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‘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

Meditation under trees

Trees are the real givers as they are the most spiritually-advanced beings on earth, writes Keerti in the Deccan Chronicle on February 27, 2017.

These pains you feel are messengers

Pain messages travel along the peripheral nervous system until they reach the spinal cord, explains Amrit Sadhana in Asian Age on February 23, 2017.

Stop! Meditate…

We think we are awake, but we continue to live as if we are asleep, states Keerti in the Deccan Chronicle on January 10, 2017.

‘If this is a dodgy hippie love-cult, sign me up!’

Jane Alexander attends 'The Path of Love' retreat and experiences real transformation. Published in the Daily Mail on January 29, 2017.

Around the world in 80 ways…

Candida Baker writes in the online magazine Verandah, Byron Bay, Australia about Dev Lengjel's life and work.

Sound of silence

It’s only when the mind is silent and you are absolutely calm that you can hear the sound of Aum. Editorial by Pratiksha Apurv in Speaking Tree, India, published on January 15, [...]

Osho, My Friend!

S. K. Saksena writes about meeting Osho after many years at the Hotel Oberoi in Kathmandu, Nepal. Published in 'merinews' on June 11, 2008. This article includes a letter to the [...]

In a first, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University to set up Osho Chair on January 22

Report about the upcoming inauguration of the Osho Chair at VNSGU published in The Times of India, January 20, 2017.

Vinod Khanna to Spin Off a Franchise on Osho

Vinod's nephew Akhil Kapur will co-produce it along with Abhishek Kapoor who will also direct ithe movie. Reported by Sanyukta Iyer in the Pune Mirror on January 10, 2017.

Cashless with Osho

S. K. Saksena writes about a trip he made together with Osho to Connaught Place in New Delhi. Published in 'merinews', India, on January 7, 2017.

Laugh and lighten up

proposes Chaitanya Keerti in The Economic Times, India, on January 5, 2017.

What Matters

Published in Wake Up World on December 11, 2016.