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Adressing the flaws in the education system

A look at the current education system in India but similarities can be found world-wide. An inspiring and challenging video that calls upon all those concerned to bring out the [...]

The new dawn

"Just open the window of your inner world and allow the beautiful experience of sunrise to blossom within," writes Pratiksha Apurv in Speaking Tree, India, on January 6, 2018.

Swami Rama Tirtha and his secret law

"Talking on the phenomenon of happiness and contentment, Osho introduced a certain law that only some mystics have known," says Keerti in the Deccan Chronicle on January 8, 2018.

Baa Baa Land

An eight-hour, slow-motion epic entirely starring sheep on location in Essex, England.

I count my blessings every day

Andy, a former homeless man in Britain and now in temporary accommodation, speaks on video about how his life changed after he bought a puppy off a beggar. They bonded and through [...]

2018: Make it the Year of Laughter and Happiness

The 2018 Osho calendar and desk diary, themed around Laughter, inspired K. B. Ganapathy of the Star of Mysore, to ponder on Happiness. Published on January 1, 2018.

‘I feel less stuffed after dinners – and less guilty’: why I stopped eating meat

"My journey towards vegetarianism started 30 years ago for practical reasons, but the more I eschew animal products the better I feel about everything," writes Michele Hanson in [...]

The ‘untranslatable’ emotions you never knew you had

For our international audience: "From gigil to wabi-sabi and tarab, there are many foreign emotion words with no English equivalent. Learning to identify and cultivate these [...]

45 Ways to avoid using the word ‘very’

Amanda Patterson's (very) useful suggestions. Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it [...]

Live this moment

The moment you are in the present, enlightenment is the by-product, writes Osho’s niece, Pratiksha Apurv. Published in Speaking Tree on December 10, 2017.

Mark Twain’s words of wisdom…

...on New Year's resolutions

The astounding connection between people and trees through time

Observed by Jocelyn Mercado, published in Uplift on November 6, 2017.

Love is beyond duty

Love moves higher on the wings of understanding, on the wings of awareness, meditation, states Keerti in the Deccan Chronicle, published on December 15, 2017.

If we’re living in a virtual reality, why care about anything?

Whether your head is in the sand or not, you are no more or less a part of the same One Consciousness, and what happens to one, happens to all, writes Nanice Ellis in Wakeup-World [...]

No saint no sinner!

A biography of Osho's first disciple, Laxmi, is an illustration of how to deal with life's adversities, writes Nivedita R. in The Statesman, Delhi, December 20, 2017.

Carl Sagan’s eerily accurate prediction about the demise of America

Towards the end of his life, Carl Sagan expressed deep concern about the 'dumbing down of America'. Buck Rogers writes in the Waking Times and SOTT.

Meditation – From misery to bliss

Meditation should not be treated as a fashion embraced by movie stars, writes Keerti in the Deccan Chronicle on December 4, 2017.

Conflicting views on social media balanced by an algorithm

Algorithms are able to balance the information exposure so that social media users can be exposed to information from both sides of the discussion. Published in Science Daily on [...]

Where there’s a will…

Mumbai matriarch, Amla Ruia, is one of the most prolific dam builders in the world, writes Aamir Rafiq Peerzeda on BBC on December 12, 2017.

Subhash Ghai releases book on occasion of 86th birthday of Osho

Launch of Rashid Maxwell's book about Ma Yoga Laxmi in Delhi. Published in United News of India, December 12, 2017.

Stunning photos of Juno’s Jupiter fly-by

Traveling above Jupiter at more than 130,000 miles per hour, NASA's $1 billion Juno probe took its ninth set of stunning flyby images on October 24, 2017. Published at Sci-Tech [...]

When Indira sought Osho secretary’s help to persuade Rajiv Gandhi to enter politics

Article about Laxmi being asked by Indira Gandhi to help persuade Rajiv Gandhi to enter politics. Published in Economic Times, India, on December 10, 2017.

‘A journey of the heart’

On Osho’s birthday today, we bring you an excerpt from a new book by Rashid Maxwell that portrays the life and times of his once-favoured disciple. Published in Speaking Tree, [...]

Excerpts: The Woman Behind ‘Godman’ Osho – His Secretary, Laxmi

Introducing the new book, The Only Life: Osho, Laxmi and a Journey of the Heart by Rashid Maxwell, Urmi Bhattacheryya also includes a few excerpts. Published in 'The Quint', [...]

“Am I dying?” The honest answer

In this TED talk, emergency medical technician O’Reilly describes what happens next when a gravely hurt patient asks him: “Am I going to die?”

