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Subhash Ghai releases book on occasion of 86th birthday of Osho

Launch of Rashid Maxwell's book about Ma Yoga Laxmi in Delhi. Published in United News of India, December 12, 2017.

When Indira sought Osho secretary’s help to persuade Rajiv Gandhi to enter politics

Article about Laxmi being asked by Indira Gandhi to help persuade Rajiv Gandhi to enter politics. Published in Economic Times, India, on December 10, 2017.

‘A journey of the heart’

On Osho’s birthday today, we bring you an excerpt from a new book by Rashid Maxwell that portrays the life and times of his once-favoured disciple. Published in Speaking Tree, [...]

Excerpts: The Woman Behind ‘Godman’ Osho – His Secretary, Laxmi

Introducing the new book, The Only Life: Osho, Laxmi and a Journey of the Heart by Rashid Maxwell, Urmi Bhattacheryya also includes a few excerpts. Published in 'The Quint', [...]

Book Launch : Osho World Foundation presents ‘The Only Life – Osho, Laxmi and a Journey of the Heart’

Venue : Osho Dham, 44, Jhatikra Road, Pandwala Khurd, Near Najafgarh, New Delhi - at 3pm on 11th December 2017. Published in Delhi Events on December 8, 2017.

Osho: Can the name of an India-born spiritual guru become a European trademark?

‘OSHO’ brand ruling in a European court has split the worldwide followers of the India-born spiritual guru once again, writes Abhay Vaidya in the Hindustan Times, on December [...]

Art, consciousness and catharsis

Osho reminds us to acknowledge that each child is different, writes Keerti in the Asian Age on November 15, 2017.

Making music for Osho

Slide guitarist Amano Manish's score for the film, Rebellious Flower, earned the Alex North Award for Best Original Score at the Tenerife International Film Music Festival. Article [...]

Ek Onkar Satnam

The mantra that Guru Nanak gave to the world explains to seekers that God is not separate from His creation. He is totally absorbed and immersed in the one He has created, writes [...]

Ignite the spark

Once a seeker’s inner world is illuminated, he is bound to radiate light and spread it around, writes Pratiksha Apurv in Speaking Tree, India, on October 14, 2017.

Enlightenment – The Only Revolution

Osho has given over 200 discourses on Bhagwad Gita, and a large number of people have been reading and relishing them, writes Chaitanya Keerti in The Asian Age, on October 31, [...]

The age of meditation and enlightenment

Osho concludes: Meditation changes your life pattern completely, writes Keerti in the Deccan Chronicle on October 17, 2017.

‘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 [...]

‘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 [...]

We all are different

"Osho points out that the educator, from kindergarten to university, is in the service of the vested interests, is in the service of the establishment," writes Keerti in the Asian [...]

Too scared to let go?

Overcome your fears, let go and see yourself blossom and grow, writes Pratiksha Apurv in Speaking Tree, India.

Rockstar gone wrong: Rajneesh was a godman for all those who were too human

Pritish Nandy delivers "A shining image of a rockstar gone all wrong." Published in India Today Magazine on September 15, 2017, including some comments.

When we talk of art we need to talk of love

Rashid's recent watercolours from the series Paramananda shown on The Awakened Eye. Published on September 3, 2017. Text by Rashid with an introduction by Miriam Louisa Simons.

From loneliness to aloneness

Loneliness, one of the latest lifestyle trends is increasingly becoming a regular phenomenon; Naina explores the issue. Published in Daily Excelsior (Jammu and Kashmir), India, on [...]

Spiritual life of Bollywood celebs

Ashmeet Kaur writes about b-town celebrities. Published on inUth.com, India, on August 10, 2017 (excerpt).

I am a follower of Osho

Actor Kiran Dubey is in the love with the city and never misses a chance to visit, writes Anjali Shetty in the Hindustan Times, Pune, on September 11, 2017.

Joy of being ordinary

The word 'sadguru' means the true guru, explains Keerti in the Deccan Chronicle. Published on August 29, 2017.

The Mystic India

The Western young generation is ever happy to come to India and nourish their soul, writes Keerti in the Deccan Chronicle, published on August 16, 2017.

Democracy Becomes Mobocracy. The Answer: Meritocracy – Osho

Democracy has become mobocracy, claims Osho, the enlightened mystic. As India celebrates the 70th anniversary of Independence on 15 August, it is a tantalizing issue worth [...]

