This is a great opportunity to explore true dimensions in life, the reason we are born for, to know ourselves, in the guidance and energy of beloved Bodhisattva Swami Arun.
Swami Arun is worldwide popular disciple of Osho and contributing to transforming lives, helping people find abundance and joy in life. It’s an opportunity not to miss.
Swami Arun is an early and beloved disciple of Osho. He has been conducting Osho Meditation Camps for 35 years. In 1990 he founded Osho Tapoban, a large flourishing Osho Commune in Nepal. For more info. visit www.tapoban.com.
In 1986, Osho appointed Swami Arun Director of Meditation and Spiritual Growth of the Rajneesh Mystery School. Swami Arun now travels to America, Canada, Italy, Germany, France, Russia, Ukraine and India, leading meditation camps. In these meditation camps he has initiated more than 65,000 sannyasins from 30 different countries. Swami Arun travels the world, sharing the bliss of meditation and the blessings of Osho.
To experience a retreat with Swami Arun is a precious gift you give yourself. The deep values and benefits received will last all your life. Many people travel to Nepal and India for this kind of energy and transformation.
There will be an opportunity to take Sannyas for those who are interested.
We look forward to sharing this beautiful time together & invite you to come, join this caravan of meditation, love, laughter, and celebration!
Space is limited. When the retreat is full, names will be accepted for the waiting list.
FRI JUL 20
10 AM - 6 PM: A day of Meditation with Swami Anand Arun
07:00 PM - 9:00 PM - MUSIC AND CELEBRATION
SAT JUL 21
07:00 AM - 9:00 PM- Meditations, Joy, Laughter and Sannays Celebration with Swami Anand Arun
SUN JUL 22
07:00 AM - 6:00 PM- Art of Ecstasy - with Swami Anand Arun
Three Days - $200/person including meals
One Day $125/person including meals
Three Days - $350/Couple including meals
One Day - $200/Couple including meals
Local Participants: Book before Jun 30 and get 10% discount
Out of town participants who are taking flight to come to retreat: $150 per person including meals(Other discounts cannot be combined)
(There is no two days participation option available this time)
*Couple: Married or a boyfriend and girlfriend living together are good example. Two friends coming to the retreat cannot be treated as couple.
Click here to pay-(This will take you to our website - scroll down to find the pay button).Make Sure to check accommodation details below before booking.
Hidden Cove Park on Lake Lewisville
20400 Hackberry Creek Park Rd.
The Colony, TX 75034
Option 1- Bring your sleep bag and sleep in the meditation hall at the lake - FREE
Option 2-Shared Accommodation - Four persons in one room of two queen beds and bed couch-Add $25 per person per night
Shared Accommodation will be provided in the Comfort Suites hotel, a nearby hotel. Four persons will be sharing one room. There will be two queen beds in one room. If you are coming alone, we will arrange your accommodation based on gender. In case you don’t feel comfortable sharing your queen bed, we may provide you a separate air mattress that you can lay on side, rooms are large enough to have two air mattresses on the side and couches in the room can also be converted into a bed. There is enough space for four people in a room.
Option 3-Shared Accommodation - One queen size bed per persons - Add $50 per night per person
We can make arrangement for those individuals who prefer have their own bed; please add $50/night to your retreat cost.
Option 4-Individual Accommodation - Add $100 per night per person
If you prefer an individual room, please add $100/night to the retreat cost or call the hotel directly at[masked] to book your room.
Hotel Address: 4796 Memorial Drive, The Colony, TX, US, 75056
There are many hotels around within 15 to 20 minute drive. Please click on the following link to find the price and location:
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* Vegetarian Meals will be provided that may include eggs and dairy.
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Park charges $5 per day per vehicle entry.
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Last year, more than 80 friends participated
Here a few reviews:
Thank you, Swami Arun, for sharing your beautiful energy with us here in Texas. It truly is a gift that lasts a lifetime.
I absolutely loved all the meditations that I went to, and OF COURSE taking sannyas is an amazing experience! It was also amazing to me that my sannyas name, Ma Prem Sagra ("Ocean of Love"), reflects my lifelong love of the ocean and affinity with water...and the vibration of love!
My heart is humming in sweet, sweet bliss. Aaahhh This! ~ Ma Govind Prateeksha
I was confused about many things in life. This retreat gave me a chance to rediscover and heal my being. It felt like the beginning of liberation from suffering!
Feeling a really virulent flare up of especially dirty I-ness, the spirit in me sought total relief at the feet of Osho’s most beloved disciple, Swami Anand Arun.
Thank God for Swami Arun, a radiantly alive being who heals the room with his presence. He is the most ardent Osho lover, and his passion never waivers for even a moment. Swami Arun is so madly in love with Osho that everyone wants to jump in the water with him. He speaks for hours with overflowing love and admiration for the Master. Beloved Osho is very much present through him.
