Congratulations are in order from the people who run the UK commune called Leela in reaching the pages of the Guardian, etc, and the stickability they have shown in creating a commune. However there are some widely held doubts about the designation “Osho” .
As one undrestands it, but one can be corrected, Leela were told some years ago by Pune HQ to drop the Osho bit, but declined, and have continued using it. Maybe somewhere along the line they got a reprieve? SN bloggers can tell us?
Someone we respect has said that Leela has next to nothing to do with Osho but was inspired by Veeresh. Veeresh was certainly a lover of Osho and so are Tarisha and Devaraj the leading residents there, but as a condition of using Osho as a prefix to a centre’s name one is usually required to offer daily Dynamic, Kundalini and White Robe – an idea that is looked upon by Leela inmates as quaint and only for people who live in the past !
Arguably meditation has never been more than a inconsequential side show for the Veeresh inspired Humaniversity commune which inspires Leela, but it needs to be the main plank in all its forms, including the work that goes on there for the designation of an “Osho” commune?