Sunday morning dynamic at Wilder St will resume on October 11th. Start 10:00 but arrive early if new(ish).

NOTE. NO Dynamic Sunday Nov 8th, due to all-day booking of the hall by someone else.

Click here to be on the mailing list. Or ring: Annie on 07979 201948 or Islam on 0117 955 0490. For location etc see the “Wilder St practical page” in the menu on the left.

And just to remind you about the amazing resource at Access to the books online is free. Videos etc are very cheap, a latte-per-month. We cannot recommend it too highly.

I just read an excellent book. It’s edited by Savita, who’s English but lives mostly in Pune so not too many people know her. It’s called “Encounters with an inexplicable man: stories of Osho as told by his people”.

And very good stories some of these are. Many add new information about what Osho said and did that’s significant to have published, for example, some things he said privately to sannyasins who were gay. There’s behind the scenes followup to at least one famous “discourse hit”, and guidance Osho gave to a teenager which shouldn’t have surprised me, but still did.

Along the way the book explains why Osho needed so much dentistry – apparently when He was young Osho ate experimental foods so much that He ground His teeth down! The story of how Osho gave a hit to Devageet, His dentist, really, really shocked me. Osho was either a madman, or His actions arose from a far deeper place than any of us comprehend. The conclusion as to which is, as always, for each reader to make for themselves.

The book is very well edited, with enough intellectual distance to lay out a clear picture of events, but without leaving the world of the devotional, of the bhakti – there is no possible way to explain Osho from an intellectual perspective, and books that try are doomed to fail.

I recommend this book both to those new to Osho and those who met Him long ago. Its available in the UK for 15 euro from . (Many of us knew Rajen, who died a year or so ago. Bells is the company he founded, today run by his daughter Laura.)

The link is: or if that doesn’t work, go to and the book is under the “Others” category.

Finally, I never miss any opportunity to recommend the wonderful (though with limitations) free tool to browse all Osho’s books, and buy inexpensively in print, audio and video: – the most important link on the internet.

My website hosts went out of business and I had to move the site to a new host. On the way  the links got lost. So if you are looking for the link to the Osho Festival of Silence and Celebration, it is HERE:


Hi everyone,

The meditation days will continue in 2013 as now, but they will be at Wilder St Studios.

Meditation days in 2013: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm on Sundays

Feb 17

April 14

June 9

Aug 18

Oct 13

Dec 15

Next Sunday 19th we’ll start at 10:30 (sharp!!!!) not 10:00.

See you there


This weekend there is a meditation day on Sat Dec 10, starting 10 am PROMPT with dynamic – see practical information page for other details. Any questions: Islam 0117 968 7307

AND on Sunday Dec 11 there is a celenration:

Osho Birthday Celebration

11th December 2011

We’ll be gathering to meditate, celebrate, dance, sing and be together
Everybody, of every age welcome!

4.30pm-6.30pm (Satsang starts 4.45pm)
Cost £4

@ Wild Goose space in the self build site
228 Mina road (near St Werburgh’s Farm)
St Werburghs

Info: Shanti 07875151582 or Satyen 07944187055
P.S. Feel free to pass this email on to friends…..

The remaining meditation days this year are at St Michael’s Hall, and will continue there in 2012.

They will be on Oct 8 and Dec 10 2011, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Bring vegetarian lunch to share, and see the Practical Information page for more details – please do read that page!


Here is an extract from one of Osho’s guided meditations:-

Gather all your life energy, your total consciousness, and with an urgency as if this is going to be your last moment of life — only with such urgency you can rush towards your being, towards your very center.
Faster and faster …
As you come closer to your center, a great silence descends over you. Fountains of peace spring within you. Suddenly a great ecstasy possesses you.
This is the moment you are the buddha, the awakened one.
At the very center of your being, the buddha has been hiding since eternity. You have never looked inwards. Otherwise, you have there all the treasures of the world, you have all that existence can offer you.
The buddha is nothing but a door into eternity, into godliness, into the divine existence.
The only quality the buddha has, has to be remembered: it is witnessing.
Just witness … the body is not you.
Witness … the mind is not you.
Witness … the astral, the other bodies, the subtle body, are not you.
These are all just layers upon you. Hidden behind all these layers is your real being. That being is a pure witness, a watcher on the hill.
Buddha knows no other quality. He consists only of pure witnessing.
Witness all the experiences that will be happening at the center of your being: the serenity, the calmness, a very cool breeze passing through you, an unknown fragrance filling your being, a blessing that you have never known, a benediction that you can share with the whole world and it will be inexhaustible.
Witness: this moment you are the most fortunate people on the earth, because everybody is looking out, and you are looking in.
Everybody is looking at things, you are looking at godliness, your very subjectivity.
Everybody is concerned about trivia, you are concerned with the essential core of existence.
Collect as much as you can … the flowers, the fragrance, but remain a witness.