Swami Arun opened the three-day event by saying that there are no maps for the spiritual life, and that we journey through uncharted territory under an infinite sky. Indeed we are blessed to know Osho, to be sannyasins, and to have the guidance of Swami Arun who always gently offers truth. The group of 84 participants, with thirteen new sannyasins, was captivated by Arun’s joy in sharing ..Click here to read the full review..
A truly wonderful retreat! Swami G. Was a rare privilege and a joy to experience. That retreat was put together with such love and and your heart permeated every aspect of it! The sentiment was extended to everyone.
Osho is Sinless Joy, Peace that passes all understanding, Energy that comes from Being. Osho is found where two or more are gathered together. All is Bliss, Joy, Joy, Joy,In Love, with you,
Thank you for organizing this camp. Everything was wonderful. You could not have selected a better place for this. The location (B&B) is so much conducive to to the meditation. The living quarters and food were homely too. I felt like in an extended family. You were all very patient and loving. Even though it is my first time attending such a camp, everyone in the camp made me feel at ease.
My gratitude can't be expressed in words for organizing such a wonderful camp. Every minute of our stay was filled with love and laughter. It is my first time to see a group of people with so much compassion.
Will be back next years..
Pictures and Videos of last year's retreat with Swami Arun
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Click on the video image above to watch sannyas video
Click below to read more reviews, see pictures and Videos of past Osho retreats with Swami Arun
Pictures of Osho retreats with Swami Arun at Zorba Studio- June 2009 - Feb 2010 - July 2010
Photos of Retreat Place at Hidden Cove Park on Lake Lewisville
Zorba Studio, Osho Dallas Meditation Center
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HOW CAN I LEARN THE SECRETS OF LIFE?
THERE ARE NO SECRETS IN LIFE. Or you can say: life is an open secret. Everything
is available, nothing is hidden. All that you need is just eyes to see.
It is like a blind man asking: "I want to learn the secret of light." All that he needs is
treatment of the eyes so that he can see. Light is available, it is not a secret. But he is
blind -- for him there is no light. What to say about light? For him there is not even
darkness -- because even to see darkness eyes are needed. A blind man cannot see
darkness. If you can see darkness you can see light; they are two aspects of the same
coin. The blind man knows nothing of darkness and nothing of light. Now he wants to
learn the secrets of light.
We can only help him, not by teaching him great truths about light -- they will be useless
-- but by operating on his eyes.
That's exactly what is being done here. This is an operation theater. The moment you
become a sannyasin you are getting ready for the operation table, and you have to pass
through many surgical operations. That's what all the therapies are. And if you survive all the therapies, then I am there finally to finish you off!
The moment the ego disappears, all the secrets are open secrets. Life is not like a fist; it is an open hand.
But people enjoy the idea that life has secrets -- hidden secrets. Just to avoid their
blindness they have created the idea of hidden secrets, of esoteric knowledge which is not available to anybody, or is available only to great adepts who live in Tibet or in the
Himalayas, or who are no more in their bodies, who live only in astral bodies and appear only to a few chosen people. And all kinds of nonsense has been perpetuated down the ages for the simple reason that you want to avoid seeing, recognizing the simple fact of your blindness. Rather than saying, "I am blind," you say, "Life's secrets are very hidden; they are not easily available. You will need great initiation."
Life is not esoteric at all. It is written on each leaf of each tree, on each pebble on the
seashore; it is contained in each ray of the sun -- whatever you come across is life in all
its beauty. And life is not afraid of you, so why should it hide itself? In fact, you are
hiding, continuously trying to hide yourself. You are closing yourself against life because
you are afraid of life. You are afraid to live -- because life requires a constant death.
One has to die every moment to the past. That is a great requirement of life -- simple if
you understand that the past is no more. Slip out of it, snap out of it! It is finished. Close
the chapter, don't go on carrying it! And then life is available to you.
But you remain in the past; the past goes on hanging around you, the hangover never
ends. And rather than coming to the present, the hangover of the past pushes you towards the future. So either you are in the memories or you are in your imagination. These are the two ways to miss life; otherwise there is no need to miss life. Just drop out of memories and out of imagination. Past is no more, future is not yet; both are nonexistential.
All that exists is the present, the now. Now is God.
Enter the doors of the now and all is revealed -- instantly revealed, immediately revealed.
Life is not a miser: it never hides anything, it does not hold anything back. It is ready to
give all, totally and unconditionally. But you are not ready.
And Rabindra, you ask: HOW CAN I LEARN THE SECRETS OF LIFE?
It is not a question of learning; it is more a question of unlearning. You have already
learned too much: the Vedas, the Upanishads, the Gita, the Koran, the Bible, the Talmud.
