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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.

Sacred movements – Gurdjieff’s approach

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

Osho, 1975

A rare video filmed at the end of 1975 in Pune by Robert Hillmann.

The power of mindful sex

Satya Puja aka Diane Richardson appears on TEDx in Linz, Austria, giving a warm and captivating talk how sex can bring healing and connection to one's relationship.

7 Benefits of the Jumping stage of Osho Dynamic Meditation

Swaram's observations during Osho's most famous active meditation. He also shares the research he made of its various elements.

Osho: ‘The life and legacy of’

A 22 minute mini-docu on video about Osho by TV host Loran von Liebenstein aka 'Von Lieb' and DJ Lodewyck 'Lo' Berghuys from the Netherlands.

Patterns in the flow

Sarlo writes about a unique discovery in Osho's Hindi books - hidden messages in subtitles that Shailendra helped to find.

The shocking news

In the third and final part, Svagito organises the transport of Meera's body and hears a first report from the police investigation.

A rather special kind of loving

Christo sent us an article by Bernard Levin that appeared in the British 'Times', describing the events that occurred in Buddha Hall on 22nd May 1980, and recounts his memories.

Wedding Weekend Special

Just when you thought that you had escaped the Royals from this news outlet, a take from Subhuti from another angle, that of the Enneagram.

Osho’s surprise visit in hospital

Two instances where Osho asks about and comments on Laherubhai's health - excerpts from chapter 22 of Laherubhai's book 'Blessed Moments with Osho'.

Saying goodbye to Meera

In the first part of Svagito’s recollections, we followed him and Meera on their adventure in South Africa up to the fatal dive. In this part Svagito tells of the many decisions [...]

Meeting Harada Tangen Roshi in Obama, Japan

Srajan recollects his travels and life in Japan during the early seventies, and the impact meeting Harada Tangen Roshi had on his life.

The esoteric tool of a seed word

Nirbija wondered if our shouting “Osho!” is a bridge to the Master. He did some research that resulted in insights he wants to share.

Helping the dying in their transition

Veetman about his experiences while being with the dying, their relatives and friends. This article includes a beautiful meditation which can help to become more aware of [...]

When my life stopped

Svagito on the events that lead to Meera’s leaving her body (Part 1 of 3): "Nothing warned me of any danger. Everything happened suddenly and unexpectedly."

The art of awareness is the most difficult of all arts

Arun speaks about sannyasins and seekers and the importance of a disciplined and balanced life that includes meditation. Excerpt from his recently published book, 'Panchasheel, [...]

Conditioning is like branding

While conducting a funeral service, Nigam realized a very particular conditioning that had eluded him for so many years.

Indian Minister claims internet was invented in India thousands of years ago

The statement caused a public and media uproar, with the minister being mocked and ridiculed. But there is much more to this story, writes Bhagawati.

Which is the note?

From Suha's series 'Beware: Slippery.... Sacred Ground - Small flashes of real life': "Which is the note, the frequency that makes the strings of my soul vibrate, that makes me [...]

Sentences and passages cut from Osho’s discourses

Surendra found some passages in Maneesha's book from the eighties, 'Osho: The Buddha for the Future' that throw more light on the 'edited and missing' parts of discourses given by [...]

Two worlds of health divided by one common body

Kaiyum takes a brief look at two radically different approaches to humanity's physical and mental health on a global scale.

And power corrupts absolutely

Excerpt from Deva Abhiyana's recently released book, 'The Long Reach of the Dharma'. "I needed peace of mind – and 30 years – to understand the lessons of Rajneeshpuram. So [...]

Coping with the media coverage

An excerpt from Punya's book On the Edge recounting the time she was filing press clippings: "Most of my friends had no idea of what was going on in the media and would not have [...]

Lakes, dams and new buildings in a ‘non-existent’ town

On her second visit to Rajneeshpuram, Punya discovers the many changes that were made during her 9-month absence, and wonders how suddenly a city could be disincorporated and [...]