Remember, you can browse everything that Osho ever said for free at and purchase downloads of him speaking very cheaply.

And here is what an actual real person said about coming to one of our meditation days for the first time:

I had never done a meditation class like this before, so was quite anxious about the whole thing. I still felt completely out of my comfort zone when Islam described what we were going to be doing. Strangely though, within 5 minutes of starting, I felt completely safe and really let myself get into the whole liberating experience.  I couldn’t believe how quickly my energy levels increased and my stress levels decreased as the day progressed. 

I feel I made more progress with stress and anxiety that day, than I have with 6 months of counselling and I couldn’t believe how calmer and clear minded I was 4 days later, doing my stressful job. I will be doing dynamic on a regular basis from now on, as I know, its now vital to my well being.  Thank you so much for introducing me to this wonderful, simple and yet unbelievably effective technique.   Elise.


Next Active Meditation day is this coming Saturday March 12th. Go wild! Go crazy! Dance with abandon! Connect with the truth of your body and with your innermost self;  maybe get enlightened, who knows?

The day will be run by Suvarna.

All practical details see the  “Dates, times, location” etc link on the left.

The first Active Meditation day of 2011 is next Sunday January 23rd.

This one month only, January, will be FREE! – no charge, gratis, unentgeltlich, gratuito, kostenlos. Everyone welcome.

Why free? – well, starting with the following month, Sunday February 27th, we are going to make some major changes, intended to make the days both cheaper and more user friendly for everyone. So next week is organisationally a one-off and it seemed simpler and more fun to make it a freebie.

Please watch out for the email about the changes in the next few days. Everyone I’ve mentioned them to so far thinks they are a great idea.

Practical details for Sunday Jan 23rd are of course on

but the main things are:

>>> Dynamic is optional but highly recommended. Be there 8:50 for a PROMPT start at 9:00. If you’ve not done it before, or only done it a few times, come at 8:40 for full instructions PROMPT at 8:45.

>>> If you don’t come to dynamic, then please come at 10:00 for a prompt start at 10:30.

>>> The morning meditations are more active, so it’s really good to come then if you can. If not, come after lunch, arriving 1:45 for a 2:00 start.

>>> Please bring vegetarian food to share for lunch. Simple and easy is fine.

>>> End 5:30 or before.

Finally, some words from Osho:



Premda, it all depends on you. If you want to do another round, it is very easy. You have done many rounds before — millions, because since the beginning we have been here doing rounds, circling. But if you are satisfied that enough rounding has been done and it is time now to stop, that too is not difficult. Nature is very simple, and it gives you total freedom — you just have to be decisive.

To stop the round, you will have to drop many things — your desires, your ambitions, aspirations, greed, ego — the laundry list is long. But if you can do without laundry, you can stop any moment the wheel of life and death.

It was necessary that you should go through all these rounds to bring you to the realization that now it is enough and you should stop, because there is another world that begins with stopping — another universe, desireless, passionless, full of love, full of joy, just absolute in every sense. Nothing can be more than that.

So by stopping you are not losing anything, just stopping the sorry-go-round. People call it merry-go-round. I have always been puzzled why they call it merry-go-round. Nobody seems…. So I have made my own word, `sorry-go-round’.

And if you see the suffering and the anguish of it all, that very seeing will stop it and then begins a totally new world of which only a few indications can be given, and those indications are not descriptions of its entirety. They are just arrows pointing. It is infinite, it is eternal, it knows no sadness, no sorrow.

And everything depends on a single thing: your decision.

And my whole effort is somehow to stop your sorry-go-round, but you insist that you want just one time more — as if you have not been on the same trip millions of times — just one time more.

Try to understand your life as it is, and there will be no problem. The stopping will come on its own accord.

Osho, The Transmission of the Lamp, Chapter #44

Here’s a picture of the new high-tech front gate of the Meditation resort. It replaces the 30-odd year old entrance made from heavy folding timber which Osho famously termed the “Gateless Gate,” in reference to a classic collection of Zen koans of the same name.

The new entrance to the Osho Meditation Resort in Pune

The new entrance to the Osho Meditation Resort in Pune

With hightened security following the German Bakery explosion last year, the austere zen-aesthetic design features a metal detector and a security railing  around the receptionist/guard’s desk.

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