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Osho Ashram

The Osho Ashram
Years after the death of Osho, the Osho Ashram at Pune continues to attract people from the farthest corners of the world. The ashram, spread over an area of 40 acres, was founded by Bhagwan Rajneesh himself. Osho Rajneesh Dham is the perfect place, not only for spiritual development, but also for rejuvenation and relaxation after being frustrated by the tensions of everyday life. People, from as many as 100 countries, are staying at this ashram, each with a different purpose. You can choose to do anything here, from resting, swimming, meditating and so on. Six different meditations take place at the Osho Ashram of India, on a daily basis and extend for a period of one hour.

The Osho Commune
Individuals who join the Osho Commune are assigned new names. Titles are also attached to them; men are called ‘Swami’, while women are given the title of ‘Ma’. After a person joins the commune, he/she is expected to severe the family bonds. The followers of Osho wear maroon robes for meditation and white robes for the discourses. You will also find them wearing a necklace of 108 rudraksha beads with an attached picture of Bhagwan Rajneesh.

Osho
Osho was born as Rajneesh Chandra Mohan Jain on 11th December 1931. One of the most renowned as well as the most controversial spiritual leaders of India, Osho always came across as a rebellious, but an extremely intelligent individual. As per Osho himself, he received Enlightenment at the young age of 21. Thereafter, he completed his graduation and post graduation. For a brief period in his life, he worked as a professor of philosophy. In the year 1964, he organized his first meditation camp and from then onwards began his spiritual journey. He completed his journey in this world on 19th January 1990.

Osho Philosophy
Osho believed that awareness, love, meditation and laughter are the greatest values in life. As per him, enlightenment is a normal state of being. However, human thought and emotional ties to societal expectations and the consequent fears and inhibitions that a person experiences distract him from attaining this normal state.

Osho on Meditation
Meditation is nothing that is to be taught or learnt, it is inherent in every human being. Meditation is just to be, not do anything – no action, no thought, no emotion. Just being is what will give you pure happiness. He recognized that it is difficult for most of the people to just sit and meditate. So, he devised a new kind of mediation techniques, known as ‘Active Meditation Techniques’.

How to Reach Osho Ashram, Pune

By Air
Pune airport is lies at a distance of almost 12-km from the main city. It is well connected to most of the major cities in India.

By Rail
Pune has excellent train services, linking it with almost all the cities in the country.

By Road
A good road network links Pune with the other parts of India. Direct bus services are available between Pune and Mumbai.

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