On the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s Stony Point Center’s web site on their PC (U.S.A.) and Interfaith Relations at SPC page they have, on the side, a listing of various events they are sponsoring. Some are past events. One of those is, “OSHO Meditation Retreat with Bodhisattwa Swami Anand Arun.” Arun is a successor to Osho who once was known as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and founded the OSHO Movement. At this event attendees were not just learning about enlightenment or Hinduism, they were giving themselves in surrender to a god. And the god of choice is an impersonal everything, the god of classical monism.
Here is a bit about Osho/Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, the founder of this particular new religion:
In the eighties Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, was the leader of an ashram (sacred commune or community), Rajneeshpuran, near Antelope Oregon. Rajneesh, who had originally founded his ashram in India, was wealthy, owning expensive cars and a “twin-engine airplane.”1 He attracted wealthy followers seeking spiritual meaning at the height of the new age movement. The ashram was known for tantra sex, that is, enlightenment through sex, dancing, authoritarianism and politics.
Elizabeth Puttick in her article on the Osho movement writes that in 1985 the ashram was disbanded due to the Rajneesh’s arrest. She notes that he was charged with “tax invasion, embezzlement, wire tapping and immigration offenses.” Eventually he was discharged and deported back to India. Three of his administrators were also arrested. On his return to India, according to Puttick, he went back to his simpler teachings and changed his name to Osho.2 Anand Arun, the leader of the retreat, insists he was given leadership by Osho.