Daily inspiration is guaranteed with this unique collection of 366 art reproductions and poems selected from the body of work of spiritual teacher and artist Sri Chinmoy, who spent his whole life in manifesting peace and harmony among humanity. For the illustrations of the first nine months the whole artwork is presented; for the remaining three months of the calendar we concentrated on fragments of paintings which in themselves are artwork. Enjoy the various colours, shapes and texts of Sri Chinmoy.

370 pages, 18 x 18 cm, English, 365 illustrations, 365 poems, table stand
Limited Edition
ISBN 978-3-89532-348-5


Soon after I became disciple, I was fascinated by the immense body of artwork that my spiritual teacher Sri Chinmoy was creating. He called his art Jharna-Kala, which means „Fountain-Art“ in his native Bengali, art that comes from within – soulful, intuitive, spontaneous and vivid. When I joined the path and purchased the first paintings in the early 1980s, his favourite medium was acrylics. Altogether he did over 140,000 paintings, some in smaller format, while some up to huge dimensions covering whole walls. At that time we had the golden opportunity to witness him painting, and thereafter interested people could purchase them. Usually a couple of days later he would give them personally to the buyers.

After publishing my first four books (on my dear wife Nirmala, her drawings, on myself and on my personal photography) I got the inspiration to share these art treasures with disciples and art lovers, added by a selection of poems by Sri Chinmoy on the subject of art. The first part is my own collection; the second consists of paintings that I received from Sri Chinmoy for possible reproductions. The printing quality is superb because we used a digital printing instead of a normal offset printing and achieved colours much closer to the original. We also used a 190 gr art paper. I hope you enjoy the book as much as I do.   – Kedar Misani
Hard cover, 124 pages, 29.7 x 29.7 cm, 56 illustrations, October 2022


Some glimpses from the contents:


My Visual Diary

Photography is part of my life. I am a visual person. I started to capture simple objects under the guidance of my father who by no means was a professional, but he taught my eyes to watch for the essence. While other photographers, especially in the digital age, often shoot hundreds and thousands of pictures of an event, I always concentrated on the right moment before clicking, even already envisioning the final picture on display or published. Cropping and choosing pictures was later also part of some of my early activities as an editor and publisher. In the beginning, black & white photography was the only medium to use for expressing personal feelings and artistic expressions. Later, color slowly become popular. When I joined the spiritual path of Sri Chinmoy in the late 70s, my focus was partly switched to moving pictures, because especially in the beginning, films and later videos of my Master were very rare. But in my free time and especially on the many trips with him and with the choir “Oneness-Dream”, I always found time for doing some personal photography. I am happy to share with you these moments that I captured on film, paper or chip over the years. If you want to see more, check out my blog, which became one of my most popular blogs. – Kedar Misani

Paperback, 224 Seiten, 21×21 cm, 159 photographs, February 2022
Printed on natural paper
Comments by Priyadarshan, Tanima, Sandro and Apaguha
ISBN 978-3-89532-339-3


Comment by Priyadarshan:

Photography is definitely part of our Path. To my eyes at least, my spiritual teacher has always been a passionate photographer, way before his students followed his tracks in the field of this beautiful art. One of my favourite portraits shows him with two cameras strapped around his neck, something that only a real photography enthusiast can appreciate in its practicality.

I know Kedar as a good photographer. I was told he had been the editor and publisher of a well respected specialist photography magazine in the 70s and 80s, at least to the serious practitioner of fine art in Europe and even world-wide. I also have been a humble practitioner, taking pictures when given the chance, and admiring the art of real artists from afar. I am saying this because, when I was given the opportunity to review Kedar’s new book, I was expecting to see some beautiful photographs, still perhaps in the reaches of serious amateurs. I did not expect to see, to my eye, some truly awe-inspiring works, for clarity of vision, cleverness of cropping, alacrity in shooting promptness and felicity of subjects.

My favourites are his black and white works, but all the photographs in his new book are worth more than an admiring glance, but a careful study and a carefree enjoyment of the beauty breathing in those photographs. I already perused several times through the whole collection and received great joy, abundant inspiration-light, and a tremendous admiration for Kedar’s photographic discipline, keen eye and receptive heart.

I am very grateful to Kedar for sharing his masterpieces with us, and for his continuous dedication to the Art of Vision. I hope he will consider publishing more. Thank you! Priyadarshan

Some pictures from “My Visual Diary”:


Nirmala was always very sensitive and captured the feelings towards events or people she met in very personal sketches. She meditated for 41 years with spiritual teacher Sri Chinmoy (1931 – 2007) and also extensively studied his poetry. Some of the sketches are to be found in her notebooks  together with Sri Chinmoy’s poems. Many also relate to people his husband interviewed online. It was only after Nirmala’s passing that he found the total amount of drawings she did although some of them he scanned for her blog while she was doing them.

Nirmala Misani was born on December 5th, 1950 in Solothurn, Switzerland, and she passed away on November 18th, 2020 at the age of almost 70, due to a stroke and her weak heart condition. This book reveals the many facets of her creativity which she expressed in a personal, sometimes childlike manner – often complemented with text elements and numbers. Altogether a total of 152 drawings are presented in this book. Take your time to plunge into a very special world, often inspired by inner experiences. 

Ramita wrote this comment for the back page of the book: “Nirmala’s drawings are absolutely adorable. Full of feeling, emotion, and undeniable artistry. Soulfully playful, delicate, original and charming. Radiating with purity and lightness, soulfully storytelling. Revealing the magic of her inner reality, her artwork is a true joy to look at, and also inviting us to explore our own imagination. Beautiful, dear Nirmala, thank you.”

Paperback, ENGLISH, 172 pages, 154 illustrations
ISBN 978-3-89532-336-2