The Seventies. A quest for spirituality and sexual freedom. In England, young Hugh Milne hears the voice of spiritual teacher Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh on an audiotape and travels to India in search of his own self. Sheela Patel, a young Indian woman, is brought to the charismatic guru by her father. In his Ashram in Poona, Bhagwan urges his disciples to meditate and practise tantric sex in order to reach a higher plane of consciousness. Hugh watches the guru's ascent as a bodyguard, Sheela becomes his secretary and later the powerful boss of Bhagwan's model community in the mountains of Oregon. The dream turns into a nightmare, for Hugh into a mental breakdown, for Sheela into a prison sentence.