A good opportunity

A short story narrated to Anuragi by Vishnu who, as a 23-year-old, met Osho in October 1972 in Mt. Abu where he took three photographs, published here for the first time.

Billy Graham, chauvinist

Marc looks at Billy Graham's life, purpose and impact he had on former leading statesmen and many other followers - and also quotes what Osho says about him.

Everything is always here

Deeva shares with us the last precious moments with her dying mother, experienced together with her father, beloved Premdas and other family members.

The shift from head to heart

Devopama's contribution to the book, Past the Point of No Return, a collection of stories about how sannyasins came to meet Osho.

Craniosacral Biodynamics – Benefits and Accreditation

In this second part of the interview with Punya, Bhadrena talks about the benefits of this therapy method, about embryology and the advantages her students get thanks to the recent [...]

Riding the storm: Does the sun trigger hurricanes and social uprising?

What do the activities of our sun have to do with the increase in extreme weather, public scandals, mass tragedies and social unrest that we are experiencing? Therese Wade is [...]

Osho in Jalandhar, 1967 – 1968

A series of unpublished photos taken during Osho's early travels, from Satish's precious photo album. They were scanned in by Anuragi for us to share.

Pune, 13 February 2010

Chinmaya remembers the bombing of the German Bakery in Pune, India, a popular meeting point of sannyasins, and his Jhuni Benefit Concert that happened at the same time.

Relationships: why so many problems?

Vasumati explores the causes of our relationship problems and maintains that we can use our relationships as a way to wake up.

Romantic love

An excerpt from the book 'Tantric Dating' by Dhyan Shaida (Catherine Auman): "Romantic love prefers to be unrequited, causing a desire for someone you can’t have so bad you want [...]

When I was a man

Madhuri's adventures while impersonating men to understand and discover their power. She also describes the meditation called Hara Burn. "I enjoyed myself so very much, to feel so [...]

Osho can’t give promises

Ageh Bharti recalls the preparations for Osho's move from Jabalpur to Mumbai, during which Osho spoke about promises.

Intuition and Spontaneity

An excerpt from Meera's posthumously published book, Dancing into the Unknown: Osho Painting and Art Therapy: "If you’re in tune with this present moment, opening to it, [...]

Where are all the aliens?

A question that is being raised again and again is, "Are we the only living things in the universe?" The Fermi Paradox explained in simple terms in this animated video.

Osho loves to go fast

Another excerpt from Deva Peter’s successful book, ’93 Rolls-Royces’.

Dancing to stay together

Anand Maitrey, aka Maadhyam, is Kul Bhushan's 13 year-old grandson. He is all for dancing so a family can bond in bliss.

Oneness

"The sense of oneness has no effect other than a deep and vast knowing of who/what 'I' am. Rather than a physical body, which is merely a necessity for this incarnation and [...]

Craniosacral Biodynamics – How and why does it work?

In this first part of an interview, Bhadrena talks to Punya about her passion and life-work, its history, what happens in a session and what the practitioners are trained to do, [...]

The Golden Charan Kamal

Kul Bhushan recalls the time when a cast of Osho's feet was made, from which twelve metal sculptures were created which were given by Osho to several disciples.

Iceland and its enchanting caves

This island in the North Atlantic Ocean was first inhabited by Nordic and Celtic people in the 9th century CE. It is not well known that it harbours magic caves, writes Bhagawati.

An ocean of light and love

Tantra teacher Radha gives an answer on video to "Can you speak about Osho as an 'ordinary' man?" (with Italian translation). Radha was one of the first mediums for Osho in [...]

Thief of love: the river

From Suha's series 'Beware: Slippery.... Sacred Ground - Small flashes of real life'. "Once I used to ask myself what I wanted and where I wanted to go. ... Then I understood that [...]

Tribes are on the way out

Surendra casts a critical eye at the behaviour, rules and norms of tribes and families and their enslavement of the individual. He states, "The tribe is the collective version of [...]

Sensorial Awakening

Tantra teacher Sarita on the importance of discovering, and letting go into our senses. An introduction to the Tantra Festival, that will be held on Corfu in June 2018.