Adele, Lady Gaga, and Aneesha’s workshop in April

This post is a quick word to explain how two links below by Moumina and Agni connect to Aneesha Dillon’s Osho Pulsation workshop which we are running in April.

The “body reading” these two links talk about is derived from the same Reichian source which Pulsation originally comes from. Body reading is diagnostic and for understanding, Pulsation is for release and healing.  And Moumina and Agni illustrate their points with Adele, Lady Gaga etc.

Either way, you are dealing with the core structural emotions that define our personalities. It can be shocking to realise that our lives are lived from an emotional script, and that far from being unique, the broad pattern of our emotions is predictable, often from a mere glance at the shape of our bodies.  But, it is so. Happily when those core emotions are finally reached in therapy (it may not happen at once) then a  deep doorway to healing and meditation opens that is truly beyond the personality. Aneesha’s workshop works with these structural emotions and is a step on that journey.

Aneesha’s Osho Pulsation emotional release workshop April 2018

Moumina and Agni Body Types Reading part 1

Moumina and Agni Body Types Reading part 2

Note. These last two articles refer to an old training course in 2011. There is a new training course in Body Types in Portugal in November 2018. Details here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1821306624852902/
and a Facebook event
https://www.facebook.com/events/383729562087596/ 

Right-mindfulness (3) – Beyond thought, beyond feeling

Copyright (c) Osho Foundation International. We really encourage you to explore the rich resources of meditations, books, videos and audio tapes of Osho, including this one, available for a very small cost from Osho.com.

Walk Without Feet, Fly Without Wings and Think Without Mind Chapter 9 

Part (1) of this question: Mindfulness is living without the mind

Part (2) of this question: You can’t practice love or compassion

Responses to Disciples Questions

And why is it called mindfulness? This is the translation of a Buddhist term sammasati. Samma means right – the translation is not very correct, cannot be. Samma is a very strange word, very significant, has many meanings; ‘right’ is only one of its meanings. Samma is the root from where samadhi arises; the word samadhi comes from samma.

Samma means many things. One: tranquility, silence, equanimity, balance, undisturbedness, undistractedness, centredness, groundedness – they are all aspects of samma. ‘Right’ is a very poor translation of samma.

And sati  – sammasati. Sati can mean mindfulness, can mean remembrance, can mean reflection, can mean recollectedness, can mean presence. All those meanings are involved in it. Mindfulness is only one of the meanings. It is a very potential and pregnant word—sammasati. It is the seventh step in Buddha’s eight steps – you are very close to reality. The eighth is samadhi.

The seventh is sammasati. You have come very, very close; you are just on the threshold of reality – it has to be very, very significant. When you are utterly present in the presence, when you don’t have any past and don’t have any future… when this cuckoo calling, this train passing, this dog barking, is all… when THIS is all and there is no that, when the word ‘here’ is your whole reality and there is no there, when now contains ALL time and there is no then… then you are in the state of sammasati.

That’s what I go on calling ‘here-now’ – that is sammasati. Then you are utterly present, absolutely present. When something is going on in your mind about the past, you are not here; a part of you is travelling towards the past, and a part of you is travelling towards the future – only a small fragment is here.

When ALL the parts of your being are here, when you are totally at home, nothing is missing, when you are integratedly here, then it is right-mindfulness. In that moment you will reflect reality – as it is, without any distraction, without any distortion. Because you don’t have any thought in the mind, how can you distort it? Thought distorts, thinking is destructive. It goes on imposing – it does not allow you to see that which is.

Right-mindfulness is a state of no-mind, no-thought!

And remember: it is also a state of no-feeling – otherwise, you may think it is a state of feeling. No, it is not – because feeling again creates ripples and the surface of the lake is disturbed, and again the moon is not reflected as it is.

Neither thought disturbs you, nor feeling.

These are the three states: one is thinking – the most disturbed state; second is feeling – less disturbed than thinking, but still disturbed; third is being – no disturbance at all. One is in the head, second is in the heart, third is in your guts. Right-mindfulness is a gut-state: no head, no heart. You are simply there undefined, undefinable.

Part (1) of this question: Mindfulness is living without the mind

Part (2) of this question: You can’t practice love or compassion

Right mindfulness (2) – You cannot cultivate love or compassion

Copyright (c) Osho Foundation International. We really encourage you to explore the rich resources of meditations, books, videos and audio tapes of Osho, including this one, available for a very small cost from Osho.com.

Part (1) of this question: Mindfulness is living without the mind

Part (3) of this question: Right mindfulness is beyond thoughts and feelings

Walk Without Feet, Fly Without Wings and Think Without Mind Chapter 9 

Responses to Disciples Questions

Osho: Sambuddha, you ask me:

Please explain ‘right-mindfulness’. If not a goal or something to practice, what is it? 

