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Book Review: Meditative Art

Editorial by Bhagawati with a review of Pratiksha Apurvs' recently launched book, 'The Mystic and Her Colours. Published' in The Speaking Tree on November 17, 2018.

Being a host or the hostage

Keerti writes about the very unconscious social conditioning, imprisoning all inside its thick walls. Published in The Asian Age on November 13, 2018.

Does God exist?

Let us make God free from all concepts of personality, writes Chaitanya Keerti in The Asian Age. Published on October 29, 2018.

The known, unknown and unknowable

Our mind is a powerful receiver of all kinds of information which becomes memory, writes Chaitanya Keerti in the Deccan Chronicle. Published on October 20, 2018.

Open your heart to Krishna

Man’s ego is such that it does not know how to surrender, writes Chaitanya Keerti in the Deccan Chronicle. Published on September 17, 2018.

Bombay HC no to CBI probe into Osho will

Pune police filed a report to close the court case about the allegations that a will, attributed to Osho, was forged. Published in The Times of India on October 12, 2018.

Deva Premal’s New Album

Meghan Rabbitt of Yoga Journal sat down with the singer to talk about how she got her start as a musician, what singing mantras means to her, and why the new long-form Gayatri [...]

Cosmic vibrancy

We need to experience the energy of existence by opening our inner doors and stepping out, writes Pratiksha Apurv. Published in Speaking Tree on October 8, 2018.

You are the axis, not the wheel

Chaitanya Keerti writes about Zazen, the real art of meditation - the real secret. Published in Asian Age on October 2, 2018.

Trust is an illusion

In reality, total trust towards existence is a door to the eternal. It has no preconditions, writes Pratiksha Apurv. Published in Speaking Tree, July 21, 2018.

Why Pune is happy with its big small-town status

Those of our readers who are seasoned Pune travellers and have been wondering what happened in the city since they last visited - here's an update. Manish Mansinh writes in GQ [...]

Beyond violence

The feeling of being separate makes one violent, writes Chaitanya Keerti. Published in the Deccan Chronicle on September 4, 2018.

I was inspired by Osho’s talks: Zia Nath

Danseuse and performing artist Zia Nath on why she is attracted to ancient art forms, and how Osho influenced her body and mind, reports Anjala Shetty. Published in the Hindustan [...]

Janmashtami 2018: Books on Lord Krishna that you must read

On the occasion of the celebration of Lord Krishna's birth, Abhishek Yadav recommends two must-read books. Published in Latestly on August 30, 2018.

What happened to the Rajneesh after ‘Wild Wild Country’?

Amrito Bhattarai, is a businessman living in Ontario, Canada; he is also a meditation host, offering Dynamic at his home in Brampton. Published on Vice Video on August 14, 2018.

No sight of Osho’s ‘Samadhi’ at Pune Commune

Prachi Bari reports on the recent Monsoon Festival at the Osho International Meditation Resort and that apparently there's no longer any evidence of a Samadhi in the commune. [...]

The good things about Osho that got left out

Filmmaker and author Suzanne Taylor was instrumental in bringing together for a video interview, journalist and CEO of Ideapod Justin Brown and Pennell Rock, a scholar in [...]

Meditation and Precious Silence

Deva Premal and Miten find a feeling of spirituality when playing thousand-year-old mantras and chants, writes Alexander Sorochan on VueWeekly.

Laughter is far more sacred than prayer

Down the centuries religion has been a very serious affair for most of the believers. Being pious or holy became synonymous with seriousness, writes Keerti. Published in Business [...]

Reflecting on Rajneeshpuram Commune Life

In the wake of the Netflix docuseries Wild Wild Country, Shantam Lani, Osho's World Ambassador and former Rajneeshpuram resident speaks to Tracy Alexander on Israel's 'i 24NEWS'. [...]

“Stop this talk,” said my mother-in-law

"But I was 29 and I was in love," says 74 year-old Rashma Bhushan (aka Ma Prem Rashma). Published in eShe, India, July 2018 issue.

Guru – The awakened one

A true guru does not console people to please them. He may even shock them because his purpose is to awaken them, states Keerti in the Deccan Chronicle. Published on July 27, 2018.

Going beyond forecasts

Besides predicting the future, astrology can be used as a tool to guide us towards Self-realisation, writes Pratiksha Apurv. Published in Speaking Tree on May 13, 2018.

Sheela Birnstiel on the documentary series Wild Wild Country

The BBC's Ishleen Kaur went to Switzerland to meet WWC's central character, Sheela. Published on July 20, 2018.

The Tantra renaissance: the expression of sex

There are stories that thousands of Tantrikas were murdered by Raja Bhoj, so the genuine Tantrikas who really knew the secrets of Tantra had to go underground to continue their [...]

Therapeutic meditation: a protective aura

Keerti writes about the increasing suicide rates globally and the obvious need for meditation. Published in Businessworld on July 11, 2018.

A jet speed meditation

Keerti writes about the world's most powerful meditation. Published in the Deccan Chronicle on June 6, 2018.

