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

  • Intensive Leader training
    Nov 03 (19:30) - Nov 24 (21:00)
    Includes Working with People with Veeresh, the AUM leader training with Chandrika and Prem Jan, and the Humaniversity Flushing Leader training with Geetanand.
  • Working with People
    Nov 07 (19:30) - Nov 15 (15:00)
    Veeresh is working with people for over 44 years. His innovative and compassionate style has changed many peoples life into a positive direction. This course is meant for everybody who wants to experience getting involved with people and learn about caring.
  • Mega AUM
    Nov 09 (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.
  • Coming Together
    Dec 21 (9:00) - Jan 01 (15:00)
    Come and join us for a very special Christmas with a difference! The 'Coming Together' workshop is a great opportunity to take a fresh, new look at yourself and to celebrate who you are with friends from all over the world. At this time of year we often feel the urge to take stock of our lives, to drop old habits and make new commitments to ourselves.
  • Winter Solstice
    Dec 21 (12:00 - 23:45)
    The winter solstice is a moment in time when the top of the earth is pointed farthest away from the sun. That night will be the longest night of the year. From then on the daylight hours will increase until summer. We celebrate the return of the light with a 12-hour dance party starting at noon.