You are lovingly invited for LIVE LOVE LAUGH - an evening of meditation and celebration with Swami Satya Vedant.
We have moved to a new nest and you are invited to share your silence, your meditation, your love, your laughter to add to the energy of the home.
There is no cost to attend this special event. Also please do not bring any gifts. Vegetarian dinner will be served. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.
“We are here to fulfill a certain purpose. Everyone is here to sing a song, to dance a dance, to release a certain perfume. This is only possible when you meditate and see yourself and accept yourself and everyone around you, and not just acceptance, you go a step further by loving yourself. Osho”
04:00PM - Arrival, Welcome
04:15PM - Talk by Swami Satya Vedant. Followed by Guided meditation, Celebration.
06:30PM - Vegetarian Dinner
Please park on the driveway or around the cul-de-sac.
Meditation robe or lose atheletic clothing.
About Swami Satya Vedant (Dr Vasant Joshi)
Dr Vasant Joshi was initiated into Sannyas by Osho in 1975 and was given the name Swami Satya Vedant. Swami Satya Vedant holds a Ph.D. degree from the University of Michigan, U.S.A., and M.A., Ph.D. from M.S. University of Baroda, India. He has taught at University of California, Berkeley and at Cleveland State University. Vedant has given numerous talks, participated in seminars and conferences and has presented workshops in India, Canada, Russia, and the United States of America. His workshops have been mainly focused on Stress Management and Managerial Effectiveness, Leadership, Human Relationship, Women and Self Empowerment, Education, and Health Enhancement for the Police. Vedant's publications include books and a wide range of articles published in journals, magazines, and newspapers in India, USA, and Australia. He has given numerous public lectures and has held workshops around the world including at the United Nations, The World Bank, the Pentagon, as well as at Dr. Deepak Chopra's program in San Diego. He was a key speaker at India Conclave 2010 held in New Delhi and at Advait Conference in Russia. He was invited by Zoom TV in India for a 6 part series on problems faced by today’s youth and their solutions, the program was named – “Within You”.
Osho on Laughter
Osho - Laughter is far more sacred than Prayer
Osho - Amitabh, religion has been missing one very fundamental quality: the sense of humor. It has been very unfortunate because it has made religion sick.
The sense of humor is part, an essential part, of the wholeness of man. It keeps him healthy, it keeps him young, it keeps him fresh. And for centuries the sad people have dominated religion. They have expelled laughter -- from the churches, from the mosques, from the temples. The day laughter enters back into the holy places they will be really holy, because they will be whole. Laughter is the only quality that distinguishes man from other animals. Only man can see the ridiculous, the absurd. Only he has the capacity and the consciousness to be aware of the cosmic joke that existence is. It IS a cosmic joke; it is not a serious affair.
Seriousness is a disease, but seriousness has been praised, respected, honored. It was absolutely essential to be serious to be a saint; hence only pathological people became interested in religion, people who were incapable of laughter. And people who are incapable of laughter are subhuman, they are not human yet -- what to say about their being divine? That is impossible -- they have not yet become human. And to be human is the bridge between the animal and the divine. Hence I have tremendous respect for the sense of humor, for laughter.
Laughter is far more sacred than prayer, because prayer can be done by any stupid person; it does not require much intelligence. Laughter requires intelligence, it requires presence of mind, a quickness of seeing into things. A joke cannot be explained: either you understand it or you miss it. If it is explained it loses the whole point; hence no joke can be explained. Either immediately you get it.... If you don't get it immediately then you can try to find out the meaning of it; you will find out the meaning, but the joke will not be there. It was in the immediacy. Humor needs presence, utter presence. It is not a question of analysis, it is a question of insight.
Amitabh, as far as humor is concerned, to be a little bit Jewish is very good -- everybody should be a little bit Jewish! For enlightenment it will prepare the ground, it will make you more alive. Enlightenment is becoming totally alive. Laughter brings life to you. And if you can laugh totally there are a few more things to be understood. In deep laughter the ego disappears, it is not found at all. You can't have both laughter and the ego. If the ego is there it will keep you serious. All egoists are serious people, and all serious people are egoists.
To be able to laugh, you need to be like a child -- egoless. And when you laugh, suddenly laughter is there, you are not. You come back when the laughter is gone. When the laughter is disappearing far away, when it is subsiding, you come back, the ego comes back. But in the very moment of laughter you have a glimpse of egolessness.
There are only two activities in which you can feel egolessness easily. One is laughter, another is dancing. Dancing is a physiological method, a bodily method to feel egolessness. When the dancer is lost in his dance he is no more -- there is only dance. Laughter is a little more subtle than dance, it is a little more inner, but it has also the same fragrance. When you laugh.... It has to be a belly laughter. It should not be just superficial, it should not be just polite, it should not be just a mannerism.
Source - Osho Book "The Dhammapada, Vol 11"
Osho on YouTube
Osho Talks on YouTube Osho Channel -
Living Osho series - Talks of Swami Satya Vedant given this month (Feb 2013) in Dallas.
I agree to assume full responsibility for not exceeding my personal physical limits during my participation in Osho Meditation . It is my responsibility to ascertain that there is no medical reason to prevent my participation in meditations and celebrations.These are informal gathering of friends of Osho who want to meditate in the group. The meetup group is not part of or afiliated to any formal organization in the USA or abroad. The group is not selling or promoting or providing any service. The group is a non profit platform for friends to come together for group meditation. Meditations are offered at private homes of the host or at rented space. I understand that I will follow the parking guidelines and I am participaring by my own will and I understand that I will take care of myself, my health, and well being during the whole event.