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River Rafting on the John Day

… which was then known as Radha River, writes Srajan.

Things I Learned from the Fire

The first article in a series of four on meditations about purification by fire, water, earth, and air by Prem Geet.

The Jurassic Period, a festival for the dinosaurs and for the first birds flying in the skies

Article 27: During the Jurassic Period, the supercontinent Pangea splits apart. The period is a golden age for the large herbivorous dinosaurs. The Jurassic also sees the first birds, including Archaeopteryx.

Tantra: A Tale of Seekers and Sexploitation

The history of a spiritual movement that continually needs to remake itself - by Subhuti

Tantra: Breaking Rules, Setting Boundaries

Temptation and seduction: ­the struggle to keep within the rules as a Tantra instructor. Excerpted from Margot’s upcoming book ‘Sex, Love and Awakening’.

The Triassic Period, new life in-between two major extinctions

Article 26: During the Triassic, the survivors of the Permian extinction spread and recolonize. Coelophysis is an early dinosaur. Near the end of the period, the first mammals evolve.

Stillpower

Prem Geet explores stillpower vs. willpower

The Permian Period, supercontinent Pangea and Earth’s largest mass extinction

Article 25: By the beginning of the Permian, many of the continents of today meet in supercontinent Pangea. The end of the Permian is the largest mass extinction recorded in the history of life on Earth.

Light was Matter and Matter was Light

Karunesh writes about an experience that occurred in Pune, 1978.

Satori and Clowning

Punya interviews Mouji and Ganga about their workshop.

The Carboniferous Period, the building of coal beds and the invention of the egg

Article 24: The Carboniferous Period answers the question "Which came first, the chicken or the egg?" definitely. This period is famous for its vast swamp forests, the primary source of the carbon for the coal beds we are burning

Row, Row Your Boat

Srajan reflects on nursery rhymes in general and one in particular...

The Devonian Period, the age of the fish

Article 23: The Devonian is notable for the rapid diversification in fish. Near the end of this period, a mass extinction event occurs, considered to be the second of the 'big five' mass extinction events of Earth’s history.

Ancient Sites in Iran

Mahendra continues his journey in Iran, this time not as a hiker but as an art lover.

The Silurian Period, the first vascular plants

Article 22: The Silurian sees the healing of the Earth. The warm, stable climate provides for one of the most significant developments: the arrival of the first plants to colonize the land.

By Train from Beijing to Lhasa

A photo-video by Pankaja from her journey by train with two friends from the Chinese capital to Lhasa in Tibet.

The Fez Experience

Srajan writes about the Sacred Music Festival of Fez, Morocco, that takes place every year in May. He had traveled, in 1997, together with Pravina and, as a surprise, met Sadhana and Siddho there as well.

Visiting the Motherland

Bhagawati writes: At times India hauntingly calls to come again and stay for a while...

Satori Process combined with Creative Expression

Ganga talks to Punya about her passion.

The Ordovician Period, the beginning of the colonization of the land

Article 21: Perhaps the most groundbreaking occurrence of the Ordovician is the colonization of the land. The end of the Ordovician is a ‘Snowball Earth’ period, the first mass extinction in the history of our planet.

From Meher Baba to Osho with Love

Purushottama's writes about his taking sannyas in his book 'From Lemurs to Lamas: Confessions of a Bodhisattva'

I Expect More From You

Ageh Bharti remembers a particular incident that happened between Osho and him.

NFL 2016 Super Bowl 50 Halftime: The Chakra War

Super Bowl 50 is an American football game to determine the champion of the National Football League (NFL).

The Cambrian Period, springtime in the history of life on our planet

Article 20: The Cambrian is the springtime for life on our planet. It is the time when most of the major groups of animals first appear in the fossil record.

The Proterozoic Period, cradle of early life

Article 19: Many of the most exciting events during the history of the Earth and of life occur during the Proterozoic. Stable continents first appear as well as the first living organisms.

In Praise of Poetry

Priya Huffman's thoughts on a not-much-talked-about subject.

Surrender – the Disappearing Act

Leela relates how surrender can happen in many ways.

Sound, Silence and the Exploration of Consciousness

Shastro discovers a door from sound to silence and consciousness.

The Archean Period, the era of the bacteria

Article 18: If you were able to travel back, in order to visit the Earth during the Archean, you would likely not recognize it as the same planet we inhabit today.

Osho and Publication Work in Jabalpur

Ageh Bharti recalls Ajit Kumar Jain and his work with publications of Osho's words.

The D, G, A’s of Music and Silence

Milarepa talks about the importance music has had in his life.

Insight and Creativity

Jivan's thoughts about how to become innocent and full of wonder again.

Better off without a doctor?

Grahi wrote this essay as a reminder to keep challenging and questioning the assumptions of most people.

The Hadean Period, the birth pangs of our Planet Earth

Article 17: The name ‘Hadean' comes from Hades, the underworld of the Greek mythology. It refers to the hellish conditions of the Earth during the earliest part of its history.

Playing with Words

Language is a great tool that offers many fascinating possibilities beyond simple daily communication. Here, Kaiyum's playful way with words.

The Secret Superpower of Meditation

Marc Itzler writes about "meditation’s greatest gift."

Singing In Celebration

Sarita emerges as a singer-songwriter.

Big History in 25 Volumes, volumes 17 – 25

Article 16: In volume 17, page 350 - at about 2/3 of the distance between the Big Bang and Now - we come across the birth of our Sun, of our Solar System and of our planet Earth.

What to Do with these Emotions?

Anando reflects on emotions and how to 'deal' with them.

Big History in 25 Volumes, volumes 1 – 16

Article 15: Visit E-bay and buy yourself a 25 volumes Encyclopedia.

Yukrand Magazine

Ageh Bharti remembers certain incidents while working on the publication for one of the early Osho magazines.

Golden Moments

Ageh Bharti sent us a historical photo composite and explains:

Osho – Master of Sexual Health and Wellbeing

Leela looks at early sexual conditioning and the journey to liberation and wellbeing.

Celebrate Life – Celebrate Death

On the occasion of celebrated Indian classical dancer Mrinalini Sarabhai's death, Kul Bhushan reflects on Osho's vision about celebrating death as much as life.

Adventures of an Oldie on the Path of Tantra

Asanga's experience during a Tantra workshop.

The Cosmic Calendar

Part 14: The Cosmic Calendar is a method to visualize the vast history of the universe, in which its 13,8 billion year lifetime is condensed down into a single year.

Meditation is Simple

Marc explains the key attitudes about practicing meditation.

“Stop!” – and then a huge silence…

Ojas is interviewed on video (in English) by Vrienden van Osho in the Netherlands.

The Galactic context of our Solar System

Part 13: The Solar System's location in the Milky Way is a factor of great importance in the evolutionary history of life on Earth. It has given the Earth long periods of stability for life to evolve.