A visit to Yoga Chinmaya in Goa

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Keerti writes, “This is my second visit to Goa within the last two months. It is because Yoga Chinmaya, who has been living earlier in the Himalayas, has now settled here.”

Yoga ChinmayaChinmaya is one of the most adorable sannyasins. Many may already know that he was initiated into Neo-Sannyas by Osho in Manali in 1970, together with the first batch of sannyasins, such as Yoga Laxmi and Dharm Jyoti. At the time he had already been Osho’s secretary for three years, having come to Osho in 1965 when he lived in Jabalpur.

Chinmaya left Pune in October 1990 and has not been in the limelight for many many years as he preferred a life of seclusion and meditation in Bageshwar (Uttarakhand, Himalayas), together with a select group of fellow travellers.

I have always seen him fit and radiant as a real yogi, and soft and serene as a real meditator. Now he is nearing 80, and a year ago he was diagnosed with cancer. For some time he had several treatments and chemotherapy sessions, but very recently he came to a point where he felt that the medical treatment was not proving any good and decided to stop it and live in let-go, surrendering to the divine will.

He took this decision on 5th of April, and the message started spreading like wildfire. Osho’s lovers started arriving in large numbers at Shiroda, a village on the border of Goa where he is living now.

The loving energy of hundreds of Osho’s disciples assembling here is doing him good, and his health is gradually stabilizing and improving. It is really wonderful to sit with him every evening in absolute silence, with gentle live music, followed by Osho’s audio discourse.

This area has become a vibrant energy field filled with Osho’s grace.

Chaitanya KeertiChaitanya Keerti travels around the world to facilitate Osho meditation retreats. He is an editor of Osho World and the author of ‘Osho Fragrance’, ‘The Alchemy of Zen’, ‘Mindfulness: The Master Key’. facebook.com – More articles by the same author on Osho News.

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