Osho Ashram..home of the Zen master

November 11, 2014 docdivatraveller 12 Comments

Whatever I have written in this post does not mean to offend any religion or any person in particular.

I had heard a lot about Osho since I started growing up. A lot of negative views had crept into my mind about him after listening to other people's views. But there is a natural tendency to get attracted to those things which are forbidden. Knowing Osho was a similar thing.

Rajneesh, the real name of the Osho was a philosopher. He was outspoken about his criticism for the politicians including Mahatma Gandhi. I knew about him as a spiritual leader who was open about sexuality. He was considered to be a bad influence on us youngsters. He had gained more followers in the US than in India. He has several ashrams all over India. He died at around 1990 but his path has already made a lot of waves.

My intrigue about Osho died a natural death with time. After so many years,suddenly, I spotted a board marking Osho Ashram when I was in Dehradun. It was about a kilometer from our institute and I decided that I had to pay a visit there.

On asking my peers as to who wanted to accompany me, I learnt that one of my friends had already been to his Pune Ashram, the largest in India. She added more fire to the fuel by saying that his disciples roam around wearing just a robe inside the ashram.

One evening after we came back from the exams, we hired an auto and went there. Contrary to what I had imagined, it was very peaceful there. There were beautiful flowers in the gardens and a sense of serenity prevailing all over. We were three girls and we did not open our mouths owing to the peaceful ambience. We hopped aroud the entire campus, took pictures and came back with calmness in our minds. And no, I did not spot any disciple with just a robe on him :D

Pardon the less than satisfactory quality of these phone pictures :)

the main building of the Osho Ashram

the garden was adorned with beautiful flowers..

trying to meditate for a while...

colourful hibiscuses all around...

fooling around :D

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  1. Looking beautiful but yet also peaceful is must be an amazing place to visit doll thanks for sharing it with us.

  2. Beautiful pictures! I love the shirt!

  3. A lovely spiritual adventure!

  4. You don't look very concetrated on your meditation :p

  5. Awesome place and great look! The blue kimono is fabulous

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  6. What a beautiful shirt and photos my dear!


  7. Stellar photos! That top looks great on you.

  8. Looks beautiful and peaceful. I have heard of Osho before but I don't really know that much about him. Have a happy Saturday pretty!!


  9. Amazing look! So simple and casual!
    Have a nice day!
    Angela Donava

  10. M glad u cud visit the ashram. Though controversial i really liked Osho's quotes, you shud try to google them. N nice pics as usual.