Osho (1931--1990) was a contemporary mystic whose life and teachings have influenced millions of people of all ages, and from all walks of life. His often provocative and challenging teachings generate today more and more interest, and his readership is dramatically expanding around the world in more than 50 languages. People can easily recognize the wisdom of his insights and their relevance to our lives and to the issues we are facing today. The Sunday Times in London named Osho as one of the 1,000 Makers of the 20th Century. He is known around the world for his revolutionary contribution to meditation, with the unique approach of his Osho Active Meditations acknowledging the accelerated pace of contemporary life and bringing meditation into modern life.