And, yes, it is not a practice. You cannot practice it, because practice brings goal! Practice is desire, practice is mind. And remember: whenever you practise something, you are imposing something against yourself, otherwise why practise it? Against whom are you practicing? When you practise truth, what will you do? You will repress the untruth – but the untruth will remain there, deep inside you, ready to explode any moment. It will go on accumulating.

When you practice love, what will you do? You will repress hatred. When you practice compassion, what will you do? You will repress anger. And all that is repressed will go on remaining in you, and all that is practiced will remain on the surface, and all that is rejected will go deep into your being. The rejected will become part of your being and the practiced will remain just a coating, a painting on the surface.

And remember: whenever you practice anything, you are angry at it. Naturally so – because all practicing divides you, makes you schizophrenic.

One part of you is trying to manipulate the other part. One part of you is trying to enforce some ideas on the other part. And the part that is trying to enforce is a very impotent part, but articulate – your head. It has no power, but it is very articulate, very clever, very cunning, very argumentative.

And the head goes on imposing on your body, on your heart, which are far more potential, far more powerful; they have energy sources, but they are not articulate, they are not argumentative – they are silent. And the head goes on pretending that it has practiced… and then a situation arises and all practice is thrown away – because the head has no energy.

You think for years that you will never be angry, then one day somebody insults you and in a single moment you have forgotten all that practice. And YOU ARE angry! By the time you come to know that you are angry, anger has already happened. You are burning, you are fire. From where does this fire come? And years of practice! That practice was just on the surface. Mind was pretending; because there was no situation provoking you, mind was able to pretend. Now the situation has arisen and mind is not able to pretend. The reality asserts itself.

That’s why down the ages, through the ages, the so-called religious people have been escaping from society, from life. Why? They are escaping from situations where their practice can be proved wrong; nothing else are they doing. Going to the Himalayas they are simply escaping from the world – because the world brings situations! And their so-called practice and their religion and their discipline is broken again and again. Somebody insults, or a beautiful woman passes by, and all their celibacy and all their brahmacharya and all their ideas are gone. A single beautiful woman is enough to destroy all their years of celibacy.

They escape from women, they escape from the world, they escape from money and the market – they know that they can be moral and religious and saintly only when there is no situation which provokes their reality. Then the mind can go on playing the game in a monastery. When there is no challenge, mind seems to be the master. When there is challenge, mind is no more a master.

Whatsoever you practice remains false. Never out of practice has anything real happened. Beware of this. The real happens only through understanding, not through practice. And what is the difference?

Understanding will say: Remain where situations arise, remain where challenges surround you. Be there where provocations and temptations exist. Test yourself there. Go into situations!

Understanding will say: If anger comes, then go into anger and see what it is. See yourself – don’t trust anybody else’s judgement about it. Go into it! Be burnt by it. Let it leave scars on your being – because one learns only through the hard way. Only your experience will tell you again and again and again that anger is stupid – not that it is a sin! It is simply stupid. And as the understanding grows deeper, anger will be coming less and less. One day… the understanding has touched your very core of being, the light has penetrated you. You have seen through and through that anger is futile: in that very moment anger has disappeared and there has not been any repression.

Remember this: repression is the pitfall for ALL those people who want to transform their lives – they have to avoid repression. Indulgence is not so bad, because indulgence can one day bring understanding, but repression can never bring understanding. How can you understand something which you go on repressing and you don’t look into? – you go on covering it, go on throwing it in the basement of your being.

And remember: the more you practice, the more you pretend, the more you are angry at your own practice. Your real parts, your guts are angry.

The intellectual young man was telling off his girlfriend. “Jane,” he remonstrated, “I don’t think you are the girl for me. My interests are in art, literature and in music. You are only concerned with sports, with gambling and with common activities that are altogether alien to me. In fact, to be blunt about it – you are downright uncouth!”

Uncouth!” she exploded. “Me?! What are you talking about? Uncouth? Didn’t I go along with you to them operas, them concerts, them lectures, and all that sort of shit?!”

That’s what will happen. You can go on practicing, but deep down you know that you are repressing, that you are rejecting, that you are denying some essential parts of your being. Right-mindfulness is the flavor of understanding, not the outcome of practice. Right-mindfulness is the fragrance – the fragrance of seeing into things deeply, the fragrance of insight.

Part (1) of this question: Mindfulness is living without the mind

Part (3) of this question: Right mindfulness is beyond thoughts and feelings

Right-mindfulness (1) – mindfulness is living without the mind

Copyright (c) Osho Foundation International. We really encourage you to explore the rich resources of meditations, books, videos and audio tapes of Osho, including this one, available for a very small cost from Osho.com.

