Meditation Descriptions

MONDAY: MOVEMENT/DANCE MEDITATIONS

OSHO NO-DIMENSIONS MEDITATION

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The meditation lasts one hour and has three stages. In the first two stages the eyes are open but not focused on anything in particular. In the third stage the eyes are closed. The meditation is over when you hear three gongs.

This active centering meditation is based on Sufi techniques, further developed and expanded by Osho. Using the breath and a series of coordinated body movements followed by whirling, your energy becomes centered in the hara, the “life energy” center below the navel. From there you can watch the mind and experience awareness and wholeness – the body moving in all directions, the center unmoving.

OSHO NATARAJ MEDITATION

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Nataraj is the energy of dance. This is dance as a total meditation, where all inner division disappears and a subtle, relaxed awareness remains.

“Forget the dancer, the center of the ego; become the dance. That is the meditation. Dance so deeply that you forget completely that ‘you’ are dancing and begin to feel that you are the dance. The division must disappear; then it becomes a meditation.

If the division is there, then it is an exercise: good, healthy, but it cannot be said to be spiritual. It is just a simple dance. Dance is good in itself – as far as it goes it is good. After it, you will feel fresh, young. But it is not meditation yet. The dancer must go, until only the dance remains…. Don’t stand aside, don’t be an observer. Participate!

And be playful. Remember the word playful always – with me it is very basic.” Osho

 

TUESDAYS: BREATH MEDITATIONS

OSHO CHAKRA BREATHING MEDITATION

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This active meditation uses deep, rapid breathing and body movement to open and bring awareness, vitality and silence to each of the seven chakras and into your life.

The meditation is best done on an empty stomach.

Music and bells support the process and signal the beginning of each stage. The meditation is to be done with its specific OSHO Chakra Breathing Meditation music, which indicates and energetically supports the different stages. All chakras lie deep within, rather than on the surface of the body. The following “map” is used to indicate their approximate locations:

  1. base chakra:    the sex center, lower pelvis
  2. sacral chakra:  just below the navel
  3. solar plexus chakra:  above the navel, below the breastbone
  4. heart chakra:  the middle of the chest
  5. throat chakra:  the throat
  6. third eye chakra:  between the eyebrows
  7. crown chakra:  top of the head

QUANTAM LIGHT BREATH MEDITATION

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The Quantum Light Breath was created by the late mystic Jeru Kabbal (1930-2000) who used this method in his teachings and workshops all over the world. He was greatly influenced by Vipassana, an ancient form of meditation where one sits in stillness and silence for extended periods of time. Jeru realized that when elements of Vipassana were combined with deep rhythmic and consciously connected breath, it could bring a participant into the recognition of Oneness without having to sit still in silent meditation for hours a day. Jeru used verbal and energetic guidance along with evocative music to lead people into the recognition of the mind’s separate realities and to encourage an experience of the mystery of true presence.

CHAKRA LOOP MEDITATION
Chakra Loop is a one-hour meditation that uses the breath to bring awareness to the chakras and to connect their energy.  It is similar to Chakra Breathing meditation, and the energy of the chakras becomes connected, bringing harmony to all seven chakras.
The meditation can be done standing up or lying down.  If standing, stand relaxed, with feet shoulder-width apart. Start to breathe deeply through the chakras (through the mouth, without pausing between the in-breath and the out-breath).  If it’s difficult for you to visualize breathing through a chakra, just bring your attention to the body area corresponding to that chakra.
 
The in-breath will usually be through one chakra, and the out-breath through another chakra. You will breathe successively through adjacent chakras (e.g. 1 with 2, 4 with 5) as well as through more distant chakras (e.g. 1 with 3, 2 with 4).  In this way you’ll awaken and combine the energies of the different chakras, using the more open and stronger ones to energize the weaker and less open chakras.
If lying down on a mattress, the same description applies with the addition of rocking the pelvis gently back and forth on each in-breath and out-breath.  
At the end of cycling through the chakras, we breathe in through the first chakra and out through the seventh chakra (involving the whole body), thus connecting all the seven chakras.
This cycle is repeated three times.  The second phase is a 10-minute period of silence.  Stand, sit, or lie down, with eyes closed.  Be silent and watch whatever is happening inside.
This is a guided meditation – the process will be demonstrated by a facilitator, and a recorded voice will guide you through the chakras.