A lot of control but no heart at commune, says former spokesperson

Michael Gonsalves interviews Swami Chaitanya Keerti with questions about the Osho Commune in Pune. Published in, India, on July 1, 2018.

Keeping Osho’s legacy alive

Financial Chronicle's Michael Gonsalves spent two days inside the secretive Osho Commune in Pune where the godman once stayed to bring a story of devotion, intrigue and a death [...]

Tathata – the way of tathagata

One who lives in that space of tathata (suchness) is called tathagata, which is also one of the names of Buddha, writes Keerti in the Deccan Chronicle. Published on May 28, 2018.

The soundtrack to striking Netflix documentary Wild Wild Country released on vinyl

"Wild Wild Country‘s original score is being released this September," announces Gabriela Helfet on Vinyl Factory Limited, June 28, 2018.

Suicide or sannyas

As a sannyasin, one has to learn the art of meditating and creating distance from the mind that is suicidal, writes Keerti in The Asian Age. Published on June 14, 2018.

Journalist Anke Richter goes inside the cult of Netflix’s Wild Wild Country

Inspired by the docuseries Wild Wild Country, Anke Richter visits Osho International Resort in Pune and writes about her experiences during a week's stay. Published in stuff, New [...]

Ready, set, grow

Investment consultant and advisor Namrata Durgan (aka Prem Namrata) changes women's attitude about money and finances. Published in both the print and online edition of eShe, [...]

The Scot who was the sex guru’s bodyguard

In the wake of Netflix's 'Wild Wild Country' showing, Myles Bonnar and Steven Brocklehurst from BBC Scotland News report on Hugh Milne (aka Shivamurti). This post includes the [...]

Subhash Ghai: Many policymakers of our country read Osho but hide it

Subhash Ghai, in collaboration with Rome-based Navala Productions, is all set to produce a biopic about the controversial Indian guru Osho. Published in The Indian Express on June [...]

Pearls of Wisdom: Joy, Osho, Mother Nature and Roots and Wings

"... I paid a lot of attention to tiny things, and I still do - maybe I pay more attention now than I did before," says Upendra Mishra, quoting Osho and what one can learn from [...]

Meditation is not an instant coffee

People are hard pressed for time, in particular when it comes to devoting space to meditation, writes Keerti in this excerpt. Published in Happy Ho.

A divine artist

On Pratiksha Apurv's painting career. Published in Delhi Diary, May 16-31, 2018.

Pratiksha Apurv: The meditative artist

Pratiksha Apurv’s recent exhibition highlights her journey into mysticism, writes Parul Leekha. Published in The Hindu, March 27, 2018

The Peepal tree therapy

A man who lives a natural and a meditative life may not need any of the therapies available in the modern world, writes Keerti in The Asian Age. Published on May 1, 2018

‘Wild, Wild Country’: How this holocaust survivor became Guru Osho’s right hand

She [Hasya] survived the Holocaust, lived on a kibbutz, helped to produce 'The Godfather', and finally found satisfaction as a follower of the guru Osho. Her role in the hit [...]

Osho inspired my movie scenes, says Subhash Ghai

Movie producer Subhash Ghai gave an interview to Press Trust of India at the Cannes Film Festival 2018 about his new movie project. Published in The Tribune on May 17, 2018.

Cannes 2018: Subhash Ghai presents ‘Osho, Lord of the Full Moon’

A new Osho movie is in the works, declared producer Subhash Gai and director, Lakshen Sucameli. Amrita Tanna reports from the Cannes Film Festival 2018 in BizAsia on May 15, 2018. [...]

Osho in Oregon 1985

Archive documentary on Rajneeshpuram following Osho's and Sheela's arrests. Broadcast originally in October 1985 by KGW 8, the NBC TV affiliate in Portland, Oregon.

Watching ‘Wild, Wild Country’? Then you need to see The Rajneesh Cookbook

Stay away from the salad bar and make some Nachos Zorba, Nut Loaf, or a nice Coconut Salad instead, writes Melissa Locker. Published in Bon Appétit on May 4, 2018.

The other side of Osho

While makers of the Netflix show Wild Wild Country focus on the controversies around Osho, ardent follower Sangita Kathiwada speaks about what they missed. Published in DNA, May [...]

Stunned by Netflix’s jaw-dropping incredible doc ‘Wild Wild Country’

A review in First Showing by Alex Billington, May 2, 2018: "What an honor to get a glimpse into this world of religion and government, and to learn so wonderfully about this [...]

‘Wild Wild Country’ – Interview with Mutribo and Anando

A podcast from Australian North Coast Positive with Nyck Jeanes, on BayFM 9-11am; two long-time Osho sannyasins talk about the film on Netflix you're all talking about – Wild [...]

Osho was a clear mirror, he reflected back your thoughts: creators of Netflix’s WWC

Wild Wild Country, though a documentary, runs like a thriller Hollywood film and is very addictive and totally binge-worthy, writes Simantini Dey. Published in News18, India, on [...]