Oshoites remember their ‘Guru’ Osho Rajneesh on guru purnima
Around 250 followers from across the world and various parts of India are here to pay their obeisance and to remember him on the occasion of Guru Purnima, celebrated on Friday.Updated: Jul 28, 2018 16:56 IST
Hindustan Times, Pune
PUNE The Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Memorial in Koregaon Park wears a festive look with coloured festoons twirled across the balustrade of the staircase, while Oshoites follow the beats of the music and songs sung by Swami Anadi inside the auditorium.
This is their way of remembering their guru, or master, Osho Rajneesh. Around 250 followers from across the world and various parts of India are here to pay their obeisance and to remember him on the occasion of Guru Purnima, celebrated on Friday.
“The disciples of Osho have gathered to celebrate this blissful event where about 250 disciples and friends of Osho participate in a one-day meditation camp,” said Yogesh Thakkar, trustee, Osho Friends Foundation.
The programme started at 8 am with meditation throughout the day and cultural programmes, along with question and answer sessions.
“When Osho was in his physical body this Guru Purnima celebration was specially celebrated by Osho disciples from all over the world and we have continued that tradition. Osho left is physical body in 1990 but we can feel him even 26 years after his demise. We are filled with his energy and meditation,” Thakkar added.
Gulab Gir Giri from Latur says, “ have been a follower since 1996. I like to be here to meditate and even visit the ashram to feel him.”
Similarly, Hema Baweja, a Delhi resident comes without fail for this Guru Purnima celebration of Osho. “I want to feel the energy of Osho which you can feel during the celebration and also during the kirtan where you can feel the presence of Osho. We are all remembering Osho with full reverence and getting connected with him.”
At the Osho Commune Guru Purnima celebrations are held to coincide with the full moon event. This was preceded by a silent sitting in Chaung tzu auditorium and Tai Chi in the Buddha Grove.
First Published: Jul 28, 2018 16:56 IST