Invitation for participating in a group meditation on Seven Chakras - Osho Chakra Breathing Meditation.
All are invited.
No prior experience necessary. Detailed instructions will be provided prior to meditation and there will be opportunity to ask questions and share.
Clothing - Wear very lose comfortable relaxed clothing.
Chakra Breathing Meditation by Osho can help you become aware of and experience each of the seven chakras. This meditation is active and uses deep rapid breathing and body movement, accompanied by musical sounds, by Kamal, to open and bring awareness and vitality to the chakras.
This meditation is best done on empty stomach. Recommended that participants have a light wholesome breakfast early in the day and lunch after the meditation.
11:00AM - Welcome hugs followed by detailed description of Osho Chakra Breathing Meditation
11:15AM - Osho Chakra Breathing Meditation
12:15PM - Short Osho Audio talk followed by Tea and Sharing
"Energy is needed, and energy is always beautiful. If you don't know how to use it, it becomes ugly; then it goes on running astray. The energy has to go higher.
Sex is the lowest center of your being -- but that is not all: you have seven centers of your being. As the energy moves upwards, if you know the key how to release it upwards, as it moves from one center to another, you feel so many transformations. When the energy comes to the heart chakra, to the center of the heart, you become so full of love you become love. When the energy comes to the third-eye center you become consciousness, awareness. When the energy comes to the last chakra, sahasrar, you bloom, you flower, your tree of life has come to a fulfillment: you become a Buddha.
But the energy is the same. Don't condemn; don't suppress. Transform. Be more understanding, alert; only then will you be able to enter in totality. And there is no other way; the other way is just to dream and imagine."
About Osho Chakra Breathing Meditation
Detail Instructions will be provided prior to the Group Chakra meditation. Here is a write up of the steps.
1. 45 minutes Chakra Breathing
Stand with feet as wide apart as your hips or shoulders. Let your body be loose and relaxed. Close your eyes and with mouth open breathe deeply and rapidly into the first chakra. As you breathe let your attention be in the pelvic area of your body, where the first chakra is located. Equal emphasis should be put on both the in and out breaths. Don't force your breathing; breathe in a rhythm that feels comfortable and allows you to become aware of the feelings and sensations of each chakra.
Breathe into the first chakra until you hear a bell which indicates to start breathing into the second chakra. Each time you hear a bell, move this deep rapid breathing up into the next chakra. As you breathe up from chakra to chakra your breathing should become more rapid and more gentle, so that you are taking about twice as many breaths in the seventh chakra as you were in the first.
While breathing, it is helpful to shake your body, stretch, tilt or rotate your pelvis and move your hands in any way that you feel, but let your feet stay in one spot. Allow your feet, knees, hips, and other joints to become like springs so that once you set the breathing and body into motion, the movement will become continuous and effortless. Let your awareness remain primarily with the sensations of the chakras, rather than with the breathing or the body movement.
After breathing in the seventh chakra, you will hear three bells. This is the signal to let your breath and awareness turn and fall back down through each chakra. As you breathe down allow your breath to become slower from chakra to chakra. Let the energy flow down by itself from the seventh chakra to include the entire spectrum of chakra energy from top to bottom, like seven colors blending into one rainbow. This downward breathing should take about two minutes and it is up to you how long you breathe into each chakra.
After you finish this sequence, stand silently for a few moments before starting the next sequence. T his upward and downward breathing sequence should be repeated three times, or for a total of about 45 minutes.
If you don't feel the energy of your chakras at first, just breathe into the area where they are located. Remember not to push the breath, rather allow the breath and body movement to be like a bridge and carry you into the sensations and qualities of energy of each chakra. Becoming sensitive to different qualities of each chakra comes not through force, but through awareness and patience.
2. 15 minutes silence.
After the third breathing sequence, sit relaxed with closed eyes in silence. As you sit don't focus on anything in particular, remain a witness to whatever is happening, and not to judge it.
On Spontaneity or Regularity??
Question - FOR ZEN IT IS: "EAT WHEN YOU ARE HUNGRY AND DRINK WHEN YOU ARE THIRSTY." FOR PATANJALI IT IS: "REGULARITY -- NIYAM." HOW TO RECONCILE SPONTANEITY AND REGULARITY?
