Swaram interviews the author of ‘A Passage to America’, an investigative account of the complex sequence of events that led to Osho’s deportation and the collapse of the Rajneeshpuram commune.
Excerpt about Osho from an article discussing Indian godmen Paramahamsa Nithyananda alias Nithyanand and Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan. By Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury, published in Blitz Weekly on 25 December 2020.
Osho states that “… it is certain that I have been poisoned by Ronald Reagan’s American government.” He describes in detail his experiences after his arrest in Charlotte and his accumulating health issues since.
Punya writes of her time working in the Twinkie’s office in Rajneeshpuram – from her book, On the Edge.
Chintan talks to Punya about his early life, his studies, meeting Osho, making cheese in the Pune ashram, and his farming experience on the Ranch.
In part 2 of her recollections, Bhagawati returns to Rajneeshpuram where intense times and historical events take place.
Veena recalls events and perceptions from the first two years in Rajneeshpuram, working as a Twinkie.
Love Osho interviews Pravira: Playing for Osho in drive-by and at press conferences and how playing for him changed the way she plays the violin today.
In this Love Osho podcast we hear Prabhat talk about his early travels, working in Pune and at the Ranch farm, and his security work there.
In this second part, Prabhat remembers being an armed security guard towards the end of the Rajneeshpuram experiment.
Shantidharm leaves Pune, works in Paris, Rajneeshpuram and a few communes in Germany and Switzerland. And in Berlin he meets Deepa, his life companion! (Part 2)
Transcript of an interview with Veena about Nirvano by Swaram for Love Osho’s podcasts; broadcast on 11 December 2019.
A short, but hilarious, excerpt from Radha’s book, Tantra: A Way of Living and Loving – a day at work on the Big Muddy Ranch.
An excerpt from Subhuti’s book, Wild Wild Guru, about his career move from journalist to truck driver.
From naked ‘therapy’ sessions to an attempt at mass poisoning, the Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh’s spiritual movement had it all. Peter Waight [Subhuti] was a British member of the cult, with a ringside seat, he tells Helen Rumbelow – The Times on 26 September 2019 (excerpt)
An article by Chaitanya Keerti published in HappyHo on 19 September 2019, where he cites an excerpt from Maneesha James’s book, Osho: The Buddha for the Future, and adds quotes by Osho.
September episode (No. 56) of Love Osho’s podcasts: Former plastic surgeon, then psychotherapist, talks about his professional life and that in Osho’s communes, and about his book.
Anasuya helps build the Hotel at Rajneeshpuram and experiences members of the Share-a-Home Program arrive and leave again – excerpted from her book, ‘All the Colors of the Rising Sun’.
The U.S. District Court of Oregon Historical Society presented a panel featuring four notable speakers reflecting on their roles in the Rajneeshee saga. Nick McCann reports in the Courthouse News Service, published on June 28, 2019.
In Komalta’s journey to sannyas, she comes, through her profession, into contact with the people from the publications department Naropa, and consequently with Osho’s words.
Basho (Prem Rajan) speaks to Sam Gelder about his life with Osho. Published in the Islington Gazette, UK, on May 31, 2019.
A few people are feeling not to wear their malas or red clothes, but they consider themselves Rajneeshees and want to live here. How does this fit your vision?
In the last part of our interview, Gayan talks about the time she danced around Osho in the big meditation hall, the Mandir, during the Festivals in Rajneeshpuram. (Part 4 of 4)
With Gayan we move from Pune to Osho’s stopover at Chidvilas – nicknamed ‘The Castle’ – in New Jersey where she starts sewing the robes for him, and then on to Rajneeshpuram.
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’. Published on May 28, 2018.
In this essay, Marc explores responsibility and groupthink in the wake of the events in Rajneeshpuram, shown in the docuseries Wild Wild Country.
Punya recalls the events around one of the Master’s Day celebrations in Rajneeshpuram. Excerpted from her book, ‘On the Edge’.
Chapter 61 of Abhiyana’s book, ‘The Long Reach of the Dharma’: “By Osho leaving, a bloodbath was probably avoided. But at what a cost! Osho was mistreated and possibly poisoned and/or exposed to radiation while under arrest for… what?”
The making of the documentary ‘Rajneeshpuram, an Experiment to Provoke God’, the events that led to it and that followed. Viramo interviewed the filmmaker, actor and stunt coordinator Deva Michael.
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.
In the wake of Netflix’s ‘Wild Wild Country’ showing, Myles Bonnar and Steven Brocklehurst from BBC Scotland News report on Hugh Milne (aka Shivamurti). This post includes the radio interview on which the article is based. Published on June 4, 2018.
She [Hasya] survived the Holocaust, lived on a kibbutz, helped to produce ‘The Godfather’, and finally found satisfaction as a follower of the guru Osho. Her role in the hit Netflix documentary is merely a cameo, but Françoise Ruddy lived a life worthy of its own miniseries, write Ofer Aderet and Omer Shubert. Published in Haaretz, May 17, 2018
Archive documentary on Rajneeshpuram following Osho’s and Sheela’s arrests. Broadcast originally in October 1985 by KGW 8, the NBC TV affiliate in Portland, Oregon.
Stay away from the salad bar and make some Nachos Zorba, Nut Loaf, or a nice Coconut Salad instead, writes Melissa Locker. Published in Bon Appétit on May 4, 2018.
Osho takes the responsibility for what happened in Rajneeshpuram and says, “…this is my deepest longing: that Sheela and her group should be forgiven.”
Wild Wild Country, though a documentary, runs like a thriller Hollywood film and is very addictive and totally binge-worthy, writes Simantini Dey. Published in News18, India, on April 25, 2018.
Anna Silman spoke with Amrito about the events in Rajneeshpuram, shown in Wild Wild Country. Published in New York Magazine, The Cut, USA, on April 24, 2018.
Anna Silman talked to former Rajneeshpuram residents. Published in New York Magazine, The Cut, USA, on April 19, 2018.