"The Book of Secrets Marathon" - Meditations from the Book of Secrets Sept 28, 2013 with Ma Purnima
On Sept 28th, Saturday, Ma Deva Purnima will lead us into a full day meditation retreat with many techniques from the book of secrets. This is a very unique opportunity to go deeper.
Most of the techniques of the Book of Secrets can be described as “life style meditations”. They are not structured but give a certain viewpoint, understanding or approach that can be used in daily life for the transformation of consciousness. The core of all these methods is witnessing.
The Book of Secrets is based on ancient Sanskrit sutras also known as the “Vigyan Bhairav Tantra” which are said to be at least 5000 years old and consist of a dialogue between the god Shiva and his beloved Devi sitting on his lap in a love embrace. The text begins with a series of questions asked by Devi about the meaning of the universe. Shiva answers in 112 sutras - each one of them being a meditation technique. In an atmosphere of love, trust and total acceptance, he delivers the whole science of transformation to Devi – methods that cover an astonishing range of gateways into meditation. They are written in love language yet they are scientific; they are a dialogue between lovers yet a methodical, practical approach to transformation.
"..Out of 112 there must be a technique – more than one; one is absolutely certain, but my experience is that more than one will be applicable to every human being. And the easiest way is just to go through, read them, and any technique that suddenly strikes you "This is it!" – give it a try, at least for twenty-one days.If it starts working, then forget everything, other techniques. Go on working on it. It does not matter how many techniques you try. What matters is that you try one technique to its very end, to its ultimate depth. And if you succeed in one technique, then every other technique becomes very easy.If the first technique took six months, the other techniques may take just one week, because now you have reached to the exact point. You know the place, you know the space that meditation creates. This is a different path leading to the same space. And as you try a few other techniques, the time will become less.
I have tried all 112 techniques. After trying a dozen techniques, it becomes so easy – the first time, you reach immediately to the space....
Dynamic Meditation is of immense help. All techniques that I have developed are for the contemporary man, and doing these techniques he will be clean, unburdened, simple, innocent.
For curiosity's sake you can try one of the techniques, and you will be surprised how quickly you enter into its very innermost core."
- Osho, The Last Testament, Vol 3, Ch 19 . More here
The tentative schedule for the Saturday's event is:
• 8:30 am Welcome and Registration
• 8:45 – 9.45 am Osho Dynamic Meditation
• 10:00 – 10:45 am Breakfast / Audio Talk
• 11:00 am – 1:30 pm : Session I. Meditation Techniques from the Book of Secrets
• 1:30 - 2:45 pm Lunch and Rest
• 3:00 pm - 4:15 PM Session - II: More from the Book of Secrets
• 4:30 – 5:30 pm Kundalini Meditation
• 6:00 – 7:30 pm Evening Meeting with Osho Video Discourse
** Schedule is tentative and will be adjusted according to need.
What to bring ?
Wear loose light colorful clothes or meditation robes and come on an empty stomach.
Clean drinking water is provided.
Bring your own towels.In consideration to people with sensitivities, please refrain from wearing any perfumes and/or fragrances during the meditations
You do not need yoga mats as meditation cushions are provided.
When to arrive ?
Please arrive 10-15 minutes earlier for getting necessary instructions on meditations.You can join us from the morning (highly recommended) or join us for some of these sessions as your schedule permits. If you are joining in from in-between please text us or call us so that you don't come when some meditation session is going on.
Our meditations are non for profit and donation for the camp goes into arranging food and taking care of the center itself.We meet every weekend as a gathering of friends and family of meditators and donate with love and gratefulness towards the space. The suggested love donations for the event is 25$ , which includes Breakfast, vegetarian lunch, afternoon organic herbal tea and whole day of meditations with a loving, caring group of fellow meditators.
If you arrive for evening session only, the suggested donation is $10.
Location / Walking directions of the Meditation Center :
N or Q train from 42nd Street, Times Square,directed to Ditmars Boulevard ( get off the train on the last stop)Walk north-east on 31st street towards Ditmars Blvd.Turn left at Ditmars Blvd.Walk from 31st street straight to 19th street in Ditmars Blvd.Turn right at 19th street towards 21st Drive.Turn left at 19th street and 21st drive to get to 18-52 block,Come down through the side stairs and enter through 2nd door or call Ma Purnima [masked] or Samir at [masked] if you need further help.