Recently while having coffee with friends after Saturday morning Dynamic Meditation in the West Village, New York City, we were discussing the Evening Meeting Meditation that happens in the Osho Resort, India.
Someone noted how Osho considers it the most important meditation of the day because it is the only time where work totally stops and the entire community comes together to meditate.
It was a good reminder to hear this.
Obviously, Osho considers this “coming together” important.
Still high from my energetic meditation that morning, I understood his insight.
I see that coming together to meditate does make a difference.
It makes meditation more effective, its experience more powerful and nourishing.
Coming together also makes it fun and easy.
Truth is, coming together makes meditation a celebration.
I see the upcoming USA events as something similar.
They are always a grand coming-together, an opportunity to dive totally into oneself and be nourished by silence.
They are also an opportunity to celebrate one’s meditation by singing, dancing, opening the heart so love can flow, laughing, crying, relaxing, letting-go -- while being supported by the live-music and beautiful, natural ambience of our venues.
It doesn’t matter which universe each of us are coming from, living and working as we all do in the world.
For a precious few days, we will put aside our busy routines, minds, pool our energies, and give ourselves the most precious gift of all: meditation.
And of course with all the many blessings it brings.
I want to personally encourage EVERYONE to come this year. Such events are rare and don’t come around so often.
They remind us life can indeed be a celebration.
Such opportunities should not to be missed, postponed, or taken for granted.
Because who knows about the future, the next year, or even the next moment?
This year marks sixteen consecutive years of the USA tours.
By our coming together, we all make it possible.
We give these events as a gift to ourselves.
But we also use the opportunity to invite others because meditation can be a beautiful thing to share with those you care about and love.
So bring friends and anyone else you know who might be interested in the transformation this event makes possible.
There is a wonderful group of musicians coming with Chandira (bass) and Teerth (drums), along with Dave Gordon (keyboards), Ashik (violin), myself (Milarepa), and I am sure some more special guests.
Time becomes short and the event is right around the corner.
Your prompt response and committment is needed.
In this way, each of us supports the miracle to happen.
We are so happy to see you all soon!
Milarepa, Chandira, Teerth
OCT 04-06, 2013
IT WILL BE A 3 DAY RETREAT ON LAKE LEWISVILLE
Milarepa does not need special introduction to the people who are connected to the enlightened master Osho.
Milarepa lived and worked in the Osho Commune International for more than twenty years where he coordinated music with many world renowned musicians, singers and colleagues at that time. A few names are Miten, Deva Premal, Deuter, Prem Joshua and Chinmaya Dunster.
His music & workshops carries wonderful grace. His presence & depth in music has tremendous effect on those who are exploring the inner world.
Now he tours internationally every year facilitating events, giving concerts, and sharing a unique vision of meditation, music and celebration.
About his music, Milarepa says:
"My music reflects my understanding of meditation and love. The themes of the songs are universal and will be appreciated by all travelers on the path of truth and self-realization. We are on this beautiful planet to celebrate the great mystery of life - with our songs, our dances, our silences of the heart. As humanity moves into the twenty-first century, this could never be more relevant."
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Milarepa travels with great musicians, singers and longtime Osho Disciples
This year band include Milarepa, Chandira, and Teerth (Local Kirtan Band may join them as well)
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FRI OCT 4
10 AM - 6 PM: A day of Meditation with Milarepa
07:00 PM - 9:00 PM - MUSIC AND CELEBRATION with Milarepa and band
SAT OCT 5
08:00 AM - 9:00 PM- Meditations, Joy, Laughter and Sannays Celebration with Milarepa and band
SUN OCT 6
08:00 AM - 5:00 PM- Festival of Music and Meditation- with Milarepa and band
Three Day - $200/person including meals
One Day $125/person including meals
Three Day - $350/Couple including meals
One Day - $200/Couple including meals
*Two day participants must pay the full cost.
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Out of town participants who are taking flight to come to retreat: $150 per person including meals(Other discounts cannot be combined)
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Hidden Cove Park on Lake Lewisville
20400 Hackberry Creek Park Rd.
The Colony, TX 75034
Option 1- Bring your sleeping bag and sleep in the meditation hall at the lake - FREE
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Dance… and the Universe
Dances with You
Osho – When you are madly dancing, madly singing,
when you are joyful without any control,
without your presence, when the joy is so
full, overflowing -- you are flooded with it and all
control is abandoned -- then you will see a miracle:
death and life dancing together. Because then all duality
disappears. If you are dual, duality appears. If you are
non-dual, duality disappears. When you are split, the
whole world is split. It is your own split that is projected
onto the screen of the universe. When you are in a nonsplit
state, integrated, one, organic, orgasmic, then all
Then life and death are not two, not opposites, but
complementaries dancing with each other hand in hand.
Then bad and good are not two -- they are dancing with
each other hand in hand. Then matter and consciousness
are not two. This is what is happening inside you: the
soul is dancing with the body; the body is dancing with
the soul. They are not two. They are one, they are
absolutely one, manifestations of one. The body is
nothing but visible soul, and the soul is nothing but
And God is not somewhere above in the heavens. He
is here-now in the trees, in the rocks, in you, in me, in
everything. God is the soul of existence, the invisible the
innermost core. And the inner is dancing with the outer.
