Episode 3 - Zen and the art of making Osho’s hats


Today our guest is Veena Schlegel one of the very first Western Osho’s disciples. If you like Osho’s robes and hats, you have to thank Veena because she is the lady who made them with her own hands.

We are going to talk about robes and hats of course but also about the link between Osho and Bodhidharma, which is the subject her latest research. This research led Veena to travel extensively to Japan and China and visit the cave where Bodhidharma sat for 9 years in meditation before founding Zen Buddhism.

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


Here’s what you’ll learn in this episode:


  • Veena’s background

  • Veena's journey from South Africa to India at 16 years old

  • How Veena arrived to Osho in 1971 when Osho was unknown to the West

  • Veena's first meeting with Osho

  • Veena's opening the first Osho meditation centre in London

  • How Veena ended up making Osho's robes and hats

  • Bodhidharma and the genesis of Zen Buddhism

  • The link between Osho and Bodhidharma

  • Veena talks about Osho as a Zen Master

  • Veena's first visit to Bodhidharma's cave, where he sat in meditation for 9 years

  • Veena explains the story behind Osho's expression "10.000 buddhas"

  • Stories from Song Mountain, home of Shaolin Kungfu

  • Veena's books and projects

  • Veena's morning routine

  • Veena's favourite meditation

  • Veena and Osho today




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