Osho Celebration Croydon Hall

Osho Celebrations at Croydon Hall are a mixture of Osho meditations, some with live music by Presence,  lighthearted miniworkshops, and just hanging out and enjoying the gardens, the people and the food.

You can come for just part of the time.

The first meditation is normally around 4 or 5 pm on the first day, finishing at a similar time on the last day. But PLEASE CHECK  start and end times with Croydon Hall.

Path of Love Rafia + Turiya Croydon Hall

If you’ve never heard of the Path of Love, this is one of the most famous forms of therapy for meditation. It’s a big deal that it is happening in the UK, and not just once but twice this year, and not just anywhere in the UK, but at Croydon Hall.  In the strictest sense it is not an Osho event, but it’s too significant to miss off the list.

PLEASE CHECK START AND END TIMES WITH CROYDON HALL

Croydon Hall

Path of Love website

Next day of meditation with live music Saturday June 12 2010

The first live meditation day was wonderful! We plan to run them regularly. The next is on June 12th.

>>> When: Saturday Jun 12th 2010. Starting time is 9:45 for a prompt 10:00 start. (Doors will be open much earlier.)  We need to lock the doors when we start, so if you really can’t arrive by 9:45, please ring me beforehand. [See “Contact and About”]

>>> We will finish by 5:30

>>> Where: St Michael’s Hall, St Michaels Hill, Bristol, BS2 8BE (near Bristol Royal Infirmary.)
For a map see:
http://www.stmichaelsonthemount.bristol.sch.uk/Page%20-%20Contact%20Us.html

On this map, the entrance (people and cars) is by the letter “P” in “Park Ln”. There is free parking in the school grounds. Coming down Whiteladies Road > Park Row, turn left into Lower Church Lane, then left into Old Park Hill. Coming down St Michael’s Hill, turn right into Lower Church Lane, then Old Park Hill.

>>> Cost is £35. There is no early-bird discount.

>>> Please bring: packed lunch; a cushion to sit on;  a shawl or light blanket; and optionally a blindfold.

>>> If you’ve not been before, as well as stillness and silent sitting, Osho meditations involve movement and dance, so you need to wear loose comfortable clothes.

Osho Meditation Day with live music Sat March 27th

I’m delighted to announce a day of Osho meditations with live music by Surabhi and Presence.  It will be held in Bristol on March 27th.

Many of you will know Presence from the meditation events at Croydon Hall. They are a group of amazing sannyasin musicians with a real passion and gift for creating music for meditation.  We’ve very lucky to have them – it was one of those times when the planets align and at quite short notice we could fit people’s schedules together.

It’s very special to do meditations with live music, and an opportunity not to be missed to spend a whole day with Presence.

Where: St Michael’s Hall, near Bristol Royal Infirmary.
For a map see:
http://www.stmichaelsonthemount.bristol.sch.uk/Page%20-%20Contact%20Us.html

On this map, the entrance (people and cars) is by the letter “P” in “Park Ln”. There is free parking in the school grounds. Coming down Whiteladies Road > Park Row, turn left into Lower Church Lane, then left into Old Park Hill. Coming down St Michael’s Hill, turn right into Lower Church Lane, then Old Park Hill.

When: Saturday March 27 2010. Please be there by 9:30 am. We’ll start promptly at 10:00, and finish by 18:00

Cost: £30 on the day or £27-50 paid in advance. Please make cheques payable to Andrew White and on a separate piece of paper clearly write your name and phone number. For address see “Contact and About.”

Please bring: packed lunch; a cushion to sit on;  a shawl or light blanket; and optionally a blindfold.

If you’ve not been before, as well as stillness and silent sitting, Osho meditations involve movement and dance, so you need to wear loose comfortable clothes.

Any questions? For contact details, please see About.

If you want to be kept informed of future events, please enter your name on the mailing list (see Pages on left.)

Music is my contribution to [meditation]. Buddha would not have allowed it. On that point we would have quarreled. He would not have allowed music; he would have said that music is a disturbance. He would have insisted on pure silence, he would have said that is enough. But that is where we agree to disagree.

To me, music and meditation are two aspects of the same phenomenon. And without music, meditation lacks something; without music, meditation is a little dull, unalive. Without meditation, music is simply noise — harmonious, but noise. Without meditation, music is an entertainment. And without music, meditation becomes more and more negative, tends to be death-oriented.

Hence my insistence that music and meditation should go together. That adds a new dimension — to both. Both are enriched by it.

Music comes closest to meditation. Music is a way towards meditation and the most beautiful way. Meditation is the art of hearing the soundless sound, the art of hearing the music of silence — what the Zen people call the sound of one hand clapping. When you are utterly silent, not a single thought passes your mind, there is not even a ripple of any feeling in your heart. Then you start, for the first time, hearing silence.

Silence has a music of its own. It is not dead, it is very much alive, it is tremendously alive. In fact, nothing is more alive than silence.

Music helps you from the outside to fall in tune with the inner.

Osho, The Dhammapada: The Way of the Buddha, Vol 1

Welcome to this new website

Welcome to this new website.  I’d like it to be a point of reference for anyone in the Bristol area interested in Osho’s extraordinary work.  I also intend to organise some Osho meditation days and other events. It probably won’t be very active as a blog, but the blog format has lots of technical advantages.

So far there are two pages of information. There’s a (very selective) list of Osho-related meditation events in the area, and a pretty comprehensive travel guide to visiting the Osho meditation resort.

For contact details, please see About.

Jai Osho!

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