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’.
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.
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.
When Anuragi visited Bipinbhai in Rajkot he also had the chance to meet Anand Christ, better known as Beatles.
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.
Rashid addresses the issue how to go about protecting Osho memorabilia once a sannyasin who had been gifted with a present, leaves their body.
Urmila realizes that she has moved from the head to the heart and is now ready to take sannyas – from Savita’s book ‘Dinner with Osho’.
Another excerpt from Steve Small’s book, ‘Mind the Gap’; his question to Osho is read in discourse, Primal group and lessons taken on from the therapists.
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.
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.
From Savita’s book ‘Dinner with Osho’: a story told by Shobhana about learning to appreciate what is beautiful in life.
Part three of ‘In the West’: Shivananda makes the best out his compulsory three weeks in the Swiss military service.
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.
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 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’.
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.
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.
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 talks about the Samadhi tank.
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.
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 them to go/come for the morning discourse.
Ageh Bharti recalls the time when he was suspended from work as a Locomotive Pilot with Indian Railways, facing charges for causing a derailment.
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.”
During the Mt. Abu meditation camp in September 1971, Ageh Bharti asked Osho about his health since he had moved to Mumbai.
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.
An excerpt from Steve Small’s book, ‘Mind the Gap’; impressions of his arrival in India and Poona and doing the Enlightenment Intensive.
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.”
Short video excerpt from an interview given by Ma Yoga Laxmi to an INT office man in the seventies in Pune.
Punya recalls the events around one of the Master’s Day celebrations in Rajneeshpuram. Excerpted from her book, ‘On the Edge’.
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?”
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.
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.
Two instances where Osho asks about and comments on Laherubhai’s health – excerpts from chapter 22 of Laherubhai’s book ‘Blessed Moments with Osho’.
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.”
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 been particularly interested in knowing it either.”
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 become ‘illegal’.
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.
Devopama’s contribution to the book, Past the Point of No Return, a collection of stories about how sannyasins came to meet Osho.