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TOMORROW: JULY 18
Time: 7 PM - 10 PM
Swami Arun will arrive in Dallas tomorrow to conduct Osho meditation weekend retreat (see details below). He provides an opportunity to meet and meditate with him on this Wednesday evening. It’s a golden opportunity for all to imbibe Osho’s energy though his presence and get ready for the phenomenal retreat.
Price: We are a donations based group, no one will ask you for the payment. Please contribute any amount between $10-$20 in the box at front.
A RESIDENTIAL RETREAT ON LAKE LEWISVILLE AND COMFORT SUITES
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.
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
Three Days - $350/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
ACCOMMODATION ( at Comfort Suits, nearby hotel)
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
CALL [masked] TO MAKE SURE ACCOMMODATION IS AVAILABLE UNDER OPTION 2 AND OPTION 3.
* Vegetarian Meals will be provided that may include eggs and dairy.
Park charges $5 per day per vehicle entry.
For Further queries, please send us an email at [address removed] or [address removed]. Or Visit us at www.zorbastudio.com or Call[masked]
Last year, more than 80 friends participated
Here a few reviews:
Pictures and Videos of last year's retreat with Swami Arun
Click below to read more reviews, see pictures and Videos of past Osho retreats with Swami Arun
Carnival Retreat Reviews March 2011 and Carnival 2011 Retreat Video 1 and Carnival 2011 Retreat Video 2
Videos of Osho retreats with Swami Arun at Zorba Studio - June 2009 and July 2010 and Click here for more Videos
Photos of Retreat Place at Hidden Cove Park on Lake Lewisville
I WISH I COULD KNOW MORE ABOUT GOD. CAN YOU HELP ME, BELOVED MASTER?
There is no way to know more about God. You can know God, but you cannot know more about God. Knowing more about God is not knowing God. Knowing more is knowledge; knowing God is a totally different dimension. Knowing about is knowledge -- you can go on, about and about and about, but you will never reach to God. To know God is totally different than knowing about God. You can know much about love without knowing love at all. You can go to the libraries and you can consult the encyclopedias and you can collect all knowledge possible about love -- but if love has not happened to you, if that fire has not happened to you, you will not know what love is. You can collect all the stories about love -- Laila and Majnu, Shiri and Farhad -- you can collect stories about all the lovers of the world; that too won't help. Love has to happen to you; you have to fall into love. You have to take the risk, you have to gamble -- only then will you know.
You say, "I wish I could more about God." So, first thing: knowing more will not be of much help. That's how a person becomes a pundit, a scholar-knowledge. I am not here to help you become more knowledgeable; you already have too much knowledge. I am here to destroy your knowledge, to take it away from you. You have to learn how to unlearn.
And then you say, "I wish." Wish is a very very weak thing. Just by wishing, nobody can move towards God. More urgency, more deep desire is needed... desire which becomes a flame in you. Hunger is needed; wishing won't help. Thirst is needed... as if you are lost in the Sahara desert, and for miles all around just sand and sand and the burning sun, and not a drop of water with you and you cannot see any greenery anywhere, and you are thirsty, and your whole being is at stake -- any moment you can die -- and the thirst goes on and on and you become a flame... in that thirst, God is possible.
Become thirsty. Wishing is not enough; wishing is too weak. I have heard...
A hungry-looking tramp stopped at a farmhouse and asked for some food. The housewife brought him some and he sat on the back step enjoying all she had set before him.
You have to be tremendously hungry. It is not just a curiosity. God cannot be an object of your wish. God is not a wish-fulfillment, God is not your dream. God has to go like a flame into your guts. When you start feeling that nothing else matters, when God is the first priority and you are ready to sacrifice everything. When God becomes such an absorbing, urgent desire that even life is not meaningful any more without God-only then. And then there is no need for anybody to help you, your desire will do the work.
In that urgent thirst, in that intensity, all that is darkness in you disappears. In that flame, all that is useless burns down. You come out as pure gold.
God is your reality as much as it is my reality. God is as much your reality as it was Jesus Christ's or Gautam Buddha's. The difference is, you have not yet been able to sort out the chaff from the wheat; the wheat is in you, but too much chaff is there. In a tremendous desire to know, to be, the chaff burns down -- and there is no other way.
When you go to a master, he in fact does not help you to reach to God, he helps you to become more and more thirsty. He helps you to become more and more intensely hungry. He gives you thirst and hunger; he gives you a mad passion for the impossible.
One man came to Buddha and asked, "If I come and follow you, will I be able to know truth?" Buddha said: That is not certain. I cannot guarantee. I can guarantee only one thing, that I will make you more and more thirsty. Then everything depends on you. I can transfer my thirst to you and if you are ready to allow that much thirst... because it is painful. The journey is painful; all growth is painful. If you allow me to create that much pain in you, that very pain will purify. Pain is a purifying process.
So never ask about God as if it is your wish, and never ask that you would like to know more. God either is known or not known -- more or less is not the question. You cannot divide God -- "I know a little bit and somebody else knows a little more, and somebody almost half, and somebody a hundred percent." God cannot be divided; either you know, or you don't know. And the knowledge of God is not like any other knowledge. It is not like scientific knowledge, that you can go on knowing more and more and more, never ending, the procession continues. It is not a knowledge from the outside. The knowledge of God is not like knowledge, it is more like love. You disappear in your beloved -- that is the only way to know. And the more you disappear in your beloved, the more you know that "I don't know."
The greatest knower’s of God always say they don't know. They are like drops in the ocean -- they have fallen into the ocean and disappeared, and the ocean has fallen into them and disappeared. Now, who is the knower and how is the known?
Kabir has said: I was searching and searching and searching, and then I got lost, and then happened the miracle of miracles. When I was not there you were standing before me. And when I was there and searching and searching, you were so far away -- not even a glimpse. And now, look... I have disappeared. Searching, searching, I got lost, completely lost; my whole search absorbed me, destroyed me completely. Now I am no more... and my Lord, you are standing before me.
Kabir has said that the seeker never reaches to the sought. Man never confronts God -- because unless you disappear he cannot appear, so there is no meeting-point. When you are, he is not; when he is, you are not -- so how can you claim that "I know?" You are not -- only then, he is. When the knower disappears, the knowledge appears; it cannot be just a wish-fulfillment.
I can help you to become a flame -- thirsty, hungry, burning; I can give you the pain. Then everything else depends on you -- how much you go into that pain, into that fire. You can take a jump, and God can happen in a sudden moment. There is no need to wait, there is no need to postpone. This very moment it can happen... if you are ready to go into that pain totally.
Zorba Studio offers blend of Art, Meditation and Yoga.
During the weekends, we facilitate meditations inspired by Enlightened master OSHO and Yoga.
During the weekdays Zorba Studio is a Beautiful Art Gallery.
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