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.
Once again the Indian media is in full swing, reporting breathlessly about two new books to be published this year, both about Sheela.
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.
Italian radio and TV screenwriter Roberta Lippi interviewed people who grew up with sannyasin parents or were sannyasins themselves. She stressed the fact that the title SOLI in Italian means ‘alone’ but also ‘suns’. By Punya
An interview with Devakrishna published in ‘Wild Wild Sheela’ by Roberta Lippi, researcher and presenter of SOLI, the recently released interviews of sannyasin children on storielibere.fm podcasts.
The show may not go ahead as Priyanka Chopra has agreed to play Ma Anand Sheela in a film directed by Oscar-winner Barry Levinson, writes the Deccan Chronicle on February 28, 2019.
Subhuti comments on Priyanka Chopra taking on the role of Osho’s former secretary, Sheela, and producing the film.
Priyanka Chopra, who recently appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, revealed that she will soon star and produce Ma Anand Sheela’s biopic. Published on India Today, January 30, 2019. (updated with YouTube video)
The BBC’s Ishleen Kaur went to Switzerland to meet WWC’s central character, Sheela. Published on July 20, 2018.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Filmmakers Chapman and Maclain Way dissect the hit Netflix series’s most memorable moments, give the sannyasins the “where are they now” treatment, and re-examine its unresolved story lines – including that wild tale about salmonella-infected beavers, writes Lisa Libman in Vanity Fair, on April 3, 2018.
The brothers Chapman and Maclain Way spoke to Nathan McAlone in a recent interview for Business Insider. Published on March 30, 2018.
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.”
Osho International’s statement in regard to the docuseries ‘Wild Wild Country’, posted on Facebook by Pratap.
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.
In the late 70s a new religious movement made its way around the world and landed in Fremantle, writes Annelies Gartner on March 29, 2017 in The West Australian.
You always said that women are better than men as far as ruling and governing people is concerned. You said that they are better than men because their starting point is from the heart.
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’.