Osho

Most of us live out our lives in the world of time, in the memories of past and anticipation of future. Only rarely do we touch the timeless dimension of the present-in moments of sudden beauty, or a sudden danger, in meeting with the lover or with the surprise of the unexpected. Very few people step out of the world of time and mind, its ambitions and competitiveness, and begin to live in the world of timeless. And of those who do, only a few have attempted to share their experience. LaoTzu, Buddha, Bodhidharma, …or more recently, George Gurdjieff, Raman Maharshi, J. Krishnamurti- they are thought by their contemporaries to be eccentrics or mad man; after their death they are called “Philosophers”. And in time they become legends- not flesh-and-blood human beings, but perhaps mythological representations of our collective wish to go beyond the smallness and trivia, meaninglessness of our everyday life.

Osho is one who has discovered the door to living His life in timeless dimension of the present – He has called Himself a “true existentialist” – and he has devoted his life to provoking others to seek the same door, to step out of the world of past and future and discover for themselves the world of eternity.

Osho was born in Kuchwada, Madya Prades, India on December 11, 1931. From His earliest childhood , he was a rebellious and independent spirit, insisting on experiencing the truth for Himself rather than acquirng the knowledge and beliefs given by others. After His enlightenment at the age of 21, Osho completed His academic studies and spent several years teaching philosophy at the University of Jabalpur. Meanwhile, He traveled throughout India giving talks, challenging orthodox religious leaders in public debate, questioning traditional beliefs, and meeting people form all walks of life. He read extensively, everything he could find to broaden his understanding of the belief systems and psychology of contemporary man.

By the late 1960”s Osho had begun to develop his unique Dynamic Mediation techniques. Modern man, he said, is so burdened with the out-mooded traditions of and the anxieties of modern-day living that he must go through deep cleansing process before he can hope to discover the thoughtless, relaxed state of meditation.In the early 1970”s, the first westerners began to hear of Osho. By 1974, a commune had been established around Him in Poona, India, and the trickle of visitors from the West was soon to become a flood.

In the course of His work Osho had spoken on virtually every aspect of development of human consciousness. He has distilled the essence of what is significant to the spiritual quest of the contemporary man, based not on intellectual understanding, but tested against his own existantial experience. He belongs to no tradition- “I am a beginning of a totally new religious consciousness “, he says. “Please don”t connect me with the past-it is not even worth remembering.” His talks to disciples and seeks from all over the world have been published in more than 600 volumes, and translated to over 30 languages.

Osho left his body on Jan 19th, 1990

Life is his gift,

death is his gift;

the body is his gift,

the soul is his gift.

We celebrate everything

NEVER BORN

NEVER DIED

ONLY VISITED THIS PLANET EARTH BETWEEN

1931-1990

Events

“The whole art of ecstasy, meditation, samadhi, is: How to become one with the rhythm of the universe. When it exhales, you exhale. When it inhales, you inhale. You live in it, are not separate, are one with it” Osho

Sunday Full day Osho Meditations

Dear Friends,
We are opening the doors of our Osho Meditation Garden to a full day of Osho meditations every other Sunday.

Osho has given more than 300 different techniques of meditation to suit the busy modern age. They are revolutionary methods of meditation for the inner transformation.
“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 sit silently, you will see all sorts of things moving inside you; you will feel it’s 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

Schedule

The event is happening every other Sunday. For full details and dates please join our meetup – www.meetup.com/oshogarden

8:00 – 8:30 – Introduction & Instructions on Osho Dynamic Meditation
8:30 – 9:30 – Osho Dynamic Meditation
9:30 – 11:00 Simple Breakfast & Rest
11:00 – 11:30 – Mystic Musings: Osho Video Discourse
11:30 – 12:00 – Zorba the Buddha Meditation
12:00 – 1:30  Osho Chakra Sound Meditation
1:30 – 3:30 – Lunch (Bring a vegan dish to share/ Garden visit)
3:30 – 4:00 – A taste of Osho No-Mind Meditation
4:00 – 4:30 – Osho talk: Sharing silence in words
5:00 – 6:00 – Osho Kundalini Meditation
6:30 – 7:30 – Osho Evening Satsang and Celebration

** Schedule is tentative and may be adjusted according to need.

This is a gathering of friends. There is no gurudom, no hierarchy or levels of spiritual achievement in Osho meditations. We are all travelers, some have travelled more some less, and we are all helping each other. As Osho promised before he left his body, whenever his lovers meet and meditate, He will be there. There will be a meditation facilitator to help with meditation techniques, music and space organization. No experience is necessary.

Venue:

Osho Bodhisattva Meditation Garden.

This is a residential garden. Please do not show up without RSVP, and text confirmation. The meetup is at a residential place, and we are just by Greynold’s Park.  You can request invite at www.meetup.com/oshogarden

What to bring ?
– Wear loose light colorful clothes or meditation robes and come on an empty stomach (if you’re arriving at the time for Dynamic meditation).
– Your water bottle.
– Towel for active meditations.
– Your yoga mat if you have one.
-A vegan dish to share with fellow meditators during lunch time.

When to arrive ?

Arrive 10-15 minutes before the beginning of the meditation to get the necessary instructions. If you are joining in after Dynamic Meditation, arrive between 9:30 and 10:30, please don’t arrive earlier as nobody will be able to answer your text or open the gate if the session is in progress.

Price:
The event is donation based. Osho Bodhisattva is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, donations given to us are completely tax deductible. Donations for the camp cover meals and taking care of the garden. Please put donations in the glass jar by the Buddha statue. Suggested donation for this event is $20.

Important notice to all friends:
– Please do not show up without RSVP at our meetup.

– Please come on time and respect others’ time, cancel your meetup RSVP or text us before the event begins if you can’t make it.

– Come in silence and leave in silence. For questions about meditations we will have question/sharing sessions during the day. No chit-chat or pleasantries are needed.

– Clothes in maroon, orange or white will help support your energy field during meditations. Do not wear tight sports clothes, they won’t allow you to relax completely. Do not wear black.

– Refrain from using strong fragrances in consideration to people with allergies. There is a dog on premises, fyi for people with allergies.

– If you have physical or mental ailments, let the facilitator know in private.

The event is donation based. Osho Bodhisattva Corp. is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization and donations are tax deductible. Please put cash donations in the donation glass jar. If you need a donation receipt let us know by e-mail or text.