25 Years After the Rajneeshee Commune Collapsed, the Truth Spills Out (Part One)

Editor’s note: In a nearly unbelievable chapter of Oregon history, a guru from India gathered 2,000 followers to live on a remote eastern Oregon ranch. The dream collapsed 25 years ago amid attempted murders, criminal charges and deportations. But the whole story was never made public. With first-ever access to government files, and some participants willing to talk for the first time, it’s clear things were far worse than we realized.

Author: Les Zaitz
Source: The Oregonian
Published: Apr 14, 2011
Length: 9 minutes (2,317 words)