 

WEDNESDAYS: SOUND MEDITATIONS

OSHO CHAKRA SOUNDS MEDITATION

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In this meditation vocal sounds open, harmonize and bring awareness to the chakras or energy centers. It can bring you into a deep, peaceful, inner silence. You can make your own vocal sounds, or just listen to the music and feel the sounds within you.

The meditation is to be done with its specific OSHO Chakra Sounds Meditation music, which indicates and energetically supports the different stages.

Chakras lie deep within, rather than on the surface of the body. You will move up and down these seven:

  1. base chakra:                                           the sex center, lower pelvis
  2. sacral chakra:                                         just below the navel
  3. solar plexus chakra:                             above the navel, below the breastbone
  4. heart chakra:                                          the middle of the chest
  5. throat chakra:                                         the throat
  6. third eye chakra:                                    between the eyebrows
  7. crown chakra:                                        top of the head

OSHO NADABRAHMA MEDITATION

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Nadabrahma is the humming meditation – through humming and hand movements conflicting parts of you start falling in tune, and you bring harmony to your whole being. Then, with body and mind totally together, you “slip out of their hold” and become a witness to both. This watching from the outside is what brings peace, silence and bliss.

“So in Nadabrahma, remember this: let the body and mind be totally together, but remember that you have to become a witness. Get out of them, easily, slowly, from the back door, with no fight, with no struggle.” Osho

THURSDAY AND FRIDAY: 

OSHO KUNDALINI MEDITATION

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Osho’s Kundalini meditation is done all over the world in the late afternoon or early evening before dinner to release the tensions of the day and allow a more silent and tranquil energy to emerge as one transitions back home from the hustle and bustle of modern life.  The meditation allows you to move your energy and release tension with the support of music.  By being fully immersed in the first and second stages of the meditation (first shaking the body and then dancing with eyes closed), the mediator is able to release tension and blocks in the body bringing a flow of positive energy into the their being.  The third and fourth stage, sitting in mediation with music; and then lying down in silence, allows the meditator to then move the energy within higher, creating a deep relaxation and stillness.  The eyes remain closed throughout the meditation and one should wear loose comfortable clothing.

“If you are doing the Kundalini Meditation, then allow the shaking, don’t do it.  Stand silently, feel it coming and when your body starts trembling, help it but don’t do it.  Enjoy it, feel blissful about it, allow it, receive it, welcome it, but don’t will it”.

SATURDAY:

Dynamic Meditation:

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Osho Dynamic Mediation is done all over the world at first light.  It is a fast, intense and thorough way to break old patterns in the body/mind and release tensions and anxieties that no longer serve.   The meditation lasts one hour and has five stages.  Each stage is supported by music, which was specifically written for Osho and this meditation.  The mediation is done with eyes closed and uses breath work, cathartic release, dance, and stillness to allow the meditator to release tension and deeply held emotions into a place of silence and finally celebration.

“Silence must happen while you are absolutely alive, vital, bubbling with life and energy.  Then the silence is meaningful.  … It will not be dull.  It will be alive.  It will be a subtle balance between two polarities…. Dynamic mediation is a contradiction.  Dynamic means effort, much effort, absolute effort.  And meditation means silence, no effort, no activity.”

SUNDAY:

Satsang Meditation:

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Osho Satsang Mediation is a one-hour sitting meditation supported by silence, music, humming and a quote from Osho.  The satsang meditation is an opportunity to sit in silence with the Master.

