I first heard about Osho, then called Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, in the summer of 1978 when orange clad people started to appear in De Kosmos, a meditation center that I visited in Amsterdam. They called themselves sannyasins and I was immediately impressed by their quality of lightness and joy and the natural intimacy between them. I started to read Osho's books, actually transcripts of his daily talks in India, and what I read resonated in me with what I knew deep down to be true, and more valid for us as human beings than the values that dominate our culture of materialism and achievement. He invites us to change our thinking and the method for change is meditation. So I enrolled in a course to learn his active meditation techniques and later got involved in workshops and joined his commune. Now, more than 40 years later, I still enjoy doing his meditations and I am still inspired by his words. The project Laozi House is my way of sharing the inspiration that transformed my life of searching for meaning from lost to found. Below you will find an introduction to some of the meditations that I present daily. For more information you can either join the 7 pm meditations (for free), or look in the Osho website www.osho.com. There you can also find information about his many books. His message is not a philosophy. It is about your life and your potential for enlightenment, for being a light unto yourself.
OSHO Dynamic meditation. It lasts one hour and has five stages. It is usually done in the early morning. We do it occasionally, on request, at 7 am. "This meditation is a fast, intense and thorough way to break old, ingrained patterns in the bodymind that keep one imprisoned in the past, and to experience the freedom, the witnessing, silence and peace that are hidden behind these prison walls." (quote from www.osho.com).
OSHO Kundalini meditation. It is best done at sunset or in the late afternoon. It lasts one hour and has four stages. "Being fully immersed in the shaking and dancing of the first two stages helps to “melt” the rock-like being, wherever the energy flow has been repressed and blocked. Then that energy can flow, dance and be transformed into bliss and joy. (...) It is a highly effective way of unwinding and letting go at the end of the day." (quote from www.osho.com).
OSHO Nadabrahma meditation. "Nadabrahma is the humming meditation – through humming and hand movements conflicting parts of you start falling in tune, and you bring harmony to your whole being. Then, with body and mind totally together, you “slip out of their hold” and become a witness to both. This watching from the outside is what brings peace, silence and bliss." (quote from www.osho.com) It lasts one hour and has three stages.
Then there is the Evening meeting meditation, with life music and video recordings of OSHO talks, and a number of other one hour OSHO meditation techniques: Nataraj, Gourishankar, Mandala, No-Mind, No Dimensions, Laughter, Chakra sounds, Devavani. And many other techniques. Almost anything that makes you more aware, relaxed, a watcher, can be used. We also work as a meditation, in this picture I enjoy the Banana meditation :-)