The Laughing Swamis: Australian Sannyasin Disciples of Swami Satyananda Saraswati and Osho Rajneesh
In 1895 Swami Vivekananda of the Ramakrishna Mission initiated two Europeans one a womean into the ancient tradition of sannyasa or world-renuciation. This practice was continued in the first part of the twentieth century by Swami Shivananda of Rishikesh. From the late sixties onwards with the sudden expansion of European awareness of Indian Spirituality, a vast hord of foreign religious heads have spread through India in incomprehensibly large numbers.
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MULTIPLE VOICES ON METHODOLOGY
CLASSICAL INDIAN RENUNCIATE
SATYANANDA AND INNER
OSHO AND NEOSANNYASA
RELIGION AND ASIAN RELIGIONS
BACKGROUNDS TO SANNYASA
THE FULL SANNYASIN DISCIPLES
THE NEW SANNYASA
The Buddha Field
Living at the End of the Eighties as
Involvement in the CounterCulture
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