Archive for Remembering Here&Now

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.

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.

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A series of unpublished photos taken during Osho's early travels, from Satish's precious photo album.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.

Osho can’t give promises

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

Osho loves to go fast

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

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.

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 [...]

Sex, Religion and Life

Laherubhai writes about Osho's controversial discourses in Mumbai. “It happened that Osho managed to get work done through me for which I had no knowledge, experience or skill. [...]

Osho’s first visit to Ludhiana

Ageh Bharti remembers Osho giving several public talks and private interviews, among them a meeting with acclaimed poet Bachchan who also made a prophecy about Osho's destiny.

A Heart Person?

Subhuti remembers when, on his first day, he walked into the ashram main office and 'met' Laxmi.

Remembering Laxmi

Several friends share moments with Laxmi.

“Take sannyas,” Laxmi said

Fatima recalls her meetings with Laxmi who nudged her to take sannyas and later, to help write a book about her.

Osho visits a bistro

An excerpt from Chapter 2, Life Awakening Center (Jivan Jagruti Kendra) of Laherubhai's book 'Blessed Moments with Osho'.

Only the one who dissolves, will gain!

In chapter 1 of ‘Blessed Moments with Osho’, Laherubhai writes about seeing and hearing Osho for the first time at Cross Maidan, Mumbai.

An Invitation to Surrender

Second excerpt from Deva Abhiyana's just released book, 'The Long Reach of the Dharma', Chapter 25.

Osho’s roar

Ageh Bharti remembers a public talk Osho gave at a meeting of all religions in Jabalpur in the late sixties.

Rajneeshpuram in black and white

Nandan recently discovered photos that were taken in Rajneeshpuram, Oregon, USA, mostly during the first years of the commune.

Conversing with a departed king

Excerpt from Anand Arun’s recently published book, ‘In Wonder with Osho’; 'meeting' King Mahendra and King Birendra of Nepal.

The Castle

Excerpt from Deva Abhiyana's just released book, 'The Long Reach of the Dharma', Chapter 44.

The silent explosion

Arun speaks about an incident with the police in Kathmandu, upon being arrested because he sold Osho's books. Excerpt from his new book, 'In Wonder with Osho'.

When did I tell you?

Anything related to Osho is always special, writes Ageh Bharti. However, today I would like to share a very special incidence that happened with Osho. It was narrated by Professor [...]

The death of a parent

Working full-on as a painter in the Lao Tzu construction crew in Pune 2 to complete the Samadhi, Surendra narrates the circumstances that made him decide to fly to England to be [...]


Ageh Bharti receives this short answer from Osho.

Your Guru is a Baul

An excerpt from Arun’s upcoming book 'In Wonder with Osho'. "My friend was surprised when I was allowed to sit next to the man, because he almost never allowed anybody to come [...]

Interlude in Kathmandu

Excerpt from the book, 'When A Real Lion Meets A Real Master' by Swatantra Sarjano, who recalls taking photographs of Osho in Kathmandu, at the beginning of Osho's world tour.

Criminal turns into an upright man after meeting Osho

Ageh Bharti recalls meeting Advocate Heera Singh Chauhan in the late sixties, who tells him about meeting Osho who visited Jabalpur prison while he was incarcerated.

Bubblegumland Vignette

Madhuri remembers the jobs she found after leaving Rajneespuram, among others impersonating Madonna.

A darshan diary is a pageant, a festival

Deva Ashoka wrote the introduction to the darshan diary 'The Open Door'. He elaborates on the two Bhagwans he perceives, the one who speaks in discourse and the other, in darshan.

The day I discovered what surrender really means

Bhagawati recalls a particular day in her life as an ashramite in Pune.

Darshan with the Divine Mother

Dayanand recalls his experience with Anandamayi Ma in the seventies during the Kumbh Mela in Haridwar, India.

Happiness is not available wholesale

Ageh Bharti asks a personal question while waiting for Osho's train to arrive - an Aha moment ensued.

Not everybody is as courageous as Satyananda

As a tribute for Satyananda, a few excerpts from Punya’s book On the Edge related to him.

No bananas – An act of plagiarism

Two short excerpts from Gail Tredwell's memoir, Holy Hell.

A true copy of a character certificate

Ageh Bharti remembers Kranti telling a story involving Prof. S. K. Saxena.

I Knew It!

Ageh Bharti recalls a time when he tried to sell Osho's books to make him even more widely known.

Memories from Pune

A video made by the late Ananda Siddhartha (Oshostadt) ca. 1978/1979 in Pune. Music by Prem Joshua.

Beloved Deeksha

Ragini recalls relating with Deeksha during the time she worked in Vrindavan kitchen during Pune 1 times.

Osho Ko Hsuan – or Ko Hsuan

In part 5 of 5 Surendra looks at the adults' roles at Osho Ko Hsuan and the conflict if the school ought to remain an organisation under the name of Osho or, if adults didn't want [...]

The Man Who Changed the World

Excerpt from Deva Peter's upcoming book, '93 Rolls-Royces'.

Osho Ko Hsuan – The Art of Living

In part 4 of 5, Surendra recollects the interaction between adults/teachers and kids and the importance of the kids' individuation.

Osho Ko Hsuan – Sexuality

In part 3 of 5, Surendra writes about how sex and sexuality was approached at Osho Ko Hsuan school.

The Cosmic Joke

Exploding laughter, a freeing experience, a divine comedy. Excerpted from Margot’s upcoming book ‘Sex, Love and Awakening’.

The Power of Orange

Teertha first saw Osho when he gave a discourse in Bombay, in 1967; after a meditation camp he takes sannyas and is confronted with his wife's reluctance to accept his wearing [...]

Osho Ko Hsuan – Learning our Lessons

Part 2 of 5: Surendra writes about how the school was run, how children participated and the task to prepare the kids for life in the world.


Neehar remembers a unique message from Osho in the late seventies.

Osho Ko Hsuan – An Adventure in Education

In Part 1 of 5, Surendra recalls the captivating years at Osho Ko Hsuan School in Devon, England.

The Fierce Sweetness of Kali

Excerpt from chapter 11 of Avikal's new book, 'When the Ocean Dissolves into the Drop: Osho, Love, Truth and me'.

Suddenly Everything Was One

Excerpt about the Centering Group in Pune from the book by Swatantra Sarjano 'When A Real Lion Meets a Real Master'.