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Osho Active Meditations have been devised by the modern mystic Osho especially for the modern man, introduces us to the most fundamental steps of meditating. He begins with guidance related to diet, exercise and sleep and then helps us understand how the body, thoughts and emotions can be purified to help us move into meditation. Osho 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 their health, but who also like to feel at ease inside. For people
who want to become more calm and flexible.
Meditation is one of the many “active” meditations developed by the spiritual master Osho. It was designed specifically for the modern man. You can go into the meditative state much quicker and much deeper.
An ancient meditation from the tantric tradition; a very gentle yet powerful technique which will connect us to higher vibrations allowing the heart center to open up and receive the flow of cosmic energy.
Devavani is the Divine Voice which moves and speaks through the meditator, who becomes an empty vessel - a channel. This meditation relaxes the conscious mind so deeply that, when done last thing at night, it is sure to be followed by a profound sleep. There is music especially made for this meditation Osho : You can go into meditation just by sitting, but then be just sitting; do not do anything else. If you can be just sitting, it becomes meditation. Be completely in the sitting; non-movement should be your only movement. In fact, the word zen comes from the word zazen, which means, just sitting, doing nothing. If you can just sit, doing nothing with your body and nothing with your mind, it becomes meditation; but it is difficult.
You can sit very easily when you are doing something else but the moment you are just sitting and doing nothing, it becomes a problem. Every fiber of the body begins to move inside; every vein, every muscle, begins to move. You will begin to feel a subtle trembling; you will be aware of many points in the body of which you have never been aware before. And the more you try to just sit, the more movement you will feel inside you.
So sitting can be used only if you have done other things first. You can just walk, that is easier. You can just dance, that is even easier. And after you have been doing other things that are easier, then you can sit. Sitting in a buddha posture is the last thing to do really; it should never be done in the beginning. Only after you have begun to feel identified totally with movement can you begin to feel totally identified with non movement.
So I never tell people to begin with just sitting. Begin from where beginning is easy, otherwise you will begin to feel many things unnecessarily – things that are not there. If you begin with sitting, you will feel much disturbance inside. The more you try to just sit, the more disturbance will be felt; you will become aware only of your insane mind and nothing else. It will create depression, you will feel frustrated.
You will not feel blissful; rather, you will begin to feel that you are insane. And sometimes you may really go insane. If you make a sincere effort to ”just sit,” you may really go insane. Only because people do not really try sincerely does insanity not happen more often. With a sitting posture you begin to know so much madness inside you that if you are sincere and continue it, you may really go insane.
It has happened before, so many times; so I never suggest anything that can create frustration, depression, sadness – anything that will allow you to be too aware of your insanity. You may not be ready to be aware of all the insanity that is inside you; you must be allowed to get to know certain things gradually. Knowledge is not always good; it must unfold itself slowly as your capacity to absorb it grows.
I begin with your insanity, not with a sitting posture; I allow your insanity. If you dance madly, the opposite happens within you. With a mad dance, you begin to be aware of a silent point within you; with sitting silently, you begin to be aware of madness. The opposite is always the point of awareness. With your dancing madly, chaotically, with crying, with chaotic breathing, I allow your madness.
Then you begin to be aware of a subtle point, a deep point inside you which is silent and still, in contrast to the madness on the periphery. You will feel very blissful; at your center there is an inner silence. But if you are just sitting, then the inner one is the mad one; you are silent on the outside, but inside you are mad.
If you begin with something active – something positive, alive, moving – it will be better; then you will begin to feel an inner stillness growing. The more it grows, the more it will be possible for you to use a sitting posture or a lying posture – the more silent meditation will be possible. But by then things will be different, totally different. A meditation technique that begins with movement, action, helps you in other ways, also. It becomes a catharsis. When you are just sitting, you are frustrated; your mind wants to move and you are just sitting.
Every muscle turns, every nerve turns. You are trying to force something upon yourself that is not natural for you; then you have divided yourself into the one who is forcing and the one who is being forced. And really, the part that is being forced and suppressed is the more authentic part; it is a more major part of your mind than the part that is suppressing, and the major part is bound to win.
That which you are suppressing is really to be thrown, not suppressed. It has become an accumulation within you because you have been constantly suppressing it. The whole upbringing, the civilization, the education, is suppressive. You have been suppressing much that could have been thrown very easily with a different education, with a more conscious education, with a more aware parenthood.
With a better awareness of the inner mechanism of the mind, the culture could have allowed you to throw many things. For example, when a child is angry we tell him, ”Do not be angry.” He begins to suppress anger. By and by, what was a momentary happening becomes permanent. Now he will not act angry, but he will remain angry. We have accumulated so much anger from what were just momentary things; no one can be angry continuously unless anger has been suppressed.
