When Osho, the world's most controversial guru, builds an Utopian city deep in the Oregon country, conflict with the locals escalates into a national scandal.
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Osho ...  Self 6 episodes, 2018
Ma Anand Sheela ...  Self 6 episodes, 2018
George Meredith ...  Self 6 episodes, 2018
Jon Bowerman Jon Bowerman ...  Self 6 episodes, 2018
Kelly McGreer Kelly McGreer ...  Self 6 episodes, 2018
Rosemary McGreer Rosemary McGreer ...  Self 6 episodes, 2018
John Silvertooth John Silvertooth ...  Self 6 episodes, 2018
Jane Stork ...  Self 6 episodes, 2018
Ma Prem Sunshine Ma Prem Sunshine ...  Self 6 episodes, 2018
Philip Toelkes ...  Self 6 episodes, 2018
Robert Weaver Robert Weaver ...  Self 6 episodes, 2018
Krishna Devi ...  Self 4 episodes, 2018
Charles Turner Charles Turner ...  Self 4 episodes, 2018
Ma Prem Hasya Ma Prem Hasya ...  Self 3 episodes, 2018
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When a controversial guru builds an utopian city in the Oregon desert, it causes a massive conflict with local ranchers. This docuseries chronicles the conflict, which leads to the first bioterror attack in the United States and a massive case of illegal wiretapping. It is a pivotal, but largely forgotten, time in American cultural history that tested the country's tolerance for the separation of church and state. Written by Jwelch5742

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He created one hell of a utopia.

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The utopian city was incorporated in 1982. It was built 19 miles from Antelope, OR. As of 1999, the area is now a summer camp for Young Life. See more »

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Spoofed in Documentary Now!: Batsh*t Valley, Part 2 (2019) See more »

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Every opera ends in tragedy, but the parts in between are just so beautiful
31 March 2018 | by vz909See all my reviews

Every once in a while you'll come across a story so full of rich details, wonderful characters, and an extraordinary atmosphere, this is one of those.

I have read Osho's books and tried his meditations and have found him full of wisdom to offer but never knew much about his personal life nor this grand experiment that took place in Oregon. I just randomly clicked on this title on Netflix and here is a chapter of Osho's life that captivated me from beginning to end.

You can frame this story in terms of a Master and his relationship to his main disciple Sheela, or a small town's struggle against a massive foreign ideology, or old faith vs. new faith, and it's even reminiscent of the fall of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden. Whichever way you look at it, it encapsulates the full spectrum of human experience from deep fear to unconditional love. At times you'll see the same bigotry and self-righteousness of the small town folks in yourself and everyone you know then you'll realize they're not the bad guys, they are just simple people like all of us. And at other times you'll see the Messiah complex and power hungriness of the top Sannyasins in yourself as well and realize that they're not in the wrong either, they just wanted to find a paradise and live the way they wanted to. At the end of the day, all characters in the story are redeemed and were just playing out their part in this grand legacy and what a beautiful legacy it was. Sheela may be a deeply faulted character but she was right in saying the whole thing was like an opera- a tragedy in the end but oh so many beautiful moving parts in between.


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