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
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- 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