Zorba the Buddha

Sex, Spirituality, and Capitalism in the Global Osho Movement
by Hugh B. Urban

From the back cover: Zorba the Buddha is the first comprehensive study of the life, teachings, and following of the controversial Indian guru now 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 [...]

Hugh B. Urban is Professor in the Department of Comparative Studies at Ohio State University, where he studies comparative religion, religions in South Asia, and new religious movements.

University of California Press 2015; softcover; ISBN 978-0-520-28667-2

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