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 in The Book of Secrets, 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.
In this module we will explore Osho’s Witnessing meditation and the 112 meditation techniques of Vigyan Bhairava Tantra described in the Osho discourse series The Book of Secrets. This module is part of A Course in Witnessing.
“Watch your mind. Don’t do anything – no repetition of mantra, no repetition of the name of God – just watch whatever the mind is doing. Don’t disturb it, don’t prevent it, don’t repress it; don’t do anything at all on your part. You just be a watcher, and the miracle of watching is meditation. As you watch, slowly mind becomes empty of thoughts; but you are not falling asleep, you are becoming more alert, more aware.
“As the mind becomes completely empty, your whole energy becomes a flame of awakening. This flame is the result of meditation. So you can say meditation is another name of watching, witnessing, observing – without any judgment, without any evaluation. Just by watching, you immediately get out of the mind.”
-Osho, from The Invitation, Discourse #21
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.
Albert Blackburn has said about this kind of listening, “There has to be a listening, not you listening, there has to be a listening without ‘you’ in the picture. And when there is that listening, then what is heard is not being interpreted, it is not being analyzed, and it is not being filtered through your conditioning. In that, there’s a holistic understanding which affects you at a deep level, and changes your life, and brings about this inner revolution.”
And here is what Osho says about Right Listening:
The Satsang Meditation is comprised of alternating periods of silence, music and Osho’s spoken word. The satsangs always begin with silence and end with three bells.The Satsang Meditation is an opportunity to sink ever more deeply into stillness, into silence.
The satsangs based on The Book of Secrets give us an opportunity to experiment and explore ever more deeply the techniques that Osho guides us into.
The alternate 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 pages from which you can access 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!
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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