LoveOsho podcast E054 Shivananda

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This is one of the LoveOsho podcasts. It was recorded on 2 July 2019.

Episode E054: Designing books for Osho
with Sw Shivananda
listen to the interview: or click to play in your browser.

Shivananda has been uncompromising with Osho since the 70s when he went back to his homeland Switzerland, a notoriously conservative society, in full swing orange robe and mala. Shivananda has filtered his friends by being openly a sannyasin. During his time in the communes, Shivananda experienced Osho as his “Art Director”, whilst designing his books. Osho chose 29 of Shivananda’s paintings for the cover.
Today our guest is Shivananda. Shivananda took sannyas in 1978 and is a graphic designer, painter and musician. Shivananda loves playing the guitar and facilitates painting and singing workshops.
Here’s what you’ll learn in this episode:
  • How Shivananda came across Osho
  • Being uncompromisingly with Osho in the conservative Switzerland of the 70s
  • The law of filtering friends by being a sannyasin
  • Designing Osho books and working as graphic designer for Osho
  • Osho helps Shivananda to develop as a multidimensional artist
  • Shivananda describes how Osho loved painting with a particular pen from Italy
  • Osho loves abstract paintings
  • Osho choses 29 of Shivananda’s paintings for the book cover
  • Shivananda talks about the Creative Arts Department
  • Shivananda’s current projects
  • Shivananda's morning routine
  • Shivananda's favourite meditation
  • Shivananda and Osho today

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