Under the watchful eye of his secretary, Ma Anand Sheela, spiritual guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh relocates his ashram from India to Oregon in 1981.
The Bhagwan's flamboyant followers irk the tight-knit locals, who pursue legal action against the commune. But Sheela retaliates with a cunning plan.
Sheela emerges as a provocative spokeswoman. As Election Day approaches, the Rajneeshees recruit thousands of homeless people to fortify their ranks.
Local officials try to build a case against the Rajneeshees. When Sheela's thirst for power turns violent, the Bhagwan finally breaks his silence.
The bitter feud between Sheela and the Bhagwan divides the community – and opens the door for the FBI. At the ranch, a task force amasses evidence.
The Bhagwan flees the ranch. Sheela and several followers are arrested in Germany. The Bhagwan's devotees – and his enemies – reflect on his legacy.