Thousands of scriptures are there inside you, clamoring, making noise, fighting with each other; all kinds of ideologies constantly trying to attract your attention. Your mind is a mess! It is overcrowded, it is a multitude. Unlearn! All that you have accumulated up to now as knowledge, unlearn it.
Zen people are right when they say: NOT KNOWING IS THE MOST INTIMATE.
Unlearning is the process that can bring you to that beautiful space of not knowing. And
then observe. Observe life without any knowledge interpreting it. You have become so
accustomed to interpretation.
The moment you see the sunset, immediately, habitually, you repeat words that you have heard from others: "What a beautiful sunset!" You don't mean anything by it; you are not even looking at the sunset. You have not allowed it to penetrate to your heart. You are not feeling any wonder. You are not in a state of awe. You have not fallen on your knees. You are not looking with unblinking eyes, absorbing. Nothing of that. Just a casual remark: "What a beautiful sunset!" Just a way of speaking, a mannerism, showing that you are cultured, sophisticated, that you know what beauty is, that you have a great aesthetic sense, that you have great sensitivity towards nature. You are not looking at the sunset. Have you ever looked at the sunset? If you had looked you would not have asked this question; the sunset would have told you all.
Have you ever looked at a roseflower? Yes, you say, "It is beautiful!" You may repeat the famous saying: "A rose is a rose is a rose," but you are not seeing the rose. You are full of words, all kinds of jargon -- poetic, philosophic -- but between you and the roseflower there is such a wall, a China Wall. Behind that wall you are hiding.
And you are asking: HOW CAN I LEARN THE SECRETS OF LIFE?
And life goes on utterly nude, utterly naked, absolutely available. All that is required is a
not-knowing state, an empty space which can absorb it, which can receive it. Only when
you are in a state of not knowing are you a host, and then life becomes a guest.
Just observe, with no evaluation. Don't say "good," don't say "bad"; don't say "beautiful,"
don't say "ugly." Don't say anything at all! Without saying anything, without bringing
your mind in, just watch with utterly empty eyes, like a mirror. Reflect the moon, the
stars, the sun, the trees, the people, the animals, the birds. And life will pour itself into
your being. And it is an inexhaustible source of energy. And energy is delight.
William Blake is right when he says: Energy is delight. And when life pours its energy
into your being it rejuvenates you, it revitalizes you; you are constantly reborn. A real,
alive person is born again and again every MOMENT. He is fresh, he is always young.
Even when he dies he is fresh and young. Even in the moment of death, life is pouring
more and more energy into him. His way of approaching life -- without mind -- helps him
to see not only life but death too. And when you are able to see life, you are able to see
death. And to see death means there is no death; all is life, and eternal, beginningless,
endless. And you are part of this infinite celebration.
Just watch, be alert, and function from a state of innocence. Your question seems to be
You say: HOW CAN I LEARN THE SECRETS OF LIFE?
You are still asking like a student, a schoolboy.
Life is ready every moment to embrace you. YOU are hiding away from life because you
are afraid. You want life on your terms. You want life to be Hindu or Mohammedan or
Christian, and life cannot do that. You want life according to the Gita or the Koran, and
life cannot do that.
Don't put conditions on life. Putting conditions on life is ugly, violent, stupid. Remain
unconditionally open...and suddenly some bells in your heart start ringing, in tune with
the whole. A music arises, a melody is born. You are no more separate as a learner, as a knower. Finally you are not even separate as an observer; the observer and the observed become one ultimately.
That is the moment of enlightenment, of Buddhahood, when you are part of this whole,
an intrinsic part, inseparable. Then you ARE life -- what is the need to learn anything?
You ARE it; you are not separate from it. Who is going to learn and about what? You are life. Then experiencing arises: not knowing but experiencing, not knowledge but wisdom.
Raul was sitting against the wall of his friend Pablo's adobe shack. Pablo came out of the house with a butterfly in his hand.
"Ay, Pablo," called Raul. "Where are you going with the butterfly?"
"I am going to get some butter," replied Pablo.
"Oh, you foolish fellow!" said Raul. "You cannot get butter with a butterfly!"
A few minutes later, to Raul's astonishment, Pablo returned with a bucket of butter.
In a little while Pablo came out, this time carrying a jar of horseflies.
"Ay, Pablo," called Raul, "where are you going with them horseflies?"
"Where you think?" answered Pablo. "To get horses, of course!"
Pablo returned in a few minutes leading a pair of beautiful stallions.
"See, I told you!" said Pablo to the amazed Raul.
Ten minutes later Pablo came out clutching a handful of pussy willows.
"Ay, Pablo!" shouted Raul. "Wait for me -- I go with you!"
Just observe. Nothing is hidden -- just observe. And slowly slowly you will start going
with life. Slowly slowly you will not remain separate, you will follow life. And to follow
life is to be religious. Not to follow Christ, not to follow Buddha, but to follow life is to
OSHO: Ah, This! # 6