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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.

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, [...]

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.

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 [...]

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, [...]

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.

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.

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.

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, [...]

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.

Wild Wild Country

Netflix's documentary series (to be shown on the weekend of March 16) about a guru cult's Oregon expansion in the '80s is full of unbelievable twists and intriguingly short on easy [...]

The lessons Osho taught me about love, life and relationships

Richa Anirudh, well-known Indian radio jockey and television personality, writes about Osho and some of the lessons she has learnt from him and has tried to imbibe in her life. [...]

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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', [...]

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.

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 [...]

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.

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, [...]

The age of meditation and enlightenment

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

‘Osho can never be reduced to a brand’

“Please note that Osho can never be a brand; he is a Buddha, an awakened one, an enlightened mystic. He belongs to the whole humanity. Nobody or no institution can monopolise his [...]

‘Osho’ brand belongs to Zurich entity, rules European Court

The court dismissed the petition by Osho Lotus Commune, Cologne (Germany), against the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) on the trademark case. The Cologne [...]

We all are different

"Osho points out that the educator, from kindergarten to university, is in the service of the vested interests, is in the service of the establishment," writes Keerti in the Asian [...]

Too scared to let go?

Overcome your fears, let go and see yourself blossom and grow, writes Pratiksha Apurv in Speaking Tree, India.

Rockstar gone wrong: Rajneesh was a godman for all those who were too human

Pritish Nandy delivers "A shining image of a rockstar gone all wrong." Published in India Today Magazine on September 15, 2017, including some comments.

When we talk of art we need to talk of love

Rashid's recent watercolours from the series Paramananda shown on The Awakened Eye. Published on September 3, 2017. Text by Rashid with an introduction by Miriam Louisa Simons.

From loneliness to aloneness

Loneliness, one of the latest lifestyle trends is increasingly becoming a regular phenomenon; Naina explores the issue. Published in Daily Excelsior (Jammu and Kashmir), India, on [...]

Spiritual life of Bollywood celebs

Ashmeet Kaur writes about b-town celebrities. Published on, India, on August 10, 2017 (excerpt).

I am a follower of Osho

Actor Kiran Dubey is in the love with the city and never misses a chance to visit, writes Anjali Shetty in the Hindustan Times, Pune, on September 11, 2017.

Joy of being ordinary

The word 'sadguru' means the true guru, explains Keerti in the Deccan Chronicle. Published on August 29, 2017.

The Mystic India

The Western young generation is ever happy to come to India and nourish their soul, writes Keerti in the Deccan Chronicle, published on August 16, 2017.

Democracy Becomes Mobocracy. The Answer: Meritocracy – Osho

Democracy has become mobocracy, claims Osho, the enlightened mystic. As India celebrates the 70th anniversary of Independence on 15 August, it is a tantalizing issue worth [...]

Mind and meditation

Recently, during my flight to Washington DC, I checked the in-flight entertainment menu, writes Keerti in the Deccan Chronicle on August 3, 2017.

Nothing, but Supreme Being

Human existence is illusionary in nature; the sooner we realise this, the better, writes Pratiksha Apurv in Speaking Tree, India, on July 23, 2017.

Osho: A man for all seasons

Having grown up with Rajneesh (Osho) in our student days and as a family friend, I am often asked what his teachings were! I don't think that even Osho could have given a straight [...]