Born in 1961. A magnetism that later drew him toward Gurdjieff and Osho developed in him since childhood under definite influences from his father.

Plavan grew up in Ichikawa, Japan in the neighborhood of Hisashi Inoue, a novelist who loved the  special atmosphere that the area around his house seemed to have, and described it as "The place abounds in elements that stimulate the adventurous and rebellious spirit of small boys."

Plavan entered into the Konodai Elementary School like heroes in one of the novels of Hisashi Inoue that depicted a group of schoolboys rebelling against the domination of their mams who turned into good-willing, education-obsessed monsters.

Next to a psychic asylum nearby, famous for its beautiful rose garden, where the above-mentioned story comes to an end, there is a Zen dojo where Plavan regularly attended training in Zazen and sword. The dojo belongs to the lineage of Ryobo-Kai ("a society for leaving behind the both"), a radical group of non-monkish Zen practitioners founded in the early 20th century by illustrious members including radical thinkers, novelists, social activists and master swordsmen, who sought guidance from masters in the Engakuji branch of Rinzai school of Zen, the lineage that Madame de Salzmann came into contact when she visited Japan by the invitation of William Segal.

In his university years, Plavan received definite influences from Prof. Masao Shimura as he attended his lectures on Thomas Pynchon, which focused on various aspects of implications that the Second Law of Thermodynamics (the law of irreversible increase of entropy in time) have on us and the exploration into the question of whether or not there is anything in the universe that may resist this law, which Gurdjieff referred to as "the merciless Heropass" in his book, Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson, which Plavan later on translated into Japanese.

In 1988, Plavan made his first contact with the "official" line of transmission that formed around Madame de Salzmann after the death of Gurdjieff. However, this soon brought him to a series of disillusioning experiences, demonstrating a downward spiral that any movement is likely to fall into unless someone reverses the trend of continuous downfall that inevitably occurs in the authoritarian attempts to preserve the teaching.

Following an advice from a long-time group member in the "official" lineage, Plavan visited the Osho Commune in Pune, India, in 1989, the year before Osho died. There, to his surprise, he came to know that Osho had just proposed the practice of the Movements, which was evidently in downfall in the "official" lineage after the fiasco played around the "Remarkable Men" movie, be revived in the Commune.

In the following years up to 2001, Plavan was actively involved in the practice and demonstration of the Movements at the Osho Commune. During his frequent long stays at the commune, he also experienced a wide variety of methods and approaches in meditative therapy, breath work, bodywork and group work. Along with that, Plavan continued to have contacts, exchanges and collisions with certain authorities and members of the Gurdjietf work community at large.

Since 1997, Plavan has been leading group work programs centered around the practice of the Movements. He has offered programs in Japan, India, France and Turkey. Since 2015, Plavan has been visiting Turkey regularly to lead long-term group work programs with Movements practice with a base in Çıralı near Antalya.


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