Osho is an enlightened master and a great visionary of our time. Known for his revolutionary contribution to the science of inner transformation designed especially for the modern man, Osho has created hundreds of life changing meditation techniques that are practiced at Osho communes and growth centers around the world. Born in the small city of Kuchwada in India in 1931, Osho attained enlightenment at the age of 21 on 21st March 1953. Osho started his spiritual work in the early 1970's and in no time became the center of world attention. Thousands of young people got attracted to his teachings who flew from all over the world to his exotic ashram in Pune to meditate in his presence. Later in 1981 Osho travelled to America where he established his spiritual commune Rajneeshpuram. During 1985-1986 Osho also made a world tour and travelled to 21 different countries including Nepal. While in Nepal he expressed his desire for a Himalayan commune and instructed Swami Anand Arun to start looking for the land where the new commune could be built.
Osho has authored more than 700 volumes of English and HIndi books which were recorded from his extemporaneous lectures given to his disciples and media. Written on his Epitaph over his samadhi in Kathmandu and Pune are his words:
Only Visited This
Planet Earth Between
Dec 11 1931- Jan 19 1990
ABOUT OSHO TAPOBAN
Located at the lap of the Nagarjuna Forest, Osho Tapoban is a place nourished by nature at its glory. Osho Tapoban is itself a great point of attraction for Osho lovers, bird watchers and the admirer of nature. The main places at Tapoban are mentioned below. A more detailed information can be obtained on request.
Rajneesh Dhyan Mandir
Located at the heart of Osho Tapoban, is a beautifully designed meditation hall (Rajneesh Dhyan Mandir ), This hall accommodates up to 200 people for regular meditation and 500 people for discourses. It is built in Pagoda style and resembles the shape of a shiv linga. Daily meditation activities are conducted in this meditation hall.
At the sacred place where the Buddhist saint Nagarjuna attained his ultimate Enlightenment 2000 years ago, Osho lovers have created a beautiful Osho Samadhi with granite and white marble. surrounded by spring water, where the holy remains of Osho are buried. It is a state of art architecture that can be found in Nepal and is a symbolic representation of the eternity.
A beautiful sculpture garden has been developed at Tapoban consisting of many valuable beautiful statues like Buddha, LaotZu, Lord Ganesh, Ardhanarishwor, Lord Shiva etc. Many more are still under construction. These sculptures are an artists impression of the respective deities.
Flora And Fauna
Osho Tapoban has a variety of flowers, native trees and wild life. Occasionally wild animals such as deer, the Royal Bengal Tiger, Leopards, Bears are spotted among the dense green forest. Osho Tapoban is becoming popular among the bird watchers and nature lovers. People come here to enjoy the beauty of nature. Beautiful waterfalls within the commune creates a serene meditative atmosphere
Dev Teertha book center and Nagarjuna Gift center
Dev Teertha book center has a good collection of about 700 titles of Oshos books in English and Hindi and hundreds of Audio, Video tapes, digital discs and video cds. It also houses literature of mystics from all over the world. A wide range of books, audio and video tapes, CDs, magazines, gowns and gift items are available for sale in the Nagarjuna gift center.
Shivapuri Baba Silence Temple
The recently completed Shiv puri Baba Silence Temple is the first of such kind in Nepal. It houses a beautiful white sculpture of Shivpuri Baba who lived in Nepal during the last days of his life. This beautiful place is available for Silent Sitting for Meditators.
ABOUT SWAMI ANAND ARUN
"Swami Anand Arun is the founder and coordinator of Osho Tapoban - an international commune and forest retreat centre in Nepal. An engineer by profession, he is also a celebrated writer and orator. He has worked as engineering consultant for various international agencies like World Bank, Asian Development Bank, USAID, to name a few. His previous books in Nepali- Santa Darshan, Santa Gatha and Antaryatra - are national bestsellers. He also contributes regularly in The Kathmandu Post, a leading english national daily. He divides his time between nepal and twenty other countries of Europe, North America, Russia and Asia, where he gives discourses and facilitates Osho meditation retreats regularly.
He showed an eager inclination towards spirituality since his schooldays. This pursuit took him to many masters and spiritual leaders of the time, most of which is chronicled in his book Lone Seeker Many Master. On March 29, 1969, when he was still a student of engineering, Swami Arun first met Osho. In the very first glimpse he realised his search for a master had come to an end. In 1974, he took initiation from Osho at Pune. After a few months of staying with his master, he was instructed to open an ashram in nepal and spread his vision. Today, he has initiated around a hundred thousand seekers from 90 different countries into Osho Neo-Sanyas. He actively mentors and guides six Osho communes and more than seventy-five meditation centres in Nepal, a commune in America and around a hundred and fifty Osho meditation centres in fifty different countries.”