Osho - There is no need to synthesize. If you are really spontaneous you will become regular. If you are really regular you will become spontaneous. There is no need to reconcile. If you try to reconcile you will become a mess, so choose one and forget about the other. If you choose Zen forget about Patanjali as if he never existed; then he is not for you. And one day you will suddenly see that the regularity has come following spontaneity.
How it happens? If you are spontaneous, if you ea( when you feel hungry -- and if you only eat when you feel hungry and you never eat against your desire, you never eat more than your desire, you always follow your need -- by and by you will settle to a regularity, because the body is a mechanism, a very, very beautiful biomechanism. Then every day at the same time you will find you are hungry again; every day at the same time you will find you are sleepy again. Life will become regular.
But if you are afraid of spontaneity.... As people are afraid. because culture, civilization, religion -- all the poisoners of the world -- they have poisoned your mind and they have made you afraid of spontaneity; they say you are hiding an animal within you and if you are spontaneous you may go astray. If you are too afraid of spontaneity, then listen to Patanjali.
Patanjali is always a second choice to me, never the first. It is for ill people, corrupted by culture, unnatural, poisoned by civilization and religion, destroyed by priests and preachers. Then Patanjali. Patanjali is a therapy. That's why I say Patanjali is useful for ninety-nine percent of the people, because ninety-nine percent of the people are ill. This earth is a great hospital. Patanjali is a physician, a scientist.
Zen is for natural people, uncorrupted, for innocent children. If there is going to come some day a beautiful world, Patanjali will be forgotten; Zen will remain. If the world is going to be becoming more and more in, Zen will be forgotten; only Patanjali
will be there. Zen says be natural. Do you watch nature? Have you seen nature's spontaneity and regularity both? Rains come, summer comes, winter comes -- they follow in a regular pattern.
And if you see some disturbance it is because of you, because man has disturbed the climate, man has disturbed the ecology. Otherwise nature was so predictable -- and so spontaneous -- you could always see when the spring has come. You could have heard the first steps of spring all over: in the songs of the birds, in the trees, the happiness that spreads. It was absolutely certain, regular, but now everything is disturbed. That is not because of nature. Man has not only poisoned man, man has started to poison nature also. Now everything is irregular: you don't know when the rains are coming, you don't know whether it is going to rain less or more this year, you don't know how hot this summer is going to be. Nature's regularity is disturbed by you, because you have broken the circle. Otherwise nature is absolutely spontaneous -- and the nature does not need any Patanjali. Now it will need. Now, to set the ecology right, a Patanjali is needed.
So you have to choose. If you choose Zen forget Patanjali; otherwise you will be very much confused. And I tell you that Patanjali will come automatically -- you need not worry. But if you feel that you are very ill and you cannot trust in yourself and you cannot be spontaneous, forget about Zen; it is not for you. It is just like there exists a book of exercises for a healthy man. hmm?... who is going to take part in a world olympic: you can read it if you like. but don't try it -- you will be in danger. You are Lying in the hospital; you don't ask how to reconcile this book and your situation. You don't ask. You listen to the physician: you follow. Someday when you are healthy, back to your natural spontaneous being, you may use This book, but right now it is not for you.
Patanjali is for unhealthy people, but almost everybody is unhealthy. Zen is for very natural people. You have to decide about yourself. Nobody else can decide it for you; you have to feel your own energy. But remember, you are not to reconcile -- never do that. Choose one, the other follows. If you feel you are ill, already corrupted, you cannot be spontaneous; try to be regular. Regularity will bring you, by and by, to health and spontaneity.
Yoga: The Alpha and the Omega, Vol 5, Chapter 6
Osho says -
"Begin to be aware of anything
which ordinarily happens unconsciously,
for example - anger, jealousy, pride -
and your consciousness will be deepened.
even in day-to-day acts be conscious,
for example - walking, eating, talking -
and your consciousness will be expanded.
Be alert when thinking.
No thought should be allowed to pass unwitnessed.
And then, in the end, there is explosion
in which you become totally conscious
with no unconsciousness behind."
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