Book Launch : Osho World Foundation presents ‘The Only Life – Osho, Laxmi and a Journey of the Heart’

Venue : Osho Dham, 44, Jhatikra Road, Pandwala Khurd, Near Najafgarh, New Delhi - at 3pm on 11th December 2017. Published in Delhi Events on December 8, 2017.

Osho: Can the name of an India-born spiritual guru become a European trademark?

‘OSHO’ brand ruling in a European court has split the worldwide followers of the India-born spiritual guru once again, writes Abhay Vaidya in the Hindustan Times, on December [...]

Art, consciousness and catharsis

Osho reminds us to acknowledge that each child is different, writes Keerti in the Asian Age on November 15, 2017.

Do you recognize any of these habits?

Is your smartphone making you stupid? Lisa Egan has a checklist. Excerpt from her article published in SOTT and Ready Nutrition.

Are you ready for Data Detox?

Your apps, search engines and social networks know hidden things about you that even your closest friends might not. To find out just how much, Sophia Smith Galer tries an [...]

A non-binary, gender fluid creature of indeterminate sexuality

If you don't know what that means, Piers Morgan lays out the widely discussed insufferable gender issue that is flooding the world; he got our ear. Published in Mailonline on [...]

Khachapuri – a Georgian cousin to pizza

Hot on the heels of hearing about the expanding buddhafield in Georgia (Europe), we also got the details on a gooey, addictive, cheese-stuffed flatbread, ubiquitous in Georgia. [...]

Making music for Osho

Slide guitarist Amano Manish's score for the film, Rebellious Flower, earned the Alex North Award for Best Original Score at the Tenerife International Film Music Festival. Article [...]

Ek Onkar Satnam

The mantra that Guru Nanak gave to the world explains to seekers that God is not separate from His creation. He is totally absorbed and immersed in the one He has created, writes [...]

“What is silence? Why is it more important now than ever?”

"Silence can be anywhere, any time – it’s just in front of your nose. I create it for myself as I walk up the stairs, prepare food or merely focus on my breathing," writes [...]

Poem of the Atoms

Rumi's timeless poem, part of the soundtrack of the film Bab'Aziz, composed by Armand Amar, performed by Salar Aghili and Haroun Teboul.

Stephen Hawking as his PhD thesis goes online

Stephen Hawking's PhD thesis can now be downloaded to read this historic and compelling research by the then little-known 24-year-old Cambridge postgraduate.

Everyone is distracted… all of the time

Google, Twitter and Facebook workers who helped make technology so addictive are disconnecting themselves from the internet. Paul Lewis reports on the Silicon Valley refuseniks [...]

How the river Ganges was taken to London

About an extraordinary journey that was made possible by the largest silver objects ever produced. Explained by Neil MacGregor, former director of the British Museum.

All of us are energy

Scientific argument for the mystical experience given in a riveting speech with core statements about oneness and energy by Jeff Liebermann at TEDxCambridge.

Ignite the spark

Once a seeker’s inner world is illuminated, he is bound to radiate light and spread it around, writes Pratiksha Apurv in Speaking Tree, India, on October 14, 2017.

The road from Killar via Kishtwar to Pangi

Not for the faint-hearted - a road with toe-curling vistas! Can you watch the 5-min video to the end?

How complaining rewires your brain for negativity

"Only when you have something that is truly worth complaining about ... engage in solution-oriented complaining." Article by Travis Bradberry, published in Entrepreneur.

Enlightenment – The Only Revolution

Osho has given over 200 discourses on Bhagwad Gita, and a large number of people have been reading and relishing them, writes Chaitanya Keerti in The Asian Age, on October 31, [...]

Veda Village in St Petersburg

An interesting experiment in Russia invites vegetarians to live and evolve together in a healthy, supportive environment. Published in SOTT and RT on October 14, 2017.

Why do we celebrate Halloween?

A video about the origins of Halloween. Why do we carve pumpkins and 'trick or treat'?

The Atlantic Slave Trade

315 years. 20,528 voyages. Millions of lives. Link to a two-minute animation. Article by Andrew Kahn and Jamelle Bouie, published in 'Slate'.

How the food you eat affects your gut

In this video, Shilpa Ravella shares the best foods for a healthy gut.

Location of the soul

Two eminent scientists believe to have located the soul in the human body. Written by Ivan (who added a relevant quote by Osho) at Ancient Code, published on October 18, 2017.

The age of meditation and enlightenment

Osho concludes: Meditation changes your life pattern completely, writes Keerti in the Deccan Chronicle on October 17, 2017.