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 Meditation Atlanta offers many opportunities to experience the “active” meditations of Osho. Here in our circle of meditation we will be focusing on awarefulness: sensing the body, watching the breath and witnessing the mind.
In this module we will be exploring Osho’s unique teaching of Zen and his emphasis on no-mind, all of which is included in Osho’s Witnessing meditation. This module is part of A Course in Witnessing.
Osho has said:
“Real meditation is Zen, Vipassana. Real meditation is nothing but to sit silently, doing nothing. Just doing nothing, sitting silently, that is real meditation. There is no other technique, no technique at all in it. No mantra has to be repeated. No prayer has to be done, no God’s name to be pronounced.
You simply sit . . . but that is the hardest thing to do in the world. Looks so simple!
When I say again and again:
And the Spring comes
And the grass grows by itself…
You think it is very easy: ‘We can sit and the spring will come and the grass will grow by itself.’ This is the hardest and the most difficult and the most arduous thing in the world: to sit silently, doing nothing. And this is the greatest meditation. […]
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
Osho Zen and the Mystery of No-Mind : A Course in Witnessing is made up of 24 programs, each one is approximately two hours in length. You can use them progressively from #1 – #24, or each one independently.
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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