Anger is a momentary thing that comes and goes: if it is expressed, then you are no longer angry. So with me, I would allow the child to be angry more authentically. Be angry, but be deep in it; do not suppress it.
Devavani meditation lasts for one hour. There are four stages of 15 minutes each. Keep your eyes closed throughout. Devavani is the “divine voice” which moves and speaks through the meditator, who becomes an empty vessel, a channel. This meditation is a Latihan of the tongue. It relaxes the conscious mind so deeply that, when done last thing at night, it is sure to be followed by a profound sleep.
First Stage: 15 minutes
Sit quietly, while the music is playing.
Second Stage: 15 minutes
Start making nonsense sounds, for example “la la la” and continue until unfamiliar word-like sounds arise. These sounds need to come from the unfamiliar part of the brain used as a child, before words were learned. Allow a gentle conversational intonation; do not cry or shout, laugh or scream.
Third Stage: 15 minutes
Stand up and continue to speak, allowing your body to move softly in harmony with the sounds. If your body is relaxed the subtle energies will create a Latihan outside your control.
Fourth Stage: 15 minutes Lie down, be silent and still.The only thing to be remembered is that those sounds or words should not be of any language that you know. If you know English,German, and Italian, then they should not be Italian, German, or English. Any other language that you don’t know is allowed –Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese! But if you know Japanese then it is not allowed – then Italian is wonderful!
Speak any language that you don’t know. You will be in a difficulty for a few seconds only for the first day, because how do you speak a language you don’t know? It can be spoken, and once it starts, any sounds, nonsense words just to put the conscious off and allow the unconscious to speak, will happen.
When the unconscious speaks, the unconscious knows no language. It is a very, very old method. It comes from the old testament. In those days it was called glossolalia. A few churches in America still use it. They call it ‘talking in tongues’. And it is wonderful method, one of the most deep and penetrating into the unconscious.Don’t make it feverish, let it be a deep deep comforting energy,nourishing, sing-song. Enjoy, sway, if you feel like dancing, dance.But everything has to be very graceful, that you have to remember. It has not to become cathartic.
There are so many advantages to meditation. When I first originally thought of this post, I indeed wanted to make it 100 benefits long (think big right!), however, I wasn’t sure I could find more than perhaps 20-25 benefits. Well, I made it happen! Meditation is as powerful as I thought it would be. Here is the definitive list of benefits that meditation can provide you with:
The object of Osho Meditations is to take away thoughts from your brain and redistribute them all over your body. This gives your brain a chance to rest. If you have problems with anxiety, passive meditations, that take place only while sitting or lying down, may not be enough for you to let go of your anxious thoughts. Osho Meditations are considered active meditations because you are up and moving around. These meditations are meant to clear the mind before passive meditation takes place. It is truly amazing how well these techniques work.
Benefits Of Meditation
The benefits of meditation are endless and certainly deserve your contemplation and consideration. Many successful business people, celebrities and sports professionals practice and enjoy the benefits of meditation. Numerous businesses promote and provide help and assistance to their staff with the benefits of meditation courses and because of this they gain an advantage over their competitors and create more profit.
Research has scientifically proven that meditation is a safe and simple way to balance your physical, emotional, and mental state and its countless values have been known and practiced for thousands of years. More and more doctors promote the benefits of meditation to cure many stress related illnesses. Everyday most of us experience stress in many different ways and I believe many people are simply not aware of the benefits of meditation or of how much stress we actually hold on to. Normally life threatening situations trigger off the stress response which enables us to act without contemplation and deliberation and survive intense situations using fast reflexes. When our bodies are exposed to a sudden threat we respond with the characteristic fight or flight reaction which is known as an adrenaline rush. When adrenaline and other hormones are released from the adrenal glands the pulse races, blood pressure increases, our breathing becomes faster and the blood flow to the muscles increases. If we are in extreme danger these reactions are of great assistance and gain to us. We have inherited this survival response from our ancestors who faced many life threatening situations every day. The same response is now triggered in our daily lives when we are in a traffic hold up or someone irritates us at work or we simply break a cup. If we do not confront the situation (and many are beyond our control) we end up being in a permanent state of stress.
One of the most important benefits of meditation is how it releases stress from our bodies. Meditation practiced regularly will lead you to a deeper level of relaxation and contemplation. If you want to be free of constant worry, pressure and stress the benefits of meditation can give you a life that is calm, peaceful, happy and relaxed.
Even ten minutes of meditation a day will help alleviate stress.
Some of the benefits of meditation are:
- It lowers oxygen consumption.
It decreases respiratory rate.
Increases exercise tolerance.
