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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. [...]

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.

Huffing and puffing after happiness

Kul Bhushan looks at the elusive search for happiness.

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'.

Super Blood Moon eclipse on July 27, 2018

In addition to the unique sighting of a much larger looking Mars that has been building up this month and will be in opposition to the Sun on July 27th, the Blood Moon and the [...]

Mr. Singh’s Adventure

A delightful true story by Shastro, January 1996.

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 [...]

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.

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 [...]

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 [...]

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.

This is my Kevin!

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

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 Multiversity 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, aka Prem Samvada.

The power of mindful sex

Satya Puja aka Diana 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.