A Love Osho podcast with the director of the Osho Research and Archive Center in Portland, Oregon.
Keeping Osho’s spirit alive through physical objects
26 January 2021
Champak was teaching at a school when he saw a 5-part video series on the 25th anniversary of Rajneeshpuram. He became intrigued and realised that the essential information was missing: Who was Osho? And why thousands of people were pulled there? He started his own research by reading and listening to Osho’s discourses, and was deeply touched. He decided to start collecting first editions of Osho’s books and slowly the project took on the form of a research and archive centre. Champak is looking forward to working with academic institutions to catalogue and curate the archive in order to create an Osho exhibit that can be shared with the public in future.
Prem Champak took sannyas in 2012 and is the Director of the Osho Research and Archive Center in Portland, Oregon. He is a historian, archivist, teacher, and spiritual seeker. By collecting physical objects and artifacts, he aims to keep alive the stories of the sannyasins who lived in Rajneeshpuram. He is dedicated to educating the public about the true essence and the spiritual element of Osho, which is too often sensationalised or ignored. oshogalleriaoregon.net
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- To collect and protect – Rashid addresses the issue how to go about protecting Osho memorabilia once a sannyasin who had been gifted with a present, leaves their body (2019)
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