This weeks guest is a film maker Sanjay Rawal. Sanjay lives life in service to love and as a monk, ascribing to the teachings of Sri Chinmoy. Sri Chinmoy was an Indian spiritual leader who taught meditation in the West after moving to New York City in 1964. Chinmoy established his first meditation center in Queens, New York, and eventually had 7,000 students in 60 countries. A prolific author, artist, poet, and musician, he also held public events such as concerts and meditations on the theme of inner peace. Chinmoy advocated a spiritual path to God through prayer and meditation. He advocated athleticism including distance running, swimming, and weightlifting. He organized marathons and other races, and was an active runner and, following a knee injury, weightlifter.

Much of Sanjay’s work has been inspired by his spiritual teacher Sri Chinmoy and he has edited and published books by his teacher—including America the Beautiful, which was read as an audio book by Richard Dreyfuss.[19]

Formally, Sanjay Rawal is an Indian-American documentary film director who lives in New York City. His Films, Food Chains Narrated by Forrest Whittaker,

Challenging Impossibility, premiered in 2011 and won awards at several film festivals including the Atlanta Shortsfest. His first film Ocean Monk won the Best Documentary Short Award in 2010

Prior to becoming a filmmaker, Sanjay was deeply involved with international development and ran projects in over 40 nations. Rawal was also engaged in activism regarding peace, security, and women’s issues—serving on the first men’s committee for V-Day.

Sanjay & I spend most of our time discussing 3100: Run and Become released directed by Sanjay in the fall of 2018.

My conversation with Sanjay helped me with my own spiritual journey. For most of my life I could either choose to serve God OR…Now life flows from devotion to being in service to love; some may call it God. My life is now Serve AND…

Thank you Sanjay for sitting with me…Thank you for your patience between the time of recording and this episode airing. You my friend, bring God into the world and speak the language in a way that allows MANY people to hear the message. You are a “Poet” indeed as described by Hafiz.

“A Poet is someone who can pour light into a spoon

And then lift it to nourish your beautiful parched holy Mouth. (Hafiz)

Until next time…let’s be busy pouring our light and lifting it to serve our fellows.

As Always Peace & Love

Greg