Bhikkhu Schober, co-founder of New Earth Records, is a vegan, organic food addict, pacifist, and meditator. Since the 1970’s when he participated in one of the first health food stores in Amsterdam, he has been involved in anything green and sustainable. Baby Boomer, Beatles, Student revolutions, new lifestyles. Bhikkhu left Germany for Amsterdam and greener pastures (aka India) in the ’70s. He took the magic bus from Amsterdam through Iran, Afghanistan to Kathmandu and Goa twice and spent 10 years in India meditating and sharing quality time with friends at the Osho ashram in Pune (now Osho International Meditation Resort). Additionally, he created the films ‘The Rising Moon’ and ‘Socrates Poisoned Again’ and in 1990 co-started New Earth Records (originally Tao Music) from Munich. In 1995 the headquarters was located in Boulder, CO, then moved to in 2000 to Santa Fe, NM, and then back to Boulder, CO again in 2013.
ADDICTIONS: Decaf Soy Bhakti Chai from Logan’s in North Boulder, CO
FAVORITE PERSON: Osho (who helped Bhikkhu to make sense out of himself)
FAVORITE FOOD: Masala Dosa from Annapurna, Santa Fe, NM
FAVORITE MOVIE: 2001 Space Odyssey
FAVORITE BOOK: Let My People Go Surfing by Yvon Chouinard (of Patagonia)
FAVORITE HOBBY: Spending time with my beloved (aka Waduda)
FAVORITE NEW EARTH CD: Always the latest!
VISION: The future is Now
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WHY AM I HERE: That is still a mystery to me too.
Life is a mystery which cannot be solved.” -Osho
Despite near-universal consensus among scientists that we are on the brink of an environmental collapse, our society lacks the will to take action. We’re collectively paralyzed by apathy, inertia or lack of imagination.” -Yvon Chouinard