Finally a day to meet and meditate together!

Bristol Osho meditation day with Sudheer, Oct 22

“Relaxing into the extraordinary ordinariness of everyday life”

Hi everyone,

Good news. We finally have an opportunity for everyone in Bristol interested in Osho’s work to meet for a day and to go deeper in meditation together. We’d love to meet you all there.

While it will be great to see familiar friends, we extend a special welcome to the many people on the mailing list who are new to Osho’s methods or new to Bristol. The day will be suitable for everyone.

The date is Sunday Oct 22nd from 9.45 – 6.00 p.m. (details below); please put that in your diary now.

Sudheer, who will be facilitating the day, is an old friend of Satyam’s who is a passionate meditator with a great sense of humour. For many years he has helped people get, what Osho calls, ‘the knack’ of meditation. He regularly facilitates meditation courses in the Meditation Resort in Pune and around the world in Taiwan, China Japan, Korea, Spain, the Netherlands and the USA – usually spending six months of the year in Pune and six months travelling. These courses include: OSHO Meditation Facilitator Training, OSHO Life Zen, Vipassana Retreats, Zazen Retreats, Self-Hypnosis for Meditation, OSHO Meditative Therapies (OSHO Mystic Rose, No-Mind and Born Again) and several courses to help integrate meditation and awareness into daily life, such as Inner Skills for Work and Life and Bringing Meditation into your Daily Activities.

The day will include Osho meditations, self-hypnosis for meditation, and meditations from the Book of the Secrets (Osho’s commentary on the Vigyan Bhairav Tantra), as well as a plenty of opportunity to ask questions and share experiences.

A meditator … needs only one thing: the atmosphere of meditation … to be surrounded by other meditators. … In this communion people are at different stages of meditation. To meditate with these people, just to sit silently with these people, and you will be pulled more and more towards your own intrinsic potentiality.

Osho, The Invitation, 27 August 1987 a.m. in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

Regular Sunday morning meditators please note: for this one Sunday only, Dynamic Meditation will be at 9.45 a.m. at Studio 2 in Hamilton House and not at Wilder Street.

Practical things: Sunday 22nd October 9.45-18.00 with Sudheer Niet.  Cost £35

DMAC Studio 2, Hamilton House, Bristol, BS1 3QY


Bookings / questions: Islam 07528 302221

Satyam: 07914 895394  

Please bring simple lunch ready to share – there is no kitchen in the DMAC studios.

We look forward to seeing you there! If you have any questions, please ring us.

With love

Islam and Satyam

Recommended book: Osho Therapy, compiled by Svagito

Osho Therapy, ed. Svagito


Osho Therapy, ed. Svagito pub Perfect Publishers Ltd ISBN 978-1905399-92-5   Savigo’s website:

One  of Osho’s many innovations is the use of Western-style therapy as a preliminary (only a preliminary!)  to meditation. He also invented several group-based methods, which he termed “meditation-therapies”, designed to live in the half-way place between therapy and meditation: Osho’s Born Again, No-Mind, and Mystic Rose meditative therapies.

Svagito has compiled an excellent book, describing many of these methods, by therapists who developed their work directly under Osho’s guidance, sometimes using techniches which he specifically entrusted to particular therapists. For example, he chose Leela to lead Mystic Rose and Amiyo to develop Gurdjieff Sacred movements.

So if you are interested in Osho’s work, this is an excellent readable resource to illuminate meditation from many viewpoints more initially familiar to the Western worldview. Chapters include:

Anando – Self Lve

Anubuddha – Arun Concscious Touch

Shunyo – Osho’s meditative methods

Leela – Mystic Rose, No-Mind, Born Again

Tarika – Conditioning and Counselling

Pratibha – Voicing

Aneesha – Pulsation (ie neo-Reichain / Radix bodywork)

Moumina – Body Reading and Body types

Premartha and Svarup – Childhood deconditioning, ie primal work

Dwari – Birth Integration

Svagito (Osho Family Constellation)

Krishnananda and Amana – Growth and intimacy

Vasumati – couples therapy

Devapath – Breath therapy

Turiya – Sexual deconditioning and tantra

Rafia – Inner man, inner woman

Sagarpriya – Male/Female energywork

Premananda and Prabodhi – Hypnotherapy

Meera-  Art therapy

Amiya – Gurdjieff Sacred movements

Ganga – Satori / Awareness Intensive

A very good “Osho anecdotes” book by Savita

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.

Sun Nov 16 – No, Dynamic Meditation not running today. (When on, 9:00 at Wilder St, please arrive 8:50 for prompt start)

We run Dynamic most but not every Sunday morning and normally go for breakfast afterwards. I confirm each week that it is happening. If next Sunday’s date is not shown above, please text me, Islam, on 07528 302221 to check. Sunday parking for Wilder Street / Hamilton House

>>> Osho Dynamic meditation starts at 9:00 am. Please be EARLY – 8:50, 9:00 is when we start the music. The cost is £5-00 as the room hire has gone up. We are there most but not all Sunday mornings. <<<

When we start the music, we close the doors so if you’re late, you can’t get in.

If by Friday the date at the top of this post  is not the Sunday ahead, then to check it’s happening, please ring Satyam on 07914 895394 or Islam on 07528 302221.

For location etc see the “Wilder St practical page” in the menu on the left.

Regular events (2) Ajara organises fortnightly satsangs (silent meditation with live music) and Osho videos. As these are held in private houses with limited space, they are not publicly advertised. But if you are interested in Osho and would like to come, please contact us to be put in touch with Ajara for an invitation

Click here to be on the mailing list for other events

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.

Want a good first introduction to Osho?

We suggest the compilation books Courage, Intimacy, Emotions, Intuition, Creativity, and Love, Freedom, Aloneness.

Savita’s excellent book of stories of life with Osho, and Svagito’s excellent book about Osho therapy, top of the list of books about, rather than by, Osho; see blogs posts below for details.

As for books by Osho – well, you choose!  Personally I think “My Way,  The Way of the White Clouds” is a good starting point. Osho outlines the framework of his system very clearly.

Love is another name for life, another name for existence, another name for god. Don’t condemn it, even if it exists on the lowest rung, because through condemnation you will not be able to transform it. Accept it as it is. Try to understand it. In that very understanding love starts changing: it starts going higher than lust. The more understanding grows, the higher love starts soaring. Love moves higher on the wings of understanding, on the wings of awareness, meditation.

Love plus meditation is equal to sannyas. Just make your love more and more meditative, wherever it is, and meditation will take it upwards. Meditation alone is without energy; love alone is without consciousness. They both need a co-operation, a deep co-operation.


This weekend meditation day AND celebration

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…..

Further events in 2011 are at St Michael’s Hall

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.


Saturday March 12 meditation day

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.

FREE Osho Active Meditation day Sunday January 23rd

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