A rare video filmed at the end of 1975 in Pune by Robert Hillmann, aka Prem Samvada.
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.
A series of unpublished photos taken during Osho’s early travels, from Satish’s precious photo album.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.
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.
Ageh Bharti recalls the preparations for Osho’s move from Jabalpur to Mumbai, during which Osho spoke about promises.
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.
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 darshans.
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. This was a matter of great fortune for me.”
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.
Fatima recalls her meetings with Laxmi who nudged her to take sannyas and later, to help write a book about her.
An excerpt from Chapter 2, Life Awakening Center (Jivan Jagruti Kendra) of Laherubhai’s book ‘Blessed Moments with Osho’.
In chapter 1 of ‘Blessed Moments with Osho’, Laherubhai writes about seeing and hearing Osho for the first time at Cross Maidan, Mumbai.
Ageh Bharti remembers a public talk Osho gave at a meeting of all religions in Jabalpur in the late sixties.
Nandan recently discovered photos that were taken in Rajneeshpuram, Oregon, USA, mostly during the first years of the commune.
Excerpt from Anand Arun’s recently published book, ‘In Wonder with Osho’; ‘meeting’ King Mahendra and King Birendra of Nepal.
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’.
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 Arvind Kumar, the then Secretary to Osho, at Jabalpur.
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 with his dying mother.
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 close to him…”
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.
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.
Madhuri remembers the jobs she found after leaving Rajneespuram, among others impersonating Madonna.
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.
Dayanand recalls his experience with Anandamayi Ma in the seventies during the Kumbh Mela in Haridwar, India.
Ageh Bharti asks a personal question while waiting for Osho’s train to arrive – an Aha moment ensued.
Ragini recalls relating with Deeksha during the time she worked in Vrindavan kitchen during Pune 1 times.
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 to meditate together, it should be merely called Ko Hsuan.
In part 4 of 5, Surendra recollects the interaction between adults/teachers and kids and the importance of the kids’ individuation.
Exploding laughter, a freeing experience, a divine comedy. Excerpted from Margot’s upcoming book ‘Sex, Love and Awakening’.
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 orange.
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.
Excerpt from chapter 11 of Avikal’s new book, ‘When the Ocean Dissolves into the Drop: Osho, Love, Truth and me’.
Excerpt about the Centering Group in Pune from the book by Swatantra Sarjano ‘When A Real Lion Meets a Real Master’.
The joy of singing and dancing in abundance that stays with us forever! Video of Music Group in Pune, 1979.