Cameraman Milt Ritter, who covered events at Rajneeshpuram for KGW News, is interviewed by Steve Bramucci for Uproxx, published on April 6, 2018.
Surendra found some passages in Maneesha’s book from the eighties, ‘Osho: The Buddha for the Future’ that throw more light on the ‘edited and missing’ parts of discourses given by Osho in Lao Tzu House, Rajneeshpuram, to small groups of sannyasins in 1984/1985.
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.”
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.
Purushottama writes, “After watching the entire seven-hour documentary on Netflix – Wild Wild Country – the following poured out. Pranam to All.”
Excerpt from Deva Abhiyana’s recently released book, ‘The Long Reach of the Dharma’. “I needed peace of mind – and 30 years – to understand the lessons of Rajneeshpuram. So here I move into uncharted territory, by reporting things that were not always my direct experience.”
Osho International’s statement in regard to the docuseries ‘Wild Wild Country’, posted on Facebook by Pratap.
An excerpt from Punya’s book On the Edge recounting the time she was filing press clippings: “Most of my friends had no idea of what was going on in the media and would not have been particularly interested in knowing it either.”
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.
A six-part video series selected from Osho’s talks compiled under ‘Priests & Politicians – The Mafia of the Soul’ on the Osho International YouTube channel.
On her second visit to Rajneeshpuram, Punya discovers the many changes that were made during her 9-month absence, and wonders how suddenly a city could be disincorporated and become ‘illegal’.
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.”
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 answers.TV review – Sundance 2018. Published in The Hollywood Reporter.
Roshani saw the play by the Hand2Mouth Theater Company who used the Rajneeshpuram experiment as an inspiration.
Pritish Nandy delivers “A shining image of a rockstar gone all wrong.” Published in India Today Magazine on September 15, 2017, including some comments.
Nandan recently discovered photos that were taken in Rajneeshpuram, Oregon, USA, mostly during the first years of the commune.
The Great American Eclipse will take place on Monday, August 21, 2017, which has already been widely marked as an auspicious day. Incidentally, the path of this eclipse will pass right over Rajneeshpuram. Arjuna explains his take on it.
Lani speaks about her life after leaving Rajneeshpuram; her travels (Israel, Greece, India, Korea and Russia during Gorbachev’s time), to promote Osho’s books at fairs and to find suitable publishers and, of course, about how she ‘became’ Osho’s World Ambassador.
Lani talks to Punya about events during her young adulthood and seeing Osho for the first time. “The newsletter had an article about David working on the farm in Rajneeshpuram. I said to myself, ‘My brother is working on the farm? Getting his fingernails dirty? There must be something happening there.’”
In the second part of the interview, Maneesha talks to Bhagawati about her time in Pune 2 and Sedona.
Nandan reviews the book by Prof. Hugh B. Urban, subtitled ‘Sex, Spirituality and Capitalism in the Global Osho Movement’; published by University of California Press
Roshani reports on a retrospective on Rajneeshpuram which was held at the University of Oregon Library last April.
We gladly see one of our most beloved songs spreading and being carried on by other groups, and even in Oregon!
Whatever happened to Vinod Bharti, friends from outside India sometimes inquire. And the Daily Bhaskar (TDB), India, in its usual sensational yellow press and not-so-factual mind-set, has recently asked: What has happened to actor Vinod Khanna?
In this video, ol’ blue-eyes Frank Sinatra’s song ‘I Believe in You’ was mixed with footage of Osho and Rajneeshpuram. It would all fit perfectly had the words ‘I believe in you’ been changed into ‘I am in love with you’! Belief is not what Osho or sannyasins are about. Believing can be likened to crutches, love is flying high and independent!
Soon to be broadcast lifestream on OPB (no, not Osho Public Broadcast), the Oregon Public Broadcasting TV station, a documentary about Rajneeshpuram.
Final part (four of four) of Max Brecher’s in-depth analysis: ‘A Radically New Look at Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and a Controversial American Commune’.
Subtitle: “He called himself Bhagwan and in the end Osho. He was at first the sex– then the Rolls Royce Guru. 22 years after the mystic’s death his ideas live on in hundreds of meditation centers – and in Germany even in communes.
Part two of Max Brecher’s: ‘A Radically New Look at Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and a Controversial American Commune’.