By My Own Rules
Ma Anand Sheela* with Tony V Francis
* Indicates that the speaker will be participating at the Festival via Zoom
Ma Anand Sheela, or Sheela Birnstiel, managed the Rajneesh commune and the city of Rajneeshpuram in Wasco County, Oregon, USA. She was the personal secretary of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh from 1980 to 1985. More recently, she regained her spot in the limelight because of the Netflix series Wild Wild Country. Ma Anand Sheela has founded beautiful care homes for underprivileged young and old persons. Her care is based on love, respect and dignity. She manages two care homes in Switzerland and Mauritius.