13 episodes

Soli by Roberta Lippi.
Soli is one of the first International productions by italian podcast platform storielibere.fm.
Soli brings to the audience the true stories of “Osho’s children'', who in the late 70s and early 80s were brought by their parents to live in the controversial guru’s communes. We hear their memories and voices, discovering the mixed feelings they have now, as adults, towards their childhood journey: the awareness of freedom and unconventionalism, of being part of a special world, but also the confusion, the premature sexual experiences they were exposed to and the loneliness they all felt. They tell how they came to terms with something that deeply affected them, when their parents, suddenly, decided to leave everything and put them in common, at all levels. The international version of Soli has been translated by Edoardo Rialti. The international voice of Roberta Lippi is Cecilia Gragnani.

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    • 4.1 • 7 Ratings

Soli by Roberta Lippi.
Soli is one of the first International productions by italian podcast platform storielibere.fm.
Soli brings to the audience the true stories of “Osho’s children'', who in the late 70s and early 80s were brought by their parents to live in the controversial guru’s communes. We hear their memories and voices, discovering the mixed feelings they have now, as adults, towards their childhood journey: the awareness of freedom and unconventionalism, of being part of a special world, but also the confusion, the premature sexual experiences they were exposed to and the loneliness they all felt. They tell how they came to terms with something that deeply affected them, when their parents, suddenly, decided to leave everything and put them in common, at all levels. The international version of Soli has been translated by Edoardo Rialti. The international voice of Roberta Lippi is Cecilia Gragnani.

    Ep 12 | Siddhartha, the Golden Boy - Part 2

    Ep 12 | Siddhartha, the Golden Boy - Part 2

    Soli, by Roberta Lippi

    In this second part of the episode dedicated to Siddhartha, we continue to listen to the story of the Golden Boy, his travels in search of himself and his place in the world without ever forgetting the Master, his visits to Rajneeshpuram, which Siddhartha has ever seen as the Promised Land, and the constant abuse and harassment he suffered from Sheela. Who is Siddhartha today? How does he remember that period of his life and all the people who, when he was just a child, did everything but protect him?

    • 34 min
    Ep 11 | Siddhartha, the Golden Boy - Part 1

    Ep 11 | Siddhartha, the Golden Boy - Part 1

    Soli, by Roberta Lippi

    Not a child of Osho, but THE child of Osho: the protagonist of this double episode of Soli is Siddhartha, the Golden Boy, Baghwan's favorite child with whom he established a unique and special bond. For this reason, Sid had become a friend with all the members of community, loved by everyone, but also very hated and abused by Sheela: how far can human envy go? What about the resilience of a little child?

    • 37 min
    Ep 10 | There is another truth

    Ep 10 | There is another truth

    Soli, by Roberta Lippi

    Bindu's experience as an Osho's kid has something unique. Contrasted emotions emerge from her words as she recalls her time in the Osho's commune of Puna. Bindu is born there. She shares with us sweet memories of her childhood - and also bitter ones. Some of them are painful. Memories of great ideals, not always equally shared, but at least respected by everyone. Her story is full of sharp thought and a curious anecdotes. On of them allow us to unexpectedly close the circle and drew us back at the very beginning of "Soli"'s journey.

    Cover image by Martino Pietropoli
    Music by Smokelab

    • 42 min
    Ep 09 | I am only Bindu

    Ep 09 | I am only Bindu

    Soli, by Roberta Lippi

    Bindu's experience as an Osho's kid has something unique. Contrasted emotions emerge from her words as she recalls her time in the Osho's commune of Puna. Bindu is born there. She shares with us sweet memories of her childhood - and also bitter ones. Some of them are painful. Memories of great ideals, not always equally shared, but at least respected by everyone. Her story is full of sharp thought anda curious anecdotes. On of them allow us to unexpectedly close the circle and drew us back at the very beginning of "Soli"'s journey.

    Story continues in the next episode online on June 24th.

    Cover image by Martino Pietropoli
    Music by Smokelab

    • 44 min
    Ep 08 | Nobody wants to talk

    Ep 08 | Nobody wants to talk

    The publishing of "Soli" drew attention and got noticed by the sannyasin community. Some former Osho's kids came forward with their stories.
    We realized that we missed one last chapter, a tribute to those who decided to forget.
    At the center of this episode, Maroesja Perizonius, a Dutch director who in 2004 shot a documentary on her story as "Child of the commune".
    Maroesja goes through her memories as sannyasin child, separated from her mother and living in different communes, alone.
    When she started to search for answers, she realized that nobody - including her mother - wanted to be accountable for how their choices affected Maroesja's life.

    • 32 min
    Ep 07 | After the escape

    Ep 07 | After the escape

    Soli, By Roberta Lippi

    Camila's story continues to reveal her best and worst moments in the commune. She recalls the difficulties of growing up in a split family, but mostly about ending up in the Medina commune, England, alone. She stayed there until her parents finally decided it was time to take her back home and leave the sannyasin for good. From that moment on, Camila had to fall back into the "normal" world. There was no more room for Kamla, the child she had been for ten years. How did she cope with such a big change? What is her angle on this whole experience, now that she is a mother?

    Cover image by Martino Pietropoli
    Music by Smokelab

    • 38 min

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