Venu’s Obituary in the SF Chronicle
Christopher Francis Riggio of San Francisco, California passed away on Thursday, July 11, 2013. He was born in Woodstock, Illinois, on May 9, 1953, the son of Ben and Mary Riggio. He is survived by his father and two sisters, Linda and Vivienne. Chris was a long time member of The Sri Chinmoy Meditation Centre of San Francisco, where he was known as “Venu.” For decades Venu participated in triathlons, biathlons, century rides and marathons around the Bay Area. He once held the Guinness Book Record for the longest run while balancing an egg in a spoon and the fastest marathon time doing the same. He is remembered and loved for his soulful singing and for the sincerity and simplicity of his spirit.
First-hand experiences of meditation and spirituality.
Filled with deepest joyTirtha Voelckner Munich, Germany
If a little meditation can give you this kind of experience...Pragya Gerig Nuremberg, Germany
My wife's soul comes to visitJogyata Dallas Auckland, New Zealand
Meditation Nights at the Sri Chinmoy CentrePreetidutta Thorpe Auckland, New Zealand
My inner callingPurnakama Rajna Winnipeg, Canada
The connection between Sri Chinmoy's music and my soulKamalakanta Nieves New York, United States
The Impact of a Yogi on My LifeAgni Casanova San Juan, Puerto Rico
Failures are the pillars of successAnugata Bach New York, United States
My first GuruAdarini Inkei Geneva, Switzerland
My love of spiritual poetryManatita Hutchinson London, United Kingdom
Sri Chinmoy meets St. PeterParamita Jarvis Kingston, Canada
I just knew from the moment I saw himAshrita Furman New York, United States
interviews with Sri Chinmoy's students