Osho spent his whole life working to awaken as many individuals as possible through the practice of meditation. In addition to teaching the 112 ancient meditation techniques of the Vigyan Bhairava Tantra, Osho also devised new “active” meditation techniques designed specifically to overcome the complexities and busyness of the modern mind. But Osho has also said that the very core of meditation is witnessing.
Osho has said:
“Real meditation is not a technique. Real meditation is just relaxing, sitting silently, letting it happen, whatsoever it is. Allowing the whole anxiety to come up, to surface. And watching it, watching it. And doing nothing to change it. Witnessing it is real meditation.
In that witnessing your Buddhahood will become more and more powerful. Witnessing is the nourishment for your Buddhahood. And the more powerful your Buddhahood is, the less anxiety there is. The day your Buddhahood is complete, all anxiety is gone.”
-Osho, from The Perfect Master, V.1, Discourse #8
In this module we will explore Osho’s Witnessing meditation and the alchemy that happens in the fire of awareness. This module is part of A Course in Witnessing.
Here you will find audio programs which are approximately 2 hours in length. They are divided into two parts so that you can take a short break in between if you wish. The first part is a listening meditation and the second is a satsang meditation. You can begin the program with Amido giving the invocation.
The Listening Meditation is simply an invitation to remain here and now, to Be present, to be in silence. And the way to enter this silence is through right listening, samyak shravan. Here is what Osho has said about samyak shravan.
The Satsang Meditation is comprised of alternating periods of silence, music and Osho’s spoken word. The satsangs begin with one bell and end with three bells and is an opportunity to sink ever more deeply into stillness, into silence.
The satsangs give us an opportunity to explore witnessing. From this place of silence, with closed eyes, we watch, we witness whatever appears within our consciousness. It may be sensations in the body, it may be thoughts in the mind, and it may be feelings in the heart, all or any of these are allowed to reveal themselves without us judging and without analyzing. Our job is to discover the witness.
Below you will find the links to the files. You can either play the files by left clicking on the link or download them by “right clicking” and choosing “save file as.” Also included below are links for reading. Enjoy!
Here you can find all of the programs from the module Osho Alchemy and the Fire of Awareness.
MP3 audio files of the complete discourses can be downloaded from Osho.com or you can read the entire books online at the Osho Library.
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Witnessing is Not a Mental Activity (Ultimate Alchemy, V.1 #16, Q1)
Path of Will or Path of Surrender (Ultimate Alchemy, V.1 #16, Q2)
Witnessing is Not a Mental Activity – Satsang
Witnessing is Not a Mental Activity