Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

Indian Mystic
Born Dec 11, 1931

Osho pronunciation,(11 December 1931 – 19 January 1990), born Chandra Mohan Jain, and also known as Acharya Rajneesh from the 1960s onwards, as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh pronunciation, during the 1970s and 1980s and as Osho from 1989, was an Indian mystic, guru, and spiritual teacher who garnered an international following. A professor of philosophy, he travelled throughout India in the 1960s as a public speaker.… Read More

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1931 Birth Born on December 11, 1931.


1951 19 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1951, aged nineteen, Osho began his studies at Hitkarini College in Jabalpur. … Read More


1953 21 Years Old Osho later said he became spiritually enlightened on 21 March 1953, when he was 21 years old, in a mystical experience while sitting under a tree in the Bhanvartal garden in Jabalpur.
1955 23 Years Old Having completed his B.A. in philosophy at D. N. Jain College in 1955, he joined the University of Sagar, where in 1957 he earned his M.A. in philosophy (with distinction). … Read More
1958 26 Years Old From 1958, he taught philosophy as a lecturer at Jabalpur University, being promoted to professor in 1960. … Read More


1962 - 1968 4 More Events
1969 37 Years Old When in 1969 he was invited to speak at the Second World Hindu Conference, despite the misgivings of some Hindu leaders, he used the occasion to raise controversy again, claiming that "any religion which considers life meaningless and full of misery, and teaches the hatred of life, is not a true religion. … Read More
At a public meditation event in spring 1970, Osho presented his Dynamic Meditation method for the first time. … Read More
1971 39 Years Old In 1971, he adopted the title "Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh". … Read More


1974 42 Years Old 1 More Event
The humid climate of Bombay proved detrimental to Osho's health: he developed diabetes, asthma and numerous allergies. In 1974, on the 21st anniversary of his experience in Jabalpur, he moved to a property in Koregaon Park, Poona, purchased with the help of Ma Yoga Mukta (Catherine Venizelos), a Greek shipping heiress.
1980 48 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Conflicts with various Indian religious leaders aggravated the situation—by 1980 the ashram had become so controversial that Indira Gandhi, despite a previous association between Osho and the Indian Congress Party dating back to the sixties, was unwilling to intercede for it after her return to power.
By 1981, Osho's ashram hosted 30,000 visitors per year. … Read More


In March 1984, Sheela announced that Osho had predicted the death of two-thirds of humanity from AIDS. … Read More
…  The Oregon commune collapsed in 1985 when Osho revealed that the commune leadership had committed a number of serious crimes, including a bioterror attack (food contamination) on the citizens of The Dalles. … Read More
1986 54 Years Old Refuelling in Gander and in Madrid, Osho returned to Bombay, India, on 30 July 1986.
1987 55 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 1987, Osho returned to the ashram in Poona, where he held evening discourses each day, except when interrupted by intermittent ill health. … Read More
1988 56 Years Old From early 1988, Osho's discourses focused exclusively on Zen.
1989 57 Years Old 1 More Event
In late December, he said he no longer wished to be referred to as "Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh", and in February 1989 took the name "Osho Rajneesh", shortened to "Osho" in September. … Read More
Osho died on 19 January 1990, aged 58, reportedly of heart failure. … Read More
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