Veeresh Denny Yuson-Sanchez
Founder and President
Veeresh is the founder and president of the Osho Humaniversity. He is an innovative therapist and an inspiring teacher whose work has touched many lives. His challenging and creative approach allows people to move beyond self-imposed limits into a fresh understanding and grounded self-confidence.
He works with a multi-national team of therapists at the OSHO Humaniversity and leads workshops here and around the world. He has created many therapeutic processes, including the AUM Meditation and other Social Meditations.
For Veeresh, the greatest human art is friendship. Because of this, he has developed a community and a therapy where friendship is the highest value. He is also a prolific painter and produces the music of Veeresh and the Humaniversity Sound.
Veeresh was born Denny Yuson-Sánchez in New York City in 1938. From the age of 14 to 28, he was a heroin addict. After many unsuccessful treatments, he joined Phoenix House, a new and innovative drug rehabilitation program in 1967. There he overcame his addiction and subsequently trained in addiction therapy. In 1970 he was invited to London to establish and run the first Phoenix House outside the United States. He became a successful therapist and began to lead personal growth workshops for the public.
In 1974, he met Osho in Pune, India. He was deeply touched by Osho’s philosophy, and received the name “Anand Veeresh,” meaning “bliss beyond fear.” The next year he was invited by the Dutch government to direct a training program for addiction therapists in The Hague.
Through his connection to Osho he was inspired to bring his work to more people and train the best therapists in the world. In order to do this, he founded in 1978 what is now known as the OSHO Humaniversity, an independent, residential personal development and training institute on the North Sea coast of the Netherlands.
Veeresh has trained hundreds of therapists and affected thousands of people through his work, always guided by the principle that 'Love is Always the Answer'.
After all these years, I have learned to be the master of my life, of who I am. Never do I want to be the master of someone else. I have discovered the art of how to love and to be loved in return. This makes me complete.