Swami Anand Arun
Osho Upaban is inspired by Bodhisattwa Swami Anand Arun. He has given direct supervision and idea for the realization of our dream of Osho Upaban.
Osho disciple Bodhisattva Swami Anand Arun is the co-ordinator of Osho Tapoban International Commune and Forest Retreat Center. He is an international spiritual teacher, a strong orator, a respected architect and engineer, a celebrated Nepalese writer, and over all these things a very simple man.
Swami Arun works with people as an Osho meditation camp facilitator and has touched many lives. So far he has helped thousands of people and has already conducted more than 600 meditation camps in Nepal, USA, India, Japan, England, Germany, Italy, Ukraine, Russia, Siberia, France, Switzerland, Canada and Malaysia. He has also initiated about 70,000 people from 80 countries into Osho neo-sannyas and is himself affiliated to about 150 Osho Centers all over the world which he has opened himself. His undying efforts to spread Osho and his message have today culminated into five huge Osho communes in Nepal and one in Russia.
Swami Anand Arun also works with drug addicts, depression patients, psychological patients and has fully cured and helped about thousands of youths. His approach is completely different and is based upon meditation, love and understanding. It’s even surprising to medical practitioners and psychologists how people with such problems come out clean from such a free place as Tapoban where no medicine or imposed force is used to cure these patients. Swami Arun also conducts Neo-Stress Management classes for high executives, businessmen and VIPs of the Nepal Government.
For Swami Arun, the greatest human gifts are love and freedom. Because of this, he has developed many communities all over the world that are based upon Osho vision where love and freedom is of the highest value and individual spiritual growth is given priority.
On 29th March 1969, he first met Osho and later took initiation from him in 1974 in Poona. As instructed by his master he returned to Nepal and pioneered the Osho movement in Nepal by opening Asheesh Rajneesh Meditation Center at his residence on 21st December 1974, the first Osho Center in Nepal. Later in June 29, 1984 Osho titled him as Acharya and Bodhisattva and later in November, 1986 declared him as the Director of Meditation and Spiritual Growth at the Rajneesh Mystery School.
Apart from being a meditation facilitator, Swami Arun is a great writer and has three bestselling books in Nepali to his credit, Antar Yatra, Santa Darshan and Santa Gatha and a internationally best selling book in English i.e. Lone Seeker Many Master . He is a frequent columnist in major Nepali dailies and magazines and has also given many beautiful programs about Osho vision and spirituality on National Television Channels and Radio. Recently Swami Arun also opened the first Osho School of Music, Laughter and Arts where people from all over the world can come and learn, share and express creativity in a meditative and liberal environment.
Swami Anand Arun is a true devout and lover of Osho. His undying love for the master, his simplicity in life and his compassion for everyone are his true gifts that have given birth to beautiful Oases of Osho all over the world.
“I am only a seeker on the path and I am honored to be his disciple. And I don’t need any other adjective other than that. I am only an ardent lover of Osho.”
–Swami Anand Arun