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Remembering Here&Now

Radha dancing between musicians at Osho's drive-by

A short, but hilarious, excerpt from Radha’s book, Tantra: A Way of Living and Loving – a day at work on the Big Muddy Ranch.

In September 1969 Osho travelled to Kashmir to hold a two-week meditation camp in Pahalgam, Kashmir. Bhagawati collected vignettes from various publications.

Anasuya in Rajneeshpuram, 1984

Anasuya helps build the Hotel at Rajneeshpuram and experiences members of the Share-a-Home Program arrive and leave again – excerpted from her book, ‘All the Colors of the Rising Sun’.

Osho Sannyas Letter

Dayanand – Bliss of Mercy – One who belongs to the ancient wisdom of India – the story of the times Dayanand came to meet Osho – from the book ‘Past the Point of No Return’, compiled by Bhagawati.

In Komalta’s journey to sannyas, she comes, through her profession, into contact with the people from the publications department Naropa, and consequently with Osho’s words.

dancers in Buddha Hall

In this excerpt from Anasuya’s recently published book, ‘All the Colors of the Rising Sun’, the author arrives in Pune, discovers the monsoon showers, Osho’s meditations and rediscovers … dance.

A selection of portrait photos taken by late photographer, Dinubhai M Rawal. His son Bipinbhai remembers events he had heard from his father – as told to Anuragi.

Osho boxes Feat

Rashid addresses the issue how to go about protecting Osho memorabilia once a sannyasin who had been gifted with a present, leaves their body.

Devakrishna at drive-by with Osho

An interview with Devakrishna published in ‘Wild Wild Sheela’ by Roberta Lippi, researcher and presenter of SOLI, the recently released interviews of sannyasin children on storielibere.fm podcasts.

Sea of fog

Part two of chapter ‘In the West’: Shivananda is court-martialled when he shows up for the mandatory annual Swiss army service dressed in orange and wearing the mala.

Chinmaya with sarod, 1989

From Chinmaya’s diary entries (1989) about playing for Osho in Pune. (Part 1 of 2). “Like any tribe, ours shares gossip and news quickly it seems, because out of the blue I find myself invited to take part in all sorts of musical events!”

Shobhana

Shobhana remembers an event while travelling with Osho; excerpted from Savita’s book, ‘Dinner with Osho: Intimate Tales of Two Women on the Path of Meditation’.

Satyananda

Excerpt from ‘The Cosmic Madhouse’; Satyananda has moved into the ashram to write his book and embarks with other sannyasins to Bombay for a media conference to neutralize the negative impressions the photos in the media stirred up, showing naked participants in the Leela and Tantra groups.

An insider’s account of an encounter group, with an unexpected transformation through processes that would appear horrifying when watched from the outside – by Shivananda.

Zorba or Buddha

Chapter 15 of Abhiyana’s book, ‘The Long Reach of the Dharma’: “We were all different, as different as could be, yet inextricably linked together through connection with this one man – a Buddha, a Christ in his own right.”

Prembodhi

In this article he wrote in 2006, Prembodhi remembers the day he arrived in Pune, Osho giving his blessings to a set of Tarot cards, the creation of Intuitive Tarot and ponders over its world-wide development.

Ageh Bharti recalls an experience he told Osho about, to which Osho responded, “It is the highest stage of mind that has happened to you.”

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 and/or exposed to radiation while under arrest for… what?”

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.

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 Osho in Lao Tzu House, Rajneeshpuram, to small groups of sannyasins in 1984/1985.

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 here I move into uncharted territory, by reporting things that were not always my direct experience.”