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Full circle with Shiva

Every time I heard Osho talk on the subject of dreams he seemed dismissive of them on all levels – perhaps it was because of that reason, I only dreamt of him twice to my [...]

A new satyuga – a golden age – is possible

Osho explains the four ages the Indian mystics call 'satyuga', 'treta', 'dwapar', and 'kaliyug', and declares that darkness and unconsciousness can only be broken by people whose [...]

Searching for the Light

On a recent visit to Manhattan, New York, Sudheer captured black and white impression of new buildings.

Podcasts: Devanshu and Vandana

Swaram’s interviews: Devanshu on ancient Tibetan and Taoist practices, and Vandana on meditation and how to deal with alcohol addiction.

The last tree standing

Osho relates a story by Lao Tzu where he says, “If you want to survive in this world be like this tree – absolutely useless."

In Osho’s sewing room

With Gayan we move from Pune to Osho's stopover at Chidvilas - nicknamed ‘The Castle’ - in New Jersey where she starts sewing the robes for him, and then on to Rajneeshpuram.

Shame, guilt or regret are common for most

Excerpt from Prem Vandan's new book, The God That You Are: "A god ... is empathetic and sympathetic. He has a moral sense of right and wrong and he is concerned with human welfare. [...]

Obsessed with Painting

Sunita showcases her oil paintings she made these last three years in her adopted country, Bali.

A man standing on the Suicide Point meets a Sufi mystic

Osho speaks about gratefulness for all that existence is giving: "The mystic said, ... I have been trying to wake you up. Existence has given you such precious things and rather [...]

Wild Wild Rajneeshpuram, a collective responsibility

In this essay, Marc explores responsibility and groupthink in the wake of the events in Rajneeshpuram, shown in the docuseries Wild Wild Country.

All esotericism is nonsense

Osho answers a question about esotericism and says, “Yes! It is an escape from reality into fantasy.”

Huffing and puffing after happiness

Kul Bhushan looks at the elusive search for happiness.

Podcasts: Lani, Miten and Nirvano

Swaram's interviews with: Osho's world ambassador, Lani, musician Miten and Nirvano, the German translator of Osho's books.

The madhouse on the India-Pakistan border

Osho speaks on the meaninglessness of boundaries and nations: "It is a mad world. All boundaries are absolute nonsense. Anything that divides man from man is inhuman, uncivilized, [...]

Almost ninety-nine percent of the future is already there

Osho speaks to a new sannyasin very supportively about hypnosis and declares that once a person is capable of going into the past, he becomes automatically capable of going into [...]

When my eye catches a bird

Excerpt from Anand Ragini's (aka Ragini Michaels) new book, The Jewels Of Here And Now.

Master’s Day in Rajneeshpuram

Punya recalls the events around one of the Master's Day celebrations in Rajneeshpuram. Excerpted from her book, 'On the Edge'.

Living in a supercharger

Niranjano’s stenographic notes and wonderful photos depicting 15 years of commune life in Germany.

The Tantra renaissance: the expression of sex

There are stories that thousands of Tantrikas were murdered by Raja Bhoj, so the genuine Tantrikas who really knew the secrets of Tantra had to go underground to continue their [...]

Nachiketa goes in search for Death

Osho relates the story of a young brahmin who angers his father so much with his questions, that he gives him to Death. Once found, Death confesses: "I have never killed anyone!"

Mr. Singh’s Adventure

A delightful true story by Shastro, January 1996.

What do I really need?

Bhagawati writes about Uma’s unique natural living project in Spain, Zero Unlimited.

Waking Up From the Dream

Chapter 61 of Abhiyana's book, 'The Long Reach of the Dharma': "By Osho leaving, a bloodbath was probably avoided. But at what a cost! Osho was mistreated and possibly poisoned [...]

Wild Wild Journeys of the Heart

The making of the documentary 'Rajneeshpuram, an Experiment to Provoke God', the events that led to it and that followed. Viramo interviewed the filmmaker, actor and stunt [...]

