Why Not? It's all still running. It also spawned a lot of off shoots - this guy is popular with some people (former Osho sannyasin) -I want to go! x
Big hugs I certainly won't stop you, it can be an amazing experience to spend time there, and I think there is still an Osho UK commune called Leela I think.I want to go! x
Well thanks for that. I've never thought the Osho communes were very cult like. There are many members who are smart, well educated and have done well in society, like therapists, lawyers, doctors, engineers, as well as the usual helping of more usual types. The net result was a commune that was run like a business in the financial aspects, everything is very clean, aesthetically stylish, hygienic, people have a sense of humour, many languages are spoken and so on. That was one reason why it lasted as long as it did.But as I said, there was a very cheerful vibe to the place.
On the other hand, i've known of [other] communities that do get very cult-like and are downright scary.
I've not spent time in a different community, but there is one in my town that I know of. The website has a list of 'rules' that new members will need to adhere to and while some are totally reasonable, others are very problematic.. for instance, a rule stated that parties are allowed but that you shouldn't invite a community member if they have previously fallen out with someone. Sounds very excluding indeed.But I don't really have a basis for comparison, never having spent any time living in other communes.