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
Together with his wife Mary Anne Poor, Soan, Osho runs the Dharma House in Miami. They guide daily meditations and recitations. He leads monthly retreats. Every year Jiun roshi visits Miami to guide a sesshin. Regularly the sangha members meet informally at Soan and Mary Anne's house.

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