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...meditation is a method to recognize
the eternity of life
and the illusion of death...

"The heart is an adventurer,the explorer of the mysteries, the discoverer of all that is hidden. The heart is always on a pilgrimage. It is never satisfied, it has an innermost discontent, a spiritual discontent. It never settles anywhere. It is very much in love with movement, with dynamism.

When you go deep into meditation it will happen again and again. A moment will come when your circumference and center are very close, and there is no barrier between them- not even a curtain- and you will hear the center loudly, clearly."

Sadness as a Meditation

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"In Buddha's time, dynamic methods of meditation were not needed. People were more simple, more authentic. They lived a more real life. Now, people are living a very repressed life, a very unreal life. When they don't want to smile, they smile. When they want to be angry, they show compassion. People are false, the whole life pattern is false. People are just acting, not living. Many incomplete experiences go on being collected, piled up inside their minds.

"Just sitting directly in silence won't help. The moment you will sit silently, you will see all sorts of things moving inside you; you will feel it almost impossible to be silent. First throw those things out so you come to a natural state of rest. Real meditation starts only when you are at rest."
Osho, The Discipline of Transcendence, Vol. 2, Chapter 5

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Suggested Readings of Osho´s books:

Meditation: The Art of Ecstasy

For a deeper understanding of the science behind the Osho Active Meditations such as Dynamic, and how they work on the physical, emotional and psychic levels. A terrific guide to help you go deeper into the active meditations and get the most out of them

Meditation: The First and Last Freedom
A Practical Guide. The basic handbook for meditators, with instructions for all of the Osho Active Meditations, plus a selection of other techniques that are easy to do on your own and to incorporate into your everyday life. Also contains the answers to many common questions about meditation and the different issues that come up for meditators.

From Medication to Meditation
A special compilation focused on the relationship between body and mind, with an emphasis on dealing with common health issues including the stress of contemporary life. The intelligent person's alternative to Prozac.


The Book of Secrets

112 Keys to the Mystery Within The Book of Secrets is based on 112 meditation techniques originally known as the Vigyan Bhairav Tantra. In it, you will find detailed descriptions of how each technique works to open a new door to the art of watching, observing oneself. The techniques are quite simple, and many of them can be fitted into a few minutes break in your day. By experimenting with them, you can find the ones that "click" for you. In alternate chapters of the book there are answer to questions that arise out of people's experience of the techniques

Meditation: The Art of Ecstasy
For a deeper understanding of the science behind the Osho Active Meditations such as Dynamic, and how they work on the physical, emotional and psychic levels. A terrific guide to help you go deeper into the active meditations and get the most out of them

Awareness: The Key to Living in Balance
From the Insights for a New Way of Living series, which are all about applying the understanding that meditation brings to everyday life. This particular title is specially for those who want to incorporate a meditative awareness into every aspect of daily life, and who want to better understand the mechanisms of the mind and consciousness in that regard. It's also a great book for those who can use a little support and inspiration in the "knack" of staying alert and relaxed in their daily activities.

In Search of the Miraculous
An introduction to the subtle levels of energy in the body-mind, and how they relate to expanding consciousness. A special book for those who are intrigued by the esoteric sciences that have been known in the East for centuries, and how those understandings relate to making awareness a way of life Today.

The Path of Meditation
This book is a great guide to understanding meditation and how it works with the body, the mind and the emotions. Also includes some specific techniques to experiment with.               

                              



 guided meditation "entering into death"

 guided meditation "Letting go into life and death"

In all our seminars we experience and learn various methods of meditation.

Meditation is a method to create distance to our thoughts, and to experience the reality of our consciousness in that inner silence, in which we are whole and healthy, untouched by conditionings of the past. Our consciousness rests in the eternal present.

Veetman Meditation

When we are totally in the present, we are in contact with an inner source of life energy, from which healing and peace arise, love, compassion, trust and creativity.

The source of our unhappiness, of  many  problems and illnesses is the constant restless stream of our thoughts.

Thoughts distract us from reality, the present. Thoughts cloud our being, and we lose contact, we are cut off from the present. Thoughts are never from the present, they are either from the past or about the future.

There are hundreds of meditation techniques, and certain techniques are more effective  for certain  individuals than others. But the essence of all authentic meditation techniques is the same: conscious witnessing of thoughts, emotions, sensations, without judgements  and goals. The  resulting gaps  of silence , which will happen sooner or later, are healing for body, mind and soul, because we remember our oneness with existence. 

In deep meditation we experience silence, peace, oneness, deathlessness, love and compassion.

