Season 7 Episode #701
Broadcasts: November 25, 9:00 p.m. [OPB TV], November 27, 2:00 a.m. [OPB TV], June 16, 9:00 p.m. [OPB TV], June 18, 2:00 a.m. [OPB TV], January 19, 9:00 p.m. [OPB TV], January 21, 2:00 a.m. [OPB TV], October 26, 9:00 p.m. [OPB TV], October 28, 2:00 a.m. [OPB TV]
In 1981, Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, a spiritual leader from India, and thousands of his disciples moved to Wasco and Jefferson Counties. On what had been the Big Muddy Ranch, the “sannyasins” set out to build a new city, a utopian community in the desert -- Rajneeshpuram. Thousands of people from around the world gathered here to celebrate life. They worked hard and transformed the landscape. And more than a few hoped to spend the rest of their days at this place. But by 1986, they were gone.
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Funding Provided By: Arlene Schnitzer and Jordan Schnitzer, Robert D. and Marcia H. Randall Charitable Trust, Oregon Cultural Trust, Clark Foundation
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