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Soar high like the Homa bird

Taking inspiration from the story of the mystical bird, we should go back to our source before it’s too late, writes Pratiksha Apurv. Published in The Speaking Tree on May 11, [...]

EhiPassiko: Come and see for yourself

The Buddha did not use the old Sanskrit language - he used the Pali language which everybody could understand in those days, writes Keerti. Published in The Asian Age on May 13, [...]

‘Osho’ – a poem in Hindi

A recital by Mini of Vishal Bhardwaj's poem 'Osho' in Hindi is shown in this video (English translation provided).

Care for the earth

We have mistreated our abode like a kind of junkyard while dreaming about our golden future, states Keerti. Published in the Deccan Chronicle on April 30, 2019.

Will Ashoka’s Navaratnas produce a great leader for India?

In his column Abracadabra, K. B. Ganapathy explores the ‘Esoteric Group’ of nine persons known as ‘Navaratanas’ and some of Osho's statements about the group. Published in [...]

“Shoddy probe into Osho’s ‘forged’ will,” says petitioner

Advocate Rishabh Gandhi, on behalf of petitioner Yogesh Thakkar, pointed out serious deficiencies in the probe conducted by the investigating officers of Pune Police into the [...]

Live without the mind

Meditation teaches us to live intensely, while the mind's inherent nature is to train us to worry and plan for the future, writes Pratiksha Apurv. Published in Speaking Tree on [...]

Meditate & celebrate with Zen meditation

Since the last century, Zen has become very famous all over the world, writes Keerti in The Asian Age. Published on April 1, 2019.

Did you hear the whisper?

When passion meets inspiration, even a medium as dry as wood springs into life to tell a story. Sureel Kumar’s exhibition The Whispering Wood has quite a few in store! Gurnaaz [...]

Live a life of illumination – awaken your senses

Keerti writes that our sensitivity is a door to our inner being and the outer universe. Published in The Asian Age on March 18, 2019.

The inner light

Let life lead us towards our inner spiritual experience, suggests Pratiksha Apurv. Published in Speaking Tree, February 17, 2019.

Aamir Khan’s web series on Osho in cold storage

The show may not go ahead as Priyanka Chopra has agreed to play Ma Anand Sheela in a film directed by Oscar-winner Barry Levinson, writes the Deccan Chronicle on February 28, 2019.

One bubble to the other

Keerti says that for those who have known themselves all facts such as date of birth and events dissolve, they cease to have meaning. Published in The Economic Times on February [...]

An enlightened tribute to J. Krishnamurti

Chaitanya Keerti writes about the time when he heard J. Krishnamurti had left his body and what Osho, at the time staying on Crete, Greece, said about him. Published in Happy HO on [...]

Netflix sued over ‘Wild Wild Country’ footage of controversial guru

A documentary filmmaker and Swiss company claim their works featuring Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, known as Osho, were used without permission in the Netflix docuseries, writes Ashley [...]

Priyanka Chopra to play Ma Anand Sheela of Osho movement in next Hollywood film

Priyanka Chopra, who recently appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, revealed that she will soon star and produce Ma Anand Sheela's biopic. Published on India Today, January 30, [...]

Message of the cross

Through his cross, Jesus Christ is asking us to avoid the conflict between mind and consciousness, writes artist Pratiksha Apurv. Published in Speaking Tree on December 22, 2018.

13 teachings by Osho, the man who mesmerised the world with his charm

Grace Burns lists 13 of Osho's teachings, "which will make you look at the world in a very different way." Published in 'it', India Times on January 18, 2019

Pune celebrates Osho’s death anniversary

The event was organised by Swami Anadi, Swami Premgeet and Ma Shradha from Osho friends and foundation. Hindustan Times, January 20, 2019.

Pune police officers make the most of meditation session

Pune policemen and -women took part in a three-hour meditation session at the Osho International Meditation Resort in Pune. Published in Times of India, January 7, 2019.

The Mystic and Her Colours

Subhra Mazumdar reviews Pratiksha Apurv's book, The Mystic and Her Colours. Published in ART&DEAL, India, in their December 2018 issue.

Unless you are a child again

In my meditation in the new year, I wish to regain the magical childhood, writes Keerti in the Deccan Chronicle. Published on December 29, 2018.

Beyond time

This present moment is beyond time. One can live in this no-time, no-space paradigm while fully breathing the present in its totality, writes Pratiksha Apurv. Published in Speaking [...]

Bill Gates and the new awakening

Osho, the enlightened mystic of modern times, made meditation the central point of his spiritual teaching, writes Keerti in The Asian Age. Published on December 13, 2018.

Speaking art!

Award-winning artist Pratiksha Apurv, who happens to be spiritual guru Osho’s niece, has come out with a unique coffee table book - The Mystic and Her Colours. 'Society' reveals [...]

Meditate and cheer up

Chaitanya Keerti writes on the benefits of meditation, now recognised globally. Published in Happy Ho on November 19, 2018.

Seven points of mindfulness

A person who lives a life of devotion has a certain direction in life - will not go astray, writes Keerti in the Asian Age. Published on November 26, 2018.

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.