DELHI India -- An artist, a
therapist, and above all, an Osho disciple, Ma Anand Meera -
Meera Hashimoto – unexpectedly left her body in a scuba
diving accident in South Africa on 21 February 2017, writes Swami Anand Kul Bhushan.
Her work, indeed her life, was an expression of Osho’s
vision of creativity.
"Anand Meera (Kasue Hashimoto) was born in Ishikawa,
Japan, in 1947.
She studied, from 1966–1969, at the Musashino Art
University, Tokyo, and from 1970 started visiting European
museums and then settled in Toledo, Spain.
"Until 1972 she studied drawing at the Circulo de Bellas
Artes, Madrid, and Escuela de Arte, Toledo, where she became
a co-founder of the Grupo Tolmo and the Galeria Tolmo.
In 1974 she became a disciple of Osho and started working
also in India and Japan," reported oshonews.com.
In November 1979, Osho told her:
"Very good! I looked into your paintings and pictures –
"You have done a good job.
"Now you also have to create a group of painters here –
just like the theatre group."
So she established, with Geetesh Gibson, the Osho Art
School and began leading Osho Painting School Workshops in
Pune and later, all over the world.
She developed new methods of creative expression and
started her communities in Amsterdam, Sicily and California.
An outstanding art teacher, Meera used Osho’s Dynamic
Meditation technique to unleash the creativity in her
students to enable them to know themselves better.
"Dynamic Meditation frees our mind and our spirit," she
"This way; you connect with yourself and do not need to
copy anything from the outside.
"So you can develop your own creativity, which usually we
do not trust because of social pressure."
How to come back to our original creativity?
Meera advised to become a child again by singing,
dancing, acting, and then play with colour with your hands
or a brush to relax and paint by constantly and simply
allowing the colours to flow with music.
As an accomplished DJ, she used music as a ‘part of the
course’; dancing was a means to help the body (and mind) to
become more fluid so that the colours could flow more
Forever-young and with an incredible, unlimited and vital
energy, she would often get up and dance herself or dance
during art performances.
Her paintings illustrate more than 40 books by Osho in
Her artworks can be found in many museums all over the
world and, of course, in the Osho Meditation Resort, Pune.
Her videos are popular on You Tube and project her zing,
zap and zeal for Osho and her art.
This is amply reflected in her book, ‘Reawakening of
Art: A radical new look at how creativity is born’.
She believed that art is ‘a Great Tool for Personal
"It provides a window through which you can look into the
hidden layers of your own mind.
"It also functions like a mirror: whatever is happening
inside you is reflected on the paper in front of you.