Sources of inspiration
In both our lives have been quite similar influences through art, music and literature. We share a love for Goethe and Shakespeare, Bach, Mozart and the Beatles, Van Gogh and Michelangelo, Hildegard von Bingen, Rumi, Hafiz, Hesse, Leunig, Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett ... to name just a few.
Meditation has been the one thing that brought real sense and meaning to our rebellious and enthusiastic search for what's real. We were very fortunate to meet mystics, wisdom teachers and healers in person in this life.
... beyond the churches or dogma.
His love for humans, animals and nature, equally.
Mystic, spiritual master and "Rock 'n Rolling Buddha of the 20th century", author of more than 800 books in over 60 languages. In his commune, in the spectacular experiment of combining East and West, of meditation and psychotherapy, of "Zorba the Buddha", the necessary cathartic work could happen to enable inner, spiritual work to take place.
“You exist in time, but you belong to eternity. You are a penetration of eternity into the world of time. You are deathless, living in a body of death. Your consciousness knows no death, no birth. It is only your body that is born and dies. But you are not aware of your consciousness; you are not conscious of your consciousness. And that is the whole art of meditation: becoming conscious of consciousness itself.”
His influence had a notable impact on Western New Age ideas and the development of psychotherapy. He left the body in 1990.
Adima and Sudeva became disciples of Osho in 1984 and spent the last years of Osho's life in his presence in Pune, India.
Poonjaji, later called Papaji, was born in Gujranwalla in Western Punjab (Pakistan).
During childhood he felt a strong connection to Buddha and Krishna. His thirst for enlightenment took him to the Master Ramana Maharshi who helped him realise the truth.
In the mid 80s Papaji began to share his wisdom and humour with seekers from all over the world who came to see him in Lucknow. Adima met Papaji in person in 1991. Papaji left his body in 1997.
The famous question for seekers of truth "Who am I?" originates with Ramana.
Sudeva and Adima studied and worked in Dheerajäs staff from 1988-1998.
Dheeraj was a radical and compassionate man and a loving friend. More of a visionary than a therapist or teacher, a dedicated explorer of truth and discoverer of inner treasures. His genius and passion made it possible for him to transmit the unimaginably extensive transformation-work of Tibetan Pulsing within just a few years.
He did this in an entertaining yet profound way. Thus, he presented us with this precious jewel of (r)evolutionary work on human consciousness for holistic healing. Dheeraj is a "Tulku", that is the regocnised and confirmed reincarnation of a former awakened Lama in Tibetan Buddhism. He died in Rome in 1998.
His work flowers around the world.
Adima and Sudeva participated in her magical events and trainings for inner growth. With brilliance and accuracy she unveiled the self-betrayal of the mind. Her far-sightedness and warm hearted humour flavoured her presence. She left the body in 1998.
The memory of her is of total support and light hearted joy. Dancing in synchronicity - with gratitude.