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Zorba the Buddha
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Zorba the Buddha: "Sex, Spirituality, and Capitalism in the Global Osho Movement"

Hugh B. Urban

Abstract

This book is the first comprehensive study of the life, teachings, and following of the controversial Indian guru known in his youth as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and in his later years as Osho (1931–1990). Most Americans today remember him only as the “sex guru” and the “Rolls Royce guru,” who built a hugely successful but scandal-ridden utopian community in central Oregon during the 1980s. Yet Osho was arguably the first truly global guru of the twentieth century, creating a large transnational movement that traced a complex global circuit from post-Independence India of the 1960s to Reagan's Am ... More

Keywords: Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, Osho, Indian guru, sex guru, Oregon, transnational movement, globalization, religion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780520286665
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520286665.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hugh B. Urban, author
Ohio State University