Silence Speaks

Silence Speaks

Praful talks about the creation of a trilogy of music albums. First is 'Silence Speaks', next 'Call of the Beloved' out this month. "What happened during the four days of recording was beyond all expectations and belongs to my most beautiful and joyful experiences in music and friendship..."

Shangri-La

Shangri-La

A two-track digital-only single recently released by Shastro. "We feel that Shangri-La does indeed exist but it can only be found inside, in our own inner shrine..."

The Reiki Concert

The Reiki Concert

Sergio Taza's wonderful piano-playing comes to the fore in this album. A review by Punya.

Breath of Voavah

Breath of Voavah

Madhuri's impressions while listening to Prem Joshua's most recent album.

Indians’ uneasiness with sex

Indians’ uneasiness with sex

Prof. V. Santhakumar tries to fathom the origins of this, for women, very uncomfortable trait of Indian culture, that does not seem to die off even after years of modernisation and growth of the middle classes.

Lack of wisdom among world leaders and governments

Lack of wisdom among world leaders and governments

When looking at the world today, one gets the impression of living on a sick planet, with sick world leaders in an ailing democracy. Peter van Els looks at the situation and larger picture.

The gardeners of Kabul

The gardeners of Kabul

Kabul and Afghanistan have become associated with war and violence for decades. Among all strife, people keenly aware of the importance of trees and plants persevered to maintain parks and gardens. A BBC documentary.

Stunning 30-day time-lapse taken from a cargo ship

Stunning 30-day time-lapse taken from a cargo ship

The vastness of the world's oceans is something not many ponder on. Watching this spectacular time-lapse of a cargo ship's journey over the course of a month will infuse you with just one aspect of the oceanic magnificence of Gaia and the Universe.

The Enneagram Wars

The Enneagram Wars

Subhuti writes in detail on how a method for enlightenment ended up in court. "The Enneagram's deepest value lies within the context of meditation. That is the turning point, at which self-understanding becomes spiritual transformation."

Osho’s Bardo: your travel kit

Osho’s Bardo: your travel kit

Bodhicitta talks to Nirbija about how to invite Osho’s presence, being with dying friends, letting go, trust and relaxation. "The essential point of the Bardo is the insight that everything that happens between birth, death and afterwards is a projection, when parts of our mind are unravelling."

My message is universal

My message is universal

Osho states about his message: "Its universality means that it is the foundational doctrine of existence," and that "truth is absolutely uncompromising."

Mantra is a subtle drug

Mantra is a subtle drug

"If you repeat a certain mantra for a long time, that too creates subtle chemical changes in your being. It is better than drugs, but still, that too is a subtle drug," says Osho.

There is no need of any government

There is no need of any government

Osho answers questions asked by a member of the press in Mumbai after he returned from his world tour. "I am an anarchist. I want to see humanity without being governed by anybody, because each government basically means slavery..."

An Open Letter from Guam to America

An Open Letter from Guam to America

Following the increasing political war speeches on this planet, it is obvious that we, the people, are forgotten in all those grand schemes and threats. Victoria-Lola M. Leon Guerrero, an inhabitant of long-suffering but little-known Guam, writes an open letter, expressing her take on the events. Published in the Boston Review on August 11, 2017.

Bare

Bare

Priya Huffman reads one of her poems from her book 'of Bone and Breath'.

Debussy at Dusk

Debussy at Dusk

A poem by Laurie Kuntz.

They worship money

They worship money

"Indians are so obsessed with money: money seems to be their god. No other country worships money; in India it is worshipped," says Osho.

Diwali – Festival of Lights

Diwali – Festival of Lights

Diwali celebrates the victory of Good over Evil and Light over Darkness. Article by Kul Bhushan.

Dark humour

Dark humour

It appears to be the funniest sign of high intelligence; result of a study published on PsyBlog and SOTT on October 15, 2017.

Are we heading towards a godless society?

Are we heading towards a godless society?

No one believes God exists because it is a 'preposterous' idea, according to Graham Lawton, in 'How to be Human' by the New Scientist. Phoebe Weston in Mail Online, UK, September 29, 2017.

Man is immortal

Man is immortal

"Down the ages man has been searching to find how to conquer death. And in fact there is no need to search, because death is an illusion," says Osho

Not here – Alan’s choices

Not here – Alan’s choices

Phyllis Shacter shares a very personal story about love and courage - and her husband Alan's choice to die with the aid of VSED, voluntary stopping eating and drinking. Recorded at TEDxBellingham.

Gap-land

Gap-land

A seasonal contemplation with a poem by Priya Huffman: "There appears to be a natural ebb and flow between the active and the passive elements that have to be negotiated and respected in every creative project..."

Be a light unto ourselves

Be a light unto ourselves

Why did Osho change the traditional order used for 'The Three Jewels'? Purushottama inquired within.

Three types of listeners

Three types of listeners

"For understanding to come one has to one day unlearn all that one has learnt," states Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

The Lotus Sutra

The Lotus Sutra

"First, recite the sutra; second, understand intellectually; third, give a sign that you have lived it. These are the three stages," says Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

Celebrating Meera’s Legacy

Celebrating Meera’s Legacy

After Meera's death there have been various events worldwide to celebrate and remember her life and work. We asked Svagito, who has been organising many of them, to let us know more.

Trio exhibition, an homage to Meera

Trio exhibition, an homage to Meera

Three Dutch artists; Abhilasha, Pathika and Meera; showed their artwork recently near Amsterdam.

Trees and leaves

Trees and leaves

Nirav's most recent creations exhibited in our online Art Gallery.

Autumn: a time of golden leaves and delicate mushrooms

Autumn: a time of golden leaves and delicate mushrooms

Two photo slide shows by Allan to celebrate the present season.

‘Osho can never be reduced to a brand’

‘Osho can never be reduced to a brand’

“Please note that Osho can never be a brand; he is a Buddha, an awakened one, an enlightened mystic. He belongs to the whole humanity. Nobody or no institution can monopolise his vision,” says Swami Chaitanya Keerti. Published in the Hindustan Times on October 15, 2017.

‘Osho’ brand belongs to Zurich entity, rules European Court

‘Osho’ brand belongs to Zurich entity, rules European Court

The court dismissed the petition by Osho Lotus Commune, Cologne (Germany), against the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) on the trademark case. The Cologne commune had bitterly contested the ownership of the ‘Osho’ trademark by the OIF, Zurich. Abhay Vaidya in Hindustan Times, Pune, on October 13, 2017

Hilarious direct translations and the real meanings

Hilarious direct translations and the real meanings

As in most languages (maybe not Esperanto), also German has idioms which, when translated literally, are totally wacky.

In a small town in rural America

In a small town in rural America

I took down my Rebel flag (which you can’t buy on EBAY any more) and peeled the NRA sticker off my front window.

Leela (aka Waduda)

Leela (aka Waduda)

...left her body on 30th September 2017.

Om (aka Omprakash)

Om (aka Omprakash)

(22.11.1957 - 21.9.17)