Osho Meditative Therapy
What Is Meditative Therapy?
Meditative Therapies are simple methods that Osho created shortly before he died. They are called "Mystic Rose", "No Mind" and "Born Again". All of these methods are based on very simple, natural techniques and each of them is designed to bypass the analytical, rational mind and access the subconscious mind in an effortless way, thereby breaking down the conditioning that keeps us imprisoned and disconnected from our true nature, and instead 'uncovering' our natural being.
We call it Meditative Therapy but the truth is, it is not therapy. It is meditation, in which therapy happens naturally and by itself.
They are truly miraculous processes. All of them work energetically, and the mind can't explain how and why they work. I know from my own experience that they are extremely effective though, and - maybe because the mind can't explain it - it seems very easy and natural.
“To be in the mind is to be out of yourself. To be out of the mind is to be in your own being.” (Osho)
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“To be in the mind is to be out of yourself.
To be out of the mind is to be in your own being.”
OSHO Mystic Rose
The OSHO Mystic Rose is a process that runs 3 hours a day for 21 days; for the first week we laugh for 3 hours a day for 7 days, the second week we cry for 3 hours a day for 7 days, and for the third week, we sit silently, for 3 hours a day for 7 days.
The first and most central of these Meditative Therapies is the OSHO Mystic Rose. Osho would like “all his people” to do it. He speaks of how our vitality has been squashed by lifetimes of repressed laughter and repressed pain and sadness, that hang around us, layer upon layer. By digging through these layers we will regain our life energy and our innocence.
Osho explains: “Whenever any experience is not fully lived in the moment, it leaves a residue inside us. It may be a small thing or something really significant but those residues or scars stay in the unconscious blocking our natural ability to flower to our full potential.”
“Whatever is left in the unconscious remains, waiting for an opportunity to be expressed, accepted, and resolved.”
“When we allow all our un-laughed laughter, our un-cried tears, and our un-lived silence to be experienced, we can allow whatever is in the unconscious to flow freely and be lived now – and be resolved forever.”
“The laughter, tears, and silence do their work without the need for words, discussion, or analysis as is typical of conventional therapy. You just participate with totality and sincerity, and the rest happens by itself.”
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OSHO No Mind
OSHO No Mind is a week-long process for 2 hours a day for 7 days; for the first hour we speak Gibberish and the second hour we sit silently.
OSHO No-Mind belongs to the powerful OSHO Meditative Therapies. This process lasts 2 hours and consists of an hour of gibberish followed by an hour of sitting silently. Gibberish is a cathartic technique which encourages expressive sounds and body movements. The more total you are the more effective it is. To speak gibberish means to speak in nonsense words, as Osho says “using any language that you don’t know.”
You know that space? Your mind is going crazy and someone says to you “Detach from your thoughts,” or “Practice mindfulness” or “Move into the present moment”, but you just can't? You even get annoyed by hearing this kind of advice? That's where OSHO No-Mind comes in.
OSHO No-Mind is a way of throwing out all your mental garbage and moving into the silence of no-mind quickly and easily. It's a way of relaxing when relaxing seems impossible. It helps when conventional advise doesn't work anymore. Because gibberish helps to break mind’s habit of continual verbalization. It allows thoughts to be thrown out rather than repressed, leaving the mind empty and silent.
In this program, you will learn – through existential experience the following:
Who you really are, beyond the chaos of the mind.
The significance of being present in the moment
An effective meditation technique that can work even when you are very stressed out
How to stop the mind from overthinking and worrying
How to relax the mind effectively, so as to sleep better naturally at night
A quick and easy method of freeing yourself from obsessive thinking
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
7 live online sessions of a little more than two hours a day over one week
Osho insights and quotes about the mind and meditation
Q&A and support from your facilitator
Completion of the prerequisite for facilitator training
ALL TIMES ARE LOCAL TO YOU.
“Only a no-mind is a creative mind. When the so-called mind disappears and there is just pure emptiness, virgin emptiness, out of that virgin emptiness arises creativity. A thousand and one flowers bloom in that emptiness.”
Next OSHO No Mind: 3. - 9. March 2022, 19:30 - 21:45 hrs via Zoom
OSHO Born Again
OSHO Born Again is a week-long process for 2 hours a day for 7 days; The first hour is for entering into your childhood and doing what you always wanted to do. The second hour is for sitting silently in meditation.
This process was created by Osho to rediscover the freshness and innocence of childhood without going into psychological issues.
Osho about the first part of the process:”Remember this: regain your childhood. Everyone longs for it but no one is doing anything to regain it. Everyone longs for it! People go on saying that childhood is paradise and poets go on writing poems about the beauty of childhood. Who is preventing you? Regain it! Take this opportunity to regain it. Poetry will not help, and just remembering that it was paradise is not of much use. Why not move into it again? Why not be a child again? I say to you that if you can be a child again you will start growing in a new way. For the first time, you will be really alive again. And the moment you have the eyes of a child, the senses of a child – young, vibrating with life – the whole of life vibrates with you.”
“Be childlike and enjoying, not thinking of the past. A child never thinks of the past. Really, he has no past to think about. A child is not worried about the future; he has no time-consciousness. He lives totally unworried. He moves in the moment, he never carries any hangover. If he is angry then he is angry and in his anger, he will say to his mother, “I hate you.” And this is not just words, this is a reality. Really, in that moment he is in total hate. The next moment he will come out of it and he will be laughing and he will give a kiss to his mother and he will say, “I love you.” There is no contradiction. These are two different moments. He was total hate and now he is total love. He moves just like a river goes on moving, zigzag. But wherever he is – wherever the river is – he is total, flowing.”
“For these days be like a child – total. If you hate, hate; if you love, love; if you are angry, then be angry; and if you are festive, then be festive and dance. Do not carry anything over from the past. Remain true to the moment, do not hanker for the future. For these days, drop out of time. Drop out of time! That is why I say do not be serious: because the more serious you are, the more time-conscious you are. A child lives in eternity; for him, there is no time. He is not even aware of it. These days will be real meditation if you drop out of time. Live the moment and be true to it. Be playful.”
“It will be difficult because you are so structured. You have an armor around you and it is so difficult to loosen it, to relax it. You cannot dance, you cannot sing, you cannot just jump, you cannot just scream and laugh and smile. Even if you want to laugh you first want something there to be laughed at. You cannot simply laugh. There must be some cause, only then can you laugh. There must be some cause, only then can you cry and weep. Put aside knowledge, put aside seriousness; be absolutely playful for these days. You have nothing to lose. If you do not gain anything, you will not lose anything either. What can you lose in being playful? But I say to you: you will never be the same again.”
“My insistence on being playful is because of this: I want you to go back to the very point from where you stopped growing. There has been a point in your childhood when you stopped growing and when you started being false. You may have been angry, a small child in a tantrum, angry, and your father or your mother said, “Don’t be angry! This is not good!” You were natural but a division was created and a choice was there for you. If you were to remain natural then you would not have the love of your parents.”
“In these days I want to throw you back to the point where you started being ‘good’ as against being natural. Be playful so your childhood is regained.”
“It will be difficult because you will have to put aside your masks, your faces; you will have to put aside your personality. But remember, the essence can assert itself only when your personality is not there, because your personality has become an imprisonment. Put it aside. It will be painful, but it is worth it because you are going to be reborn out of it. And no rebirth is possible without pain. If you are really determined to be reborn, then take the risk.” (Osho, Meditation: The First and Last Freedom)
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