Awareness Intensive - One day Meditation Event with Swami Satya Vedant

  • April 7, 2013 · 8:45 AM
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All are invited.

A Day of drenching in the flavors of several Osho Meditation Techniques in the presence of Swami Satya Vedant.

Space is Limited and Food is being served. Please RSVP.

Osho Says - "Ordinarily, your consciousness is too full of rubbish, just like a mirror covered with dust. The mind is a constant traffic: thoughts are moving, desires are moving, memories are moving, and ambitions are moving. It is a constant traffic.  Meditation is the awareness that you are not the mind. When the awareness goes deeper and deeper in you, slowly, slowly, a few moments arrive – moments of silence, moments of pure space, moments of transparency, moments when nothing stirs in you and everything is still. In those moments you will know who you are, and you will know the mystery of this existence.”
 Osho: The Orange Book, pp. 2, 3."
 

Schedule
Detailed Instructions for all meditaitons will be provided prior to the meditation.

08:45AM - Arrival, Welcome, Hugs
09:00AM - Osho Dynamic Meditation (Active and intense meditation recommended to be done on empty stomach.) Higly recommended.
10:15AM - Awareness Breakfast - All Vegetarian
11:00AM - Morning Session with Swami Satya Vedant
01:00PM - Vegetarian Lunch.
02:00PM - Afternoon Session with Swami Satya Vedant
04:00PM - Osho Kundalini Meditation
05:00PM - Tea and Snack.

 

Dress recommendation
Lose clothing recommended. If you have meditation robes then please bring both Maroon robes.

Other important guidelines

a. Arrival and Departure - Please arrive on time. You may leave at anytime but please be watchful of others.

b.Parking - This is a longer duration event. Please double park in drive way if space available otherwise please park near the pool. The pool is immediately to your right when you enter Creekside. Please do not park on the street, the HOA covenenats restrict longer term street parking.

c.Library -Sharing of Books - Please bring loaned books for exchange. We have a free shared library pool of great books and media related to meditation and spirituality. If you have books / CD / DVD that you will like to share with others then please bring them. You will remain the owner of your material.

d. Cost - $10 per person for Participation, Media, Space, food, and other associated costs.

"If by chance you come across a real master, nothing is going to fit. He is going to disrupt all your ideas about how a master should be; he is going to sabotage you. He is going to take all expectations. He is to frustrate you, he is to disappoint you in every possible way -- because that is the only way real work can start. And if you still can be with him, then... then you are going to be awakened." Osho

Disclaimer -

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.

 Osho on YouTube

Osho Talks on YouTube Osho Channel -

http://www.youtube.com/user/OSHOInternational

Living Osho series - Talks of Swami Satya Vedant given this month (Feb 2013) in Dallas.

http://www.youtube.com/user/LivingOsho?feature=g-high-u

Osho Talk on Three Steps to Awareness

Question: Beloved Master, Is Maturation an ongoing process? How is maturation related to awareness? Please explain.

Osho: Yes. Maturation is an ongoing process. There is no full stop, not even a semicolon anywhere... it goes on and on. The universe is infinite. So is the possibility of your maturing. You can become so huge.... Your consciousness is not confined to your body. It can spread all over existence and all the stars can be within you. And there is no place where you will find a plate that says, ”Here ends the universe.” It is just not possible. It never begins; it never ends.

And you are part of it. You have been here always and you will be here always. Only forms change, and forms don’t matter. What matters is the content. So remember that particularly in America, containers matter more than the content. Who cares about the content? The container has to be beautiful.

Remember, the container is not you. You are the content. Forms change, your being remains the same. And it goes on growing, maturing, goes on becoming more enriched. And you ask, ”What is the relationship between awareness and maturity?” Awareness is the method; maturation is the result. Become more aware and you will have more maturity; hence, I teach you awareness and don’t talk about maturity. It is going to happen if you are aware.

There are three steps of awareness. First, become aware of your body – walking, chopping wood or carrying water from the well. Be watchful, be alert, aware, conscious. Don’t go on doing things like a zombie, like a somnambulist, a sleepwalker. When you have become aware of your body and its actions, then move deeper – to your mind and its activity, thoughts, imagination, projections. When you have become deeply aware of the mind, you will be surprised.

