8745 Dunwoody Place, Sandy Springs, GA
Invitation for participating in a group meditation based on Tantra.
This meditation is derived from Osho's talks on Tilopa's Song of Mahamudra documented in "Tantra the supreme understanding".
All are invited to experience this unique meditation technique for deep relaxation and let go.
Detailed instructions will be provided prior to meditation and there will be opportunity to ask questions and share.
Clothing - Wear very lose comfortable clothing.
06:30PM - Welcome hugs followed by detailed description of Osho Mahamudra Meditation.
06:45PM - Osho Mahamudra Meditation
07:45PM - Short Osho Audio talk followed by Celebration Dance, Tea and Sharing
Mahamudra - 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
About Osho Mahamudra Meditation
First stage: 30 minutes
Stand with closed eyes, allowing your body to be loose and receptive, waiting and then cooperating when you suddenly feel the urge for your body to start moving. When your body is relaxed and allowing subtle energies that are outside your control begin to move it. Let your highest possibility take possession of your body and do this. Just allow it to happen. This is latihan.
Second stage: 15 minutes
Kneeling, eyes closed, raise both hands towards the sky, palms upward, your head like the mouth of an empty pot, your body hollow. Feel the energy fill you. Let it go as deeply as possible into your body, mind, and soul. Your body will start trembling and shaking, like a leaf in a strong wind.
After two or three minutes, when you feel completely filled, bend forward and rest your forehead on the ground. Now pour the energy down into the earth; take from the sky, and give it back to the earth.
Repeat this process at least six more times
Third Stage: 15 minutes
(From Tantra The Supreme Understanding, Chapter 5)
The tantra attitude is the very being of Tilopa. You must understand first what the tantra attitude is, only then it will be possible for you to comprehend what Tilopa is trying to say. So something about the tantra attitude – the first thing: it is not an attitude, because tantra looks at life with a total vision.
It has no attitude to look at life. It has no concepts, it is not a philosophy. It is not even a religion, it has no theology. It doesn’t believe in words, theories, doctrines. It wants to look at life without any philosophy, without any theory, without any theology. It wants to look at life as it is, without bringing any mind in between – because that will be the distortion. The mind then will project, the mind then will mix – and then you will not be able to know that which is.
Tantra avoids mind and encounters life face to face, neither thinking, ”This is good,” nor thinking, ”This is bad”: simply facing that which is. So it is difficult to say that this is an attitude – in fact it is a no-attitude.
The second thing to remember, that tantra is a great yea-sayer; it says yes to everything. It has nothing like ”no” in its vocabulary, there is no negation. It never says no to anything, because with no the fight starts, with no you become the ego. The moment you say no to anything, you have become the ego already; a conflict has come in, now you are at war.
One who renounces is not a religious person. In the view of tantra, one who renounces is an egoist. First he was accumulating things of the world, but his attention was on the world. Now he renounces, but his attention is again on the world and he remains the egoist. The ego has subtle ways of fulfilling itself and coming again and again, in spirals. Again and again it comes back – with a new face, with new colors.
Tantra loves, and loves unconditionally. It never says no to anything whatsoever, because everything is part of the whole, and everything has its own place in the whole, and the whole cannot exist without anything missing from it. It is said that even if a drop of water is missing, the whole existence will thirst. You pluck a flower in the garden, and you have plucked something out of the whole existence. You harm a flower, and you have harmed millions of stars – because everything is interrelated. The whole exists as a whole, as an organic whole. The whole exists not as a mechanical thing – everything is related to everything else.
So tantra says yes unconditionally. There has never been any other vision of life which says yes without any conditions – simply yes. No disappears; from your very being no disappears. When there is no NO, how can you fight? How can you be at war? You simply float. You simply merge and melt. You become one. The boundaries are there no more. No creates the boundary. No IS the boundary around you. Whenever you say no, watch – immediately something closes in. Whenever you say yes, your being opens. The real atheist is one who goes on saying no to life; his saying no to God is just symbolic. You may be believing in God, but if you say no to anything, your belief is not of any worth, your God is hocus-pocus – because only a total yes creates a real God, reveals the real God. When you say total yes to existence, the whole existence suddenly is transformed; then there are no more rocks, no more trees, no more persons, rivers, mountains – suddenly everything has become one, and that oneness is God.
A real theist is one who says yes to everything, not only to God... because mind is very cunning. You can say yes to God and no to the world. This has happened. Millions have lost their whole life because of this. They say yes to God and they say no to life. In fact, they think that unless you say no to life, how can you say yes to God? They create a division: they deny the world in order to accept God. But an acceptance that stands on a denial is no acceptance at all. It is false. It is a pretension.
How can you accept the creator without accepting the creation? If you say no to the creation, how can you say yes to the creator? They are one. The creator and the creation are not two things: the creator is the creation. In fact there is no division between the creator and the creation, it is a continuous process of creativity. On one pole the creativity looks like the creator; on another pole the creativity looks like the creation – but they are both the poles of the same phenomenon. Tantra says that if you say yes, you say simply yes; you don’t posit against some no. But all the religions have done that: they say no to the world and yes to God; and they say no to the world forcibly, so that their yes can become stronger. Many so-called saints have said, ”God, we accept you, but we don’t accept your world.” But what type of acceptance is this? Is this acceptance? You are choosing. You are dissecting the existence into two. You are putting yourself above God. You say, ”This we accept and that we deny.” All renunciation comes out of this.
(Continue to read from Tantra The Supreme Understandin Chapter 5. Download may be available on osho.com or oshoworld.com. Printed book available in book stores including amazon.com)
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