- Leads to a deeper level of physical relaxation.
- Good for people with high blood pressure.
- Reduces anxiety attacks by lowering the levels of blood lactate.
- Decreases muscle tension
Helps in chronic diseases like allergies, arthritis etc.
- Reduces Pr-menstrual Syndrome symptoms.
- Helps in post-operative healing.
- Enhances the immune system.
- Reduces activity of viruses and emotional distress
- Enhances energy, strength and vigor.
- Helps with weight loss
- Reduction of free radicals, less tissue damage
- Higher skin resistance
Drop in cholesterol levels, lowers risk of cardiovascular disease.
- Improved flow of air to the lungs resulting in easier breathing.
- Decreases the aging process.
- prevented, slowed or controlled pain of chronic diseases
- Makes you sweat less
- Cure headaches & migraines
-More inclined to sports, activities
- Significant relief from asthma
- improved performance in athletic events
- Normalizes to your ideal weight
- harmonizes our endocrine system
- relaxes our nervous system
- Builds self-confidence.
- Increases serotonin level, influences mood and behavior.
- Resolve phobias & fears
Helps control own thoughts
- Helps with focus & concentration
- Increase creativity
- Increased brain wave coherence.
- Improved learning ability and memory.
Increased feelings of vitality and rejuvenation.
- Increased emotional stability.
- improved relationships
- Mind ages at slower rate
- Easier to remove bad habits
- Develops intuition
- Increased Productivity
- Improved relations at home & at work
- Able to see the larger picture in a given situation
- Helps ignore petty issues
- Increased ability to solve complex problems
- Purifies your character
- Develop will power
- greater communication between the two brain hemispheres
- react more quickly and more effectively to a stressful event.
- increases one’s perceptual ability and motor performance
- higher intelligence growth rate
- Increased job satisfaction
- increase in the capacity for intimate contact with loved ones
- decrease in potential mental illness
- Better, more sociable behavior
- Less aggressiveness
- Helps in quitting smoking, alcohol addiction
Reduces need and dependency on drugs, pills & pharmaceuticals
- Need less sleep to recover from sleep deprivation
- Require less time to fall asleep, helps cure insomnia
Increases sense of responsibility
- Reduces road rage
- Decrease in restless thinking
- Decreased tendency to worry
- Increases listening skills and empathy
- Helps make more accurate judgements
- Greater tolerance
- Gives composure to act in considered & constructive ways
- Grows a stable, more balanced personality
- Develops emotional maturity
- Helps keep things in perspective
- Provides peace of mind, happiness
- Helps you discover your purpose
- Increased self-actualization.
- Increased compassion
- Growing wisdom
- Deeper understanding of yourself and others
- Brings body, mind, spirit in harmony- Deeper Level of spiritual relaxation
- Increased acceptance of oneself
- helps learn forgiveness
- Changes attitude toward life
- Creates a deeper relationship with your God
- Attain enlightenment
- greater inner-directness
- Helps living in the present moment
- Creates a widening, deepening capacity for love
Experience a sense of “Oneness”
- Increases the synchronicity in your life
If you practice regularly, the benefits of meditation will promote a sense of calm and control, you’ll feel far more relaxed and happy. Your ability to concentrate will be greater. You won’t become stressed about things and you’ll feel more peaceful and relaxed about everything. One of the greatest benefits of meditation is learning to go with the flow and things that used to irritate you before simply become insignificant.
Waiting is meditation -- waiting with full awareness. And then it comes, it descends on you, it surrounds you, it plays around you, it dances around you, it cleanses you, it purifies you, it transforms you. Osho
Methods are needed only until the state of meditation – of relaxed awareness, of consciousness and centering – has become not just a passing experience but as intrinsic to one as, say, breathing.
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Zaki was born and raised in Italy,Has been working with people as a therapist, spiritual counselor and friend since 1987. She works individually with people, leads groups, trainings and seminars and
has a broad range of expertise including teaching counseling skills. process. she has been practicing meditation and transformational therapy for the last 25 years here in the states and at the residence of the Osho Multiversity and Meditation Resort in Pune, India. This center is the largest personal growth center in the world and has thousands of visitors from over 100 countries each year. She is a certified Osho Breath Therapist, Reiki Master, and Osho Transformational Therapist, which includes certifications in a variety of healing modalities including counseling. She has helped thousands of people to transform their passion to live happy, peaceful lives, into their daily reality. She finds the most efficient route to creating and sustaining a beautiful and powerful life.
