Soan Poor osho

Peace Work
Soan Poor, Osho (1939) was a Computer Scientist and Director of a Research Computing Facility at the University of Miami for 25 years. He now is retired. At the moment he is a dance leader in Peaceworks, The Dances of Universal Peace.

Soan, Osho lives together with his wife Mary Anne Bliss Poor in Miami, Florida (USA). They like to work in their yard, where they grow many varieties of tropical fruit trees. They also have a garden devoted to butterflies. Another great love of theirs is sailing on the ocean on their catamaran or trimaran. Soan has two sons and one grandson.

Zen past
Soan, Osho practised Hatha Yoga for ten years before he met Prabhasa Dharma zenji in the 1988. Under her guidance he started Zen meditation.

Zen present
Soan Poor osho, and his wife, zen teacher Mary Ann Jigen Poor, retired in 2017. They participate regularly in the practice at the Snapper Creek Zendo, and continue their volunteer work at Fairchild Gardens, in Miami.

Poetry
Encouraged by Prabhasa Dharma zenji, Soan osho also likes to write poetry. One of his haikus:

Come sit with us
With warm Miami breezes
Doing non-doing