Once again the Indian media is in full swing, reporting breathlessly about two new books to be published this year, both about Sheela.
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.
John Meagher speaks to Irish devotees of the flamboyant spiritual leader. Published in the Independent Ireland on December 19, 2019.
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)
Subhuti’s journey from journalist to ghost-writer, memoir-writer, novelist and finally to published author with ‘Wild Wild Guru’.
Subhuti’s new book, ‘Wild Wild Guru’, announced in the Indian press. This article appeared in Times of India, 27 August 2019.
Meet the local architect with ties to the late spiritual leader Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, popularized in the recent Netflix docuseries Wild Wild Country, writes Stacy Girard. Published in D magazine, Dallas, USA, September 2018 issue.
Sneha Bhura reports on new age spiritual cures for 30-something burnouts with money. Published in The Week, on August 3, 2019.
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.
Subhuti comments on Priyanka Chopra taking on the role of Osho’s former secretary, Sheela, and producing the film.
A documentary filmmaker and Swiss company claim their works featuring Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, known as Osho, were used without permission in the Netflix docuseries, writes Ashley Cullins. Published in The Hollywood Reporter on January 31, 2019. (Our post also includes the Court document.)
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)
Nirbija examines the Italian response to Netflix’s Wild Wild Country as reported in the latest issue of magazine Re Nudo magazine.
The Netflix series won the award on September 9, 2018 in the category ‘Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series’. Published in Willamette Week, September 10, 2018.
Filmmaker and author Suzanne Taylor was instrumental in bringing together for a video interview, journalist and CEO of Ideapod Justin Brown and Pennell Rock, a scholar in Comparative Religions and Philosophy and former resident of 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.
The BBC’s Ishleen Kaur went to Switzerland to meet WWC’s central character, Sheela. Published on July 20, 2018.
“Wild Wild Country‘s original score is being released this September,” announces Gabriela Helfet on Vinyl Factory Limited, June 28, 2018.
An unusual party that Premyoga’s nephew, Eli, recently attended in California – set to the theme WWC… it’s all in the family.
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
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.
While makers of the Netflix show Wild Wild Country focus on the controversies around Osho, ardent follower Sangita Kathiwada speaks about what they missed. Published in DNA, May 6, 2018.
A review in First Showing by Alex Billington, May 2, 2018: “What an honor to get a glimpse into this world of religion and government, and to learn so wonderfully about this unbelievable, but entirely true story in America’s past.”
Pathika and Ojas wrote about the media attention after the screening of the Netflix docuseries Wild Wild Country and listed the main articles and shows. A nation-wide meeting of friends and lovers of Osho will be held on 5th May at Wajid, The Hague.
A podcast from Australian North Coast Positive with Nyck Jeanes, on BayFM 9-11am; two long-time Osho sannyasins talk about the film on Netflix you’re all talking about – Wild Wild Country!
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.
Viewers of the docuseries Wild Wild Country are in awe of the coloured clothing sannyasins in Rajneeshpuram were wearing. It is presently even trending!
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.
Being lauded for its storytelling amid the revelations related to this cult… read this review and launch into a riveting tale, writes Mihir Rebello. Published in the Deccan Chronicle on April 23, 2018.
Anna Silman talked to former Rajneeshpuram residents. Published in New York Magazine, The Cut, USA, on April 19, 2018.
Dickon Kent, son of Veetasmi (aka Persephone) comments to questions asked of him about living as a teenager in Rajneeshpuram. Published in Medium on April 17, 2018
Steve Bramucci in Uproxx on April 13, 2018: “The tale of the Rajneesh commune in Oregon is a tale of regular people (and some extraordinary ones) in all of their beautiful, violent, loving, greedy, generous, selfish, ecstatic, manipulative, messy glory.”
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.
Cameraman Milt Ritter, who covered events at Rajneeshpuram for KGW News, is interviewed by Steve Bramucci for Uproxx, published on April 6, 2018.
Article in The New York Times shows that the original sannyas colours have become a new fashion trend in New York.
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.
Despite all the amazing qualities that make ‘Wild Wild Country’ an interesting watch, the creators of the show, Chapman Way and Maclain Way, fail miserably in doing justice to the person Osho was, writes Simantini Dey on CNN News 18, India, on April 6, 2018.
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.
Niyam’s take on the showing of the Netflix series Wild Wild Country and the resulting global interest in Osho and his books.
The brothers Chapman and Maclain Way spoke to Nathan McAlone in a recent interview for Business Insider. Published on March 30, 2018.
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.”
Miraculously, Wild Wild Country, a documentary series, is what everyone around me is binge-ing on. So must you, writes Mayank Shekhar in Mid-Day, India. Published on March 27, 2018.
Sifu Freddie Lee, a Kung Fu teacher and practitioner, speaks about Osho’s impact on him and the message given out by the media.
Osho International’s statement in regard to the docuseries ‘Wild Wild Country’, posted on Facebook by Pratap.
A phone interview conducted by Matt Novak of Paleofuture-Gizmodo with the directors on the docuseries Wild Wild Country, Chapman Way and Maclain Way – plus video interviews by Katu, Build and Collider.
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.”
Review by Adam Patterson, published on Film Pulse, March 12, 2018. Release date of the docu-series: March 16, 2018 on Netflix.
A new Netflix series, to be shown starting on March 16, will take you behind the controversial history of Osho in their upcoming documentary. Published in the Hindustan Times, March 1, 2018.