Zaki holds 9 Master-Teacher titles in five different types of Reiki:
Usui Reiki: Master-Teacher, Tera-Mai Reiki: Master-Teacher, Karuna Reiki: Master-Teacher, Osho Neo Reiki: Master-Teacher, Shamanic Reiki: Master-Teacher. She also does Osho Active Meditation facilitation, hypnosis for meditation, no mind, talk with your body. She is also trained in Multidimensional Bodywork, Energy Reading, & chakra reading. She now offers private healing sessions that are very unique and mix together many different modalities such as: crystal bowls of the 7 chakras, Aurasoma, Aurasoma light pen (healing with light and color), aromatherapy, hypnosis, energy work, tuning forks and shamanic techniques all of which create a very special environment for healing the mind, body and spirit. Zaki facilitates Osho Active Meditation classes, Shamanic Tarot, groups and retreats, and Reiki class. She has lived and studied in Tibet, Nepal, Singapore, India, Italy, Germany and Thailand, seeking out the masters of energy healing. Zaki also has led workshops and healing groups in Germany for the last 25 years. She is the founder of the OSHO Meditation Center & Multiversity of California. She is an excellent model of what a 'Marketplace Mystic' actually looks, sounds, and behaves like when moving through the mundane activities and challenges of daily life.
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Anando has been a seeker of Truth for over 35 years and has studied & practiced many different approaches to personal & spiritual growth. As Co-founder of the Osho Meditation Center & Multiversity of California, his vision is to create the space where others can come to learn, grow, meditate, and to just be together with other souls of like mind.
He is currently pursuing his PhD degree in Metaphysics from the University of Metaphysical Sciences. He is also a certified Reiki Level II practitioner and a certified Laughter Yoga Leader.
His passion is teaching. He has delivered numerous speeches, lectures, and workshops around California and has been a featured guest speaker at the annual Conscious Life Expo in Los Angeles and several of the Holistic Living Expos throughout California. Topics include: health, nutrition, inner work, personal & spiritual growth, pyramids, crystals, energy healing, 2012, raising your vibration, and of course, ceremonies. He believes we can change the world when we work on ourselves and then work together, focusing our energies as one.
Who is Osho?
Osho is a contemporary mystic from India who has been transforming, and impacted the life of millions of people through his unique meditation techniques as well as through his talks which have been transcribed and are already available as books, throughout the world in more than 50 languages.Osho is the most prolific author on this planet with over 650 books (64 million words) in print! He teaches creativity because that is the very essence of God. Osho left his body in 1990, yet the number of listeners, and Osho friend he has acquired has been growing exponentially. The reason is his wisdom takes you beyond time and causation, in the enlightened world that is beyond the mind.Just reading any of his books, you start to become a whole human being again because you're connecting to his consciousness which is at home, unified with Divine Source.The new man that Osho speaks about is one who is an authentic human being. Who is blend of a Zorba the Greek and Siddartha the Buddha. Someone who can let their hair down and dance in the moonlight while peacefully watching the swans sitting on the lake.
From August 1974 to August 1975 Osho develops several new one-hour meditations, which continue to be the basis of the ashram daily program today, together with Dynamic Meditation and Whirling. These include Kundalini, Nataraj, Nadabrahma, Gourishankar, Vipassana, Devavani, Mandala; instructions for these are given. He introduces many personal meditations, which become well-known.
The ancient methods of meditation were all developed in the East. They never considered the Western man…. I am creating techniques which are not only for the Eastern man, but which are simply for every man—Eastern or Western.
Meditation was not something arduous or difficult, but to the Western mind or even to the Eastern mind today—which is absolutely overtaken by the Western ideology—watching the mind is not an easy job. So much garbage and so much crap has been forced into the mind that you go almost crazy just watching it. It is a film which begins, but never ends. You can go on watching day in, day out, year in, year out and the mind is always ready to supply new images, new dreams.
It is because of this I had to create a few other devices—Dynamic, Kundalini, and others—before you could enter into a silent witnessing meditation like Vipassana. I have made devices to help you cathartic, throw out your garbage rather than waste time in watching it
The person then would have "no past, no future, no attachment, no mind, no ego, no self." Anti-cult groups claimed that he urged his disciples to sever their connection to their families of origin. It is true that he felt that the institution of the family was out of date and that it should be replaced with alternative forms of community and ways of caring for children. However, he actually encouraged individual disciples to make peace with their families. Certainly a proposal to existence - that it is everyone's birthright to enjoy that same oceanic experience of true individuality. For that, Osho says, 'There is only one path, which goes inwards, where you will not find a single human being, where you will only find silence, peace.' <
A conclusion? There are no full stops in the Osho vision, but a helping hand towards understanding ourselves: 'I would like to say to you: Science is the ultimate value. And there are only two kinds of sciences: one, objective science, that decides about the outside world; and two, subjective science.