And the sublime is dancing with the profane. And the
holy is dancing with the unholy. And the sinner is
dancing with the saint. Once you have become one,
suddenly all duality disappears. That's why i say a
really wise man is also a fool, has to be, because
foolishness and wisdom dance together. And a really
sage person, a saint, is also a rascal, has to be, it cannot
be avoided. God and devil are not two. Have you ever
thought about the word "devil"? It comes from the same
root as "divine"; they belong to the same root. They both
come from a Sanskrit root, Diva; from it comes Deva,
from it comes "divine," from it comes "devil."
Deep down, the tree is one. Branches are many,
moving in different dimensions, directions; leaves are
millions; but the deeper you go, you come to one, one
Mad with joy, life and death dance to the rhythm of
... The Hills and the Sea and the Earth Dance.
When you are in a dance, everything dances with
you. Yes, the old saying is true: when you weep, you
weep alone; when you laugh, the whole world laughs
with you. When you are miserable, you are separate.
Now look at this. Misery separates you; separation
makes you miserable. They are together, they are one
package. Whenever you are miserable, you suddenly
become separate. That's why the ego cannot afford to be
happy, because if you become happy the ego cannot
exist -- you are no longer separate. The egoist cannot
afford to be ecstatic. How can he afford to be ecstatic,
because in ecstasy the ego will not be there? That is too
much. He would like to remain miserable. He will create
a thousand and one miseries around him just to help the
ego to be there.
Have you watched it? When you are really happy, your
ego disappears. When you are really happy, suddenly
you feel a deep atonement with the whole. When you
are miserable, you want to be alone; when you are
happy, you want to share.
When Buddha was miserable he went to the forest,
escaped from the world. What happened after six
years? When he became ecstatic he came back, back to
the marketplace. When Mahavir was unhappy,
miserable, he escaped from the world, he renounced the
world. When he became happy, he came back to the
Now, Jain as don't talk about Mahavir coming back
to the world; they only talk about the renunciation.
Their scriptures only say that he renounced the world.
That is only half the story -- and not the peak, just the
beginning of the story. Yes, for twelve years he lived
alone in the forest, not uttering a single word. He was
so miserable, he separated himself from the whole
world. He remained lonely. Then one day came the
spring, and the flowers started blooming, and he was
full of ecstasy; he came back to the world. The Jain
scriptures don't talk about it -- and that is the real part
of the story, the more significant part that he comes
back to the world that he moves amidst people, that
then again he starts talking, then again he starts singing,
then again he conveys, shares. Whatever he has attained
has to be shared.
In misery you are like a seed. In ecstasy you become
a flower, and your fragrance, of course, has to be
released to the winds.
You can watch it in your life also, in a small way of
course. When you are unhappy, you close your doors,
you don't want to see your friends, you don't want to go
anywhere, you don't want to participate in anything.
You say,” Leave me alone. Please leave me alone." When
somebody becomes very unhappy, he commits suicide.
What is the meaning of it? What is suicide? Suicide is just
an effort to go so far away from the world that one
cannot come back. It is moving into loneliness.
Absolutely, irrevocably, so that you cannot come back.
That's what suicide is.
Have you ever heard about any man committing
suicide when he was happy, when he was ecstatic,
when he was dancing? No, when the dance arises, you
burst forth, you throw your doors open, you call your
friends, you call your neighbours, and you say,''come. I
am going to give a feast and let us dance and let us have
a little fun. I have much to share and I would like to
give it to you." And whoever comes to your door, you
greet him, you welcome him. Anybody is welcome in
the moment when you are happy. When you are
unhappy, even those who have always been welcome
are no longer welcome.
"The Hills and the Sea and the Earth Dance." With
you that happens. If you dance the entire existence
becomes a dance. It is already a dance. Hindus say it is
and the moon and the sun and the earth and the
whole existence. The whole existence is dancing around
God. God is Krishna and the whole existence is his gopis,
his girlfriends. This is the Ras that is continuously going
on, but you will know it only when you learn the ways of
dance, the language of ecstasy.
... The World of Man Dances in Laughter and Tears.
Beautiful is Kabir. His sayings are of tremendous
"The World of Man Dances in Laughter and Tears."
When you dance sometimes you will laugh and
sometimes you will weep too, but now your tears will
have a totally different quality to them. They will not be
of sadness. They will come out of your depth, out of your
overflowing heart. They will be of joy and cheer, they
will show your rejoicing.
You have known only one sort of tears, and those are
that of sadness and sorrow, because you have known
only one thing that overfills you sometimes, and that is
sadness, depression, sorrow, and that flows through your
tears. You have not known the other quality -- the rich
tears. These are the poor tears, ill, neurotic. You don't
know the healthy tears, the tears of well-being -- when
you are full of love and you don't know how to express
it, when you are full of joy and you don't know how to
express it and you are so overflooded that tears start
Tears are just an overflow, and Kabir says, "The World
of Man Dances in Laughter and Tears."
You may have seen it happening sometimes to a
madman; a madman sometimes laughs and weeps
together. Sometimes it happens to my sannyasins, and
they come to me very scared and they say,” What is
happening? Laughter is okay, tears are okay, but both
together? That simply shows I am going crazy.'' You are
not going crazy. You are becoming one, your duality is
disappearing. Your tears and laughter are becoming joined
together. Hand in hand they are going to dance together.
Your schizophrenia is over. Your division has fallen away.
Now you are becoming undivided. Now you are becoming a unison, a Unio
Mystica is happening. So everything is joining together;
the polar opposites are coming closer and becoming one -
- tears and laughter together.
-Osho, Ecstasy: The Forgotten Language