Ole from German OTI talked to Niskriya (aka Stonehead Niskriya) – famous ‘First German Zen Master’, about his relationship with Osho and his gratitudes in life.
Excerpt from ‘The Cosmic Madhouse’; Satyananda has moved into the ashram to write his book and embarks with other sannyasins to Bombay for a media conference to neutralize the negative impressions the photos in the media stirred up, showing naked participants in the Leela and Tantra groups.
The official launch of Satyananda’s book, translated by Dhiren, took place on Osho’s birthday on December 11, 2018.
Bhagawati reviews the English translation of Satyananda’s bestseller, published in German in 1979 (‘Ganz entspannt im Hier und Jetzt’).
Excerpt from ‘The Cosmic Madhouse’. It is 1977; Jörg Andrees Elten and Jay Ullal from ‘Stern’ magazine arrived in Poona the day before and met with Arup in the ashram. She invited them to go/come for the morning discourse.
The day Satyananda died, friends and visitors came to say farewell to him. After telling their stories to each other they had the idea of collecting them in a book. The result is ‘Abschied von Satyananda’, just out now in German language. Hear how it came about.
Dhiren writes on the occasion of a meditation weekend, held in Stellshagen, Germany, in memory of Satyananda who would have been 90 years old on March 30, 2017. Dhiren also announces that his translation into English of Satyananda’s bestseller ‘Ganz entspannt im Hier und Jetzt’ will be published later this year.
Osho, when I dropped my job as a political reporter in order to come to Poona, some of my friends who are engaged in the struggle against atomic war, atomic power, destruction of the environment, the dismantling of democratic freedoms, etcetera, called me an escapist.
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.
Satyananda comments on the discovery by two scientists of the ‘inner witness’ as crucial for brain development