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Be aware, consciousness is listening!

Michael Roads, Guest Writer for Wake Up World, looks at the impact that regularly repeated words and statements have on people's lives.

What ‘Wild Wild Country’ didn’t say  – 57 answers from a teenage resident

Dickon Kent, son of Veetasmi (aka Persephone) comments to questions asked of him about living as a teenager in Rajneeshpuram. Published in Medium on April 17, 2018

Perpetual war

The endless war on our planet and some of the main performers...

‘Wild, Wild Country’ reveals a brawling, messy microcosm of our brawling, messy world

Steve Bramucci in Uproxx on April 13, 2018: "The tale of the Rajneesh commune in Oregon is a tale of regular people (and some extraordinary ones) in all of their beautiful, [...]

Of outer and inner worlds

A strong spiritual vein runs through the art of Pratiksha Apurv, a national award-winning painter and niece of spiritual master Osho, who is presently showcasing her collection of [...]

A conversation about ‘Wild Wild Country’ with a news cameraman who was embedded on Rajneeshpuram

Cameraman Milt Ritter, who covered events at Rajneeshpuram for KGW News, is interviewed by Steve Bramucci for Uproxx, published on April 6, 2018.

WWC’s Pinks and and Reds

Article in The New York Times shows that the original sannyas colours have become a new fashion trend in New York.

‘Wild Wild Country’ depicts an American construct of Osho – incomplete and superficial

Despite all the amazing qualities that make 'Wild Wild Country' an interesting watch, the creators of the show, Chapman Way and Maclain Way, fail miserably in doing justice to the [...]

Wild Wild Country: Cult doc directors answer all your burning questions

Filmmakers Chapman and Maclain Way dissect the hit Netflix series’s most memorable moments, give the sannyasins the “where are they now” treatment, and re-examine its [...]

Vada pav: move over, McDonald’s

Vada pav is synonymous with the city of Mumbai, with almost every resident, from factory workers to Bollywood stars, unabashed in declaring their love for it, writes Charukesi [...]

Postcards from Afghanistan

Along with his team, Ershad Honaryar from BBC Persian made the five-day trek to the Wakhan province in the far east of Afghanistan. Published on BBC on February 27, 2018.

‘Wild Wild Country’ directors say they are ‘definitely’ open to a sequel

The brothers Chapman and Maclain Way spoke to Nathan McAlone in a recent interview for Business Insider. Published on March 30, 2018.

Making the child too ambitious is dangerous

Pratiksha Apurv writes on the dangers of instilling ambition into children. Published in The Times of India, March 16, 2018.

Paradise lost as guru flees  - “It’s all a joke.”

Nick Licata remembers visiting Rajneeshpuram after Osho had left and been arrested in Charlotte, just before the Ranch closed. Published on Medium, March 23, 2018.

Makes you go, ‘Hey Bhagwan!’

Miraculously, Wild Wild Country, a documentary series, is what everyone around me is binge-ing on. So must you, writes Mayank Shekhar in Mid-Day, India. Published on March 27, [...]

“You cannot make a person happy”

Relationship wisdom from Will Smith - on video.

Not Ranveer Singh, but Aamir Khan to play Osho Rajneesh before his Mahabharata film? Or maybe not?

And this may happen before he embarks on his ambitious Mahabharata, writes the Deccan Chronicle on March 26. (This rumour has been dismissed by an article on Pinkvilla, March 28, [...]

I love his teachings

Sifu Freddie Lee, a Kung Fu teacher and practitioner, speaks about Osho's impact on him and the message given out by the media.

Wild Wild Country: The story behind the story

Osho International's statement in regard to the docuseries 'Wild Wild Country', posted on Facebook by Pratap.

Interviews with the directors of Wild Wild Country

A phone interview conducted by Matt Novak of Paleofuture-Gizmodo with the directors on the docuseries Wild Wild Country, Chapman Way and Maclain Way - plus video interviews by [...]

Meditative strokes

Pratiksha Apurv writes of the transforming effect that her uncle and master, Osho, had on her, and how that paved the way for insightful expressions on canvas. Published in [...]

Wild Wild Country: 8/10 stars

Review by Adam Patterson, published on Film Pulse, March 12, 2018. Release date of the docu-series: March 16, 2018 on Netflix.

There is no God

A quote by Stephen Hawking (8 January 1942 – 14 March 2018)

The Divine Yogin

Pratiksha Apurv introduces us to mystic women who became enlightened and in the process, spread the fragrance of divinity around. Published in Speaking Tree, India, on March 4, [...]

After 100 hours in Tibet I knew it was time to leave

Writer Pico Iyer understands that by keeping an outer journey short, you can make the inner journey that follows echo across a lifetime. Published on BBC on March 8, 2018.

