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 www.osho.com/library 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.