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Osho flat in murky waters

Pune Mirror | Sep 3, 2014, 02.30 AM IST By: Kaumudi Gurjar Cash-strapped commune was planning to sell late sanyasin’s apartment in KP, meant to be used as a library as per his will. Osho may have thought of money as a distraction against happiness, but the message clearly hasn’t trickled down to the Osho International Foundation (OIF), whose bank accounts in Switzerland were frozen by a Swiss court in June for misappropriation of funds. An apartment owned by a late Osho sanyasin, meant to be used as a library as per his will, was instead in the process of being sold off and the proceeds handed over to OIF, when the property agreement landed in the hands of sanyasins associated with the Friends of Osho group. The deal received a major setback after one of the group, whose...

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Why isn’t India acting, ask Osho followers

Daily News and Analysis Friday, 13 June 2014 – 8:07am IST | Place: Pune | Agency: DNA Rajesh Rao Pune: It seems that recent Swiss ruling suspending Osho International Foundation (OIF) board in Zurich, is a good news for all Osho lovers and sannyasins throughout the world. The Osho disiciples hope that if the Swiss government can protect its interest by their recent ruling, suspending Osho International Foundation (OIF) board in Zurich, the India government should order an inquiry into the alleged misappropriation within Pune based Osho International Meditation Resort (OIMR) In a recent Swiss ruling, the five member board of Zurich based OIF has been provisionally suspended and their signatory rights annulled, by the Federal Supervisory Board for Foundations (ESA), Switzerland. Swami Prem Geet (Yogesh Thakkar), who has filed a petition in High Court last year against the...

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Swiss govt order reaffirms Osho disciples’ faith

              Pune Mirror Pune Mirror | Jun 13, 2014, 02.30 AM IST Osho sanyasis held a closed-door meeting in Koregaon Park on Thursday. Photo by Dhananjay Helwade By: Kaumudi Gurjar Sanyasis hope that action will now also be taken against members of OIF Pune for last year’s infringement of IPR The decision of the Swiss government to suspend the Zurichbased Osho International Foundation (OIF) board members and freeze their bank accounts after allegations of misappropriation of financial assets has reaffirmed the faith of Osho sanyasis in the city, making them optimistic that a similar decision will be taken here as well. Since last year, Osho International Meditation Resort in the city has been rocked by allegations of intellectual property rights (IPR) infringement, but the matter is yet to be resolved. The sanyasis, who...

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Osho’s Swiss copycat shut down

Pune Mirror Pune Mirror | Jun 10, 2014, 02.30 AM IST By: Kaumudi Gurjar Swiss Government dissolves Osho International Foundation after complaints of misappropriation of funds by its board members Trouble has been brewing within the walls of the Osho International Meditation Resort in the city since last year, after it was was rocked by allegations of intellectual property rights (IPR) infringement — but that matter is yet to see the light of the day. On the flipside, it took just 12 days for the Swiss Federal Supervisory Board and Swiss Federal Department of Home Affairs to get their act together to provisionally suspend board members of Zurich-based Osho International Foundation (OIF), revoking their signatory authority and freezing their bank accounts. The order was issued on June 2, following a complaint filed by Robert Doetsch alias Swami Ramteertha on...

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Swiss ruling suspends Osho International Foundation board in Zurich

Daily News and Analysis Rajesh Rao, Tuesday, 10 June 2014 – 8:00am IST | Place: Pune | Agency: DNA Five member board of Osho International Foundation (OIF) in Zurich has been condionally suspended and their signatory rights have been annulled, followed by an order passed on June 2 by the Federal Supervisory Board for Foundations (ESA), Switzerland. Long time Osho disciple and editor at Osho World magazine, Swami Chaitanya Keerti, who had been waging a battle said, “Osho Friends International in Delhi, and some Osho Centers in USA and Europe have been challenging these 5 monopolizers, who got defeated in USA, and now the Swiss government has punished them. Osho disciples around the world are very annoyed and upset with the behaviour of these five members of OIF,” he said. Keerti said that the OIF board’s President, Michael O’Byrne...

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Osho samadhi should be open to followers

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