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How did you come to know Osho? - Publish your article in Osho Viha

From: Zorba S.
Sent on: Saturday, May 25, 2013 3:07 PM

Dear Friends,

Decades old Osho Viha magazine like to invite you to write an article if you came to know Osho via internet. Osho Viha is operated by Osho’s long disciples Dhanyam and Avinasho. Osho Viha was born in early 1986 when Sw. Prabodh Dhanyam and Ma Sunder Avinasho moved to the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Osho Viha has the largest selection of Osho books worldwide, with about 375 titles in English. As more and more of Osho's books go out of print Osho Viha is always working hard on finding copies of these treasures and making them available to Osho's lovers all over the world. Just recently they sent a huge shipment of books to Korea; other readers and collectors contact us from Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, Taiwan, and Mainland China, to name just a few.

Osho Viha’s bimonthly magazine reveals the inner and outer life of Osho's disciples - His sannyasins. It's a place for stories by and about highly individual people who have lived together in the most provocative, original, on-the-edge communes and communities that have ever existed anywhere. It's a place where sannyasins talk about Osho discourses and how to take what people learn through discipleship and meditation and live it out in the world. It's a place where people not only talk about the exceptional beauty and incomparable experiences of truth and silence on this pathless path, but about the doubts and the wounds as well.

Here is copy email invitation:

The board of the Viha Connection would like to invite you to write for our next special section, Osho in Cyberspace. There was a time when people “came to Osho” mainly through reading a book or going to a local center or the ashram in Pune. They listened to audio tapes (on cassette) and watched videos (on VHS).

Today more has changed than the technology. The Internet has changed our lives and our society in ways we have yet to discover. We are in many respects a global village, with access to ideas and people available from anywhere there’s an Internet connection. Some members of the younger generations don’t read many books these days; maybe because you have too many blogs and texts to get through.

Meanwhile, Osho is all over the Net. There are magazines and newsletters available, including the Viha Connection. Websites talk about Osho, His life, and His teachings, both pro and con. Programs, centers, retreats, and work related to Osho are presented on many sites. Talk forums allow the community to discuss issues of current interest, while Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube present other material.

In this milieu, some people have “met” Osho or connected with people in Osho’s sangha through the Internet. If you are one of those people, you are invited to write a short piece on your experience of meeting and connecting with Osho or the people in Osho’s sangha online. Your short article might include the following points:

·         Who you are, where you are, and what you do

·         When and how you first connected with Osho or people in Osho’s sangha online, and how that has or hasn’t continued

·         What the experience of connecting online has been like

·         And most important, any short, fun stories about connecting, meditating celebrating online.

Firm copy deadline:

June 15

Length:

Not more than 500 words, though less is fine.

Other submission info:

Electronic submissions in Microsoft Word are best to [address removed]

Photos:

Please send a photo of yourself (deadline May 5) to go along with your article. It’s best to send it electronically to [address removed]. Please be sure it is high-resolution, 300 dpi jpeg or TIF. You can also mail us a printed photo at Viha Meditation Center, PO Box 352, Mill Valley, CA 94942.

A note about the writing process:

We recommend that you read through this invitation with care before you start to write, and also refer to it during the writing process. We ask you to stick to the subject as outlined in this invitation, as the Special Section is designed to be a look at a particular subject from a variety of viewpoints. 

A note about the editing process:

The editing process requires a willingness to enter a working relationship with our editors. More often than not, the first draft of an article requires some rewriting and then the piece is edited for general readability and clarity. You will have the opportunity to review the final version of your article and to discuss and/or revise any changes that have been made along the way. Please let us know if you’re not open or available for that process; for example, because you’re going to be out of town during the editing.

Love from the Editorial Board of the Viha Connection

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