India

Where does yoga come from?

2019-07-06T22:09:46+02:00March 22nd, 2011|

summer yogaAn American group is campaigning for the recognition of yoga's roots in Hinduism. But an American scholar is arguing that modern postural yoga was invented in the 19th century, as an incredible mix of Euroamerican and Indian ideas and physical cultures.

The Sex Guru. When did it go wrong?

2019-07-06T22:14:30+02:00September 28th, 2010|

Sex guru

I am still somewhat shocked after seeing the movie documentary “Guru – Shree Rajneesh, his bodyguard and his secretary” some days ago. The Indian Shree Rajneesh was a […]

Peace of mind: "Nothing good comes out of it"

2019-07-06T22:20:50+02:00August 21st, 2010|

A Norwegian going to India to teach meditation? It sounds almost as absurd as if an Indian travelled to Norway to teach Norwegians how to ski. Yet Torbjorn Hobbel has travelled to New Delhi many times to teach Indians Acem Meditation. In this article he reflects on one of his experiences there.