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Reviews

Book excerpts, book and music reviews of works by Osho sannyasins

Hariprasad Feat

Rashid visited a concert in New Delhi with Hariprasad Chaurasia at Shankar Lal Hall, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi, on January 11, 2018, and also met him off-stage.

Merely a few weeks after releasing his 44th book, Arjuna (John Hogue) has published the 45th about humanity’s future outlook and Osho’s vision. For the first time in all his published books, he also speaks about himself and his inner journey, writes Bhagawati.

Review by Krishna Jani of Manish Vyas’s recent album: “Everyone who seeks music for their meditation playlist should hear this. “

Tarpan reviews Laherubhai’s book that was self-published in 2016, foreword by Anando: “This book provides not only an important historical record, but also a fascinating story of Laheru’s own journey as a seeker and his experiences with the master.”

Navyo reviews the recently released techno-thriller starring Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega, directed by James Ponsoldt and based on Dave Eggers’ 2013 novel.

Harari

Marc explores two books by Yuval Noah Harari, who came to the conclusion that “Having raised humanity above the beastly level of survival struggles, we will now aim to upgrade humans into gods, and turn Homo sapiens into Homo deus.”

Vandana describes her experience watching the new documentary, ‘Mountain’ shown in concert as a collaboration between the Australian Chamber Orchestra and filmmaker Jennifer Peedom.

In Wonder Feat

“Arun’s long-awaited autobiography is lightning striking the heart with joyous laughter, deepest tears, and an original portrait of Osho as never before seen,” says Prem Geet in her review.

Sneha reviews the recently released documentary about Thich Nhat Hanh and his Plum Village located near Bordeaux in southwest France, the first monastic community founded by him in the West.

Tantric Dating Feat

Kaiyum reviews Catherine Auman’s (aka Dhyan Shaida) latest book and says, “…it shows a refreshing new paradigm in how to approach dating and finding a loving partner.”

Kaiyum reviews this very insightful and inspiring real-life book by Janwillem van de Wetering; “The numerous Zen stories are a delightful reminder of the clarity and simplicity of this approach to enlightenment and spiritual freedom.”

Gyanodaya reviews the 2016 American documentary film directed by Raoul Peck, based on James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript, ‘Remember This House’.

Madhuri reviews a film that came out in January this year; the story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the US space program.

Ghoshen reviews the latest film by Martin Scorsese, with Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver and Liam Neeson as actors.

Chetan Parkyn co-wrote his latest work, The Book of Destinies, with his life partner Carola Eastwood (Nishtha). Shantamo wrote the review, “For a first taste of Human Design as well as to become acquainted with the Life Themes of yourself and others, I highly recommend this book.”

Navyo reviews Thomas Vinterberg’s film: “Refreshing and familiar, it asks us to look at where we compromise in our lives for the sake of security and society, cutting off the genuine joy and life-energy of who we really are.”

Ghoshen reviews Devika’s recently published travel book, “Devika’s style is simple and direct … this gives her story a freshness and immediacy that brings the journey to life for the reader.”

Woman in Bali Feat

Review of Bruna Rotunno’s astounding photo book featuring women in Bali by Bhagawati: “This stunning photo book is homage to the entire female species.”

Prartho reviews Madhuri’s poetic memoir: “In these poems … we are invited guests to an improbable and luscious feast in the Garden of the Master.”

Sarita reviews a book by Allison Armstrong: “Radical, positive transformation of our relationships will certainly happen as we embrace the wisdom contained in these pages….”

A new movie directed by renowned Mira Neir shows a real life family action about a chess prodigy from Uganda’s slums. Kul Bhushan wrote the review.