Osho Gourishankar Meditation, Osho Discourse, and Conversation

This is an opportunity to do Osho Gourishankar Meditation together, listen to an Osho Discourse, and share our experiences with and thoughts about meditation in general and about Osho Meditations in particular.

About Osho Gourishankar Meditation: 

The meditation lasts one hour and has four stages of 15 minutes each. 

Osho says that if the breathing is done correctly in the first stage of this meditation the carbon dioxide formed in the bloodstream will make you feel as high as Gourishankar (Mt. Everest).This “high” is carried into the subsequent stages of soft gazing, soft and spontaneous movement, and silent stillness. 

First Stage: 15 minutes 
Sit with closed eyes. Inhale deeply through the nose, filling the lungs. Hold the breath for as long as possible; then exhale gently through the mouth, and keep the lungs empty for as long as possible. Continue this breathing cycle throughout this stage. 

Second Stage: 15 minutes 
Return to normal breathing and with a gentle gaze look at a candle flame or a flashing blue light (Note: we'll be using a flashing blue light--see the important medical note and disclaimer below). Keep your body still. 

Note: Those with a neurological disorder such as epilepsy should never use a strobe or flashing light for this meditation. Instead they can do the second stage with a blindfold. 

Third Stage: 15 minutes 
With closed eyes, stand up and let your body be loose and receptive. The subtle energies will be felt to move the body outside your normal control. Allow this “Latihan” to happen. Don’t you do the moving: let moving happen, gently and gracefully. 

Fourth Stage: 15 minutes 
Lie down with closed eyes, silent and still.

More details: http://www.osho.com/meditate/active-meditations/gourishankar-meditation 

Disclaimer - Important Note:

As a participant you agree to assume full responsibility for not exceeding your personal physical limits during your participation in meditations and celebrations. It is your responsibility to ascertain that there is no medical reason to prevent your participation in meditations and celebrations. You agree to follow meditation instructions, and you understand that you are participating by your own will and will take care of yourself, your health, and your well being during the meditation. You assume all risk and hazard associated with participation.

Parking:

Due to continuing construction in the McCabe Golf Course parking lot, please park anywhere you can in the Westlawn Green Condos parking areas. The map below will still be helpful, but you should ignore the dotted red line during the construction period. If you have any questions about parking, or if you get lost, call Nik at[masked]-7151.

Map and Directions:

The Party Room is in the basement of Building B toward the right side of the building as you cross the driveway (where the laundry room is located, in case you ask someone for directions).

 

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