ACTIVE MEDITATIONS

“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, Discourse 5

All of Osho’s active meditations involve a beginning stage of activity — sometimes intense and physical — followed by a period of silence. All are accompanied by music that has been specially composed to guide the meditator through the different stages. Osho has also recommended different meditations for different times of the day. Follow the links below for details. 

Dynamic Meditation

Recommended to be done in the morning, this hour-long method is a powerful way to kick-start your day.

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Kundalini Meditation

With four stages of fifteen minutes each, this method is a gentle yet effective way to release all the accumulated stress of your day.

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Mandala Meditation

This is another powerful technique that creates a circle of energy, resulting in a natural centering.

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Nataraj Meditation

An easy and natural way to turn in. This method has three stages and lasts a total of sixty-five minutes.

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No Dimensions

This one-hour meditation has three stages.

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Nadabrahma Meditation

Instructions for the meditation

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Gourishankar Meditation

This technique, for the nighttime, consists of four stages of fifteen minutes each.

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Meditative Therapies

The Osho approach to therapy is that it can never be the ultimate solution to human problems, but it can be used as a tool to help prepare the ground for meditation. Based on this understanding he has created a series of "meditative therapies" that give participants the opportunity to dissolve the tensions and repressions that keep them from being able to sit silently and observe the mind that creates problems in the first place.

Uniquely simple and effective, these methods involve a minimum of interaction among the participants, but the energy of the group helps each individual go more deeply into his or her own process. No "therapist" is required, but only a facilitator who has gone through the process and has been trained in conducting it.

Mystic Rose Group

The symbol of the Mystic Rose is that if a man takes cares of the seed he is born with, gives it the right soil, gives it the right atmosphere and the right vibrations, moves on a right path where the seed can start growing, then the ultimate growth is symbolized as the mystic rose – when your being blossoms and opens all its petals and releases its beautiful fragrance. 

Born Again Group

Born Again is a process that takes place for two hours a day, over seven days. For the first hour, participants take the space and freedom to behave as children. For the second hour, they sit silently, doing nothing.

No-Mind Group

Osho first introduced the No-Mind meditation as part of his evening discourses on Zen. Later on, it became a group process, lasting for seven days. Here is an excerpt from the talk where Osho first introduced the meditation: The first part is gibberish. The word ‘gibberish’ comes from a Sufi mystic, Jabbar. Jabbar never spoke any language, he just uttered nonsense. Still he had thousands of disciples because what he was saying was, “Your mind is nothing but gibberish. Put it aside and you will have a taste of your own being.”