A silsila of awareness

Sleep is also a mini death, though a man can dream in sleep that he is alive, writes Keerti in the Deccan Chronicle on March 5, 2018.

Humanity hanging on a cross of iron

Quote by Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower (1890 – 1969), American Army general and statesman who served as the 34th President of the United States from 1953 to 1961.

You gotta believe

Nina Paley's new animated music video from her upcoming film, 'Seder-Masochism'.

Seven-plus wonders of sustainability

Here is Alan Durning's list - and some more - put together by Donella H. Meadows.

World’s first ‘plastic-free’ supermarket aisle

In this supermarket in the Netherlands, consumers don't have to pay an additional price for getting their food in environment friendly packaging. Shown on BBC on March 3, 2018.

Ranveer Singh to play maverick guru Osho Rajneesh in Karan Johar’s film?

Padmaavat actor is likely to play the role of spiritual guru Osho Rajneesh, who had a huge impact on Bollywood celebrities such as Mahesh Bhatt and Vinod Khanna. International [...]

Japanese electric toilet symbols now global standard

Is this one of the first tentative steps towards a one world government?

Do you believe in god?

Canadian psychologist and cultural critic, Jordan Bernt Peterson, replies in this video.

Wild Wild Country (trailer)

A new Netflix series, to be shown starting on March 16, will take you behind the controversial history of Osho in their upcoming documentary. Published in the Hindustan Times, [...]

The Rubáiyát – history’s most luxurious book of poetry

In 1909, two London bookbinders were commissioned to create a book that would become one of the most bedazzling the world had beheld. Joobin Bekhrad reveals how it ended up at the [...]

Shout “Holi Hai!” and get away with anything… almost!

Does Holi open the lid of the pressure cooker to release our suppressed steam? Strange, the whole year people are miserable and on Holi suddenly they break out of misery, singing [...]

A Celebrity Philosopher Explains the Populist Insurgency

Peter Sloterdijk [aka Dhyan Peter, ed.] has spent decades railing against the pieties of liberal democracy. Now his ideas seem prophetic, writes Thomas Meaney in 'The New Yorker'. [...]

Body – the real temple of God

On the other hand, many so-called saints have been teaching us to ignore our body, and let it starve, says Keerti in the Deccan Chronicle on February 19, 2018.

‘No Hard Feelings’

A song on video by the Avett Brothers - with lyrics. When my body won’t hold me anymore / And it finally lets me free / Will I be ready?

How music and meditation address memory loss

Meditation training programs can have measurable effects on how the brain functions even when someone is not actively meditating, writes Josh Richardson in Wake Up World on June 9, [...]

Sartre said ‘hell is other people’

He [Sartre] should’ve been on my train when an oik* made 40 calls… in the quiet carriage! - writes Gyles Brandreth in the Daily Mail; published on February 6, 2018.

Rising, Not Falling, in Love on Valentine’s Day

Kul Bhushan's advice for the popular yearly event. Published on Happy Ho on February 12, 2018.

My Wake-up Call

When we walk, sleep, or even perform a mundane activity with awareness, it becomes meditation and the centring of our being begins, writes Pratiksha Apurv. Published in Speaking [...]

Observe and awaken your intelligence

Ordinarily, within us we have two currents - one is of thoughts, which is very dominant, writes Chaitanya Keerti in the Asian Age, published on February 6, 2018.

“I won’t eat Animals,” girl tells her mother

Realising, to her horror, that meat is made from animals, five-year-old Zada tells her mother she's a vegetarian. And her mind is made up. (video)

Totally together: could communal living suit you?

From self-sufficient communes to cohousing schemes, people are opting for a shared lifestyle. Published in The Guardian, February 3, 2018.

Gurdjieff’s indelible advice to his daughter

Gurdjieff's 83 rules of advice he gave to his daughter Cynthie Sophia "Dushka" Howarth (1924–2010). She went on to found the Gurdjieff Heritage Foundation.

Small is truly beautiful: A tiny organic set-up and lessons in minimalism

Small, sustainable and serene, SOS Organics workshop in the hills offers salvation of a kind to the locals it touches, writes Anjuli Bhargava. Published in Business Standard, [...]

We don’t have to eat animals

Joey Carbstrong (aka Joey Armstrong) is a 31 year-old Australian vegan activist, currently on tour of the UK and Ireland. We are showing a video of him having touched down in [...]

Don’t fall in love, rise in love

Keerti writes about Osho saying, "Love should come out of your silence, awareness, meditativeness." Published in the Deccan Chronicle, January 31, 2018.