“You can go on changing the outer for lives and you will never be satisfied. Unless the inner changes, the outer can never be perfect.”

- Osho

“It may be that the satisfaction I need depends on my going away, so that when I've gone and come back, I'll find it at home.”

- Rumi

“The mind has to be empty to see clearly.”

- J Krishnamurti

“A man is never the same for long. He is continually changing. He seldom remains the same even for half an hour.”

- George Gurdjieff

“We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free.”

- J Krishnamurti

“Do not say, 'It is morning' and dismiss it with a name of yesterday. See it for the first time as a newborn child that has no name.”

- Rabindranath Tagore

“The knowledgeable person lives with a question mark '?' and the man of awe and wonder lives with an exclamation mark '!'.”

- Osho

“Laughter relieves us of superfluous energy, which, if it remained unused, might become negative, that is, poison. Laughter is the antidote.”

- George Gurdjieff

“What is a fear of living? It's being pre-eminently afraid of dying. It is not doing what you came here to do, out of timidity and spinelessness. The antidote is to take full responsibility for yourself - for the time you take up and the space you occupy.”

- Maya Angelou

“Man is born only as a potential. He can become a thorn for himself and for others, he can also become a flower for himself and for
others.”

- Osho

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”

- Rumi

Dancing Buddhas Books is a creative venture that has a remit to publish items relating to Osho, meditation, creativity and the wellbeing of the environment – projects that are chosen at the discretion of the organization and its investors. It is based in Pune, India, and funded by individual donors.

The Dancing Buddhas

Anand Savita

Author

I’ve done a lot of things but never made much money out of any of it. I was a horse rancher, a graphic designer, a chicken farmer, a magazine columnist, a house cleaner, a paralegal, a publisher’s production editor, a Sufi song-and-dance teacher, an actor-writer-director for the theatre…
It’s been a long life and it’s a long list – and that’s just a bit of it.
In terms of accreditation, however, I was trained in both graphic design and existential psychotherapy, and was for years a practising psychotherapist in London, which is where I was born.

Ever since I embarked on the intoxicating “life of total ruin” with the mystic Osho, nothing’s been ordinary. I have lived in the UK, France, Italy and the US, mostly in his community of celebrating misfits, and now spend large chunks of my time in India.
I love theatre, poetry, good food, searching but playful conversation, and the ‘naked’ witnessing life.

My two books are: Encounters with an Inexplicable Man: Stories of Osho as Told by his People (just published in Hindi under the title Ek Avyakhya Purush Ke Saath: Osho Ki Kahaniyan Unke Logon Ki Zubaani) and Dinner with Osho: Two Women’s Intimate Tales on the Path of Meditation, due out later this year. I am currently working on a third, an old diary written under Osho’s direction when I was one of his personal energy mediums.

Shruti

Blogger

I am a multipotentialite – a term I happened upon recently. Someone with various talents who doesn’t have a single calling. Maybe it’s just a fancy name for a Jill-Of-All-Trades?

A psychology graduate, I have been a meditator since I was a little girl, having been brought up with both Osho and J. Krishnamurti in my life as well as studying in a Krishnamurti school. Both have had a very strong impact on me and continue to do so. Meditation to me is like breathing – an on-going process.

I have wandered into various roles in life, from being a hairdresser to working in PR. From an entrepreneur, a masseuse, a professional cook, to teaching meditation, running retreats, and now helping publish books as well as writing one myself on Indian women.

In a meditator’s terms, this is also called going with the flow…

I love to dance, read, exercise and cook among other things.

Savita

Author & Blogger

I’ve done a lot of things but never made much money out of any of it. I was a horse rancher, a graphic designer, a chicken farmer, a magazine columnist, a house cleaner, a paralegal, a publisher’s production editor, a Sufi song-and-dance teacher, an actor-writer-director for the theatre… It’s been a long life and it’s a long list – and that’s just a bit of it.

In terms of accreditation, however, I was trained in both graphic design and existential psychotherapy, and was for years a practising psychotherapist in London, which is where I was born.

Ever since I embarked on the intoxicating “life of total ruin” with the mystic Osho, nothing’s been ordinary. I have lived in the UK, France, Italy and the US, mostly in his community of celebrating misfits, and now spend large chunks of my time in India.
I love theatre, poetry, good food, searching but playful conversation, and the ‘naked’ witnessing life.

My two books are: Encounters with an Inexplicable Man: Stories of Osho as Told by his People (just published in Hindi under the title Ek Avyakhya Purush Ke Saath: Osho Ki Kahaniyan Unke Logon Ki Zubaani) and Dinner with Osho: Two Women’s Intimate Tales on the Path of Meditation, due out later this year. I am currently working on a third, an old diary written under Osho’s direction when I was one of his personal energy mediums.

Shruti

Blogger

I am a multipotentialite – a term I happened upon recently. Someone with various talents who doesn’t have a single calling. Maybe it’s just a fancy name for a Jill-Of-All-Trades?

A psychology graduate, I have been a meditator since I was a little girl, having been brought up with both Osho and J. Krishnamurti in my life as well as studying in a Krishnamurti school. Both have had a very strong impact on me and continue to do so. Meditation to me is like breathing – an on-going process.

I have wandered into various roles in life, from being a hairdresser to working in PR. From an entrepreneur, a masseuse, a professional cook, to teaching meditation, running retreats, and now helping publish books as well as writing one myself on Indian women.

In a meditator’s terms, this is also called going with the flow…

I love to dance, read, exercise and cook among other things.

Shashi

Editor

I arrived in Pune in 1999 not knowing who Osho was – and have never left. I was a journalist, and for some years divided my time between freelance sub-editing in the UK and whirling, painting mandalas and meditating in Pune. These days, I work remotely for a small independent UK publisher as managing editor, editor and typesetter, while still painting the odd mandala or creating visionary digital images based on my travel photography. I also edit Savita's series of Osho-related memoirs for Dancing Buddhas.
Amol Dancing Buddhas

Amol

Marketing Manager

I was born in Pune in 1989 and spent some years working for different companies in the city. But the biggest impact on my life has come from the two great spiritual masters of the 20th century, Osho and Ramana Maharshi.

For the last ten years, I have been living and working in the light of Osho, mainly through my work as an assistant in a local Osho bookshop. I learned many things there and came across people from several different countries. Having the chance to talk with them helped me get a good experience of human nature. Now I am working with Dancing Buddhas, it is a great privilege for me to be able to continue to stay connected to Osho in my work. I consider it my sadhana – my spiritual practice.