All political revolutions are destructive

Osho answers the question, "Why do revolutions fail?"

Maybe something did happen to me

An excerpt from chapter 5 of Punya's 'On the Edge'. The scene: we are on a rattling bus driving from the Saswad commune down to the Pune ashram to have darshan with Osho.

History is taking a great turn – it is moving on another plane

Osho says, "A real man has no nostalgia at all. He never looks back because it is no longer there."

Thai soccer team’s secret of survival was meditation

Anand Kul Bhushan reports how meditation helped twelve Thai boys and their coach to overcome emotions and fears during their long ordeal of being trapped in a cave.

Can You Really Be Silent?

Swaram writes about the fourth, the silent stage in Osho's Dynamic Meditation, the benefits of silence in our busy world and how silence can be easily reached through this [...]

Love Osho Podcast: Osho News Team

Swaram's podcasts continue: interviews with Bhagawati and (separately) with Punya on Osho's media coverage, his meditations and the music, how they came to Osho and, of course, [...]

The child that only wanted to eat sweets

"If you cannot follow your own advice, what right have you got to give it to somebody else?” states Osho.

Dump the script and step off the stage!

Divakar (Mark Itzler) uses the metaphor of stage and auditorium to clarify why we hesitate not to follow the script (what is expected of us) and the difficulties we get into, once [...]

Intermezzo in Kashmir

Ageh Bharti visited Kashmir from May 23–29, 2018, and had a surprising experience.

Unheard, invisible – widows face plight and poverty worldwide

On the occasion of International Widows' Day, Kul Bhushan reports on the plight of an estimated 258 million widows worldwide (46 million in India alone), who face an uncertain [...]

Living is the real challenge

Osho answers the question, "Beloved Osho, If you depart on the 6th of July *) of any year, are we all going with you?"

At Dimitri’s Restaurant

A poem by Madhuri.

Watching Your Vision & Blown Away

Miten sings two of his devotional songs - recorded on video by Rishi in an old chapel in Peru.

A lion meets a sheep at the stream

Osho states, "Lust for power is the foundation of all wars. If you look at human history... the whole of human history is nothing but a history of wars, man killing man."

OSHO Life and Vision

A contemporary new online information site about Osho, the creative result of a group of sannyasins who were with Osho from the seventies on, most of them working for his [...]

Mild Mild Country – Run! Run!

A promising-looking four-month retreat at the late Swami Satchidananda's Yogaville in Buckingham, Virginia, USA, presented surprising obstacles to Mahika Mahiya.

Mars will appear three times larger by end of July

Stargazers are in for a treat come July! Mars' orbit will be closer to Earth than it has in more than ten years, in what is called a perihelic opposition.

“Gotcha!”

Shahid remembers playing his trumpet for drive-by in Rajneeshpuram and discourse in Pune.

Love Osho Podcast 2

A fortnight ago we introduced Swaram's podcasts. Here are the next three interviews: Sudas on centres, Leela on Osho Mystic Rose and Dwabha on her children's home in Rishikesh.

This is my Kevin!

Shivananda talks about his first trip to Africa and his adventures with his new, intrepid friend.

A man in the cinema

"The watcher is not on the screen, he is sitting in the movie hall. But the problem arises when the watcher becomes identified with something on the movie screen," says Osho.

Celebration in Downtown Manhattan

July 1, 2018: Opening of the new Padma Meditation & Holistic Centre in New York City.

Donna, at Cassie’s Milk Party

An excerpt from Anugyan's latest book 'Quality Time: The Equivocal Return of Lizzie Borden'.

A life of Zen: Ryōkan, the great fool

Surendra's portrait of the inspiring rebel monk who totally abandoned the rigid Zen organisation of his day, interspersed with delightful poems Ryōkan wrote along on his path.

Summer Solstice: In the Air

A poem by Laurie.

Sacred movements – Gurdjieff’s approach

Chandrakala, former Osho Multiversity staff member, highlights her personal experiences with Gurdjieff’s major work to awaken consciousness.