Veeresh Denny Yuson-Sanchez

Founder and President

  • Nationality: Dominican/American/Dutch
  • Born: 1938

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.

Upcoming Workshop with Veeresh

  • Aum Marathon
    Apr 01 (19:30) - Apr 07 (15:00)
    The Aum Marathon is a rollercoaster ride through your being and is one of the most exciting and intense workshops of the Humaniversity. The goal is to change your life and learn to become an emotionally healthy human being. More than 30 years ago, Veeresh was given this group by his spiritual master Osho.
  • The Gathering
    May 23 (12:00) - May 24 (18:00)
    We are an International Training Institure, where you can get an emotional education as well as information. Our way to train new therapists is based on practice and experience. It is also a friendship experience that is at the heart of Humaniversity Therapy.
  • Mega AUM
    May 24 (12:00 - 18:00)
    The AUM meditation is a dynamic journey into your emotional conciousness. It is an excellent method to keep yourself alive, vibrant and open and it is a great opportunity to meet old friends and create new friendships. The program, including disco party afterwards starts at 12:00 and continues until 19:00.
  • Love Spirit
    Jun 05 (19:30) - Jun 08 (15:00)
    * This is a chance to participate in a Master class with Veeresh. It is a unique opportunity to get a full dose of love and bliss. So don't miss! You may think it was the wildest party you've ever had, or you may come to the conclusion it was the deepest therapeutic process possible.
  • WOW
    Jul 17 (15:00) - Aug 17 (6:00)
    This month-long residential intensive has had many names. From Bodhidharma to Googooplex, from Osho's Delight to Melting. This is the spirit of WOW. This group is one of the most intense life experiences you can give to yourself. It will take you to the depths of your being and to the ecstatic heights of your consciousness.
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