Sw Yoga Chinmaya

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(aka Yogacharya Swami Kriyananda Saraswati)

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Chinmaya was already ordained as an old-style serious sannyasin (aka above) when he met Osho in 1966. He was among the first group to take sannyas from Osho in Manali in 1970 (image at right, click for larger plus details). For three years in Mumbai he was Osho's secretary, sharing that role with Ma Yoga Laxmi and was in charge of Osho's Hindi publications, editing many of his books.

In 1971, Osho asked Chinmaya to find him a new name to replace "Acharya," which he did, settling on "Bhagwan" after numerous names which didn't work. In Pune One he received many blessings, aka zen sticks, from Osho for his "serious" and "esoteric" questions. A multi-page interview given by him in The Buddha Disease can be read as page scans starting with the two pages on the right.

When Osho went to Oregon, Chinmaya set up an ashram in Nepal but rejoined Osho in Pune Two until he left in 1989 for Bageshwar in the Indian Himalayas just west of Nepal, where he has had an ashram for many years. His role as a spiritual teacher was said to be low-key and low-profile.

When he was ill in 2018, he moved to Goa and was cared for by Swami Kris Thaker. Chinmaya left his body on August 15, 2019.



Contact Details

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Goa
India
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bibliography
wrote introductions to many Osho books
also edited many Osho books
see here for a list of books
see also
Osho Source Book section on Mumbai
For an interview with Chinmaya, see The Buddha Disease, page-scans 152 - 162.
Ma Ananda Prem
obituary in OshoNews