Compass - Whatever Happened to the Orange People?

In the ‘70s and ‘80s followers of “sex-guru” Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh stood out in Australia with their bright orange clothes and unusual names. Combining eastern mysticism and western capitalism, the Bhagwan urged devotees to explore sex as a path to enlightenment, and many devotees gave up everything to join his ashram in India, then later in America.

But when the controversial movement imploded in a cloud of corruption and murder allegations, almost overnight the Orange people seemed to disappear. Who were the ‘Orange People’? What persuaded people to join? And, are they still around? Compass finds out.

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