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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Decisions

To be or not to be, to act or not to act, to re-act or not to re-act; those are questions for all of us. Marc delves into the topic of decision-making.

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 [...]

Be a light unto ourselves

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

The Emotional Center in Human Design

Shantamo explains the significance of the Emotional Center, be it Defined, Undefined or Open. He also talks about decision-making according to Emotional Authority, as an individual [...]

The ripple effect

Bhagawati questions the effects of popular prayer, chants and well-wishing: "These so-called prayers are all mantras that won’t make anybody wake up but put everybody to sleep [...]

Let’s Roundup those GMOs!

The hazards of the chemical glyphosate for all living entities and the sinister role Monsanto has been playing in a macabre death waltz is illuminated by Surendra’s in-depth [...]

On my own: exploring loneliness and aloneness

Article by Rafia Morgan; "We often use spiritual practice and beliefs to avoid dealing with our painful feelings, our unresolved wounds, and our personal needs."

A source of energy

As essay by Iam Saums; "Energy is not produced from what we do, it is created by who we are. Energy is our soul's currency."

Eternal song – played on a bana

Atul visits Madhya Pradesh, to meet Gond tribal artists and an elusive bana player.

Remembering connection

Participating in a kirtan event in Australia before leaving for India, Shazar experiences the place of joy and bliss and interconnectedness: "I come home to myself."

Svagito talks about Family Constellation

In this video, Svagito answers various questions on this popular and effective therapy tool he has been working with and teaching for many years.

Rajneeshpuram in black and white

Nandan recently discovered photos that were taken in Rajneeshpuram, Oregon, USA, mostly during the first years of the commune.

The 5 most common obstacles when starting Osho Dynamic Meditation

A few helpful tips from Swaram who has been teaching the meditation in London for quite a few years.

Flying Clothes

A romantic event - with an insight - in Madhuri's life.

Immersive Travel – Stepping into the Stream

Navyo's insights gained about himself while housesitting and couchsurfing across Europe.

Conversing with a departed king

Excerpt from Anand Arun’s recently published book, ‘In Wonder with Osho’; 'meeting' King Mahendra and King Birendra of Nepal.

The Castle

Excerpt from Deva Abhiyana's just released book, 'The Long Reach of the Dharma', Chapter 44.

What I have learned about ‘problems’

Anando writes about two Osho insights about ‘problems’ that changed her life.

Hinkley Point: a nuclear mystery

Further to his article on the impact of the Fukushima disaster, Surendra addresses the ongoing dramatic concerns about the global nuclear industry which are widely being kept mum [...]

Type casting to perfection? Emma Watson and Hermione Granger share the same personality type

One, the Perfectionist, explained through a famous book character and an equally famous actress who played the part.

I love you, honey! How the Number Two creates those special personal connections

In this case study, Subhuti illustrates the strategy of Enneagram Number Two ('The Giver') with singer-songwriter Dolly Parton.

We’re all spiritual brothers and sisters helping each other grow

An excerpt from the book by Dhyan Shaida (aka Catherine Auman), 'Tantric Dating'.

The silent explosion

Arun speaks about an incident with the police in Kathmandu, upon being arrested because he sold Osho's books. Excerpt from his new book, 'In Wonder with Osho'.

When did I tell you?

Anything related to Osho is always special, writes Ageh Bharti. However, today I would like to share a very special incidence that happened with Osho. It was narrated by Professor [...]

Joy of sharing

In India, the sharing of food with others is an ancient important concept; yet sharing does not stop there, writes Naina.

The death of a parent

Working full-on as a painter in the Lao Tzu construction crew in Pune 2 to complete the Samadhi, Surendra narrates the circumstances that made him decide to fly to England to be [...]

The swarm! The swarm!

Having taken care of bee hives for many years, Rashid relates his latest adventure with bees on the summer solstice.

Mister Melancholy: Going down and deep with the late, great, Leonard Cohen

Subhuti takes Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen (1934-2016) as an example of an Enneagram Number Four: the Tragic Romantic.

Dance of Nature

A superb nature video by Mahendra taken in the Alps during his many mountain hikes, accompanied by a short essay on the significance mountains have for him and how they are [...]

Rivers no longer considered living entities

In an unexpected turn of events, India's Supreme Court has ruled that the Ganges and Yamuna rivers are not 'living entities', revoking a recent decision by a High Court in [...]

Learning French

Shaida writes on the inability to speak the language of feelings if this has not been learned in the context of the family. "Not learning the language of feelings can lead to [...]

Om Mane Padme Hum

A call from heaven – that’s Tibet to me, writes Urvashi after her recent journey together with Anuragi to the top of the world. (You can view the three slideshows of photos [...]

The saga of Prince William and Kate Middleton

Continuing with the Enneagram of Famous Figures, Subhuti explains numbers Nine and Seven taking more British Royals as examples.

Wait!

Ageh Bharti receives this short answer from Osho.

Those were the days

Thoughts for a midsummer's day - and a poem - by Priya Huffman; "I’d say we do both, dance to celebrate that we are still here to enjoy yet another midsummer, and prepare for the [...]

The halo – vibrations from the third body

The halo is a universal symbol, having been depicted in various art forms for millenia. Marc has a look at the history and what Osho says about it.

Smooth Operators: Macron and Trudeau show how Threes succeed

Subhuti takes Canadian and French heads of State as examples for Enneagram Numbers Three.

Climate change – not for the first time

Climate change has become a huge catchphrase. Concerned individuals and environmental groups, politicians, big businesses and the often anonymous ‘stakeholders’ have joined the [...]

Your Guru is a Baul

An excerpt from Arun’s upcoming book 'In Wonder with Osho'. "My friend was surprised when I was allowed to sit next to the man, because he almost never allowed anybody to come [...]

A visit with the dead

During his travels in Eastern Europe, Subhuti visits the cave of the mummified saints in Kiev-Pechersk Lavra Monastery, Ukraine.

A great teacher

From Suha's series 'Beware: Slippery.... Sacred Ground - Small flashes of real life'; "I realised that if everything can be transformed and it depends on me, life becomes [...]

The enlightened mystic: Osho

An excerpt from the recently published book, 'Spectrum of Mindfulness' by Satya Vedant.

“Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose…”

Pravasi's vivid impressions of life in jail, going through the dark night of the soul, until he started a healthy routine of yoga, silent meditation, reading and writing. "Once you [...]

UFOs

A brief look at their well-documented history and the ongoing denial by most governments that they exists; by Bhagawati.

LSD and Meditation: The Turning Point

Subhuti talks about his experience with LSD, and its limitations, and reminisces about Pravasi who died a few days ago.