LoveOsho podcast E044 Chinmaya

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This is one of the LoveOsho podcasts. It was recorded on 26 February 2019.

Episode E044: Sannyas parenting
with Sw Prem Chinmaya
listen to the interview: or click to play in your browser.

Chinmaya was (and still is) an anarchist- hippie-musician who fell in love with Osho, took sannyas and never considered becoming a father. Then life brought him a wonderful daughter. In this episode, he talks about the koan of being a sannyasin parent, how to reconcile parenthood with Enlightenment, the need for schools based on Osho’s vision and his project of a new Osho community in Devon, UK.
Today our guest is Chinmaya Dunster. Chinmaya took sannyas in 1982 and played music live for Osho. Chinmaya is a musician and filmmaker, who has produced 13 CDs and various films. Chinmaya now lives in Devon with his family and aims to build a children-friendly Osho community.
Here’s what you’ll learn in this episode:
  • How Chinmaya came across Osho
  • How it took Chinmaya 3 years to take sannyas
  • Chinmaya first “meeting” with Osho
  • Chinmaya talks about the essential message he received from Osho and still stays with him today
  • Chinmaya talks about Indian classical music and explains how it helps to bring people into silence
  • How a hippie-anarchist-Osho sannyasin became a family man
  • Chinmaya’s approach to education based on Osho’s vision
  • Chinmaya talks about his respect for his child as an individual who is temporarily in his care
  • Chinmaya’s daughter decides to take sannyas for her own reasons and she is as much an Osho sannyasin as Chinmaya
  • The Koan of being a sannyasin parent
  • Nuclear family versus kids’ communes
  • The need for schools based on Osho’s vision on education
  • How to reconcile being a seeker of truth with being a parent
  • Chinmaya’s current projects: building a sannyas commune or kids’ school in Devon
  • Chinmaya's morning routine
  • Chinmaya's favourite meditation
  • Chinmaya and Osho today

see also
Chinmaya’s website
Chinmaya on Facebook
The LoveOsho podcasts