“Satsang means, in close proximity to the truth; it means, near the truth, it means near a master who has become one with truth – just being near him, open, receptive and waiting.  If your waiting has become deep, intense, a deep communion will happen.  The master is not going to do anything.  He is simply there, available.  If you are one he will flow with you.  This flowing is called satsang.  With a master you need not learn anything else.  If you can learn satsang, that’s enough – if you can just be near him without asking, without thinking, without arguing; just present there, available, so the being of the master can flow in you”.

OTHER OSHO MEDITATIONS:

OSHO NO MIND MEDITATION:

This is a seven-day meditation intensive, which includes forty-five minutes of Gibberish and forty-five minutes of silent sitting together as a group from 5:30 to 7:30 pm March 15 -21, at OMC.

“I am dealing with the contemporary man, who is the most restless being that has ever evolved on the earth. But people do become silent; you just have to allow them to throw out their madness, insanity, then they themselves become silent.” Osho

In the first 45 minutes of the meditaton, we have the perfect opportunity to throw out the gibberish of the mind. As Osho explains, “Gibberish is one of the most scientific ways to clean your mind”.  “To be in the mind is to be out of yourself.
To be out of the mind is to be in your own being.”

“Just go inwards and it is not thousands of miles away. It is only thousands of thoughts away. 

“So it is only a question of reducing the thoughts and the mileage is reduced.  If you don’t have any thoughts, you are in it. You are it.

“You don’t have to go anywhere; you have to simply go on throwing your thoughts.

“That is the purpose of our gibberish before the meditation. Just a time to throw everything, without inhibition. These creatures that you throw out are eating your head continuously, destroying your intelligence. Catch them and throw them out.”

What Is Gibberish?

Just say everything that you ever wanted to say and have not been able to say because of civilization, education, culture, and society. Be very passionate, as if you are talking, as if your whole life is at stake. You are talking nonsense and there is nobody except you, but be passionate, be in a passionate dialogue. Saying anything that is moving in your mind, all kinds of rubbish – throw it out.

And say it in any language you don’t know! Use Chinese, if you don’t know Chinese. Use Japanese if you don’t know Japanese. Don’t use German if you know German. Shouting, laughing, crying, making noises … making gestures …. Sounds will come – utter them – and one sound will lead into another. Soon you will be speaking Chinese and Italian and French, languages that you don’t know. Simply allow whatever comes to your mind without bothering about its rationality, reasonability, meaning, or significance. For the first time enjoy that freedom — the same as all the birds have.

Do it totally, with great enthusiasm …. Be authentic, honest …. You have to be total. Don’t act or do it automatically like a robot. Be sincere … make it a reality …. So don’t be partial, don’t be middle-class. Be a first-rate crazy man! Just go crazy without any fear. Don’t spare anything. Don’t sit there like a Buddha; that stage comes later. Remember, the first step in meditation is to forget the whole world and just bring out all your craziness in rubbish, gibberish sounds, gestures …. As you throw it out you will find yourself becoming light, becoming more alive. But be total because once you are freed of it, then there is a possibility of going deeper into silence than you have ever gone.

As Osho describes it:

““Put the conscious off and allow the unconscious to speak….”

“Be very passionate in it, as if you are talking, as if your whole life is at stake. You are talking nonsense and there is nobody except you, but be passionate, be in a passionate dialogue.”

“You have to be authentic about it. It is not for somebody else, it is for the sky. And you cannot deceive the sky.”

“It is one of the most ecstatic meditations ever. As you go into it, get more and more ecstatic with it. If your body starts moving, your hands start moving, gestures happen and you feel like standing up or jumping or dancing, allow it. Let your whole body and being say it. And get deeper and deeper into it – be possessed by it.”

“Out of this will arise the second part, a great silence in which you have to close your eyes and freeze your body, all its movements, gather your energy within yourself.”

 

OSHO GOURISHANKAR MEDITATION

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The meditation lasts one hour and has four stages of 15 minutes each.

Osho says that if the breathing is done correctly in the first stage of this meditation the carbon dioxide formed in the bloodstream will make you feel as high as Gourishankar (Mt. Everest).This “high” is carried into the subsequent stages of soft gazing, soft and spontaneous movement, and silent stillness.