Be aware of your mental processes, how your mind works. The moment you become aware of the functioning of your mind, you are not the mind. The very awareness means that you are beyond: aloof, a witness. And the more aware you become, the more you will be able to see the gaps between the experience and the words. Gaps are there, but you are so unaware that they are never seen. Between two words there is always a gap, however imperceptible, however small. Otherwise the two words cannot remain two; they will become one. Between two notes of music there is always a gap, a silence. Two words or two notes cannot be two unless there is an interval between them. A silence is always there but one has to be really aware, really attentive, to feel it.

The more aware you become, the slower the mind becomes. It is always relative. The less aware you are, the faster the mind is; the more aware you are, the slower the process of the mind is. When you are more aware of the mind, the mind slows down and the gaps between thoughts widen. Then you can see them.

It is just like a film. When a projector is run in slow motion, you see the gaps. If I raise my hand, this has to be shot in a thousand parts. Each part will be a single photograph. If these thousands of single photographs pass before your eyes so fast that you cannot see the gaps, then you see the hand raised as a process. But in slow motion, the gaps can be seen.

Mind is just like a film. Gaps are there. The more attentive you are to your mind, the more you will see them. It is just like a gestalt picture; a picture that contains two distinct images at the same time. One image can be seen or the other can be seen, but you cannot see them simultaneously. It can be a picture of an old lady, and at the same time a picture of a young lady. But if you are focused on one, you will not see the other; and when you are focused on the other, the first is lost. Even if you know perfectly well that you have seen both images, you cannot see them simultaneously.

The same thing happens with the mind. If you see words you cannot see the gaps, and if you see the gaps you cannot see the words. Every word is followed by a gap and every gap is followed by a word, but you cannot see both simultaneously. If you are focused on the gaps, words will be lost and you will be thrown into meditation.

A consciousness that is focused only on words is non-meditative and a consciousness that is focused only on gaps is meditative. Whenever you become aware of the gaps, the words will be lost. If you observe carefully, you will not find words; you will only find a gap.

You can feel the difference between two words, but you cannot feel the difference between two gaps. Words are always plural and the gap is always singular: "the" gap. They merge and become one. Meditation is a focusing on the gap.


Meditation Is Relaxation   

Meditation is rest, absolute rest, a full stop to all activity - physical, mental, emotional. When you are in such a deep rest that nothing stirs in you, when all action as such ceases, as if you are fast asleep yet awake, you come to know who you are. Suddenly the window opens. It cannot be opened by effort, because effort creates tension, and tension is the cause of our whole misery. Hence this is something very fundamental to be understood that meditation is not effort.

One has to be very playful about meditation, one has to learn to enjoy it as fun. One has not to be serious about it - be serious and you miss. One has to go into it very joyously. And one has to keep aware that it is falling into deeper and deeper rest. It is not concentration, just the contrary, it is relaxation. When you are utterly relaxed, for the first time you start feeling your reality; you come face to face with your being. When you are engaged in activity you are so occupied that you cannot see yourself. Activity creates much smoke around you, it raises much dust around you; hence all activity has to be dropped, at least for a few hours per day.

That is only so in the beginning. When you have learnt the art of being at rest you can be both active and restful together, because then you know that rest is something so inner that it cannot be disturbed by anything outer. The activity goes on at the circumference and at the center you remain restful. So it is only for beginning that activity has to be dropped for a few hours. When one has learned the art then there is no question : for twenty-four hours a day one can be meditative and one can continue all the activities of ordinary life.

But remember, the key word is rest, relaxation. Never go against rest and relaxation. Arrange your life in such a way, drop all futile activity, because ninety per cent is futile; it is just for killing time and remaining occupied. Do only the essential and devote your energies more and more to the inner journey. Then that miracle happens when you can remain at rest and in action together, simultaneously. That is the meeting of the sacred and the mundane, the meeting of this world and that, the meeting of materialism and spiritualism.

From the book : What is Meditation? - Osho 

                                               
What are Osho Active Meditations?



Osho Active Meditations are a new way of taking care of both the outer and the inner you. Each program starts with physical activity such as shaking, dancing or humming, and is followed by relaxation and stillness. This is when meditation can happen--a time to just be aware of your bodily sensations, thoughts, and feelings in a self-accepting way, without judgment.
Who are they for?
Osho Active Meditations are especially designed for people who want to bring a new quality of ease to their busy, pressured lives--for men and women who not only care about their bodies and health, but who also like to feel at ease inside.
Osho Active Meditations are for people who want to become more open and flexible, without being controlled by the opinions of others. How do they work? Unrelieved tensions block the natural flow in our bodies. This affects our ability to think and the way in which we relate to others.
Osho Active Meditations dissolve these blocks and allow us to become more natural and relaxed.

Many more informations, videos, research about Osho´s meditations on www.osho.com (multilingual)

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