Archive for Remembering Here&Now

The March Event that shook up London in 1981

Kul Bhushan writes about the time when sannyasins took over the London Hotel Café Royal on Regent Street for a weekend of song and dance, meditations and exhibitions.

A Sannyasin’s point of view

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 [...]

“Just stay right with it!”

From Chinmaya's diary entries (1989) about playing for Osho in Pune. (Part 2 of 2)

Freedom and Responsibility

From Savita's book 'Dinner with Osho': a story told by Shobhana about learning to appreciate what is beautiful in life.

Music Group in the bunker

Part three of 'In the West': Shivananda makes the best out his compulsory three weeks in the Swiss military service.

In the Swiss Army

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.

Playing the sarod for Osho

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 [...]

Flight of Fancy

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'.

“Go there and make money…”

Part one of Shivananda's next selection of short stories, 'In the West': here he talks about returning to Switzerland to find a job as Osho had told him to do.

Yesterday, I was almost ready to leave

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 [...]

Blissful experiments in the Samadhi tank

In chapter 31 (Samadhi Tank) of ‘Blessed Moments with Osho’, Laherubhai writes about his experiments in the flotation tank and includes an excerpt from a discourse where Osho [...]

In the flow and in the fire

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.

It is his eyes that fascinate me from the first moment

Excerpt from 'The Cosmic Madhouse'. It is 1977; Jörg Andrees Elten and Jay Ullal from 'Stern' magazine arrived in Poona the day before and met with Arup in the ashram. She invited [...]

Even death is preferable to losing one’s soul

Ageh Bharti recalls the time when he was suspended from work as a Locomotive Pilot with Indian Railways, facing charges for causing a derailment.

An Experiment to Provoke God

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 [...]

Osho’s acceptance includes even disease

During the Mt. Abu meditation camp in September 1971, Ageh Bharti asked Osho about his health since he had moved to Mumbai.

Miraculous Tarot

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 [...]

The Open Door of Bewilderment

An excerpt from Steve Small's book, 'Mind the Gap'; impressions of his arrival in India and Poona and doing the Enlightenment Intensive.

Turning point

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."

Sannyas is a love affair

Short video excerpt from an interview given by Ma Yoga Laxmi to an INT office man in the seventies in Pune.

I found this place, I found this place…

Excerpt from Siddartha's book, Longing for the Impossible - Autobiography of a Rebel-Yogi.

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'.

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.

“Gotcha!”

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

Osho, 1975

A rare video filmed at the end of 1975 in Pune by Robert Hillmann, aka Prem Samvada.

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.

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'.

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 [...]

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.

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.