Madhuri Z. K. Ewing was born in California in 1952. She studied poetry and dance at UC Riverside, then in 1970 left hitchhiking on her travels, was invited into a film as a dancing extra, ending up in Europe for two years, where she wrote, published, and had unwise teenage misadventures. She returned to San Francisco, where she performed poetry and acted in dubious films. Her younger sister had meanwhile made it to India, where she met the mystic Osho, then called Bhagwan. She sent for her sister and mother to share in the revelation.
Madhuri then spent 30 years in Osho's communes, meditating, working, dancing, and eventually teaching psychic opening.
Her first book, Impassioned Cows by Moonlight, was published by Hanging Loose Press, New York, in 1974.
She is the author of five books, including the memoir Love at Dancing Leaves: a Tantra Memoir.
She lives in Hebden Bridge, England.