When you become aware of your bodily processes, you will be surprised there too. I can move my hand mechanically, I can move it with full awareness. When I move it with full awareness, there is grace, there is beauty. I can speak without awareness. There are orators, speakers.... I don’t know any oratory; I have never learned the art of speaking, because to me it looks foolish. If I have something to say, that is enough. But I am speaking to you with full awareness, each word, each pause... I am not an orator, not a speaker.

But when you are aware of speaking, it starts becoming art. It takes on the nuances of poetry and music. One man, a Western journalist, wrote a book, the new Mystics. His name is Aubrey Menen. He introduced me to the West. He has covered other mystics, but I was on his front cover. And the things he said, I could not believe myself. He said that he has listened to Adolf Hitler, who was a tremendous orator. He has listened to Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of India, who could hold millions of people while he was speaking.

He mentioned Kennedy – President Kennedy, who was a great speaker. But I was surprised: he said that listening to me, he felt a tremendous difference. ”Certainly this man is not trained in oratory or speaking, but whatever he is saying is reaching directly to people’s hearts. It was not the case with Adolf Hitler, Jawaharlal Nehru or President Kennedy; they were just repeating words like parrots.”

This is bound to happen if you speak with awareness. Then every gesture, every word has a beauty of its own. There is grace. When you become aware of the mind, you are in for a greater surprise. The more you become aware, the less thoughts move on the track. If you have one hundred percent thoughts, there is no awareness. If you have one percent awareness, there are only ninety-nine percent thoughts – in exact proportion. When you have ninety-nine percent awareness, there is only one percent thought, because it is the same energy.

As you become more aware there is no energy available for thoughts; they die out. When you are one hundred percent aware, the mind becomes absolutely silent. That is the time to move still deeper.

The third step: to become aware of feelings, moods, emotions. In other words, first the body – its action; second, the mind – its activity; third, the heart and its functions. When you move to the heart and bring your awareness there, again a new surprise. All that is good grows, and all that is bad starts disappearing. Love grows, hate disappears. Compassion grows, anger disappears. Sharing grows, greed disappears.

When your awareness of the heart is complete, the last surprise, and the greatest surprise: you don’t have to take any step. A quantum leap happens on its own accord. From the heart, you suddenly find yourself in your being, at the very center. There you are aware only of awareness, conscious only of consciousness. There is nothing else to be aware of, or to be conscious of. And this is the ultimate purity. This is what I call enlightenment.

And this is your birthright! If you miss, only you are responsible. You cannot dump the responsibility on anybody else. And it is so simple and natural, that you just have to begin. Only the first step is difficult. The whole journey is simple. There is a saying that the first step is almost the whole journey. Okay?

 

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”.

 

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  • Maria

    Amazing space, beautiful feelings.
    Thank you Dear Swami Vedant,
    Thank you Anuradha and Paritosh!

    1 · April 9, 2013

  • Anuradha and P.

    Drunken in divine... LOVE and GRATITUDE

    2 · April 8, 2013

  • Anand and C.

    Simply Wonderful!

    April 7, 2013

  • Bikramjit Singh(Sw.Dhyan G.

    Thank you for organizing such a meditative and spiritually uplifting event. The energy level and vibe was higher than usual, with the gracious presence of Swami Vedant being the perfect catalyst in the various meditations during the day. Thank you to all those who attended and made this possible........Love, Dhyan Govind

    1 · April 7, 2013

  • Mark A.

    Thank you for another great meeting of friends. So wonderful to have this group of lovers of Osho!!!! And to have Swami Vedant for so many teaching opportunities..... What a gift! Thank you for hosting and to all who participated.

    2 · April 7, 2013

  • Sarita L.

    We'll be visiting the Grandparents in Florida. Much love to all of you!!!

    April 4, 2013

  • Omprakash C.

    Would like to attend.

    1 · April 3, 2013

    • Anuradha and P.

      Most welcome. Please RSVP as attending on this page. Love

      April 3, 2013

  • Prem D.

    Love to come, however I return to Seattle on Wednesday. Thanks !

    April 1, 2013

  • Brigitte C.

    looking forward being with you all. Love, Soma

    1 · April 1, 2013

  • Durga Prasad K.

    Would like to attend

    1 · March 17, 2013

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