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.

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 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.