within. Sri Chinmoy defies all
notions of age being a barrier to physical development. At the age of 76 he set personal bests in a number of lifts, not measured in the tens or hundreds
of pounds, but in the thousands. Challenging Impossibility illustrates that one should never give up
no matter what our age. This 30-minute short film features bodybuilding and strength legends Bill Pearl, three time Mr. Universe Frank Zane, Hugo Girard,
Mike Katz and Dan Lurie as well as nine-time Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis. Challenging Impossibility also features appearances by Nelson
Mandela, Desmond Tutu, Sting and Susan Sarandon. First aired at 2011 Tribeca Film Festival, New York.
Screening in Auckland
Tuesday, February 17 and February 24: 7.30 – 9.00pm
Sri Chinmoy Centre, 24 Cross Street, CBD ( behind the ANZ bank on the corner of Karangahape Rd / Queen Street – look for the signposted blue door on the
corner of Cross Street).
Ocean Monk chronicles the inner and outer search of a group of monks who make their home in New York City. Students of the late Indian teacher, Sri Chinmoy who lived in Queens for over 40 years, this band of friends discovered the beauty and power of the nearby surfing beaches and incorporated their love for the ocean into their search for enlightenment.
Ocean Monk explores the ideals which drive their life as well as the pounding winter surf which sustains them.
The film includes appearances by Kelly Slater, Jack Johnson, Titus Kinimaka and Sri Chinmoy.
Ocean Monk opened the 2010 New York Surf Film Festival, the largest of its kind. It went on to screen at dozens of festivals worldwide and won numerous awards including “Best Short Documentary, festivals Online competition” at the Oscar-qualifying 2010 St. Louis International Film Festival as well as an Official Best of Fest award, given only to films that won awards at major festivals.