Bodhisattva Swami Anand Arun is the founder and coordinator of Osho Tapoban – an international commune and forest retreat centre in Nepal. An engineer by profession, he is also a celebrated writer and orator. He has worked as engineering consultant for various international agencies like World Bank, Asian Development Bank, USAID, to name a few. His recent book Lone Seeker, Many Masters has garnered much popularity in a very short period of time. His previous books in Nepali- Santa Darshan, Santa Gatha and Antaryatra – are national bestsellers. He also contributes regularly in The Kathmandu Post, a leading english national daily. He divides his time between nepal and twenty other countries of Europe, North America, Russia and Asia, where he gives discourses and facilitates Osho meditation retreats regularly.
He showed an eager inclination towards spirituality since his schooldays. This pursuit took him to many masters and spiritual leaders of the time, most of which is chronicled in his book Lone Seeker Many Master. On March 29, 1969, when he was still a student of engineering, Swami Arun first met Osho. In the very first glimpse he realised his search for a master had come to an end. In 1974, he took initiation from Osho at Pune. After a few months of staying with his master, he was instructed to open an ashram in Nepal and spread his vision. Today, he has initiated around a hundred thousand seekers from 90 different countries into Osho Neo-Sanyas. He actively mentors and guides six Osho communes and more than seventy-five meditation centres in Nepal, a commune in America and around a hundred and fifty Osho meditation centres in fifty different countries.