Mind and meditation

Recently, during my flight to Washington DC, I checked the in-flight entertainment menu, writes Keerti in the Deccan Chronicle on August 3, 2017.

Nothing, but Supreme Being

Human existence is illusionary in nature; the sooner we realise this, the better, writes Pratiksha Apurv in Speaking Tree, India, on July 23, 2017.

Osho: A man for all seasons

Having grown up with Rajneesh (Osho) in our student days and as a family friend, I am often asked what his teachings were! I don't think that even Osho could have given a straight [...]

The world is happy if you’re happy

The world is in great misery, writes Keerti in the Deccan Chronicle, India, on July 21, 2017.

Osho full moon celebration in Pune on July 9

The event will be held at Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad Memorial Hall in Koregaon Park, Pune. Published in the Hindustan Times.

Zazen – the art of just being

The practitioners of Osho’s meditations have been experimenting with these methods in all sorts of life situations, and places, writes Keerti in the Deccan Chronicle on July 4, [...]

Lit by laughter

Osho makes a distinction between ordinary laughter and laughter that can aid our spiritual practice, writes Swati Chopra in the Asian Age on June 29, 2017.

Desperate for serenity?

Check into one of India’s 5 best ashrams, writes Vasudha Rai in Vogue India on June 20, 2017.

Jump into the abyss

A quiet mind enables meditation, paving the way for yoga, writes Pratiksha Apurv in Speaking Tree, India, on June 18, 2017.

The way of natural yoga

The modern medicine, to cure diseases, also produces some strange side-effects of its own, states Keerti in The Asian Age, India, on June 20, 2017.

The Tantra way of life

Both in the East and the West, people have been misguided about Tantra, says Keerti in the Deccan Chronicle; published June 8, 2017.

Ego – The wall within us

Love is the way of enlightenment and ego is the way of politics leading to insensitive violence, writes Keerti in the Deccan Chronicle on May 26, 2017.

Why “positive thinking” won’t help you out

When asked what he thinks of the “positive thinking” movement, Osho believes that it’s doing more harm than good. Why? Because it means we’re denying reality and being [...]

Life is a play!

One needs to move from this misery to the mystery of life that surrounds us every moment, declares Keerti. Published in the Deccan Chronicle on May 9, 2017.

Zen is the purest form of meditation

The Zen masters are unique and they enjoy all kinds of games, even those which we normally think are mundane, writes Keerti in the 'Deccan Chronicle'; published on April 24, 2017.

Gorakh – scientist of the inner world

Many readers have been wondering which are Osho’s most favourite mystics, writes Keerti in the 'Deccan Chronicle' on April 10, 2017.

The Grand Witness

Pratiksha Apurv describes Osho’s favourite form of meditation from the 112 forms known, and says that it can transport you to bliss. Published in 'Speaking Tree', India, on April [...]

To love – breathe in, breathe out

A person full of love will breathe differently than a person full of fear, writes Keerti in The Asian Age on March 14, 2017.

Fremantle’s Orange Sannyas Period Revisited

A fascinating exhibition focusing on the history of Fremantle’s Orange People is currently running at the Fremantle Arts Centre, writes Elodie Bouttier in ECU Daily, Australia, [...]

Orange-tinted world of free love

In the late 70s a new religious movement made its way around the world and landed in Fremantle, writes Annelies Gartner on March 29, 2017 in The West Australian.

Can happiness be defined?

Osho says, whatever is appealing to you makes you happy, whatever doesn’t appeal to you makes you unhappy, writes Sadhana in the Deccan Chronicle on April 5, 2017.

Laughter, the real mantra of life

Indians complain: "A sannyasin has to be a serious person, almost dead, a corpse." Keerti in 'The Asian Age' on March 27, 2017.

When the Rajneeshee sex cult turned Fremantle orange

'Orange: Sannyas in Fremantle', is an upcoming exhibition in Fremantle, Western Australia. It will be shown at the Fremantle Arts Centre from April 1 to May 21, 2017. Brendan [...]

Finding our life’s compass

We should follow our heart and love our life as a precious gift of God, not to be wasted for superficial and imaginary goals, writes Keerti in The Asian Age on February 17, 2017.

Drop that frame!

Religions have created frames to help you look for the Divine, but they act like blinkers, preventing you from looking at the larger picture, writes Pratiksha Apurv in this [...]

Mystic Mantra: In search of a new woman

"Man and woman attract each other; this mutual attraction stems from their desire to be united and one," writes Sadhana in Asian Age on March 8, 2017