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Sex, spirituality and lies - what I learnt about Rajneesh inside Osho ashram

The events that unfolded at the commune and the stand-off between its inmates comprise the core of the Netflix documentary series Wild Wild Country.

I was in my early 20s when I stepped through the gates of the Osho Ashram in Pune for the first time. I was accompanied by my partner Claudia, a Croatian cellist and composer, who at the time was studying Indian classical music in Bombay.

A middle-aged blonde woman clad in a flowing maroon robe ushered us into a booth for an HIV test. It was a mandatory requirement for all new members. The commune was centered around the controversial godman, Bhagwan Rajneesh, who had been rechristened Osho after his return from the United States.

wildBhagwan Rajneesh in a still from Wild Wild Country.

Born Chandra Mohan Jain on December 11, 1931, in Kuchwada village of Madhya Pradesh, Rajneesh was deported back to India after pleading guilty to two counts of felony. He along with his neo-Sanyasins moved out, lock, stock and barrel, from "Rajneeshpuram", his sprawling 60,000-acre commune in the state of Oregon. Within three years,

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