Osho is a mystic who brings the timeless wisdom of the East to bear on the urgent questions facing men and women today. He speaks of the search for harmony and wholeness that lies at the core of all religious and spiritual traditions, illuminating the essence of Christianity, Hassidism, Buddhism, Sufism, Tantra, Tao, Yoga, and Zen. Further information at www.osho.com.
Osho’s vision is a new man. After his enlightenment in 1953, the evolution of that new man became his whole work. In 1963 he left the academic world where he had taught philosophy at the University of Jabalpur and began speaking to tens of thousands across India. He then focused intensely on developing practical tools for man’s transformation. Modern man, he said, is so burdened with traditions of the past and anxieties of modern-day living, that he must go through a deep cleansing process before he can begin to discover the thought-free relaxed state of meditation.
In 1974, a campus was established around him in Poona, India, and a trickle of visitors from the West soon became a flood. Today this campas has become the largest meditation resort and spiritual-growth center in the world. Each year it attracts thousands of international visitors to its meditation, therapy, bodywork and creative programs.
In the course of his work, Osho speaks on virtually every aspect of the development of human consciousness. His talks cover a staggering range from the meaning of life and death to the struggles of power and politics; from the challenges of love and creativity to the significance of science and education.
Osho, who was born in India in 1931 and left his body in 1990, belongs to no tradition. He says, “My message is not a doctrine, not a philosophy. My message is a certain alchemy, a science of transformation.”