Walk Without Feet, Fly Without Wings and Think Without Mind Chapter 9 

Part (2) of this question: You can’t practice love or compassion

Part (3) of this question: Right mindfulness is beyond thoughts and feelings

Responses to Disciples Questions

Questioner: Please explain ‘right-mindfulness’. If not a goal or something to practice, what is it? 

Osho: Sambuddha, right-mindfulness is a strange word.

First: there is no mind in it – hence it is called ‘right-mindfulness’. Secondly, there is nothing right and wrong in it – hence it is called right-mindfulness. This is a Buddhist way of saying things.

It can’t be a goal, because when there is a goal you are always in the wrong. Why are you in the wrong when there is a goal? Because when there is a goal there is desire, when there is desire you are unhappy, discontented. When there is desire, there is anxiety – whether you will be able to make it or not? Will it be possible or not?

When there is desire there is future, and with the future anxiety enters into your being. With the desire you have lost contact with the present.

Right-mindfulness is not a goal, cannot be a goal – because when all desires disappear and all goals disappear and you are here-now… that is the moment of right-mindfulness.

Why is it called ‘right’? It is called right be-cause it knows no division between right and wrong.

Nothing is wrong! And nothing is right. All judgements have disappeared. One is utterly innocent.

When you see a rose flower, does the idea arise in you: “It is right, it is wrong”? When you see the morning star disappearing, does the idea arise in you: “Is it right or is it wrong?” When you start looking at life with no judgement, with no prejudice, then you are in the state of right-mindfulness.

Jesus has said: Judge ye not. Jesus has also said: Resist not evil – not even evil has to be resisted, then arises right-mindfulness. When you are neither moral nor immoral, when you are amoral like trees and animals and birds and beasts, when you are like a small innocent child who has just opened his eyes, with no ideas… then, in that silence, in that purity, it is right-mindfulness.

Why is it called right? It is called right be-cause now it knows nothing as right and wrong – it knows no division, it is indivisible. The acceptance is total! – that’s why it is called right. You have fallen into the suchness of existence. You are no longer standing there like a judge.

Judging is wrong. To be in a state of non-judgement is right. Right, NOT against wrong right because all wrong and right have disappeared. You have no opinion. You don’t carry a philosophy in the mind.

You are simply a mirror! 

When you come before the mirror, the mirror does not say, “You are beautiful, you are ugly” – it simply reflects. It reflects without condemnation, without appreciation – it reflects choicelessly. It just reflects.

When your consciousness has become a mirror and simply reflects whatsoever is the case, it is right-mindfulness. That mirror-like quality….

And it is not a goal, because every goal will bring dust on the mirror. Every goal will stir desires, and desires surround your mirror like mist – then reflection is not true, then suchness is not reflected.

When you have some idea, you cannot be true to reality. You distort reality according to your idea.

You try to mold reality according to your idea. You are to modify reality. You go on looking for your idea. You are searching for support: you would like reality to support your idea, you would like reality to agree with you – -and then you distort. Then you start seeing things which are not there, and you stop seeing things which ARE there. Then you start living in a mind-world.

To live in the mind is wrong. To live without mind is right, because without mind, the consciousness exists in its purity, mirror-like – it simply reflects. It says nothing! It has no interpretation.

It interprets not.

Part (2) of this question: You can’t practice love or compassion

Part (3) of this question: Right mindfulness is beyond thoughts and feelings

 

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

Parking: https://www.osho-meditation-bristol.co.uk/directions-to-dmac-coexist-hamilton-house/

Bookings / questions: Islam 07528 302221 islam@livenowlovenowhealnow.co.uk

Satyam: 07914 895394  satyam.makoieva@gmail.com  

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: www.family-constellation.net

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 Bellsmedia.com . (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:   http://www.bellsmedia.com/shop/products.php?StoriesOsho&cPath=43 or if that doesn’t work, go to www.bellsmedia.com 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: www.osho.com/library – the most important link on the internet.

Sun May 27 – Yes, Dynamic Meditation today. (When on, 8:50 at Wilder St, for prompt 9:00 start)

The venue for dynamic is NOT Hamilton House, it is a few hundred yards away at Wilder Studios.

Wilder Studios are  the corner of Wilder St and Upper York St.
(Wilder St Studio, 27-29 Wilder St, Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS2 8QA)
 

It is NOT-! Hamilton-!! House-!!! It is not NEXT to Hamilton House!

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 

>>> Osho Dynamic meditation starts at 9:00 am. Please be EARLY – 8:50, 9:00 is when we start the music and then entry is not possible. The cost is £5-00. 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 www.osho.com/library. 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.

Osho