Episode 44 - Sannyas parenting


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.  

I think you’re going to really enjoy this episode, and as always, send your questions to info@loveosho.com or contact Chinmaya via his website below. Enjoy the show!


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



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