Any OSHO fans still reading? It was a great experience in Pune, India and I’m fond of the place itself – the real world!
Eight blog posts & 17,000 words later and over 400 comments I’d aired my experience as it happened. A meeting with an editor and a flower smelling photograph later GO! Smell the flowers the OSHO experience made it into the Pune Mirror Sunday Magazine that comes with The Times of India.
Targeted at the young readers of Pune it aims to combine racy content with the sophistication and gravitas of a broadsheet - something worth aiming for to ensure debate, right?
For those who missed the posts and the hundreds of ‘make you think’ inspiring comments that accompanied them just scroll down this flowers blog for a taster and hit on ‘previous posts’ at the bottom left for the rest. Thanks to the article we’ve had some great insights in the OSHOpping post from day 7 at the bottom of this page that are still going on.
Why the Ying-Yang sign you may wonder? More on that but first here are PDF’s of the 3 page article that make their way over to the Flowers in the media section found in the right column of this homepage and right here for those interested:
Splashed over the main Sunday mag in Pune as it makes it’s way to other Times groups…..
and media worldwide. Feel free to pass it on your local media – I’m happy to share my experience and it was the comments here at flowers that drove me on to tip-tap away with the forefingers of both hands.
One thing I forget to write about was that I was given a free OSHO book voucher as part of my OSHO stay and I confess bought the OSHO – Living Tao, featuring talks on fragments from Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu - a book I’ve been reading in Bigram format since 1997 – all at the roll of a dice as I select one of the 64 passages.
As I wind up my memorable trip here in Dharamshala where I met H.H. Dalai Lama, I’ve uncovered an interesting local perception about Tibetan exiles and will share my findings with you in due course.
I’ve updated our last poll on content you’d like to see here at GO! Smell the flowers. Inspiration won, followed by health and then travel so thanks to all who voted. Our next poll asks if you’d visit an OSHO retreat in the future – even if out of curiosity, like I did!
All comments welcomed on the OSHO series I wrote and how you think my experience came across in the article as we went from Blog to Sunday magazine.
Feel free to add your OSHO vote and make it count and new readers – why not post a comment and have your say? Thanks.