Last week has seen two private screenings of Lakshen’s fresh-off-the-press documentary here in Corfu. A few notes and impressions by Punya (and friends).
Iena SpiritWalker Robinson reviews the recently published book by White Star (Ma Prem Lino), subtitled The Journeys of a Psychic Mystic.
Svarup’s review of Madhuri’s just released memoir. “Put some time aside to read this book; it is a precious companion for entertainment, and growth.”
Manish Vyas reviews Chinmaya’s recently released album, subtitled ‘Music to inspire presence in the here and now’; “This album beautifully introduces the listener to the unique sound that only the hypnotic nature of Eastern music can offer.”
A review by Chinmaya on Yousuf Tilly’s book, subtitled ’30 Days in the Osho Ashram, Discovering the Soul of a Spiritual Enterprise’.
Roshani reviews Savita’s recently published book: “If you wish to partake in the intimacy with Osho afforded to early Indian sannyasins, this is the book for you.”
Veena reviews Devakant’s recently published book: “…as well as being a positive antidote to the recent ugly misrepresentations in the ‘Wild Wild Country’ debacle, it is an informative, precious, wonder-filled book that is infinitely worth reading.”
Madhuri’s review of Bart Layton’s 2018 docudrama: “I won’t tell you what happens in the end – but the film is worth watching.”
Kaiyum reviews Anjee Gitte Carlsen’s recently published book, subtitled: When terminal illness enters your life.
Punya reviews Shastro’s recently released album – live improvisations on bansuri, a string of jewels that takes one right inside.
Bhagawati reviews the English translation of Satyananda’s bestseller, published in German in 1979 (‘Ganz entspannt im Hier und Jetzt’).
Lysan van Winden reviewed Modita van Zummeren’s recently released book, and after an interview with the author wrote an exposé about her life as a doctor, sannyasin, therapist, and healing from depression.
Srajan reviewed this book by Leonard Leinow and Juliana Birnbaum, subtitled ‘Healing without the high’.
Paul Prem Nadama reviews Madhuro’s recently released album – some new, some old-time beloved songs: “Congratulations to all involved. Great stuff!”
Anand Kul Bhushan reviews Pratiksha Apurv’s just released book and says that it is a treasure for art aficionados and spiritual seekers.
Ghoshen reviews the film about a blind Sufi mystic who, guided by his young granddaughter, Ishtar, is on his way to a grand gathering of Sufis that takes place only once every 30 years.
A review by Abhi, courtesy of Osho Viha Magazine, of Deva Premal’s newly released album (launched 12 October 2018).
Karin Reber’s review of Manish Vyas’ recently released album: “The songs fit very well into a cozy yoga class, or are a nice way to slow down after an exhausting day and to go back to our own self.”
Surendra’s review of a new book based on a series of talks Osho gave in Hindi during the early 1960s, the first book by Osho ever published, entitled Samadhi Ke Teen Charan.
Widely-read Australian writer, John Howard, reviews Prem Vandan’s (Martin Guinness) new, second book.
A review by Roshani of ‘On the Edge’ by Yoga Punya. The book has been re-published in India and will be launched on 27th July on the occasion of the Guru Purnima Celebrations at Oshodham in Delhi.
Bhagawati reviewed S D Anugyan’s recently published book which she read in one go as she was unable to put it down.
Viramo’s review on this “even-handed, skillfully produced movie originally made for public television.” Written, directed, produced and co-edited by Deva Michael, it was first shown on KCTS (Seattle) in 1993. Now available as DVD or via streaming.
A true story about three and a half years in an Indian prison by Mark O’Brien, aka Swami Alok Preetam; reviewed by Carolyn Boniface.
A film review my Madhuri: “An entertaining diversion into a life you don’t want to live. Well-crafted, suspenseful, but most of all cautionary…”
Prem Geet reviews Anand Arun’s latest book and says, “A pocket-size treasure so packed with wisdom it reads like the ultimate owner’s manual for being human.”
Sometimes irreverent, sometimes tongue-in-cheek, a delightful account of Damini’s viewing of Wild Wild Country that led her to dive deep into the underlying reasons why this docuseries was created NOW and what it has to do with America per se.
Madhuri reviews Paul Prem Nadama’s lastest album: “This music takes us to a place we all want: falling into the moment and being caressed by it. The album is human, unpretentious, yet so laid back it gives us courage to relax too.”
Niyam’s take on the showing of the Netflix series Wild Wild Country and the resulting global interest in Osho and his books.
Bhagawati’s take on the Netflix docuseries, Wild Wild Country: “The enigma that wasn’t even remotely touched by this series: the deeply significant meaning of the master-disciple relationship.”
Harp writes on the new docuseries: “For Wild Wild Country viewers to conflate what became a treacherous power struggle of ‘us versus them’ with the ethos and character of the entire community, is a distortion of truth.”
Purushottama writes, “After watching the entire seven-hour documentary on Netflix – Wild Wild Country – the following poured out. Pranam to All.”
The first thing is, have you binge-watched it yet or not? Just tracking the publicity leading up to Netflix’s launch of the 6-part docuseries, ‘Wild, Wild, Country’, had certainly made me very eager to see it, writes Dhiren.
Roshani Shay PhD reviews the six-part Netflix documentary series on Rajneeshpuram: “Wild, Wild Country certainly conveys the grandness of the experiment that was Rajneeshpuram.”
Madhuri reviews Alexander Payne’s 2017 film, played by Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig, Hong Chau and Christoph Waltz.
The impossible adventure of a spiritual seeker and visionary physician who helped conquer the worst disease in history. Kaiyum reviews Larry Brilliant’s autobiographical book.
Madhuri reviews five books: A Change of Heart, Healing Spirits, Healing Spirits, Eyes of an Angel, A. T. Still.
As meat consumption skyrockets, German writers and philosophers Peter Wohlleben and Richard David Precht insist that animals – and plants – have feelings, too, writes Antar Marc.